If you have sensitive skin, you might be wary about using a safety razor. Rest assured, there is nothing to fear! There are many models suitable for sensitive skin that give a close, gentle shave and won’t leave you, or your skin, in pain.
Butterfly Safety Razors
Known as beginner-friendly razors, butterfly safety razors are usually the go-to for beginners. They are affordable, easy to load, and relatively mild to provide a great introduction to a wet-shave. The Weishi Classic Double-Edge Razor, or anything from Parker, is ideal for sensitive skin.
Closed Comb Safety Razors
After the butterfly razor, a closed comb models should be your go-to. Mild enough for sensitive skin but still aggressive to give a smooth shave, closed comb models should be carefully selected. Some of the milder options include the Merkur 34C, Merkur 38C, the Fendrihan Black Anodized Double Edge Safety Razor, and the Edwin Jagger DE89 are some of the milder models suitable for sensitive skin.
Adjustable Safety Razors
Any adjustable safety razor offers a gentle introduction to wet-shaving. They allow you to adjust the blade gap so you control how much of your skin is exposed to the blade. You can begin very mild and gradually increase the aggressiveness of the shave.
The Merkur Futur Adjustable Safety Razor is a top selling model that comes in three finishes. It is preferred for its weight and handle length. The Rockwell 6S Adjustable Stainless Steel Safety Razor is another top model recommended for all skin and hair types.
The blades you use will be just as important as the safety razor. Mild blades such as Treet, Shark, and Derby, are recommended to start. Once you’ve developed your skill and become more familiar with the technique you can move on a sharper blade.
Gentle Shaving Cream or Shaving Soap
You should prepare your skin and hair prior to your shave, especially with sensitive skin. Choose a quality shave cream or soap with natural and gentle ingredients. Browse our Sensitive Skin collection for recommended products!