The 5 blades with gel / moisture band shave very well and thoroughly. Even with something stronger hair growth shave safely. The gel / moisture band increases the lubricity by previous, slightly wetting the skin. This band has its place. For very dry skin, the lubricating effect is somewhat reduced because the dry skin absorbs a portion of the gel immediately. However, the 5 blades work anyway. The blades are inserted in a sliding frame, which ensures a spacing from the skin. The skin lesions are therefore extremely minimized. There is also no skin irritation. If the gel / moisture band up, you can achieve the sliding action with shaving foam or gel. The snap-in mechanism for the Venus razor has always worked perfectly and safely.
Cleaning is also to accomplish good because eventually jammed hair into the blade can be easily rinsed out from the back.
Certainly, there is here a high-priced product, but also of a very good quality and reliability.