Not too long ago, a woman who needed a disposable razor for travel, was faced with using a man’s product, guaranteed to rip her legs and underarms to shreds. But these days, women have options. One that I really like is the Schick Quattro for Women $7.39/3 razors that is not just easy to use for a smooth (and safe) shave, it’s affordable. The product doesn’t look or feel like those wimpy, thin disposable razors guys put up with, either. These have colorful, plump, curvy handles that are ergonomically designed with and rubberized for a sure grip. The design allows the razor head to lie flatter against your skin, for more maneuverability. The compact, pivoting head follows a woman’s body contours for a close, long-lasting, shave. Nestled into the blade cartridge (made in Germany by Wilkinson Sword, if you’re wondering), are nestled four, thin blades moisture strips enriched with an aloe and duo vitamin complex. You can get these in three varieties: ultra smooth, sensitive, and ultra smooth limited edition colors (not available until July/August 2010).
I tried the sensitive variety (this one has a large, moisture strip containing moisturizing and soothing and healing shea butter). MUCH better than using my husband’s and then wondering whether I’ll have scars for life from the cuts! Yes, these are disposables, but you’ll be using this razor more than once, so you’ll appreciate the included, clear, travel cap that keeps the blades clean ,and you, safe. These work just as easily and well as the regular, Schick Quattro for Women $8.99 but you can‘t change the blades on the disposables. With the regular razor, you can get replacement blade cartridges $9.99/4; $18.99/8
And while you’re thinking about what women want and need, why should ladies use a man’s shaving cream? Doesn’t make sense! One I really like is Skintimate Moisturizing Cream Shave $3.99 8 fl. oz. It doesn’t even look like a guy would want to use the curvy, ergonomically designed bottle with a plastic, flower shaped pull-up top. The product is a non foaming, fruity-floral scented, and moisturizing, shave product. Personally, I like foaming products, but they gunk up your razor can make a mess in your shower. What’s great about this product is that it hangs around on your skin until you shave it off, so your skin is moisturized and covered, and the product won’t make a mess. While many shaving creams, especially those for the guys, smell harsh, and can dry out your skin, this one has a unique, high tech formula that locks moisture in to seal and protect the skin on your legs, so they stay smooth and soft. There are three different types to choose from: Revitalizing is the newest. The rich, creamy formula is infused with exfoliating “pearls” and verbena, olive butter, soy, and antioxidant white tea. There’s also a formula for dry skin with the goodies in the Revitalizing Formula plus soy. There’s also one that’s extra-gentle–a dye-free cream that gives skin extra protection from nicks and cuts. Since I’m a klutz with a razor, that’s the one for me!
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