While quarantine may have led you to give up on shaving altogether, the arrival of summer often ushers in a desire to start fresh. Thankfully, the best razors for women are designed both to provide a perfectly smooth shave, and to enliven your shower space (an increasingly important area for meditation when we’re spending more time in our homes). Over the past few years, a set of startup beauty brands have redefined the meaning of the best razors for women, upgrading the mainstay product to be longer lasting and easier to use. Whether you’re looking to shave your legs, bikini line, underarms, or face, these are the tools to shop now.
Best Women’s Razors for Sensitive Skin
For those with sensitive skin, using the wrong razor or shaving creams can lead to itchiness and bumps. Thanks to Oui the People’s Rose Gold razor, those issues can be avoided. The singular blade creates a close shave and naturally applies the perfect amount of pressure so that you don’t have to overcompensate while shaving and risk causing razor burn from pressing down too hard. Athena Club’s razor bends to the curves of the body easily and is infused with a water-activated serum, making for a silky shave that helps prevent razor burn.
Best Electric Shaver for Women
The Phillips electric shaver is perfect for getting a close shave. It’s equipped with a hypoallergenic foil which helps protect the skin from irritants, and works for a dry shave, or with shaving cream.
Best Face Razor for Women
Equipped with five sharp blades, the Billie razor makes for a close and precise shave. A pillowy soft coat of charcoal soap cleans and protects while hair gets removed, making it perfect for sensitive areas, like the upper lip, that require more attention to detail—though it’s great on legs and underarms too. (Plus it comes in appealing colors, from coral to “cool blue.”)
Best Razor for Bikini Area
Made from quality Swedish steel, Flamingo’s razor has a flexible blade and handle that makes tackling hard to reach areas, such as the bikini line, a more accessible experience.
Best Travel Razor
Alleyoop’s razor includes two razor blades, a mini spray bottle, and a shea butter-infused moisturizing bar—hence the name, “all-in-one”—which makes for the perfect all-over shave that protects the skin while delivering results.