For years, every time I’d pass by a display for the Schick Intuition razor I’d hear the commercial with that Jewel song in my head (“In-too-ish-unnnn!”).
Wasn’t a huge fan of that particular Jewel song (I preferred her older stuff)… But seasons change; people change (to quote another tune), and now that I’m in my mid-30s and the hair on my body is growing at a supernatural rate, hair removal has become a higher priority.
Naturals Sensitive Care ($10), the latest version of the familiar Intuition razor, kinda looks eco-friendly, doesn’t it? The mostly cardboard package replaces the old plastic one, which wasn’t eco-friendly at all. About half of the newer package’s cardboard is recycled and a quarter of the plastic, which sounds like a definite improvement to me.
Intiution’s blades are lubricated using something Schick calls a “hypo-allergenic shaving solid,” which looks like white plastic in these pics, but it’s actually a soapy material. When you run the razor head across your skin, the white solid, which contains vitamin E and aloe, creates a foam while the four blades shave the hairs.
The soothing, moisturizing foam supposedly eliminates the need for additional gels, soaps and body washes, shaving a little time off the process of shaving.
I have a soft spot for tools that nurture my lazy side (Tabs and I are similar that way), especially when it comes to hair removal.
The white part housing the blades is actually the aloe-rich soapy material…
I’ve been using Sensitive Care for about a week, still on the first cartridge (it comes with a spare), and while I think it’s pretty good for a razor, it hasn’t changed my life. I like the shape of the handle, which feels very comfortable in my small hands, and the shaving solid does seem to save me a minute or so in the shower, since I haven’t been using it with shave lotion.
The bulky, awkward shape of the solid surrounding the razor kinda gets on my nerves. I can use the razor to shave my underarms, legs and toes (LOL!) just fine, but it’s hard to maneuver ’round my lady parts, and I can’t seem to get as close a shave with it as I can with a traditional razor.
A great little tool, assuming you don’t plan to use it around your bikini area.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,