Whats the best electric face shaver

Whats the best electric face shaver

There is a Spanish saying that goes like “la Cara es el EspejoDel Alma,” meaning the face is the mirror of the soul. Whether we like it or not, much in this world is judged by the cover. A clean shaven face always display that someone is well groomed. Having a bushy face, on the other hand, can attract negative comments, particularly in the professional world. With the prices of electric shavers ever dropping, you shouldn’t have a problem getting your right fit.

Without further ado, let’s review some of the best electric face shavers. All the razors are of the best quality. Hence, the numbering is only for formatting purposes only.

1. Braun Series 9-9095cc

Those who have used many electric shavers before may probably have come across Braun series. These shavers are produced in Germany by one of the most advanced companies in the shaving world. Braun Series 9-9095cc comes in a sleek design and it’s quite comfortable in hands. Unlike other foil-based shavers, this one delivers a cleaner and closer shave. It can be used for both wet and dry face shaving.

Braun’s versatility in hair clipping goes quite some miles than most razors. It’s been designed to lift up and cut flat-lying hairs and cut the hairs pointing in every direction as well. One of the shortcomings of this razor is the fact that you need to make several passes to get a balder look.

Additional features

  • Can run for a whole hour when fully charged
  • Has an indicator that shows the shaving time left before it powers down
  • Has an emergency 5-minutes charge should you need it.
  • Comes with a cleaning station
  • Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery


2. Panasonic ES-LA93K Arc 4

If you want a classic shaving razor that comes without the need to spend an arm and leg, Panasonic ES-LA93K Arc 4 is your option. Its 14,000 CPM coupled with the 4-blades make sure you have the best quality quick shave. The blades are ultra-sharp and do not pull on your hair or irritate your skin.

Panasonic ES-LA93K Arc 4 makes shaving an easy and enjoyable activity. It comes with an automatic cleaning dock and charging system that eliminates the need to engage in manual work every other time you need a shave. Despite having a high-powered motor, this wet/dry shaver still works quietly.


3. Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV95-S

Hardly will you come across online electric face shavers review blogs that don’t list this shaver among the best on the market. It’s equipped with five sharp blades that ensure you make a single pass and your face looks bald clean. If you’ve been disappointed by other razors before and you have no more trial and error time, try this one.

Like the Braun Series, Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV95-S too is foil-based and its 5-blades too have the lift and cut mechanism that guarantees hairs facing in all directions have been clipped. This advantage is provided by only a handful other razors, so if you’ve got some money to throw around on face razors, add this one to your list.

Additional features

  • Equipped with both wet and dry shaving capabilities
  • Has a digital charge display
  • 100% waterproof

Panasonic Arc5 ES-LV95-S is a bit bulkier hence could be uncomfortable in some people’s hands. Its larger head also makes it hard to maneuver. Nevertheless it’s a better choice than many other razors.


4. Philips Norelco Series 9000

Philips is a respected brand when it comes to electronic gadgets. One of their exceptional shaving product is Philips Norelco Series 9000. Just as some of you would expect, it has rotary razors- a feature many novices and dedicated shavers love. From the design all the way to functionality, this razor is in its own league.

Philips Norelco Series 9000 has three rotary blades attached to a head that rotates in several directions enabling the user to reach all the regions of the face. There is also a dual-blade whose primary function is to lift and cut hair around the neck and jaw area where stubborn hairs grow. Above all, this blades weight is not overwhelming. The handle has a superbly contoured grip that makes it easy to maneuver the razor.

Additional features

  • Provides a closer shave
  • Its three pivoting heads make the pressure to be well distributed around the face hence an irritation free shave
  • The Smart clean system washes and dries the shaver even when it’s charging.


5. Remington F5-5800 Rechargeable Foil Shaver

There are some people who just want a good, clean shave but they don’t have enough cash to throw around. If you are in this group, then I’d suggest you go for Remington F5-5800 Rechargeable Foil Razor. It goes for about 40 bucks.

The Remington F5-5800 Shaver provides a clean shave because of the “intercept trimmer” located between its two foils. The trimmer grasps the long hairs and cuts them down to the same level with other hairs, at which point the blades clean them out.

Due to its price, this razor doesn’t have a cleaning station, and it’s not a wet/dry shaver. However, you can use it in the bathroom as its waterproof. It has a lithium-ion battery that takes 60 minutes to charge.



This list simply highlights just a few of the most preferred electric face shavers on the market. There are still many others that can give your face a clean, nick-free face. Some of them include Braun 3 Series 380S-4, Braun CoolTec Men’s Razor, and Philips Norelco SensoTouch 3D 1250X/42 Electric Razors (also going by the name Philips Norelco 8000).

Whenever you find yourself in a fix to choose between several razors, there is a simple criterion you can use: the battery life, wet/dry model and the cleaning station. Any razor that outshines the other with an extra of the features outlined above should take the day. An emergency charge feature can also prove to be of value when you need those few extra minutes. Above all, make sure you order your razors from reputable distributors to avoid getting something you never requested.

About the author


I use to watch my dad shave every morning before he went to work. When I was old enough to shave all I could think about was using an old school straight razor as my dad did. I want to share all I know on this blog about shaving and using razors. I love sharing and writing about this lost art.

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