When I started The Regimen, I was using the Gillette Sensor Excel. It worked quite well, but The Regimen became increasingly irritating, so I figured I would try a different razor to reduce irritation on my skin. The Gillette Trac II Plus is a decent razor, but does not offer a very close shave, especially on the upper lip and neck. This produces a lot of irritation, since you have to go over the same area numerous times. Hair also sticks to the blade a lot. Despite these problems, I'll continue to use this razor, hoping my skin will adjust to it. It seems to me that Dan recommends products based on his own experience. He really needs to understand that everyone has different skin with different levels of sensitivity.