Why Your Razor Isn’t Vegan

Huge thank you to Dollar Shave Club for sponsoring today’s post!

When I first started to transition my beauty and household products to cruelty-free and vegan alternatives, there were SO many surprises along the way. It was an overwhelming task I took day by day (I recommend everyone do the same). Occasionally, I would come across something like a razor, or a toothbrush and learn that it was not cruelty-free or vegan. REALLY? I would think. HOW?

If you’re new to the cruelty-free lifestyle you might be thinking the only products that could possibly be tested on animals are things like makeup, shampoo, skincare products, body wash, but alas that is not the case. In fact, MOST of the major shaving brands test on animals, so any time you buy a product from them, you are voting “yes” with your dollar to animal testing.

In addition to the animal testing, many razors have a moisturizing strip that contains animal products such as lanolin (sheep’s wool). I know. It’s weird.

Lucky for me, when I found out all of this information, I discovered the razor I was using was already vegan & cruelty-free! Jesse and I both use Dollar Shave Club razors and have used them for years.

I love Dollar Shave Club for many reasons — first and foremost being the price. We used to spend SO much money on razors and refills at the store. With Dollar Shave Club you can customize your box so you’re only ordering exactly what you need. Second, their products are cruelty-free and almost ALL of them are vegan minus a few that are listed here. Since shaving products are so hard to find cruelty-free and vegan, it’s nice to know that I can get a product like the Shave Butter and have it shipped right along with my razor. AND they don’t only carry shave products — they also have deodorant, oral care and shower products as well. (Honestly, it’s a dream when trying to encourage the men in your life to switch to cruelty-free as well — speaking from my own personal experience — a one stop shop is where it’s at). Progress, not perfection!

If you guys are ready to make the switch, you can get your 1st month for only $5 when you sign up here. In your first box you get the Executive handle and 6 blades, a 3oz Tube of Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter (which is SO good if you get razor bumps easily like myself).

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