If you’ve spent any time browsing the array of men's shavers, trimmers, razors and more available today, you may well find yourself overwhelmed by the range of options.
With so many products claiming to be the best electric shaver, how do you know what to go with? Well, there are a few things that the best shavers for men have in common and knowing the features that will serve you best can help you make your mind up.
Before you choose your next electric shaver, we’ll guide you through what to look for in your ideal grooming device.
An Electric Shaver for Sensitive Skin?
Red, itchy skin and shaving rash are the bane of many men’s shaving experience. Using a manual razor with a number of blades means multiple cutting elements pulling on your skin and can often cause irritation and ingrowing hairs.
Finding the best electric shaver for sensitive skin is a way to tackle this common problem as foil shavers are designed to glide over your skin to gently remove facial hair.
The Autosense technology of the Braun series 9 Pro, Braun Series 8 and Braun series 7 reads and automatically adjusts to your beard density making either a great foil shaver that protects your skin.
The Series 9 Pro features an innovative ProHead– 5 synchronized shaving elements working together to capture more hair, delivering an efficient and gentle shave in every stroke.
The Series 7 360° Flex head is also equipped with three flexible blades which move around the contours of your face. This adaptive style makes you less likely to pull and irritate skin as you shave.
Alternatively, the Braun Series 3 Proskin features two Sensofoil blades to deliver a comfortable shave that works around your face’s contours.
If you suffer from razor rash, be sure to read about why Braun shavers are best for sensitive skin in detail.
Manual Clean vs SmartCare Center
Just like an old fashioned razor that you would rinse after each stroke, over time an electric shaver collects hair and skin particles. So what is the best way to care for your foil shaver? The SmartCare center is designed with just this in mind and instead of removing the head to clean it out thoroughly, you can now simply place your shaver in the SmartCare center. This device cleans, lubricates and charges your electric shaver with the press of a button. SmartCare centers are available with several shavers across the Braun shaver range.
Lubrication of your foil shaver will extend its lifespan and at the end of the cleaning process, the shaver is automatically dried, ready for its next use. The SmartCare Center makes caring for your razor on the go a one-step process but you can also choose the shavers without SmartCare center if manual cleaning suits your needs.
Getting a smooth shaving experience shouldn’t come at the cost of constantly having to charge your device so finding an electric shaver with a great battery life is also essential. Braun knows this well so has developed powerful charging solutions with the Braun Series 8 and Series 9 Pro delivering 60 minutes of shaving time.
If you are pressed for time, Braun shavers are also well suited as a five-minute quick charge that gives you the power needed for one shave.
Waterproof Electric Shavers
Whether you prefer wet or dry shaving, the option to shave in or out of the shower is a useful innovation. From the Series 3 to the Braun Series 9 Pro, several of our foil shavers are 100% waterproof. This makes cleaning your shaver a simple step and allows you to shave with or without foam or gel.
Choosing electric shavers from Braun
Choosing the ideal electric shaver is also down to personal preference, do you want a perfectly smooth shave or a range of cutting attachments to catch different types of hair?
The Braun Series 9 Pro features five shaving elements to perform 40,000 cutting actions a minute for our best shave. The sonic vibrations of this device also help to gently capture more hair and it is recommended for those with sensitive skin.
The Braun Series 7 features a 360 flex adaptive head so if you struggle to reach certain contours of your face; it is ideally suited for you. With this model and the Braun Series 5 you will find a beard trimmer, precision head, stubble comb and body groomer in the box. This customisable range of attachments is ideal if you are keen to try different beard styles.
If you are keen to explore the range for yourself, check out the full array of Braun shavers for men.