Dollar Shave Club is a razor and grooming supplies subscription service that allows you to choose the frequency of your deliveries and cancel at any time. They promote themselves with high-quality products at affordable prices. While they originally seemed focused on men, a large portion of their subscribers are actually women because, well, does it really matter when it comes to razors? Here, I give their starter kit a test drive to see how it works on legs and armpits as opposed to a face.
If you're curious how this one stacks up to other shaving subscriptions, check out our post where we compare Dollar Shave Club, Harry's, and Billie here.
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This is a review of their Shave Starter Set for $5.00.
About this Shaving Subscription
The Subscription Box: Dollar Shave Club
The Cost: $5.00 for the starter set ($15.00 value)
- Shave Butter Travel (3 oz)
- Executive Handle (1 ct)
- Razor Cartridges (4 pk)
The Products: Razors and Grooming Supplies: Shave, Shower, Hair and Skin Products. You decide which products are in every shipment.
Ships to: U.S., Canada, and Australia
Dollar Shave Club Starter Set Review February 2019
Dollar Shave Club has their own little newspaper that changes content each month. I actually found this one to be pretty interesting!
There's also an info card about their oral care line, Superba!
As well as a plethora of their other grooming products.
There's yet another pamphlet with testimonials and a quick overview.
The Executive Handle ($9.00 value with 4-pack of cartridges)
Dollar Shave Club has three choices of handles that go with three different choices of blades. This is their most expensive handle and is made of mostly metal with blue and grey plastic and rubber accents. It coincides with their 6-blade razor cartridges which is the most you can get. It has a pretty hefty weight to it and looks sort of like a transformer. When you get your first delivery, the handle comes separate from the blades and you'll attach them as seen above to get your first shave going. There's a button to eject old blades once you're done.
The underside has some silver rubbery grips going on so it won't slip out of your hand in the shower.
A closer look at the razor cartridge reveals six blades and a small yellow aloe strip at the top and a blue rubber strip at the bottom. As you can imagine, 6 blades really give you a ridiculously close and smooth shave. No nicks were had on my legs using this heavy handle and even though I don't love the design, it feels good in my hand.
6-Blade Razor Cartridge 4-pack (included in $9.00 value with handle)
The next item is your pack of blades. DSC has the most minimal packaging of all of the shaving clubs I 've seen.
A plastic tray containing your 4 cartridges slides out of a cardboard sleeve. It's easy to just stick the handle in, and remove to change the blades.
Dr. Carver's Easy Shave Butter, 3 oz. travel size - Retail Value $6.00
The last item you'll receive in your shave kit is a travel size of their Easy Shave Butter. When I first tried this stuff, I fell in love. It has slick packaging, is really smooth on the skin, and has a nice scent that isn't super masculine. I ended up reordering this many times since the first time I tried DSC over a year ago. It's packed with cool stuff like golden barley, organic prickly pear cactus, Pacific sea algae, black willow bark, oat extract, and vitamins A, E, and C. Not too shabby!
Verdict: I've always been a fan of Dollar Shave Club but now that other brands are popping up and marketing towards women specifically, I can't say I'm not tempted to switch. They do a good job of catering to everyone since they know many women use their products as well, and they've been around the longest so I want to stay true. They're packaging is minimal and they are all about no-frills but they do happen to have a lot of paper that comes with their deliveries which seems a little unnecessary. They're 6 and 4-blade cartridges are both amazing to shave with and they have an overwhelming amount of products you can add to your subscription which cuts down on trips to the store, but I also have other brands I go-to for oral care, grooming, etc so for me, the shave butter is all I'll ever use.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yep! You can order this anytime! Their promos change often though, so order now to get the current $5.00 deal.
Value Breakdown: At $5.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Razor: $3
- Shave Butter: $2
If you're trying to figure out which razor subscription is right for you, head over to this post where I compare the leading brands!
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