Friction Free Shaving – The Best Women’s Razor

Okay, time to ‘fess up.  When was the last time you changed your razor?  3 weeks ago?  Last month?  So long ago that you can’t even remember and now your toes are curling at the thought of going to check the state of your razor?  I feel you – this used to be me!

It’s not that I’d intentionally not change my razor head within a suitably hygienic timescale, I would just forget.  Razors aren’t exactly the most exciting things to buy when you’re in Boots or the supermarket, are they?  So it wasn’t until I’d have 10 minutes to get ready and scraping a nasty old razor up my shin that I’d vow to buy a new one.  And then I’d forget and repeat the process again. 

If this sounds somewhat familiar, then I may have found the solution for you – Friction Free Shaving

How It Works

So, what is it?

Friction Free Shaving is the UK’s first women’s monthly razor subscription service – your razor blades just magically land on your doorstep every month.  Genius.

How does it work?

The first month, you’ll receive a beautiful new razor of your choice and 4 blades through your letterbox.  Every month after that, you’ll receive 4 fresh refill blades.  Which basically works out at a fresh razor head every week with none of the hassle of remembering to go buy new razors.

Why would I use it?

At the moment, you’re probably paying a lot of money for razors that aren’t really all that great quality.  You’re also probably not changing your razor enough which leads to a build up of bacteria on the blades and possible skin irritation.  Not cute.

"We send our customers a luxury metal handle with your first month's blades and then four replacement blades through the letterbox each month. That’s a fresh new blade each week – perfect for a super close and irritation-free shave. Membership starts from £9 a month and customers can suspend, change frequency or cancel their subscription at any time."

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How To Order

Step 1: Pick your handle (silver or rose gold)

Step 2: Personalise your handle with engraving (optional)

Step 3: Choose the frequency of your order (monthly or bi-monthly)

Step 4: Choose additional body products such as shave cream (optional)

Step 5: Sit back and relax – your shaviour is on its way! 


Step 5: Go out and enjoy life – the razor and heads are packaged in a slim and compact box that will easily fit through your letterbox. So no need to wait in for the postie, make the extra journey to the post office to collect missed parcels or your packages being left in (not so) ‘safe’ places.

Reasons to Use Friction Free Shaving

1: They’re a sustainable shaving option – you reuse your handle and are sent fresh refill blades. Less waste = happier planet, yay!

2: They’re recyclable – just send your blades back to FFS, they’ll handle the recycling for you!

3: They’re cruelty-free – no animals are used in the testing of their products and packaging, and the blades are suitable for vegans. 

4: Wonderfully high quality products – FFS was voted the Best Women’s Razor at the Product of the Year Awards 2019 and is UK’s highest rated razor subscription box on TrustPilot. 

Why I’ve Purchased FFS for 3 years

1: The quality. The razor is incredibly high quality and much better than any razor I’ve ever used – even ones that have cost me double the price! The handle is ergonomically designed so it is super easy and comfortable to hold.  It’s made of metal and is actually quite weighty, which makes it easier to control than a flimsy plastic razor that I’d probably end up flinging about and taking off half my eyebrow.

2: The flexibility.  I love that I have the option to receive my blades either monthly or bi-monthly. In winter, a fresh razor head every week is a little excessive for my shaving routine – so I opt to receive (and pay for) 4 fresh blades every second month instead. 

3: The convenience.  As my fresh blades are automatically sent via post, I never have to worry about using a blunt blade because I’ve forgotten to pick more up at the shops!  The parcel fits through most standard letterboxes, so is always just sitting waiting for me when I get home.

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Not only is this the most beautiful razor I’ve ever used, it’s the most well designed too.  With 6 diamond coated blades, a precision trimmer and aloe vera lubrication strip, the heads of this razor make achieving a close and comfortable shave a doddle every time.  The flexible head of the razor makes light work of navigating knees and ankles as well as easily clicking on and off of the sturdy feeling handle. The rubber on the back of the handle also makes it super easy to grip without any slips, as the grooves make it really comfortable for your fingers to rest – they really have thought of everything.

Another amazing feature is the option to have your razor handle engraved – perfect if you’re living with someone else who also uses FFS so you don’t accidentally pick up their razor!

Complete the Friction Free Shaving Experience - Additional Body Products

shave scrub

"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."

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This is such a good pre-shave scrub – The walnut pieces are scrubby enough to exfoliate, but gentle enough not to leave your skin feeling raw and scratched.  I love that it hydrates whilst exfoliating too, so my skin feels smooth and prepped for shaving.

shave cream

"This shave cream's got a cationic charge that softens your hairs and makes them stand on end for a super close shave. The coconut oil and shea butter then help your blades to scoot over your skin effortlessly."

Pure Beauty Awards 2017 Bronze Winner

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This formula definitely deserves its award-winning status – if you’re only looking to purchase one of the three additional body products, make it this shave cream.  It has a lovely silky, slippy feeling to it which allows the razor to glide so easily over the skin.  I also love that when applied, the cream is clear – meaning you can actually see where you’ve missed that patch of fuzz behind your ankle.

shave balm

"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."

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This balm is super luxurious feeling on the skin.  Ultra moisturising and balmy feeling, but without feeling too heavy or sticky.  It sinks into the skin well, leaving it feeling soothed and calm – no stinging or nipping at all.  My skin continues to feel hydrated the next day too!

Discount Code

Use the code SWAN25 for 25% off blades when signing up!

If you couldn’t already tell, I’m totally in love with Friction Free Shaving.  Since first trying them in 2016, I’ve been a happy paying customer and not used any other razor.  I’m so happy their service and products have been recognised and awarded the Best Women’s Razor 2019 – a title I wholeheartedly believe is so well deserved.  If you haven’t yet tried Friction Free Shaving, I 110% recommend you think about and check out their *website here* especially if you’re prone to ingrown hairs or skin irritation.  I never get any bumps, rashes or general irritation when I shave now, my skin just feels silky smooth.  I also hardly get any ingrown hairs now, which used to be quite an issue for me!

What are your favourite razors to use? Do you struggle with shaving rash? Let me know!


Steph, xo


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