Sometimes you want to purchase a razor that's less than $100 and you want to buy one that is going to provide a quality shave. I think the Braun Series 3 Proskin is exactly the razor for that job.
The Cutting Elements
Like many of the Braun shaving razors, the Series three has 3 specialized shaving elements work together for a close and gentle shave. Braun’s patented SensoFoil protects your skin from the ultra-sharp blades. It's also hypoallergenic and won't break your skin out.
The Shaving Head
The Series 3 does have some flexibility to its cutting elements. Braun is quick to tell you how many direction the Series 5 and above move in, but they neglect to mention exactly how many directions the Series 3 razor heads move in.
It does have some limited motion range, but nothing that we would consider to be out of the ordinary or anything that would prevent you from achieving a decent shave.
The Series 3 fits snugly in your hand and it's not small but it's also not cumbersome. The smaller cutting head makes it a lot easier to trim your upper lip and reach tighter areas without too much fuss.
The precision trimmer feels more like something that's an afterthought than an actual accessory that you'd used for serious precision trimming.
The Series 3 doesn't come with a travel kit or washing station. It's a bare bones system so what you see is exactly what you get.
The Shaving Performance
At the end of the day, we know this razor is designed for people who just want a simple tool that they can use day in and day out to cut their hair. That doesn't mean that it's not something that shouldn't perform and it always comes down these three elements.
With 3 shaving elements, the series 3 will give you a pretty close shave. It might require a few passes to get those particularly stubborn hairs, but overall, it will get the job done. It's not as powerful as it's bigger brothers, but it definitely doesn't fall short like some other inexpensive products in the market.
You won't be getting a baby smooth bottom, but you'll be getting a solid shave that will me smooth enough to run your hands across with no issue.
Braun is known for making a quality razor that has a lot of comfort. I've never run into any issues with the comfort, but I've read reviews where the build quality hasn't been up to par and causes some cutting discomfort due to skin pulling and hair getting tugged.
I don't expect any electric razor to be uncomfortable, but I think that Braun could definitely do a bit better in this department overall.
The series 3 has 3 great cutting heads and I think this is more than enough for most people that shave every day. It's probably enough for people that shave every 2 or so days.
Speed is relative and I've never had any issues with the series 3, but if you're going to be a person that shaves once a week, then this electric razor is going to struggle to quickly cut through longer hairs.
It's designed to work best with short stubble that has grown a few millimeters at best. Anything longer than a few days of growth and you'd be asking a lot of any electric razor
Compare The Specs
Flexible Cuttin Elements
Wet & Dry Shave
Who Should Buy The Braun Series 3
Purchase The Braun Series 3 If You:
- Want the best razor you can buy in the market for under $100
- Don't need a complicating shaving system
- Plan on shaving ever 1-2 days
- Have a pretty easy growing hair that's simple to cut
- Don't mind replacing your razor in 2-3 years if it fails
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