Remington WDF4840 Smooth and Silky Foil Shaver

Hair removal is neither a glamorous topic nor a task many of us relish – even being a fan of the results, the process (and, occasionally, side-effects) can be tedious. Although I’m using the Silk’n Flash and Go Freedom to minimize growth elsewhere, I have yet to start using it on my legs. I haven’t forsaken conventional razors for this purpose, but using them too often wreaks utter havoc on my skin. Needing something that didn’t make my skin hate me, I picked up the Remington WDF4840 Smooth and Silky Foil Shaver a little over a year ago to replace a basic Panasonic model that much to be desired.

Remington WDF4840 Smooth and Silky Foil Shaver
Remington WDF4840 Smooth and Silky Foil Shaver

Two years ago, I didn’t know much about these. I didn’t know any ladies who used them! So here’s the run down: Electric foil shavers work by drawing hairs into small holes in the foil as you guide it over the surface from which hair is to be removed. Those hairs, momentarily secured by the foil, are then sliced by a blade that shimmies back and forth. To achieve a close shave with such a device each area usually requires multiple passes; with the Remington WDF4840, I find 2-4 passes sufficient to shave my legs, with the final pass being the firmest pressure I apply.

If you’re new to devices like this, there may be a bit of a learning curve for you. In addition to the foil, the Remington WDF4840 features (in the housing as the foil) a metal trimmer to trim hairs that are too long to be caught in the foil; you should use the trimmer before the foil if it’s been more than a few days since your previous shave. In all, it’s easy enough to use.

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January 2016 Favorites

January 2016 Favorites
January 2016 Favorites
1. San Francisco Bay Single-Serve Coffee, varies* / 2. EOS Blueberry Acai, $4
3. Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum, $18 / 4. Remington Smooth & Silky Foil Shaver, $30

Okay, one month down. Three until pleasant weather. Here’s what I distracted myself with through the bleary first month of 2016; my January 2016 favorites!

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Silkn Flash and Go Update 2

Silkn Flash and Go Freedom

It’s been a long time (almost a year, definitely longer than I thought) since I’ve talked about my use of the Silkn Flash and Go Freedom device here on the blog. Rest assured, I’ve still been using it. There was a period of time during Autumn during which I was a bit erratic with use, but I haven’t given up.

I can say it has not delivered on its promise of a permanent removal (which, really, should be reduction) within eight treatments. I have not reduced my reliance on my razor nearly as much as I had hoped to by this point in ownership and usage.

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PSA: Silk’n Flash n Go Long-Life Lamp Sale

Edit: Finding out the hard way, I learned that the lamp BB&B sells IS NOT compatible with the Flash n Go Freedom device sold at Sephora and Nordstrom. They are the only retailers to sell the compatible long life lamp.


Hey there – popping in with some good sale info I just discovered.

So I’m still using my Silk’n Flash & Go Freedom HPL hair removal device. The stock unit comes with a lamp with a short lifespan – you know how when you buy a new printer, the ink or toner it comes with is lower capacity than the refills you buy (if you didn’t know that… now you do!)? They offer a, “long life,” lamp for $99.

Silk'n Flash n Go Long-Life Lamp SaleSilk’n Flash & Go Long-Life Lamp

When I bought my Flash & Go Freedom, I considered buying a lamp at the same time. Because I wasn’t sure if/how much I was going to like the system, I opted not to make the additional investment until I had used it for a bit.

Progress is taking place slowly but surely, so when I saw that Bed Bath and Beyond had the lamp for $79, I had to jump on it. The sale plus the ubiquitous 20% off-an-item coupon(s) + free shipping on $49+ made it only $63. Throw in eBates for a little extra savings and I will have gotten about 40% off the 120,000 pulse long-life lamp.

Just a heads-up, it was a sale I appreciated and wanted to share.

Silkn Flash and Go Freedom Update 1

Silkn Flash and Go Freedom Update 1Silkn Flash and Go Freedom Update 1

Silkn Flash and Go Freedom Update 1: I completed my third treatment last week. While it is still to early to say, “Yes, it is completely working as intended,” I have noticed a difference in the growth of hair. It is gradually lessening. It’s still there, but we aren’t done yet – so far, I’m satisfied with the progression of things.

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