I tested four store-bought shaving razors including Gillette and Dollar Tree – the winner is better than the big brand

Safety razors are essential to millions of homes – but it can be difficult to know which ones are best and worth the price.

razor Devices specifically designed for shaving are said to date back to the 16th century, when straight blades were first used.

The US broadcaster Sun tested four major brands sold in department stores


The US broadcaster Sun tested four major brands sold in department storesCredit: Anthony Russo

But since the 1970s, companies have switched to cartridge razors, which are not only easier to use, but also reduce skin irritation with most razors.

The most popular brands today include Gillette, Harry’s and Dollar Shave Club.

The US Sun has tested all of these as well as an inexpensive option below money tree to see which one works best for you bang for your buck.

We bought all brands locally Goal for $9.99, except for the copy sold at Dollar Tree.

Below we’ve ranked the four from worst to best – considering comfort, performance and value for money Money.

4. Dollar Tree

Dollar Tree's was by far the cheapest - and could be a good option for thicker hair that's not on the face


Dollar Tree’s was by far the cheapest – and could be a good option for thicker hair that’s not on the faceCredit: The US Sun/Anthony Russo
  • Score: 11 out of 30
  • Cost: $1.25

Dollar Tree’s personal care products can often make or break — and the razors have had mixed results.

The handle is made of rubber and plastic, which makes it feel cheap.

I wasn’t comfortable and felt like a cut just waiting to be passed.

However, you may have better success against thicker hair that is not on the face.

It’s hard to complain when you’re only spending about 42 cents a razor – but I wouldn’t buy it regularly.

Dollar Tree razors receive a one for comfort, a five for performance and a three for overall value.


Gillette has the thinnest and fastest blade for your skin.


Gillette has the thinnest and fastest blade for your skin.Credit: The US Sun/Anthony Russo
  • Score: 20 out of 30
  • Cost: $9.99

When it comes to shaving, Gillette is probably the most well-known household brand today.

Finally, at the beginning of the 20th century, the world’s first safety razor was developed.

When it comes to the budget safety razor, there’s a lot to like as like everyone else except Dollar Tree on this list, it comes with a razor and two cartridges.

What stood out the most compared to others was how quickly it could move through tight areas where your facial hair might be thinner, such as your face. B. over the lip or the tips of the sideburns.

In addition, the blade ensures a comfortable and gentle shaving experience.

But don’t be too reckless because I overdid it and cut myself.

The blade is also the easiest to clean.

However, due to the thin blade, it is a bit difficult to get over thicker hair.

Gillette’s dual-cartridge razor gets an eight for comfort, six for performance and a six for value for money.

But keep this in mind if you’re willing to spend a little more: Target sells premium Gillette options that can range from $11 to $18 depending on your needs.

2. Harry’s

Harry's blade works best on thicker hair


Harry’s blade works best on thicker hairCredit: The US Sun/Anthony Russo
  • Score: 22 out of 30
  • Cost: $9.99

Some may know Harry’s for its variety of personal care products, from deodorant to hair gel.

However, cartridge razors are also manufactured.

Harry’s offers the widest blade on this list and is better for thicker hair compared to Gillette.

The only downside is that the blade is a bit too big and sometimes difficult to position.

Despite this, it still offers a smooth shaving experience.

Harry’s receives an 8 for comfort, a 7 for performance and a 7 for overall.

1. Dollar Shave Club

Dollar Shave Club has a slight advantage over Harry's


Dollar Shave Club has a slight advantage over Harry’sCredit: The US Sun/Anthony Russo
  • Score: 23 out of 30
  • Cost: $9.99

Choosing a winner between the top two brands on our list was a tough one – but according to The US Sun, Dollar Shave Club takes first prize.

Like Harry’s, Dollar Shave Club has only been around for a little over a decade.

But the two companies’ popularity has exploded online and in department stores.

When it comes to performance, the two are very similar and it’s hard to give one an edge over the other.

But Dollar Shave Club gets its popularity because its blade is the perfect size for both wide and narrow areas of the face, and it’s easier to trim hair in specific areas compared to Harry’s.

The only caveat is that Dollar Tree blades can be difficult to attach to the razor handle.

To start, Dollar Shave Club is offering a great deal online for a starter kit that includes six cartridges and a handle.

If not, like the others, Target can also buy a pack of two cartridges and a razor for $10.

Dollar Shave Club receives an 8 for comfort, an 8 for performance, and a 7 for overall value.


Dollar Shave Club tops Harry's in our latest Bang for Your Buck.


Dollar Shave Club tops Harry’s in our latest Bang for Your Buck.

Aside from the Dollar Tree razor, you can argue that any of the other options are worth buying.

Most options should give you a comfortable shaving experience at a reasonable price.

It depends on whether you prefer thicker or thinner blades.

However, as always, be sure to compare prices as other retailers may be selling items cheaper.

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Zack Zwiezen

Zack Zwiezen is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Zack Zwiezen joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing zackzwiezen@ustimespost.com.

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