I have used the same brand of razor and blades/cartridges for a zillion years, like forever. OK, I did stray once, and I tried the number two brand, but I didn’t like it. I went back to my one and only.
A new company called ShaveMob asked me if I would be interested in trying out their product. I was concerned about trying a brand I hadn’t heard of because when it comes to shaving, you certainly don’t want to have to do it twice.
I asked what was different about their new brand. I was told that it was superior quality at a more affordable price. In fact, ShaveMob can be up to 70% less expensive than the leading brand. That got my attention. Usually I buy my razor blades in bulk at Costco. Last time I bought cartridges at Costco, I remember that I almost had a heart attack when the price rang up on the register. Could they really cost that much? Well, yes they could! So that made me open to ShaveMob’s story. It was definitely worth a try.
ShaveMob’s blades are made from the highest quality, stainless steel and with the same high quality workmanship and precision as the leading brand (probably the one I was using). In consumer testing by an outside research company, ShaveMob razors were rated equivalently to the leading brand on comfort, closeness, nicking and irritation. That’s reassuring! But I needed to test it out for myself.
ShaveMob sells both mens and women’s razors and cartridges. My women’s razor and some of the cartridges are pink, and I like pink. The men’s version comes with an optional trimmer.
The women’s cartridges come in three price point/blade options:
- 3 blade: The Practical
- 4 blade: The Purist
- 6 blade: The Perfectionist
I received two versions of their top-of-the-line The Perfectionist cartridges:
- the flexible head
- the fixed head
The razor handle is universal so that any of ShaveMob’s cartridges will clip right in. Here’s a close up of the flex head cartridge attached to the handle.
The Perfectionist 6 Blade Cartridge: 2 versions
I started out with The Perfectionist’s 6 blade cartridge with the flexible head. The flexible cartridge comes in its own little recyclable case. I’ve been blown away at what a close shave it gives. I believe you’re supposed to change cartridges every two weeks, but I’ve been using it for about a month, and it still gives a fantastic shave.
My old razor was a 5 blade, so this 6 blade cartridge is a step up for me. Also, the cartridge pivots at the neck where it’s attached to the handle as I shave, so that contributes to the ease and the closeness of the shave. The blades in the flex head cartridge are arranged in two sets of three blades to prevent clogging. It has a lubricating strip, but more interesting to me is the exfoliating strip of little nubs that also helps the hair stand up so that it can be shaved off more effectively. The first time I used it, I thought it had an unusual feeling, but I got used to it quickly and now I prefer the exfoliating feel to a regular blade without it! The Perfectionist flex head is their most popular model, and I can see why.
ShaveMob says that one of The Perfectionist’s key advantages is that it gives the closest shave in the shortest amount of time! I never had to go back over a patch. It gave me a perfect shave.
Here are the description and benefits ShaveMob lists for the 6 blade razor:
- 6 stainless steel, precision-cut blades
- Flexible, pivoting head for a perfect-smooth around curves
- Lubricating strip containing vitamin E, aloe, lavender oil
- Non-clogging Flow-through blade design
- Ergonomic, non-slip handle
- Replaceable cartridge razor.
The pricing is based on the quantity of blades you buy. The more you buy, the more you save. The price for The Perfectionist is:
- 2 month supply: 1 handle & 4 cartridges= $12.99
- 6 month supply: 1 handle & 12 cartridges=$22.99
- 12 month supply: 1 handle & 24 cartridges=$39.99
Yesterday, I saw a similar product from the leading brand at Costco priced at $31.99 for 8 cartridges, so I am very impressed by ShaveMob’s prices!
The Perfectionist, 6 blade: Fixed head
The fixed head cartridge also gives a close shave, and it’s easy to manipulate and use. Though it has a fixed head instead of a pivot, it has many of the same features as The Perfectionist including:
- 6 stainless steel, precision-cut blades
- Lubricating strip containing chamomile, olive oil, allantoin.
I liked this one too, but the pivoting head of the other model was a nice feature.
The pricing on The Perfectionist Fixed Head cartridge is:
- 2 month supply: 1 handle & 4 cartridges= $11.99
- 6 month supply: 1 handle & 12 cartridges=$19.99
- 12 month supply: 1 handle & 24 cartridges=$34.99
Holiday Gift Idea
In addition to considering ShaveMob for yourself or for your husband/boyfriend to replace the expensive razors and cartridges you’re probably using now, the ShaveMob handle and cartridges would make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer.
The 2 month starter kit – a great way to test it out – can be as low as $9.99. The Stocking Stuff kit contains:
- 1 handle, men’s or women’s
- 2 month supply of men’s or women’s razor blades in a choice of 3, 4 or 6 blade heads
- 1 mustache monocle. I had no idea what a mustache monocle was, but this is it! It’s a wooden mustache for men who can’t or won’t grow a mustache but want to support men’s prostate cancer awareness month in November. Fun or a cool key chain!
Here’s a link to the ShaveMob holiday website where you can get more details on the Stocking Stuffer kit.
And here’s a link to the new ShaveMob holiday commercial. Check it out!
I really like ShaveMob’s razors. I got a super close shave with no nicks, cuts or irritation at all. When I use up these blades, I intend to buy more. Frankly, I can’t imagine why I would go back to paying a lot more for blades from my old brand. No way. No reason to pay more.
And I hear that ShaveMob is just getting going. It’s launching a shave cream early next year!
ShaveMob sent me an extra set containing one woman’s handle and a set of 4 cartridges for both versions of The Perfectionist to give away to one lucky winner. So let’s have a quickie giveaway.
Same drill as always. Leave me a comment telling me why you’d like to win the ShaveMob handle and cartridges. Don’t forget to enter via the Rafflecopter widget so your entries will be counted.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents, age 18+, where legal. This is a shorter giveaway than I usually do, just one week. The giveaway will end next week at 11:59pm on Tuesday, December 2, 2014. So enter now and have a chance to try out ShaveMob for yourself or give it to a friend or family member as a gift. And as always, neither Never Say Die Beauty nor ShaveMob is responsible if the prize is lost or damaged in transit.
Thanks in advance for entering! Good luck!!
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