IT CAME IN THE MAIL
It Came in the Mail
An occasional look at products the travel industry insists we need.
WHAT: ShaveMate disposable razors with shaving cream inside the handle: the gray Titan for men, the pink Diva for women.
AIMED AT: Travelers who are packing light, fliers who can't find a can of cream smaller than 3 ounces and anyone who needs a quick shave on the run but doesn't want to carry both a razor and a can of shaving cream.
HOW MUCH: $3-$4.
BUT DO THEY WORK? These babies have S-3 Flex Neck Technology and Aqua Flow Blade Rinse, a patented feature that channels water through an innovative curved neck. I don't know what that means, but I can tell you that the Diva is pretty slick at stripping hair off legs well overdue for a good shave.
The shaving cream comes out of the handle as promised when you turn a little button, and it smells nice.
The company claims that the handle holds a supply of shaving cream that will last "a week or more." Unless your body hair grows at an alarming rate, I think the cream in the Diva should last well beyond a week. But men with daily needs would have to be pretty sparing with the cream to make it last seven days. I emptied a Titan after five bursts of an amount I figured you'd need to cover a man's face. Then again, I have little experience with removing facial hair, so maybe I was using too much.
-- Cindy Loose
ShaveMate is available at Walgreens stores, TravelProducts.com and Drugstore.com.