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The Bic company can be dated back to 1945, making it over seventy years old and was created by Marcel Bich and Edouard Buffard. Bic offers a wide range of products, anything from stationary to razors, and has products available all over the world.
The Bic razors have been around for just about as long as the company have, and you would have thought in the seventy years that they have been operating for, that they would have perfected their design, but its sad to say that I do not find that this is the case.
First of all, I think these are among the cheapest razors around. They cost only £1.59 from most stores for a packet of ten, which is considerably cheaper than other disposable razors that I have seen. They come in an orange plastic packet, and the razors are also orange which is the color of the company's logo.
The first time I shaved with these, I found them to be very uncomfortable. The orange handle fits well in your hand, and they have a twin blade head with a moisture strip at the top, but even with these features the shave itself was painful and I must have gotten at least three cuts from using it. The blades seem to work against you, which makes the shave uncomfortable, and the moisturizing strip, in my opinion, does not work. These razors do shave and the blades are sharp enough, but I struggle to complete my shave without stopping because it hurts my face.
I have fairly thick stubble, so these razors may work for fair haired people, but if your a little rougher, then these will not be for you, They are good for a quick fix, if you need to shave at work or on the go, because they are disposable, but other than that I would not suggest that anyone uses them.
It would be nice to see Bic upgrade their razors, as they taint an otherwise brilliant company!
Bic Disposable razors were the first razors I used to buy. This was because they were the only ones I’d heard of, and also that they were really cheap. You can still buy these at 10 for £1.40 or thereabouts, and to keep in the cupboard as an emergency when I’ve none of my regular blades left, or for holidays, they are still ideal. The ones I most recently bought were branded as "Bic sensitive" razors, but to be honest, I never really had a big problem with them being irriating on my skin and I can’t report any really noticeable difference in terms of that claim, it just seems an obvious thing to buy a ‘sensitive’ version when one is available. The razors are lightweight and have a single metal blade in them. They come individually in the packet with a plastic cover which clips securely over the head and blade.
I usually shave my legs with these razors by using soap rather than shaving foam, and with a good smooth lather I can get a very effective close shave with these when they are new. The blades do blunt quite quickly (3 or 4 shaves) but they are very effective for a week or two.
The only really major problem I’ve had with them is hardly radical, what with them being actual blades (!) – I’ve had a couple of pretty nasty nicks from them. I need to take really great care when using them, especially when new. When I say nasty, they really were quite bad.
The real proof of any razor, though, is in the finish that you get, and with a good soap to shave with and by taking time and care, I do get a really excellent close smooth finish with these.
Whilst these are nothing special, I do think that there's little to complain about in terms of value for money , hence the 4 out of 5.
I like to remain pretty much hairless as I think it is not only more hygienic but also much more attractive. I get paranoid if I even have just a few days of regrowth so I like to shave nearly every time that I am in the bath or shower.
I like to use nice creams and lotions on myself as I like to feel like I am pampering myself and also because I do think that spending a bit more on these things is worth doing as cheap razors and shaving creams just don't give a nice smooth shave.
I do wax certain areas but for places like my legs and armpits I can't bare the regrowth until it is long enough for waxing as these areas are ones that are seen by people so even if I have run out of my own razors or creams I will steal my hubbies to use.
He uses the cheap disposable Bic razors and he seems to be happy enough using them but on the few times that I have borrowed his I have absolutely hated using them and couldn't imagine using them myself all the time.
I have to be so careful when using them as I find that the slightest jerky movement and they nick my legs. Also they just don't seem to be sharp enough to give a really smooth shave so I need to make sure that to get a smooth shave and not end up covered in nicks and cuts I need to take absolutely ages doing my legs otherwise they just look a mess.
Even after spending ages doing them I can still feel stubble which I hate but it isn't noticeable to the naked eye when looking but I know it is there so I only use them as an absolute last resort. The only good thing about them is the price because they are so much cheaper than the razors that I use. I buy them when my husband needs them at the supermarket when I am doing the weekly shop and I can get a pack of 10 for 1.40 which is really cheap.
For me life is just too short for using these as it takes so much more time and effort to use them than it does with sharper better quality ones. I also think they are pretty dangerous as they nick so easily and I wouldn't like to try and shave anywhere more delicate with them.
I have used these a number of times. Mainly because my wife or daughter bought a pack, and I didnt have a choice.I have tried every technique I know; with the grain, against, across, a hot shower beforehand. And I ALWAYS get a cut, and a very sore face. I have never managed to avoid wearing a piece of tissue on my face to dry the blood. So what is it? Is it just me? I read many decent reviews here, so some people like them. They are certainly budget priced, so has this something to do with quality? Are the disposables that dont cut my face priced right, or overpriced?So I have to conclude that if you have sensitive skin, these may not be for you.But if you want a well priced decent pen, BIC rules.
Money doesn't equate quality. My experience with this comes from using Bic single blade sensitive skin razors. As a woman, I don't really need to shave extensively or that frequently. However, I still do have to groom myself occasionally for personal hygiene. I was recommended that I should purchase an electric razor that, despite the cost, would make this harrowing process easy.
Unfortunately, my Braun electric razor doesn't really perform for its price's worth. Everytime I tried to shave, it snags on a tiny piece of my skin and I'm always left with prickly pain after shower.
So, I thought it wouldn't do me any harm to try the cheap razors. I found these Bic disposable razors in the family bathroom and I decided to give it a go. To my surprise, it's the easiest I have ever shaved and it didn't leave me mentally swearing at a piece of electrical equipment.
These Bic razors are made for sensitive skin as the name suggests. They usually come in a pack of 10, sometimes 12 if they're doing promotions where you get extra razors for the same price. I usually buy my 10 pack from Boots or super drugs, at a cost of about £1-£1.50. Considering the quantity I get, they are extremely cheap. They're yellow in colour, and honestly they look the price. However, my experience says never judge a razor by its plastic body and weird yellow colour.
Of course, these are manual razors and it's no surprising that a few hairs are left behind when I shave using these razors. But that's true for my old electric razor as well. They're disposable but they can be reused several times before needed to be disposed of. Each razor comes with a plastic cover to prevent any accidents. I've been using these for so many years and I have yet to hurt myself.
Overall, these Bic sensitive razors are worth more than they really are.
Thank you for reading and reviewing. :) x
I remember me and all my friends using Bic razers when we started to shave our legs mainly because they were cheap to buy. I remember always have little nicks and cuts on my legs which I put down to being young and not used to using a razor but I bought a pack of Bic disposable razors a few weeks ago just because I thought they would be useful to have in the house and when my razor was blunt I opened the packet and used one on my legs and realised it wasn't youthful enthusiasm that had caused the nicks but the Bics.
The only good thing that these razors have going for them is that they are cheap to buy. I got a bag containing 20 of the 'sensitive' razors at Boot's for only £2.15 which I thought was a fabulous price.
The razors themselves don't inspire confidence when you look at them as they do look so cheap and flimsy. They are made from orange plastic and only have one blade. They feel really light in the hand and are quite difficult to position where they need to be due to the handle being so thin and light.
I never thought one blade would make such a difference but it really does. Shaving with these razors left my legs stubbly and I managed to nick myself a couple of times even though I was really careful. I certainly wouldn't want to use these on any sensitive areas of my body as I would be so scared that I would damage myself.
Even after taking ages to shave my legs they still didn't feel smooth and no matter how close I tried to get I still had stubble afterwards.
I just wouldn't recommend these to anyone. I would personally rather just go without shaving than have to use these again as they were horrible and not to mention dangerous. The slightest little deviation of movement left me with a little nick. True it wasn't exactly life threatening but it left me with unsightly little cuts on my legs alongside the stubble and it just wasn't worth the time and effort it took to use them.
I really like the good old orange single blade Bic razors. My liking for them might be a little biased because I've been using them for years and I've grown familiar with them; but if they were awful, I wouldn't carry on using them, would I?
I have used a razor with replaceable blades less than 10 times in my whole life (all of these were sneakily borrowed from a boyfriend, and not my own). I just can't be doing with the faff of changing the blades, and buying the (massively overpriced) replacements to fit my specific type of razor. It's just too much hassle - I want a razor that's ready to use, reasonably priced, and gets my legs smooth with minimal fuss.
I started off with disposable razors about 15 years ago and have never looked back. I find that Bic razors are very good quality. While they are obviously a cheap product (around £1.50 for a pack of 10), they are well made, practical and work very well.
Bic 1 razors have a moulded plastic body and a single blade. They are mass-produced and pretty unremarkable in appearance. They are easy to hold and use, and I personally find it difficult to cut myself with these - but it is possible,especially if you're not careful around the ankles and the back of the knees.
A new Bic razor is very sharp and will give a really good smooth result for quite a few shaves. I don't shave my legs that regularly, but I reckon one of these razors would be good for 3 to 5 complete leg shaves. If you're just using them for your armpits every other day or so, each razor will last for quite a while. I can't really comment on face-shaving, but given that that's what they were originally designed for, I would hope that they're alright for that too!
I think that the price of these is really good value for money. A pack of 10 lasts me a long time, and while they are very basic razors, they do a great job.
Shaving my legs is something I have to do, I like them when they are smooth and I think my husband would object if I ended up looking like a hairy old woman. However, its not something I really take too much time about and prefer to just shave them quickly in the shower. If I'm actually paying attention and having a nice bath I may shave them better and use my nicer proper razor but for everyday most often than not I just shave them with a cheap razor.
I first used these razors many years ago when I was young. They were the razors my dad used and I remember being a little girl and stealing one out of the cupboard and shaving my legs with them when I was told by my parents that I couldn't. I ended up taking a big chunk of skin out of my leg which took forever to hear but that didn't put me off these razors.
These razors are very cheap and very basic. There is nothing luxurious about them. The handle is made of cheap white plastic and doesn't have a grip on it like a lot of the fancier razors on the market today have. You do need to grip it tightly in order for you to hold on to it. I think the thing about these razors though is that the blade is very sharp, as a plain razor it is very effective and I find I can get a really good close shave with these razors even if it is not the most luxurious shave. There is a razor protector that clips onto the top of the blade, its orange and to unclip it you just pull it off but it does take a bit of pulling so if a small child got ahold of one of these I think it would be quite safe although I do not leave my lying around for that reason.
I'm quite lucky in that I don't really get rashes when I shave, the skin on my legs and underarms is not that sensitive but I do make sure that when using these razors I always do my legs in the shower and put lots of shower gel and water on them first in order to soften them up and get them a bit moisturised first. There is no moisture strip on these razors like you find with other disposable razors aimed at women so I would not advise doing your legs dry and bare as this could potentially hurt and cause some rashes. I do find I can do my underarm hair dry with out using any cream as the razor is sharp enough to just take off the short hairs and not irritate my skin.
I actually find these razors are great too when you go away for the weekend. I never like to take my good razor with the expensive blades with me as I have in the past left it on the side of the bath in the hotel and forgot about it so its handy just to have some in an overnight bag, that way you don't forget to take one or leave it in the hotel.
The razors only last a couple of shaves as if you leave them with a bit of water on in the shower or bath they do go rusty quite quickly and loose their sharpness but they are so cheap, about 20 pence per razor that you can afford to throw them away after a few uses.
I've used disposable razors for a number of years and because I only have to buy them very infrequently I tend to just opt for what is available rather than sticking to a particular brand. I ended up buying these bic razors a while ago, mainly because there were so many in the pack and I thought it offered good value for money.
These razors come in a rather uninspiring plastic sleeve which is sealed. The design on the front looks more like a biro pack than disposable razors but then what can you expect from bic? The razors inside are made from a very cheap plastic, they are a bright orangey yellow colour with a white top and blade. I think the way they have designed them is deliberately cheaply so that people pick them up knowing they'll get a bargain. More expensive things in their range are better looking but I still can't help but feel it wouldn't have cost them much more to change the colour, and it would have made a huge difference to the appearance.
The razor does feel pretty cheap but I haven't had any issues with the plastic snapping or bits falling off. I do find, however, that for whatever reason I cut myself shaving more with these than i do with other razors. Generally they are pretty good at removing hair and I don't find they irritate my skin all that much. My main gripe with them is actually that they rust over very quickly and they get clogged very easily.
These razors cost around £2 and you get 20 in a pack. 10p for a razor isn't bad but the fact that they can sell them at this rate makes me wonder how cheap they are to make. I also think in the long run I would rather buy some more expensive razors and probably have better quality. That said, if you are on a budget then these are a fantastic deal.
Bic, more well known for making pens than razors and for good reason really. Their pens are value for money, and they work really well. Their razors are value for money and don't work as razors very well at all! I think the reason they chose bright orange as their company colour is as a massive warning, it was as close as they could get to red and we all know that red means DANGER!!
We have all seen the adverts for shaving rashes, how some razors give you a really bad painful rash and you must use this brand cooling lotion to calm your painful face. You would need more than a bottle of lotion to help the burn of a Bic. I have only just thought of this but you might actually be better to try and shave with a Bic pen than you would be with one of their razors. Or you could use a cheese grater, might be a bit gentler on your skin.
I bought a pack of these razors once, no it wasn't for a laugh or a bet or a drunken prank, I just thought they are cheap, lets give it a go. Oh what a way to prove to me how silly and naive I can be. While laying in my bath, I had applied shaving cream to my legs; I produced one bright orange stick of doom out of the packet, I am still sure I could hear the other razors sniggering as I removed the clear plastic guard! Amazingly the razors come in a pack of five, once you have used one, no-one is ever going to use more than one, so the other four are thrown away, they should sell them separately in lonely cruel packs of one that will teach them. I slid the razor up my leg, leaving a cream free strip up the middle of my leg, to my shock; the hairs were still attached to my leg, standing on end now after their nice bath in shaving foam. I gave it another chance and moved the razor again up the strip on my leg, nothing changed. Not being defeated, I tried a different section of my leg, and applied a little more pressure, still no change, it is very good at removing cream but fails somewhat at actually removing hair.
Beginning to get a little frustrated now, I reapplied the cream and pressing quite firmly, went over my legs a few times; just to get my point across. Unfortunately Bic are either stubborn or what's probably more likely a bit rubbish , (that is quite polite for what I wanted to say) Basically, to put it simply, I hacked away at my cream covered legs for what seemed like an eternity, only to have pretty much the same amount of hair as when I started, a few bleeding nicks out of my knees and a horrible painful rash up my legs where I had been applying a bit too much pressure, in the vain hope it might actually cut some hair.
I am sure you might be able to work out I am a little less than impressed at Bics ability to make a good razor, they cant, either use one of their pens or just buy a decent one.
Amongst all the other big name brand razors on the shelves, you'll often come across a very cheap alternative, one you can hardly miss with their bright yellow packaging. Bic make razors, who knew? Well perhaps they should stick to making pens because these are real bottom of the barrel blades. Considering you can pick up a pack of 10 for £1, you have some idea of what you're in for. 10 razors in bright industrial orange, with 9cm handles, white heads and a safety cover. The hexagon shaped handles are completely hollow, the ends are open, with little indented lines for slightly better grip. If you squeezed the handle enough you could easily end up breaking them. The actual shave is as uncomfortable as you might expect, the first time I used one I got cut about 3 or 4 times so the fact that the front of the pack says 'sensitive' is a bit of a joke. The lone blade isn't so much a problem because it doesn't rust or get cluttered up with hairs easily, so thats a plus. You get 2 choices with these razors, a carful, cautious shave with minimal irritation and stray hairs or a real shave getting real cut up. Basically, if you're in a rush or lazy, you'll probably bleed.
Another downside is the lack of any moisturizer strip for better comfort. You can get a handful of use out of them though and they're an absolute steel for the price they go for - you can tell they are easily mass produced as they use minimal (and recyclable) materials. Overal, not very good at all but understandable and reasonable for anyone on a strict budget.
Never has the term "You get what you pay for" been more appropriate.
Being an old-fashioned sort of a person, I don't really get on with electric razors and prefer to use the traditional manual kind. For the most part I stick to Wilkinson's own brand of twin-blade razors, which give me a decent shave at a low price. However, the other day I found that my local branch had entirely sold out of them, and I wasn't particularly keen to pay a substantial premium for the next model up. So, I walked the short distance to the nearest supermarket and picked up a packet of Bic razors instead. These were marked as "sensitive" (so I'll try not to upset them here...) and came in a pack of 10 for a mere 99p.
The packet is... orange. So are the razors, though the head is in a contrasting white. This has of course been Bic's signature colour for decades, and it's certainly distinctive, but it also looks rather less than modern and upmarket these days. Admittedly nobody who is obsessed with the appearance and form of their personal grooming products (as they probably call them) is likely to be buying such basic razors in the first place, but even I have a marked preference for the calm navy blue of my usual Wilkinson's examples. However you look at these Bic razors, they're just not terribly attractive to behold.
More importantly, they're single-bladed razors, something that only really registered when I took the first one out of the (very plasticky) bag. Although I have little patience for the increasingly silly game of one-upmanship played by some of the large companies when it comes to blade count - I'm looking at you, Gilette - I do genuinely feel that twin-bladed razors give a nicer, closer and more comfortable shave than those with just one cutting edge. These Bics therefore seemed to hark back to an older time when it was almost thought to be "unmanly" for a gentleman to consider such things as whether his razor might feel *nice* on his skin.
All that said, if you're careful and appreciate that you need to apply a slightly different amount of pressure on your skin to that which you would with a multi-bladed razor - because the Bics naturally cut slightly less closely - you can still get reasonable results from these things. As their "sensitive" label suggests, those who suffer from lumps and bumps with other razors might give these a try; after all, at least some of those problems can be caused by *too* close a shave! However, I do think it's a bit of a shame, though entirely expected at this low price, that the head is fixed, as a swivel head that follows the contours of your face can be a real boon.
Assuming Wilkinson go back to selling my usual type of razor, I don't intend to switch to the Bic model for good. The twin-blade setup suits me more than the Bics' single blades do, and I also find them more comfortable in the hand than the terribly light Bics. However, they do work and for those who have skin irritation caused by too-close shaving (although a genuine possibility, this is not something razor manufacturers like to talk about!) they could be just what you're looking for. Just don't try to shave dry with one of these, as I did as a naïve young teenager. You'll only do it once, but my goodness you'll know about it!
These BIC single blade razors are ideal if all you want is a single pass single blade razor. I got 20 for £1.90 at ASDA. These razors are good for the moment until I get a 'real' double edge safety razor like an Edwin Jagger razor.
Before using BICs I was using a King Of Shaves Azor razor - 4 blades to a cartridge which was fine until recently when I started to get skin rash, redness, and soreness. The Azor is certainly not tough on stubble and the causes of stubble. More rough like rubble and the causes of trouble. I did review the Azor on Dooyoo last year giving it the thumbs up, but now its down.
The problem now is that single blade razors have been relegated to the disposables in most supermarkets, due to the multiblade cartridge race between Gillette, Wilkinson Sword, and King Of Shaves. So, hooray for good old BIC! But they are very lightweight, so avoid being tempted to apply pressure when shaving, and do not shave against the hair grain. Ideally, use a post shave balm afterwards for that extra comfort.
Now I am always being told that if I would just simply buy an epilator or go for a wax that the hair would take a lot longer to grow back, would grow back thinner and I would get a smoother result. The trouble is, no moatter how much I think about it, I just don't like the idea of self-inflicted pain, whatever the benefits.
I shave my armpits and legs on a daily basis, all year round and have found that shaving is the only way to get rid of unwanted hair for me. Trouble is you do need to make it a daily thing if you don't want to have stubble, and I have quite fine body hair too!
I have tried many different brands of razors ranging from the top of the market, to electrical ones, to cheaper ones. Overall I find that bic razors are the best value and cause me the least problems. They glide over the skin a lot better than cheaper ones, causing less irritation and cuts. I also find they are a lot better value than a lot of other 'specialist' ladies razors and quite affordable at around 99p for 5.
If there is anyone like me out there who prefers to shave I found a great way to reduce accidents and cuts - conditioner. It can be any conditioner, just smooth a little over your legs and then shave and rinse. It works better than shaving foam and most women will always have a bottle of conditioner around. Works great with these razors too!
As a fan of waxing, I rarely have to use razors. Therefore, when I have to purchase a pack I always go for the cheap and cheerful Bic razors! I normally purchase the Classic Lady razors, which are exactly the same as the Bic Disposable variety, but differ in packaging design and colour. Here's my review:
=== Packaging ===
The Classic Lady razors come in blue plastic packaging with a clear window showing the product. The Bic logo is clearly displayed on the front along with the 'Classic Lady' title. The number of razors is shown in a circle at the top and the packaging also states 'long handle for a comfortable shave' and 'suitable for sensitive skin.'
Each razor has a slim handle measuring approximately 11cm in length and the blade is roughly 4cm. They are light pink and white in colour, with the Bic logo written on the side. The handle itself looks like it has layers, which give the user grip. They are made from a very strong plastic, so there is no worry of it falling apart whilst in use, and they are very hard to break! The razor itself has a separate plastic part, which protects the user from injury when it is not being used. This clicks on and off the end very easily, but it means people like me are always losing this part!
=== Performance ===
I use soap or shower gel to create a lather in the area I wish to shave and then wet the razor before making downward strokes to remove the hair. I have never used a shaving foam or gel, and have never had a problem with this method, although I realise this is not the conventional way!
The razor always removes the hair and give a smooth result, although sometimes it is not as close to the follicle as I would like. You can often see the growth of the hair coming through very soon after a shave! This would improve if there were more blades instead of the one! Sometimes I do have to go over the area a few times to make sure I have not missed any strays!
The shave is painless but sometimes the blade can cause small cuts, which cause redness to the skin. However, I would agree with the statement that they are suitable for sensitive skin, because I have never experienced any discomfort when the razor has been used without hiccups!
I often use the razors three times before I throw them away, but I would imagine this would decrease depending on the size of the area you wish to shave! I put these razors into a bin when they start to go blunt, which would probably put those off who care for the environment. As far as i know, these can't be easily recycled.
=== Price ===
I normally purchase the Classic Lady razors from large supermarkets and they average around £1 for a pack of five. Meaning each razor costs just 20p. They are found in the toiletries isle. Furthermore, they are also available in the high street, particularly Wilkinson's, Boots and Superdrug, and the cost is similar.
However, you can buy the Bic Disposable razors in larger packs (10 for £1.18 or 20 for £1.90), which offer better value for money!
=== Overall ===
These are worth using if, like me, you do not use razors so often. I would never use these razors on my legs, but for the underarms they are fine. Just be prepared to shave more regularly than those who use the better brands! Of course, they do not provide you with the best results but you get what you pay for!
I give these razors 3/5 because they are suitable for people like me and do not cost the earth. The quality of the shave would need to improve for my rating to increase.
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