The world according to Skarp: laser razor shaves super close, saves tons of waste

May 30, 2016 | 09:45
The world according to Skarp: laser razor shaves super close, saves tons of waste
The world according to Skarp: laser razor shaves super close, saves tons of waste
One blade or five, wet or dry, rotating head or fixed, innovation in shaving has always been limited to positioning knives. Skarp, now on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, tries a different approach: no blades at all. The idea is to replace the blades by a laser that will never get blunt. To good to be true? Some people seem to think so.
 
Skarp, now on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo, tries a different approach: no blades at all. The idea is to replace the blades by a laser that will never get blunt. To good to be true? Some people seem to think so.

Wavelengths of light that can cut dark-colored hair were already known, but finding a way to cut light-colored hair was proving to be difficult. The Skapr team has finally found a solution in the shape of a chromophore present in hair that would cut the hair when hit with a particular light wavelength. A chromophore is the part of a molecule that is responsible for its color. Every living person on the planet, regardless of age, gender or race, possesses the hair-cutting chromophore, making the laser razor a universal solution.
 
The Skarp team does not have a working prototype, which explains the unshaven faces in the video.

The Skarp razor is said to have many benefits. To list a few:
  • Very close shave
  • No razor burn
  • No irritation, itch, etc.
  • No effort
  • No water needed
  • No cartridges to replace

But what about the smell of burned hair? And, more importantly, what about reality? For the moment the Skarp team does not have a working prototype, the reason why their previous Kickstarter campaign was suspended after raising four million dollars. Some people think that Skarp is nothing more than a scam to crowdfund the team's fast cars and holidays on tropical islands. Is Skarp too good to be true?
 
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