Safety Razor

Safety razors look sleek and leave you silky smooth. The elegant design makes loading individual razor blades a breeze, and this product is made to last a lifetime. It's unisex, easy to travel with, and reusable. It'll also help save you money— a pack of 10 replacement blades are only $2.25!

The Shaving Starter Pack comes with 10 replacement blades, a shaving gel bar, and a soap tin for storage.  

Use & Care 

To insert a new blade, untwist the top of the razor head, gripping the sides to avoid touching the long sides of the blade. Separate the razor parts, and place the new blade between the two parts of the razor head, allowing the metal posts to keep it in place.

When shaving, start with the razor head flat against the skin, then position at a 30 degree angle, allowing the weight of the razor itself to guide you (no need to press down the head of the razor like you might with a disposable razor). 

For best results, use shaving soap. When you follow these tips, you'll have a cleaner, safer shave!

Materials

Aluminum + zinc alloy

Packaging

Recyclable paper box.

Blades come wrapped in paper.

Origin

Manufactured in China through an environmentally conscious factory.

End of Life

The safety razor should last a lifetime if you take care of it properly.

Replacement blades can be sharpened with denim and eventually recycled.

We recommend collecting used blades in a closed metal container for safety since they are sharp and could be hazardous to you or anyone else handling them on their way to be recycled. Blades fit well in our 2 oz screw top tin, or you can use something you have at home.

To recycle the blades, we have a few suggestions...

  1. An easy catch-all option is to ship them to Albatross Designs (PO Box 2254 Berkeley, CA 94702), a company that recycles used razor blades - just be sure to double-envelope them or ship the closed tin of blades so they don't cut through the envelope.

  2. You can also check with your local recycling collection service to ask if it's alright to put the closed container of blades directly in the recycling bin. Some are okay with it, and others aren't!

  3. Another option is to take your tin of blades directly to a nearby scrap metal recycler.

Customer Reviews

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Rose (Oakland, CA, US)
Amazing Razor - i will use it the rest of my life

This razor is the best razor I’ve ever used. It’s my first safety razor (instead of like a disposable razor or electric razor), and I love it soo much. It gives such a clean shave, and I only nicked myself a few times on the legs, tbh not too bad for the first time using it! The only thing I would change is the handle, if it had better grip/wasn’t so smooth I think it could make the razor overall better. I 100% recommended this razor though, and it’s a great small step to take in being more eco-friendly :)

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Liepa (Kirkland, WA, US)
Very smooth shave!

This razor worked very well with the shaving soap from Eco Collective; I haven't tried the razor yet with other shaving soaps/creams. The razor left my skin much more smooth and bump-free compared to disposable razors, which was pleasantly surprising. Not sure yet how many times I can shave with the same razor knife before it starts nicking the skin, but I will learn as I go!

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Jackie M (Redmond, WA, US)
Amazing zero waste progress!

I was so excited to pick up this razor from Eco Collective - it's great that they're still offering pick up during COVID. It was a quick & safe handoff & I took my razor home. I was very nervous my first time shaving & went very slowly but it turned out amazing! Didn't cut myself once & my legs were more smooth than I've ever been able to get them with a Venus razor. Since then I've been slowly getting more confident in my shaving abilities, have cut myself twice but it hasn't deterred me. The key, I think, is showering in hot water to relax your hair follicles, using lots of soap or shaving cream & not adding any weight to the razor. I take the pieces apart to let them dry after every use, and so far, no rust. I'm so happy I was able to buy from a local business and continue eliminating plastic from my life.

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Caroline (Seattle, WA, US)

I was nervous about trying this, but I made it through my first shave without nicking myself and my legs feel SO SMOOTH! Love!

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Courtney (Seattle, WA, US)
Learning curve but worth the smooth shave

I had been very nervous to try the safety razor. I finally used all the razors I had on hand and decided it was time. It is a bit of an investment, at first. However, it is a high quality that should last you a life time and the blade replacements are so cheap! Before my first use, I watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to use properly and safely. I have found that short strokes with a delicate pressure works perfectly. I did nick my legs during the first use, but like I said there is a learning curve. My advice would be to use our when you have plenty of time to do it carefully. I take my razor apart are each use and rinse thoroughly and store in a dry place. This has proven to keep the razor and blade in top shape for long lasting use. Highly recommend!