Hunter R. Slaton
for Valet.

Putting the Best Shaving Supplies
(At Any Budget) to the Test



BIC Comfort 3 Advance Shavers
with Barbasol "Beard Buster" Shaving Cream

Disposable razors—"shavers," as their manufacturers now call them—have come a long way from the flimsy blue things you'd invariably find in the drawers of rarely-used guest bathrooms. Barbasol shaving cream, on the other hand, not so much. It's the same as it ever was, with a fluffy foam and a generically manly smell that may make you think fondly of your father and those first shaving lessons he gave you. The BIC Comfort 3 Advance is the best of breed, with three blades, an aloe and vitamin E strip, pivoting head and an ergonomic grip. It delivers a good, close shave, but you must take care and shave slowly. Disposable shavers seem sharp in that more-dangerous way common to cheaper goods, and it's easy to nick yourself. That said, these are a huge improvement over what disposables used to be and are perfect for stocking your Dopp kit.

Bic Comfort 3 Advance (4 Pack), $5; Barbasol Beard Buster, $2

  • The EPA estimates two billion disposable shavers are put into landfills every year. Cut down on that number by using the Preserve Triple Razor ($7.25 for four), a razor made from recycled plastic (including Stonyfield Farm yogurt containers) that is recyclable itself.



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