Gillette Launches New Sensitive Blade

Why Bolin Webb use Gillette Blades

We often get asked why we don’t make our own blades, the answer is simple, we want to offer our customers the best possible experience. When a brand such as Gillette is already used by millions of customers across the globe, is readily available in over 200 countries and has invested over $1bn to date in research and development of their cartridges – we felt it would be like shaving against the grain to top the ease of access and quality of shave provided by Gillette. We are a brand led by quality and great design and we feel that Gillette is the perfect partner for our award-winning razor handles.

Did you know?

Did you know that more than 2 out of 3 men are reported to suffer from shaving related skin irritation, which includes razor burn, stinging, redness or even razor bumps?

The introduction of Gillette’s new SkinGuard razor cartridge addresses a real problem for millions of men – and is representative of Gillette’s commitment to ensuring every man has access to a shave that feels as good as it looks, and helps him look, feel and be his best.

What is Gillette SkinGuard

The Gillette SkinGuard razor cartridge is a low resistance two-blade cartridge featuring a SkinGuard guard bar to help protect skin from nicks and cuts.

How does it work?

The first blade slices through the hair and the second blade provides a smooth finish whilst the SkinGuard smooths the skin and provides even distribution of pressure to the blades. Stubble is channelled for a cleaner cut. The cartridge is also fitted with front and rear lubrication strips which shields the skin from irritation.

About Bolin Webb Razors

Please take your time to browse our multi-award winning razor collections. Designed and built in Britain our design-led razor handles and accessories are crafted to bring pleasure to your grooming routine. Our automotive inspired razors handles are cast from zinc alloy then hand finished in a number of supercar standard paint finishes.

Can I use it with my Bolin Webb razor?

Gillette SkinGuard blades work on all X1 razors however they are not supported by the R1 range. If you own an R1 razor – Gillette do stock a Mach3 Sensitive with enhanced lubrication strip. We would also recommend reading our tips for shaving with sensitive skin.

“I had my first shave with the X1 (in combination with Gillette’s™️ new Skinguard blades), and it handles excellently – no nicks, no cuts, and a super close shave.”

Further information

We hope this simple guide has helped but if you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask, our team is available via the website chat function below, by phone 9am-5pm GMT, Monday to Friday on 01572 868005, or by email at We are always happy to help.

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