Panasonic ES8103S Rechargeable Electric Shaver
Panasonic ES8103S Men’s 3-Blade (Arc 3) Wet/Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Nanotech Blades
Throughout my experiences with electric razors, I have found many good products as well as many mediocre products. I have extremely sensitive skin and I have tried other razors that claim they would work for sensitive skin but after trying those out it looked as though I had shaved my face with a weed eater. Needless to say I was a little wary about purchasing another electric razor that claims to be favorable to sensitive skin. I have purchased several razors that simply wouldn’t shave all the hair off in one pass and by repeatedly shaving the same spot over and over again creates a “burn” as the razors would take off layers of skin but would leave hair. When I purchased the Panasonic ES8103S, as a consumer with sensitive skin, this was the first result I wanted to see; would there be a burn?
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After the first pass over the side of my face it felt smooth with no burn at all. So I made another pass over the same area and rubbed my hand across it. It felt as smooth as if I had shaved with hand razor and the best part- there was no burn. After two passes over the same area of my sensitive skin, the Panasonic ES8103S had left it completely smooth and hairless and I still had my skin intact.
The first test had gone exceptionally well and, while I was very pleased and a little surprised, there were other factors I wanted to consider. Mainly how it handled the curvature of my chin area. This always seems to be a problem with shaving with electric razors, especially when I am in a hurry. Some razors tend to grab parts of my chin and leave a cut or burn as they can’t handle the curves of that portion of my face. The Panasonic ES8103S claims to have a pivoting head that follows the contours of your face. This is exciting technology as there are three blades angled at 30 degrees to cut the hair as close to the skin as possible and this usually means that if you catch your skin in the blades you are going to have a cut or at least a good burn in that area. This usually occurs in the chin area as your face is extremely curved in several different directions in that area. I wanted to see if the pivoting head could handle the curvature of my chin without cutting or burning my sensitive skin.
I made a first pass over the right side of my chin and tested the area. It was fairly smooth but it could use another pass so I went over the area again. After this pass the area was extremely smooth, not rough or bristly at all, and the best part- the pivoting head did as it was supposed to; it pivoted almost perfectly to meet the curvature of my chin and the motor on this razor is powerful! There was absolutely no tugging or pulling at my hair and no cuts or burns on my skin.
The second test had gone extremely well and again I was pleased. The Panasonic ES8103S had held up well against the first two factors that I was most concerned about. I still wanted to do a few more tests such as the wet/dry option which ensures that you can get shave any time of day or night, even as soon as you exit the shower. Over the course of the next several days I shaved with a dry face and wet face on different occasions. I found minimal, if any, difference between shaving dry and shaving wet. I still ended up with the results I desired; no cuts, no burns and a smooth shave that, in most places, only needed one quick pass over the area. This makes it perfect for people like me who are always on the go. I don’t have time to spend a long time in the morning shaving before I head into work, and a razor that can give me a fast, close shave with no nicks or burns is exactly what I need. It stood up to all the sensitive skin tests I performed and I can honestly say I am happy with it.
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