9 Best Sensitive Skin Electric Shavers: 2018 Reviews & Guide

Updated 6 years ago

How can you choose the best electric shaver to protect your sensitive skin? I’ll give you a hint: foil shavers are gentler to the skin than rotary head razors. They lift hairs for cutting instead of twisting them. Although rotary shavers are useful for removing a longer beard when you shave infrequently, foil shavers are perfect for everyday use.

To help you find the perfect tool for hair removal, we selected and reviewed the nine top electric shavers for sensitive skin. Most of them work for both wet and dry shaving. While dry shaving may seem faster, wet shaving is gentler to the skin. And it means you can combine hair removal with your shower or bath, saving time and minimizing cleanup.

Top Electric Shavers for Men & Women With Sensitive Skin

Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 Men's Electric Razor, 4-Blade Cordless with Wet/Dry Shaver Convenience

Panasonic’s Arc4 is one of the most popular electric razors of all time. There are many reasons for that status, beginning with its four nano-blade cutting system. Each hypo-allergenic stainless steel blade is precisely angled to 30 degrees and mounted on a flexible head. This flexible head helps the blades glide over contours like your chin and jawline.

Then, the linear drive motor moves the blades together to perform 56,000 cuts each minute while a second motor lifts and holds individual hairs for cutting. So if you want a precise, smooth shave, the Panasonic ARC4 is truly one of the best products available.

Finally, the Arc4 allows you to shave wet or dry. Either way, once you’re done, you can rinse the razor under running water to clean it. If you would like an option for sonic cleansing, check out the package with the Arc4 and base station below.

Panasonic ES-LA93-K, Arc4 Electric Razor, Men’s 4-Blade with Multi-Flex Pivoting Head and Dual Motor

The Panasonic Arc4 also comes in a complete package with an automatic cleaning and charging station. The station recharges the razor’s battery in only an hour. And it has a sonic vibration cleansing mode that prepares the shaver for its next use so you don’t have to clean it yourself.

Panasonic Arc5 Electric Razor, Men's 5-Blade Cordless with Shave Sensor Technology and Wet/Dry Convenience, ES-LV65-S

As any experienced shaver knows, if you have more blades, you can get a closer shave without having to go over difficult spots more than once or twice. And the fewer strokes you use, the lower risk of razor burn and irritation. That’s why the Panasonic Arc5 has an advantage over the earlier model, the Arc4.

The Arc5 has a five-blade shaving system that performs 70,000 crosscuts per minute. It even has a sensor that measures the density of your beard and adjusts the motor’s power for best results.

Of course, you can shave wet or dry with the Arc5. And it comes with a pop-up trimmer for detailing mustaches and sideburns.

Braun Series 7790cc Men's Electric Foil Shaver Electric Razor, with Clean & Charge Station, Cordless

Braun’s Series 7 Electric Razor is waterproof in up to 15 feet of water, so technically, you could shave in the pool with it. Its flexible foil head uses micro-vibrations to lift up whiskers for a close shave. And its sensor increases power when you hit a dense patch of hair. You can also switch between five different Sensitive or Turbo modes yourself.

Once you finish shaving, place the razor in the accompanying cleaning and charging station. The station will disinfect and lubricate your shaver for the next use. The lithium-ion battery lasts for up to 50 minutes of shaving and recharges within an hour.

Panasonic ES-LT41-K Arc3 Wet Dry Electric Razor

Let’s imagine that you would like to spend less on an electric razor, but still buy a quality product. In that case, take a look at Panasonic’s Arc3. It has a 3-blade head that provides up to 13,000 cuts per minute and a pop-up trimmer for sideburns and mustaches. The only downside is that you may have to make more than one pass to get a close shave.

With the Arc3, you can shave wet or dry, then clean the razor in water. It has a sonic vibration mode to release debris between the blades.

Philips Norelco Shaver 7300 for Sensitive Skin, S7370/84

The cordless Norelco Shaver 7300 is specially made to wet and dry shave sensitive skin without causing razor burn. It comes with a microbead coating that reduces friction on your skin. And its flexible head tilts in five directions to help you follow curves without lifting the razor.

There are three other highlights to this shaver. The first is that it comes with precision trimmer for sideburns and mustaches. The second is Norelco’s SmartClean system that cleanses and lubricates the razor when you’re done. And the third is the fact that you shouldn’t need to replace the blades for at least a year.

Philips Norelco 1250X/40 SensoTouch 3D Electric Razor, Series 8000

Norelco’s Series 8000 SensoTouch is a rotary head shaver that pivots to follow the contours of your jawline and neck. Each one of its UltraTrack heads has three tracks with lifting action to cut every hair with a minimum of strokes. If you prefer to let your beard grow longer before you trim it, this type of razor may be easier for you to use.

The shaver is sealed to be waterproof so that you can shave wet or dry, with gel or cream. And it comes with a pop-up trimmer to sculpt mustaches and sideburns.

Panasonic ES2207P Ladies Electric Shaver, 3-Blade Cordless Women’s Electric Razor with Pop-Up Trimmer

Ladies, this may be the electric shaver you’ve been wanting to try. The Panasonic ES2207P is perfect for hair removal under your arms, on your legs, and even in the bikini area. It even comes with a pop-up trimmer for trimming longer hairs.

The three-blade system allows you to shave dry or wet, even fully immersed in the tub. Meanwhile, the hypoallergenic blades protect sensitive areas from infection and irritation.

Instead of packing disposable razors, stay silky smooth with the Panasonic ES2207P on your next trip. It comes with a cleaning brush, AC charger, and travel pouch. The only downside is that the battery is not replaceable.

Remington Smooth & Silky Smooth Glide Rechargeable Shaver, White, WDF5030A

Our final selection is the Remington Smooth and Silky Glide Shaver. It’s also designed for women. It has a four-blade system that’s designed to reduce the number of passes you’ll need to make for a close shave.

The system includes a precisely-angled shaver head, hypoallergenic foils, and a dual-sided trimmer. All of this together means that it works well with shaving gel to lift hairs for quick and easy cutting. And the almond oil strip moisturizes skin with each pass.


While an electric razor may seem like a sizable investment in the beginning, over time, it can save you money. The best electric shavers for sensitive skin have blades last much longer than disposable razors. They can be used for dry or wet shaving. And they can provide you with a smooth shave and reduced risk of cuts and rash.