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I needed a new razor recently and the first one to catch my eye was the Intuition razor by Wilkinson Sword. It was one of the cheapest, looked from pretty and eye catching and it wasn't a brand that I would normally choose being a Venus type of girl but I thought I would give it a go.
What does the product do?
The product is advertised as being a three in one product because it shaves, lathers and moisturises the skin all at the same time. It boasts four thin blades which reduce the chances of you cutting yourself and a pivoting head which ensure that the blades move with the shape of your body contours.
How does the product work?
The head of the razor is surrounded by a solid moisturising block. It contains Shea butter which is one of nature's greatest moisturisers and its job is to hydrate and nourish the skin as you save. It also contains Pomegranate to further nourish the skin. This layer should mean that you only need to use water and that you won't need to spend extra money on any shaving foam products.
Packaging and Price
The product is super chunky and it's much bigger than any other shaving product of this type that I have ever bought. It is narrow at the part where you hold the razor and then it becomes wider at the top. It is baby pink which a rubber surface at parts which enables you to grip the product properly when shaving. It has a smooth soap substance around the blades and there are four shiny blades.
There is a lid providing for the product and also a piece of plastic which would enable you to attach it to the walls. Mine cost me around £6 and I got mine from Boots. It will be available from most department stores, large supermarkets and from a variety of websites.
The soapy part of the product does smell largely like soap with a hint of fruitiness so it's not a delicious aroma as was promised. When I used the razor, it does feel silky smooth on your legs and it doesn't really feel like your shaving. The razor pivots and tilts with the contours of my body as promised so it does catch all the hairs. I didn't get any cuts and the products didn't make my legs sting and the soap didn't irritate my skin. My legs were super soft and the razor shaved my skin really closely so I wasn't left with any stubble or roughness at all so the razor gets full marks there.
The first time that I used the product I only used water as advised and shortly after I came out with a horrible shaving rash all over my thighs which I've never had before. It didn't fade away until the morning and so next time I used the product, I used it in conjunction with shaving foam and the rash didn't appear. You are supposed to replace the product once the soap has gone because this indicates that the razor needs replacing but I've only used the razor twice and the soap is disappearing fast because it melts away quickly in the water. After a few uses, I'll be left with a standard razor with an extremely chunky handle!
All in all, this razor does shave my skin very closely and left it feeling soft and smooth. It also left me with a shaving rash when used only with water and the solid soap is going to disappear way before the end of the razors life. I will continue to use the razor (with shaving foam) but I wouldn't repurchase the product.
This razor isn't all it's cracked up to be.It claims that you don't need to use separate shaving foams or moisturisers after using it.This unfortunately wasn't my experience.
The razor comes with a block of creamy soap surrounding the actual blade,this block of soap is supposed to moisturise the skin because of the ingredients in it ,in the natural care razor these are Shea butter and milk and honey.
Unless you are just shaving under your arms i wouldn't really recommend you use this razor.The block of soap may provide some lather but nothing near the amount you need to get a comfortably close shave, and if your hairs are longer than a couple of millimeters long the soap block prevents you from being able to clear the blades effectively,and then there's the Yukkie part when you get shaved hairs in the soap.
On the positive side the razor comes with a suction cap holder that can be placed on any tiled surface to hold the wide handled razor, the razor has a cap that covers the soap block and blade when not in use.Its easy to grip due to its large size.
A good size razor with a wide handle, wall mountable.
Not lathery enough, awkward to clean ,refills hard to come by.
Price:between £4.89 and £7.49
value for money :
Not good at all I wouldn't even give this product 3/10 you only get one blade when you initially purchase it and finding replacements is nigh on impossible,cheaper to buy an entirely new razor which isn't very environmentally friendly.
I bought this product after it being recommended by a friend. After reading a bad review on this I had to give my opinion.
You can get the razor in many different variety's to choose from depending on your skin type. The razor has a thick handle which make's the grip a lot easier to hold and control. Surrounded by the razor is a soap bar which once touched with water gives a smooth texture before and after shaving.
This razor makes shaving a lot easier and I now swear by this. The most difficult area is your under arm but, if you apply a little more pressure it is just as easier.
I love this razor and once I started using it I would not go back to anything else.
It is also very cost effective as it is two products in one (the shaving gel and the razor.)
I would recommend this to anyone and it is a lot quicker than using an ordinary razor as you do not have to spend the time applying the shaving gel to your body afterwards. Also your legs are left feeling smooth and soft after and to me it takes a lot longer than a normal razor to grow back (especially on the legs.)
Overall this is a fantastic product and I would definately buy this again.
Having read a very bad review on this product I had to write and give my opinion as its completely the opposite.
I found this razor to be that good, I have been using it for years!!
UNIQUE SPECIAL FEATURE
The razor is designed with a block of moisturizing shea butter soap around the head of the razor. The idea being that you don't need to use shaving gel making it more convenient, quick and cost effective as its two products in one.
GREAT FOR SENSITIVE SKIN
I have sensitive skin on my legs and shaving with a normal good quality razor used to give me a rash. After trying this my skin was left smooth, moisturized and soft!
The only downside to the razor is that the soap around the blade does run out after a few weeks but to be honest its no quicker than any other normal razor blade would. Generally I have found once the soap is gone the blade is in need of change anyway.
EASE OF USE
Other reviews have said they found it to be bulky and impossible to use in areas where precision is required. I completely disagree! I use this around my bikini line, arm pits and legs and I can do it quicky, preicisly and without any cuts. I never get in growing hairs either like other reviewers have complained about. I used to used Gillette sensor excel, a normal quality razor, and I would get far more cuts using using that than I do with this one! The razor blade head works on a pivot which follows the contours of the body allowing for a closer shave.
The only negative I would say is the bulk of the head a sometimes prove a little difficult for giving a closer shave in the armpit area, but you can do it you just need to be firmer with it.
OTHER BLADES YOU CAN USE ON IT
I have tried both the Sensitive blade and the Natural Milk & Honey blade. Both work a treat but I found the Natural one to be better as its more moisturizing. Once you have the razor handle you can attached any of the 3 types of blades in the range to it. The blades are triple blades set inside a block of Skin Conditioning Solid. It doesn't lather up much but it doesn't really have too, it still does the job.
The razor comes with a holder with suction to attach it to a tiled wall in the bathroom. I have found this works great, stays attached for months! The only time the razor ever falls out is when I knock it by mistake when in the shower, which is quite often and it has never broken or damaged the razor.
The razor is priced at £4.89 and it comes with 1 blade (might be two, I don't remember). The blades come in packs of 3 priced at £5.39, prices vary depending on the shop.
You don't have to use a shaving gel!
I bought this on offer (£2.44) when I had ran out of both shave gel and Venus razor blades. Since it was going to cost me getting on for £10 to replace my usual shaving products, I found myself being drawn to this razor as it would solve both problems for the meantime for much less money.
This razor is supposed to foam, shave and moisturise legs in one stroke. I was attracted by the bulky creamy coloured rubber coated handle from which I stupidly assumed foam would perhaps emerge.....and because the razor looked, whilst in the packaging, like it was quite large, like the Gillette Venus razor blades.
Back in reality, having opened the packet, I found that what we actually have here is a rubbishy little disposable razor type blade embedded in a big piece of soap. That's it. It has about the quality level of one of those cheap pink Bic ladies razors used with a bar of soap, which is a sore nightmare for my sensitive skin. The 'milk and honey' soap does smell quite nice and made my skin kind of smooth, but whatever good it does is undone by the horrible razor, which does all it can to make my skin feel like sandpaper. I found that largely hair growth is simply replaced by rough skin. Yuck. Maybe i should have tried the 'sensitive' version instead?
Plus the bulky handle makes for a clumsy shave and the big soap-surround makes it utterly impossible to use this razor for any tricky areas---so even if this was a good product for my legs, which it isn't, another razor is an absolute necessity for anywhere else. So much for saving money! Clearly its called 'Intuition' because you need to use all your powers of intuition to use this razor very well, what with the blind-spots created by its un-elegant size....
Furthermore, I found it only takes a few shaves before the soap runs out to the point that it doesn't lather very well at all and some kind of pre-lather is necessary. But thats not worth bothering with since the razor is not very nice, and after not many uses it gets gummed up with hairs where better quality razors would let go of them. I certainly wont be buying any pricey replacement soap-blades for this thing!
This razor also comes with a suction cap stand so it can be hung up on your tiles etc. Which is necessary as the handle is hollow and gets filled with water which needs to be drained out after use. Except as is often the case with suction caps it falls off the wall almost instantly, putting dents in the soap as it falls, wherever i try to put it. A much more effective way to drain it is to throw away the useless stand, put on the storage cap provided which fortunately has draining holes, and carefully balance it razor down---I say carefully as the cap is not totally flat, but the razor will stand up balanced on it if care is taken.
Intuition had the potential to be an handy throwaway razor to take on holiday, as in theory it makes it unnecessary to pack any other shaving products. But given the discomfort and leg-roughness it usually caused me, and the way it leaks water after use, I cant really recommend it for that either.