About Face: Schick Hydro 5

Above: Schick's gel-infused razor, Hydro 5
Above: Schick's gel-infused razor, Hydro 5

Clean cut, Grizzly Adams, sculpted and shaped, regardless of how you choose to groom your facial hair, all men are equally guilty of wanting to keep up appearances. Rightly so, looking good requires taking matters into your own hands. And for centuries that has meant picking up a razor.

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, cavemen used clam shells, shark teeth and sharpened flint to remove their unwanted hair (no easy task, we’re sure!), while the ancient Egyptians scraped copper and gold razors across their skin. Thankfully, the grooming industry has advanced since then, creating innovative, well-designed, ergonomic and easy-to-use tools, such as the Schick Hydro 5 gel-infused razor.

Fuelled with a water-activated gel that is automatically releases onto your skin, each stroke glides across your face smoothly with a minimal amount of pressure. Chalk that up to zero friction, nicks and cuts. Plus, the razor’s five blades have been redesigned, positioned to sit closer to together to help keep your skin taunt for a cleaner cut. And the bonus, well, that goes back to the gel. It’s formulation of soothing and hydrating aloe vera and vitamin E will leave your skin moisturized and feeling soft for up to an hour post shave.

Pretty sure, the cavemen with their clam shells couldn’t pull that off.

Schick Hydro 5 complete with two cartridges is available for $10.99 at grocery and drugstores stores across Canada.

Adriana Ermter

Adriana is an award-winning writer and editor. The former beauty director for FASHION magazine and editor-in-chief of Salon and of Childview magazines has hosted beauty videos for fashionmagazine.com, as well as contributed to Men’s FASHION, Chatelaine and chatelaine.com, Flare and flare.com, Huffington Post Canada, National Post, AmongMen.com, thekit.ca, iVillage.ca and thewhaleandtherose.com. She lives in Toronto with her very spoiled feline, Trixie-Belle, and a fantastically large perfume collection.

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