The tagline goes, ‘the best a man can get‘… Well there’s a reason Gillette are synonymous with the closest, smoothest shave possible and the new Fusion Proshield release only further cements Gillette’s standing as the number one brand.

Shaving isn’t supposed to hurt, but with every stroke your razor is wiping away shave gel and leaving your skin at the mercy of the blades. The average man used a shocking 120 re-strokes during their shaving routine. But with the gel being removed after the initial 50, it leaves your skin exposed.

Building on the coveted release of the Fusion Proglide and Proshield, Gillette’s new Chill razor incorporates the former’s flexball technology and dual lubra-strips.

The holy trinity of shaving. Back: Fusion Proglide; Middle: Fusion Prosheild; Front: Fusion Proshield Chill

Old habits are hard to break, so the idea behind the Fusion Proshield and theFusion Proshield Chill was to create a razor that worked with a man’s natural habits. The difference with the new Fusion ProShield Chill is that it also features new Cooling Technology, providing a refreshing feeling during the shave, helping calm the skin.

A close shave

Shaving with the Chill is a dream. After prepping the skin with the Gillette Fusion Proglide shave gel, the razor glides effortless over the skin and even as the gel is wiped away, the dual lubra-strip works double-time to treat the skin with every stroke. Offering lubrication BEFORE and AFTER the stroke helps shield your face from irritation. It leaves you with a smooth and super close shave.

Gillette’s industry-leading blades cut through the hairs with ease leaving a sharp finish, but there’s also an Precision Trimmer blade on the back of the razor which is great for edging and lining in your beard.

The Gillette Fusion Proshield Chill is available now and can also be purchased as part of a Gillette Club subscription.

This featured review is a paid-for ad as part of my Art of Chill series with Gillette. Find out more and watch the videos here.


Written by Neil Thornton
London-based coffee drinker. Editor by day, blogger by whatever time he finds spare.