As much as we’d all like to look like that fully sleeved dude working on his vintage Triumph with a chest length beard, most of us are forced to keep a slightly cleaner face for one reason or another, and that means an electric shaver. There are plenty of options depending on how you like to shave, whether or not you want foil or rotary, how much you want to spend and what you’re shaving, but these are the 6 Best Electric Shavers to Keep Your Face Smooth.
Wahl’s trimmer might not have all the advanced features you’ll find on other options on this list, but the simple beard and mustache trimmer more than makes up for that with simple design and a price tag less than a filled growler from your favorite local brewery. The battery powered trimmer has 7 different trimming lengths thanks to the beard regulating attachments, so it’s the perfect solution for small amounts of cleanup on the neck and face if you’re more interested in keeping your face sweater in check than keeping it smooth as a baby’s bottom.$10
Remington’s F5-5800 Foil Shaver might not include all the bells and whistles you’ll find on the best electric razor, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less capable of cleaning up your face before the big meeting. With sixty minutes of cordless runtime, and the ability for cordless operation, this pivoting and flexing shaver uses “Intercept Shaving Technology” to deal with hairs of all lengths with its stainless steel, surgical-grade blades. This is one of the few foil shavers you can’t use in the shower, but it’s still a great option for over-the-sink trim jobs of your beard, mustache and sideburns thanks to the pop-up trimmer.$45
Panasonic is known for their electronics, and the Arc3 Electric Shaver has all the features you’ve come to expect from one of their products. This beard shaver includes three ultra-sharp Nanotech blades, Arc foil technology, a flexible pivoting head, a high-performance linear motor drive that can deliver 13,000 cuts per minute and a built-in pop-up trimmer. Combine all of those features with Panasonic’s history and it’s easy to see why this wet/dry shaver performs just as well, if not better than, something that costs twice as much.$65
If you’re going to go the rotary shaver route, you need look no further than the Philips Norelco 5700 Electric Shaver. With a turbo-powered shave, MultiPrecision Blade System, 5-direction Flex Heads and Aquatec Wet and Dry operation, this rotary electric shaver will have your face cleaned up from five o’clock shadow to baby face in no time flat. The SmartClean system also takes care of all your cleaning, lubricating and charging needs so you never need to worry about your razor being ready to trim a face, neck or even a head.$130
For our money, you won’t find a better men’s electric shaver than the Braun Series 7. This electric foil shaver does wet & dry duty with a combination of Intelligent Sonic technology, ActiveLift trimming and OptiFoil to take care of denser and flat-lying hair in problem areas and trim them to up to 0.05mm. It might not have as many cutting systems or an LED indicator like its older brother, but the Braun Series 7 is more shaver than most guys will ever need.$290
If you’ve ever used a Braun shaver before it should come as no surprise that they’re on this list twice. The Braun Series 9 is outfitted with a new 4-part cutting system, LED indicator, locking head with adjustable angles and improved cutting technology for flat and uncooperative hairs that makes this the Rolls-Royce of electric shavers. Do you need to upgrade if you already own a Braun Series 7? Honestly, no. But if you don’t own an electric razor, you might as well start with the best electric shaver on the market.$326