Did you know that GQ Magazine has given the GQ Magazine Grooming Awards for the Best Electric Shaver to the Braun Series 7 Shaver? In the shaving category, five shavers were selected by GQ Magazine to be compared head to head, judged on the basis of functionality, design, ease of use and overall appeal. After tough testing, the top of the range Braun Series 7 electric razor knocked out the competition to receive the title of Best In Tools – Shaver. This award joins the list of great accomplishment for the famed Braun Series 7 electric razor, also known as being the cutting edge of technology and one step ahead of its counterparts, ans it’s design makes it stand out with its elegant silver and chrome finish and sleek lines, setting a new standard.
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I have been contacted by a lot of people regarding the post about the best practice for shaving with an electric shaver, to recommend a pre-shave lotion. Well,I looked around, and I’ve found the Anthony Logistics Electric Pre-Shave Solution (118ml).
Makes electric shaving a breeze! Loaded with all natural ingredients for a superior shave. Emollients create slip for a smoother surface with less drag and pull. Kola nut oil protects and guards the skin against friction and irritation. Chamomile soothes and heals the skin.
- Reduces irritation, dryness and stinging
- Protects and helps reduce razor burn
- Good for all skins and all beard types
Electric shaving is divided into a few processes to insure the best results. The preparation is one of the most important part, especially for people with sensitive skin. Dry electric shavers require the hairs to be dry and stiff before the shaving starts, the complete opposite of the traditional shaving, where the hairs and the skin need to be highly moisterised. The dryer are the hairs, the easier to shear them one they get inside the head of the shaver.
Therefore, you should never start by washing your face or wetting the beard with water. Instead, you might want to prepare your beard with a pre-shave lotion especially designed for electric shavers, which dry up the oils and moisture on your skin and make the whiskers stand straight up. These pre-shave lotions are often alcohol based.
After the post offering an overview about electric shavers, I would like to present an interesting ratory electric shaver from Philips. The Philips Electric Shaver HQ8240 - 8200 Series has three tracks of the Speed-XL shaving heads offering 50% more shaving surface for a fast and close shave. Compared to standard rotary shaving heads, the dual blade system lifts hairs to cut comfortably below skin level whilst automatically adjusts to every curve of your face and neck. A superior shave day after day.
- Comfortably close with the Super Lift & Cut technology
- Comes with: cleaning brush, protective cap, soft travel pouch, power cord, user manual and bathroom stand
- Rinses clean in seconds. FastRinse with anti-bacterial coating inside
- Shaves even the shortest stubble. Precision Cutting System
- For a fast and close shave. Speed-XL shaving heads: for a fast and close shave
- Adjusts to every curve of your face and neck with the Reflex Action system
- Corded use
- Charging time: 1 hour
- Shaving time: 17 days
- Electronic on/off switch
If you are interested to purchase this Philips Electric Shaver HQ8240, it is available here for £97.85. I personnaly think that the Philips Electric Shaver HQ8240 is a GREAT electric shaver, particularly for Christmas.
Electric shavers work differently from traditional razors, they shear the whishers, the hair enters the perforated foils or metal heads of the shavers and is cut by the moving blades inside the heads. Most electric shavers are dry shavers, as they don’t require the user to apply shaving gel or water. It exists some wet and dry electric shavers.
There are many benefits to perform dry electric shaving and it is easier of use and there are less chance of cuts and scrapes. It is debatable as to whether wet blade shaving or electric shaving is faster, but some men find that the electric shaver is less messy and more convenient, particularly if they are after a quick shave (like most travellers).
The first-time electric shaver users, such as blade razor’s switching to electric, have to be patient and give their face 2 to 3 weeks for the sking to adjust to the electric shaving. It is no recommanded to swing between blade shaving and electric shaving as the skin will not adapt itself to both shaving techniques. The first few shaves will be far from perfect, but try again and insist on using the electric shaver, as your face will get habituated to this method. During the trial and error process of finding the right shaver, remember that many brands of electric shavers have money back guarantees. Be sure to check the guarantee for the shaver you purchase and plan accordingly.
There are 2 types of electric shavers, the foil shavers and the rotary shavers, trying both type will help you to determine the one for you. Foil shavers use an oscillating motion, going back and forth, to cut hairs through a foil, also known as a screen. The blades in a foil shaver are positioned in line and they may contain between 1 and 4 rows of blades. Single foil shavers have one cutter covered by one foil. These are ideal for men who are just starting to shave or those with slow beard growth. Double foil shavers have two cutters covered by two foils, triple foil shavers have three cutters covered by three foils, and so forth. Rotary shavers use a cutting system based upon circular blades that rotate under a slotted head or heads. They may contain between 1 and 3 rotating blades and heads, and the heads may be designed to swivel with the contours of your face.
This is the first post about electric shavers (except the Japanese USB shaver seen the other day). For men who only want the very best, like most of Luxury Razors’s readers, the Arcitec combines Flex & Pivot Action features a Triple-track shaving heads for a perfectly close shave, even on the neck. This shaver also has three independently flexing heads in a shaving unit that swivels with a full range of motion. This unique combination ensures optimum skin contact in curved areas to catch even the most problematic neck hair.
Features: Perfectly close, even on the neck Precise shaving cleans easily washable
- Flex & Pivot Action follows every curve
- Triple-Track shaving heads with 50% more shaving systems
- Precision Cutting System
- Super Lift & Cut technology
- Flex & Pivot Action 3 independent flexing heads charging stand
Power System: Rechargeable Cordless operation, charging time: 1 hour Shaving time up to 21 days.
This is trully a nice piece of shaving technology if you are looking for an electric shaver of quality. ARCITEC Electric Shaver Flex & Pivot at £166.35.