Schick Hydro Silk Razor Review

Schick Hydro Silk Razor

As a single, work from home, homeschooling mother, my time is precious – as it is for most. So I don’t have a ton of time to stand in the shower, gliding a razor over my legs for an hour to make sure I get every last stray hair. I just don’t have that kind of time or patience.

I’ve used every kind of razor I can think of over the years: disposable, reusable, with moisturizing strips and without, with shaving gel/cream built in and without, women’s and men’s. I’ve tried shaving cream, shaving gel, body wash, soap, hair conditioner. I’ve used Nair, waxing, and things that promise to remove hair but instead just remove skin. Everything I’ve tried doesn’t get rid of all the hair, or takes too long, or is too harsh for my sensitive skin.

Then, BzzAgent said, “Hey, do you want to try yet another razor?” (Okay, they didn’t put it quite that way, but they might as well have.). And I thought about it and said, “Yeah, sure, why not?”

So they sent me a FREE Schick Hydro Silk razor. I received a razor handle, two heads, and a suction cup handle rest in the box. The box promises that there is a water activated moisturizing serum in the cartridge. This serum apparently is infused with marine extracts and shea butter, and hydrates longer than any other razor (the kit claims it continues hydrating for 2 hours after you shave).

I used the razor for the first time the very day I got it. I stepped into my shower and shaved the same way I always do: just the razor for the underarms and bikini area, and Suave Sweet Pea hair conditioner (at least, I think it’s Sweet Pea) on my legs. I shaved just as quickly as I usually do, quickly slipping the razor over the applicable areas.

The Schick Hydro Silk razor is, by far, the very best razor I have ever used. It resulted in silky smooth skin everywhere that I used it. One swipe of the razor over an area of skin, and all the hair was gone.

My knees are one of the hardest areas to get rid of the hair. The bony structure, all the curves around the kneecap, make it difficult sometimes to get a razor to catch every hair. Not so with the Schick Hydro Silk razor. I even went so far as to grab a magnifying glass and inspect my knees that closely. And there was not a single hair to be found.

I’ve used the razor several times since that first use, and I’ve yet to be disappointed. My legs, underarms and bikini area come out smooth and hair free quickly and with ease. I did notice, the first two to three times I used the razor, that I did end up with several nicks – something that hadn’t happened to me in years. However, after those initial uses, I no longer have any nicks. I think that those initial nicks may have been because the Schick Hydro Silk razor has five blades (that’s right! Five blades!), which is more than I’ve used before, and so maybe I should have used more caution.

As far as it’s moisturizing capabilities: my skin tends to be rather dry and sensitive, so I use lotion after every shower. As a test, I did skip it on my legs after the first use of the Schick Hydro Silk razor, to see if my legs felt any more moisturized. I can’t say with any certainty that the serum on the cartridge had any real effect on skin hydration – although I can say that it didn’t detract from it, either. I wouldn’t rely on the serum as a sole source of moisturization after shaving, if I were you.

Also, the suction cup handle rest: Well, being totally frank, it sucks. In fairness, my shower shelves have grooves to allow water runoff, which makes suction cupping anything to them impossible. But I also tried putting it on the smooth walls of my shower, and hanging the razor from it. It didn’t even stay up the length of my shower (about 15-20 minutes, when I shave). I tried putting it up again after my shower. As long as no one got in the shower, it lasted a couple of hours, tops. I eventually gave up on it. However, I will say that the handle design is such that you can lay it down and the razor head won’t be resting on the surface.

And I’m not the only one who raves about it. The Schick Hydro Silk razor won Best Razor in the 2012 Cosmo Beauty Awards, and was named Best Hair Remover in the 2012 Beauty Awards for Fitness Magazine, Prevention Magazine, and Ladies’ Home Journal.

I am absolutely awed by this razor. It is definitely my new razor. And the best part is, it’s not outrageously expensive, either! It’s sold at grocery stores, drug stores, and mass retailers for about $9.49 for the starter kit (which is what I received for this review), and about $15.11 for 4-pack of cartridge refills.

If you’re a woman, frustrated with hair removal or looking for a new razor that will actually do what it promises, do yourself a favor and pick up a Schick Hydro Silk razor today. I promise it will be one of the best beauty investments you will ever make.

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