Looking for the best razor or shaving system? The Beardmen listed the best razors for you. Within 5 – 8 minutes you will know exactly which razor or system best suits your needs.
So what are the best razors for men? You want a smooth result, a comfortable shave and to avoid irritated skin. While some men prefer a normal razor with refill blades, others prefer a classic open razor, a safety razor or an electric razor.
My name is Sander, aka The Beard Man. I have listed the 10 best razors for you. Let’s quickly discover which razor best suits your beard growth and needs.
What is the best razor for you?
What works best for you depends on your preferences, type of beard growth, how easily your skin irritates and the desired result. For example, someone with heavy beard growth will need a sharper and more powerful razor than someone with downy hair. Check out our TOP-10 and find out which is the best razor for you….
the best of all
Gillette Labs Heated Razor
Looking for the best of the best? Get a unique shaving experience with the Gillette Labs Heated Razor. Next to the blades is a heating strip with adjustable heat levels between 43 and 50 degrees. This opens up the pores, making a close shave easier and significantly reducing the risk of skin irritation.
Because the Gillette Labs Heated Razor is resistant, you can shave both dry and wet. This modern razor charges wirelessly magnetically by placing it in the charging stand.
Five blades are included, but keep in mind that these razors are slightly more expensive to replace. Read more…
- Best of all
- Comfortable shave
- Smooth shave
- Less to no skin irritation
- Fast charging
- Device + blades fairly expensive
the best buy
Gilette ProGlide Power
Razor blades can be quite expensive. Looking for good razor blades at an affordable price? The Gillette ProGlide Power came out as the best buy in our test which means they are great value for money. On Bol.com, these razor blades are rated 4.8 stars from 57 reviews.
The Gillette ProGlide Power has been rated so well for several reasons. Firstly, it has a very good grip. The razor sits comfortably in the hand. The ‘shaving head’ rotates with you, so you follow facial contours without any problems.
At the back of the razor is a precision trimmer which you use for hard-to-reach areas. Finally, this razor is excellent for sensitive skin. This is thanks to the micropulses that reduce friction. These micropulses are battery-powered, which means you have to replace them every now and then. Fortunately, the razor also works without a battery, but then you have to do without the micropulses. Read more…
- Very good razor
- Reach difficult spots without any problems
- No skin irritation
- Comfortable shaving
- Affordable Gillette razor blades
- Battery must be replaced
Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide
The Gillette Fusion ProGlide are the best-selling razor blades all time. These razor blades for men are also very well rated, at 4.7 stars out of 435 reviews on Bol.com.
The reason why these Gillette razor blades are so popular is because, firstly, they are good razors, but also because they are very affordable. The problem with razor blades in general is that you have to replace them quite quickly because of hygiene, but also because the blades become less sharp. With the Gillette Fusion ProGlide, you receive 12 razor blades, so you’ll be fine for the foreseeable future. Read more…
- Best-selling razor blades
- Cheap razors, but do the job well!
- Precision trimmer for those hard-to-reach areas
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- Putting down 40 euros at once
best razors for sensitive skin
Do you suffer from sensitive, pulling and/or irritated skin after shaving? That is very annoying! Fortunately, the Gillette Skinguard Sensitive razor blades offer a solution. This is because these sharp blades have been specially developed for sensitive skin.
The problem with sensitive skin is that the blades often pass too tightly or closely over the skin, causing it to become irritated. The razor blades of the Gillette Skinguard Sensitive are lifted slightly when shaving, minimising contact with the skin. There is also a protective strip between the blades that protects the skin from irritation
Despite the minimal contact, you can still count on smooth skin. This is also evident from the positive reviews on Bol.com. These Gillette razor blades are rated 4.6 stars out of 144 reviews. Read more…
- Specially designed for men with sensitive skin
- Less contact with the skin
- Protective strip
- Less sharp blades to avoid irritation
- Still a smooth result
- You are a little longer though
best safety razor
Some men swear by a safety razor. You only use the blades once, which makes them more hygienic and reduces the risk of inflammation. The Brent Berkeley® came out of our test as the best safety razor. It owes this to the product’s durability. The Brent Berkeley® will last you for years.
If you are buying a safety razor for the first time, keep in mind that it is a different type of razor. They are sharper blades which makes the risk of a cut considerably higher than with a normal razor. To reduce the risk of cuts, use the safety razor, also known as the scraper.
With the Brent Berkeley® you receive several blades, namely five blades in total. Once these run out, you can simply buy universal safety razor blades. The advantage of this is that it is also extremely cheap shaving compared to a normal razor. For instance, you only pay a few cents per blade. Read more…
- Best safety razor
- Excellent build quality
- Fits comfortably in the hand thanks to good grip
- Hygienic and inexpensive shaving
- more likely to cut and irritate skin
for super smooth results
Want to look groomed with smooth skin? Then opt for Bolano’s safety razors. The Bolano® Safety Razor Set are hugely well rated on Bol.com with 4.7 stars out of 224 reviews. Despite the excellent reviews, this safety razor is still good value for money.
The design of the Bolano® Safety Razor looks sleek and, thanks to the included stand, you store it easily. The stainless steel handle is comfortable in the hand as it is a bit heavier and has a good grip.
The Bolano® Safety Razor is especially a good choice for men starting out on a safety razor for the first time. This is because the safety razor works comfortably, significantly reducing your chances of shaving wounds and lumps.
This safety razor is universal and comes in different colours: from black, silver to rosegold. Read more…
- For the smoothest results
- 30 stainless steel razor blades included
- Perfect for beginners
- Cheap price
- Stainless steel build quality
- Takes some getting used to at first
the best cheap
Shaving is not cheap! For a new razor, you easily pay 10 to 15 euros. Want a cheap shave? The Gillette Mach 3 are the cheapest razors in our test. Despite the cheap price, it still shaves comfortably.
The extra blue layer on the sides protect your skin optimally, preventing razor bumps and irritation. These Gillette blades are also well rated with 4.6 stars out of 47 reviews. One user claims they are the finest blades of all Gillette razors he has tried.
Gillete claims that you don’t need to replace the blades until the tenth shave and that they can sometimes be used up to 15 shaves. But The Beardmen recommends replacing them earlier, as it is difficult to keep them clean properly. Read more…
- The best cheap razor blades
- Very well reviewed
- Sharp enough to apply clean lines
- Close-packed blades
- 2 razors included
- Suitable for everyone.
- You pay shipping costs
Philips OneBlade QP2520/30
Electric shaving can also be a relief. The Philips OneBlade QP2520/30 electric shaver is the same size as a razor, but you also use it as a trimmer and styler. Thanks to its compact size, you can take the Philips OneBlade QP2520/30 with you wherever you go.
The Philips OneBlade QP2520/30 comes with 3 attachable stubble combs and an extra replacement blade. These attachment combs allow you to choose between 1, 3 and 5 millimetres. The advantage of the Philips OneBlade QP2520/30 is that it is affordable and shaves very light and fast. You can use this shaver for both wet and dry shaving, as well as with shaving foam.
The advantage of this Philips OneBlade QP2520/30 is that you can not only shave short hairs smoothly, but also remove longer hairs. This can be more difficult with a normal razor.
Do keep in mind that you still need to replace the razor blade regularly with new blades. These are slightly more expensive compared to average razor blades, though. Read more…
- Best razor (electric)
- Both face shaving and beard trimming!
- Also for removal of longer hairs
- Can be used in the shower
- Perfect for someone who travels a lot or goes on holiday
- Very well rated with 4.5 stars out of 844 reviews
- blade replacement is quite expensive
best razor blades (long-lasting)
The Bamboozy Safety Razor RVS + 20 are the best razor blades for men looking for a long-lasting solution. Whereas you have to replace Gillette razor blades regularly because they are plastic, you can use the stainless steel handle of the Bamboozy Safety Razor RVS + 20 for years.
Of course, this doesn’t mean you don’t need to replace the blades. Whether you use an open razor, a safety razor or a normal razor: you will always have to replace the blade for hygienic reasons. This way, you avoid inflammations when you shave.
The Bamboozy Safety Razor Stainless Steel + 20 is a universal safety razor that comes in different colours, namely: black, silver and rose gold. It comes with 20 blades, but you can always buy universal blades with it. Read more…
- best long-life razor
- Type of razor: safety razor
- Handle lasts a long time
- Less waste products
- Cheaper shaving
- Very good reviews: 4.6 stars out of 347 reviews
- is slightly lighter in weight
- chances of ingrown hairs are slightly higher with a razor
best razor blades (classic)
Do you prefer to shave your face with a classic razor? No worries, the Gentlemen’s Club shavette open razor came out of our test as the best razor. This open razor was not only voted the best open razor by The Beardmen, but also by users. Thus, it received the very highest rating of 4.8 stars out of 56 reviews. Read more…
- best open razor
- Specially made for the gentleman among us
- Number of blades: 10
- Double edge razors
- Good value
- Slightly less suitable for the beginner
TOP-10 with the best razor blades 2023
Not found a suitable razor yet? In this overview, we once again show you our TOP-10 of the best razor blades.
Buying new razor blades: how to choose the right one?
When buying a new razor, you naturally want to make the right choice. To find out which shaving system suits you best consider the points below:
- Way of shaving: do you prefer a normal razor with refill blades, an open razor, a razor or an electric razor? Refill blades from Gillette, for example, are the most popular because they are comfortable. However, they do make shaving a lot more expensive and are less durable compared to other shaving systems.
- The budget: a normal razor is cheaper to buy but more expensive to use. For a good razor or an open razor, you will soon spend a couple of tenner.
- Sensitive skin: protective strips in front of and behind the blades protect the skin. It is also best to choose blades that are not too sharp and shave too close to the skin.
- Also trim: do you want to trim stubble or a beard every now and then? Then choose a beard trimmer or the Philips OneBlade QP2520/30 which also has a trimming function. In this case, electric shaving is a must.
- Smooth result: with a razor or an open blade you will achieve the smoothest result, but then again the risk of skin irritation or ingrown hairs is higher.
Razor or shaver?
A razor achieves a smoother result and is cheaper to buy. But you do spend more time shaving. A shaver is quick and cheaper in the long run than a razor. You also don’t have to think about constantly buying new blades.
The well-known brands
The best-known brands in the shaving world are Gillette, Wilkinson and Muhle.
Using razor tips
For the smoothest results and to reduce skin irritation, we always recommend:
- Always disinfect used blades first
- Shave wet with a little shaving cream and wet the blade before use.
- Always shave downwards (in the direction of growth)
- Dry your face with a clean, dry towel
- Use a good oil or beard oil after use to condition and soften the skin.
- Replace blades on time for hygiene reasons
Conclusion: which razor do I need?
Which razor blade you need varies from man to man. For the average man, the Gillette Fusion are the best razor blades. These are the best-selling and most popular razors at the moment.
For sensitive skin, we recommend the Gillette Skinguard Sensitive and if you also want to remove longer hairs, you soon end up with electric shaving: Philips OneBlade QP2520/30
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The Beard Man
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Frequently Asked Questions
AAfter reading our buying guide, you still have some questions. Then see if you can find the answer among the frequently asked questions below.
Of all the razors, the Gillette Labs Heated Razor came out best in our test. This razor was developed with a special technique. When shaving, heat is released which opens the pores. This makes shaving easier and reduces the risk of skin irritation.
According to The Beardmen test, the Bolano® Safety Razor shaves smoothest of all razors. This razor is also one of the best-selling razors. So if you are looking for a new razor with sharper blades, this is the right option.
The best razor for men is the Gillette Labs Heated Razor, but if you are looking for something cheaper, we recommend the Gillette Fusion5 ProGlide. This is the most popular razor for a reason. With 4.8 stars, this razor is one of the best razors you can buy.
The Gillette Skinguard Sensitive has been voted the best razor for men with sensitive skin by The Beardmen. This is thanks to its protective strips and blades that are not too sharp. What you do to your skin before shaving is also important: always use lukewarm water with a little shaving foam.
For the sharpest razor, choose a razor. By the way, this works a lot more hygienically and is much cheaper to use. A downside, however, is that the risk of razor bumps is a lot higher and you always have to shave wet.
To shave your facial hair, you can choose from several shaving systems, such as a shaver, a razor or an open razor. The Beardmen will help you discover which shaving system suits you best.
Gillette has a wide range of razors. It is also probably the best-known brand. The Gillette Fusion is the most popular, but The Beardmen is happy to help you discover which Gillette razor blade suits you best.
That’s a good question. It will partly have to do with developing and improving razors to make shaving as comfortable as possible. The reason Gillette has almost a monopoly is also rather telling. Perhaps the start-up costs are too high and other companies are unable to make razors of the same quality.