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 health or personal grooming, they would look to my family 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. 

They had two problems which they craved solutions. They couldn’t afford a proper barbershop shave very often so the idea to create their own products was born. They also had powerful facial hair and sensitive skin, a combo that lends itself to razor bumps and skin irritation after shaving. So the basement of Saltzman Pharmacy became a makeshift lab where my family tested shaving and skincare formulas, compounded ingredients and kept a running log of what they concocted. After many iterations, a shave cream that was non soap-based with a low pH level and free of harsh chemicals was born. After testing at home and by local barbers, it was determined this formula performed exceptionally well, was good for all skin types and made with affordable ingredients.

When CVS Corp eventually acquired our family pharmacies, I discovered these 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 shave 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…..


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