Cons: Bleeding, Irritation, Poor Performance
Bic's Comfort Advance disposable razors worked well, so I was curious about trying the "Comfort Sensitive Shavers," when they were on sale at my local grocery store. At $3.99 for four, this seemed to be a bargain, considering the cost of razors going up almost as quickly, as what we are experiencing at the pumps. As someone with sensitive skin too, I figured it couldn't hurt. Aloe and Vitamin E are supposed to sooth the skin, and the idea of a pivoting razor head made sense. Yet, with its deft marketing the Bic Company got to make me a blood donor, and I am not pleased about it one bit. At least I could have played rugby.
As for the performance aspects, I do like the rubber handle. Its certainly not going to slip while in the midst of shaving, but the razor stinks. First of all its sharp at the beginning, but it only seems to last for a short period of time. Even with frequent washings, it dulled out, yet left me a bloody mess. While I am a "bleeder" in the beard area, especially below the jaw, the amount of clean up here was a bit scary. Yes, I stood there with a paper towel for a half hour, until assured that I could clean up the mess. It looked like a crime scene, and it does not do a good job in getting rid of moustache hair. As for the beard, a poor performance, although I was able to shave my head with these razors.
I like having that chrome dome look, as my choices are limited to that. However, due to this razor's performance, and lack of bleeding there at least, I was shocked when the hair appeared the very next day. With a more expensive razor, like a Fusion, it takes at least two days at a minimum for that to return. The pivot head is somewhat helpful around the curves of my head, but as for the beard it was no real use. I quickly went through these due to their short service life, and will never use them again.
Bic has a mixed record with razors. This is one to avoid at all costs, regardless of how cheap they are, or if you get a coupon in your Sunday newspaper. The aloe and Vitamin E did little to stop the bleeding, and my skin became very irritated after using these. Its okay to be a redneck from fishing, but from shaving? That is not cool at all, and the burning and itching caused by these, made the bleeding even worse. Yes, they are cheaper than a lot of brands, but this is a case of where you "get what you pay for." I am disturbed by the lack of quality with the razors, and that the amount of bleeding was so severe.