THE SECRET TO THE BEST SHAVE
OUI THE PEOPLE FOUNDER KAREN YOUNG HAS THE ANSWER TO THE SMOOTHEST SHAVE
Tell us something worse than shaving and not even two hours later rubbing your leg to feel the prickly hairs making their way back on your skin. If you’ve resorted to trying your boyfriend’s razor, well, things are not headed in the right direction. Before your bathroom starts to look like a crime scene, consider the ultimate upgrade.
We don’t have to look too far—OUI The People has answered our shaving needs with a line that focuses on skincare, looking at shaving much more holistically. Their single-edge razor is made to perfectly glide across your skin leaving your silky smooth without any possibilities of ingrown hairs. The philosophy is simple: save sensitive skin, remove ingrown hairs, and as for razor burn, never again. If that sounds like a faraway dream, you should definitely read on. Karen Young sat down with us to share insider intel on everything OUI The People.
The truth is out - all shaves are not created equal. Tell us everything there is to know about OUI The People and how your products nourish our skin while keeping it baby smooth.
Karen: OUI the People is a Brooklyn based skincare & grooming company. We officially launched the razor we’ve become known for in 2017 and last year began expanding into body care. I launched with a razor, an admittedly difficult product, because there was no experience that married shaving with actual skincare, especially for those of us with sensitive skin, who suffer from ingrown hairs and razor burn.
To be honest, it’s not everyday we see a single edge razor on the market. Can you tell us what benefits we can expect to see when using your Single Edge?
Karen: The science behind why we experience ingrowns and razor burn often comes back to the razor, and it took me decades to figure that out, instead blaming my skin for it’s inflammatory reaction. Every razor is technically a safety razor, multi-blade razors house a combination of dull and sharp blades as their safety mechanism. The problem is that the first blade and maybe second blades are the only ones to really do the job, the rest pull and tug the hair, cutting it below the surface of the skin and drag across the skin even after the hair is well cut. A single-blade razor removes the hair with one blade, the safety mechanism in this case being the bar that keeps the blade away from your skin until you’re ready to use it. It’s a single, sharp blade as opposed to dull blades which are immensely damaging to skin. You can expect a smooth shave without the irritation.
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