Wilkinson Hydro Silk

Wilkinson Sword has just launched a new product: Wilkinson Hydro Silk. A handy new shaving system which does not only promise to give you smooth legs, but to moisturize your skin at the same time. The result: silky smooth legs and the best of both worlds. Since I have sensitive skin, shaving has never been my favorite hobby, and I am just a clumsy nitwit when it comes to combining razorblades and shaving creams (the cream washes off before the razor even touches my leg *sigh*). So in the past, I also passed up on any such thing. The Wilkinson Hydro Silk peaked my interest as it seems as if you can pick up the razor, shave your legs, and let that be that. Easy, quick and effective, yet without dry and sensitive skin. Let’s see how this works.

Wilkinson Hydro Silk promises to combine the following 5 technologies to get maximum results:

  1. Blades surrounded by a moisturizing serum that hydrates your skin for up to 2 hours after shaving
  2. 5 Curve-sensing razors for the smoothest results
  3. Skin guards to protect your skin against cuts
  4. Oval shaped cartridge for easy use along feminine curves and more sensitive body parts
  5. Grip designed for easy hold and so the blades never touch the surface for clean and easy storage

These 5 technologies ensure moisturized skin that feels smooth, non-irritated and cared for.

And especially the last bit: non-irritated and cared for skin, is what made me interested in this product. I was hoping this would be an easy “pick-me-up-&-go” razor that would not make shaving my legs a 15 minute ordeal but a quick shower fix. And let me tell you: it is! Here’s why.

The razor system comes wrapped in purple packaging. It takes a while to get into it, but once you do, it’s easy enough. Inside you’ll find a grip with a razor attached to it. The blades are encased in a light blue plastic with white dots. These white dots contain a water-activated moisturizes that lathers your skin before the razors touch it. All you have to do it hold this under your running shower and you’re good to go. No foamy hands, no spills, no mess.

The serum contains algae and shea butter, and overall the ingredient list is surprisingly short. That is a good thing in my book. The five razors make for a smooth result as promised, though I did find it quite harsh on my under arm area. That got quite red and bumpy still, so I can’t use it there. But for my legs, as well as bikini area, this thing works like a charm. I’m done in a split second and my legs feel indeed moisturized afterwards. Though I do use a body lotion or body butter once I’m out of the shower, just to make sure. The funny thing is: when I first got this, I thought the promise of a moisturizing serum was a bit of a gimmick. But now that I’ve used it a few times, I can tell that it works. In fact, the last time I used it I could see the little white dots in the rim become a more translucent gel like substance that seeped slightly out of the handle.

The razor system comes with instructions on the inside of the box. It first tells you how to click the razors onto the handle (which works fine, you just have to know how). Then it gives you 5 steps on how to use it. And here comes the one and only downside I have with this razor. I hung it in my shower, as you can see in the picture, using the hanger provided. Unfortunately that thing does not stay put. The suction cup just won’t hold, no matter what I try. But really that is all. I now just place it on a shelf in my shower which works just as fine, because the razors won’t touch the shelf anyway.

I have nothing but praise for this wonderful product. I had been looking for an easy to use shaving system that did not dry out my skin for years and this is it. So, if you’re looking for an easy ‘ready-to-go’ shaving system than Wilkinson Hydro Silk is for you. It isn’t the cheapest option out there, but definitely a speedy and a handy one.

Available now at local drugstores. Price: €13.99 for the shaving system and one set of razors. Refills cost €14.99 per three.

Were you already familiar with Wilkinson Hydro Silk?

Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review. Opinions are 100% my own.

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