Once in a while, there’s a product which revolutionises one’s lifestyle, forever changing our collective routines and paving the way for a cluster of other life changing products. Seemingly unimportant, and truly taken for granted, these patented breaktroughs come in every shape and form, from minor players like the humble corkscrew, social-oriented ones like the iPhone, and major scientific discoveries such as the penicillin or the pill, so very different, but having as common ground the way they shaped our day-to-day lives.

Launched just two weeks ago, this is one of such groundbreaking inventions.

On the quest for creating something substantially more high tech than adding blades to an existing model, or making handles which vibrate, British brand King of Shaves has developed an ingenius new system of razors, the Hyperglide.
Perfect for both male and female shaving necessities, this beautifully designed razor features a non-slip ergonomic grip and open architecture 5-blade rack to help minimise clogging, but its most impressive feature is borrowed from the doctors office.

Based on a technology used by the medical industry to easily insert catheters into arteries with minimal friction, this little wonder of the shaving world took four years of research and development, and features a unique patented superhydrophilic self-lubricating cartridge which, upon contact with water, creates its own slippery Hydrogel over the entire shaving surface, delivering results which are utterly impressive and make the use of messy lube strips – a staple of all shaving systems since the mid-seventies – look downright prehistoric.

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I was given a demonstration by founder Will King himself – who is his own best advertisement with baby soft skin – at a swanky central London hotel loved by Oscar Wilde, an appreciative soul when it came to the finer things in life, and whom – being a perfectly shaven male of the species – I believe would be Hyperglide’s number one fan.

In the words of the Irish poet, ‘To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance‘.
Amen to that.


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