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An electric shaver can save a huge amount of time and hassle, but only if you buy one that has the features you need and that can be relied on. We have put together an article about the best electric shaver for women. There are lots of electric shavers on the market so it can be hard to make a choice. It pays to do your research.
We’ve reviewed 10 of the very best products on the market in this field, and we’ve provided reviews of these to help you to choose. Our editor’s choice is the Remington WDF5030ACDN, it’s super smooth, relatively affordable and the blades are designed to be used with gel. They can slip past the gel easily. The blades also adjust in angle to stay flush to the skin, this means they provide a closer and more comfortable shave. If this doesn’t work best for you, there are 9 other options included on our list for you to check out and make the final choice for you.
Features we’ve looked at and considered for our review include the type of shaver on offer, whether it is waterproof or not, and the power source. Can it be used wirelessly and can it be used in the shower? We’ve also looked into the runtime and charge time of the batteries, the dimensions and storage of the shaver and even the warranty. Is your purchase protected? The 10 options we’ve researched provide a variety of different features together with in-depth reviews of each product and complete buying guide.
"This model is one of the few electric shavers to come with an attachment for exfoliation, this can be used after the shaving to leave your skin in better condition and reduce the chances of ingrown hairs at a later date."
This shaver has been named the best electric shaver for women on our list. It is the editor’s choice as it balances relatively low cost with plenty of features, and is made by Remington, a reliable brand with a fairly big range.
This can be used wet or dry, meaning you can use it in the shower if you wish. It has a rechargeable battery, and works by sitting in a cradle charging and then when it is time to remove you can take it out and get up to 30 minutes use.
You can use this in both shave and trim mode, so you can shorten hair or remove it completely. There are plenty of features included and added extras in the box including a bikini comb, head guard and a storage bag to use this on your travels.
The shaving blades sit on a head designed to flex to the contours of your body. This means a closer shave and also means more comfort while you are using. It has a 4 Blade Shaver with a shortening blade that allows the smaller foils to be more effective and give you a closer, more thorough shave.
The design is antimicrobial to avoid spot breakouts on your skin. It also has an almond oil strip for improving the moisture and condition of the skin it has shaved.
What are our favorite features?
Flexible and moves to the contours of your skin
Can be used wet or dry
What could be better?
No option to buy replacement foils when the time comes
This is an even more affordable electric shaver for women, and still does a decent job. It can be a great option as a travel shaver or can be used at home.
The shaver is nice and sharp with some thin foil to allow for a close shave. There are flexible heads that pivot through use. They float and trace the contours of your body to allow you to shave comfortably. The blades can make sure each inch is dealt with.
There’s a pop up trimmer attachment. This means that you don’t have to shave completely, you can choose to trim instead.
Like many of the options on this list, the Panasonic offers wet and dry capabilities. Shave in the shower, or even just use water to rinse it off. You can clean it in just a few seconds and not have to worry about it being exposed to water.
This is a small shaver, the battery life lasts about 20 minutes. This is fine for a few uses, but isn’t the longest battery life out of all the shavers on this list.
The blades are hypoallergenic and should help you to avoid breakouts. The small design makes this popular for travel.
What makes it stand out?
Small and easy to transport
High quality blades
Suitable for wet and dry use
Very small charger allows you to charge with less counter space used
Whereas the Panasonic ES2207P offers good value for money, it’s still not as cheap as this model. The Conair Satiny Smooth is a small, and very affordable trimmer, but still has some decent features and means that if you are on a budget, you can find this to be a good solution which definitely doesn’t break the bank. Obviously, it doesn’t compete with the very best electric shavers for women but it does a job above and beyond what you would expect for such an affordable price.
The shaver has a pop up trimmer attachment that lets you trim to a shorter length instead of shave completely if you wish. The shave is pretty good, and the blades do pivot and manage to shave pretty closely considering the price. It doesn’t compete with elite models.
It only has two blades, but they do manage a comfy shave and don’t leave you still struggling with hair. The nick-free design should avoid any annoying cuts or pain.
Unusually for the price tag this can also be used with water, so you can use it in the shower or you can rinse it off after use. This is surprising for the cost.
This is useable with 2 AAA batteries, and these don’t come included. Batteries aren’t the best for the environment and you can go through them quickly using this.
The Sminiker Professional Version Electric Razor 4 in 1 has a multifunctional design that allows you to do a lot more than just shaving. It’s a bit bigger than some of the other options, but this also means it has a much better runtime and battery life. A 70 minute runtime allows you to use this lots of times before you have to worry about recharging.
Multiple heads mean multiple functions. There’s the standard shaver head, a precise shaver head for shaping and more specific areas that need to be totally shaved. There’s also a facial cleansing brush and a trimming head, so you don’t have to shave the hair off completely.
This is waterproof, which means it can be used in the shower or cleaned after use with ease.
To make this even more of an attractive offering, it comes with a manicure set that is designed to make the process easier, you can trim more easily before the shaver is used to make the job a bit easier. It also means you can focus on more detail and you can tweeze out any ingrown hairs or other issues.
Some of the attachments may not be suitable for you, but it is nice to have the extra options. This is a reliable shaver.
What are our favorite features?
Lots of different heads to allow you to change for different functions
Comes with a manicure kit
Wet and dry functions
What could be better?
Some of the heads might not be suitable for you
Could do with a bag or carry case to keep everything together
Just a quick look at this razor, you will see that it is a different design to most of the other options on the list. For some people, this is absolutely perfect. It sits comfortably in the hand and the blades can flex around the shape of your skin in order to give a close shave and cover a bigger area in one go.
This is a new version for 2020 and the 5 head design is very interesting and different to many of the shavers. The controls are really simple and the design is ergonomic and simple.
The blades are designed to be painless, with a close shave but also a clever flexibility that prevents pulling. This has been described as pain free by lots of users.
Lithium Ion batteries are used to create a 45 minute runtime, this is very good for one of these shavers and means you can use it multiple times before you have to worry about recharging. It can recharge via USB, which you can either do from a computer or you can use a mains adapter.
Wet and dry capabilities mean that you can use it in the shower if you wish. It’s small and compact enough to travel with, and you don’t need to bring a whole charger as it can be used USB.
What are our favorite features?
Clever design makes it virtually pain-free to use
USB charging option
Clever 5-head design
What could be better?
Gaps between the heads means you may have to do multiple passes to thoroughly shave an area
This shaver is a good all-rounder, with some decent features for just about anyone. It has a cool and quirky design but it is not just about looks, and the features make it one of the best shavers for women. Brori Electric Razor for Women has some features that the other options on this list haven’t included.
One of these features is the very clever LED light which is designed to make it easy to see blind spots and light up the area you need to shave.
Like a lot of the products on the list, it is able to work in both wet and dry environments. You can use it in the shower. It also has a runtime of 40 minutes which is pretty generous.
As well as using the charging dock that also works as a convenient stand, you can charge via USB, this is a good option if you are on your travels.
Hypoallergenic blades protect your skin, there’s no need to worry about infection or breakouts on your skin in the area.
The head is not as flexible as some of the other shavers, so it isn’t quite as comfortable as some of the others, though it is very effective with sharp blades.
Why is it special?
Long battery life
LED light to show the areas you need to shave
USB charging option
Wet and dry options
What are the flaws?
Head could do with being more flexible for the contours of the body
Braun are extremely popular for their products in the hair removal market. They aren’t always shavers, this product is both an epilator and a shaver and has lots of other head attachments to allow for more functionality.
It’s a waterproof option so can be used wet and dry in all of its different modes. It works with AA batteries, which may not be ideal. A rechargeable option might be better.
That said, the attachments and functionality of this shaver are brilliant. The rounded ends mean that you can shave difficult areas such as the underarm with ease. No need to worry about missing areas.
This is one of the few electric shavers to come with an attachment for exfoliation, this can be used after the shaving so that you can leave your skin in better condition, it also reduces the chances of ingrown hairs at a later date.
It comes with a one year warranty, and it is also waterproof so you can rinse it off after use. Other attachments include a bikini trimmer and optishave for specific areas and getting a very close shave. This is nearly as reliable as using a blade or getting waxed.
The Silk-Epil range is a big one, there are lots of products in the range and there are plenty to choose from, but this has a great set of options for using other attachments.
What stands out?
Lots of attachments
Wet and dry
Rounded for a comfy shave
What cons did we manage to find?
No option for mains power or charging, uses AA batteries
The ADOKEY Electric Razor for Women is the best option with an LED display. This helps a lot with the management of the power supply. There are five different levels to show how much battery is left and also to show you when the battery is charging.
It is a wet and dry option, with IPX4 waterproof capabilities, so you can use it in the shower, but it isn’t as waterproof as some other options so you might want to be careful when rinsing. You can’t submerge it, for instance.
The blades are designed to be painless with a 3D floating foil, this gives a close shave but also avoids irritation. Your skin won’t be left feeling sore after use.
There are three blades which are high speed, and this allows for quick hair removal in all parts of the body.
This also represents good value for money, especially when you consider the fact it has an LED display.
It charges with a USB cable, but this does not have a wall adapter so you will need to buy one separately, or charge the shaver directly from a USB output.
The brush attachments aren’t high quality, and feel a bit cheap and flimsy, but this doesn’t impact the shaving capacity.
This is a shaver which is very small and compact, perfect for taking out and about on your travels, and great for vacation, but the main thing that sets it apart from the other electric shavers on this list is the warranty. Many of the shavers give a one year warranty, but the IQ Beauty Body Ladies Shaver gives an incredible lifetime warranty, guaranteeing you to be happy with your purchase, and that it won’t break on you.
It does a good job of reaching areas that are tough or hard to get to, as it is very small and compact. It can be good for your bikini line, legs and arms, though it may take a bit longer due to the small size of the head.
The 3-in-1 shaving head gives a thorough shave, and should get most of the hair cut in one pass.
The bikini shaver is good for all areas and doesn’t nick or cause irritation. It has hypoallergenic blades and floating foil. It’s pretty high quality when it comes to the actual blades.
It’s usable wet and dry, so you can do your shaving in the shower and rinse off the shaver after use.
The power source is two AA batteries, good for portability but not ideal for environmental reasons.
What do we love it for?
Lifetime warranty offered to guarantee your purchase
The PRITECH LD-8805 is a great option if you are in the market for a portable shaver. The dimensions are very small, at 5.5 x 4.1 x 1.9 inches it easily fits within a travel bag.
The grips on the side make it easy to use in spite of its small size, you should be able to get a decent grip, and the controls are certainly simple enough to get the hang of.
Like many of the portable options on the list, it is usable with a wet and dry capability and it runs on AA batteries. This means that it is easy to use on the go, but it isn’t the best for the environment. Use rechargeable batteries if you possibly can!
As a wet and dry model, this can be rinsed off after use, it doesn’t clog with hair and can last a fairly long time, though no warranty is specified.
This model also has multiple functions, the shaver works as an epilator, too, pulling the hairs out as it goes. The “Safe and Easy Shaving System” is designed to be best for your skin, and make sure it doesn’t irritate. This may not be used as your main shaver, perhaps it will just go in your travel bag, but for the price and size it packs in enough features to be very useful.
What are its best features?
Small and portable
Easy shaving system. Simple to use
Wet and dry capabilities
What could be improved?
Takes AA batteries
Things to Consider
When you’re working out what is the best electric shaver for women, you’ll realize there isn’t just one simple answer. Instead, you need to work out exactly what is best for you, rather than just picking the best seller. They have different features, and some will be perfect for you, but others may not. Our buying guide is designed to help you to make that decision. In this section, we’ll talk you through the features and what they mean, so you can establish which are most important to your specific needs.
Why use electric shaver and its benefits
An electric shaver is certainly not your only option when it comes to hair removal. Why should you use an electric shaver instead of other types of hair removal device? What are the benefits, and is it even a better choice than other options such as epilators or waxing?
This is a matter of personal preference. Whether you use an electric shaver or another way to get rid of your hair depends on things like your tolerance to pain, what is most convenient, and how deeply you want to remove hairs.
An electric shaver has both positives and negatives, but the positives do outweigh the negatives. The biggest downside is perhaps the fact that it doesn’t remove hair right from the root, so you might find that you need to shave more frequently. For instance, waxing might last longer.
It’s pretty much universally agreed that electric shavers are the best options for a variety of reasons including the convenience factor. You can shave multiple parts of your body all from the comfort of your own home. No need to go to any salon, which can be pricey but also time consuming. Another big benefit is the fact that a good electric shaver will usually be pain-free. This makes it a more desirable process to put yourself through than epilating or waxing.
Electric shavers have got better and better in recent years and most are very thorough, providing a close shave even though they may not cover quite as much as a full wax. They are affordable, and provide a convenient option. Most are now wet and dry compatible so you can even use them in the shower with no issues at all.
Features to consider while buying the best electric shaver for women
What are the features you should think about when you are buying yourself an electric shaver? What have we based our reviews on? In this part of the article, we discuss the most important features, why we have picked them out and what we mean. Sometimes you need to read through a buying guide like this to be able to make a fair and accurate comparison. Otherwise, your purchase will just be a stab in the dark.
When we talk about what “type” of electric shaver it is, we mean what does it do? Is it just a shaver on its own or is it a trimmer? Some even have epilator functions built in or offer razor heads, as it is by SaikerMan Cordless Electric Razor. The type will help you make a choice based on what sort of trimmer you want, and you can categorize based on whether it trims or has other capabilities besides just shaving.
Within the “type” section you will also find the information on whether each model is a wet and dry version. This means they can be used in or out of the shower. A wet and dry option can also allow you to rinse it off under the faucet after use, which can make cleaning a lot easier. Many people prefer to use a wet and dry option because of the fact it is easier. If you use it in the shower, the water can wash away stray hairs and mean far less cleaning up after use. If you use it anywhere else, you can be left with a boring clean-up operation afterwards.
Power source and runtime
You might think there won’t be much variation in terms of power source and runtime, but they can actually be significantly different depending on the model you buy. Some run from batteries, either AA or AAA. Others have a battery inbuilt and can be recharged like a smartphone, for instance.
Some of the electric shavers on the list can even charge via USB, so you can use a wall adapter or plug into a direct USB output. The USB cable can often be plugged directly into the wall adapter you have used for phones or other devices to charge.
The longest runtime on the list belongs to the Sminiker Professional Version Electric Razor which has a 70 minute runtime. This doesn’t sound huge, but you can shave an area in a few minutes, so this should allow for multiple shaves.
The runtime on battery powered models can vary depending on what batteries you are using, and their quality. Disposable batteries have their pros and cons. If you are going somewhere remote, at least you won’t have to worry about a power supply, but the environmental impacts of these batteries tends to cause issues.
Similar to the wet and dry capabilities are the waterproof capabilities. They’re not exactly the same.
There are IPX ratings for waterproof functionality, the higher the IPX, the better it is at dealing with water. Some wet and dry models are around IPX4, so you probably don’t want to rinse them, and definitely not submerge them, even if they can handle a light shower.
Waterproof capabilities mean that the electronics shouldn’t get damaged when you use in a wet environment.
Attachments and extras
Electric shavers aren’t just sold as standalone items, they can have attachments, such as those for specific areas, smaller parts of the body or for epilating or trimming rather than fully shaving.
The Braun Silk-épil LS5160WD has a lot of great added extra attachments that come with the shaver, meaning more options. It even has an exfoliator for use after the shave to keep your skin in better condition.
Other shavers come with things like manicure kits to allow you to do other grooming at the same time, and make for a more effective trim. Added extras can mean good value for money, and naturally you are getting more in the box.
Something a lot of electric shavers struggle to offer is good grip. There is no use having a good shaver with good blades if you can’t hold it properly in order to get a thorough and close shave. Many come with rubberized handles on the sides which allow you to grip during use. This means that you can keep a hold on the item, even if it is getting slippery during wet usage in the shower.
You don’t want an electric shaver that sounds like a train going past, or one that sounds like an industrial drill! There’s no need for the shavers to be overly noisy, and modern technology is making them quieter in general. Not many of the options on our list will cause even a second thought in terms of noise, and they are at a similar level to electric toothbrushes, maybe a little louder in some cases.
We’ve listed the dimensions on all of the products we reviewed. This is a self-explanatory feature! You might pay extra attention if you are worried about how much space the electric shaver is going to take up in your bathroom, especially if it has a stand or a charging dock.
If you want a portable model, smaller is usually better! IQ Beauty Body Ladies Shaver is one of the smallest options for this, and gives a great portable shaver that you can put in a bag ready for use on your travels.
With any electronic item, it is good to have a warranty, this means if anything goes wrong you can make a claim and get the item repaired or replaced. Some of the electric shavers on the market don’t specify a warranty. This isn’t ideal, but you might not mind, especially if the investment you made wasn’t too huge in the first place.
A long warranty is always welcome, and gives a nice level of protection for your buy. The
IQ Beauty Body Ladies Shaver even has a lifetime warranty, giving a lot of protection and showing what faith the manufacturers have in their product. Both of the top two products on our list of best electric shavers have a two-year warranty. This includes the Remington WDF5030ACDN. This is plenty for most of our needs.
Of course, this is a consideration when you buy pretty much anything! You don’t want to spend more than you need to, and you will need to know roughly how much it is going to cost before making the purchase. We’ve constructed our list in a way that talks you through value for money, and cheap options, so if you are on a budget you can see what options are out there for you.
There aren’t too many extra features on offer when buying electric shavers, there isn’t a lot of variety in what the products do other than the extra heads and adjustability. However, some options have added extras such as LED screens for visibility of the battery, this can be found in the ADOKEY Electric Razor for Women. Others have special exfoliation kits or extras to treat or balm the skin after use. These can be helpful but they aren’t necessary for everyone.
How to maintain electric shaver for women
Naturally, there’s a little bit of maintenance involved in a product that is designed to cut so much hair. You will get hair in the blades, and if the product has removable heads you may need to clean more than one. The best thing to do is to keep the head clean by rinsing it out. Hopefully, it is a wet and dry model, or the heads are removable and can be washed.
Some people choose to use an alcohol solution to try and sterilize the shaver. This adds a bit more to the process but can allow you to rest assured that you are treating your skin well and only using clean products on it. This can help to avoid breakouts of spots or infections on the skin.
If you can, use a cap on top of the head as this will stop any foreign bodies from getting into the shaver. This can cause more issues in the long run. Also, you can use a brush to get inside the mechanism and pull out any hairs that are left as strays.
Though you want to give your skin a bit of time to recover and avoid irritation, you can use it as often as needed. Hair won’t grow back to a noticeable level in the space of a few days, so it is likely that you will need to use your shaver weekly or less frequently, it depends how close a shave you need.
No shaving cream is needed when using an electric shaver. If you have a wet and dry model, you can choose to use shaving cream if you wish. Some people say it gives them smoother results. Often, the key is using moisturizing products after the shave, this can provide a far better look and feel to your skin
You may have heard that the skin takes a little bit of time to adjust. Electric shaver blades are abrasive and give a little bit more of a tough time to your skin initially. In the first month of use you may get a bit more irritation, especially in tender areas. This is normal. When your body adjusts, the results tend to be far better than some other methods of hair removal. Don’t worry if your skin is a little red or bumpy after use. Keep the rest of your skincare routine in tact and look after the skin before and after shaving.
The editor’s choice on our list is the Remington WDF5030ACDN. It’s produced by a trusted brand in the world of haircare, Remington, and has a clever swiveling system for its four blades to allow a close but comfortable shave. It also applies gels to the skin in order to leave it smooth and avoid irritation. We’ve given it a 9.9/10.
Next on the list is the Panasonic ES2207P. It has a small and compact design and even the charging port takes up very little space. It represents good value for money and has brilliant blades for a close shave. We’ve rated this 9.8/10 on our list of the best electric shaver for women.
Finally, the value pick, we’ve rated 9.8/10 as it outperforms its small price tag.