Fashion / BeautyTuesday, December 2, 2014 6:00 AM
Unarguably one of the most overpriced beauty items is razors. Why are they so crazy expensive when they’re incredibly inexpensive to produce? Well holding a monopoly-like control over the over $4 billion market, the major razor manufacturers systematically create impenetrable barriers to entry for challenger brands at retail. Unfortunately while the 5-for-a-dollar pack of twin-blade disposables can be tempting at checkout, the cuts and razor burn associated with the bargain-basement blades makes us think twice, especially given that we do quick shaves mid our morning rush. Enter no-frills brand 800razors.com, which just introduced a novel yet simple concept: eliminate the middleman retailer in order to offer top-of-the-line quality razor blade systems and cartridges at half the price.
The newly launched 800razors.com now offers 12 cartridges of a 5-blade men’s or women’s razor for $25.95 (compared to approximately $44.99 for Fusion 8-cartridge replacements). The American-made 800razors.com 5-Blade Razor have moisture ribbons to reduce skin irritation with Vitamin E and Aloe (they also offer a 3-Blade option for men). We can’t tell the difference between these and the well known mainstream brand razors we usually terms [...]