Shaving manufacturers


Shaving manufacturers

Non-electric razors

There are a few things to look for when choosing a non-electric razor

Disposable or replaceable cartridges. Spend the money and get a cartridge razor.
Number of blades (1-3) For many, more means closer and less irritation.
Lubricting strips. Most cartridge razors have this and can help reduce irritation
Pivoting head. Most cartridge razors have this. For many, this means a closer shave and less irritation.
Material used in blades. Not as important
Thickness of blades. Not as important

The three most frequently- recommended razors are

Gillette’s Sensor Excel
Schick’s Silk Effects for women/Protector for men
Gillette’s Mach 3 for men/Venus for women

Selected brands with links to manufacturers

Gillette

Mach 3 — new triple blade razor many like
Venus 3 (female version of Mach 3)
Sensor Excel
Atra
Trac II
CustomPlus
Good News
Agility

Schick

Tracer FX for sensitive skin
Protector (male version of Silk Effects)
Silk Effects — popular women’s razor
ST disposable

Bic

American Safety Razor Co.

Shaving creams, gels, and lubricants

[sorry– hope to have more soon. A highly-recommended brand is Skintimate shave gel. ]

Electric razors

Persons with more delicate skin might be happier with a higher-end model.

Factors to look for

number of blades/number of heads
speed of motor
blade angles
material
thickness in microns
rotary heads or foil
wet/dry
rechargeable

Selectred brands

Philips

Cool skin

Dry Electric Shaving

  • Reflex Action HQ 5856
  • Reflex Action HQ 5870
  • Micro Action HQ 485
  • Reflex Action HQ 5890
  • Micro Action HQ 487
  • Rota Action HQ 20
  • Micro Action HQ 4830

Norelco (a division of Philips)

  • Norelco 5885
  • Norelco 5865
  • Norelco 5848
  • Norelco 5845
  • Norelco 5825
  • Norelco 4805
  • Norelco 4845
  • Norelco 3805
  • Norelco 3605
  • Norelco 3405

Braun (A division of Gillette)

  • Flex integral line of pivoting head shavers
  • Silk-epil line
  • Braun 6550
  • Braun 6520
  • Braun 5550
  • Braun 5525
  • Braun 5416
  • Braun 4501
  • Braun 205
  • Braun 150
  • Braun Pocket

Remington

Microscreen Intercept
Microscreen 1, 2, & 3
Remington RR 35, 45, & 50 (triple head rotary shavers)
Wet/dry Sport Rechargeable (microscreen)
Rough beard shaver (not as close to avoid ingrowns)
Rotary Wet/dry
Comparison of their womens shavers:

WRR8000 (twin rotary)
LWD3000 (microscreen)
WDF2000 (microscreen)
Smooth & Silky Women’s Wet/dry rechargeable (very popular)

Panasonic Technics/Quasar

Men’s shavers (all foil amd wet/dry (except travel model)

ES874 Good
ES365 Good
ES366 Good
ES718 Better
ES724 Better
ES762 Best
ES765 Best
Comparison of men’s shavers

Women’s shavers

ES271W Wet/Dry Rechargeable Shaver Independently Floating Twin Heads
ES208A Wet/Dry Rechargeable Shaver Designed By Women For Women
ES205WC Wet/Dry Rechargeable Shaver Travel Pouch
ES177WC Wet/Dry Battery Shaver Pop Up Trimmer
ES201WC Wet/Dry Battery Shaver

Grundig

The Grundig Avant-Garde Shaver (another retailer’s info/specs)
ROLTRONIC PRO

Xenic

29.3 rechargeable
27 pocket

Hitachi

RMX-1000 Rotary Twin
RM8750AF Extra Wide Foil Shaver
RM1600 Retractable Plug Shaver
BM5200BP Travel Shaver

Wahl

4000
4810
4830

Ronson

RFS1
RFS2
1000
600
400
200
CFL.

Conair

Porsche

Carrera (another retailer’s info/specs)

29.3
696
Oxford Car

Eltron (another retailer’s info/specs)

Sanyo