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Philips SatinShave Essential UK Review


Thanks for taking the time to read our UK review of one of the best selling lady's shavers called the Philips SatinShave Essential.

This shaver came out at number three on our list of the top 10 electric shavers for women, that are currently available in the UK.

This model from Philips Sells well and has a high buyer satisfaction rating of 85%, which is one of the highest rated on the UK market.

Please be aware that this is a battery shaver so you will need to buy and replace batteries during the lifetime of this shaver. It uses 2 x AA batteries.

This is not a shaver that comes with a charging stand where you can recharge the batteries. This shaver can be used either for dry or for wet shaving, so suitable for use in either the shower or the bath.

The Philips SatinShave has a small shaving head and a slim, portable design which does mean it is very compact, and an ideal choice for travelling. It comes with trimming comb attachment for the delicate areas.

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How Buyers Rate the Philips SatinShave Essential

Just below we have summarised how buyers rated this razor, after they had bought and used it. This rating is based on over 2,000  online reviews that we found at the different websites, where this battery style shaver is sold.

Buyer Satisfaction
  • Overall online buyers have given this set a very solid 90% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 69% of all buyers gave these a 5 star rating
  • 3% of all buyers have given this shaver a bad rating

What Buyers Say about the Philips SatinShave Essential

Here at the Shaving Emporium we have read all the reviews from the various websites that sell electric shavers

As you can see the reviews overall are good, and there are lots of them, so this shaver sells extremely well. The comments and reviews that we read were positive, but we have also included what the buyers didn't like.

We do however like to include all of the detail when we summarise up our findings.

We have summarised those findings in a simple pros and cons table just below.


  • Buyers said this is very affordable and cheap to buy
  • Many buyers said this is really handy to have when travelling or on holidays
  • Most buyers liked the plastic guard
  • Buyers simply liked the fact that this shaver is fast and really convenient
  • Most buyers said the battery life is great and much better than they had expected
  • Buyers said that this is not as good as a razor but that it is a great deal more convenient and handy to use in the shower


  • Some buyers said this stopped working anything from 6-12 months
  • Some buyers didn't realise that this shaver is not a rechargeable one
  • Some buyers said that it simply does not make that good a shave
  • Some buyers said the batteries don't last long

Short Summary:

Overall the ratings are very good, given that this is a battery shaver at a low price.

Most buyers use it because it is small, compact and works fast.

It is the convenience of this shaver that the huge majority of buyers liked. They also liked the fact that you could use this in the shower.

The downside is of course that it isn't a rechargeable one.

Our Verdict on the Philips SatinShave Essential


Most buyers said this was good but a few buyers said it stopped working.


Most buyers said this was fast, and really convenient at home and away


Almost every buyer said this shaver was good value for money.

Overall rating :  4.5 / 5

This Philips shaver did come out as our number two choice for an electric style shaver. This shaver is a battery shaver.

If you don't want to spend a lot of money on an electric shaver, but still expect a good job of shaving, then this shaver should do the job.

Most buyers rate this one highly as you can see from the high buyer satisfaction rating.

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Average Price: £27-30

90% buyer customer satisfaction based on 2,000+ online buyer reviews

This shaver can of course be used wet or dry and that means it can be used in the shower. It also has an anti-slip grip so as it will not drop out of your hand even with wet hands.

This shaver can be used to shave the whole body. The trimming comb attachment is designed to help you trim the delicate areas. When doing the bikini line or the legs, it is best to stretch the skin and then use the shaver at 90 degrees, against the direction of hair growth.

For under the arms, put one arm behind your head and move this Philip's shaver slowly over the skin. 

As we have mentioned this shaver is the third highest selling shaver on our top 10 list of electric shavers. We know from the large number of reviews that it sells a lot, and overall with an 90% buyer satisfaction, most buyers clearly like it.

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