An opened box from FFS (Fuss Free Shaving). It shows a blue card, a razor wrapped up and two replacement razors.

FFS Razor Review: Is It Eco Friendly?

Read on for my full review of the FFS razor. Is it worth it?

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There are so many products that we use on a regular basis that are made from plastic. I’ve been slowly trying to reduce the number of plastic products in my home, but that’s not always easy to do.

One product that I’ve been trying to steer away from are disposable razors. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2 billion razors are thrown away each year in the US alone. Some if it will end up in landfill, while some of it will end up in the ocean.

I knew that swapping to a (mostly) reusable razor would be the best option, but I wasn’t sure where to look. I discovered safety razors, but the thought of using them was intimidating. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. And I’m also not sure if they would be suitable for younger people and teenagers.

So, I opted for FFS instead.

Who Are FFS?

FFS (Friction Free Shaving) are a shaving brand with a focus on sustainability. They sell razors and refill blades, shaving cream, and other hair and body products like natural deodorant and shampoo bars. While they are not 100% plastic free, they do cut cut back on plastic wherever possible and use more sustainable alternatives.

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The Unboxing: FFS Razor Review

Me holding an opened razor subscription box from FFS (Fuss Free Shaving). Includes a razor wrapped up, two replacement razor heads and a plastic razor holder.

The razor subscription box from FFS comes with a welcome leaflet. This explains how to attach the blades, along with some general information about the brand and products. There’s a small plastic holder for your razor that you can stick on to your wall, but frankly, I don’t think is necessary. In fact, I wish there was an option to not include this in the box for those of us who are trying to avoid plastic wherever possible. Then there’s the razor which is wrapped up in paper, along with the two replacement razor heads. The razor heads are packaged in plastic, but I think this is necessary to protect the blades and the user.

What I Like About FFS

There’s so many good things that I can about this brand. I think it’s a really convenient shaving option and it’s great for anyone who doesn’t feel too comfortable with using a safety razor. Here’s what I liked most, though.

The Razor Really Works

Me holding the FFS razor in the colour blossom

As you can see, I went for the colour blossom, which is a lovely lilac colour. The razor definitely looks good, but I wasn’t too fussed about the design. I just wanted a sustainable razor that worked, and this one does! It does a much better job at getting a close shave compared to many cheap brands that I’ve used in the past. I’ve been using it for the last couple of weeks now and I haven’t cut myself once, either. So if that’s something that you usually worry about, then this razor is the one for you.

It Cuts Down On Waste

Obviously one of the best things about the FFS razor is that you’re cutting back on waste and plastic. Before this razor, I was throwing away a plastic razor usually every 3 to 4 weeks. That soon adds up to a lot of waste over the years! But now I won’t be throwing away a whole razor every few weeks, which feels great. And that brings me on to my next point…

The Blades Get Recycled

I believe FFS are the first shaving company to offer razor blade recycling. How it works is you save up 12 blades, package them back up and send them off to FFS’s address. Once enough blades have been collected, FFS ground them down and separate the plastic and metal parts so that they can be recycled. As I’m a new user, I haven’t done send my blades to be recycled yet, but I will be finding out more info about it! I think it’s a great idea.

Other Things I Like About FFS

I like how transparent FFS are about their sustainability actions and they hold themselves accountable too. No brand is perfect, but they are doing their best to minimise their waste. FFS have partnered with Carma so that they can plant trees with every subscription made, which is another way that they’re trying to do their bit for the planet.

Room For Improvement

The FFS razor with the blade beside it

There’s not much to dislike about this brand, if I’m being honest. My main recommendation is that they offer an option to receive the razor box without the plastic razor holder. Like I said, myself and many others would prefer not to receive this. I think some people might find it beneficial, but if not, it’s only going to be wasted. Other than that, I don’t have any other complaints. I’m really happy with my razor and I think it’s really good value for money.

Would I Recommend The FFS Razor?

Yes, definitely! In fact, FFS have kindly given me a discount code so that you can get 20% off your first razor kit. With code ECOCOZZA20 your first box will be only £3.96 + free delivery. However, the offer expires 31st March 2023. You can get your first kit here *.

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