Shaving can be such a chore. And when you've got sensitive skin, it can be even more of an annoyance. You might experience irritation, bumps, dry skin, ingrown hairs, and razor burn.
You probably already know good shaving basics, like making sure to exfoliate, never dry shave, and keeping the area clean. But when you have sensitive skin, you can take all the precautions and follow the guidelines and still face irritations. At that point, it might be time to rethink your razor.
Luckily, there are plenty of sensitive-skin razors out there to make the process a lot easier. We rounded up some of the best ones. Take a look:
1. Billie The Starter Kit
Billie is a relatively new razor brand (it launched in 2017) that's garnering a lot of buzz—and for good reason. Its mission is to put women first by eliminating the pink tax (the extra amount that's added to many women's products, like personal care and clothing). The starter kit comes with a handle, magnetic holder, and two razor cartridges for $9, with refills delivered to you for $9 (with free shipping, too). The razor itself is made with five sharp blades, is encased in charcoal shave soap, and is formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin.
2. Gillette Venus Extra Smooth Sensitive Women's Razor
The five-blade razor is formulated for sensitive skin and has a special moisture strip with aloe for a gentle shave. One Amazon reviewer wrote, "Finally a fabulous razor that delivers! I have such sensitive skin and finding a razor that gives a nice clean smooth shave without skin irritation has been wonderful."
3. Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Skin Razor for Women
This sensitive skin razor has over 1000 ratings and 4.5 stars on Amazon. Like most of the razors on this list, it has five blades for a close shave and has a hypo-allergenic moisturizing serum with shea butter to hydrate your skin during and after use. One review reads, "This is literally the best razor I've ever had. It's super moisturizing and hypoallergenic so it's really good for my dry and sensitive skin just like it says. My favorite thing about this razor is that I get extremely little to no razor bumps from it. i could literally shave with it every single day."
4. Solimo 5-Blade Razor for Women
Amazon's Solimo brand also has a razor that's suitable for sensitive skin. It has a lubricating strip with a sensitive skin formula featuring botanical oils for extra moisturizing. One reviewer wrote, "I was super hesitant on this purchase but went through with it anyway and I'm glad I did. I have sensitive skin and everything seems to irritate me somehow. This product did not. It's very moisturizing, easy to use, and was well put-together. It did exactly what I needed it to."
5. Schick Intuition Sensitive Care Razor for Women
This razor is encased in a moisturizing solid that has vitamin E and aloe to keep your skin super soft and hydrated. And since it has that built-in moisturizer, you won't have to use shaving cream or gel. One reviewer wrote on Amazon, "This razor is great if you typically get razor burn. I no longer get any bumps. It's perfect for sensitive skin."
6. Panasonic Electric Shaver for Women
If you're looking for an electric shaver option, this one has hypoallergenic stainless steel blades for a gentle shave. With over 14,000 ratings and four stars, it's a top-rated Amazon's Choice. One reviewer said, "I have extremely sensitive skin and have tried so many razors. This is the first thing I have ever used where I have absolutely no skin irritation/ingrown hairs after shaving!"
This story was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.