We love beautiful products that work as well as they look. In that vein, we are thrilled to introduce the new Preserve Shave 5, a next generation razor that lives up to our high standards. Preserve Shave 5 features 5 ceramic coated blades in a cartridge that moves easily over both contours and angles, all at the end of an ergonomically designed, recycled plastic handle. We’ve created Preserve Shave 5 to offer an exceptional shave for both women and men.
• Ergonomic handle made from recycled materials
• Handle compatible with Preserve Shave 5 replacement blades
• Ceramic coated blades for improved comfort
• Lubricating strip with cocoa butter and aloe
• Blades and >90% of handle made in USA; cartridge assembled in Mexico
• Fresh new colors
What does it mean to create a unisex razor?
For us, it meant designing with you in mind, no matter who you are or how you shave. Preserve Shave 5 is designed to not only accommodate, but work well and feel good with the various grips used by shavers of all stripes.
We’re proud to offer you a razor that gives a great grip for underarm and leg shaving without requiring you to purchase one in pink (though you will notice that we do offer an awesome pink.)
And we’re proud that we can offer a razor that provides a great face-shaving grip without making it you feel like you need to be a professional athlete (if you are of course, that's very cool.)
By creating our razor handle using primarily recycled materials, we’ve lowered your impact on the Earth versus a handle made from virgin plastic. But we haven’t lowered it as much as we’d like. The biggest carbon impacts from shaving come heating the water you use to shave. How you shave is a personal preference and is often influenced by which parts of your body you choose to shave. However, we’d like to provide some ideas for you to consider.
A cold water shave. In a perfect world, you could shave using water from your rain barrel. But, you might get cold standing outside half naked and your neighbors might consider you a bit odd. Some people are starting to advocate for cold water shaving for a variety of different reasons – especially for faces- even beyond the environmental benefits. They have taken to cold water shaving as it is not as harsh on the skin as other methods. With the environmental benefits together with the potential improvement for your skin, why not give it a try? Brrr… that’s one cold bath.
Warm water in the sink
So cold water shaving isn’t for you? We get it. If you’re going to use warm water, make efforts to limit it. Fill your sink up with a few inches of warm water (don’t keep the tap running). Dip your razor and forcefully shake it to rinse, rather than running it under the tap. A quick final rinse under the tap should release trapped hair and soap. We know that for some leg shavers, sink shaving can involve serious gymnastics so it may not be for everyone. Also, if you think you are really good with the off on switch, a quick rinse of your blades every stroke or so can use even less water than filling the basin a few inches. (feel free to share videos of your prowess!)
Shower: The Reality for Many… and how to make it better
The worst way to shave from a carbon footprint perspective is in the shower, specifically if it causes you to run the tap for longer. A typical shower head puts out about 2.5 gallons of water per minute and all of that water must be heated. If you feel that you must shave in the shower (many leg shavers feel this way, and some face shavers as well), you could turn off the tap as you lather up and shave.
Choosing to go a day or two, or a week without shaving is a great way to reduce these effects. You rugged Preserver you! And if you choose not to shave at all, even better. For you, we recommend a Preserve toothbrush since everyone (we hope) brushes their teeth.
Moisture loves to eat away at your blade and is the primary cause of oxidization and dulling. Drying your blade off after use is a great way to Preserve its sharpness and longevity. And – we recommend that you don’t leave your razor in the shower. That’s where the moisture can attack your blade right on its home turf.