No one enjoys shaving. Nicks, cuts, and razor burn are just a few annoyances that come with shaving. Hair removal creams are packed with unhealthy chemicals and waxing is just too painful and expensive for some women. A much gentler alternative is an electric shaver.
There are two types of electric shavers – foil and rotary. Rotary shavers have three round heads with small rotary blades in each head that spin to cut your hair. The heads accommodate the different curves of the body by pivoting and flexing in and out. With a rotary head shaver, you have to shave in circular motion to get the best results.
Foil head shavers give the closest shave as blades rapidly move back and forth under a thin layer of steel dotted with small holes to capture the hair. The foil head is flat and may not hug the skin as well as a rotary shaver. These are best used in an up and down vertical motion.
We have selected three popular foil electric shavers to see what each has to offer.
Cordless Almond Oil Moisturizing Strip Lady Shaver
This ladies’ shaver also bears the well-known and reliable Remington name. It is a foil type shaver that uses two foils for the four blade system. The ergonomically styled handle is comfortable to hold with a natural curve that makes for quick shaving without fear of nicks. This shaver is rechargeable in an included charging stand. The foils are hypoallergenic and flexible enough to glide over knees and other problem areas while still removing even the tiniest hairs.
The Remington WDF4840 Cordless Almond Oil Moisturizing Strip Lady Shaver +Precision Trimmer is completely waterproof and can be used in the shower, bath or on dry skin. Fragrance-free and natural almond oil is applied each time you glide the shaver along your skin which helps soften the skin and reduce irritation – a godsend for sensitive skin. A bonus precision trimmer is included giving more value for money. A bikini area attachment is also included with this model. However, some people cannot tolerate almond oil – especially those with nut allergies.
Ladies Electric Shaver
Our second women’s shaver is from Panasonic, a company once known for superior audio equipment that has branched out into innovative electronics. This foil shaver boasts three floating heads of hypoallergenic , wear-resistant stainless steel blades under flexible foils that keep sensitive skin from irritation and provide an extra comfortable, smooth shave every time. Regrowth is smoother to the touch and the floating heads are gentle on the skin.
The design of the shaver is comfortable for both left and right-handed use, an unusual but much-welcomed feature for lefties. There is a secure grip panel that curves around the handle to keep the shaver from sliding, and it is wide enough for those who prefer a larger grip due to arthritis or other difficulties. The Panasonic ES2207P Wet/Dry Shaver with Pop-Up Trimmer can be used dry for a quick grooming session or with gel or conventional foam shaving cream. It is 100% waterproof and works great in the shower or tub.
A retractable trimmer is available for trimming problem or sensitive areas. The unit is easy to keep clean by removing the head and rinsing under running water. A cleaning brush is included for a thorough cleaning. A low profile charger that plugs into the bottom of the handle allowing the device to be used while it is charging and makes for easy portability comes with the shaver.
Wet & Dry Women’s Rechargeable Electric Foil Shaver
The name Remington is practically synonymous with shaving. They have been making electric shavers for over seventy years. One of their newest offerings for women is a sleek, innovative shaver that is a pleasure to use. They have introduced a rechargeable cordless shaver that employs a new Smooth Glide Technology. The Remington WDF5030A Wet & Dry Women’s Rechargeable Electric Foil Shaver, Electric Razor foil shaver glides smoothly across your skin with a newly designed head that allows the blades to follow the curves of your body.
The best part of this skin-loving shaver is a strip that delivers soothing almond oil to the skin with each pass. The waterproof shaver can be used in the shower or bath and has a soft slip proof handle for extra security. The double-sided blades make short work of stray hairs and are infused with antimicrobial properties to fight bacteria. The stylish design looks and feels great without taking up much room. The shaver comes in a soft drawstring bag and includes a charging base and bikini area trimmer.
Some women may not care for the moisturizing strip. While almond oil is gentle and safe for most skin types, some may not be able to tolerate it or simply not like it.
All of these shavers deliver a superior shave. The closeness of a foil shaver is matched only by a razor. All the shavers are kind to sensitive skin and have some sort of grip to keep the shaver firmly in hand. They all come with trimmers for longer hair or the bikini area. All carry a recognizable and reliable brand name and promise a long and durable life.
The Remington shavers offer a smaller design with slender handles that some users who may find the Panasonic shaver’s handle too bulky prefer. For those who look for security and ease of grip, Panasonic’s larger handle provides that peace of mind. The fact that it can be used with either hand is a big plus.
Adding almond oil to the skin is great for women with dry or easily irritated skin but can be of major concern to those with allergies. If allergies are not a problem, almond oil helps to soften the skin and gives it a luxurious feel as the shaver glides across your skin.