September 20, 2007

Review of the Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System 8060X - Part 4

Norelco-8060X.jpgWelcome back to our set of reviews about the Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System 8060X. Seems like we've talked about everything but the shave, so let's finally dive in.

The Heat
One of my biggest complaints about electric razors is that they get hot. I take a shower, come out and dry off, and start shaving with an electric razor. Half way through the foils are hot, my skin starts to sweat, and the razor gets tripped up on my skin. Not fun.

Wet/Dry Shaving
The Moisture Shaving System solves this by encouraging you to shave with a wet face (and with the the Nivea lotion). Wet your face before you start shaving, and then as you're working on an area of your face, press the lotion-dispensing button to lay down a nice layer of lubrication. Ahhh!!! Now we're talking. Finally I'm having a truly comfortable electric shaver experience.

The Shave
I found the shave with the 8060X to be quite good, although it took me several uses to get something approximating what I can do with a blade. I imagine I will get even better as time goes on. If you're used to shaving with a blade, you'll have an adjustment period where you'll wonder how close a shave you really can get. But keep working at it. If you're used to shaving with an electric razor that's not wet/dry, I think you're really going like the Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System. It's a big step up from dry electric razors.

Couple more notes on the shave:

Because the rotaries are circular, it takes some practice shaving around sideburns and existing facial hair. This would probably be easier with an electric razor with a straight cutting surface. That said you can keep lines straight or even but it's going to take some experimenting and familiarity with where the cutting sections of the razor actually begin.

Difficult Hairs
Everybody's got the few hairs which seem to grow in the opposite direction of parallel to the skin. I found that I had to go over sections of my face several times to get a clean shave, whereas with a blade I could get everything with one or two passes. That said, a blade has it's own set of difficult hairs - most notably under the nose. Trying to get those hairs with your Fusion paddle can be its own type of challenge.

Philips Norelco Moisture Shaving System 8060X wrap-up tomorrow.

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Posted by Russell Neufeld at September 20, 2007 8:03 AM
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