Product Type: Bic Shaving & Grooming
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Bic Classic Lady Razor
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Bic Classic Lady Razor
Advantages: Value price & compact size..
Disadvantages: Not suitable for sensitive skin..
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with razors as they tend to make my sensitive skin quite irritated at times. This means that I am quite cautious about trying out different brands and styles, as I usually end up finding a product that suits my sensitive skin and sticking with it for quite a long time. This wasn't really an option recently however, as I needed to purchase some razors for going away on holiday, and the local pharmacy where I was doing my last-minute toiletry shopping only had two options available for under £5, which is all I really wanted to spend at the time.
I finally decided to buy the "Bic Classic Lady Razors" which cost me around £1.40 for the pack containing five individual razors. I thought this was quite an affordable price and offered reasonable value, but at the same time I was slightly anxious about the quality of the product, given its cheaper-than-alternatives price.
The appearance of the Bic Classic Lady Razors did little to quench these concerns; very flimsy in design, each of the razors is a sort of sickly pink colour and has a very thin, almost fragile-looking handle and a very neat, petite even 'head'. Once the small plastic protective 'cap' has been removed from the front of the razor head, the exposed single blade looks to be very small also. To be fair, the small, petite-looking size of this particular brand of razors is not necessarily a negative point, and as I bought these razors purely for travelling, this was beneficial to me on this occasion... I did wonder about how effective they would be, and was slightly anxious about whether they would irritate my sensitive skin, but the words "Sensitive Skin" printed on the front of the blue-coloured package did help to reassure me a little.
I didn't have to wait very long to find out how they performed. Whilst on holiday I showered or bathed at least once a day, usually twice which meant that I used the Bic razors every day. I found that the Bic Classic Lady Razors coped fairly well with the rather thick, robust shaving gel that I used alongside them. They 'cut through' the thick gel fairly quickly and easily and removed it from my skin as well as any other brand of razor usually would. The main difference I found when using the Bic razors however, was concerning the size of the razor head; due to it being considerably smaller than my usual razor brand, I found that it 'clogged up' with shaving gel much quicker, which meant that the razor had to be rinsed off more often. This is probably a fairly minor niggle, but it did mean that it took longer to carry out my hair removal routine when using the Bic Lady razors than with my usual brand.
Sadly however, this was not the main issue I had with this brand of razor. I found that they were extremely harsh on my sensitive skin and caused a rather unpleasant shaving rash which was extremely sore and irritated. This occurred not only on my legs, but on my armpit area which is obviously quite a sensitive, delicate area of skin for most people. The rash that occurred in my underarm area was so irritated and uncomfortable that I really struggled to wear an anti-perspirant or deodorant for a day or two - not exactly an ideal situation in a hot climate. This added to me feeling uncomfortable and it was all really quite unpleasant.
The rash that occurred on the tops of my legs was actually a lot worse looking, but it didn't feel as sensitive as the sore, delicate underarm area. A sort of 'prickly' feeling was evident soon after using the razors on this area, and once I got out of the bath I realised that there were about six little 'spots' that were actually bleeding. Once the bleeding subsided (about an hour later!) I found that the whole area on the top of each leg felt very sore, irritated and quite itchy. I decided not to shave this area for the remainder of my holiday as I just didn't feel it was worth it! I therefore have to question the addition of the words "Sensitive Skin" on the front of the product's packaging... there are no specific claims as such, but the fact they are there at all makes me really question the manufacturers' honesty.
The plus side of the Bic Lady Razors are that they are small in size, and so are ideal for travelling (but only for people who don't have sensitive skin maybe?) Even though they are quite petite, I didn't have any issues with holding or using the razors and found them very easy to use. I didn't find that they slipped or fell from my hands, even when they were wet or soapy.
In addition, the slim metal single razor itself seems to be of quite a high quality, given its effectiveness at cutting through hair and removing it from the skin. I found that I didn't need to keep 're-doing' any of the areas I was shaving, so I felt the actual 'shaving results' were fairly good, especially when you consider the basic design and value price of the razors.
Even taking these plus-points into account however, it is a product that I will never, ever buy again and I'm afraid that I can't recommend the product highly at all. Obviously different people can achieve different results from using products such as this one, given different skin types and skin sensitivity and the like, but I'm afraid I will only be awarding the Bic Classic Lady Razors one solitary rating star, as I thought they were extremely harsh to use on my skin and caused a rather unpleasant reaction. As if this isn't bad enough, the fact that the manufacturer seems to be 'hinting' at them being suitable for sensitive skin, rather than making a confident claim about the product (or of course, just leaving well alone and not mentioning sensitive skin at all) makes me feel as though I have been duped or manipulated a little, and I'm highly unimpressed by this. So yes, one star is more than ample on this occasion.
If you want to try the Bic Classic Lady Razors for yourself, they are available in a variety of drugstores and pharmacies, as well as some supermarkets such as Asda. The current price (@ October 2011) for the pack of 5 razors in Asda is £1.
Summary: I won't buy them again, nor can I recommend them!
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