Gillette Mach3 Base Cartridges 12 Count (packaging may vary)

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The razor that raised the blade count to three, the original MACH3, continues its legacy of close shaves. Its 3-Blade technology offers a comfortable shave, along with the longevity that comes only with razor blade refills. Its Comfort Guard includes five Microfins to bring you a close, comfortable shave, while the Indicator Lubricating Strip fades to white to show when you are no longer getting an optimal shave. Still a trusted choice, the MACH3 continues to give men around the world a great start to their day.

Features & Benefits

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Advanced 3-Blade Technology
Three High-Definition Blades for glide and comfort.

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Flexible Comfort Guard
Features five Microfins for a close shave.

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Indicator Lubricating Strip
Fades to white when you’re no longer getting an optimal shave.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the difference between a Gillette two-bladed disposable and a Gillette MACH3 razor?
The two-bladed Sensor disposable razor features a two-blade array combined with the control and maneuverability of an ergonomically designed handle to give you precision and convenience. However, the Gillette MACH3 has three blades progressively positioned to cut hair gradually closer. So, for every stroke you take, it takes three.

What’s the difference between a Gillette MACH3 and a Fusion?
The Gillette MACH3 has three blades progressively positioned to cut hair gradually closer, so, for every stroke you take, it takes three. However, the 5-Blade Shaving Surface Technology of Fusion has progressive blade geometry and a Flexible Comfort Guard for a more comfortable shave.

What are Microfins and what do they do?
The Gillette MACH3 razor features ultra-soft skin guards, consisting of five thinner, more flexible Microfins. These Microfins precede the blades and smooth out the skin before the first blade cuts the first hair. So you get a close, comfortable shave.

What does a Lubrastrip do?
A Lubrastrip is a thin strip that sits at the top of your razor, releasing lubricants over time, providing a great glide. When you are no longer getting an optimal shave, the Lubrastrip fades to white, indicating that it might be time to change the blade.

Make sure you’re always stocked up on Gillette Mach3 refill cartridges. The Mach3 combines Gillette’s 3 Blade Shaving Technology with antifriction blades that gently glide over your face. Its pivoting razor head with 10 Microfins follow every contour on your face for comfort and closeness. A lubricating strip on the razor head gradually fades to white, to indicate when you are no longer getting an optimal shave.

Additional Product Features

Gillette Mach3 Turbo Cartridges - Indicator Lubricating Strip / DLC Comfort Edges / 3 Blades

Get up to 5 weeks of Comfortable Shaves with one ProGlide Cartridge (based on days' use per cartridge)

Cartridge Comparison Chart

Razor Comparison Chart

Razor FeaturesFusion ProGlide Power CartridgeGillette Fusion ProGlide Manual CartridgeGillette Fusion ProGlide Manual CartridgeMach3 CartridgeReengineered Low Cutting Force Blades
Thinner, finer edges* and Gillette’s most advanced low-resistance coating enabling, the blades to cut effortlessly through hair with less tug and pull**.


XAdvanced 5-Blade Technology
5-Blade Shaving Technology with blades spaced closer together to help reduce pressure—for a close, comfortable shave.X
Advanced 3-Blade Technology
3 blades for glide and comfort.
XInnovative Microcomb
Helps guide stubble to the blades.X
Streamlined Comfort Guard
Channels excess shave prep to help maintain optimal blade contact.XXFlexible Comfort Guard
Features 15 Microfins follow the contours of your face for a comfortably close shave.
XComfort Guard
Features 10 Microfins for a closer shave.

XEnlarged Lubrastrip®
Larger than before, infused with mineral oil and lubricating polymers, enabling the razor to move smoothly over skin.XX
Indicator Lubrication Strip
Fades to white when you are no longer getting an optimal shave.

XXImproved Precision Trimmer
An enhanced blade with anti-clogging rinse slots.XXPrecision Trimmer
For those tricky spots like sideburns, under the nose, and around facial hair.XBlade Stabilizer
to maintain optimal blade spacing for comfort, while allowing the blades to adjust to the contours of a man’s face.XX

*First four blades vs. Fusion.
**vs. Fusion® Manual.


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Product FAQs

How long will the Gillette Mach3 cartridge last?
How long a razor cartridge lasts varies from person to person, as it is dependent on many variables such as beard toughness and thickness, beard preparation, shaving habits, and skin sensitivity. The Gillette Mach3 Cartridges have an Indicator® lubricating strip that will provide you with a visual cue — it fades to white — when shave conditions have been reduced. When this happens, you may want to consider changing the blade on your razor.
Will the Gillette Mach3 cartridge fit any other razors on the market?
The Gillette Mach3 cartridge features a razor blade that fits on any Gillette Mach3 Power, Mach3 Turbo, or Mach3 handle. All Mach cartridges fit any Mach handle. 


Shaving FAQs

Is it better to use hot, cold, or warm water to shave?
Warm water is best for hydrating beard hair. Soaking in warm water softens hair and causes it to expand, making it 70% easier to cut.

What is the best way to avoid razor burn?
If the skin is not properly prepared before shaving or if the blade on your razor is dull, you are more likely to end up with razor burn. Make sure to hydrate hair in warm water for up to three minutes and apply plenty of shave gel. Also, consider changing the blade on your razor at the first sign of dullness or discomfort.

Is it okay to let my girlfriend or wife borrow my men’s razor?
For both hygiene and performance, it’s not a good idea to share your razor with your partner. Women have a much larger area to shave and you may find that after only a few shaves, your blade has dulled considerably; increasing the likelihood of nicks and cuts. Tell her to try a razor specifically designed for the way a woman shaves, such as Gillette Venus® Embrace®.

Does shaving make your hair grow back thicker?
Scientists at Gillette have conducted extensive testing on the effects shaving has on both male and female hair growth, texture, and color. This testing has proven that shaving does not affect hair growth, color, or texture. Shaving does, however, alter the tip shape of the regrown hair, which may initially change the way hair feels as it grows back. But if hair is left to regrow completely, it will return to its former state.

In what direction should I shave to achieve Gillette’s best shave?
Men’s facial hair tends to grow in different directions. Start by shaving with light, gentle strokes with the grain. Then, if necessary, go against the grain for a close shave.

What is the difference between disposable and refillable razors?
The entire razor is discarded when you are through with a disposable razor. With a refillable razor, only the blade cartridge is replaced. Refillable razors like Gillette Fusion ProGlide and Gillette Fusion incorporate more advanced blade technology and ergonomics vs. most disposables for great control and a close comfortable shave.

What are the differences between single, double, triple and 5-blade razors? Which is best?
Gillette’s research has demonstrated that single blade technology, which has been applied since 1901, is demonstrably inferior to twin blade shaving systems such as Sensor Excel®, and even more so to 5-blade systems such as Gillette Fusion ProGlide. But the number of blades alone does not ensure a superior shave. The 5-blade shaving surface of Fusion ProGlide Manual and Fusion ProGlide Power features progressive blade alignment, an advanced blade coating process and a flexible comfort guard, which collectively provide Gillette’s most comfortable shave.

How do I avoid nicks and cuts, particularly above my upper lip?
The area above the upper lip is tricky for many men. To help avoid nicks and cuts, always leave it for last. Apply plenty of shave gel and allow this area to soak up as much lather as possible. When shaving, don’t apply too much pressure.

Product Features

  • 3 high definition razor blades for glide and comfort
  • Comfort Guard features 5 Microfins for a closer shave
  • Indicator Lubrication Strip fades to white when you are no longer getting an optimal shave
  • Lasts 2X longer than a disposable (vs. Gillette 2-bladed disposable razors, comparing average number of shaves reported by consumers in 2010-2011 national surveys)

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3 thoughts on “Gillette Mach3 Base Cartridges 12 Count (packaging may vary)

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