Like most women, maintaining a hair free body doesn’t come without its woes. Sure there are many methods to remove unwanted hair, whether it be waxing, threading, sugar, lasers, depilatory creams or (yikes!) epilators. They all carry with them great debates among our gender as to why they love it, hate it and even the odd horror story of times they’ve gone awry. The one that continues to top the list of ease and popularity is the good old shaving method.
Over the years, I have teeter-tottered between waxing and shaving. Sure, waxing offers a longer duration of being hair-free but can be uncomfortable and for some, the cost of regular waxing just isn’t in the budget. Shaving offers us a quick fix, but finding the right razor can be a daunting task and with the wrong one, can leave your skin irritated and full of unsightly nicks.
About a month or so ago, I received a little care package from the people at Schick asking me to check out their newest razor, the Hydro Silk. I’m familiar with the brand and in fact, have been quite pleased with their Intuition razor for some time. I decided to give it a whirl for a month and really test it out before sharing my thoughts.
First, a bit about the razor:
Schick Hydro Silk
Number of Blades:
Five Curve-Sensing blades with skin guards to help protect skin from irritation
Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum
The ease of this razor is evident the minute you start using it. It glides easily over the curves of the body without any worry of causing any nicks. I’m normally so nervous around the ankles and behind the knee, but felt safe and secure going over these areas without a doubt.
When I first used the razor, I wasn’t sure how I would like the built in serum strips. In the past, other razors who have claimed something similar to this, have ended up being a gooey mess. The Hydro Silk proved me wrong. As soon as I ran the razor under the water stream and started shaving my legs, I could immediately feel the difference. Because I normally use the Intuition (which has a built in soap), I don’t have any shaving cream and so I’m not sure if this is a necessary need with the Hydro Silk. To be perfectly honest, I don’t think you need to. My skin is extremely dry during the cooler season and just using the razor alone nourished my skin all day with the moisturizing serum strips. I even went without my usual body cream on my legs to see how long it would last. Sure enough, my skin was still soft and (most importantly) smooth at the end of the day.
One cartridge was good (including the serum) for 3 weeks. Depending on how often you shave, you can get a good 2-4 weeks out of them.
All in all, this razor is replacing my old one. I’m extremely happy with the results and impressed with the technology Schick has used to create such a solid product. So if you’re a shaver and in the market for a new razor, definitely give this a try. I stand here with both thumbs way up!
***Please note that I only write reviews for things sent to me if I really like them. The company has not paid me in any way to write a positive review.