It's a Close Shave!

English: A shaving brush, for use with traditi...
A shaving brush, for use with traditional shaving soap to build foam and lather, then to apply directly to face. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Close Shave Society is a great concept. A regular subscription service for the best razors as a fraction of the price of some of the well-known brands. Run by Dane and Zach they offer a well priced, convenient method of getting razors to your door. I interviewed them to find out more about their company and their top tips for the best shave.

Do you have any tips for preparing the skin before shaving? 

Our top tip would be to either shave during or after the shower – the steam will prepare your skin and facial hair for the close shave you deserve!

What do you recommend to use to shave - traditional soap, cream, gel, or oil?
Zach, from Close Shave Society comments: ‘Personally, I like the cushioning effect shaving creams offer – my Houdini razor blades gently glide over my skin without any annoying nicks.”

Dane, from Close Shave Society prefers shaving soaps: ‘It has to be shaving soaps, I’ve perfected my lathering technique giving me the perfect the cushion when shaving!’

Any useful tips to avoid irritation?

Shaving can remove up to two layers of skin, so it comes as no surprise that after shaving is when the skin is most vulnerable. We would recommend that after shaving you rinse the face with warm water and use a facial wash, rinse with cool water and pat dry with a clean towel (no rubbing! Just a gentle pat; love your skin).

What would you recommend to apply after a shave?

An after shave balm or moisturiser is an ideal way to replace lost moisture and soothe the skin – and come on, use one made just for guys (no stealing your girlfriends, sisters or mums!) not only because you’re a man, but these formulas are designed to absorb quickly and not be too greasy - your beautiful face deserves it!

How often should blades be replaced?

Blades should be replaced every 3-5 shaves, at Close Shave Society we send 4 razors on a monthly or bi-monthly basis – with our beautifully German engineered blades your face will never feel the wrath of a dull razor again!

What's unique about your company?

At Close Shave Society we offer the high quality of the big boys and the low prices of the bargain buckets. How? By stripping off all the unnecessary cost components driving up the prices of razors sold by the big brands today. We also send our razors directly to you, all you need to do is choose a blade, choose a plan, and watch the fresh razors rolling on in keeping your face perfectly smooth! Our annual subscriptions are a great Christmas present for loved ones giving them no excuse to ever not be silky smooth! Perfect!

What I like about this company is that us ladies aren't left out either, as we have our own subscription service. I will certainly be looking at this as a gift idea this year.

The Close Shave society also sent me some razors to try. The ladies packaging is in pink with the blue razors and the men's is black. Perfect for shaving my legs I found the razors sharp and the detachable heads easy to use.   

What do you think about this concept? Would you try it out or give it as a gift? Let me know!


  1. I'm not sure it would be for me but I would consider it as a gift for one or two people!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Not sure if my last comment published as it just disappeared {';'} Strange!

    I was saying that this sounds like a fab idea and that my Naythie should give it a go because I hate kissing him after Wednesday as I end up with a stubble rash. Urgh!!

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

  3. Ah my grandad used to use a shaving brush like that!

  4. Some Great tips there! I must tell my husband as he does suffer from irritation when shaving!
    LouLovesbeauty xx

  5. I think I'll be showing my boyfriend this post as he is always wondering how to do a better job with shaving! (:

    1. It must be a pain to have to shave every day if you have an office job. These tips will help his skin and produce a close shave.

  6. Love the old fashioned brush. Will be sending my man their way...or may be Santa Claus!

  7. I love my hubby to be close shaven. In fact I'm thinking of getting him a traditional wet shave at the barbers for xmas ( a pressie for me really!)

    1. That would be a great present, and then maybe buy him a subscription to this service so he can keep that close shaven look all year round ;)