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I recently bought these Wilkinson Sword Xtreme 3 Beauty razors to replace some terrible razors I'd picked up from the men's shaving section in my local supermarket.
I had been in a hurry and the men's and women's shaving products were in different aisles so I had just picked up some men's razors. Me and my fiancé both thought they were awful. They didn't work well at all so I replaced them with these not long after.
~ Price and availability ~
There are 4 razors in the packet and it cost me around £4.00 from my local supermarket, which I thought was a reasonable price.
They are available from most supermarkets as well as Boots and Superdrug.
~ Packaging ~
There are 4 razors in the pack I bought.
They come in a thin, clear, plastic box. You peel the clear cover off the front of the box to open it.
The packaging has lots of pink on it and a pink banner across the front with the words, 'Xtreme 3 Beauty' and above that the Wilkinson Sword logo.
There is a picture on the bottom of the cover of the packet to indicate that the head is flexible, there are 3 blades and there is a balm strip containing Aloe and Jojoba.
~ Appearance ~
When I got these home I realised that the men's razors I had previously bought and been disappointed with were also by Wilkinson Sword and they appeared to have exactly the same head as these Xtreme 3 Beauty razors.
The head is black with a light green balm strip and the top, 3 blades and then the bottom of the head has a white rubber edge. There is a clear plastic cover for the head as well.
The problem I had had with the men's razors was simply that they didn't work and I was having to go over the same areas repeatedly, still leaving me with less than satisfactory results.
The handles of these razors were better quality than the men's razors. They are made from white pearly coloured plastic and a light blue/purple coloured rubber to help you grip the handle.
~ In use ~
I gave these razors a chance and I was pleasantly surprised.
They seemed to work much better than the men's razors I had used even though they appear to have the same head.
I use them on my legs where I find they cut through hair well although they do miss the occasional hair, but they are much better than the men's razors I used previously.
I have to admit I don't love these razors.
I do feel that the Bic Twin Lady Sensitive razors (previously reviewed) that I used before either of these Wilkinson Sword razors are superior and do a much more thorough job even with just 2 blades.
I don't particularly feel that the Aloe and Jojoba strip does much good at all.
Aloe and Jojoba are listed as lubricating ingredients on the packet, but I always use shaving gel or at least shower gel or soap when I am shaving my legs, which do the job just fine.
These balm strips wear down and start to make the razor look old and tatty very quickly. The balm strip is not sticky though, which I have sometimes found with balm strips on razors.
The 3 blades are quite close together and the razors are quite difficult to clean. They seem to get clogged up quite easily with hair and shaving gel. This is not a problem I had with the Bic razors, which were really easy to clean.
I have to admit I have started to use all 4 razors from the packet already and I have only had them a matter of weeks. Usually I am more organised and have one or maybe two on the go at once and then when I am finished with them I throw them away and get another one from the pack, but this hasn't happened with this packet. There have been times when I was in a rush and just took the first one I could find from the bathroom cabinet which happened to be a new one and I took a new one when I went away for a few days last week.
One of the razor's blades has started to rust so it is ready to be thrown away and two of the others have been well used as well so there is only one left that has been used, but is in excellent condition.
I suspect this pack will not last me a long time and I intend to buy Bic razors again next time.
Although they're cheap and they look cheap, they are easy to clean and my packet lasted me about a year, although there was more in the packet.
~ Conclusion ~
I think these razors are alright.
They cut through hair well, but they miss the occasional hair.
They get clogged up quite easy having 3 blades so close together and they are quite difficult to clean out. One of my razors has started to rust already and two more of them don't have much life left in them.
I have used cheaper razors, with fewer blades that I have been a lot more impressed with.
I don't expect these razors to last me much longer. It is partly my fault for starting to use them all around the same time, but I am still not too impressed by them.
They do the job, but I expected them to be as good as the cheap Bic razors I had been using, but I think they do a less thorough job, despite having more blades.
I wouldn't recommend these as I don't think very much of them.
A couple of months ago I came across the Wilkinson Xtreme 3 beauty razors in Tesco where they were on offer for £2, down from their usual price of £3.80. I have never been one to pay a lot for razors and other hair removal products as I've usually found that they all basically do the same job (to varying degrees). I usually spend under £5 for a pack of 3 or 4 and when I came across these, I thought they were a bargain.
Four razors are in the pack, housed in the standard plastic wrapping which I find useful to keep the unused ones in until I get around to using them. The razors are fairly girly in colour, being purple and mint green although to be honest, I couldn't really care about their colours - after all it's a razor and stays out of view most of the time!
The razors have a clear plastic cap on the top - these are probably my only real gripe about them. The caps are a little fiddly to remove as they need to be pinched at either end and then pulled off. I usually use my razor in the shower and that's a bit difficult to do when my hands are soaking wet. It's also a bit fiddly to pop back on when I've finished.
As for the actual hair removal, I've been very impressed. There are three blades to the head and I have found that they give a very close shave underarm and on my legs. I do however find that the results are far better when using in conjunction with water in the shower - I have tried to shave my legs once or twice with these when they've been dry just to tidy them up and the blade hasn't seemed to give as close a shave then - I had to go and wet the razor's head and try again, then I got the great results I'd seen when using in the shower.
The razors have shea butter, vitamin E, jojoba and aloe included in 2 little strips along the blade area presumably to help keep legs moisturised and I would say that this has worked well, although as I need to use water with the razor when I use it I'm not sure how much of the moisture is coming from the razor itself - it could all be down to the water and shower products being used alongside it. I don't tend to use any extra creams or lotions on my legs when shaving - just my usual shower gel when washing. My legs feel generally very smooth - I can't really notice any bumps along my legs once I've finished used it with the exception of very small ones in hard to reach places such as around the tops of my ankles.
The head and the handle of the razor are both flexible to aid in the process when in use so that helps with those little parts around my ankles and the results are still good. The head bends slightly whenever shaving underarm which really helps but it doesn't give too much - in the past I've found other brands to be too flexible making them more difficult to control. There are small grooves along the handle to help with gripping it while in use.
As well as not wanting to spend over the odds, I also don't like to waste what I feel is a perfectly good razor after one use. Even though they are disposable razors, I tend to use them a few times before getting rid as it seems such a waste otherwise. I've used the same razor from the pack for 3 weeks before feeling as though it needed to be replaced. The blades have not worn very much really and felt sharp until this time. On that basis, one pack of four would last me 12 weeks. Nearly three months coverage is not bad for a small payment of £2!
I should also point out that I have sensitive skin - these are not specifically designed for use on sensitive skin but I have found that these haven't caused any irritation at all either underarm or on my legs with continued use.
I would recommend these razors as I feel that the results I've seen are just as good as the results I've experienced from more expensive ones priced up to around £10 (even though I buy on offer, that can sometimes be their full price). They give a close shave and have the right flexibility to make one of those 'have to do' jobs easy and quick. I've rated them 4 stars overall - I've removed one for the fiddly cap but apart from that I think they're great. I would repurchase even at their full price of £3.80.
Thanks for reading :o)
I bought these razors when they were on offer a few years ago, and have been buying them ever since!
The razors themselves are pretty and easy to grip even in the shower with wet hands. They are flexible, no irritating and have a nourishing strip which helps the razor glide for a close and soft silky shave.
They averagely retail at around £4 but i have bought them half price many times so its worth keeping your eyes open for offers!
There are four razors in the pack and i would say each one lasts a couple months (generally use mine every few days) and i can say i have never once cut myself!
These are some of the best disposable razors i have used for their price, how long they last (feel like i rarely need to buy them), their comfort, moisturising properties and looks. Well worth a try!
I had tried many razors over the years, from the mega cheap bic that leave you covered in cuts (not a good look in the summer!), to the Gillette kind with replaceable razors that cost upwards of £5 just for the replacement blades or decide to to discontinue the blades after you've bought the razor!! I have used these several times and found they are definately one of the best ladies disposable razors on the market.
Before I go on, I will point out the the photo showing above is out of date, the packaging is now light pink and an hourglass shape, and the razors are a different colour - 2 x pink and 2 x lilac.
I recently purchased these in my local Wilkinsons for the bargain price of £1.99 for a 4 pack. This is the best price I've seen these at, they are normally around the £3.50-£4.00 mark, and I have seen them selling for as much as £4.79 so worth shopping about for a good deal, as it's quite a difference.
The razors are appealing to the eye, in girly pink & lilac, the plastic handles are covered with a rubbery grip and are ergonomically designed, making them comfortable to hold and less likely to slip out of your hand while in the bath or shower. There is a clear plastic safety guard on the head of each razor, which can be easily replaced when you are finished using it. They have three flexible blades, on a piveting head, ensuring a close yet comfortable shave, with two lubricating strips enriched with soothing Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, Jojoba and Shea Butter, so you moisturise while you shave.
I found they glide over the skin easily, the lubricating strips work effectively and I have suffered no cuts or nicks with this razor, even around the knees, which can be tricky and is where I often nick myself with cheaper razors. The razor is very easy to clean by simply rinsing in water, it also does not clogg up with hair like some others do, the blades seem well spaced out to allow ease of cleaning.
The extreme three gives as close a shave as you can get, in my opinion, my legs felt silky smooth after using, for up to 24 hours, whereas left effective razors can leave legs feeling stubbly after even a few hours. The effect was as smooth as having your legs waxed, and my legs felt moisturised and silky for the rest of the day. They are also effective on underarms and bikini line, even with my sensitive skin, there were no nicks, rashes or sore skin after using these razors.
Many disposable razors are just that - use once and throw away. However, I have used these for my legs, underarms and bikini line, and used the same razors to do all three a few days later, and found it is just as effective the second time around. I proabably wouldn't use them a third time, as they lubricating strip would possibly have dried out by then, and the blade obviously may be bluntened by then. So essentially, even at the ful price of around £4, they work out more economical than many less effective, cheaper brands.
I have been buying these razors for a couple of years now and they are definitely worth the money. These women's razors cost £3 approximately for four razors. I usually buy them when they are on offer though as they can go as low as £2.
The packaging design of these razors are now than are shown in the product picture above. The outer box is not hot pink and turquoise any more, it is a much more subtle pink now as the packaging. The razors themselves have also changed as well. They are now white with a mauve rubber grip handle. The rest of the design has not changed though. The razor still has three blades, an aloe strip along the top and a head that pivots. The head is even bends slightly which means it moulds slightly to the area it is being used on. This also comes with a plastic razor head protector.
So does this product work well? The short answer is yes. The aloe strip means that shaving with it the first time leaves you with smooth, soft skin. However after one use the aloe has worn away and gives you just a regular shave requiring a shaving lubricant of some sort such as shaving foam. Since the head has three blades and a head that bends, this does ensure a beautiful close shave (especially on the legs). No need to go over the shaved skin again.
The only issues I have with this razor (and many other razors) is that despite rinsing them out thoroughly, some hairs build up in the back which requires cleaning out with a thin object such as a needle. Also, these razors do not stay incredibly sharp for very long and start to rust at the edges after about 3 uses. I understand on the packet it says 'for best results, use once' , but I find them not cheap enough to replace that regularly.
I would definitely recommend this product to a friend because they are relatively cheap and do their job well in the first few uses. However anyone looking for a razor that lasts for ages, I suggest either investing in a electric razor/epilator or getting something like a Gillette Venus range razor.
I have used these for a number of years. My main reason for buying them is that they were cheap in Tesco. They are always on offer and I never pay more than £3 for a pack of 4. I really resent buying razors as I think they are vastly overpriced and what annoys me most of all is that it is cheaper to buy a razor than it is to get the refills for half of the brands out there.
I have in the past been really cheap and tried Bic ladies razors which ripped my legs to shreds. So I thought these looked a lot better. The razors themselves are green with purple rubber grips. Each razor has 3 blades which Wilkinson Sword claim give the comfort and performance of a premium razor with the value of a disposible. Above each blade is a green aloe vera strip to condition skin and prevent cuts and nicks.
You use these in the same way you would use any other blade, I shave my legs and underarms as most women do. I found that these razors gave a really close shave. My legs felt smooth and soft. I didn't get any cuts. I have since picked up the mens version for my other half and he also thinks they are really good.
I would recommend these to anyone looking for a bargain, they are just as good as other more expensive razors I have tried and cost less. A razor lasts me a couple of weeks before it starts to go blunt and they look pretty in the bathroom!
The bathroom fairy delivered these for me to try ;)
I always use disposable razors to shave, I've tried my friend's epilator (ow!) and wax strips (worse!) so I go for the easy option now with little and hopefully no pain, lol!
The bathroom fairy brought these Xtreme 3 Beauty razors with dual comfort strips and triple razor blades...
The razors are very girlie with pink and green chunky handles and quite a big razor head that is easy to handle. The razor head pivots to move to the contours of the skin and it does so really well.
The handle is really easy to drip which helps when you shave and there is a safely guard on that clips on which you push on each side to release.
Everything seems well designed and easy to manipulate around me legs and under my arms.
I didn't cut myself once with these they are so safe to use!
Each product has the makers name of Wilkinson Sword on the outside of the handle and the two strips are coated in aloe and jojoba oils - the green one is the aloe which is on top of the blades...
They come in a strong plastic packet (recycle please!) with a little pink cardboard sleeve inside.
The strips are designed to lubricate the skin while shaving to protect the skin and they really work as the razors glide easily over the surface!
Made in Germany the bathroom fairy says they cost about two pounds but are usually over three pounds from Wilkinson's...
I think these are brilliant and would use them again; they are so safe and gentle and do not cut or catch the skin at all and do a really smooth close shave - five stars for an awesome disposable product!!