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A top-shelf razor deserves a shaving cream to match, so reward your good judgment with Baxter of California Super Close Shave Formula.

Baxter of California

Birchbox Breakdown

Razor cartridges can cost an arm and a leg, but if you’re looking for an affordable old-school alternative, a straight razor isn’t your only option. Take a page from your father’s playbook with this double edge safety razor, made in Germany for exceptional quality. The chrome-plated finish will make this razor an instant prized possession.

How it Works

This razor hits drug store rivals on two fronts: its classic chrome finish puts plastic handles to shame, and its double-edged blades provide the same close shave at a fraction of the price. Use it to augment your existing wet shave routine, or as the first piece in a fancy new arsenal.

How to Use

Start with a hot shower to soften hair and open up pores. For best results, wash your face with an exfoliant to slough away dead skin cells and better expose your beard. Finally, lather up and shave as you normally would, pausing occasionally to admire your stylish new setup.

More for You!
  • Free returns within 90 days of purchase
  • Extra samples and gifts in the Bonus Shop

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Great product, and great way to save $

Just had my best shave ever with this! (The key is short strokes.) Great weight to the razor and a nice feel to it. This will save me a lot of money by not having to spend ~$30 each time I get replacement razors for my old Gillette.

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Awesome, awesome razor

This is the first time I've ever used a safety razor and so glad I got this one. I followed the instructions on the website (highly recommend checking that out before you use it.) Great close shave and looking forward to saving the $ on blades.

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New Razor

I bought this razor because I was spending a ton of money on blades. I've really enjoyed using this razor and haven't bought new blades for it yet. I've used 3 blades in 3 months which has pretty much saved me the upfront cost of the razor. A safety razor has a little learning curve to it but with the proper pre-shave oil and shave cream I get an extremely close shave with little to no razor burn.

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User friendly

I bought this for my husband who has always had trouble with ingrown hairs to the point of us doing minor surgery in the bathroom:/. We had done a lot of research about straight edge razors and finally settled on this one. I watched him use it for the first time and couldn't believe how easy it worked. A few minor nicks, which is expected at first but no more ingrown hairs or razor burn. Great investment. Thank you birchbox for featuring such a quality product:)

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A whole new level of shaving

I purchased this safety razor as a Valentine gift for my husband. I could not imagined how much he now enjoys shaving. He has even convinced others in his office to shave with a safety razor. Hands down the best home shave he has experienced. At 52 he now looks forward to the extra feeling of pampering by taking a step back to an old fashioned shave

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Excellent build quality

I have owned my Baxter Safety Razor after I decided to ditch the disposables. I have to say this is by far one of the best I have seen/tried for the price and it still shines like it did at day one. It's heavy enough give you that perfect pressure as it glides over your face, totally effortless.

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