best used dry
this is my first electric shaver after using razors for 20 years so i cant compare it with other electric shavers. after having it for 2 weeks. i found it is best used dry without shaving cream. it will also leave some strands that you can redo over until it gets it or just finish it off with a razor. i like that it is water proof and it does not take forevef to charge. i like how it is light weight and easy to clean. and finally, i like how the skin is protected well from cuts
I have always used philips shavers, 50yrs, This Model is a Huge Backward step in performance compared to all models previous, the only plus is that it is Gentle on the skin. But leaves much stubble & is very time consuming to get a Good Result. I Have persevered now for 5 months.
The product is pretty handy
The product is pretty handy. But I didn't find something special about it. It works well but not superior to other Phillips shaver. The heads only tilt in one direction.
Poor results from Philips Aquatouch 5420
From day one I was not happy with the result but persisted.
I had tried another brand of electric shaver but was not happy with the result so I purchased another Philips shaver, having had satisfactory results with other Philips shavers over the years.
No matter how much time I spend going over and over my face the result is unsatisfactory.
Have gone back to using my old (several years old and kept for the trimmer) Philips shaver, having fitted new heads to the Aquatouch supplied by Philips and persisted using the shaver for some weeks at Philips request. How my skin and beard were going to adapt ("your skin and beard need time to adapt to any new shaving system" was suggested in an earlier reply from Philips) leaves me wondering.
Ease of Use:
Time taken to shave is too long.
The heads on the Aquatouch only tilt in one direction while my old Philips shaver heads tilt in any direction thereby adapting to the contours of my face.
The trimmer on the Aquatouch is a small easily misplaced item and no bag is supplied to hold the shaver and other items.
Only good for cutting short hair
It can't do more than one day beard, on top of that you have to run several times on the same spot to get good results very disappointed.
Well Good things are:
- Wet shaving is a good feature
- Easy to clean: just rinse under tap
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