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Athena Club vs. Venus: Which Razor is Right for You?

Caroline Levere
ByCaroline LevereAug 22, 2023


I’ll admit, I’ve never been great at shaving. I didn’t have any older sisters to learn from, and my mom wasn’t the best teacher. It took me years to master using shaving cream, and I often would use my Schick Intuition razor, because it had a built-in soap block. I would constantly nick myself shaving or change out my razor depending on the body part being used (no joke, I had 3 razors in my shower at once). Shaving was not an activity I looked forward to. However, all this changed when I tried Athena Club

Looking to make the switch? Wondering which razor is right for you? Let’s break it down:

Athena Club vs. Venus

If you prefer a smoother shave: Athena Club

I had read Athena Club’s website and multiple reviews claiming it was the silkiest, smoothest shave out there. Honestly, I had my doubts - what could make one razor shave so much better than another? Well, let me tell you how wrong I was - this shave was notably smoother than with my venus razor.

The blades are cushioned with skin guards and shea butter, and it glided so easily and precisely over my skin that I didn’t have to shave the same area twice. The shaving cream, or cloud shaving foam as they call it, is just that: a cloud foam. I cannot emphasize enough how much I loved the shaving cream; a little goes a long way, although I frequently found myself using too much because it was just such a soft and luxurious feeling. Plus, happy to report zero cuts in my first few weeks of use.

If you want to shave multiple body parts: Athena Club

I have had multiple razors in the past for different body areas. My ultimate test for my Athena Club razor was using it to shave all body parts - could I really have one razor instead of 2-3? Yes, yes I could. The thinner blade area combined with the rubber handle made the razor easy to maneuver to hit all body parts. I do occasionally miss the trimmer on my other razor, but I prefer Athena overall. 

If you prefer to buy in person: Venus

Athena Club’s razors can only be purchased online and come with a subscription for blade refills. Venus, on the other hand, can be purchased with a subscription online from Venus or Amazon, or you can run to your local drugstore to pick-up. Some people value the in-person shopping experience, so Venus is definitely the right choice here. 

If design matters: Athena Club

I enjoy the clean, simple look of the razor (all one color with a metallic magnetic strip on top). The razor comes in 6 colors: white, black, sky blue, royal blue, coral, and light pink. Plus, it comes with a matching magnetic hook for storage, which I am happy to say has actually worked (and looks great in the shower). I honestly smile a little when I see the razor hanging in my shower because I love how it looks (plus, it looks great with the design of the other Athena Club products).