A few weeks ago I decided to order myself a new razor from FFS, using a voucher from the Hold app. This handy little app gives you points for every 20 minutes that you don’t go on your phone, and the points can be redeemed against various rewards, such as gift vouchers, discount codes, and in this case a razor. For just 30 points (1 hour off my phone), I could get a new razor, with free engraving and a travel case (bargain!).
Friction Free Shaving, or FFS for short, is a subscription service, where for £9 a month, you get 4 new blades (1 per week). Considering each blade of my old razor cost about £5, I thought this was a pretty good deal. Upon delving further into the website, I also found that if you don’t need any more blades one month, you can swap your delivery to contain just one blade, and then an additional product, such as a shaving balm or moisturiser. You can also pause and delay the deliveries to have them match your needs. I was pleasantly surprised by the flexibility of the service, meaning that you’re never paying for more than you need.
In terms of the razor itself, I’ve been really impressed by the quality. It’s quite weighty, and feels far more expensive that it is. The blade was also really good, and reminded me more of a men’s razor, which are known for giving a much closer shave than those specifically targeted at women. Much to my surprise, I didn’t suffer from any friction-burn, something my skin is notoriously bad for. It seems the product really does live up to it’s name!
If anyone is interested in giving the razor a go, I have a discount code D3AC4Q, which will give you free engraving, or alternatively you can download the Hold app like I did!