Shavers Buying Guide

Most of today's electric shavers have lots more features than just a shave head, all designed to make shaving easier and more comfortable than ever before. Just click on a link below, to jump down to further information about the shavers area you're interested in:

Types of Electric Shavers

Rotary Shavers

These use 2 or 3 rotating heads to first lift, then cut stubble.

Foil Shavers

These use a flexible shaving foil over oscillating blades to cut hair.

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The Shaver to Suit You


Waterproof shavers can be used it in the shower with gel or foam.


No need for water or gel.


Easy to clean, you just run these shavers under the tap. However they're not suitable for a wet shave.

Beards & Moustaches

Most shavers come with a built-in beard trimmer. Look out for shavers with precision trimmers and guards for catching longer hair.

Sensitive skin

Choose a shaver with a hypoallergenic foil or built-in moisturising shaving system. The Philips Coolskin range dispenses shaving balm directly onto your skin to condition and prevent irritation. The balm will also catch cut hair, making cleaning up easier.

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Other Features

Other features you might want to look for...

Other Shaver Features
Dry Cleaning You have to remove the guard and either brush or tap the stubble out. Most shavers are supplied with a special brush to do this.
Wet Cleaning Some shavers can be easily washed under a tap.
Self Cleaning Top end models come with self cleaning docks and base units filled with cleaning fluid, They use a rotary or oscillating motion to rinse the shaver's heads with the cleaning fluid.
Jet Clean System This lubricates and maintains blades for peak performance and has an active drying feature which helps the shaver to dry quickly after cleaning.
Flex Tracker Systems Shaving heads have precision blades that automatically track the curves off your face to help protect against skin irritation.
Flex & Pivot Action Designed with three independently flexing heads in a shaving unit which swivels to make ultra close skin contact, even in curved areas. Catches the most problematic neck hair. The head section tilts back and forth to grip hair firmly at the roots.
Glide Rings Unique rings keep the gel/lotion in contact you're your skin for longer, resulting in a smoother glide and less skin irritation.
LED Lights These can show you when your shaver is charging, fully charged and when to charge again. Other indicators may include a light to warn you that the foil or cutters need replacing or the shaver needs cleaning.
Precision Cutting System Ultra thin heads with slots to shave long hairs and unique micro holes designed to catch even the shortest stubble.
Reflex Action System Automatically adjusts to every curve of your face and neck for flexible, smoother shaving.
Super Lift & Cut System Dual blade system to give you a closer shave.
Triple-Track Shaving Heads Offer 50% more shaving surface and cut hair more efficiently than standard, single-track, rotary heads.

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Shaving Tips

Shave Against The Grain

Automatically adjusts to every curve of your face and neck for flexible, smoother shaving.

Pull Your Skin Tight

This helps flat hairs to stand up for easier cutting.

Stretch Your Top Lip

For a closer shave under your nose.

Moisturise After Shaving

Use an after shave balm to soothe your skin, (particularly if it's sensitive) and to keep your skin in tip top condition. Philips Coolskin range includes Nivea for Men skin balm.

Replace Shave Heads

You'll need to change foil shaver heads every 6-12 months and rotary shaver heads every 2 years to ensure you get a close shave.

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Supplier Helpline
Babyliss 0870 513 3191
Remington 0800 212 4380
Nicky Clarke 0800 525 089
Philips 0845 601 0354

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