“ Brand: Boots / Sub-type: Womens Razor / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types / What it does: Smoothes / Type: Razors „
Razors are a tricky item to get right. It's always a balance between price and quality for me. I've tried the Venus and so on before and they do give you an incredibly smooth and close shave, but they also cost a complete fortune. I'm currently using the Boots Smooth Care Disposable Triple Blade, and I'm quite impressed!
You get four razors in a pack for £1.99. Not the cheapest on the market but not the most expensive either. For four triple blade razors I think it's pretty reasonable. I've tried cheap two blade ones before and looked like my legs have been attacked by tigers so I always think it's worth spending a little bit more money on a decent product.
The razors are in a plastic packet which is sealed all around the edges. This does make it difficult to get into the packaging and get the razors out. I end up attacking them with a pair of nail scissors in the bathroom, but this can lead to some sharp plastic sticking out so be careful! I have to throw the plastic away but there is a cardboard insert which can be recycled. Apologies but I can't give you the information from the cardboard as I've already recycled this particular pack! Having the razors lose doesn't bother me as I just pop them into a draw in the cabinet I have in the bathroom, but if you wanted to keep them all together the packaging on these doesn't really lead to this.
The razors have a blue handle which is coated in a kind of rubber which means they are secure to hold and you don't drop them in the bath or shower. I've always found the handle to be a good length and shape and very comfortable to use.
The head is protected by a plastic case, which i usually throw away the first time I use the razor. The head pivots up and down, the movement is limited compared to some brands but I find it perfectly adequate. You can see the three blades but they are tucked in so you can't accidentally cut yourself on them. There is a soothing product to the top of the razor which allows for lubrication, but I would always recommend a shaving foam/gel to ensure you don't get razor burn. To the bottom of the blades is a blue strip which stops slipping.
I've used these razors on my armpits, legs and bikini area and I find they give a very smooth, close shave. They're not as good as the high end names like the Venus, but for the price they are very good and more than meet my needs. I've never nicked or cut myself with them, and I find I get quite a few uses out of them before they need throwing away. My main concern with this product is that disposable razors are not the most environmentally friendly.
Overall, I think £2 for four good quality razors that last a while and offer a smooth and decent shave is a bargain. They're safe to use and have never caused me any cuts. They're not the most environmentally friendly and I wish Boots would review the packaging, but other than that they're a great product which i buy on a regular basis
Recently I made an epic error. The weather was nice and I was in a hurry to shave my legs so quickly went to work with my previous Bic razor that I had found hiding in my bathroom cupboard. The day proceeding and I found my legs were itching like mad and I had a sexy red rash all over. Thinking maybe I had some kind of allergic reaction I dashed to boots to get a new set of disposable razors, as a long term one was not in my budget at such short notice!
I picked up this pack of 4 Smooth care triple blade razors for £2.99 as they weren't the complete bargain end of the scale but not the most expensive. The razors are blue on the handle and have a thick moisturising aloe vera strip which is quite thinner than I expected.
In terms of packaging, they come in the usual plastic pack which is tightly sealed, however I found I needed some kind of tool like a hand saw to get into it! Attacking at it with scissors it takes a lot of effort and energy to actually cut the pack open!
The selling point of these razors is they have triple blades and also have a pivoting head which I presume is for reaching into deep corners and crevices lol. In terms of the quality of these razors I can totally see why they are only £2.99. To be honest they are not the most sharpest razors I have had and so in this respect was quite disappointed. I of course don't want razors to slice my legs open (like I have done in the past!) but I can already feel that they won't last as long as others I've used before. In terms of effectiveness, although they have 3 blades, I do find these aren't too effective at removing my hair either! I'm not some hairy beast (I hope anyway!) but I do seem to find I need to glide the razor over the same area of my legs numerous times to ensure I have actually shaved all the hair off, as a couple of occasions I have hopped out, only to realise there are a few strays still lingering so jump back in the shower to re-commence the shaving!
The pivoting head is quite flexible, and I find these razors are able to cope with my underarms and my bikini line with ease so this is a good point.
Overall, these are basic simple razors from Boots which do what they are meant to - remove hair. They are by no means a luxurious brand of equipment but get the basic job done so for now they'll do, but not so sure I will return to this variety in the future!
When it comes to hair removal, I neither have the funds nor the inclination to be faffing around getting myself waxed and preened on a regular basis. I have experimented with various electrical hair removers over the years, but more often than not I return to the good old fashioned way of shaving. It's quick, easy, painless, and fairly easy to keep on top of.
I'm not loyal to any brand of razor, I tend to weigh up the price against brands, and although I have had razors with interchangeable blades in the past, at the moment I find it more cost-effective to pick up disposable razors. These Boots ones are my current razors of choice, costing £2.99 for a pack of 4.
Razors used to be quite straightforward things, but these days we have all sorts of promises being made about getting the closest shave whilst moisturising and preventing nicks and cuts. All I need now is one that does my housework for me at the same time and that might just impress me. These razors claim to have a lubricating strip (with moisturising aloe according to the Boots website), and triple blades for a closer shave. The handles are longer than previous designs, and the head rotates which makes it easy to shave those awkward areas.
I have had mixed success with disposable razors in the past, as I find it difficult to achieve a close shave without ending up looking like I've been attacked by a cat. I always seem to end up cutting myself, and some razors leave me with a little rash as they try to get a close shave. These razors, however, seem to combat these problems, and are definitely ones I will repurchase.
Firstly, holding these razors is very natural and comfortable. I don't find them too short or difficult to grip like some razors. To aid this, they have ridges in the handle, which helps you to keep your grip even when your hands are wet. The handle is thicker at the top which I think also helps your grip and allows you to have full control of the razor.
Secondly, the shave achieved with these razors is one of the best I have had. It gives a really close shave, which I imagine is helped by the lubricating strip and triple blades, although I've not really noticed the detail of these in action. All I know, is that it gives a close shave, and it doesn't leave my skin raw or rash-like after use. I always moisturise my legs after shaving, but these razors seem to have minimal impact on irritating my skin.
I have only ever cut myself once using these razors, and that was when I wasn't really paying attention and was shaving the ankle area. As we all know, this area attracts nicks and cuts due to the fact it is more bony than the rest of the leg, so if you're not paying enough attention it is easy to cut yourself. I blame myself and not the razor for this. The rotating head makes it easy to shave the bony areas (ankles and knees) because rather than being rigid it does gently rotate to get into difficult areas. It doesn't rotate so much that you lose control over it though.
The razors are disposable, so obviously once the blades start getting blunt they are designed to be thrown away. I guess this isn't the best for the environment but at the end of the day my wallet speaks louder than my morals at the moment, bad as that sounds. They do last a fair while though, obviously it will depend on how often you shave (ahem!), but I find I can get a fair bit of usage out of a pack of 4 before they need replacing. I last bought these before going on holiday in May, and am just about to think about replacing the pack now (in August).
Overall, these razors are great value, and give a close shave without irritating my skin. Apart from the fact they are disposable and not as environmentally friendly as I'd like, I think they are an excellent product.
(This review also appears on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)