I have tried many methods of removing hair but ultimately I feel shaving is probably the easiest way. I often use disposable razors but the big brand razors are quite expensive now. On my last trip to Asda I saw these shop's own razors for women. I'm specifically reviewing the Sensitive Twin Blade For Women Razors.
The razors come in a pack of ten which is an appropriate size pack for me. The pack is printed with product information which includes an ingredients list of what is in the formula of the moisturising strip on the razor head.
The razors are blue and they have a long 10 1/2 centimetre handle and a slim head that measures approximately 4 centimetres by 1 centimetre. The handle has deep ridges for an easier grip. The head has a double blade razor. Above this is a spongy moist strip. The brand state this strip is infused with vitamin E and aloe to help condition and soften skin.
What I find when using these razors is that the strip can be very gungy. On the first few uses the strip is so gluey that it drips down around the blades and actually can impede shaving a little bit! The moisturising fluid looks a bit like mucus too so it's not particularly pleasant! However, after a few uses this gunge tends to reduce considerably leaving a much more manageable razor head. The strip then helps to glide the razor over the skin.
The razors give a good clean shave. I can use them with ease on my legs and underarms. The ridged handle is a real help as when my hands are wet they can still grip onto the handle easily. The head of the razor is fixed, not flexible. I find this style of razor easy to use and direct.
What I have noticed is that the blades on these razors don't tend to last as long as other brand razors I have used. In fact many of my razors have started to go a little bit rusty at the edges of the head where the blade is melded into the plastic. I am not sure why this is since I find the razors easy to rinse clean after use. The gap between the blades is easily washed clear of hair snippets after use.
I think these razors have some good and bad points but I think you get what you pay for. These do the job and are only £1 for a ten pack which I think is a reasonable price. They are not the best razor I have used but they are certainly not the worst either and I would buy them again.
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I always tend to buy cheaper razors simply because I usually use them once and chuck them out so therefore it is more cost effective to buy cheaper ones! Last time I needed razors I happened to be doing my shopping in Asda so I picked some up whilst I was there. I paid £1 for ten disposable razors which I thought was excellent value for money.
The razors are purple in colour and they come in a pink plastic packet. They have two blades and there is a conditioning strip alongside the blades. There is a clear plastic safety cap.
I used my razor in the shower as I would usually. I found it easy to use, it went across my skin quickly and with ease and I found it easy to shave my legs. It was a comfortable shave. I do often suffer with sensitive skin and often find discomfort when shaving but this was not the case with these.
My skin was soft and smooth afterwards and I was really pleased with the results. I was only just beginning to see regrowth around 5 days later which is longer than usual.
I like these razors. They are basic but they represent excellent value for money. They are easy to use and care for my skin and they do the job well.
I have a Venus razor that I used most of the time, but I bought a packed of these razors to leave at my boyfriends, so I didn't have to keep remembering to take my Venus razor with me.
The razors are £1 and for this you get 10 razors. They have fixed heads and contain two blades. They also have a moisturising strip enhanced with Vitamin E to give you a silky smooth finish. The razors are suitable for sensitive skin and have a longer handle to make shaving safer. According to Asda, the razors are safe to use for up to 24 months following opening them.
The ingredients used to produce these razors are:
PEG-7M , PEG-115M , Polystyrene , Tocopheryl Acetate , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract , Paraffinum Liquidum , CI74160 , CI77891
When used, these razors do provide a close shave and leave skin feeling soft and moisturised. However, I do find that I have cut myself with these disposable razors more than I ever have with my Venus razor. I also find I have to apply moisturiser to my legs following shaving with the disposable razors, not to provide them with moisture but to sooth my skin as it can get a little irritated.
Overall, these razors do the job of defuzzing your legs and underarms but it takes me a lot longer to shave with them due to cutting myself more with the cheap razors. I would buy them again, but might not need to soon as my Venus razor will be living permanently with my boyfriend :-D
I usually buy Gillette razors every time but decided for a change I would try something that is a bit more cost effective, well saving money means I can buy more treats.
To be honest I was slightly dubious about these, and I have to admit that I was impressed by the price quality ratio, or course they aren't as good as the more expensive ones but saying that they do the job well, they just get about 1 less use. To be honest I think i just prefer my old ones just because they are what i always buy but £4-6 for 3 razors is a bit steep considering these are under £2 for 4 razors I can have 8 razors for the price of 3!!!
The price difference is definitely going to make me continuing to use these razors over others.
These have a grip shape to them making them easy to use in the shower, I have not managed to cut myself as yet so that is always a bonus, and they have 3 blades the same as the more expensive brand.
The head tilts to get underarm hair as well.
I think it's only fair to add that i am not a very hairy person so i can't tell you if they would be any good for people with thick hair, I am very lucky I can go 2 weeks without shaving my legs and they are just beginning to get stubble, so I cannot recommend for the hairier ladies out there.
but honestly they are basically the same as the Venus there is only a slight quality difference so go for it it's a saving of £2-4 a pop, that's a new nail varnish or a pretty pair of undies lol!!!
For years I have suffered the curse of the ingrowing hair. My calfs, thighs and bikini line were so often riddled with red spots that my confidence was lowered to a point where I had to cover up completely, even in summer!
I owned a Venus razor for a very long time, and absolutley resented having to purchase new blades. For a student, £12 was a lot of money to spend, but unfortunatley, a neccesity. I had no idea what I was doing wrong. I was using a clean blade as often as possible, using exfoliators, even using creams perscribed by my doctor! After suffering for a long time, I decided to switch to hair removal creams. The results were exactly the same if not worse. The same went for a rather expensive "gentle" epilator I bought, waxing at my local salon, abrasive mittens, home wax kits...no matter how hard I tried, each new product, each new method brought with it a carpet of these itchy, angry ingrowing hairs.
In dispair, I let the hair on my legs grow, and recover. I went on a few websites and forums to see if anybody out there was suffering like me, and there are hundreds of you out there. I came across one website in particular a few years back, that is unfortunatley no longer running. A doctor was discussing her troubles in a forum and had found a solution and a reason for such bad ingrowing hairs. Today's modern razors are built with 3,4 even 5 blades. These razors are having too close. They are removing layers of skin which are vital in keeping hair growth vertical. When this hair is removed, the hair is encouraged to grow in the direction in which the new skin replaces the old, and that is horizontally. Hense, ingrowing hairs. The solution is to use a method of hair removal which keeps the vital layers of skin in tact.
After trying a bunch of different razor brands such as single bladed Bic razors and some mega cheap pound shop razors, I found one particular razor to be the best. Asda blades are £1 for ten razors. The value for money is unbeatable. They have only 2 blades which give the correct amount of closeness and even contain an aloe vera strip which some cheaper razors lack.
I noticed results after the first use of these razors. I got less and less ingrowing hairs as I used them.
The feel of the skin afterwards is almost NO DIFFERENT to using a Venus or Wilkinson Sword lady's razor. The skin is left smooth and cared for with the aloe strip. Take your time when shaving, as with cheaper razors, there is a chance of nicking the skin and causing small bleeds. We've all done it.
I have been so happy with this product, that it is all I have used since. I swear by these razors.
I prefer to use good quality products when shaving my legs, however on a recent trip to my local Asda supermarket, I noticed a pack of Asda own branded ladies disposable razors for a very good price. They only cost me £1 for the pack containing five razors, so I decided to try them out and see how they fared.
The full name of the product is 'Asda Essential Care Ladies twin blade disposable razors' and they are provided in a small bright pink-coloured plastic bag. The packaging informs me that the razors are suitable for sensitive skin which appeals to me personally as my skin is very sensitive and I often suffer from shaving rashes and irritated skin after shaving.
The razors are made of plastic and have a very basic look to them, it has to be said. They are mainly white in colour with a pink coloured rubber cover on the plastic handle. The head of the razor does not move at all, and there is a plastic cover which fits over the razor head for safety purposes. This cover can be removed by sliding it sideways.
When it came to using the Asda razors, I decided to try them out whilst taking a bath. The first thing that I noticed was that I had to actually dry my hands before attempting to shave with the razor. This is probably because the rubber cover on the razor handle has no real 'grip' to it, and I found it wobbly to use with wet hands. I am not keen on shaving with anything less than a completely steady hand (and have the scars to prove it!) so this was slightly inconvenient for me, and I would have preferred the razor to have a better grip on the handle.
When it came to shaving my legs using this razor and my usual brand of shaving foam, I found that the blade on the Asda disposable razors was a lot sharper than I had expected it to be. I found that the razor 'cut through' the foamy lather on my legs with ease, and the whole process didn't take very long at all. I had half expected these razors to be fairly poor in terms of their shaving abilities due to me having used cheaper-branded razors in the past and finding them to be mostly poor performers. This was not the case with the Asda ladies razors and I thought the blade was a lot sharper than I had expected it to be, which allowed the razors to give better overall results. I thought that the Asda razors gave a fairly neat, close shave which was a pleasant surprise also.
The razors claim to be suitable for use on sensitive skin as I mentioned earlier, and I was very keen to see if they lived up to their claims as I find that a lot of shaving products - particularly those that are at the cheaper end of the market - tend to aggravate my extremely sensitive skin further. I will be honest and say that I felt the skin on my legs was extremely dry after I had shaved them using these razors, but other than that, I did not notice any ill-effects whatsoever. There was no sign of any shaving rash or irritation, and given that this is a fairly common occurrence with me, I was really pleased that these razors did nothing to aggravate my sensitive skin.
The actual shaving capabilities of the Asda twin blade razors was not the main issue that I had with them. In actual fact I couldn't really fault them for their performance or their razor quality. The main thing that I felt let this product down was the extremely basic simplicity of their design; not only did I find the flimsy handle difficult to grip as I mentioned earlier, but I found the 'head' of the razor was a very chunky design which means the razors are quite cumbersome to manoeuvre around awkward areas, such as the underarm area or around the ankle or knee. The head of the razor is actually pretty big when compared to similar products I have used before and this makes it awkward to fit into those little awkward areas that us ladies need to shave!
That said, I think that these Asda razors are a very basic product, and given the low price that I paid for a pack of five razors, I didn't expect to be bowled-over by them. You get what you pay for after all! I will knock off one Dooyoo star for the cumbersome 'feel' to these razors but they don't really deserve to be penalised too much given the budget price I paid for them and considering their performance overall was a lot better than I had first expected.
I would recommend the Asda disposable ladies razors, particularly if you are on a budget, as they are a reasonable product for a very good value price. To be honest, they are not the best razor I have ever used but I didn't expect them to be, and the results achieved from using them were a lot better than I had anticipated. I think that these cheap and cheerful razors deserve a four star rating on Dooyoo and I would buy them again in the future.
The one job I think I hate more than most is shaving my legs. I have been doing it now for God knows how long and I've lost count of times I have cut myself and I admit to having more than a couple of scars to show my pain that I've accumulated over the years!
However hair removal for most women is a necisisty... I mean who wants hairy armpits and fuzzy legs?
I spotted these razors in Asda priced at a pound a time and decided at that price for 5 of them they had to be worth a go!
Bright pink and purple long plastic bag with a see-through window to one side of it so you can see one of the razors your about to purchase. On the front of the pack I am told that they are Asda 'Essential Care' Ladies '5 twin blade disposable razors' and that they have a rubber handle for superior handling and control and that they are suitable for sensitive skin and that they contain a lubricating strip enriched with Vitamin E. On the back of the packet other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients and directions for use are given and contact details for Asda are listed. Nice enough easy to open packet this is and it's all informative enough of course!
Well like i have previously stated earlier, in my packet came 5 disposable razors. They are white and bright pink (well the back of the handle on these is bright pink rubber anyway) and to the top of it you have an oblong, thinnish head that has the light lilac strip promising to lubricate the skin and two close together silver blades there. Easy to handle this is.
The head is slightly flexible and all you do is gently shave you legs, or bits and bobs with it.
I found this to deliver a rather comfortable shave. Easy to handle without slipping out of my hands, I lathered up and found I didn't need to scrape my hairy bits too much at all. This comfortably glided over my skin with ease I guess due to the lubricating strip in the main.
It also delivered a close shave without cutting me up at all!
I found these better used on my legs than places like armpits due to them not being very flexible around nooks and crannies however at a pound for 5 I can't complain about these at all. Not the best razor I've ever laid my paws on or used but for a 'cheap' razor they did their job and did it well and removed hair without making me bleed or agitating my sensitive skin!
Only available in Asda stores.
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So yesterday I asked my mum to pick me up some disposable razors whilst she was out and she came back with these. I am not sure on the price of them but they are pretty good despite not being brand named. They have only two blades but I find that okay as my other razors only had two blades also and I don't really see the difference between two or five!
The pack they came in was pretty basic. It's a light purple colour and is just plastic packaging. Each package contains 10 razors, therefore they will keep me going for a good while (hopefully while I'm at uni!). On the front it says 'ladies essential care' Ladies 10 disposable razors. It also states that they are suitable for sensitive skin, which is good as mine can play up quite a lot.
On the back it has directions, ingredients and tells you a bit about the product itself.
Each razor is the same colour as the front of the pack, is normal sized and has a clear plastic safety device on the top. The can be removed easily by sliding it off. The blades look pretty small, but sharp. The handle of the razor is rigid. This is all the way down and I like this as it gives me grip so that I don't slip and cut myself or something.
The razor did a good job for shaving, very precise and didn't cause any discomfort to me. I could get the hairs in one sweep but I naturally do a couple more anyway just to make sure there's no strays.
I would definitely buy these in the future with my own money, but hopefully they will last a while. I shall update this review to tell you how long the razor lasts before dying.
Ok, first of all I've gotta point out that the other review is not true. Maybe she wasn't holding the razor properly? because I find the asda women's razors wonderfull. Not expensive, they do the job and last quite a while. They have two blades so cut off hairs properly, they're much better than the bic ones. I am prone to cutting myself with razors, but do not find the asda ones worse than any others, as I said, they are bteer than the bic ones by far.
The cuts were clean, sharp, painful. The thick drips of dark red blood were warm, as they trickled down my legs. The razor was still on its side on the bathroom floor… * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I have always hated shaving my legs. I was one of the last girls in my class to start this lifelong chore, an apparent evil necessity if you want a boyfriend. In Winter, I can happily conceal my legs under thick comfy trousers, not caring if they are fuzzy or furry underneath. But in Summer, the pressure to conform is just too much. The sun shines, I get hot, I want to wear as few clothes as I can legally get away with – and society decrees that women’s legs are only fit to be viewed in public if they are shaved. This usually means I look out the window at 2:30pm, realise it has hit the mid-twenties in Celsius out there in the non-virtual world, and I only have half an hour to sort out my legs before going to pick the kids up. If I am not to incur the collective wrath of everyone else, I therefore have to shave my legs. Until recently, I shaved my legs dry with one of my fiancé’s disposable razors. It was only by chance that a female friend of mine mentioned using shaving foam before applying the frighteningly sharp blade. This has definitely eased things slightly, but inevitably, I’d end up with lots of vicious looking cuts, enough blood stains for the police to look at me suspiciously and a livid red rash which would necessitate wearing thick trousers anyway, so completely counteracting the reason for shaving in the first place! <catch breath> So, last week, I tentatively suggested that we spend some of our weekly shopping budget on some kind of razors suitable for us women. I was met with a relieved fiancé, who expressed his delight at buying some, so he wouldn’t have to find his razors all blunted by my legs. Anyway, we ended up buyin
g a packet of ten disposable razors, Asda’s own brand, for £1.59. These declared themselves proudly “for women” and boasted of twin blades and a moisturising strip. Sounded good to me. Yesterday was the BIG TEST. As usual, half an hour before school finished, I realised my legs wouldn’t pass the hairy test, so off I went into the bathroom, this time almost excited at the thought of trying out the new razors. Hey, I did say ALMOST, I do have a life :-) According to the side of the packet, “the special moisturising strip when wet helps to reduce the friction…” So I dunked the strip in some water, then applied shaving foam (cheap Asda stuff, smells lovely!), then proceeded to put the fate of my skin in my hands. It did seem to glide over my legs much better than the non-moisturising razors “for big hairy men”. But it still nicked my skin, I had little globules of blood spattered down them – but nothing like the bloodbath I used to have to endure, in the name of conformity and social acceptance. I went to school with my legs looking nice and smooth, the flecks of blood only noticeable if you stood very close and peered down at them – but no-one did. But the biggest improvement was that I didn’t get any sort of rash. So, not a perfect shave, but I doubt I’ll ever manage that anyway. Perfect legs? Nope, past that. Social acceptance? Pah, beyond hope there too. But a smooth, successful shave, with only minimal pain, a few bits of blood and no sign of a rash? Yes, apparently so – and for less than 16p per razor, these will be a permanent addition to my shopping list.