Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed (that’s four-to-five-star reviews and lots of ’em) products and single out the most convincing ones. While we’ve written about the best shaving creams, tweezers, and bikini trimmers before, here we’re breaking down the most reliable razors (in disposable and electric form) for women that you can buy on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Best single-use disposable razor
“Totally impressed. I shave nearly every day and one of these razors lasted for months before finally having to be replaced, offsetting the cost. The five-blade technology leaves me smooth and clean with no razor burn and little chance of nicks or cuts. It’s lightweight and easy to manage. The grip is great and doesn’t slip in the shower. This is now my new razor and I don’t see myself changing soon.”
Best razor for sensitive skin
“These are my fave razors ever and I have sensitive skin. Usually a razor for sensitive skin sacrifices the closeness of a shave but rather than adding a skin bumper and/or extra lube strip that impedes a super close shave, this razor creates a super close shave with five awesome blades. By needing less strokes from the numerous blades, you can achieve a reliably close shave without the irritation of having to go back over the same spot.”
Best travel razor
“I love mini things and that’s what initially attracted me to this razor. I figured it would be great for traveling too. It’s adorable but not impractical at all. I use it as my regular shower razor. The short handle is actually more stable for shaving bc you hold it closer to the blades, which makes it easier to control. The wide handle also feels more secure. The blades cut really well, and the blue stuff all around them is great for lubricating the area being shaved. All around perfect little razor!”
Best bikini trimmer
“I’m kicking myself for not getting this years ago. Not to be too graphic, but I was looking for something that works on thick coarse hair, is easier than trimming with scissors, and feels safer. The answer is YES! I’m not worried about cutting myself and I can trim really quickly. What would usually take me 15 minutes took me less than five. I’m not a ‘totally bare’ person, but I do want it neat and short. Even comes with the battery. Highly recommend.”
Best electric razor
“I wasn’t sure I believed the hype about this razor, but I figured it was worth a shot to combat my chronic bikini-area-razor-burn issues. Let me tell you, I will never go back to shaving my bikini area with a razor again. This product is fantastic! The pop-up trimmer handled some of the longer hairs very well, then the foil shaver got a nice, smooth shave. No bumps or nicks like I used to get from shaving with a razor. I also tried it on my legs, and loved it as well. I think this is a must-have product for every woman.”
“After almost a month using this, I am so pleased with the results and thrilled not to have to schedule expensive waxing appointments any longer. I followed the advice of others and used it every few days the first two weeks or so. And now when I feel a bit of stubble, I use it — I’m done in five minutes or less and I’m smooth again. No more waiting for hair to get long enough to wax — which is probably my favorite aspect. It is a time-saver, too: in the amount of time it would have taken to drive to the salon/spa, I am silky-smooth and hairless.”
Best face razor
“I bought these blades to try at-home dermaplaning. I was nervous at first, but it’s almost impossible to cut yourself with these and it took the peach fuzz right off my face. In fact, as I was staring at my face in a magnifying mirror and removing the fuzz, I noticed my nose hair was a little out of control. I even used one of these in my nose (that’s right) and it worked great! I will be keeping a few of these on-hand at all times.”
“Huge fan of these! I love not having to see the peach fuzz above my lip anymore, and my face feels so smooth after I use this! My makeup also goes on more smoothly — it’s easier to blend in my contour shade and get a more flawless finish. In general, I have to use the razor every five days to keep the fuzz away, but it takes less than a minute and works so well. Sometimes the razor gets clogged, but in that case, I use a tissue to wipe off the hairs. I’ve used one razor for two months already and it’s still going strong!”
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