Last updated: 1/3/2017
Not apart of the foil head fan club? Well, in this Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3d review, we have some good news for you. Philips makes the best rotary shavers by far and their SensoTouch 3D line makes no exception. Here we have a beautifully engineered, curvy, and face gliding wonder that will leave your face feeling like it had a spa treatment.
What Makes Norelco SensoTouch 3d A Great Shaver?
What makes Philips SensoTouch so great is its GyroFlex 3D contouring system (yes, the name makes me crave a gyro for lunch, too) leaving this shaver incredibly flexible because it has three separate parts that work independently, one will oscillate around your face, the other will flex inward, and the third will tilt outward. You don't have to apply too much pressure in order to achieve the utmost shave possible and your face will reap the benefits of not looking like a Freddy Kreuger victim.
The GyroFlex does not work alone because with all that awesomeness comes more with the Ultra-track shaving head that has three unique tracks that will make trimming your beard before you shave a thing of the past as long as you haven't gone more than 3 days without shaving. The tracks will cut both stubble and long hairs.
What Gives Sensotouch 3D a Close Shave?
I don't know why this phenomenon occurs (If you do please contact us, seriously, highly intriguing 🙂 ) but everything from ants to that creepy animal named sloth has it's purpose and flat-lying hairs are no exception. I mean, seriously annoying but at least we have ways to take care of those little buggers (I'm not British but watch a lot of BBC) and Philips Norelco are one of those flat-lying busters I speak of. Often times when you're trying to rid those hairs you can be left with cuts and bleeding but not with the SensoTouch 3D. It's Super Lift&Cut feature will leave no mercy by lifting them up and cutting them at their skins base--leaving your face feeling good and irritation free.
Philips Noreleco SensoTouch 3D Top Questions Answered
- Is there a trimmer on this shaver?
Yes, there is a pop up trimmer on the 1250x/40
- Do I need to travel with the charging stand?
The only way this shaver charges is with its charging stand, with that said, if you give it a full charge I don't see why the charge wouldn't last you the duration of your trip (providing you're not backpacking through Europe) as other customers are happy to say their charge lasted them a good week or two.
*Bonus Tip - Test it out before your trip and see how many days you get out of it before you leave to travel
- Can this shaver be used in the U.k?
Absolutely! Just make sure to have your adapter!
- Let's talk razor bumps--do I need to worry?
No reports of razor bumps appearing after both a dry or wet shave. However, if you're still nervous about it then try using a preshave first then gradually wean yourself off the preshave to see for yourself.
- Can you tell me the difference between the Philips Norelco 2D and the SensoTouch 3D?
The 2D moves in two directions pivoting at 360 degrees and flexes inward just one time, where as the 3D provides 3 movements instead of 2 while pivoting 360 degrees. The 3D also flexes inward like the 2D but also tilts outward which the 2D does not.
Next the 2D comes with a precision shaving head that has one shaving track that will utilize slots and holes cutting even the shortest of stubble, where as, the 3D uses Ultra-track that has 3 shaving tracks instead of one along with the slots and holes the 2D has designed specifically for the flat-lying hairs aforementioned.
Well there you have it folks, I don't want to persuade anyone into this shaver but holy crap it's kinda on the "kicks butt" category in my opinion.
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