If you find yourself bandaging nicks up and down your legs, you might be in need of a new razor. Instead of opting for a cheap and disposable replacement that will dull quickly, browse through some of our favorite razors. This includes everything from fancy electric razors to more affordable, disposable options. Taking all factors into consideration, from the quality of the blade to the razor’s grip, here’s how to find the best razor for women, with something for every budget.
If you’re perfectly happy with inexpensive and disposable but don’t want to end up with a rusty blade or irritation after a single use, check out Gillette’s Venus Sensitive 6-pack. A US Consumer study in 2018 found that the affordable razor resulted in no irritation and a smooth shave. This is thanks to its SkinElixir lubrastrip and three curved blades.
The product has even been dermatologist-tested for sensitive skin. Pair this item with Satin Care sensitive skin shave gel with aloe vera, specifically designed to keep skin soft and smooth. This product is also great for travel because it’s not a big deal if you leave it behind in the hotel room.
For Dry Skin
If your skin dries out easily or you don’t like having to lather up first with soap or shave gel, opt for a razor equipped with a moisturizing strip, such as Schick Intuition Revitalizing Moisture Razor. This one comes with two razor blade refills. The wide handle of the Intuition razor fits perfectly in your hand for an easy grip. Even when shaving hard-to-reach areas.
Shop the best-value razors and razors for dry skin:
For Bikini Area
If you shudder at the thought of bikini waxing, you’ll be happy to know there are razors specifically designed for your sensitive bikini area. While you can certainly find some disposable options, like these highly rated bikini razors from Noxzema, you might want to spend a little extra for an electric solution, such as the Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer. Compact, with adjustable trim settings, this electric razor trims and maintains sensitive bikini areas with a hypoallergenic stainless steel blade designed for use on sensitive skin. Its five-position shaver trim head is angled and waterproof. Making it easy to trim as close to the skin as possible while avoiding irritation and razor bumps.
And when new hair starts to sprout? Touch up easily with this multipurpose exfoliating dermaplaning tool from Schick, which can also be used to shape eyebrows, remove fine hairs, and even soften skin by gently exfoliating.
Why shave when you can epilate? This waterproof painless hair remover is an epilator, which uses five floating and interchangeable 18K gold-plated heads to cut hairs from the root quickly without contact with the skin. Portable and convenient, the electric shaver folds up easily for travel and can be used with no water or soap anywhere at any time.
Shop razors for the bikini area, the best epilator, and the best splurge razor:
- For the bikini area: Noxzema, Panasonic Bikini Shaper and Trimmer, Schick multipurpose exfoliating dermaplaning tool
- Epilator: Waterproof painless hair remover
- Splurge: Waterproof electric shaver kit
If you like the idea of using an electric razor, say goodbye to disposable blades completely. Treat your whole body to the kind of quality blade only an electric razor could provide. If epilating is not for you, go for this waterproof electric shaver kit with six interchangeable heads, including a facial cleansing brush, so you can stay well-groomed from your face to your legs and everywhere in between.
Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
Erica Garza is an author and essayist from Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in TIME, Health, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, and VICE.