I am so glad I found this razor. I only wish I would have found it sooner. I recently read an article that stated any razor with more than one blade was a marketing gimmick. The article continued by explaining that all you need is one blade to effectively shave and any more than that can irritate the skin and be super drying. I am also very mindful about being environmentally friendly and reducing waste. This is the best solution for shaving not only for the environment but also for my pocket book. I did cut myself a couple of times but the cuts were only minor and I know I'll get used to using this razor. The bottom of the handle twists and that's how the top opens and closes so you can replace the razor blade. The razor also comes with 5 blades in a package with each blade wrapped in paper. This is a very environmentally friendly product but it also looks nice and I love the color. Thank you!