So, recently I’ve been trying to go more eco friendly. Turning off the AC, using reusable bags when shopping, recycling everything that I possibly can, etc etc. Razors and menstrual related waste are two of the biggest throw-aways as far as hygiene goes for me. So, I’ll be switching to a menstrual cup (either the Vida cup or the Blossom cup since they are both in my price range) and doing reviews of those as well.
Anyway, to the point! I recently purchased a Preserve razor because it was the most eco friendly razor I could find without switching to a straight razor (I’m so clumsy that there’s no way I would make it out of that alive) or to a safety razor (which can get kind of expensive and again, they are crazy sharp and I am a clutz).
Preserve makes their handles from recycled plastic from yogurt cups and other sources, and the only part that you need ever replace are the razor heads. With proper care, a single razor head can last for months.
They also have a program called Gimme 5, where if you recycle 5 preserve products, you get a razor free. Now, Preserve makes way more than just razors. They make toothbrushes, kitchen ware, tote bags, and much more. On their website, a Preserve razor goes for 8.50, and you get to pick the color as well as getting 2 blade heads. I bought mine off of ebay for 6.15. I also plan to buy one of their toothbrushes as soon as I can afford it.
They recently came out with a 5 blade razor, but I have the triple blade razor and I’ve got to say that performance-wise it is pretty amazing. It’s sharp but not to the point where I’m afraid I’ll cut myself, comfortable to hold, and overall just a quality product. It works great, getting even those stubborn hairs. And I get to feel good about having helped the environment in some small way, too. I highly recommend these razors to anyone who is eco-conscious but like me, not really brave enough to try a straight razor.
Overall, I give it a 4/5. The only reason it doesn’t have a 5/5 is that it isn’t the cheapest razor out there. But all in all its pretty fantastic for the price.