Smooth, silky skin doesn’t happen naturally. Just ask any woman. A good razor is a must-have in any woman’s beauty arsenal. If you are in the market for a new razor, you might want to consider an electric one? An electric razor works best for sensitive skin, is less likely to cut your skin or result in razor burn, and does not require you to keep throwing them away after several uses. Of course, choosing an electric razor isn’t as easy as it sounds. But you don’t have to buy each one you see and try it. This is because we’ve done all that for you. And the results of our hard work are listed below – the 10 best electric razors for women that will provide you with a smooth, comfortable shave each and every time.
Top 10 Electric Razors for Women of 2018 Reviewed
- Top 10 Electric Razors for Women of 2018 Reviewed
- 1. Panasonic ES2207P Ladies Electric Shaver
- 2. Philips Satinelle Essential HP6401
- 3. Panasonic ES2113PC Facial Hair Trimmer
- 4. Panasonic ES246AC Bikini Shaper & Trimmer for Women
- 5. Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor
- 6. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 Women’s Epilator
- 7. Panasonic ES-ED50-N Multi-Functional Wet/Dry Shaver and Epilator
- 8. Remington Smooth & Silky Smooth Glide Rechargeable Shaver
- 9. Remington WSF4810 Women’s Travel Foil Shaver
- 10. Butterfly Pro 5h
- How to Buy an Electric Razor for Women
1. Panasonic ES2207P Ladies Electric ShaverBest Electric Razors for Women’s Legs
This is a wet/dry electric razor that uses a three blade system that features three independently floating blades that glide naturally along with your skin for clean, smooth shaving. This razor also has a pop-up trimmer for those sensitive, delicate areas where stray hair needs to be cleared away quickly and painlessly. The best part is that this is not just a water-resistant razor, it is a fully immersible one.
So whether you’re shaving in the shower or up for some trimming while you take a bath, this razor will be up for the task. Along with the razor, you get a compact charger, a cleaning brush, and a travel pouch. However, it does not give you as close a shave as a disposable razor but it will ensure your sensitive skin doesn’t get irritated or cut. Battery life is not that long.
A full charge powers 20 to 35 minutes of shaving time. And then you’ll need 12 hours to charge it again. We do love the fact that it’s cordless. Just plug the charger in and then connect your razor. With no trailing cords, it saves up precious real estate on your counter.
- Wet/dry combination razor
- Easy to use
- Compact charger
- 12 hours to fully charge
- Only 25 to 30 minutes of shave time
2. Philips Satinelle Essential HP6401
This epilator has 21 rotating trimmers that efficiently remove hairs from your skin and keep it smooth for weeks. It can remove very fine hair which makes it a better choice than waxing. It also becomes less uncomfortable over time. The razor features an efficiency cap which ensures that your epilator is positioned at the correct angle (90 degrees) to pull out as much hair as possible in one stroke.
It can run at two different speeds – one is the gentle speed while the other is the efficient speed. Its ergonomic design makes it easy to hold and feels comfortable in your hand.
And it comes with a 2-year warranty. Now, this isn’t an epilator that can beat any of the very expensive ones. But it is effective. You may have to pass through an area more than once (though even some expensive ones require that too). But it isn’t painful as some other epilators. It does leave your skin smooth for several weeks. And it’s easy to clean; just remove the head and wash it.
This epilator is corded, by the way, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Epilators are for dry shaving anyway. And this one has a long cord which gives you a certain amount of flexibility. The only disadvantage it has is that there’s no built-in light which makes it hard to check if you’ve missed any hairs. But for the lower price, it’s a great way to enter into the world of epilators.
- 2-year warranty
- Not as painful as other
- Ergonomic design
- Slow (requires several passes through one area of the body)
- No built-in light
3. Panasonic ES2113PC Facial Hair TrimmerBest Women’s Electric Razor for Face
The Panasonic facial trimmer ensures your face is never fuzzy enough that you get mistaken for a man. It features a smooth pivoting head that helps it glide smoothly over the various contours of your face, removing any unwanted hair in its path. The blade is super thin, hypoallergenic, and has a round tip to ensure that your skin is safe from cuts and irritation.
The razor comes with eyebrow shaper combs that snap on. It’s slim and can easily slip into your makeup kit or the pocket of your bag. The shaver is powered by a single AA-sized battery. While this razor does wonders for your face (keeping it fuzz-free), it isn’t without its flaws. The biggest drawback to this little razor is that you can’t purchase replacement blades if yours get dull. You’ll have to purchase a whole new device.
- Fast and easy to use
- Slim design
- no replacement blades
4. Panasonic ES246AC Bikini Shaper & Trimmer for WomenBest Women’s Electric Razor for Bikini Area
Summer is the best season for showing skin. So if you’re planning on heading off to the beach and showing off your newest bikini, you definitely need something to trim any unwanted hair in certain areas, specifically your bikini area. The Panasonic bikini trimmer is the perfect choice for such an occasion.
First off, it runs on two AA-sized batteries that you can get just about anywhere. The batteries will give it an operating time of 45 minutes. Second, it’s incredibly lightweight and slim so you can slip it in your makeup kit, bag, or luggage on any trips away from home. And third, it features a stainless steel blade, five trim settings, and a shaping guide to ensure you are able to maintain the exact hair length you want down there. It’s incredibly easy to use even for a beginner.
However, unlike the manufacturer’s claim, this is not entirely waterproof. Also, the replacement blades have been discontinued so you’ll need to buy a whole razor once the blades get dull.
- Easy to use
- A shaping guide + 5 trim settings
- Uses AA batteries
- Not waterproof
- Replacement blades are no longer available
5. Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle Moisturizing Razor
Ever heard of a two-edged sword? Well, this is a two-edged razor. This product features a hydrating razor on one end and a waterproof bikini trimmer on the other. So, the razor that has water-activated Hydra-Boost serum with shea butter. This serum moisturizes your shaved skin up to 2 hours after getting shaved.
There are 5 curve-sensing blades with unique skin guards so you get that close shave with none of the cuts, nicks, and irritation. The trimmer, on the other hand, features an adjustable comb with 4 settings that allow you to customize the trim length of your bush or eliminate it altogether.
The trimmer is definitely the star in this model. It can trim your forest down to a shiny, hardwood floor with none of the scratches. However, the razor’s results aren’t the best we’ve seen. The refills of the razor are also on the expensive side. And it doesn’t come with a cover or a case so you may cut yourself when you’re looking for something in your bag.
- Razor and trimmer in one
- Great trimmer
- Moisturizing serum
- Razor’s shave could be better
- Refills of the razor are expensive
- No plastic cover for the razor
6. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 Women’s EpilatorBest Women’s Wet Dry Electric Razor
The Silk-épil 9 Wet & Dry is our favorite epilator in terms of performance. It features a wide head for more coverage, MicroGrip tweezers that can pull hair 4x shorter than wax can, and a SmartLight to ensure you never miss a hair. This epilator, as the name already states, can be used dry or in the bath/shower.
It vibrates to give you a gentler sensation while the head pivots to adapt to the contours of your body. On a full charge (which only takes 1 hour), you can expect to use this for as long as 40 minutes. And this even comes with 7 extra accessories such as a shaver head, a trimmer cap, a high-frequency massage cap, a skin contact cap, a charging stand, and a facial brush.
However, this baby hasn’t been called a miraculous torture device for nothing. It does leave you hairless with baby smooth skin for a few weeks. But the pain you have to go through can make you cry (some already have). This is not a device for the faint-hearted. The results are very much worth it but heed the warnings. Also, this is incredibly expensive compared to regular electric razors.
- wet and dry epilator
- 7 extra accessories
- Gets the job done well
- Very painful
- Very expensive
7. Panasonic ES-ED50-N Multi-Functional Wet/Dry Shaver and Epilator
If a razor + trimmer isn’t enough for you, then maybe the Panasonic ES-ED50-N Multi-Functional Wet/Dry Shaver and Epilator have that extra that will satisfy you. Not only is this an electric razor and an epilator for wet and dry situations. This device can also be turned into a bikini trimmer.
What this means is that you get three different razors at a reasonable price. And you get to save precious real estate on your counter. So, this multifunctional razor actually comes with four snap-on heads/attachments and features a high-performance dual-speed motor for efficient hair removal in whichever way you choose.
The four attachments are the shaver head with a pop-up trimmer, the contoured bikini comb, a dual-disc epilation head with 48 rotating tweezers, and a gentle epilator cap. The epilation head, by the way, pivots 30 degrees forward and 30 degrees backward which enables it to easily adjust to your body’s contour as you slide it over your skin. All 4 attachments are 100% washable.
And there’s even a built-in LED light to let you see how much hair you’re missing. The charge time is 1 hour which allows you to operate the device for a full 30 minutes. Now, the flaws. The epilator is effective as long as you don’t use it in tricky spots. It’s not as painful as the really expensive epilators but it can be quite uncomfortable, particularly if you aren’t used to it. Also, the built-in light gets hot fast.
- 3-in-1 electric razor
- 100% washable
- Built-in LED light
- Epilator isn’t as effective in awkward angles
- Can be painful for some
- LED light gets hot fast
8. Remington Smooth & Silky Smooth Glide Rechargeable Shaver
This electric foil shaver features something that we don’t see every day – a unique open blade system. It has a flex dual-sided trimmer which guides the hair to ensure that it reaches the Lift Logic Foils which, in turn, makes sure that all hair that passes through will get cut. But that’s not all that’s unique.
This razor comes with an almond oil strip that moisturizes your skin, keeping it soft after shaving. It also has an anti-microbial finish to prevent irritation and infection. The device is 100% waterproof. It also features a soft-touch grip as well as an angled head to ensure that it remains in a comfortable grip as you glide it over the natural contours of your body so that all you get is a close, comfortable shave.
Along with the razor, you get a charging stand, a bikini comb, and a storage bag. Anyone who wants a quick shave that leaves your skin really smooth should definitely opt for this razor. However, the replacement blades are almost as expensive as the razor itself. And charging it takes a long, long time. Not to mention, taking it in and out of the charger is slightly difficult.
- 100% waterproof
- Anti-microbial finish
- Almond oil strip
- Expensive replacement blades
- Taking it in and out of the charger is hard
- Charging takes a long time
9. Remington WSF4810 Women’s Travel Foil Shaver
If you want something small and portable for emergency shaves, then you should definitely check out the Remington WSF4810. Though small, this is a full-size foil shaver with dual trimmers, an angled head, and hypoallergenic foils. It can be used in wet and dry environments, is completely waterproof, and runs on 2 AA batteries (sold separately). The ergonomic design ensures it feels comfortable in your hand while the hanging loop allows you to store it nearby within easy reach.
This little razor can easily be thrown into a suitcase for trips out of town. It doesn’t provide a close enough shave for your legs but it works beautifully on your underarms. This model is also great for daughters who are just starting to learn the art of shaving. However, it isn’t ideal for people with coarse hair or for trimming your bush down under.
- Very affordable
- Good training razor for girls
- Not a close shave
- Not for coarse hair
- Not for shaving the bikini area
10. Butterfly Pro 5hBest Women’s Electric Razor for Sensitive Skin
This uniquely shaped electric razor looks more like a toy for some adult fun than it does for shaving. But don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it. This electric shaver’s design was specifically made to ensure a comfortable grip while enabling you to reach all areas of your body. There’s a large shaver head that has 5 rotary cutters that you can glide forward and backward to get that close shave.
These shaver heads flex individually so that it automatically glides smoothly over the curves of your body. By using a circular motion, you’re able to achieve that close shave much faster. What’s another great thing about this razor is that it doesn’t irritate extremely sensitive skin. It doesn’t produce scrapes or razor burns. However, you may miss a hair or two from time to time which means you’ll need to pass through an area more than once. Also, for little hands, the handle may be too much to, er, handle. What we mean is, it can be awkward to hold in a little hand.
- Unique design
- Easy to use on tricky areas
- Does not irritate sensitive skin
- Not for little hands
- You’ll need to do more than one pass
How to Buy an Electric Razor for Women
Feeling a bit fuzzy in places? Then you may be in need of a shave. Now, some of us have been using disposable or reusable razors and that’s not a bad thing. But while those give you a close shave, they are wasteful in the long run and have a higher risk of giving you nicks, cuts, and razor burns. Manual razors also require you to lubricate your skin beforehand.
If you want silky smooth skin with none of the cuts and long-term savings, then electric razors are for you. As an added bonus, sensitive areas fair better with electric razors specifically designed for these areas. But of course, not all of them are great. You can’t just pluck one off the shelf and hope for the best. To make sure your hair and skin are in good hands, we’ve created a guide to help you out
Types of electric razors
Electric razors, both for men and women, can be categorized into two main types: foil and rotary.
Foil razors: this features a thin, metal foil or mesh that covers the blades. As you glide the razor over your skin, the hair will poke through the perforated screen and get cut by the blade. These razors provide a reasonably close shave and require you to make long and straight movements. Most electric razors for women belong in this category. One good example of a women’s razor that fits this category is the Remington Smooth & Silky Smooth Glide Rechargeable Shaver.
Rotary blade shavers: as the name already suggests, these are made up of three or four round, spinning heads with a rotating blade beneath a fine grid. These are specifically designed to glide over the contours of the body. Compared to foil shavers, these do not provide a close enough shave. But they are easier to clean and much quieter to operate. They require you to use a circular motion.
Women, however, have two specially designated razors. One is the bikini shaver which is designed to shave hair found in tricky angles. These are generally smaller than your regular kind and feature angled heads to enable you to work around the confined space.
Epilators, on the other hand, are a different kind of razor altogether. While it does have a motor, it doesn’t use a blade to cut the hair. Instead, it features tiny tweezers that will pluck the hair out at its roots. This is typically used for taking out hair in small areas such as your underarm and bikini line.
Keep in mind that this operates slower than a shaver and can be painful so it’s not ideal for everyone. However, it does require you to do it less frequently, around once every two or three weeks. Epilators tend to be more expensive though you can still get a quality one for less than $50 such as the Philips Satinelle Essential HP6401.
Are you going cordless or staying plugged in?
With a cord, you never have to worry about running out of power while you’re shaving (unless there’s a blackout). But it does tether you to only one spot and may limit your movement, depending on the length of the cord.
Cordless shavers are convenient because it gives you the flexibility of movement. And these are ideal if there are blackouts in your area. However, you will need to ensure that you don’t neglect to recharge the battery.
What’s a wet/dry combination razor?
This type of razor allows you to shave while in the bath or the shower. For a lot of women, it feels more comfortable to shave wet skin. However, not all wet/dry combination razors can be fully immersed in water. Some razors like the Panasonic ES246AC Bikini Shaper & Trimmer for Women are only water-resistant so make sure you choose a waterproof one if you’re planning on using it while taking a bath.
Do you plan on using it for multiple areas of your body?
Plenty of electric razors for women are multipurpose – you can use them to shave various areas of the body such as underarms, legs, and the bikini line. Most of these feature a small blade that pops up for shaving delicate areas. Some shavers such as the Panasonic ES2113PC Facial Hair Trimmer are specifically designed to be used on one area of the body such as the face or the bikini line.
What features should you consider?
- Battery life: a full battery charge may range from 1 hour to 12 hours, depending on the model. You’ll want to ensure that you should at least get several shaves before you need to recharge. There are some models that will allow you to do a quick five-minute charge so that you can get one shave in.
- Low battery indicator: this will remind you when it’s time to plug in your razor and recharge.
- Automatic shutoff: this feature enables the razor to stop charging once the battery is at 100%. Some models will require you to pull the plug immediately once it’s at full charge to ensure you don’t damage the battery and reduce battery life.
- Easy cleaning: Most razors will come with a cleaning brush to make cleaning it a breeze. Others can easily be rinsed while a few feature a self-cleaning system.
- Pop-up trimmer: this is an attachment found in multipurpose razors that features a small pop-up blade for trimming/shaving certain delicate or curved areas such as your underarms and bikini line.
- Ergonomic design: you’ll want something that’s easy to hold and feels comfortable in your hand, even when it’s wet. It should also enable you to easily shave parts of your body without making your hand or wrist tired.
- Case: if you’re a person who travels frequently, you’ll want to take your razor with you. A case will ensure that you can take your razor with you without damaging it or anything else inside your luggage.
While not all electric razors for women are made equal, plenty of them is of good quality. And while there are plenty of opinions from women around the world on which electric razor is the best, it’s really all about personal preference. Only you will be able to determine which razor works best with your skin that is convenient for you to use and still falls within your budget.