Product Review: Schick Hydro Silk Razor

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

The new Schick Hydro Silk Razor goes beyond the basics to deliver women a shaving experience which gives women silky smooth, hairless skin and the confidence that comes from a great shave. This breakthrough in women’s shaving is a combination of technology delivering:
  • Hydrating Water-Activated Moisturizing Serum, unique to the Women’s Shaving Category
  • Completely NEW 5 Curve-Sensing Blades technology and architecture for women
  • Patented Skin Guard features to reduce skin irritation
  • A Cartridge designed exclusively for women’s contours
  • Ergonomic handle with a soft rubber grip
 I don't have much to say by way of introduction, so let's just hop right into the review:

This comes in a typical box, and the contents within it are sealed to prevent damage to the razor. It also comes with an extra razor head - yay :)

The razor itself has an easy-grip handle, and the little strips above and below the razor blades contain a moisturising serum containing marine extracts and shea butter, that is meant to keep the skin hydrated and lessen the irritation from shaving. The strips are activated when they react with water, so they recommend that this be used in the shower. Schick claims that these strips last much longer than standard lubrication strips, but since I haven't used the razor that long, I can't confirm or deny this.
My favourite thing about this product was that it comes with a little suction holder that you can stick to the shower wall - it makes storage and shaving so much more convenient for me!

So I have used this razor a handful of times, and I actually really love it. I didn't know that it would feel so different because I have personally tried many different kinds of razors with many different claims and they all feel just about the same. This razor has a lot more slip when you're shaving (which I actually think is kind of dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, so I don't recommend this to "novice shavers", lol), and it actually feels really good on the skin. The skin on my legs get quite dry and irritated when I shave, and this razor lessened the post-shave irritation considerably more than some others I've tried.

As far as the 'close shave' claim goes, it does perform very well, and my legs are smooth and soft after I shave. However, I find that other razors perform just about as well as this does, so it's not a big selling point for me.

What is a selling point for me, though, is the 'water-activated moisturising serum'. Aside from the really smooth, easy shave that it gives you, it is actually quite interesting. It feels so nice on my skin (kind of like smoothing a jelly-textured moisturiser onto your skin), and also keeps the skin hydrated post-shave, and the plump, soft skin feeling lasts about three hours.

I've come to expect a certain price range from Australian products, so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that this retails for only AUD 14.25 at Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and selected pharmacies.

I also have some exciting news!

Schick and Emily's Anthology are looking for 5 readers to road test this razor! If you are interested, please fill in the form below and I will pick 5 of you to form a little trial team :)
I will pick the trial team on the 11th of August, and all you have to do is trial the razor until the 27th of August, and leave your own little mini review down below in the comments section. This opportunity is open to Australian readers only.

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