Braun Series 5 5040S Wet & Dry Shaver Review

My dalliances with Electric shavers have never been very successful in the past which was mainly caused from sensitive skin around the neck area which has always seemed to contain the most pesky and stubborn stubble that always seem to evade shavers of the electric variety.

The fact that an electric shave seems to take as long as a wet shave but equally leaves you feeling like you needed a wet shave all along, ensured I left them alone for 10 years, however the arrival of the Braun Series 5 5040s-5 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver for my latest Bzz Agent Campaign might just change that. Having tried the latest Braun model for 4 dry shaves, I am incredibly impressed and a great shave doesn’t take too long thanks to its wide head and a really close shaving mechanism. My only gripe with my early testing of the shaver is the location of the power button, as I have slipped a few times causing me to switch it off by accident but this could be about me getting to grips with the device rather than a design flaw.

it was now time to test the much anticipated wet shave feature of the latest offering by Braun. As someone that has previously avoided the world of electric shaves, it seemed weird to take an electric device (albeit cordless) into a shower complete with shaving gel but no mirror, you couldn’t complete a normal wet shave this way so this concept felt alien to me. I gave it my best shot and despite not having a mirror, I enjoyed a much closer shave and my skin felt incredibly fresh and like I had just had an actual wet shave with a blade. There were a few awkward hairs missed on my lower neck area but this was probably because I didn’t use a mirror in the shower. My next test was with a good old fashioned sink and mirror, after adding shaving gel and the wet shave button, the only issue I encountered was when I needed to use the classic electric shave tactic of pulling my skin a little to make the hair stand up as this is quite difficult with a wet face covered in foam. However, I simply went back over the area afterwards and I was left with the best electric shave I have ever had with the added bonus of having no skin irritation whatsoever even if it was a little messy.

After my testing it appears that there might finally be a rival to the more traditional wet shave and it comes in the form of Braun Series 5 5040s-5 Wet and Dry Electric Shaver. The price and lack of Clean & Charge Station are the only reason for me not giving this top marks.

 If you are thinking of purchasing this shaver and have any questions or concerns, send me a message and I will do my best to help and give you piece of mind before you take the plunge and make that expensive purchase.

Lynx Compressed Deodorants Review

I recently had the opportunity to try one of the new compressed deodorants for free as a BzzAgent and must admit to being a little sceptical that these much smaller cans of Lynx with 50% less gas actually have the same amount of body spray as the full size cans.

Compressed deodorants deliver the same protection, but due to an innovative new spray system they require less gas in each spray. With less gas needed, the can is smaller but still contains the same amount of deodorant. That means it will last just as long as your normal can, even in the smaller size.

From an environmental point of view the fact they are using 50% less gas and 25% less aluminium is a fine example how a small change can make a big difference whilst also adding convenience to the customer.

If 1 million people switched to Compressed deodorants, every year we could save: (Figures based on people using an average of 5 cans in a year) 696 tonnes of CO2 Equal to the average emissions of a car travelling 126 times around the earth Enough aluminium to make 20,000 bikes say Unilever, which shows how small changes can make a big difference.

From a personal point of view, this new smaller size makes it a sensible choice for your trips away, gym bag or even a drawer at work for when you feel the need to freshen up. When you combined this information with the fact that they last as long as the original bigger cans, it makes the option of  choosing a compressed can the natural choice for any forward thinking individual.

Foreo LUNA Mini Review

The nice people at BzzAgent sent me the new Foreo LUNA Mini and I will be the first person to admit not knowing anything about this little device and I’m not the kind of guy that has a “routine” so this should be of no surprise.

For the last few years, the standard gift for ladies at Christmas has been a set of expensive GHD’s but now everyone has a pair, step forward a new essential device for £99 which is sure to be a big hit this Christmas.

The Sales Pitch…

“The next big thing in skincare has arrived with T-Sonic™ technology – a radical new approach to cleansing that is both deeper and gentler at the same time. By channeling transdermal sonic pulsations across the skin’s surface, the LUNA™ mini will transform the look and feel of the skin within just 3 days. It works by cleaning pores of impurities to reduce the causes of blemishes, while smoothing and refining your skin’s texture for incredible results.”

  • It’s way more effective than washing by hand, providing visible results in just three days!
  • The smart, three-zone design is suitable for all skin types
  • It’s fully waterproof, so you can use it in the bath or shower
  • The nonabrasive silicone brush is gentler on your skin than other sonic-cleansing products
  • The silicone doesn’t absorb daily grime or harbor bacteria build-up, making the LUNA mini extremely hygienic
  • An integrated battery delivers up to 300 uses from a single charge
  • The device comes with a two-year limited warranty, and there’s no need to replace its brushes

It is described as ‘extremely hygienic’ due to being made of silicone, non porous and is fully waterproof so can be thoroughly washed after every use without damaging the electric charging port. It also delivers up to 300 uses with just one charge! The video below shows you the product in use and shows that it is also unisex but they do offer a separate version for just men too.

The best way of describing this to anyone that hasn’t heard about the LUNA Mini, is imagine an electric toothbrush for your face! Sounds crazy right?

Even after using a Luna Mini for a short time, you notice an improvement in your skin. It looks and feels smoother and I was not expecting to see results so quickly but even this old cynic must admit, it really does work.

This small device has 300 uses in one charge, so will slip into anyone’s travel bag without worrying about carrying yet another charger to accompany your phone, tablet or laptop. An electronic cleansing device that both men and women can use is sure to be a big hit at Christmas for anyone that wants cleaner, fresher and smoother skin.

The only downside of this product is the price, and £99 is a hefty price tag but as my wife tells me “If you look after your skin, it looks after you.” The best compliment I can give the LUNA Mini is my wife has since taken it and uses it twice a day and cannot speak highly enough of how much better her skin feels.

So if you get around the price tag, it could quickly become an essential part of your daily routine.