Dollar Shave Club – October 2018

What is Dollar Shave Club?

Dollar Shave Club is a shaving subscription box that delivers razor blades on a monthly basis and also offers various grooming products.

They currently offer three different blade types at different price points.  The blades are:

  • THE HUMBLE TWIN – $1/month + $2 shipping
    • Five cartridges, two stainless steel blades
  • THE 4X – $6/month + free shipping
    • Four cartridges, four stainless steel blades
  • THE EXECUTIVE – $9/month + free shipping
    • Four cartridges, six stainless steel blades

My First Box

For my first box, I bought The Daily Essential Starter Set for $5.

Here are the products that came in my trial kit:


The starter set includes:

  • Body Cleanser Trial (1 fl oz)
  • Razor Handle (1 ct)
  • 4 Razor Cartridges
  • Shave Butter Trial (1 oz)
  • One Wipe Charlies Trial (3 pkts)

I also received a bathroom reader (self-explanatory) and the Member Handbook, explaining how the subscription works.

The razor I received is called The Executive.  Each cartridge has six stainless steel blades.  This razor has a nice weighted handle, which was comfortable to use and I didn’t have any issues with it slipping out of my hand.

I could have done without these wipes, but they were included in the kit so might as well use them right?  I used one for the intended purpose, but I think I may end up using the rest for messy foods like chicken wings! Either way, I don’t think I’ll be ordering these again.

I love this Easy Shave Butter! It has a nice light pleasant scent.  It does go on clear so if you have light hair this may not be good for you, but with my dark hair it was not a problem at all.  Between the razor and this shave butter, it seemed like I got a close shave and my skin felt smooth and not too dry.  I did still apply lotion afterwards though.  Out of the shaving gels, creams, etc. that I’ve tried, I think this one is my favorite so far!

I was worried the Amber & Lavender Body Cleanser might smell too manly, but it had a nice pleasant gender neutral scent that does seem to be “calming” as the bottle claims. Plus I love the look of the bottle, and it has a good lather too!

It’s nice that the starter packs comes with four cartridges.  The blades seem to give a close shave without too much irritation.  They also seemed to last a good amount of time without getting dull.  I changed mine after about six uses I believe, but probably could have used it even longer.  I did cut my ankle pretty badly on the third use, but I blame this on myself for rushing and pushing down too hard.

My Thoughts

Overall, I was pretty pleased with this starter set.  My favorites were probably the cleanser and shave butter.  They both had great scents and I felt like I was pampering myself while using them.  I’m definitely thinking about ordering full sizes of them with my next shipment!  The blades seem to be good quality, especially for the price.  I’ve used Gillette Venus Embrace for several years and I think this is a great cheaper replacement!

Follow this link to get The Daily Essentials Starter Set for $5.

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