The Top 8 Razors for Sensitive Skin

The Top 8 Razors for Sensitive Skin

There will come a time in your life when you will need to start shaving, but before you go down to your local supermarket and pick up any old razor, you're going to need to give it some thought. Below we have listed some of the best razors out there, so if you have sensitive skin you are in safe hands. 

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While you might think the task of getting yourself a new razor is pretty easy, you'd actually be forgiven for thinking so. When it comes to choosing a razor you need to think carefully about it because, let's face it, who wants a cut up face after buying a cheap one from your local supermarket.

Now we know that some of you will be feeling like you have exhausted every razor choice out there, so we have done the nasty bit for you. We have compiled a list of the razors that we think are best for your skin and will provide you with the most comfortable shave you have ever had.


Hand-made in Germany, a Muhle razor is always a great go-to brand when looking for a new razor. The brand combines traditional craftsmanship with pioneering design and has quickly become one of the best brands in the world for razors and other grooming tools. Since 1945, Muhle has been a leader in innovative design regarding shaving, with a particular emphasis on keeping your skin smooth and cut free.

In particular we are big fans of the Muhle black closed comb safety razor. The premium quality, chrome plated metal means this product is incredibly durable and resistant to corrosion. This razor is perfectly tailored at providing long lasting smoothness where precision is paramount.


muhle razor mens
Muhle razor
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D.R. Harris

D.R. Harris is a brand that you know is good, mainly because royalty and aristocracy have depended upon it since 1970. The company holds a royal warrant as a pharmacist, so you know you are in good hands. D.R. Harris began as Harris's Apothecary, established by surgeon Henry Harris to sell lavender water, cologne, and English flower perfumes to the fashionable area of St . James's in West London.

We are big fans of D.R. Harris' shaving tools, in particular the safety razor. If you already have a brand of razor that you think is suitable for your skin, then you're going to want to invest in this piece of expert craftsmanship. Perfectly designed to fit any Gilette, Wilkinson or Merkur razor head, the Safety Razor 3 Piece by Dr. Harris in Ivory and Chrome brings the traditional art of shaving onto the skin of any 21st Century gent.

This will provide you with an extremely close, yet safe, shave. This is definitely worth ditching the disposables for. If you are after the best of the best in safety razors for men, then definitely invest in this.


dr harris safety razor
D.R. Harris safety razor
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If there is one thing that Neville does right, it is its attitude to no-nonsense shaving. Neville razors are so good that they have been adopted by Soho House chain worldwide. It's spa quality products have been used by Cowshed so you know you are in for a good shave.

Neville's conical razor is the one you need to get your hands on if you want a fuss-free shave that won't leave your skin feeling raw or damaged. The razor is compatible with Gilette blades and its conical structure will mean it is easy manoeuvre across your face.


neville razor mens
Neville razor



Murdock is one of those grooming brands you know you can turn to when in need of a helping hand. Supported by the likes of Hackett (they actually have Murdock barbers and grooming stations in some stores), the brand has six outlets across London, and has become a leader in the shape that male grooming appears to be taking. Its stores take on light and fussy facades, allowing the groomers to properly pay attention to what is necessary - your appearance, of course.

The products they use follow suit. They are simple and do not rely upon gimmicky functions like so many others out there on the market. Murdock's Ernest double edged razor is exactly what it says on the packet and doesn't have any tricky functions that could cause issues for your shave. This is especially necessary if you have sensitive skin, as the less gimmicks there are the better for a safer shave that won't irritate skin that is well, already probably irritated.


murdock ernest double edged safety razor
Murdock Ernest Double Edged Safety Razor
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The Feather All-Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor Model AS-D2 really is a work of art. It is for those who want the cleanest and most efficient shave, and is championed by barbers everywhere. The double edged razor provides you with one exceptional shave and has been expertly created to ensure that you have a safe shave that won't leave your skin feeling damaged as many razors do.

Crafted in 100% stainless steel, the high precision razor has been fine-tuned to really focus on getting your shave just right. The razor has been perfectly balanced so that the weight is in the head and not in the handle, so you get the feedback you want when shaving. This really is a razor for someone who does not want an aggressive shave, so it is perfect for those with sensitive skin.


Feather All-Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor Model AS-D2
Feather All-Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor Model AS-D2
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Schick Hydro 5 Razor for Men With Flip Trimmer

This is a razor that is designed like no other. It has been designed specifically for sensitive skin so you can ensure that you't be left with any irritation after you have shaved. This one features a unique hydrating gel reservoir that hydrates throughout each shave. A lot of standard razors feature a lube strip, but the Schick instead offers instant lubricating protection that delivers 40% less friction than a typical lube strip. This really is one of the best razors for sensitive skin.


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Schick Hydro 5 Razor for Men With Flip Trimmer
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BIC Twin Select Sensitive Skin Disposable Razor

If you're after a razor for sensitive skin on more of a budget, while we do believe in investing in a solid razor that will last, we do think the BIC Twin Select Sensitive Skin Disposable Razor is an excellent choice. The head angle and extension is well designed for easy and comfortable holding in the hand so you can actively make sure you are getting a non-irritating shave.


bic sensitive skin disposable razor
BIC disposable razor for sensitive skin


Braun Series 7 790cc Shaver for Men 

While this is slightly more expensive (around the £250 mark) than what you thought you would be paying for a razor, hear us out. As electric razors go, this Braun Series 7 790cc shaver is probably one of the best one on the market. The razor has three personalisation modes for an adjustable close shave that fits your beard and skin: extra sensitive - normal - intensive (obviously if you have sensitive skin, we recommend going for the extra sensitive setting). This is undoubtedly one of the best electric razors for sensitive skin.


Braun Series 7 790cc Shaver for Men
Braun electric razor for men
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The Top 8 Razors for Sensitive Skin

  • Muhle black closed comb safety razor
  • D.R. Harris safety razor
  • Neville razor
  • Murdock Ernest double edged razor
  • Feather All-Stainless Steel Double Edge Razor Model AS-D2
  • Schick Hydro 5 Razor for Men With Flip Trimmer
  • BIC Twin Select Sensitive Skin Disposable Razor
  • Braun Series 7 790cc Shaver


man shaving with razor
A man shaving with a razor


On That Note

While it might seem like an easy task, going into a shop and buying a razor can actually prove pretty difficult, especially if you have irritable skin. Above we have tried to outline the eight best razors for you if you do have sensitive skin, so whether you are on a budget or after something that will stand the test of time, there is something for you.


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