There is something quite romantic and ritualistic about shaving—going to a barber, getting pampered with a facial scrub and a proper hot towel shave—but that's a luxury that not many of us can afford on a weekly basis.
You could do it by yourself at home, you say. Well, there are a myriad of shaving creams and oils, artisan handcrafted razors, beaver hair brushes and shaving bowls made by craftsmen appointed by Her Royal Highness since 1898, that could do the trick. But it does seem like a lot of ingredients and steps just to get a quick shave, and avoid looking like an unkempt hobo.
Not to mention that shaving with a razor means that it's best not to do it in a rush, lest you risk nicking yourself. If you're thinking, wow this writer must hate shaving, then you're right. I hate shaving. As much as I dislike the entire process of it, my better half loathes it when I spot patchy stubbles (I feel like the blame should sit squarely on my Chinese genes).
Now, why all the whole origin story explaining my disdain for shaving? Because when I say that the Philips Shaver Series S5572/10 changed the way I approached shaving, I mean it.
The Philips Shaver Series S5572/10 is designed to make shaving a breeze. First up, the electric shaver features Philips’ patented rotary shaving technology, where each of the rotary blade moves individually to follow the contours of your face. Combining it with the MultiPrecision Blade System, which helps to raise flat-lying hair to better capture and shave them, it ensures a shave close enough to rival that of a razor, without the fear of nicking yourself. If that wasn't enough, the new Turbo+ mode gives the shaver an additional 20 percent power boost, further reducing the time needed for shaving.
The patented aqua seal allows the shaver to work just as well in wet conditions—meaning shaving and showering no longer have to be two separate events—as well as dry conditions, without the application of a shaving cream.
Cleaning the shaver is also made simpler. Before, I used to hose down my safety razor but there were always some stubborn stubbles that would get stuck, effectively quickening its doom. Each razor would last me about a week or two before it gets replaced. With the Philips Shaver Series S5572/10, it comes with a charging dock that also disinfects at the same time, ensuring that there isn't any debris left.
The only downside of the shaver? Relearning the shaving motion; instead of one sweeping stroke, the shaver works best in a rotatory motion.
Philips Shaver Series S5572/10 is available online, in leading electronics stores, major department stores and selected authorised dealers for SGD199.