Better Beauty: Toxic Razors explores how the razors we use every day come loaded with toxic ingredients, and what you can do about it.
Did you know your razor blades have ingredients?!
I am frequently asked how to even begin to clean up products in one’s life, and my answer is always to start simple. Unless you have cancer or major endocrine issues, the ideal way is to start with small, doable changes that will eventually add up. I started with skincare and makeup, and even then I introduced one small thing at a time. When you approach it this way you can start to not only build habits that will absolutely change your health and life for the better, but you will also gain a lasting knowledge base of what to look for (and avoid), as well as make wiser financial decisions in this area as well!
Speaking of, when I started cleaning up my personal care products over two years ago I was overwhelmed with the things I knew I’d need to change out. Lotions, soaps, skincare, deodorant, makeup. Little did I know that the disposable razors I’d been using the whole time contained multiple PEG compounds, fragrance, and dyes that I definitely didn’t want on my skin. I’ve been on this clean beauty journey for over 2 years, and it wasn’t even until early 2019 that I realized disposable razors were packed with all that yuck!
While I’m sure there are many different ways to choose safer with razors, I made the switch to Billie (this isn’t even close to sponsored – they have no idea who I am), and I have been incredibly happy so far. In fact, I’m more than happy – these razors are better than any of the disposable ones I was using before! You can choose how often you get refills in the mail, the ingredients are clean, and the razors themselves have been incredible so far. PLUS there’s no Pink Tax which means that women aren’t being overcharged for the products simply because we’re women. (By the way, Google more about the Pink Tax if you’re ready to get fired up about something.)
When it comes to making a change for safer and voting with your dollars, this is a great place to start. A small change that could have a much bigger snowball effect on your health without costing you more money or taking up too much time!
Have you ever tried Billie before? Or any other safer razor companies?