Well you wouldn't use a knackered toothbrush and expect it to do the job properly... Using fresh, clean and sharp razors isn't just important in the prevention of cuts and stubbly legs, but it's vitally important to ensure the health of our skin too. Bacteria on old and blunt razor blades has been linked to skin irritation such as folliculitis and inflammation of the hair follicle, while ingrown hairs are increasingly common. Shockingly it's reported that roughly 60% of women experience health concerns due to shaving, while 75% experience irritation; it's about time we started to look after our legs, armpits and lady bits in a much better way.
Friction Free Shaving has been designed to directly challenge our relationship with our razor, actively encouraging us to swap over-used blades and use a fresh one on a weekly basis. For as little as just £3.00 a month, Friction Free Shaving offers women a high quality razor handle with four fresh cartridges delivered to your door monthly – enough for a new one each week. These aren't cheap and cheerful models though: you can choose from two, three or five blade models, with a choice of white, neon pink and rose gold metal handles too. Because there's no branding, the razors are so much more affordable than what we're used to seeing on the high street; I know I'm always put off by the price of razor blades, but this provides an accessible way to look after your bits while not needing to take out a second mortgage.
The box is small enough to fit through your letterbox and totally discrete, meaning no embarrassing conversations with your postie. The razors themselves are great quality and what you'd expect from a brand twice the price point - especially the five blade razor (pictured,) which feels like a high tech number that glides over my limbs with ease. Friction Free Shaving has also been designed to combat the overtly glamourized, sexualized and unrealistic shaving products and adverts targeted at women; I don't particularly want a glittery pink razor marketed to me in a way that makes me feel inadequate for not having the legs of J.Lo - I want a razor that just does the job in the best way possible. This is what Friction Free Shaving is all about. I love the idea of this service and will totally be signing up myself, as well as encouraging my mates to do the same. Beauty boxes have long been a convenient and fun way of reciving new products in the post, so getting your razors delivered to your door is just an extension of something we already love.
What do you think of this new service from Friction Free Shaving? Are you guilty of negleting your razor? Do you often suffer from irritation because of old tools?
The 'Friction Free Shaving' subscription service is available from £3.00 a month. Find more info on their website: frictionfreeshaving.com (Get 50% off your first month with code FFSLAUNCH2015)
*research was conducted on 500 women in Birmingham City Centre July/August 2015