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Having bought some Wilkinson Sword extra 2 beauty razors and found that they irritated my skin I had to go and buy some different ones. I will often end up using the general male Bic razors simply because they are cheap enough and work ok but because of having some issues with the Wilkindon Sword ones I decided to look for a sensitive womens throw away razor and I ended up buying some Bic twin lady disposable razors and this is my review of the product.
The Bic twin lady sensitive razors come in a pink coloured plastic wrapper which features the familiar orange Bic logo on the front which to me grabbed my attention from the off as I recognised the brand as a quality one. The product name and the fact that this is a sensitive razor is there in quite large lettering and this does stand out. As I was looking for a sensitive razor this appealed to me.
The razors I have are a pack of five and I will be honest and say that the fact that they come in cute colours did really appeal to me. There is a clear plastic on the front of the pack where you can see the colours and in my pack I have ones with pink, purple and green handles. I know it is a small and insignificant feature really but for me they just make the product more feminine and look a bit nicer in the bathroom!
The actual razors have a hollow plastic handle but they do feel really solid to be honest and not like some cheaper brands which feel as though they may cave in as you hold them! The razor features two blades and is housed in a white plastic which has a clear protective case on to protect you from the blades when it is not in use. This is easily removed and popped back on after use as well.
I find that these razors are actually really good. They allow a close shave and leave your skin feeling smooth especially if used alongside a shaving gel. I either use a shaving gel or a hair conditioner when shaving my legs just to give that bit of a barrier between the skin and the razor and in this case this razor gives a nice smooth finish without giving any irritation to my skin at all. I find I can use these a couple of times before they need throwing away so they don't just give one shave which makes them better value for money as well.
They cost £1.50 from Asda for a pack of five and I think this is good value to be honest. I find that they give a good shave and do not irritate my sensitive skin for the most part and so I would continue to use them in the future.
Thank you for reading my review!
I bought these Bic Twin Lady Sensitive disposable razors when I went away with my friends earlier this year and just wanted something cheap and cheerful that wouldn't take up too much room in my case and which I could throw away afterwards. I used them when I was away and have continued to use them at home as I found them to be very good. I have bought Bic razors before but just the basic orange cap ones and didn't get on with them at all as I found them to scrape my skin and leave them a bit stubbly.
I thought I would try these sensitive ones as they may be a bit gentler on my skin. I paid 99p from Home Bargains which is very good as they are £2.65 at Boots. The packet is a bright striking pink colour with a picture of all the coloured razors which are inside. There are 8 razors in total and the handles are pretty shades of blue, green and purple.
They are quite basic looking but have two blades so as not to miss any hairs. They are very light and glide over your skin easily, and I find them easy and comfortable to use. I either use shaving gel or lather up some soap when I run out which does exactly the same for me. I have very occasionally used these razors dry if I find I have missed a few hairs or if I have decided to wear shorts and as I only usually shave up to my knee, and need to do a quick shave of my knees before exposing them.
I have never experienced any scraping or soreness from using these razors and my legs do feel very smooth afterwards. I use them on my legs, underarms and bikini line and find that they do a good job all round.
When I have finished using it I just swill it under a running tap and shake it dry. I would say that I probably use one of these razors about four or five times before throwing it away as I find that they do lose their sharpness, and I can really tell when I do use a new one for the first time.
The explanation from Bic which makes them sensitive is that the 2 high quality blades give a close and safe shave and the narrow head gives you lots of control in those sensitive areas. I can say that I have never had any problems with these razors and can't fault them at all. I think one of the most appealing things for me is the pretty rainbow colours they come in which makes very girlie and stand out compared to others. You won't get these confused with your hubby's razors in the bathroom cabinet.
I would recommend these razors especially at 99p. They are a well known brand and do the job well.
I bought a pack of these Bic Twin Lady Sensitive disposable razors about a year ago and still have one left.
I chose these razors because I was on a tight budget at the time and needed a few disposable razors to take on holiday with me and these were among the cheapest razors in Tesco. I believe I paid £2.97 for a packet of 5 or 6.
Buying razors can be tricky. Some disposables can be cheap and nasty and some can be cheap and alright.
~ In use ~
These razors are pretty basic. They have two blades, but no protective cushions or balm strips.
They have transparent coloured handles with the BIC logo on.
They are supposed to be for sensitive skin.
I have found that the razors work well and despite having three blades less than the latest Gillette release, they give a very close shave and leave my legs feeling silky smooth.
I never get any nicks or cuts with these razors and I have never had any irritation.
They are easy to keep clean and I have never found that the blades rust on them.
Each razor lasts me a few months, before needing to be replaced.
When I was almost ready to throw away my last razor from this packet I bought some triple blade razors by Wilkinson Sword and was quite shocked to find that they were useless and they didn't work at all. I was going over my legs repeatedly and the razor was just not cutting the hair.
It was then that I realised just how good these twin blade razors had been and I kept using them until last week when I bought some more razors to replace the rubbish Wilkinson Sword ones.
~ Conclusion ~
I would consider buying these razors again as they are excellent. I found no problems with them at all.
I do prefer to use triple blade razors, just because I think of them as being better, but these razors give a close shave and left my legs feeling silky smooth.
They are easy to clean and they don't rust. I sometimes find razors with balm strips can get a bit sticky and the rubbery handles on some razors can start to feel worn. These razors feel cleaner.
Although these razors are very basic I can't fault them.
I find them ideal for travelling when you just want a cheap disposable or two to take with you.
I have an electric razor but for me it never shaves as close as a wet shaver. I needed some new razors so when shopping in Tesco these were on offer at £1.85 for 8 normally £2.50.
The packet is a hot pink and white with a clear plastic front so you can see the product. The razors a line up so you can see them. In the top right hand corner there is a picture of a razor with the numbers 1and 2 on it which shows it has 2 blades. The BIC logo is on the lower part of the packaging.
The razor handles are different colours purple, green & blue. The razors were very light and small compared to other brands. The blade top is white and covered with a plastic case for safety.
I tend to use a razor 2-3 times a week so the sensitive optioned seemed like a good choice. The razor was very light and handled well while in use. They did glide over my skin and left a good close shave. The blade was sharp and did a good job I just think these razors feel cheap.
After shaving they left no cuts or rashes and a nice smooth finish. I get a new razor out every week as the blade started to rust after 2 weeks.
If someone is looking for a cheap razor option gives these ago but I won't recommend them as I no longer use them as I believe there are better brands out there for a similar cost.
I have used a wide range of disposable razors over the years with varying degrees of success. I tend to go for relatively cheap ones because I find the metal rusts over, or they get clogged up and I need to throw them away relatively frequently.
These are a set of twin blade disposable razors from Bic which are meant to be sensitive to your skin. As any woman knows shaving rashes are fairly common and though I don't tend to get any irritation on my legs I often do on my underarms. I thought the sensitive aspect of these razors might help to alleviate that somewhat and that would be an added bonus.
The razors come in different pastel shades ranging from peach to blue. I'm not sure how suited these colours are to razors because I heavily associated pastels with babies and young children. That said, the design of the razor makes it easy to use. It is all made entirely from plastic and has two metal blades set into the top of it, with a comfort strip above to alleviate irritation.
I tend to either use shaving foam or a little bit of soap to lather up my legs and creates some definition as to where I'm shaving. I then start on the front of my lower leg and work my way round systematically. I find that the razor does work well on getting rid of unwanted hair and it isn't too tricky to get to those hard to reach places. I don't find the comfort strip does much at all, but then perhaps using soap with it prevents it from doing so?
These razors cost around £1.50 for 8 which isn't bad given these will last me 3-5 months of use. I find each razor has a shelf life of around 2 weeks, if not a little longer depending on how regularly use it.
Overall, these razors are an affordable and effective way to get rid of unwanted hair easily.
Like most women I strive for silky smooth and hair free and waxing is usually my preferred method of keeping on top of this, but when I was pregnant my ability to withstand the pain of having hair ripped out from the roots declined considerably leaving me having to consider alternative methods.
My first port of call was hair removal cream, but given my heightened sense of smell and rather delicate stomach this was not to be either. And this is what led me to these Bic razors for women. I found them in the local pound shop where a pack of 10 was a very reasonable 99p so I thought I had nothing to lose by giving them a go, nothing except a layer of skin it turns out!
In hindsight the fact they were so cheap should have been a clue to the quality but being a girl who can't resist a bargain I didn't give it much thought and Bic seems to be a well known name.
Queue my first use of these razors. After a soak in the bath I lathered up my legs and proceeded to de-fuzz. Firstly I nicked my ankle, which began to bleed, then I cut my knee and to top it all off due to the razors not having a great grip on the handle and my hands being a bit slipped the razor slipped in my hand resulting in a cut across the back of my leg. Maybe it was my own fault for having wet slippery hands, but having used other brands since I haven't had the same issues. Needless to say that by the time I had finished this exercise in self mutilation the bath water looked like a murder had been committed.
Needless to say the rest of the pack went in the bin and I moved onto another brand, that I had no such problems with. And as for recommending these to a friend, I wouldn't even suggest them to my worst enemy.
As I've mentioned before, us ladies are pressured by society into not looking like ugly hairy beasts, but to have silky smooth, luxurious legs (you've all seen the Venus adverts with Jennifer Lopez!) and we are told we can do it in a pain free way. I'll be honest, I hate shaving my legs and see it as a chore! I love the winter season when I can throw on a pair of tights and trousers and to the outside world they have no idea whats going on underneath these layers (well my partner slightly has an inkling but we will exclude him from this discussion) and so I'm happy as larry.
As it is now "summertime" I feel obliged to ensure they are kept slightly more approvable in case the weather takes a drastic turn and I'm fortunate enough to be able to go outside in just a skirt, baring my legs and underarms (cant forget about shaving here!) for all to see. I have tried hair removal cream and seem to have little to no such luck, and I'm considering investing in an epilator but for the time being I use these disposable razors.
I spotted this pack in my local 99p store so decided to stock up as I'd seen them in superdrug for around the £2 mark. Bic is a brand I had heard of so wasn't scared of any adverse results as such and so felt they would get the job done perfectly fine.
*** The Razors ***
The pack contains 5 razors, in a bright and funky range of pastel colours. They are designed with 2 high quality blades to give a close shave. The narrow head design is for control when gliding the razor across small areas, and or small nooks such as in the sensitive areas. These have a Ribbed handle for greater control and maneuverability, even in the shower.
*** Usage ***
Ideally, these razors work best with a shaving gel, but can also be used on wet skin to achieve a good close shave.
*** My Opinion ***
I absolutely love these razors and since finding them for the bargain price of 99p I ensure I always have a pack supply in the back of the bathroom cupboard (keep away from the little ones!). In all honesty, as I've said before I don't shave tremendously often! Luckily I don't have thick rough hair, so I probably shave my legs once a week and my underarms twice a week using these razors. These razors are actually quite long lasting, so I use one for about a month or so, meaning a pack can actually last me 6 months! Not bad for 99p!
I'm not entirely sure what makes these razors "sensitive" as I don't notice any difference with them as opposed to other disposable razors I have used before. One thing I'll remind people is that these are extraordinarily sharp! First time I picked these up and used in the bath I was shaving my leg and used too much force and SLICE! An entire strip of skin left my leg....ouch! I was then left with an unattractive plaster in the middle of my bare leg when I went out that night. Major fail.
Using these razors is simple and easy. Apart from the one incident (due to my overzealous nature) I've had no problems. I'm quite surprised in that i've not been left with any ingrown hairs on my legs or underarms, and these achieve a very close shave which makes me happy.
I would definitely recommend for anyone who needs a quick shave at a fractional price - but remind you to exfoliate so as to avoid ingrown Hairs and not to shave too roughly!
Whilst I have an electronic shaver, I do tend to use disposable razors quite a lot. Today, I am going to review Bic's Twin Lady Razors. They are available from most chemists (Boots, Superdrug, Savers) and supermarkets.
The razors are very light and I like that they have a long handle as it means that they are very easy to grip. The long handle also allows easy access to the hard-to-reach places, such as backs of your ankles.
These razors are disposable - however, I have found that I can use them twice until they become too blunt and need throwing away.
Sometimes I notice that I have 'nicked' myself especially around my knee area - however I don't usually notice until I feel it sore afterwards.
One thing I like about these razors are the colours - they come in girlie colours including pink, green and blue. I think that these are great, not only because they are attractive but because, say if you share a bathroom with a male, then you know who's razors are who because of the colours.
I bought these from Savers at a price of £1 for 5 razors. A pack of 10 was also available for £2.19 - I did think about buying 2 packs of 5 for £2 (saving myself 19p) although as I am trying to save money at the moment, decided to go with just the one pack.
I would definitely recommend this razors.
Thanks for reading!
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These are brilliant razors... I suffer with psoriasis on my legs and all other razors cuts open my psoriasis, but with these they glide over it smoothly. Obviously i have to be pretty careful sometimes. Always leaves me with smooth legs and and no cuts :) Would definitely recommend to anyone 10/10
I used to always have a proper razor and buy the new head attachments. I left my razor at home one weekend when I was going away so I thought I would buy some disposable ones. They're always handy to have as an emergency back up. I stumbled across these razors in Tesco. They weren't the cheapest ones available but they weren't expensive either. For a pack of 10 they cost around £2.50. The packaging is a bright pink colour and all of the razors are also brightly coloured in pinks, purples and greens. Each razor also has a protective guard for when the razor is not being used.
I have tried other alternatives, generally because I have not been able to buy this brand, and most of the alternatives did not come up to this standard. One particular brand I bought always left me with nicks on my legs - even when I had taken a brand new one out of the bag.
I would not be without the Bic Twin Lady razors. They are easy to take away with you, especially with the protective guard - it saves slicing a finger when rooting around in your wash bag. They stand out in the wash bad because of their bright colours. The razors are slim and easy to use; they have a narrow head with slim twin blades. The only way I feel this product could be made better would be if a moisturising strip on the head of the razor. The razors provide a close shave, which leave your legs feeling soft and silky.
If you are looking for a cheap alternative or a holiday razor then I would definitely recommend these.
Last year I found myself in the unfortunate situation of losing my relatively new Venus razor only a day before I was due to go to Krakow (Poland) on holiday. As I had so much to do in such a short time (once again, classic me, leaving everything to the last minute) I asked my family if anyone would possibly be able to pop down to our local Tesco supermarket and pick me up a new razor. My dad, being the only one available, volunteered. Normally this would not be a problem, as having three daughters and no sons, my dad is fairly used to having to buy lady products and feels no embarrassment. However, as I forgot to tell my father I used Venus razors (where you just change the razor when needed); he decided to buy me disposable bic razors. However, this happened to come in very handy as at the end of my holiday I just simply threw the razor I had used away.
The razors my dad returned home with were the classic lady razors that come in a plastic blue packaging with a clear window on the front so that you can clearly see the razor before purchasing. The number contained within the pack (as this varies from 5 to 10 and also bulk buys of 20) is displayed clearly in a circle on the top of the packaging.
The razors themselves are a pale pink with the bic logo in white on them. The handle is a decent length (roughly around 11 cm) and the blade has a plastic coating for when it's not in use. This is really handy as clumsy me has often knocked this razor of the sinks edge and avoided cutting myself only because of this plastic cover. This is something that Venus razors cannot boast! I was surprised by the strength of the plastic the razor is made of, for a disposable I presumed it would be fairly easy to break, however I was wrong having never broken one yet, a year into using them.
When my dad purchased these in Tesco last summer, he bought them as they were buy one get one free and for the price of £1.20 for five razors, this seemed like a good deal to him and indeed it was as from supermarkets you can expect to pay around a pound for a five pack for classic lady razors.
These blades work as well as any razor, disposable or not, that I have tried before. These blades are not prone to cutting you more than others nor do they need to be used with shaving foam as shower gel works as well (especially if it's the cheap kind). I treat the way I shave my legs with the bic razor the same I would with the Venus razor.
I still use my Venus razor normally as I like the smooth moisturising strips that are featured on the blade, but find having disposable razors really handy on weekend breaks or holidays. As a University student, I find that I often have doubles of the essentials, two hairbrushes, two toothbrushes etc... This is so that I don't have to worry about forgetting to pack one or the other when going home for the weekend. With my razors, I leave the disposable ones at home (as I'm not often there) and my Venus divine stays in my Uni room (until summer when it will come back home with the rest of my belongings. Also, if like a friend of mine you tend to prefer waxing your legs but need to only shave your arms, then Bic disposable razors would definitely be the way forward for you. They are high quality disposable razors. Obviously I prefer my Venus razor but the price of these means that they are perfect for taking on holidays and disposing of.
I will rate these 4 out of 5 stars.
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The price of these razors is very cheap, I have seen prices for these around £1.00 - £2.00, I picked mine up from Wilkinson's for around £1.15 for 5 of them, I know they are disposable so some of you may think it isn't that good value then, but I have seen packs of 3 razors which are also disposable for over 3 pound!
I am also sure that you can buy packs of 10 instead of 5 for quite a cheap price too.
The ones which I have got do not come in a pack like above, they come in a dark hot pink coloured plastic bag with a see through patch at the front in which you can see the razors.
At the top of the plastic bag is a number 5 which represents how many razors you get in your pack, next to that is a picture of a razor head with the numbers 1 and 2 which I think represents the amount of blades on the razor.
At the bottom of the pack and spread over the back is the Bic logo and some more information.
The razors themselves come in different colours, the grip on them being purple, green and pink ( I only have 3 left in the pack and these are the colours, I am sure the other 2 razors were the same colours. ) the actual razor head is white and is attached to the grips.
Over the top of the blades is a plastic case which protects the blades during use/ before opening and is extra safety when getting them out of the pack, or if they are just lying around the house.
Over all, I think these are very decent looking razors!
DID THEY WORK?..
I shower every day and this means I have to shave everyday, otherwise I feel really unclean! I usually use Wilkinson's own brand disposable razors and I find these cut me and leave me really sore for days, my skin goes through its stages of being very sensitive too, when I seen these I couldn't resist as they did look very pretty and decent, and they were for sensitive skin, and since they had 2 blades I thought they would be better than my usual ones.
Well as you know, you should always use shaving gel or some sort of cream before shaving to help get the closest, smoothest and most comfortable shave, using cream will also help prevent rashes and bumps.
I find the razors very comfortable in the hand, they don't hurt my hands and are good to have a grip on, they are also very light weight and seem to just glide over the skin effortlessly.
You apply the shaving cream and then just move the razor over, the blades on the razor are not cheap, they are very sharp which gives a really close shave.
I find the razor is very comfortable on the skin and doesn't feel like it is tugging or ripping the hair out like some razors can leave me feeling, I have never found or got discomfort from using these razors, I rarely ever have little rashes and bumps left on my legs or under my arms either, saying all this though, this could be down to using the shaving cream which I do?..Who cares anyway! it gives a great result!
I can get a good 2 weeks uses out of the razors if I make sure I clean them properly afterwards and leave the plastic case on, my skin does feel very soft and the razor never has left a hair behind!
Over all, these are great if your on a budget and want something that actually does what it is meant to do, I have been using these little gems for months, they are great! Invest!
Ok so I thought that these razors were made by a pretty reliable brand and that they should do the job so I bought them as the colours looked really pretty and they seemed extremely good value at around £2.65 for a pack of 10 in Boots when another pack by the same brand were only pence less for only 4 razors which is less than half the amount you get here.
However, I found out why they are so cheap. Firstly, the razors feel really cheaply made as they are lighter than normal ones and hollow and not very comfortable to hold. Secondly, they don't work very well! I have quite thick dark hair so the hair on my legs is also quite thick and coarse and spiky. These razors feel like you have to drag them up your leg rather than them just gliding up like a good quality one would. Also, I found that they irritated my skin and didn't catch all the hairs so the blades must not be sharp enough as this usually only happens when I have been using a razor for a while and need to change it. For the razor to feel like this on the first go is unacceptable and means they are not fit for the purpose I bought them for.
I would recommend the other razors by Bic that I reviewed above these as although you get more for a cheap price, these ones are not worth it and don't work very well. May be fine for people with fine, fair hair but not for people like me.
I have always used Gillette Venus razors in the past but I found that the refills got so expensive so I decided to try these and to be honest I wasn't best pleased. These are the cheapest made razors next to Tesco Value and there is no comfort here believe me.
I don't overly sensitive skin except from on my face and these just made my skin vile. They come in packs of ten or five and they cost around £2.00 from supermarkets, chemists, you name it. These are actually common because they are disposable so they are easy to take on holidays and stays away from home. But, I used these and my legs where all cut, I had little spots all over my thighs and they were so painful.
They don't glide smoothly at all, they are rough sharp and lethal. I do not recommend these. I will pay the extra for smoother skin and unscarred legs! The only one positive of these razors is that they are so cheap that once you have used them you can throw them away- simple.
Stick with Gillette you can get these on sale with two head in Tesco at certain times of the year for 2 pound and the heads last for so long, brilliant. Do not wreck your skin with these, please.
Thanks for reading.
I personally have had a few razor emergency's before and ended up buying normal bic razors being the cheap nasty yellow ones for men and having bad experiences with them. I spotted the bic twin lady razors in our very small local chemist as their wasn't much choice i decided i needed them just to buy them however i really was happy with my purchase.
Bic is an old household brand and my guess would be that everyone has at least once tried shaving with a bic razor. I even remember my much older brother and dad both shaving with bic razors and the very first time i tried shaving my legs was when i was only 12 it was with a bic razor cutting my legs to shreds, funny thing was i never had any hair to shave i was just curios.
Bic twin lady sensitive disposable razors are quiet cheap to buy around £1.89 for ten razors. These come in cheap plastic pink packaging with the bic logo on it, most chemists and supermarkets will sell these razors.
The razors are nice pastel colours having pink , lilac, aqua and yellow two of each colour.
Bic lady's have twin blades and are made from lightweight plastic but feel quiet easy and nice to hold. Very basic in shape just as a cheap disposable razor should look, there are no fancy angled heads of smooth cooling strips just plain jane looking.
Upon using the razor i use the vital shaving gel all over my legs and started shaving as normal, i did have to keep rinsing the blade clean as kept getting clogged up with the gel and hair, i found the razors got into all the hard to reach places like the ankle area and around my knee with ease. After finishing my legs and rinsing the excess gel off i had lovely hair free smooth legs what a fantastic result from a cheap disposable razor. I use my disposable razor a few times before it gets blunt and needs to visit the bin. Removed the fuzz pain free, easily, smoothly, razors glide over the skin, these are definitely made for us woman.
Even when the razor was wet i found i had a good grip on it and controlled it and the direction at ease. I have never had any irritation or shaving rashes on my legs after using the bic lady.
Although i never used to buy disposable razors in the past unless it was an emergency i will definitely be buying the bic twin lady's in the future due to the price of blade for my venus.
I can honestly say bic twin lady disposable razors are the best i have ever used.