Followup: The shaving-cream solution

Last week I posted about the way companies change packaging to make you think you’re getting more than you’re actually getting in their products. One example I used was a Gillette shaving cream product that doesn’t dispense 13% of what you pay for.

I wrote to Gillette about this and received the following “instructions” as a response.


• Make sure the container is in an upright position and held at a slight angle.

• To increase the product’s flow, rinse the nozzle well with warm water and try spraying again. Press down on the nozzle intermittently to reactivate the spray.

• To slow the product’s flow, reposition your finger tip so it rests on the last one or two treads of the pad. Because of the advanced technology, only a small amount of pressure is needed to dispense the product.

I hope this is helpful.

Thanks again for taking the time to write.