The best zero waste safety razor brand on the market - hands down. From manufacturing, to shipping, to end of life, this razor and it's replacement blades are completely waste free.
High quality, easy to use, and much cheaper than disposable razors, the Albatross safety razor gives an extremely close shave and lasts for years and years. This is one of the best zero waste swaps you'll ever make.
Key Highlights -
- For MEN AND WOMEN & all shaving needs
- Over-built components for durability
- High-polished finish to protect from corrosion
- Zero Plastic Waste
- Blade Take Back Program
- Comes with 10 free blades, Blade Take Back collection envelope, and hemp razor bag
- Replacement Blades only $.35 each
- 3.5" in length
What's in the box? -
Included in the box are 1 butterfly style safety razor, 10 replacement blades, 1 used blade envelope for returning, all inside a hemp draw string bag.
How to insert the blade -
- Twist the bottom of the handle to open the butterfly style head.
- Drop in the new high quality stainless steel blade, and twist the handle in the opposite direction to close the head and lock in the blade.
The butterfly model type is best safety razor for most people as it handles every shaving situation well, will last a long time, and truly feels awesome to hold and use.
How to shave with a safety razor -
Some people are unsure about trying a safety razor because it's a little different than using a disposable. Believe me, it's better, but here are a few things to know before getting started:
- Get comfortable holding your razor: Feel its weight, shape, and learn how to put the razor blade in properly (always holding the shorter edges that aren’t sharp). See video below for a quick tutorial.
- Lather up with soap or cream. If you shave in the shower just soap up and shave like normal. If not, use shaving cream or shaving soap and get a nice lather built up.
- Go slow. Hold at a 30-45-degree angle to shave (normal shaving angle). There’s no need to apply pressure, just let the weight of the razor do the work. You’ll need to move with your curves to maintain the angle, which can take a little practice. Do not pull the razor across your face like you would with a plastic disposable razor. Use short strokes, about 2 inches long, especially in the beginning of your shave. You'll quickly get the hang of it.
- Moisturize. This is a close shave, and your skin may be a bit dry after, so moisturize!
- Cleaning and storage: Rinse off your razor when you’re done shaving, and store it in a dry place.
- Replacing the blades: It’s a personal preference as to when you need to replace your blade, but they typically last about 10-15 shaves.
- Disposing of the blades: Use the little envelope supplied to you in your package and send them back to the manufacturer for recycling when youre done. Send to Albatross Designs PO Box 2254 Berkeley, CA 94702
Love this razor. Bought 2 from you. One for my daughter for Christmas. My friend bought one too and loves it! - MJ Leggo
Whew, that was a close shave. - F. Stateler
Frankly, it's a healthier and more pleasant experience than the "modern" way of shaving. Certainly a lot better for the environment. - C. Baskind
Albatross Blade Take Back Info
All of our razor sets come with 10 free blades and an envelope you can use to collect your used blades in. The used blades can then be sent back to us or dropped off at a participating Blade Take Back Program site.
The Albatross Blade Take Back Program was the world's first shaving Take Back program and represents years of hard work to create a totally closed loop production cycle. They aim to make new (non-razor) products with the Take Back metal that have other direct environmental benefits; They don't just recycle, They Upcycle!
Find out more about the Albatross Blade Take Back Program here.
If you'd like to see this amazing safety razor in action, check out the video below for usage and shaving tips.
Shipping practices -
All Well Earth Goods products are packed in 100% recyclable paper based materials including recycled paper tape, recycled labels, recycled mailer envelopes and recycled paper for cushioning. No plastic is ever used, and the smallest boxes or envelopes possible are used to reduce materials.