How charity whiskers are changing the face of modern manhood

It’s that time of year again, you can’t go outside without the evidence of it assaulting you from all sides… no, we don’t mean the approaching festive season – we mean charity whisker time! At the time of posting, across the UK, men are taking part in the Decembeard initiative, growing beards to help raise funds for, and awareness of, the charity Bowel Cancer UK. And while these game souls’ chins sport the straggly two-weeks-in evidence of their commitment to a cause, proud graduates of the Movember programme (which encourages the growth of moustaches to support men’s health projects) are Read More

Why don’t shaving creams foam anymore?

It’s the iconic image of the barber shop shave – a man relaxing with a face full of foam as he awaits the attention of the cut throat razor. But modern shave experiences are often missing this expected element – as many shaving creams are now created using non-foaming formulas, just like those on sale at Razor MD. So why is this? The short answer is that, while traditional soap-based shaving foams may have earned themselves a place in the male grooming hall of fame, they are not necessarily the kindest to your skin. Some soap-based formulas can strip your Read More

Travels with a beard: The Razor MD guide to taking your whiskers away

If you’ve taken the time to grow yourself a beautiful beard, then the chances are you have grown pretty fond of your facial fuzz, and are unlikely to want to ditch it just because you are heading away from home. But how easy is it to travel with a beard? Are there any drawbacks to having a beard on holiday? And how can you care for your beard when travelling? Here we take a look at a few of the issues around bearded travels, as well as some solutions to common problems that beard wearers can face when they are Read More

Five ways to feed your beard

Ever suffered from beard envy? Seen someone else’s whiskers and wanted them? Then struggled to get the growth you need to recreate the look? It’s frustrating when what you want is wonderful whiskers but all you seem to be creating is a sub-standard stubble isn’t it? But is there anything you can do? The answer is…. maybe. While elements of beard growing capabilities are based solidly in your (unfortunately unchangeable) genetics, there are a number of ways that you can work with your whiskers, supporting solid beard growth and giving you a better chance at achieving the look you aspire Read More

What difference does a shaving brush make?

They can look like an anachronism in the modern bathroom can’t they? A piece of equipment from a bygone era, not strictly necessary in the world of modern grooming. But, in fact, shaving brushes remain a central part of the savvy shaver’s tool kit – and here’s why… Great Design Shaving Brushes Shaving brushes haven’t changed a huge amount since they first emerged onto the personal preening scene in 18th Century France, because that original design was perfect for the intended use. Fashioned with fine hairs from the belly of a badger and originally named for that animal (blaireau is Read More

Beard Balm vs Beard Oil –  what works for YOUR whiskers?

We’ve yet to meet a man who doesn’t love his beard! But simply loving those hard-won whiskers is not necessarily enough – because to continue being at their best, beards need careful care. Luckily for you, there are a number of specialist care products on offer that can help to keep your beard in tip top condition – looking, feeling and even smelling great. Razor MD offers a range of beard balms and beard oils to help men treat their whiskers with the respect they deserve – offering the gentle conditioning and nourishment needed to keep facial hair looking fine Read More

The lost art of the great shave (…and how to find it again.) 

Achieving the perfect shave can have a profound effect not only on the way you look, but also on the way you feel. Back in the day, when men would periodically pay for a professional shave to ensure they stayed looking dapper, barber shop customers would emerge beneath the striped candy-cane colours of the barbers pole with a spring in their step, feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready to take on the world. The combination of pre-shave treatments, professional quality blades and post-shave care left them looking and feeling fantastic. But, with the advent of disposable razors and conveniently canned shaving Read More