There’s nothing sadder than grabbing a dull razor when you think it still had two or three shaves left in it. And this always seems to happen, of course, at the precise moment when you’re already running ten minutes late and can’t find another blade or razor lying around. That’s why we were stoked to discover Razor Booster by Blade Butter ($15). The all-natural lubricant works to eliminate the friction and oxidation that wears down your blade before its time, helping to extend its use by up to 10 times.
The powerful lubricant is made with pure white mineral oil, tea tree oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, and natural fragrance. In addition to preserving the integrity of your blade’s metal, these ingredients do double duty, hydrating your skin and warding off nicks and cuts. To use, you simply dip your razor blade into the liquid — it’s got a nice, mildly minty scent — for a couple of seconds before you shave, and then shave as you would normally. (Bonus: It also sanitizes your blade.)
One Razor Booster customer claims to have used the same razor for more than a year. We’re not at those unicorn levels of razor preservation yet, but we can say it’s kept our $10 pack of drugstore razors as sharp as ever. Skeptical? There’s a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Still skeptical? Consider the extra beer money you’ll have when you stop going through five packs of razors a month. You’ve really got nothing to lose.