Compared to several of Schick’s other offerings, I wasn’t very impressed with the Xtreme3 Fitstyle Refresh. I found it to be incredibly stiff, like Newt Gingrich at a Wham reunion concert, because it didn’t move with the contours of my face at all.
According to the packaging the razor came in, the Fitstyle Refresh is the “#1 flexible blade disposable razor.” But I wouldn’t agree it all; I don’t even think it’s the #1 disposable razor in its own family, sort of like Emilio Estevez. There is no way it is better than the Schick Xtreme3 (Martin Sheen) or the Schick Hydro 5 Power Select (Charlie Sheen).
Need a disposable razor for that endless holiday trip to visit your in-laws out of state? Check out the Schick Xtreme Eco 3.
The Schick Xtreme 3 Eco is a temporary/disposable razor, but it works with the effectiveness and feel of any full-time blade. Made from recycled plastic hangers and available in a four pack via packaging of 100% post-consumer recycled paper, the Xtreme 3 is light and straightforward.
I’m not going to screw around here, guys. The Schick Hydro 5 Power Select razor was the best razor I have ever used. I could seriously just end the review right there.
For me, the most sensitive area is where my mustache would be if I could grow one (if I were a man), i.e. the area right below my nose, above my upper lip. I anticipate this will be a painful exercise literally every time because it has been for about 15 years- the only way to numb the pain was to load up on high quality shaving cream (or whiskey) and have at it.
But with the Hydro 5, I glided over that area with absolutely no problem, and almost no friction- I couldn’t believe how well it worked. The combination of slight vibration of the razor with the ridiculous amount of “blade-age” left me with mouth agape in amazement.