@PanasonicUSA Arc 3: The “Scruffy Dude Challenge”!

IMG_1505There are many things that people do to motivate themselves to lose weight. My husband, for instance, chooses not to shave his scruffy face until he had shed those unwanted pounds. Interestingly enough, this battle of wills actually works for him. Unfortunately, this means his facial hair can become unruly and out of control.
Enter the Arc 3 from @PanasonicUSA. The Arc 3 is a wet/dry men’s rechargeable electric shaver that provides an incredibly close and comfortable shave to even the scruffiest face. My husband was asked if he wanted to give the Arc 3 a test run in the #ScruffyDudeChallenge, and the offer couldn’t have come at a better time.
IMG_1520Some features of the Panasonic Arc 3 include the 3 blade cutting system, a 13,000 cycle per minute motor (for a smooth, clean shave), and it’s ability to be charged in 1 hour and provide 45 straight minutes of shaving time. It also comes with a two year warranty.


The shaver itself, is practically ready to use right out of the box. It only required a quick charge (1 hour) until it’s indication light showed that it was ready for use.
My husband has always been particular about what shaver he uses on his face. This is mainly because he has very sensitive skin and worries about any irritations that shaving may cause.
Here’s what my husband had to say about his shaving experience when he had reached his personal weight loss goal and was ready to shave his beard off using his @PanosonicUSA Arc 3 shaver:


“I’ve always had a very difficult beard to shave. I have very sensitive skin, combined with a very thick beard which usually adds to my skin woes. This shaver did not work well on the longer hair but once I used the trimmer on the back side to bring the length down, it handled the remaining stubble with ease. I was surprised how smooth my face felt, and even more so surprised and pleased the next day when I did not have my usual post shave breakout. I’m not sure if I will ever be a daily shaver, but with this powerful shaver I know that I definitely, FINALLY have a shaver that that is up to the task.”

See below for his pros/cons list. Overall, I’d say he was pleased with the outcome, and I for one, am happy to see his clean-shaven face again.


  • Powerful
  • Long lasting charge
  • Can be used wet or dry
  • Trimmer for sideburns or goatee
  • Extremely close shave
  • Adaptable to facial curves
  • Easy to clean


  • Difficult to trim longer facial hair
  • Not suitable for all skin types
  • Must use stand to charge

Click the link below to find the Arc 3 at Target.com:
http://www.target.com/p/panasonic-arc-3-men-s-wet-dry-shaver/-/A-14915499#prodSlot=medium_1_0&term=panasonic arc 3

{ disclosure : I received a Panasonic Arc 3 for review and no other compensation.  As always all opinions expressed here are my very own. }


One lucky Mom Confessionals’ reader will get a chance to win their own Panasonic Arc 3. To enter our #scruffydudechallenge, tweet a picture of your own “Scruffy Dude” to @PanasonicUSA and to our Twitter handle @momconfessional