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Philips Nivea Coolskin HS8020 Electric Shaver Half Price - £33.76 IN-STORE @ Tesco
Philips Nivea Coolskin HS8020 Electric Shaver Half Price - £33.76 IN-STORE @ Tesco

Philips Nivea Coolskin HS8020 Electric Shaver Half Price - £33.76 IN-STORE @ Tesco

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Morning all,

Last night I was in Tesco looking at the electric razors and noticed they had a few reduced. The particular model I was looking at - the HS8020 was still listed at full price on the shelf (£67.53) but I thought I'd scan it through at the self checkout. Lo and behold it went through at half price!

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First thoughts on it is that it's a cracking product. I had only previously used a foil shaver once when I started shaving and it gave me a horrible rash, so moved to blade. Now I get terrible razor burn and ingrown hairs from shaving, no matter how much care/prep i put in.

Anyway, I used this shaver in the shower as soon as I got home (I didn't even need a shower!) and I haven't got a single pimple!
Okay, you've got to go over some tricky areas a few times but I've still seen no irritation from that. The cut is close enough to the skin to not be noticeable, and it's totally painless to use (unlike the snagging feel of the foil shaver).
I'm 100% happy with it, I'll still use a razor for special occasions, but for as good a shave as you need on a day to day basis it's brill! Certainly beats the 6 day yeti look, followed by one day goalkeeper for a darts team!

One note about the lack of a trimmer for this model, at the price, you can afford to get a dedicated stubble trimmer if you're that fussed about shaping, but as for simple sidies, put your finger where you want to go up to and cut up to that, looks fine!

Again, this is an in-store only deal (found in Ocotal store, Swindon) as they don't even list the product online.

40 Comments

No trimmer on this version :-(
I have the HS 8060 version, and wish I hadn't. Feeble - it HAS the trimmer which was the reason I bought it, as mine was bust on my previous Philishave.

I wish I had returned it instead as it does not cope as well with my very average beard growth, and takes forever as well as being awkward to hold conmpared to other Philishave models (Had Philishave shavers for last 30-odd years!)

shame not online:(

I got this shaver about a year ago, and, I can honestly say it's the best I've ever had. I've been a 'blade' shaver for many years, and occasionally bought electric razors, used them for a while, and eventually went back to blades. Not so this time...It's a bit fiddly to start with, but the results are excellent! You will need a good supply of Nivea moisturizing shaving system cream to go with it at about £6-£7 a pop :-( Can be used without the cream, but you loose the 'smoothness' which is what its all about . Hot

Are these shavers any good? I prefer a traditional shave foam and blade shave....:oops:

BigBuxton;6504722

Are these shavers any good? I prefer a traditional shave foam and blade … Are these shavers any good? I prefer a traditional shave foam and blade shave....:oops:



Well, don't we all... but electric is quick & easy. For some people you would barely notice the difference, but with me, a real shave is a lot better, although in practice I make do with electric for convenience.

I have had Remington "slots" utterly HOPELESS, like all the Remington products I have had or have tried
Braun foil - good, but the foils do damage easily and replacements are not cheap. Used a battery one for a long time as a standby in my office drawer!
Philishave - best, as more durable but make for a little bit of friction soreness. This newer type is less friction, but as I see, you either love it or hate it - I prefer he older type, others seem to prefer the new design like this one, and even with or without the trimmer, the trimmer is not very good so you would need a cheap battery trimmer or whatever to go with it.

BigBuxton;6504722

Are these shavers any good? I prefer a traditional shave foam and blade … Are these shavers any good? I prefer a traditional shave foam and blade shave....:oops:


The 'coolshave' units aren't generally known for being any good...

Is this Nationwide?If so I'll go out and buy one now.My hubby always gets terrible shaving rash and has tried loads of shavers

Phil21;6504835

The 'coolshave' units aren't generally known for being any good...



Do you have one? I personally have this one and it is the best shaver I've used. I suffer badly from shaving rash with a normal wet shave, but with this one after a few days of my skin getting used to it I'm fine and haven't had shaving rash in ages.

I used the coolskin stuff with the trial bottle but didnt bother filling it up again. I just dry shave now and I find it does a good job. Doesn't get rid of all the long hairs sometimes so wet shaving is the way to go if you don't have sensitive skin. If I haven't shaved for a while I shave first with this (dry shave) then have a quick once over with a wet razor to get rid of any random long hairs that are left.

If I shave every couple of days though it works fine. The fact you can use it in the shower and completely immerse the shaver in water to clean it is ace!

Very good deal, paid almost twice that for the version with the base station.

I personally think that they're good. I have the 8040 model (I don't think there is any real differene)
I use mine with traditional shaving gel or oil as the Nivea consoles are pricey. also good for the shower, etc.

I would say well worth the money.

I have one and use it every day in the shower it works ok but the coolskin refill is expensive so I have found that normal shaving foam works just as well and its far cheaper:thumbsup:

squashy1;6505237

I have one and use it every day in the shower it works ok but the … I have one and use it every day in the shower it works ok but the coolskin refill is expensive so I have found that normal shaving foam works just as well and its far cheaper:thumbsup:



That's what I do but also because I couldn't find the refill for sale anywhere.

I use this daily in the shower and it's good! Like others the refill is expensive, so I use it with the King of Shaves Gel, the minty tea tree one I find best (having tried foam/gel from others)

I had my original 8060 a year, I may buy one of these as the whole kit (here, prices £34) is the same price as a new set of 'blades'

Only used mine about 4 times but every time it left me sore and rashed up :x.
Not used it for about half a year now, it's going on ebay.

Neo-uk;6505799

Only used mine about 4 times but every time it left me sore and rashed up … Only used mine about 4 times but every time it left me sore and rashed up :x.Not used it for about half a year now, it's going on ebay.



It normally takes a few weeks for your skin to adjust to a new shaver (it did for me too) and the Nivea gel normally helps this.

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bought one today.thanks for the tip.:roll:

Banned

think I bought the last one in the Ipswich tescos near copdock its now on charge...

Vini;6505492

I had my original 8060 a year, I may buy one of these as the whole kit … I had my original 8060 a year, I may buy one of these as the whole kit (here, prices £34) is the same price as a new set of 'blades'



Good point! I've got one of the old style Coolskins that uses the little foil packets of gel. I replaced the blades a couple of years ago when Boots were selling them cheap. This is cheaper then a new set of blades so I'll try and get one and use the new blades in whichever shaver seems better.

thanks

Neo-uk;6505799

Only used mine about 4 times but every time it left me sore and rashed up … Only used mine about 4 times but every time it left me sore and rashed up :x.Not used it for about half a year now, it's going on ebay.



You sure you're not pressing too hard?

You should be gliding over your skin barely touching it. Seems counter intuitive, but that will actually give better results as the hairs are eble to enter the shaver head holes.

Whereas if you press hard, not only will you cause irritation by rubbing the shaver head against your skin, you will actually prevent it from picking up most of the hairs (as they will be pushed back against your skin). This ofcourse compunds the irritation problem as you need to go over the area again and again.

First couple of times I used mine I had serious irritation, until I realised I was pressing too hard.

Blades on my 8894 are getting blunt now aswell. Think I may get one of these, as it seems cheaper then getting new blades. Can use the other one as a spare at my other place.

For those using standard shaving foam, I assume you just apply it to your face as normal then shave? As opposed to using the nivea packs which go in the shaver.

Anyone thats had an 8894 previously care to give their opinion on how this compares to it?

Just got this model for Christmas - but with the charger which automatically fills it with the "goo". I think it is fab! Not a rash in sight and pretty close - although not as close as a blade shave!

Viperuk;6505146

Do you have one? The fact you can use it in the shower and completely … Do you have one? The fact you can use it in the shower and completely immerse the shaver in water to clean it is ace!



I do, and don't like it - if I used it in the shower, I would double my water consumption, as well as electricity! I will agree it is better on wet skin though

Might get this for my bf, thanks!

I've got one of these and its excellent, use King of Shaves gel in it, just prise the top off your nivea refill and fill it with whatever you prefer

DaNgLe;6506231

think I bought the last one in the Ipswich tescos near copdock its now … think I bought the last one in the Ipswich tescos near copdock its now on charge...



Ditto Warrington, and Ditto on Charge:-D

I had a coolskin before my current dry type Philishave and they are good. Yes they take a bit of getting used to if you have only used a wet blade shave before, but the skin soon becomes accustomed to the razor and they save so much time.

I didn't really need another as only had my other for about 6 months, but at this price, I couldn't resist. Like someone said here already, a replacement set of blades costs about this price so well worth the money.

Think its nationwide if you can find any left on the shelves.

Voted hot for a great price, BUT its not really a great product.
Its poor when dry shaving, a little better when using with the gel, but generally not what you would expect from Philips. Obviously the gel is where the profit is for them.

paulod;6507643

I've got one of these and its excellent, use King of Shaves gel in it, … I've got one of these and its excellent, use King of Shaves gel in it, just prise the top off your nivea refill and fill it with whatever you prefer



I thought that might be good option.... I was planning to drill open the bottom of the "can" and top it up with more inexpensive moisturiser when mine runs out!

fatgit64;6508030

Voted hot for a great price, BUT its not really a great product. Its poor … Voted hot for a great price, BUT its not really a great product. Its poor when dry shaving, a little better when using with the gel, but generally not what you would expect from Philips. Obviously the gel is where the profit is for them.



I agree on the shaver... but the profit in the gel is going to be hard to come by, as it is not easy to get now, so few places still stock it!

Thanks for this I got the last one in my local branch

i got one of these from amazon a few years back and was VERY disapointed with it..
i've wet shaved for years, and had quite a few dry electric shavers, and none of them
tore my face and neck to pices like this did.. think i only used it 3 or 4 times.. would
NOT recommend... so basically.. good price.. crap product

fatgit64;6508030

Voted hot for a great price, BUT its not really a great product. Its poor … Voted hot for a great price, BUT its not really a great product. Its poor when dry shaving, a little better when using with the gel, but generally not what you would expect from Philips. Obviously the gel is where the profit is for them.



Well, I have to say, after using this for the first time, it is as good as any other Philishave I've used before IMO.

Yes, the gel helps things, but I am quite sceptical about the different types/prices of electric shavers out there, as surely any shaver is only as good as it's heads and blades. This also has heads that pivot, as most do nowadays.

you are getting no fancy case, no fancy quick charge, no over the top cleaning system (the tap always works for me anyway) and no fancy little LED display to tell you how much charge is left, BUT IT WORKS.;-)

chrisbenwalker;6509713

Well, I have to say, after using this for the first time, it is as good … Well, I have to say, after using this for the first time, it is as good as any other Philishave I've used before IMO.



Having used Philishave for years I am genuinely surprised at you saying that - OK, I can accept that it doesn't get on with ME, but I am a Philishave fan, and this is so VERY different from previous models in how it even feels on the face, I am surprised to hear you say that, even if it does work well for you.

I agree that most reviews about seem to like it, but am very disappointed all the same :-(

nihcaj;6510205

I agree that most reviews about seem to like it, but am very disappointed … I agree that most reviews about seem to like it, but am very disappointed all the same :-(



Fair enough you can't get on with it, and I accept that what's ok for one is not for others with these things, but I have really sensetive skin and find electric razors easier on the skin than a wet shave, I guess I'm in the minority on that one?

This just seems to work ok for me.

Yes, it feels different in the hand to previous Phili's, but the end result is just the same, and that;'s why I'm happy. That's not to say everyone will be though.

i have the 8060 model and it is great.

managed to get one of these for my dads birthday from tesco in port glasgow, had a few left on the shels

One left at the chesterfield store

got one in Lowestoft today Thanks

Got one from Baguley store this afternoon, they had 2 or 3 left
H&R

Got one of these last night, last one on shelf. On charge at the moment so not tried it. When i opened it, i was dissapointed not to find a travel case.

Tried 4 local stores for one to no avail :-(

Went for THIS ONE instead.
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