About MicroTouch Tough Blade

By HighYa Research Team
Published on: Dec 18, 2014

Endorsed by Brett Favre, MicroTouch Tough Blade is a German-engineered razor that’s guaranteed to give you the close, clean, comfortable shave you want for an entire year, at a much lower price than the competition.

In order to accomplish this, the MicroTouch Tough Blade is claimed to combine 3 perfectly angled German stainless steel blades with a micro-thin non-stick surface. This way, the first blade will work to lift, the second blade to cut, and the third to finish for a perfect shave. The MicroTouch Tough Blade is even claimed to shave comfortably at any angle, and to be great for sensitive skin.

As a man, you understand how expensive replacement razors can be, and are always looking for something to simplify your daily routine, so the MicroTouch Tough Blade is definitely a compelling concept. Now, you’re here on HighYa to find out if it’s worth your hard earned money. So is it? Consider the following before placing your order:

What You’ll Get with Your MicroTouch Tough Blade Order

Based on the product’s name alone, you could be forgiven for thinking that the MicroTouch Tough Blade is a single razor cartridge that lasts up to a year. However, the truth is that the MicroTouch Tough Blade is a complete system that’s made up of 3 (or 4) parts:

  • The MicroTouch Tough Blade handle
  • 12 replacement razor cartridges, which attach directly to the handle when it’s time to replace
  • The MicroTouch Trimmer
  • Stand (optional – more about this in a moment)

In other words, what you’ll be receiving with your MicroTouch Tough Blade order is not some revolutionary product that lasts 12 times longer than the competition. It’s simply a handle and replacement razors, similar to what you’d find with subscription razor clubs such as 800Razors.com, Dollar Shave Club, and ShaveMOB.

Is There Anything Unique About MicroTouch Tough Blade?

According to the product’s commercial, the MicroTouch Tough Blade’s 3-tiered razors are claimed to lift, cut, and finish for a perfect shave each and every time. However, this works identically to 3-blade razors from any other manufacturer, so there doesn’t appear to be anything unique from this perspective. Also, although MicroTouch Tough Blade is claimed to be made from German stainless steel, outside of golf clubs, there doesn’t appear to be anything that is distinct about stainless steel manufactured in Germany.

On the other hand, if MicroTouch Tough Blade’s razors work as well as mainstream manufacturers but at a much less expensive price, this may be noteworthy in and of itself.

Will the MicroTouch Tough Blade Really Last a Year?

Since the MicroTouch Tough Blade system comes with 12 replacement razor cartridges, assuming you use one cartridge per month, it will last you a total of 12 months. However, if you’ve been shaving for any length of time, you know that how long a razor lasts depends on a wide variety of factors, including how often you shave, the coverage of your facial hair, the coarseness of your stubble, and more. As such, a razor cartridge may comfortably last 2-3 weeks for one person, while lasting less than a week for another.

Clearly, another primary factor related to how long a razor lasts is its quality, although without knowing where these razors are sourced from, it’s impossible to know how this relates to MicroTouch Tough Blade. MicroTouch Tough Blade is also a very new product, so there were no online customer reviews available at the time of our research to gauge overall satisfaction levels.

MicroTouch Tough Blade’s Manufacturer

Even though there weren’t any online consumer reviews for MicroTouch Tough Blade, we did learn that it’s manufactured by Idea Village, an up-and-coming player in the ASOTV industry. This company also makes many other popular “As Seen on TV” products, including Yes! by Finishing Touch, Yoshi Grill and Bake, and the Micro One Touch Razor.

Among dozens of HighYa reader reviews for these products, they have an average rating of 2.5 stars, with the most common complaint referencing poor quality products that don’t work as advertised—specifically, that their razors are thin, provide an uneven shave, and have a tendency to cut. The second most common complaint appears to reference the company’s poor customer service; and in some instances, very poor. This includes:

  • Orders being placed without the customer’s permission.
  • Difficulty cancelling orders after they’ve been placed, but before they’ve been shipped.
  • Receiving unwanted items in orders and being charged accordingly.
  • Difficulty obtaining refunds.

Granted, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll experience the same with MicroTouch Tough Blade.

As a company, Idea Village holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, despite having 150 closed complaints (as of 12/17/14), many of which reference the concerns noted above.

MicroTouch Tough Blade Pricing and Refund Policy

The MicroTouch Tough Blade is priced at $19.99 plus $7.99 S&H. You’ll also be able to purchase the Deluxe model for an additional $9.99, which includes a stand, 6 additional cartridges, and a 2-year warranty. Ultimately, this will bring your total to $37.97.

Whichever model you choose, you’ll also receive a bonus MicroTouch Trimmer for precise grooming around nose, eyebrows, neck, and sideburns.

MicroTouch Tough Blade comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 877-833-7685.

Finally, keep in mind that placing an order on the MicroTouch Tough Blade website will automatically bind you to an arbitration agreement, which means that you’ll be waiving your right to a jury trial or to becoming part of a class action lawsuit.

Can MicroTouch Tough Blade Make Life Easier and Save You Money?

While $20 for 12 razors certainly sounds like a deal, the value you’ll receive depends on numerous factors, including the quality of the razors and how often they’ll be used. Is it possible to get this many razors at such an inexpensive price? Clearly. Is it reasonable to assume that they’ll be of high quality? Perhaps not.

And while it’s positive that MicroTouch Tough Blade comes with a 30-day refund policy, by the time you ship your razors back to the manufacturer, you could be out $10 or more just for giving the product a try.

With this in mind, because the company’s other product, the MicroTouch One Razor, is currently available through brick-and-mortar retailers such as Walmart and Target, you might want to wait until this occurs with the MicroTouch Tough Blade as well.


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Average Customer Rating: 2.6
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Bottom Line: 40% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 6 out 11 people found this review helpful

    German Engineered Razor from TV Commercial

    Hi, I purchased the Micro Touch Tough Blade with one year supply of blades. The shipping was fairly quick, the razor is great! I had no cuts and it shaves great. No complaints from me and I shave everyday. I don't know yet if it will last one year but I will find out.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 19 people found this review helpful

    The best razor I ever used by far.

    • McAlester, OK,
    • Jul 17, 2015

    I had seen all the TV infomercials on theses razors for a long time and one day my wife and I were in Wal-Mart shopping and stumbled across the MicroTouch 3 Tough Blade and decided we would give them a try. I'm so glad I did because we had both been using one razor going for two months now without even having to change the blade. It is highly durable and well constructed and being made with German steel, I knew we couldn't go wrong.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 13 people found this review helpful

    Good buy

    • Twin Cities, MN,
    • Apr 9, 2015

    I purchased these blades and razor and they came shortly after the order. I like the handle very much. It is easy to manipulate and the blades are not super big which leads to easy use. I ordered additional cartridges on eBay. Not sure the blades will last an entire month, but we will see. So far, very good purchase. For those who are complaining because they've not received their razor: I looked online now and it says they are back ordered for up to six weeks.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Highly recommended - Great quality - Long lasting

    • San Antonio, TX,
    • Jul 20, 2015

    I hate buying expensive razors and have been looking for ways to save money, as well as new types of razors. I've been shaving with Gillette razors for as long as I can remember. They never last more than a week or so. I have tough whiskers and my neck has lots of curves. I've tried different razors. The last one was the razor that Pawn Stars recommend. That one didn't work for me. It's too small, too heavy, hard to hold, and cut my face up. I was skeptical about the MicroTouch, but I tried it anyway. I love it.

    I've been using it for a month now and have been using the same blade. When you use it for the first time, it seems like it is not cutting well. However, after you finish, you'll see that it cuts great. I shave in one direction and then back in the opposite direction. I love these razors and saved a ton of money since I no longer have to buy those expensive Gillette blades any more. Thanks to MicroTouch 3.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Tough blade

    • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada,
    • Jul 21, 2015
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    I am up to 18th shave and this blade is still sharp. It's very good. This shaving system has no competition. The blades that you buy in the stores just don't stand up to this blade.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 33 people found this review helpful

    The best razor blades in the word.

    • Columbus, OH,
    • Jul 29, 2015

    I'm 80 years old and have found the best razors in the world. At last.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Good Blade

    • Ozark, AL,
    • Jun 30, 2015

    I have had used this for past four months. So far I get about 20 days of usage on each one. I shave every morning. I purchased it at Walmart just for the heck of it after spending tons on my MACH3 replacement blades for past eight years. I don't go for purchasing anything online for sure. I'm very pleased with these products. I get a nice smooth close shave with no nicks or burns.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Awesome

    • Minneapolis,
    • Jun 30, 2015

    Best razor blade I've ever had. Rids my whiskers twice as fast as retail blades without irritating my facial skin like a typical retail blade. I never thought I'd say shaving would be fun, but this product now makes shaving a breeze. I have now discovered Germans know how to make razor blades with the same quality how they make their cars. I will never buy a razor blades from a retail store again. A+

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 11 out 19 people found this review helpful

    Great blades

    • Chandler, AZ,
    • Jul 16, 2015

    I saw this product at Walmart for $19.99. The razor is smooth even after five shaves. I liked it so much I bought two more units just in case I couldn't find them in a year.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 11 out 25 people found this review helpful

    Sorry Gillette. You lose.

    • Cincinnati, OH,
    • Jul 26, 2015

    I had been using Gillette Mach3 blades for the last 20 years. It seems to me that the cost has risen a ton and the quality of the blades had either stayed the same or fallen in the last 5-6 years. Plus, I was spending around $45/month on them. So, I decided to buy the Tough Blades to see if they worked and lasted as well as the commercial stated.

    It took a little more time than I expected to get them delivered, but once I started shaving with them, I definitely saw a difference. First of all, I am bald man, so I have a lot of area to shave. I usually only get one or two shaves from the Mach3's before they start to dull and cut my skin. I am now on my 7th shave with the first Tough Blade cartridge– there are no signs of wear, and I am getting an extremely smooth shave each time.

    I am very happy with the Tough Blades so far. Even if this cartridge only lasts a few more shaves, this was a great purchase decision. It is obvious to me that this is a much superior product than the Mach3 and at a fraction of the cost.

    Sorry Gillette! But after 20 years, it's time to move on.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 16 people found this review helpful

    Great product

    • Georgetown SC,
    • Aug 11, 2015

    In a world of commercials, Tough Blade really works great. I shave my head and my face and the blade lasts a very long time over and over again. Thanks Tough Blade it really saves me a lot of money.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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