Back on October 28th, I reached out to a number of razor companies asking them if they have any nickel free options that also don't have moisturizing strips (because of the chemicals). Schick was the only company that reached out to me and told me that they have no nickel free options.
This past Monday, BIC finally responded! Unfortunately they don't have any nickel free options and have no plans to do so (womp, womp). They were kind enough to ask their engineers why.
Thank you for your inquiry regarding the nickel content in BIC razors. The blades and angular support material in all of our razors do contain nickel.
At this time, we have no plans to develop a nickel-free razor as there is no grade of stainless steel without nickel that would be suitable for manufacturing razor blades. According to our engineers, while grades of steel without nickel exist, it would be impossible for them to hold an edge and they may not have all the characteristics needed to manufacture a high quality razor blade.
We understand this must be very frustrating for you and others who share your allergy. Please note that we do manufacture razors without moisturizing strips, per your second question. These razors are: BIC® Silky Touch®, BIC® Twin Select® Sensitive, BIC Sensitive Shaver® and BIC® Lady Shaver.
Thank you for thinking of BIC. We wish you all the best and please let us know if we can be of further assistance.
Kind regards, BIC Consumer Affairs, BIC Corporation, One BIC Way, Suite 1, Shelton, CT 06484-6299 USA
I wonder if all the emails the CEO of BIC got every time someone signed my petition encouraged them to reply ;-) Do you think BIC will think about changing their mind if enough people sign the petition?