In this blogpost I will tell you a little more about my grooming essentials that I recently started using. As a busy entrepreneur with many press appearances, skincare and personal appearances are important to me. After all in the world of Social Media and Marketing personal appearances are your business card. Let’s start with the Philips Sonicare 9000 Diamond clean.

Philips Sonicare Diamond Clean

The DiamondClean is Philips Sonicare’s highest model of electric toothbrush. It combines the effective clean you would expect from a Sonicare with a design so pretty you could hang it in an art museum. Besides this I got the Black edition which is really a stunning and smart appearance. It was the best decision I made to go from manual brushing to electric brushing.

The Philips Sonicare 9000 Diamond clean comes with:

  • Sonicare DiamondClean handle
  • 2 DiamondClean brush head
  • Brush head bristle covers
  • USB charging travel case
  • USB cable
  • USB adapter plug
  • Wireless Charging stand
  • Rinsing glass/display stand

Now when I say plain, I don’t mean ugly. Because the Philips Sonicare 9000 DiamondClean definitely isn’t that. The design is sleek and minimalistic and is perhaps the best looking electric toothbrush available. The entire handle is coated in a seamless black non-slip material. And it works great. Despite not having any bumps or rubber strips, the smooth surface of the Sonicare 9000 DiamondClean is incredibly easy to grasp, even with wet hands. There are only 2 buttons on it, one to select the cleaning mode that you want to use and the other is the on/off button. There are 5 different brushing moods to select.

1. Clean – The standard mode and is identical to the brushing mode found on all Sonicare models capable of brushing at 31,000 brush strokes/minute. Lasts two-minute duration.

2. White – Alternates between the standard and pulsing vibrations. 2 minutes and 30 seconds duration.

3 Gum health – 2 minutes of standard cleaning then 1 minute of slightly weaker vibration to massage gums for a total of 3 minutes.

5. Deep clean – This takes a little longer but gives you this effect to smile more often.

Diamond Clean bush heads & Travel Case

The Philips Sonicare 9000 diamond clean comes with 2 brush heads and a very nice travel case in black design. The case itself is solid and will almost certainly protect your DiamondClean toothbrush from bumps. But by far the most impressive feature you will find on the outside of the case is this little port on the side of the case. The USB input. This case is also a battery charger which allows you to charge the Philips Sonicare 9000 Diamond clean whilst being on the go.If you mostly brush your teeth at home then chances are you will find yourself using the charging base.The charging base is the best option when only a single person uses the DiamondClean or if you have a countertop with limited space.The second setup uses the metal charging base and the glass. Thanks to the specially rounded base, the glass slots neatly into the charging base. The glass is designed to hold the Sonicare upright as well as having room for extra brush heads .All three methods of charging are equally effective and it really all comes down to preference. I personally preferred the glass charger. The extra weight of the glass makes for a sturdier base than the plastic stand. The glass charger looks really cool in your bathroom.

Philips S9000 Prestige

The second product that I use in my daily routine is the Philips S9000 Prestige wet & dry men’s electric shaver. It has stunning looks and outrageous performance, stacked to the nines with jaw dropping features.

This is a solid shaver that does a great job and is comfortable to use. So you’re aware, I’ve used this shaver now for several week. I mostly shave my upper cheek zone, as well as the neck zone. This shaver handled it extremely well. I tried both shaving dry and with some cream. When dry, the shaver did take a couple passes when the hair was longer, but there was no tugging or pinching, and my skin did not get irritated (a huge plus for me compared to other razors). With some cream, it was also a very pleasant and close shave. This really shows the quality of the Nano- Tech blades.

The shaver came in a nice box. Inside, was the shaver, a power cord, the beard trimmer/shaver attachment, a nice little zipping case to hold things, and the instruction booklet/warranty card. The shaver itself looks nice and smart. It’s light. It’s easy to hold. It has a large display to indicate its battery charge and a few other things. When you pick up this shaver, the display lights up to show you the percentage left in the battery. There seems to be plenty of charge to get you through a week or two of personal travel/work trip.

The shaver has three speeds: the slowest is supposed to be the most comfortable (but takes a bit longer to get everything) and the fastest perhaps is a bit less comfortable/rougher on your skin (but a faster shave). The shaving head did a good job following the contours of my face. It is a more responsive and `flexible` than other electric shavers I’ve used. I think for me the biggest result that I noticed is that I have no irritations or a bad skin after shaving myself. Before this I used a regular shaver and this really gave me an irritated skin. Other than that, it has other icons on the display…one that tells you that the blades should be replaced, another if you try to turn it on while it’s plugged in, another to remind you to clean it.

Overall, I’m happy with this shaver. It does everything it advertises. It’s a very close shave that’s comfortable whether I shave dry or wet. Know the exact percentage of battery is comforting as well. The Philips S9000 prestige comes with a really nice wireless charging plate which looks absolutely stunning and actually has a great addition to your bathroom.

Hope you enjoyed the review of these 2 grooming products from Philips.

I wish you a happy new year!

Laurent X