RAZOR MD® is a brand born from hard work and family tradition.
My name is Scott Saltzman and my great grandfather arrived in America in the 1920s with a big dream – to build a business that would not only provide for his family but would serve the community as a whole. After putting himself through pharmacy college, Peter Saltzman opened the first Saltzman Pharmacy, where three generations of my family worked and served. My own father expanded the business into Manhattan, opening two more pharmacies and bringing Saltzman service to an even wider audience.
Growing up on the shop floor of Saltzman Pharmacy, I witnessed when someone in my family or a customer needed anything related to their own personal grooming, they would go to my father or grandfather because as pharmacists their in-depth knowledge of ingredient benefits, interactions, and contraindications was crucial to the success of everyones needs. These are the very same reasons why a physician confers with a pharmacist. No one knows ingredients for wellness better than a pharmacist.
So, the basement of Saltzman Pharmacy became a makeshift lab where my family tested grooming and skincare formulas, compounded ingredients and kept a running log of what they concocted until it was perfect for the family.
When CVS Corporation eventually acquired our family pharmacies, I discovered the handwritten logs in the basement of our building and vowed to keep the family tradition alive, recreating those original formulas as the RAZOR MD range and working from my family pharmacy roots to provide modern men (and women!) with the prescription for the perfect grooming and skincare solutions.
Armed with determination and tons of samples, I set out to bring RAZOR MD to the masses, and word soon got around about the great results our products offer. Today RAZOR MD is a global brand for men’s shave, grooming, and haircare, with our products now carried in over a dozen countries and counting.
All of our products are still made in the USA, and we pride ourselves on using many of the same all-natural ingredients that were included in the craftsmanship of those first family formulas, dreamed up in that Brooklyn drugstore basement with essential oils, no parabens, no harsh chemicals and no toxins.
RAZOR MD is more than a business, more than a brand, it is my way of keeping my family history alive and honoring the generations that went before me of families helping other families, of friends helping friends, of a business helping customers feel good about themselves through kindness, compassion and great products that really make a difference in our lives in more ways than one. From our family to yours…..