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Brand: Bic / Type: Triple blade disposable razor for women / Shaving & Hair Removal / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / Type: Razors

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      22.11.2013 01:18
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      A good little buy!

      When it comes to hair removal there is one method above any other that I prefer and that's to shave. I find it relatively quick and fuss free after practicing it for years however I do have a habit to get rather slap happy on my legs in-particular and so I like to buy decent razors.

      Now Bic isn't a brand I'd particularly refer to as decent to be honest with you. I remember my Dad having the nasty yellow cheap ones when I was very young and forever cutting himself and then I did the same nicking them and using them when getting into my teens (I still have the scars to prove it!) however I bought these in Boots recently because I had a ten pound gift voucher to spend and after picking up items I wanted I didn't have a lot left over to spend and so simply picked a pack of four of these up to try as not only had I not seen them before but that they were (and still are on offer at £1.46 a pack of four of them) instead of the usually higher price of £2.19 and I always appreciate a little saving here and there!

      The Packaging:

      These come in a mainly lime green oblong plastic pack with like a leaf shape to the front of it which acts as a see-through window so that you can see the razors through it and we are clearly told that they are indeed Bic Pure 3 'Lady' and that there are four razors in the pack and that they contain Aloe Vera and then on the back of the pack other information listed includes a bit of information in Foreign languages, the ingredients used are given (which is the ingredients used in the lubricated strips on the razor heads) and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. For me there is enough information on the pack although none telling us what to expect from the added Aloe Vera!, its easy to break into to get a razor out of however once torn it keeps tearing and isn't great to store the razors in!

      The Razors:

      These are disposable razors so you can't change the heads or anything like that and of course they will last each woman different lengths of time depending on the thickness and growth of your hair and how often you shave and where and so on.

      The razor handle is bright green plastic and with slight grooves to help give grip when in use. The head of the razor is white plastic and it has three quite close together stainless steel type blades and to the top of that two thin strips of yellow which is the lubricated strips containing the Aloe Vera to help the razor give a closer shave and also a safer one whilst meant to help to sooth skin as you go (I guess!) and this when you first go to use it has a see through plastic safety lid you can keep or dispose of.

      The head isn't very flexible and has little movement to it. Personally I prefer a razor that does have a bit of movement to it and doesn't feel so cheap however it does the job and does it well enough for me.

      This shaves my bits and pieces quite smoothly and on rather short hairs however I do have to not put too much pressure on it because I have cut myself slightly once and twice and created razor burn!

      For the price though these are perfectly exceptable. I'm not enthralled by the feel of the handle and like I have already mentioned I would like a flexible head and I don't think much of the Aloe Vera strips really as I don't think they do much for me in any way shape or form and they do rub off on my razors before the blades are blunted but anyway!

      They are not the best disposable razor I have ever used but they shave my armpits, legs and bikini line well enough leaving no stubble behind so I can't moan!

      Widely available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      15.11.2012 15:43
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      Good enough, but not the best..!

      I will usually purchase a disposable razor from the well known "Gillette" brand, but will occasionally be tempted by other brands, particularly if I notice their razors are on a promotional offer than works out to be a more economical purchase than my usual choice.

      This is how I came to try out the "Pure 3 Lady" razors from the popular "Bic" brand recently, when I noticed a small pack containing four individual razors was available to purchase for a slightly reduced price. I purchased my pack of razors online, whilst shopping at Asda (www.asda.com) and I believe I paid only around £1.60 for the pack at the time, which saved me around £1.40 when chosen in place of my usual brand. The price for the item in store at Asda at the time of writing (November 2012) is still only £1.50, which I think offers good value for money.

      The packaging for the razors is very simple, comprising only of a plain plastic bag, in a lime green colour. There is a clear 'window' in the pack that allows me to see the razors nestled inside.

      The razors themselves are rather standard, and nothing about them is striking in the sense of being particularly innovative or offering anything slightly 'different' to a very bog-standard design of razor. There is no flexibility to the 'head' of the razor which is instead completely static. I do prefer to use razors that allow for a bit of a flexible feel to their head, as I find this copes better with gliding over the surface of the skin and as a result, less nicks and cuts are usually obtained. This is just my experience of course, and to be perfectly honest, I hadn't expected too much from the Bic Pure 3 Lady razors, mainly due to their rather 'budget' price. Their appearance did live up to this expectation, so I wasn't overly disappointed, as a result.

      The handle or 'arm' of the razor is made of sturdy plastic in a bright 'lime' green colour. There is nothing to be found in the way of protective 'grip' on the handle's arm except for some small ridges that appear on its surface. There is no rubber-like material to be found, which is what I have become rather used to from other razor products, but to be fair I have found that the ridges on the Bic's plastic handle have provided a little grip when the razor is being used in the bath or shower, so perhaps this omission from the product's design is rather unimportant. Certainly, and even with wet or soapy hands, I have never had the razor slip or fall from my grasp, so it is perhaps unfair of me to grumble.

      I am unsure what the "Pure 3" name of the product means, and I cannot find this out from the product's packaging as it is printed in a foreign text. What I CAN see from the pack however, is that the razor has an "Aloe Vera" strip running along the top of the blades' edge, situated right at the top of the razor's head. This did appeal to me as I have found razors with this addition have proven to be slightly less harsh than others, a benefit which I have attributed as being down to the addition of this ingredient. Whether this is actually the case, or whether it is down to a coincidence is anybody's guess, but either way, I will admit to feeling reassured by its presence.

      The razor head has three small 'strips' which I assume are thin blades sitting on top of each other. This is presumably where the 3 in the product name comes from. I have found that the razor is extremely robust and more than capable of coping with its intended purpose, as you would expect. I have found too that the razor seems to be of slightly premium quality to other 'budget' disposable razors that I have used before that have become rather blunt extremely quickly, and this is a particular flaw of supermarket-own branded razors that I have used in the past. The Bic Pure 3 Lady Razors, in comparison, have lasted longer than some of these offerings, and so I have been able to assume that this razor is of a higher quality or is more robust... or both!

      Shaving with the Bic razors has been as straight-forward as with any other brand, and I have never encountered any difficulties with doing so. One thing I have noticed however, is that I require a little more shaving product - such as foam or gel - when using one of the Bic razors than with a more premium brand. I can't work out why this is exactly, but I presume it is perhaps down to the size of the razor's head. If I don't apply more gel, then I find the Bic razor can 'drag' slightly on my skin which feels rather uncomfortable. This is easily remedied, with an extra squirt of gel providing more than enough lather to grip the razor head and allow it to glide over the skin, so no real hardship.

      The shave provided by the product is actually fairly good - better, I think, than what I had expected. It is not true to say that the Bic razor has provided the best - or closest! - shave that I have ever experienced, but neither are my legs left with annoying patches or unsightly stubble that some other cheaper brands of razor are guilty of leaving behind. Instead, my legs feel quite smooth and certainly hair free, which is a good enough result for me.

      The addition of the Aloe Vera strip on the razor has not really made that much difference to my shaving experience, I must admit. I'm not entirely sure I would even have known it was there, if I hadn't noticed the mention of it on the product's packaging. To be fair, perhaps the razors would be slightly more irritating to my sensitive skin if this strip wasn't there, but I can't honestly say that I have noticed anything outstanding from this addition to the product.

      In summary then, I do recommend the Bic Pure 3 Lady Razors and feel they were a very economical purchase. I am very pleased with their performance, especially when the low purchase price is considered, and I do feel that these razors performed much better than other 'budget' branded razors that I have bought in the past. The other point I think worth mentioning however, is that I wasn't honestly blown away by the results, feeling that the product was good enough for 'everyday use' but wasn't the best razor I have ever used, providing average results from an average product. I feel the product deserves four marks in the product rating as a result of my findings.

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        05.09.2011 17:25
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        I will buy these again

        Since moving into our house I do not think I have ever brought myself a razor to shave my legs with, and tended to borrow Marks, much to his disgust and complaints about blunting it. This was until recently when he decided he would like an I Stubble which I brought him for Christmas, this meant no more borrowing his razor and I had to actually buy my own.

        A lot of razors are quite over priced I feel, after all, all I want it to do is make my legs smooth. I recently needed to buy a new razor as mine was becoming a little bit blunt, after looking around my local Superdrug it seemed the cheapest ones were Bic, those orangy yellow ones which I always think are scratchy. However I noticed that Bic did other styles of razors too, all reasonably priced, I decided to give the Bic Pure 3 Lady Razors a go, after all they weren't that expensive if I didn't get on with them.

        The razors came in a green coloured cellophane packet, this had a clear window in the centre of it which allowed you to see the razors inside. Just below this is the Bic logo, a large orange oval with the word "Bic" written inside it in black and the Bic character next to it. The name of the razors "Pure 3 Lady" is written at the bottom of the packet in bright pink swirly writing which really stands out against the green background, the clear window in the centre of the packet is also outline in bright pink as well. In the corner of the packet is a small picture of one of the razor heads it has the words "Aloe Vera" written about it, this then points to the yellow strip which is on the razor and just below is written 1, 2, 3 this refers to the fact that the razors each have 3 blades. The back of the packet contains exactly the same information that is on the front. The packet of razors is every easy to open, "tear here" is written in one corner, this simply tears the side of the packet open allowing you to get to the razors inside.
        Each packet contains 4 razors, they are nothing overly fancy to look at but as long as they do what they are supposed to do I really don't care about that. The razors are the typical razor shape with a curved, slightly arched plastic handle, this is also slightly textured to help grip it when your hands are wet, the word "Bic" is also written in small white letters on the handle as well. The head of the razor is made from white plastic, it is moulded onto the handle and cannot be removed so once the blades are blunt you have to throw the whole thing away. There are 3 blades set in the head with a thin yellow strip above these, I am assuming this contains Aloe Vera as the picture on the front of the packet suggests, this is designed to condition and smooth your skin as you shave, it also helps to give a smoother shave. There are no guards on the blades to stop them from cutting your skin should you slip so you do need to be careful when using the razors, although so far I have not found this to be a problem. There is a small clear cap which clips over the razor head when it is not being used, this helps to protect the blades from becoming damaged and also prevents you from catching yourself on the blades when it is not in use. That is basically it for the appearance of the Bic Pure 3 Lady razors, they really are basic and nothing fancy to look at, but that is probably why they are so cheap. Whilst they do have a similar appearance to the original Orange Bic razors they are slightly more advanced with a conditioning strip, a cap for the head and also 3 blades per razor.

        I purchased my Bic Pure 3 Lady razors from my local Superdrug, for a pack of 4 it costs just £2.03, I thought this was good value for money especially as one razor lasts me quite a while, however when I purchased them they were buy one get one free so I got 8 razors for this price which is extremely good value for money, these were a lot cheaper than some other brands which didn't even look like they would be of any better quality.

        When I first used my Lady 3 Bic razors I was a bit concerned that they were going to be scratchy which is how I find the traditional Bic razors, my other concern was whether they were going to leave my legs feeling smooth or whether they were going to be left feeling stubbly. I shaved both my legs with the razors and was pleased with how they glided easily over my skin without scratching, I think the Aloe Vera strip helped with this, once I had finished I ran my hands over them and was impressed with how smooth they felt, they felt just as smooth as when I would shave them with Marks razor which would cost 4 times the amount of these and that was just for one razor.

        I have tried the razors on my under arms and again they felt lovely and smooth and the razor glided smoothly over my skin, I think the 3 blades helped with the closer smoother shave. I would definitely recommend the Pure 3 Lady razors by Bic, not only are they excellent value for money but they are also of an excellent quality,

        I have always thought of Bic as producing cheap razors which do not really work based on my experience with the orange version of them, however after using the Lady 3 ones this opinion has totally changed, they work just as well as a more expensive razor leaving my legs smooth and not scratched. The only thing you have to be careful with is that the blades do not have guards on them making it easier to cut yourself, however as long as you are careful this is not a problem, I have had no problems with this so far. Anyone looking for a cheap razor that actually works should give these a go they are certainly worth the money.

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          04.05.2011 17:26
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          Great value disposable razors

          I used to use razors such as Gilette Venus but found that the blades needed replacing as often as a disposable razor anyway and cost a lot more so went back to disposables.

          I tried some other Bic ones at first (the pastel coloured ones with the single blade) but didn't have much luck with them so I picked up a pack of these razors. They are lime green plastic with a triple blade and come in packs of 4 razors. They turned out to be the best disposable razors I have tried as they remove hair easily with no need to go other the same patch again and again. They also must be shaped quite well as I've found they don't nick my skin like a lot of other razors have done. The only thing I would say is make sure you don't use the same one for too long as after a while the blades go blunt and this will make it hard to shave your legs and also may irritate your skin and give you itchy shaving bumps.

          The packs of razors are very reasonably priced. I have just picked up a new pack of 4 for £2.13 in Boots but I know they quite often have buy one get one free offers on these ones as well. Even full price I think they're well worth it, works out around 53p per razor which isn't bad as one razor will last at least a week or so.

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          19.03.2011 10:31
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          Not for me!

          I bought these disposable razors for the first time last month. I bought them from Superdrug and they cost £2.35 for a pack of 4. They were on a buy one get one free offer so I managed to buy 2 packs of 4 razors for £2.35. Not a bad price for 8 Bic disposable razors.

          The Product:
          The razors come wrapped up in a green coloured plastic bag. The front of the plastic bag has the name of the product on it and the back of the bag has where the razors were made - which seems to be Romania. The plastic packaging has no further information on it which is not really appropriate and really a bit odd!

          Each razor is made completely from plastic apart from the blades which are metal. The razors have a light green coloured slightly curved handle. The front of the handle has a slightly ridged raised edge on the handle. This I think is to give the handle some grip and make them non slip.

          The razor has triple blades, each razor has a lubricating strip at the part of the razor that makes contact with your skin. The lubricating strip is bright yellow in colour and contains aloe vera. Each razors have a protective hard plastic cover to protect the blades.

          My Results:
          My skin is not usually sensitive but it changes it's mind and becomes sensitive once it see's me with a razor in my hand. I have to be careful when shaving as I can make a real mess of my legs and end up with lots of small cuts and I can never ever shave without using shaving gel.

          I like the look of the handles of these razors, they have been made from quite thick plastic and they are not flimsy. When I start using the razors the actual handles prove to be easy to hold but unfortunately the handles have no grip at all. The ridged part on the front of each handle proves useless and once wet these plastic razors become really slippy and hard to keep a hold of.

          I can feel the lubricating strip on my skin as the razor makes contact with the shaving gel I have applied to my legs. The lubricating strip looks adequate and it works well. After shaving I have not got any nicks or cuts on my legs. The triple blades of these razors have proved to be sharp enought to shave both my legs without any problems.

          The razor has given my legs quite a good, close shave and I am okay with the results. After shaving both my legs there is not much of the lubricating strip left, it has disintergrated during use. After one shave the razor is ready for the bin, one shave is all you are going to get from these disposable razors.

          These razors worked well at shaving my legs but the big downside of using these razors is that the handles are slippy when wet and become really hard to hold. As I said before the grips on the front of the handles are useless and really the gripes should have been more ridged and placed on the under side of the handles. This would have, in my opinion worked much more effectively.

          The 3 blade set up of these razors worked well, they offered a close shave and I did not get any cuts whilst using these razors. The aloe vera lubricated stip also worked well. It's just a shame about the design of the handles. For this reason I would not consider buying these razors again, even if they are on a buy one get one free offer.

          They are really not for me!

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          24.01.2011 10:54
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          These are not suitable for me, wouldn't buy them again

          I'm always on the lookout for a beauty bargain and razors are an essential item that I always have to have in stock. Hair removal is a tedious process but shaving is relatively pain- and fuss-free and is my preferred method. I tend to use disposable razors as the replacement blade heads seem very expensive, and I haven't quite worked out the point of using an electric razor. For best results, you should also use a shaving gel or foam and then moisturise afterwards.

          I picked these up from Boots for the simple factor of they were the cheapest option available. It costs £1.97 for a pack of 4 razors, so that's under 50p per razor. The razor itself is has a slimline handle which is made of a bright lime green plastic. The head of the razor contains three blades and is fixed in place so it does not allow for any movement. The head of the razor is protected by a plastic cover and this can be a little bit fiddly to remove with wet hands, so I try and remember to take it off before getting into the bath.

          I found these razors incredibly difficult to shave with and did not feel entirely safe using them. The 3 blades give a close shave but as the head was fixed there was no movement when the blades were moving along the curves of my body and I often ended up with nicks and cuts. It is very difficult to use the razors in some areas as the angle you have to end up shaving at is very awkward! I much prefer razors that have some movement and will adjust to the position over your skin. Afterwards I have also developed shaving rash particularly over my knees, and there is irritation when using on more delicate areas. I think I would rather let my bikini line grow wild than use these razors again!

          Aside from the issues with my skin, I have also found that these razors perform pretty poorly over time. I know that these are designed to be disposable, but I would ordinarily expect to be able to re-use a disposable razor several times before actually throwing it away. In this case the razors were only really good for one or two uses each. The blades seem to go blunt very quickly and don't give a good result if you try to use them again.

          I don't think I would ever bother buying these razors again, they are ok to begin with but have caused irritation to my skin and need to be thrown away very quickly which seems wasteful.

          {review also posted to ciao under my username zombieflesh}

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