Sunday, May 31, 2009

Grad or Dad: RetroRazor Review and Coupon

With Father's Day fast approaching and graduations happening now I wanted to tell you about a great gift idea - RetroRazor. My hubby got an early Father's Day because he has been testing out some various products for reviews, just in time for Father's Day.

The razor came in a nice gift box that was inside of a burlap type drawstring bag. The presentation was very impressive. I wouldn't hesitate to give it as a gift - there was nothing "cheesy" about it.

Inside was the razor and lots of different blades. Did you know there were different blades for different skin types? I never knew that. The razor is very high quality and has a nice bit of weight to it. My husband said it "feels manly".

He loved the close shave and I loved the savings! Do you know how much we spend on razor blades for his Mach Whatever? It's a fortune! The RetroRazor will save us lots of money, especially in the summer because my husband shaves his entire head in the summer to keep cool.

He loves the 'old-time' shaving and has recently asked for a shaving mug and brush for his new razor. Maybe I'll surprise him for Father's Day with a few accessories.

From the site:

How close of a shave and is it safe?
Safety Razors give an amazing shave. Better than disposables. The risk of nicks and cuts are the same as with a disposable razor. It takes a bit of time to get used to shaving: angle and pressure are critical, and you make multiple passes. But amazing results!

How Eco Friendly are Safety Razors?
Safety Razor blades reduce waste by up to 97% vs. plastic and cartridge razors. There is minimal packaging for replacements, and the blade itself is only a single strip of metal. The mass of a blade is .6g vs. 5g for a Fusion head.

Can blades be recycled?
No. Most recyclers hand sort, and blades are sharp. Collect used blades in a tin can, and after a decade dispose of them. Sleep well knowing you reduced your shaving footprint magnitudes!

How many shaves can I expect from each blade?
It depends on the amount of surface area and hair. Typical usage is three-four shaves for a thick beard, two to three shaves for legs, however those with finer hair can get many more shaves. It is an experiment, but with $.15 cent blades, its not a huge deal.

Where can I get more blades?
Once you find the right blade, go to to order more. In a pinch, blades can be found at most full drugstores.

Why did safety razors disappear?
They didn’t! Half of the world still uses them! In the mid 1970’s Gillette and Schick. realized more money was in expensive heads and planned obsolescence! Number of blades has quintupled and blade prices are ridiculous. Marketing malarky if you ask us!

You can order your RetroRazor here and make sure you use your 10% off coupon (coupon code is MOMBLOGS).

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