When it comes to making lifestyle changes like abandoning plastic items, there has been a seismic social shift toward being more environmentally conscious.
But even though shaving is a grooming ritual for many, disposable razors and cartridges have managed to fly under the eco-radar.
This sleek model is a modern reimagining of the sturdy, stainless steel razor your grandfather used to keep in his shave kit. And it may only have a single blade, but trust that it functions just as well, if not better, than its plastic, multi-blade drugstore counterparts. Razors with three or more blades lift the hair with the first and cut with the second, thus causing the remaining blades to rake over the skin, contributing to burning and bumps. It has a weighty design, a retro-inspired safety razor—in tandem with one of the brand’s soothing, grape-seed–infused shave oils—requires less pressure, gliding elegantly up the limbs and around edges.
There is a learning curve when making the switch to a simple blade. You’ll need to develop a new muscle memory for the heftier body of the handle, and then when it gets dull, typically after five or six shaves, you have to swap out the blade itself, as opposed to the entire head. But once mastered, you have a more sustainable and economical solution to tossing plastic razors and cartridges each month—not to mention a much chicer razor displayed in your bathroom.
Transform shaving into a luxurious ritual as opposed to a rushed chore, this razor is far too functional and beautiful to end up in a landfill.
Oui Rose Gold Razor Set, $95, ouishave.com.