Product Review: Schick Hydro Silk Razor

Here’s a scary thought: Spring is one month away. In the not too distant future we’ll no longer be hiding behind the safety of opaque stockings and long pants. Bare legs are necessary in the end-of-year Australian warmth, which means it’s time to start thinking about Spring/Summer beauty prep. First things first: hair removal. I simply cannot make leg waxing work for me. I have super fair skin and very dark hair, the combination of which does not work well when it comes to letting body hair grow out for an extended period of time. Ideally I would love to be able to wax my legs or go through a course of IPL, but realistically I can’t justify the time or money to spend on such things when I could pick up a decent razor and easily maintain it myself. I’ve been trying out the new Schick Hydro Silk Razor for a few weeks now, and I’m loving it. The razor contains 5 blades which helps to ensure that I pick up every single stubborn little hair (I’m sure we’ve all been in the situation where you discover a random stray patch on your leg that you’ve missed and it’s certainly not ideal). I also find the shape of the razor glides really easily over the bumps and contours of my body, far easier than any I’ve used in the past. I use leftover hair conditioner to lather my legs prior to shaving (thanks to Scarlett Johansson for that little beauty tip), so I didn’t notice that I experienced any additional benefit from the moisturising strips on the razor, but I did notice that they helped the razor to glide over my skin easily. The Schick Hydro Silk Razors retail for $14.25 AUD (the 4 cartridge refill packs are $19.25) and is available for purchase from Woolworths, Coles, Priceline and other pharmacies throughout Australia. (note: this product was sent for consideration for review)

Here is the fun part: I have the opportunity to give away 5 of the Schick Hydro Silk Razors to readers of The Belle Lumiere to trial and review on the blog. Please leave a comment below letting me know that you’re interested, and I will draw the 5 members of the trial team at random on Saturday 11th August. Please note that this is open to Australian residents only. Good luck!

ETA: The trial team has been chosen, congratulations to Paulette, Sabine, Dustyn, Gemma and Rosemarie!