Bareaya is a brand committed to provide a sustainable and plastic free alternative to disposable razors. Run by French eco-advocate Marjorie, Bareaya was founded in 2018 and is currently based in Hong Kong.
THE PROBLEM WITH DISPOSABLE RAZORS
Whether it’s a disposable razor or a cartridge-head system, plastic razors are used as a commodity for a short period of time and thrown away by BILLIONS each year. They are NOT RECYCLABLE because they are made of a mix of materials.
Because they are not meant to last, they are built out of cheap materials that lower their efficiency. The multiple-blade system tries to make up for that lack of sharpness by providing the equivalent of several strokes in one go. This can drag skin cells along the way, which causes a lot of irritations, aka RAZOR BURNS.
It also aims to provide a close shave by pulling and cutting the hair below the skin levels rather than above, which can result in ingrown hairs, aka RAZOR BUMPS.
On the long run, paying overpriced products that harm both the environment and the skin simply doesn’t make sense.
WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Safety razors are plastic-free reusable razors working with a single stainless steel blade. The blade is the only disposable part, but is widely recyclable.
They provide the greatest shave by working with a single quality blade that is efficient yet more gentle on the skin. Though traditionally used by men, there is absolutely no reason why women couldn’t benefit from their sophisticated and superior results.
“ I was really surprised by how many people, and especially women, were afraid to take the leap. They love the idea of a plastic-free, irritation-free, toxin-free razor that is made to last. But vintage, over-manly designs and aggressive blades are what make the current market offer quite intimidating.
So, I decided to bring one that would be different. One that could take everybody on board, women and men alike. This is where it all started for Bareaya. “
WONDER WHERE OUR NAME COMES FROM?
1. Only the most basic or important.
2. Simple, without addition. Natural.
3. Naked, uncovered. True to itself.
1. あや, アヤ Japanese name for colorful, beautiful, design.