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Remington Women’s Travel Foil Electric Razor review

So I had high hopes for the Remington Women’s electric razor. I really wanted to work because there are no chemical or moisturizing strips with unknown ingredients, and it would work wet or dry.

The verdict though is that this just doesn’t cut it (har har.) But seriously it’s just not as close a shave AND it takes longer to use. It does work wet or dry and I did give it a week trial run but I was ready to get back to the Schick razor I’ve been using. Yes, I have not stick to the safety razor because it too just takes too long.

Some additional things to note about the Remington women’s electric travel razor:

  •  if you are sensitive to some metals, I want to note that this seemed like it might be aluminum (there’s really no info on what type of metal this is made of.)
  • Replacement blades seem nonexistent (I guess you are just supposed to buy a new whole unit which isn’t bad cost wise at $10 but it also means more e-waste or things in the landfill not biodegrading.)
  • You should probably use rechargeable AAA batteries with this (it does NOT come with batteries.)

So I’m STILL looking for something that lets me choose the product I use against my skin instead of moisturizing strips with undisclosed ingredients. Honestly what I REALLLY want to see is a swivel head safety razor. I think that might be the best of old and new… Maybe.

Meanwhile I am keeping this razor because I think if I get another pet it might be useful (I used to have to trim the ummm hind quarter area of my long haired cats when they were alive.) A use that doesn’t require silky smooth closeness.