Women’s Razors Compared

Canstar Blue’s latest women’s razors review has seen Gillette, ALDI, Schick, Bic, Woolworths Select and Coles compared and rated on their effectiveness, quality, comfort, design, packaging appeal, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Aussies have rated Gillette best in Canstar Blue’s women’s razors review for the second year in a row! It received five stars for quality, effectiveness, comfort, design, packaging appeal and overall satisfaction.

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Gillette glides into first place in women’s razors ratings for 2nd year

From solving hairy problems, to creating that glorious feeling that comes from freshly shaven skin-to-sheet contact, razors are a beauty essential we constantly need to stock up on.  So, which brands are helping to shave the day one strand at a time? That’s a question we sought to answer by asking the people who know best – the lovely ladies of Australia.

This year, we surveyed more than 500 consumers on the razor(s) or razor heads they have purchased and used in the last six months. Respondents rated and compared brands on their effectiveness, quality, comfort, design, packaging appeal, value for money and overall satisfaction. Those that met the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses are included in the results.

Gillette continues to lead with a smooth five-star victory in six out of seven research categories ─ including overall satisfaction.

Best Women’s Razors

Best Gillette women's razor

Here are the best women’s razors in Australia, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s 2021 review:

  1. Gillette
  2. ALDI
  3. Schick
  4. Bic
  5. Woolworths Select
  6. Coles

Gillette topped our women’s razors ratings for the second year in a row, being the only brand to receive a five-star review for overall satisfaction. ALDI, Schick and Bic followed closely behind on four stars, while supermarket brands Woolworths Select and Coles rounded up the scores on three stars.

ALDI got the edge when it came to giving bang for buck, earning full marks in the value for money category. Schick also impressed in terms of comfort and packaging appeal, receiving five stars.

About the Winner – Gillette

Gillette women's razors review

Gillette is one of the most recognisable names when it comes to shaving, offering ranges marketed to both men (Gillette) and women (Gillette Venus). Gillette Venus offers a variety of razor products, such as built-in shave gel razors, disposable razors, razor refills, refillable razors, shaving gels and more. Some items are uniquely designed to suit specific skin types and different body parts, such as the Deluxe Smooth Sensitive RoseGold and the new Pubic Hair & Skin Razor.

Gillette has several options to choose from such as Simply Venus, Venus ComfortGlide, Venus Embrace, Venus Original, Venus Smooth, Venus Smooth Sensitive and Venus Swirl. Some products include:

  • Gillette Simply Venus 2 Disposable Razors: $2.99*
  • Gillette Venus Original Razor: $7.99*
  • Gillette Venus ComfortGlide White Tea Disposables: $9.49*
  • Gillette Venus Deluxe Smooth Sensitive Razor: $15.99*

Gillette rated best in the majority of categories, including quality, effectiveness, comfort, design, packaging appeal and overall satisfaction. The only exception was value for money, where it got three stars.

Aussie women’s shaving habits

Aussies aren’t necessarily plucking out any ol’ brand when choosing the best razor or razor heads. Our survey found that a third of respondents (31%) always stick to the same brand, with a similar number of people going out to buy razors that provide extra protection for sensitive skin (26%).

The majority of adults have tried multiple brands (49%) and worked their way through different types of razors (43%). While only a handful usually grab the largest packet (17%), nearly two-fifths (38%) generally stick to whatever is the cheapest option on the shelves.

About the author of this page

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.

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*Prices are taken from Woolworths, Chemist Warehouse and Priceline, correct as of July 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from female customers within the survey group who have purchased and used a razor(s) or razor heads in the last six months – in this case, 527 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

Here is the past winner of Canstar Blue’s women’s razors review:

  • 2020: Gillette

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