Does the Henson AL13 Razor Reduce Irritation?

A Razor That Lives Up To Its Claims
Customers have been burned before, and not just in shaving. 

It seems like everywhere you look there’s would-be product innovations that don’t actually give you better results, causing perpetual customer skepticism.
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The Hypothesis

The Hypothesis

A Rigid, Precisely Controlled Blade Should Reduce Irritation

Years of experience machining parts in the aerospace industry has taught us that rigid, well supported cutting tools tend to cut better than tools that flex and bend.We wanted to try making a razor that focused on blade rigidity, as well as a precisely controlled blade position, which we hoped would allow for a smoother, more consistent shave.
The Test

The Test

Looking Under The Skin

Customers have told us the Henson feels smoother, but we needed to know for sure, so we partnered with a medical imaging startup out of Toronto to compare the Henson to a leading multi-blade razor. 

Sixty volunteers shaved one side of their face or neck with a Henson razor and the other side with a leading multi-blade razor.  
They looked under the skin to measure any increase in irritation response.
The Result

The Result

Less Irritation

The camera used for the test detects blood flow in the skin, the more damage caused to the skin, the more blood your body will send to the area to help repair it.

In these comparison images, the coloured area represents where the participants shaved. 
The cooler colours represent little to no increase in blood flow and the warmer colours represent increased blood flow to the area.

Simply put: green means less irritation, red means more irritation.

Hensons Claim:

"A statistically significant improvement in post shave erythema (razor burn) was observed for people using the Henson AL13 compared to a multi-blade razor."
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