Product Type: Bic Shaving & Grooming
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Cheap For A Reason!
Bic Soleil Lady
Member Name: angelboouk
Bic Soleil Lady
Advantages: design, colour, price
Disadvantages: not gentle on skin, lots of cuts, lubricating strip is useless
With so many shaving products on the market for us ladies, it can be difficult knowing what is best to purchase. Bic offer a range of disposable razors and I will be reviewing the 'Soleil Lady' razors.
The pack I have contains 4 disposable razors. The razors are neatly arranged in a large, plastic box with a thin film lid. Each razor is a different shade of orange ranging from a pale orange to a sort of burnt, orange/red shade. These razors feature three blades and each one has a lubricating strip which is enriched with aloe and vitamin E.
~Price and Availability~
A 4pk of these razors can be picked up on the highstreet. Asda currently offer them at £2.50 a pack whilst Superdrug are a bit more expensive at £3.05.
Whilst men can happily walk around with hairy legs and hairy pitts, us woman are not as lucky. Despite having a perfectly good Gillette razor in the bathroom cupboard, I grudge the prices for the refills so when money is tight, I usually opt for a packet of disposable razors. I can't say my experience of Bic has even been good as the cheapo orange razors they offer are awful and I have much experience of my Dad emerging from the bathroom with various cuts across his neck!
So why was I drawn in by these Bic Soleil razors? They looked girly and the lubricating strip was a potential, added benefit for me. The price was also I factor as I slipped a packet into my trolley in Asda a few weeks ago. I really wish I hadn't bothered to be honest as I hate them and have vowed to stick to regular blades from now on!
~Appearance and Quality~
These razors do not look like average disposables. They are well designed and are made from a tough yet attractively coloured plastic body. Each razor has a protective covering which is fairly simple to remove and reveals three blades neatly placed in close proximity of one another. The razor also features two textured grippers on the underside and on the top. They have positioned them well to allow ease of use. The lubricating strip is literally that - a thin strip along the top of the blades. Overall the design of the razor is sturdy and attractive.
This is where I had issues with this razor! I keep one razor aside for using on my underarms and a separate one for my legs. One is used almost daily, the other is used once or twice a week at most. I always ensure I lather up my skin with an appropriate shaving gel to ensure my skin is well protected but to be honest, nothing really does protect the legs from this evil (and I mean it) razor!
I have tested this razor out on various hair lengths. I was ill recently so got a little bit lazy with the legs so it had a lot to content with at one point! I can easily glide this razor up and down my legs as it is very lightweight. The razor head doesn't move like a normal razor may do so it is a little more difficult to do the back of my legs. Whilst my legs are sensitive, I rarely have issues with razors.
A fresh Bic razor is a legs worst nightmare! A few weeks ago, I needed to do the bottom of my legs as I was intending on wearing short trousers in the sun. As I used this razor, I could feel my legs stinging as the razor cut through the shaving gel. Rinsing the shaving gel off, I was shocked at the state of my legs! This is not a gentle razor and that lubricating strip is absolutely rubbish and simply there for show! On one leg, I counted a total of 8 nasty cuts and 9 on the other leg. My ankle got the worse cut of all and bled for an hour or so which wasn't ideal. The razor did remove the majority of hairs but left my skin sore and red.
These razors aren't too bad for using under the arm pitts but they are far from being the kind to skin which I would expect with aloe and vitamin E being included in the lubricating strip. They did give my underarms a close shave but still left them a little sore. Hairs return quite quickly and it isn't worth the pain of letting this razor shred my legs regularly in my opinion. They do not last well and go blunt after one or two uses.
I do not like these razors and cannot recommend them unless you want bloody patches all over your legs! I would say Bic are aiming these brightly coloured razors for holiday use but no way would I use them abroad as they will do more harm than good! Cheap and cheap for a reason in my opinion. Other reviewers have been very pleased with these razors but they are certainly not for me.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: not for me
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