At the start of this review I feel the need to make a small disclaimer – I am not a very hairy person. I know that may sound odd, but it’s true. Many of my friends had to deal with their body hair in various excruriating ways, from waxing their arms (ouch) to tear-inducing laser hair removal sessions in an array of exotic areas. I, on the other hand, am fine and dandy with a quick whip of a razor and the odd pluck of a stray eyebrow hair.
I may sound smug (not going to lie, I am slightly – I had my legs waxed once and almost kicked the beautician in the face out of pure reflex. And because it bloody hurt) but I honestly do feel for the hairier friends of mine. Anyway, the reason I wanted to make this point is because today’s review features the Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals Razor!
I have a trusty razor that I have used for years (it has replaceable blades, don’t worry!) and have never really felt the need to change things up. However, I was quite intrigued by the premise of this one I received in a Glossybox. It not only contains a 4-blade razor, but a built-in soap that conditions your skin as you shave!
In truth, I am usually unsure about 2-in-1 products – I always think there has to be a compromise on quality somewhere along the line. However, being the crazy adventurer that I am I gave this a trial run in the shower the other day, using it on my legs and underarms.
At first, I was worried that the razor wouldn’t be able to do its job as it is quite literally surrounded by the soap (see photo below). In actual fact, however, the opposite was true! The razor glided over the skin super gently, the soap doing a brilliant job of conditioning my skin along the way and taking the place of any unnecessary shaving foam. Not that I actually use it normally – regular shower gel lathers up perfectly well, but this is just amazingly convenient.
I was left with legs as smooth as a smooth thing, and I purposefully left out my usual body butter afterwards to see the full results. The conditioning bar certainly did its task well, as my skin was not dried out or in needs of a huge moisture boost. Out of habit I eventually did apply some moisturiser but it wasn’t totally essential.
So, how much does this little contraption cost? Not that much, actually! The whole kit is around £6.49 and the replacement blades are between £5-8 for a box of three. That’s pretty much in line with most other good quality replaceable razors out there, and this is certainly one I would recommend.