Found 19th Dec 2008
Philips washable rechargeable rotary shaver with Nivea for Men conditioner system and shaver heads that have unique glide rings to help the shaver slide smoothly over your face to prevent irritation

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Haven't voted, but honestly I've got one of these (or I did have until I went to the tip last weekend!). I think they're garbage.

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Haven't voted, but honestly I've got one of these (or I did have until I … Haven't voted, but honestly I've got one of these (or I did have until I went to the tip last weekend!). I think they're garbage.



I'm the total opposite - I really like mine

i really like mine as well great razor:thumbsup:

For what it is worth....

I have real problems with in-growing hairs, constant redness of the neck for 22 years. I bought one of these 5 weeks ago and have noticed a distinct improvement. You have to give it time for the beard to change and get used to the cutting style, it takes at least 3-4 weeks. I used to use a Fusion, which cuts the hairs to a point which then curl and penetrate the skin causing inflammation. The electric shavers cut the hair blunt, making it more difficult for the hair to penetrate the skin. Yes this shaver does miss a lot of hairs on the neck in the beginning but as the beard changes it misses far less.

I find this razor easy to clean and the Nivea system does help reduce irritation for me. Certainly on non neck areas it is as close as a Fusion and doesn't cost me £18 for 8 new blades every 2 months.... Amazon do the Nivea refills for about a £5.

As I understand it, this model has NO trimmer, unlike the rest of this model range :-(

That's a shame as I find the trimmer handy....

paulgee31;3807999

That's a shame as I find the trimmer handy....



Me too... am looking for a good razor buy as a present at the moment, and saw this and the others in the range - typically I hesitated, and in that time the HS8060 (which HAS got the trimmer), and was a good buy then went UP in price! :-(

If like me, your local comet don't have them for store pick up, they're the same price on Amazon with free delivery. Comet delivery is £5.84.

but on the site, it does say it has trimmer for sideburns?

I'll never understand how folk prefer an electric shaver to a razor blade shave

I have had 2 top of the range Philips electric shavers bought for me in the past few years

I used each for a few days before giving up

It gave me the feel of a really sh*t shave

I would go on and on trying to "get that shave"

It never did happen

Maybe it's the real man thing in me :-D

Most people make the common mistake of trying electric for a few days and then giving up you have to stick with it for 3-4 weeks.

Keep in mind that it is important for you to use a new electric shaver continuously for a period of two weeks. This allows your skin and hair to adapt to a change in shaving systems. If you have been using a blade razor, then you must give your face a minimum of 3 weeks to adjust to electric shaving. Why? Well, every time you shave with a razor you actually take off a very thin layer of skin. With electric shaving, you are shaving at or below the skin line. So, you need this 3 weeks adjustment time to get rid of the replacement scar tissue that the body produces after every razor blade shave. You don't produce this scar tissue with electric shaving. And don't fluctuate back and forth between blade shaving and electric shaving if you want to achieve the benefits of electric shaving.

paulgee31;3810147

Most people make the common mistake of trying electric for a few days and … Most people make the common mistake of trying electric for a few days and then giving up you have to stick with it for 3-4 weeks. Keep in mind that it is important for you to use a new electric shaver continuously for a period of two weeks. This allows your skin and hair to adapt to a change in shaving systems. If you have been using a blade razor, then you must give your face a minimum of 3 weeks to adjust to electric shaving. Why? Well, every time you shave with a razor you actually take off a very thin layer of skin. With electric shaving, you are shaving at or below the skin line. So, you need this 3 weeks adjustment time to get rid of the replacement scar tissue that the body produces after every razor blade shave. You don't produce this scar tissue with electric shaving. And don't fluctuate back and forth between blade shaving and electric shaving if you want to achieve the benefits of electric shaving.


I'm not at all convinced

I see it as you just getting used to a poorer shave after 3 weeks

After that time you'll have forgotten what a great shave you previously achieved with a blade :-D

But I know I'm probably completely wrong

Thanks for the info btw :thumbsup:

vikasbhasin;3809777

but on the site, it does say it has trimmer for sideburns?



Yes, but everywhere else says it hasn't, includng the manual!

eg.
direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

A lot of info on Amazon: amazon.co.uk/Phi…CKQ

Philps own site: consumer.philips.com/con…020

The higher models DO have a trimmer eg. the HS 8040 which mentions charger stand "with trimmer holder"

I prefer a wet shave too, but the Philips is very good for when there is neither time nor inclination! A good wet shave takes time, and a poor wet shave is not worth the mess and effort, so the electric shave does.

It is like everything in life - I prefer fillet steak, but usually, burgers will have to do! ;-)
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