The Perfect Grooming Tool: Philips OneShave

Advances in men’s grooming seem to lead to newer and better products all the time. And has someone who has sensitive skin and mostly avoids shaving, I am happy to say that theses new advances have lead to my new favourite razor/trimmer. Enter the Philips OneBlade. This new hybrid crosses the line between a beard trimmer and a shaver. It can trim, edge, and shave any length of hair to a precision stubble length using one of the three combs that are included. Or, you can use it without a comb for an even closer shave.

This is exactly the aspect of the OneBlade that I love the most. The advantage to this shave is that is cuts super close without irritating the skin. If you are one of those men that has long-suffered from razor-burn and ingrown hairs when using traditional shavers, you will want to switch to this. The close shave achieved with the OneBlade is very good, and since it just isn’t as close as you’d get with a wet razor blade, it means you’ll achieve a clean look with far less skin irritation.

The OneBlade is unique in that it uses a combination of rotary technology and a trimmer. I will admit that it looked a little strange compared to what I was used to seeing. It is basically a single blade that moves incredibly fast – 200x per second, in fact. It’s surrounded by a “dual protection system”, meaning it’s guarded by a shield with rounded plastic tips to protect your skin. The head pivots very well, offering greater control when tackling the more difficult areas of your face.

Overall I like the design and smaller size of this trimmer. It will easily become my go-to tool for trimming and shaving my facial hair. You may notice the 5 o’clock shadow creeping in a tad earlier than usual but I think that is a small price to pay to keep your skin free from irritation. If you regularly wear stubble, like I do, or need a device to trim up your goatee then the OneBlade is a great, affordable way to keep your fuzz in check.

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