When it comes to freebies, some companies are better than others. Schick is one such generous company, offering up a number of free products in exchange for a little personal information. In my experience, the exchange has always been a fair one. For years, I have been more than happy with Schick freebies. That is until, the arrival of their latest snafu: the Schick Intuition Plus razor.
The Intuition Plus is a poor attempt by Schick at creating a multi-tasking razor designed to cut shaving time in half. The Intuition, with its garish design, only helps to complicate an otherwise uncomplicated shaving experience. In more ways than one, Schick Intuition proves less than intuitive. The Intuition reminds us that Schick has forgotten what women want from their razor.
The Intuition Plus is Massive
The size should have been the first tip off that Schick’s Intuition fell short. The head of the Intuition is more than 5 times larger than the average razor. This is because the Intuition’s actual razor is encased in nearly a half bar of soap. The unnecessarily large head is impractical for 2 reasons. First, even the largest shower might not comfortably accommodate the over-sized razor. Second, the Intuition’s girth makes it nearly impossible to shave anything other than legs. Crevices of any kind are pretty much impossible to navigate.
The Intuition Plus is Gross
With a regular razor, any shaved hairs will fall to the bottom of the tub and drain within seconds. Those that don’t can be easily tapped out of the razor. On the Intuition Plus, many of those shaved hairs remain on the razor. They can’t be shaken or tapped off. The little, black slivers cling to the Intuition’s soap bar as dirty reminders to both you and anyone who uses your shower, of exactly how hairy you are.
The Intuition Plus Isn’t That Much Smoother
While the half bar of soap does feel good against the skin, it’s no different than if you had lathered up your legs with your own preferred brand of soap. All things considered, the Intuition’s extra soap isn’t that much softer than the soap strip that comes on most razors. Plus, since the razor is so well encased, it’s hard to tell if the razor’s blades are of better quality. All outward appearances point to no.
The Intuition is still a better choice than those cheap, pink Bic razors. At least as long as those crevices aren’t in the picture. However, if you’re going to invest the extra bucks on a fancy razor, don’t waste them on the Intuition.