Get a Grip: Handling the Schick Hydro Silk 5-Blade Razor

Get a handle on the Schick Hydro Silk Razor
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Get a handle on the Schick Hydro Silk Razor
Schick Hydro Silk razor

The time to test a new razor is not when your legs are covered in angry sandfly bites. A bumpy terrain + blade is a tricky business. Thus a testing delay. (Thank goodness it's still leggings/long pants season.)

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The Schick Hydro Silk was seven years in the making. The brand's first five-blade, its key features include a cartridge-surrounding lubricating reservoir that delivers a water-activated hydrating serum to help the razor glide during the shave and leave skin soft afterward. "Skin guards" at the top of each blade are designed to reduce irritation and smooth the skin's surface so you get a closer shave without discomfort. The cartridge itself is shaped to navigate curves and hollows comfortably. The handle was developed for an easy grip and to keep the blade elevated from the surface upon which it rests.

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Easy terrain navigation (post-healing of angry mountainous bug bites), check.

Close shave, check.

Moisturized skin during the shave and afterward, check.

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Soft, comfortable, handle -- omigod, is it wrong that since I met the Schick Hydro Silk ($13.99) I've been geeking out about the clever, why-didn't-anyone-think-of-this-sooner genius handle? Just look how it sits on the table in the Dominican Republic resort I took it to last month! See that blade cartridge? Not sticking to the table surface? Thing. Of. Beauty.

Have you tried the Schick Hydro Silk yet?

The Schick Hydro Silk razor is available at drug, grocery and mass retail stores.