Friction Free Shaving are a brand offering a razor prescription service including the first razor designed specifically for women. With award winning products such as the shaving cream, along with their pre shave scrub, post shave balm, and the prettiest ‘shaviours’ you’ve ever seen; you’d be mad not to want this prescription service in your life.
In December, I purchased the gift box containing one engraved Rose Gold Shaviour, 4 blades and all 3 of their glorious products. You can read my first impressions here as I was completely blown away by this brand! Friction Free Shaving recommend to change your blade every week however I have been changing mine every 2 weeks and still feel they are doing the best job.
Before using FFS, I honestly didn’t change my blades enough and using this service has made me much more aware of keeping on top of changing my razors. Usually when using a fresh razor I end up cutting my ankles (I haven’t yet mastered this being a girl thing.. clearly) but I’ve had absolutely none of that with these razors and my ankles are definitely thanking me for it. After two weeks, they still feel like they’re super sharp and there’s no having to go over the same patch over and over – it’s bliss. I didn’t even know that shaving could feel this good.
In terms of the way the blades attach on to the shaviour it’s super easy. The blades come in their own plastic container. To latch the ‘shaviour’ on to one of the razors, you simply push it on to the blade until it latches. It really is that easy! To unlatch and change, simply slot the razor back in to the box. Push the slide up to release the razor and pull back out. It’s a god send for us girls who prefer to always take the easy option.
Pre Shave Scrub
FFS explains ‘Exfoliating the skin before shaving helps to remove dead skin cells and provide a smoother surface to shave on. Our walnut scrub is a gentle and all natural exfoliate made using the husk of walnuts and contains no microbeads. It helps to release ingrown hairs, reduce shaving spots, unblock pores and lift dead skin cells for smoother, clearer skin.’ This product smells absolutely incredible and is a really gentle scrub compared to scrubs I have used in the past. Admittedly, I haven’t used this product as much as the other two as I religiously wear fake tan so I prefer a scrub with a little more oomph to really get rid of all the crap I throw on.
‘Designed specifically for women and packed with moisturising Manuka honey, Shea butter and coconut oil, our shave cream gives your skin the treatment it deserves. Its unique ‘cationic’ formula reduces friction so you get a closer shave and smoother skin. The transparent application provides maximum visibility and offers a new sense of control and closeness.’ This product is a dream to use. In the past I have struggled to find a great shaving cream and usually hopped around between brands doing an average job. We all know Manuka Honey is the bees knees and you can really feel the moisturising qualities of this cream as soon as it’s applied. This product is clear on application and doesn’t foam up, which I had to adjust to at first. It hasn’t put me off using this product as the results are amazing!
Post Shave Balm
Friction Free Shaving says ‘Our post-shave balm cools, refreshes and moisturises – helping to restore your skin’s natural moisture balance and reducing irritation. Blended with Manuka honey for its anti-inflammatory, repairing and moisturising qualities and cocoa butter which is high in antioxidants, it provides deep hydration to soothe and condition your skin.’ Now this for me, is the winning product. Again, this product smells amazing when applied but my legs also feel better than ever. This balm sinks itself into your skin, it’s almost like a spa treatment to yourself every time you shave.
The cost of Friction Free Shaving
This is what you’ve all been waiting for me to talk about, and prepare to be shocked (in a good way). This subscription service is a lot cheaper than you think, and it’s also super flexible.
You can start your plan off with just a ‘shaviour’ and 4 razors for £9 per month. This price includes the delivery straight to your door too! You then have the option to add in any of the three products for an additional £6 each. What’s even better about this plan is that you can pick and choose what you want when you want. It’s not one of those ‘you have to have this every month even if you’re not using it’. You aren’t in any sort of contract, and can cancel at any time you wish. You can also sign in to your account and amend your plan to receive this box every 2 months instead if that would suit you better! In terms of products, you can go in and add these to next month’s order whenever you wish too.
On a monthly basis this doesn’t change. It’s £9 for 4 new blades to be delivered every month. This means the ‘shaviour’ first delivered is basically free. As I said, this could be either every month or every 2 months. With a price like that, how can you say no?!
Fancy 25% off your first shaviour? Follow this link and enjoy shaving off a quarter of the price (sorry, that was lame..)
A subscription service you ladies need in your life?
Absolutely. I couldn’t recommend this service enough. I’d say though that you don’t realise just how much you need this subscription until you first use it. I had no idea just how dependant I would become on it until 2 months down the line I shiver at the thought of ever going back to a standard supermarket bought razor and a ‘it’ll do’ shaving cream. What are you waiting for?! Treat yourself..