Remington WDF5030A Women’s Electric Shaver

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Sue McCarthy

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Summary

The Remington WDF5030A women's foil shaver is fully rechargeable for convenient cordless shaving and is 100% waterproof for wet or dry use. Currently available for around $34, it is a reasonably priced device from a well known manufacturer, that comes with a 60 day money back guarantee. Overall, a good buy.

Rating

4.4 out of 5 Stars

Product Overview

The Remington WDF5030A is ergonomically designed with a non-slip grip and tapered body to give a firm, comfortable hold whilst shaving.

It measures 150mm from top to bottom and is fully rechargeable for cordless operation with a neat, round charging stand .

​The open blade system is angled so that it is easy to hold against the skin for a clean, close shave.

Remington WDF5030A Women's Electric Shaver in Stand

The addition of an almond oil strip in the shaver head to nourish the skin whilst shaving is a good little feature.

What's in the Box?​

  • Remington WDF5030A Electric Shaver with protective cap
  • Charge Stand and Cord
  • Bikini Comb
  • Cleaning Brush
  • Storage/Travel Pouch

A Look at the Product​

The angled head of the Remington WDF5030 is optimally positioned to easily maintain contact with the skin.

The open blade system, designed to reduce clogging, consists of 4 blades with 2 perforated foils and a dual sided, integral trimmer.

Remington WDF5030A Angled Head

Each element is independently flexible to closely follow the contours of the body.

Remington WDF5030A foils

Perforated Foils

​Hypoallergenic and with an antimicrobial additive on the blades, this shaver is suitable for use on sensitive skin.  However, we would always suggest you test on a small, inconspicuous area prior to going in for the kill.

Finally a massage strip enriched with almond oil is included, to nourish the skin, whilst helping to stretch it for a more comfortable shave.

A bikini comb guard attachment is included, which can be easily clipped onto the shaver head, for safe use when shaping and trimming the bikini area.

Suitable for use wet or dry, in the shower and with or without your favourite shaving cream or gel etc., the shaver is fully charged in 20 hours (24 hours first time).

You can charge the shaver either by plugging the adaptor into the mains (220 - 240V) and the charging stand or, if you prefer, directly into the shaver. 

Remington WDF5030 Charge Stand

There is a green indicator light on the device, positioned on the on/off button, which is illuminated all the time the shaver is charging.

​A full charge will give you approximately 40 minutes shaving time.

The product comes complete with a cleaning brush for cleaning after dry use, and a drawstring pouch for storage or when travelling.​

How to Use​

It goes without saying that, as with any other electrical product, you should take time to read the instructions provided with the product, in particular any precautions.

Here, we have outlined the key points, to give you an idea, with a few hints of how to get the best results from your shave:

Before you Start

Charging

You will need to fully charge the shaver before using - for the first time this will take 24 hours, thereafter it will take 20 hours if the battery is completely empty.

The adaptor lead can be plugged into the charging stand or directly into the shaver.

​If you are using the charging stand, make sure that the shaver is located on the stand and pushed firmly into place.

There is an indicator light located on the switch on the front of the shaver, which will glow green all the time the device is being charged.​

​Method

If you are using the shaver dry, make sure that there is no moisture present on the skin and it is clean of any oils or cosmetics etc., to avoid sticking.

If using wet, you can choose to use shaving cream, gel or whatever.  You may like to do this, especially if you have sensitive skin, as it enhances glide and feels more gentle on.​

Remington WDF5030 in use

To use the shaver, you should hold it with the head flush against the skin at a 90 degree angle to it, using a very little pressure.

​To shave your legs, you need to glide the shaver slowly up the leg, in the opposite direction to the hair's growth.

Remington WDF5030A Shaver Head

If you have left it a while and the hair is longer than about 5mm, use the trimmer first to trim them down, and then follow up with the shaver.

To use the trimmer, you need to hold the device at a 45 degree angle to the skin.​

To edge and shape the bikini area, attach the trimmer comb provided over the head, hold at a 90 degree angle to the skin and use very little pressure.

Device Maintenance

The shaver head needs to be cleaned regularly by rinsing under warm water.

To thoroughly clean (recommended after each use) remove the foil holder using the release buttons on either side of the head and blow gently on the foils to remove any loose shavings.

The head is released by sliding the head release button on the back to the right and pulling firmly off.

This can be cleaned by brushing if dry, or rinsing in warm water.

Leave the whole lot open until fully dry and then reassemble the head and foils by reversing the procedure.​

It is recommended that foils and blades are replaced at least every 6 months, if used regularly.

The life of the battery can be prolonged by completely running down every 6 months and then fully re-charging it.​

Why Shave?​

Whilst shaving is the method of hair removal with the shortest lived results, there are a number of reasons why it is still an attractive choice for many:

Pain

This is top of my list, as I am pretty namby pamby when it comes to any sort of pain, and of course shaving is one of only two methods that are completely pain-free.

The other method of hair removal that doesn't involve pain, but has slightly longer lasting results is the use of depilatory cream.​

The advantages of shaving over depilatories are speed, lack of mess and the fact that it doesn't involve plastering your skin with harsh and often strong-smelling chemicals.

Quick and Easy

Shaving, particularly using an electric shaver, requires very little practice and is easily the quickest form of hair removal.

In comparison to other methods such as waxing and depilatories, there is little to clear up afterwards, plus there is no ongoing cost other than the occasional replacement blades and foils.​

Convenient

Shaving is ​a very convenient method of hair removal, be it at home or on your travels, a quick run over with a shaver can be done almost anywhere at any time.

There are travel shavers available that run on basic batteries, so you don't even have to worry about charging, just keep a spare in your bag.​

Cost Effective

Aside from the initial outlay, there are few running costs associated with electric shaving, just the occasional replacement of foils and blades​.

Product Q & A's​

Is this shaver safe to use in the shower?

Yes, it is 100% waterproof for wet or dry use.

How often do you have to replace the blades?

​The manufacturer recommends replacing blades and foils every 6 months.

How do you know when it is time to replace the blades and foils?

Replacement of both is recommended every 6 months.  If you notice any unusual irritation or pulling, or if the foil is worn through it is an indication that replacements are required.

Does it indicate when the battery needs charging?

No, there is no indicator - it is time to recharge the battery if you notice a slowing of the motor.  Personally, I would recommend keeping the shaver on the charger stand permanently, unless you are not shaving for long periods, as it takes 20 hours to charge fully.

Does a full charge give long enough to shave both legs?

A full charge gives 40 minutes shave time, so yes, it should easily be sufficient for both legs.

Has it got any sort of guarantee?

Yes, the manufacturer offers a 60 day money back guarantee.

Is this shaver OK to use on the bikini area?

Yes - there is a bikini comb attachment specifically for the purpose, which is easily snapped on over the shaver head.

Conclusion​

Overall, a good value for money, efficient little shaver with integral trimmer.

Easy to use and comfortable to hold, not a bad choice for a low cost ​product.  With a 60 day money back guarantee, from a Brand you can trust, you can't go wrong.

Things we Liked

  • Easy to Use - optimally angled head and ergonomic design
  • Suits Sensitive Skin - hypoallergenic and antimicrobial additive, also with almond oil strip
  • Value for Money - available online for around $34
  • Wet or Dry - the choice is yours 
  • Convenient - can be used anywhere, quick to use dry
  • Almond Oil Strip - nourishes skin

Things we didn't Like

  • Long Charge Time - 24 hour first charge and 20 hours after
  • Indicator Light - no indicator to show when battery low or fully charged
  • Frequent Use - results from shaving are short-lived
  • Noisy - in comparison to some other shavers
Sue
 

For the past 12 months, I have been testing and playing with all sorts of hair removal products for Hair Free Life. My goal is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date hair removal consumer information on the internet. When I'm not photographing, reviewing and researching hair removal products I play the drums in a samba band and am a volunteer for the Swindon Lions! Got any questions? Write to us below: