Tuesday 4 August 2020

Estrid Razor Subscription Review

(Gifted contains affiliate links) If you have a social media account of any kind, chances are you've already heard of Estrid *. The cool, minimal Scandinavian shaving brand is all about pastel hues and effortless imagery, with an ergonomically designed, effective razor at the forefront.

Estrid is a razor subscription brand, created to counteract the massive markups we see in the realm of female hair removal.

We've known for quite some time now that as women, we pay significantly more for our razors, so Estrid have come onto the scene to provide a female and non-binary razor at a fair price. Because why should we be paying above the odds for shaving our body hair, if we choose to do so?
To get started, first you choose your starter kit. Priced at £7.95, with free climate-compensated delivery, the kit includes your razor handle (choose from 4 colours), a matching wall mounted holder and two 5-blade cartridges. You then go on to choose how often you want your pack of 4 cartridges delivered; here you have the option to select once a month, every second month or every third month, depending on how frequently you shave.
Once you get through to the billing page, you'll see that you're only charged for your starter kit and won't be charged for your first round of replacement cartridges until the following month. Bare in mind that you can skip, pause or cancel the subscription if you try out the starter kit and decide it's not for you, or if you don't think you're going to need replacement blades as soon as you thought. You're really not locked into anything here.
Close up of Estrid 5 blade razor head
Cruelty-Free and Vegan (yes, apparently that's a thing) the razor itself is obviously pretty aesthetically pleasing but I was pleasantly surprised by its durability. It's got some expensive-feeling weight to it (you know what I mean?) with a steel handle with a rubber underside for good grip. And we all know how important a firm grip is when it comes to wielding a razor. Ergonomically shaped to comfortably fit into your hand, the razor comes with a 5-blade, removable and replaceable head with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E for a smooth, close shave. It probably sounds odd but I'm impressed with the Aloe Vera and Vitamin E bit. It's not like one of those glued on lubricating strips that goes gloopy and swells up after it gets wet once and it doesn't fall apart, leaving bits all over you. It's sort of stone-like but satisfyingly slippery when wet. I have shaved my legs relying only on the lubrictaing bit of the razor for slip, and it glided over my skin beautifully.
Estrid Razor in Peach Orange

Close Up of Estrid Razor in Peach

This razor really does provide a beautifully close shave that leaves me with no irritation, so even though I was given the razor for review, I am tempted to subscribe for the replacement cartridges. It's worth mentioning that subscribers have the option to purchase a few extras to complement their shave, including a Shave Cream, Body Lotion and Body Oil Wash priced from £7.95 to £8.95.
You can find out more and subscribe by visiting Estrid *. If you do choose to subscribe, use the code EQUALITY and Estrid will donate one euro to Fawcett Society, the UK's leading membership charity that campaigns for gender equality and women's rights at work.

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