Welcome, Face Shavers.

A Modern, Nimble Safety Razor

A pleasant, surprising upgrade for your routine. Close shaves, fewer ingrowns and less irritation. And save money while you do it.

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A TWIST ON CLASSIC SHAVING RAZORS

Hi, I'm one of the founders at Leaf Shave,

I started my career developing complex medical technologies. I was fulfilled by making a real mark on the world. Helping people get better.

But all my life, I was haunted by my shave. My skin is sensitive, my hair coarse. My needs are more heightened than your average shaver. “Big Shave” left me behind. Classic safety razors left me wanting.

So I designed the Twig Razor for me, the toughest case I know. Which is why I know it’s going to work for you.

Our whole approach at Leaf is to make shaving plastic-free accessible to the widest number of people possible. We do that by making easier and safer-to-use razors. Grab a razor if that’s all you need. If you want to set up your whole shave routine, we have you covered there too.

Welcome, and happy shaving.

- Adam Hahn

TWIG VS THORN

ONE MODEL, TWO VERSIONS

Our face shaving razor comes in two versions: Twig (mild), and Thorn (medium). They are identical, except the Thorn model has an extra 0.2mm of space under the blade (blade gap). This means that the Thorn allows for more contact with your skin.

We recommend the Twig for lighter hair-growth and the Thorn for coarser or tougher beards.

CHOOSE YOUR RAZOR

MAGNETIC LOADING

An embedded magnet assists with loading your single-edge razor.

SINGLE-EDGE

The head is less than half the size of a standard double-edge razor. Fit in tight places easily, maintain maximum visibility for precision shaving, and confidently shave in concave areas.

NON-PROPRIETARY BLADES

Leaf Shave blade refills start at 15¢ each, but all of our tools are compatible with standard safety blades (even the double-edge variety) so that you have the freedom to use whatever blade you wish.

INTUITIVE BLADE ANGLE

You don’t need a PhD in wet shaving to use these razors. We’ve back weighted the handle to give you more control at the point of shave and engineered in a more “cartridge-like” angle so that the experience is seamless.

"The blade loading is extremely easy, with a twist at the base to insert, fasten, and remove any of the blades, and I've never had an easier time drawing clean, no-crumbs strokes on full shaves. It almost coaches you as to how to angle the blade, and prevents any mishaps even if you're a newbie."

Named BEST RAZOR FOR GUYS Overall

“IN THE SAFETY RAZOR RACE, NOTHING OUTSHINES LEAF RIGHT NOW.” - GQ

LOVED BY FACE SHAVERS WORLDWIDE

Face Shaver, with Twig

SO MUCH CONTROL

“What an amazing idea and execution. I love my thorn razor. It cuts so clean and precise. I feel I have so much control over the blade. The shave oil and calming oil are a must have.”

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Face Shaver, with Twig

EASY TO USE, LESS EXPENSIVE

“I’ve used multi-blade cartridge razors for decades and I’ve always struggled with irritation and ingrown hairs . Decided to try the twig and in 2 weeks my skin is far less irritated and no issues with hairs below the surface . I’m a convert.”

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Face Shaver, with Thorn

MY FAVORITE WET-SHAVING RAZOR

“I was intuitively able to use this razor my first time picking it up. Wet shaving is therapeutic and my shaves have been so close, my face has looked great, and my wife even noticed how nice my face feels.”

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SMALLER, LIGHTER, MORE CONTROL

Leaf single-edge razors take what is great about classic razors and makes them simply a joy to use today. No expertise required. What does that mean for you?

  • Magnetic assistance for easy loading
  • Small head for tight access
  • Pre-angled blade for natural shaving
  • Back-weighted handle for more control
  • Compatible with standard safety blades

If you’re transitioning from cartridges you’re going to find Twig and Thorn razors an easy transition. If you’re a classic wet shaving razor collector, you’ll enjoy the nimble agility of our single-edge models. Either way, we know you’re going to love the shave.

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FRESH, SHARP BLADES AS OFTEN AS YOU WANT THEM

No longer debate between eeking out as much life as you can from your cartridge vs. getting a closer, more comfortable shave. With refills that cost pennies, swap your blades as often as you’d like.

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Smooth faces, sculpted beards, fewer ingrowns and more comfort.

A QUICK GUIDE TO FACE SHAVING

PREPARE YOUR SKIN

Clean your skin first with an exfoliating face wash to remove dirt and impurities that may irritate your skin while shaving. This will also help clear out dead skin which can reduce the occurrence of razor bumps.

Skin and hair should be warm and wet when shaving—warm skin opens pores and extends hair outward allowance for an easier, closer shave. Also, wet hair is significantly easier to cut than dry hair, allowing the razor’s blade to slice through it with less force.

Massage in a layer of Shave Oil and then Lather up with a bar of Shave Soap for extra protection and cushion while shaving. Make sure your hair and skin is completely coated.

You are now ready to shave.

UNDERSTANDING HAIR GRAIN

The concept of “grain of hair growth” refers to the natural direction in which hair grows from the skin. When discussing shaving, “shaving with the grain” means shaving in the same direction as the hair grows, which typically reduces irritation and trauma to hair follicle. Conversely, “shaving against the grain” means shaving in the opposite direction of hair growth, often providing a closer shave but potentially causing more irritation.

Whether you shave with, against, or some combination of the two depends on the goal of your shave and how your skin reacts to shaving. When switching to Twig or Thorn razors you will find additional benefits from the single sharp blade in reducing irritation or instances of ingrown hair.

HOW TWIG OR THORN HELPS FACE SHAVERS

Of all the Leaf Shave razor models, we recommend our single-edge Twig or Thorn razor for face shavers. This single-blade, single-edge razor is a direct replacement for those three or five bladed cartridges, providing close efficient shaves that are more comfortable and less irritating.

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A safety razor designed for grab-and-go ease.

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