Product Type: King of Shaves Shaving & Grooming
Newest Review: ... I took it out the packaging the first thing I noticed about it was how bendy it was. I'm guessing this was to make it an easier shave but ... more
Failed to impress me!
King of Shaves L'Azor System Razor
Member Name: PandaEyes
King of Shaves L'Azor System Razor
Advantages: Silky smooth legs for a while at first
Disadvantages: Cartridge doesn't last long, irritated my skin
A little while ago the time came when I needed a new razor again. I have always used various different razors but they have always been by Venus, as 9 times out of 10 I'm not left disappointed. However, I saw these 'Queen of Shaves L'azor' razors in Asda reduced to only £2 from £3.60 and at the time none of the Venus razors were on offer (which is when I usually buy a new one). My boyfriend was with me and recommended I try the Queen of Shaves one as it was by King of Shaves which is a brand he likes.
I soon purchased it although I didn't know much about the razor as the packaging didn't really give much away except that 'it's a step up for silky smooth legs'. It came with 2 cartridges which I thought was very good for only £2!
When I took it out the packaging the first thing I noticed about it was how bendy it was. I'm guessing this was to make it an easier shave but when I came round to using it, the fact that it bends made no difference to me. It did feel very soft when gliding it along my skin though, so soft that I was running my hands over my legs after to see if it was actually working at all, thankfully it was! My first impressions of this razor were good and it did leave me with silky smooth legs for some time after, and that was just from using a regular shower gel or soap before shaving.
The razor also contains a white rubber bumper which is designed to help decrease the risk of unwanted cuts. It certainly prevented me from getting any cuts but I also think it prevents getting a 'closer' shave and so I find myself shaving longer than I usually do, but I think I would rather do that than have cuts so I won't complain to much about that.
The problems with this razor I started to experience a bit later. As I mentioned before I am used to using Venus razors and the cartridges tend to last me quite a while before I need to replace them, often a couple months or even longer but I tend to replace them because they can get dirty which is not good for the skin. However, this Queen of Shaves razor cartridge didn't seem to last long at all, after a month it didn't leave my skin feeling smooth any more and I found that I needed a new cartridge already. I also experienced redness on my armpits which turned itchy and obviously caused some discomfort for a while. I am not sure if that was fully down to the razor itself or if I had a reaction to some deodorant, but I stopped using the razor when this happened and bought a new one.
I have never owned a razor that only lasted a short while unless it was a disposable one and as the Venus ones I have used in the past have always lasted me twice as longer as this Queen of Shaves one then I know that it's not because I need to replace the cartridge sooner.
Yes the razor is good for the first few weeks but after that it is useless and as for the fact it bends made no difference to me and so that isn't a huge selling point to me. I won't be purchasing this razor again and I have now returned to using Venus razors again!
I have only seen these on sale in Asda where I bought mine but they are now back to their original price of £3.40. You can also buy them online on Amazon or Fragrance Direct priced from around £3 up to £4.50.
Summary: I won't be purchasing this razor again even!
More reviews in the field of Shaving & Grooming
- Dermalogica Invigorating Shave Gel
- Dermalogica Close Shave Oil
- Roger & Gallet After Shave Balm
- Coty Playboy Ibiza Aftershave
- Coty Playboy Malibu Aftershave Lotion
- Coty Playboy Miami Aftershave Lotion
- Coty Playboy New York Aftershave
- Coty Playboy New York Aftershave & Deodorant Set
- Givenchy RWD PLAY FFWD After Shave Lotion
- King of Shaves SuperGel Superfresh Citrus Shaving Gel