February 23, 2013

Review: Schick Hydro Silk Razor

Retail Price: Depends on where purchased, $9.49 average. 

Website: http://www.schick.com/us/hydro-silk.shtml

I am a avid user of razors, and I was super excited to try this one out. It is the Schick Hydro Silk Razor. It claims to have 5 curve sensing blades, as well as a water activated moisturizing serum to help hydrate your skin. Sounds pretty good so far!

The overall packaging and design of the razor is great. I really like the look and feel of the razor. A+.

As for the blades, I honestly wasn't impressed. I tried this razor 3 different ways. 1- Without any product. 2- In the shower with soap. And 3- With shave cream. With all 3 ways, I did have some knicks on my legs. More than with any other razor I have ever used. The shave wasn't consistent for me. I kept having to go over spots at least 2-3 times. I just wasn't impressed. I have had better shaves from dollar store disposable razors. 

Now the water activated serum. This was definitely different than any other razor I have used. Did it activate in water, heck yes. Did it moisturize, probably. However I have 1 major problem with this serum. It felt insanely gross on my leg. It was like I had a snail/slug race on my legs, and I was left with this slimy gooey residue on my legs. It was very stringy and slimy on the razor, just felt so awkward. I think the concept behind this serum is brilliant. However I think there is plenty of room for improvement for this formula and the way it feels on the legs. 

So sadly to say, this product wasn't a win for me. I let my mother try it, and sadly she had similar complaints as mine. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this product. I think it has a good idea behind it, just needs some tweaking. 

If you would like to purchase this item, it can be found at Walmart, Target, and at various online retailers. 

Pros: Great design, good concept behind the idea of the razor.

Cons: Doesn't give a smooth shave, serum feels gooey on the legs.

*This was sent to me for free thru BzzAgent to review.

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