The Best Cruelty-Free Razors

The Best Cruelty-Free Razors

When it comes to a cruelty-free beauty routine, an often overlooked product are cruelty-free razors. To many, finding cruelty-free razors can also seem next to impossible. Sadly, many mainstream shaving brands are owned by companies who test on animals. Odds are that if you have yet to swap out your razor you aren’t using a cruelty-free one. Most brands also use moisturizing strips that contain ingredients derived from animals, such as lanolin.

Thankfully, there are cruelty-free razors out there that work great and are also vegan. There are also lots of great cruelty-free and vegan shaving creams as well. In this post, I share the best cruelty-free razors for men and women with you.

This is the most recent update of a post I originally published on January 5, 2014.

There are three brands that make cruelty-free razors. While it would be great if there were more, these three cruelty-free brands make nice products that will help keep your skin smooth and stubble free.


Preserve makes unisex cruelty-free razors in two different styles – a 3 blade or a 5 blade. Preserve is known for not just being cruelty-free, but also an eco-friendly brand as well. All of their products are made from recycled plastic containers. Their cruelty-free razor blade refills will work with the handles from some mainstream brands.

You can find cruelty-free razors from Preserve at heath food stores, Amazon and Grove (get $10 off your order if you use this link).

Popular cruelty-free razors from Preserve are the Preserve Triple Blade and the Preserve Shave 5 Razor. Cruelty-free razor blade refills are also available for the Triple Blade and Five Blade.

Every Man Jack

Every Man Jack started out as a cruelty-free mens skin care company and they have recently added cruelty-free razors to their line. With six blades, this cruelty-free razor will give a close shave every time.

You can find cruelty-free razors from Every Man Jack at health food stores, Amazon and Target. Refills are also available.


Personna makes mens and womens style cruelty-free razors. They also make a lot of dupes for popular razors, as well as disposable razors which can be handy when traveling. New to cruelty-free and want to save some money? Their cruelty-free razor refills also fit the handles for most mainstream brands as well.

You can find cruelty-free razors from Personna at health food stores, Amazon, iHerb, and Walmart.

Popular cruelty-free razors from Personna are the Tri-Flexxx Women’s system, Halo 5-Blade Women’s systemTri-Flexxx Men’s system, Comfort Touch disposables. Cruelty-free razor blade refills are available for the Halo 5-Blade, Tri-Flexx for men, and Tri-Flexxx for women.

Note: Personna is cruelty-free, but they are owned by Edgewell Personal Care. Edgewell Personal Care is also cruelty-free but owns other brands that are not cruelty-free.

The Best Cruelty-Free Razors

The Best Cruelty-Free Razors

Want to be sure you’re picking out the very best cruelty-free razors? These six options will cover all the bases.

  1. Personna Halo 5 Blade
  2. Preserve Shave 5
  3. Every Man Jack 6 Blade Manual Razor
  4. Personna Tri-Flexxx
  5. Personna Twin Blade Disposable Razors
  6. Preserve Triple Razor System

Cruelty-Free Shaving Creams & Gels

Even after someone finds a cruelty-free razor that they like, it can still be hard to find cruelty-free shaving creams and shaving gels. Some of the best cruelty-free and vegan options are:

  1. Acure Organics Foaming Shave Gel
  2. Pacifica Shave Whip
  3. Dr. Bronner’s Shaving Gel

Which cruelty-free razors do you use? Which are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Reply Mary Alice Tuesday - August 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    This article is so helpful, thank you! I had no idea about the Lanolin. I will definitely be swapping out razors ASAP!

  • Reply Kaylee Saturday - April 29, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I’m still struggling to find cruelty free and vegan shaving cream. Does anyone have any recommendations?

  • Reply Rebecca H. Tuesday - January 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Just FYI – from clicking on the link for the Acure shaving gel, it seems it may have been discontinued.

  • Reply Kim Fontaine Tuesday - January 17, 2017 at 6:33 am

    I love the 5 blade Preserve razor. I just wish it came with a plastic cap like their 3 blade razor does. Also, Kiss My Face shave lotion is my absolute favorite shaving cream with Cool Mint being my favorite scent. Having a pump dispenser makes it very convenient to use.

  • Reply emily Saturday - January 14, 2017 at 10:22 am

    The new 5 blade razor from Preserve is soooooo amazing! The 3 blade was okay, but the 5 blade is everything I missed about conventional razors. Do you happen to know if the Every Man Jack blades are also vegan?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - January 26, 2017 at 11:15 am

      They are!

      • Reply Miranda Larson Thursday - January 26, 2017 at 4:21 pm

        YES! That is so awesome!

  • Reply ABBY SMINK Saturday - November 19, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I liked Preserve, except for the fact that you can only use it once before the blades rust very badly. Which, is a huge deal to me. Maybe I’m doing something wrong?

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - December 1, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      Hmm.. That’s an odd issue that I haven’t experienced. How are you storing the razor when it’s not in use?

  • Reply Shani Thursday - September 17, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Hi! I was hoping to try the Personna Halo 5 blade razor, but can’t seem to find it anywhere online.. Do you know anywhere that sells it? Or of another vegan friendly razor option (I haven’t tried Preserve yet, but it doesn’t get very good reviews..). Thanks so much!

  • Reply Amy Marino Monday - July 13, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I recently bought Just the Basics, a CVS brand, shaving cream. It says it’s cruelty free. But check the ingredients, and it’s not vegan. It has stearic acid, which is related to tallow. That is from beef fat. Sounds kind of gross, if you ask me. I am advocating for the animals, a long life veggie girl, and have been looking up ingredients in food and drinks. It’s amazing what you find in foods, drinks, and household items that you never thought of were from animals!

    • Reply Lindsay Monday - January 30, 2017 at 6:24 am

      Just so you know, there is actually a plant-derived stearic acid too. For many ingredients that are animal-derived, there is a plant-derived counterpart. 🙂

  • Reply Miranda Larson Thursday - February 19, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    I really didn’t care for the Preserve razor at all (I literally quoted Will Smith in Men in Black while using it–“Feel like I’m gonna break this damn thing!”) and won’t buy the Personna one due to their parent company… Which has left me in a tough spot.

    I just recently contacted Harry’s. They were super nice and were able to confirm that none of their ingredients (including in the comfort strip on their razors) are animal derived, but had trouble giving me a clear answer on whether or not any of their sub-suppliers test on animals. They really confused me because they mentioned that the EU mandates animal testing on certain chemicals (uh, wasn’t that banned recently?), then they went on to say that none of their ingredients were on said EU mandated testing list. They also said that they “took great care to avoid suppliers that manufacture chemicals/ingredients where animal testing is required by law”, but “took great care” doesn’t have a concrete meaning in my book.

    They ultimately told me that they weren’t 100% sure that their suppliers don’t test on animals. I’m so disappointed because I feel like the pieces of the puzzle are all there, but I’ve already emailed back and forth with them 3 times and I don’t think the specific rep I’m talking to can help me much more.

    If I was smart and bold enough, I would start my own vegan razor and shaving product company and end this suffering!

    • Reply Larry Friday - May 8, 2015 at 10:00 pm

      You may want to research Kai DE blades from Japan. I don’t know what their policy is regarding animal testing but maybe you can find out through the company. I use it with my ATT Slant bar razor and can report it’s super sharp, yet extremely smooth. You can pair it with any number of DE razors. Edwin Jagger makes long handled models for women, Merkur makes a long handled adjustable model called the 51C, and Above The Tie offers all their heads with the option of their Colossus long handle.

      • Reply Tashina Combs Wednesday - August 12, 2015 at 7:37 am

        Hi Larry,

        I wasn’t able to track down this brand. Do you happen to know what their website is?

  • Reply Jennifer Saturday - October 11, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Hi Tashina,
    I recently contacted Schick to inquire about animal testing (I’ve been e-mailing companies for the past week or so) and here is the e-mail response I received:

    “ via
    Oct 10

    Hi Jennifer,

    Thank you for taking the time to email us!

    Consumers’ comments and concerns are most important to us, and we are pleased to advise you that our razor products are not, and have never been, tested on animals. Our testing involves groups of paid volunteers to use and test the products under the supervision of independent laboratories. In addition, the laboratory analysis that is done uses the in-vitro method of testing.


    Ann Addison
    Consumer Affairs
    Energizer Personal Care

    It sounds like Schick/Energizer doesn’t test. In the past they have told me their Schick Quattro razors/cartridges do not contain any animal products. However, they might sell in China where testing is mandatory. It’s hard to get a straight answer from Googling.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      That’s awesome, Jennifer! I am still awaiting a response from them about animal testing.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      That’s awesome, Jennifer! I am still awaiting a response from them about animal testing.

    • Reply Tashina Combs Sunday - March 22, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      That’s awesome, Jennifer! I am still awaiting a response from them about animal testing.

  • Reply Ale Wednesday - September 24, 2014 at 1:18 pm
    Looks like they are part of Schick/ Energizer
    “Now under the Schick Wilkinson Sword umbrella, Personna is uniquely positioned to take Private Label wet shaving to the next level. Below are just a few of the benefits our Personna team has realized as a part of the Energizer organization:”

    • Reply Tashina Combs Thursday - September 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Hi Ale,

      It’s true that they are now owned by Energizer Holdings. Energizer Holdings also owns Schick, Energizer, and some other brands that do test on animals. While they own brands that test on animals, the parent company is not one that makes products. This makes it a bit of a unique situation because if the parent company does not make products, it means that the parent company does not test on animals. But since they own other brands that do test, it’s clearly not something they try to avoid as a parent company. Personna has been able to exist independently under this umbrella and is still cruelty-free and vegan. It’s kind of a slippery slope, but I think it’s something everyone should decide for themselves on.

  • Reply VeganSHaveToo Sunday - August 24, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Schick brand is owned by Energizer and their products are not tested on animals. However, when looking for vegan shaving goods, make sure to check the ingredients used in the hydrating strips. Some use lanolin, which is not vegan.

  • Reply Rachel Wednesday - May 7, 2014 at 7:16 am

    First and foremost, thank you thank you! I have been vegan for nearly 6 months now- eating vegan is one thing but living cruelty free with products is a whole other game. Your blog is my go-to! I could go on and on about how great you are all day so Ill head to the question- I’m a small town midwest girl with extremely limited resources. Roadtrips are necessary to get my goods which is ok at times but less than convenient…Ive read on several other vegan blogs that Schick is cruelty free??? This seems too good to be true…so which leads me to believe, is it? Any info on Schick razors would be greatly appreciated! Thanks lady! 🙂

  • Reply Vegan Grammie Annie Sunday - April 13, 2014 at 12:16 am

    My daughter told me that most big name shaving creams are not cruelty free and vegan. So, until I research it, I use plain old soap. My daughter uses hair conditioner. Any thoughts, insights on this? Thanks

    • Reply Tashina Combs Tuesday - April 15, 2014 at 9:39 am


      This is a great question! I know that Giovanni, Kiss My Face, and Trader Joe’s all make vegan shaving creams. I like the Giovannia shaving cream for sensitive skin. Conditioner is another great option too. I hope this helps!

      • Reply Rachel Wednesday - May 7, 2014 at 7:18 am

        I have the Dr. Bronners bar soap. I just swipe a little film of it on my legs, shave and ta-da! Works like a champ! And so much less mess.

  • Reply dcgurl Saturday - March 1, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Totally great article! Did NOT know about my vegan options for razors – but that’s the goal for all veg*ns rite? Always trying to do better than you did the day before 🙂

    • Reply Tashina Saturday - March 1, 2014 at 10:50 pm

      I agree! It’s all about trying to learn more and do your best.

  • Reply Chyna Rose Saturday - March 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Hey I have a post on tumblr that has more cruelty free/vegan razors and also shaving creams and waxes 🙂 Thanks so much for this post! I will add these to my list!

    • Reply Tashina Saturday - March 1, 2014 at 10:49 pm

      Hi Chyna,

      That’s so great that you have your own list going! Thanks for letting me know about it!

  • Reply Stefanie Friday - January 10, 2014 at 11:13 am

    Oh my gosh, I had no idea! Definitely rethinking my next purchase!

  • Reply Miranda Wednesday - January 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Wow, who knew razors could be CF/not CF!

  • Reply Randi Tuesday - January 7, 2014 at 12:40 am

    I’ve been using my Preserve razor for about a year now and I like it too! Even though it only has a few blades, it doesn’t nick me as much as a 5 blade razor used to. Now that my town has a Natural Grocers, I don’t have to buy them online anymore.

  • Reply Melissa Vegenista Monday - January 6, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    Great post, Tashina. You are absolutely right that this is an area that is often over looked. I love the preserve razors (& their toothbrushes too)! I discovered them at a health food store in Brooklyn a few years back & have been using them ever since. I like to shave with the Alba shave cream, but I want to see what Lush has for shaving too – everything there smells so yummy!

  • Reply beautybabbling Monday - January 6, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Just ordered the Personna 5-blade razor from Amazon (with a pack of replacement cartridges. Excited to try it out!

  • Reply Jessica Monday - January 6, 2014 at 6:11 am

    i ordered a Preserve razor from but haven’t tried it yet. Do you have a shave cream you recommend?

  • Reply Sara Highsmith happysara89 Sunday - January 5, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    This is a great post. I had quite a bit of laser hair removal but I still shave like once a month. I did not know that that the moisture strips could be tested on animals. How shameful! I see “preserve” razors at Whole Foods so I will buy that next time I am there. Thank you for informing us! xo

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