Sponsored: Electric versus Blade Razors

So, what’s the best tool for sculpting your face? Depends on what you’re looking for—but whether you’re looking for a close shave every single morning or just a trim for your beard every once in a while, there’s a fantastic razor out there for you.

Electric Razors

  • Fast. Want a three-minute shave? Well, if you’re a busy guy, an electric razor will get you out the door quicker.
  • Waterproof. A good electric razor, like the Philips AquaTouch ($100), are welcome in the shower. Be efficient: shave while you rinse!
  • Even trimming. Take the guesswork out of squaring off your sideburns. Or, if you want to manicure a beard or make sure your careless stubble looks even, get a razor with a beard styler, like this Philips Click & Style ($70).
  • No damage. Skip nicks, ingrown hairs, and cuts—electric razors reduce all these things.
  • Go dry. In a pinch, you can use an electric razor without soap, gel, or water.

Blade Razors

  • Slow. Like to savour your morning ritual? Then blades are the way to go.
  • Easy travelling. You don’t need to worry about what kind of outlet you’ll find—or even whether there’s power at all. You just need water and a mirror.
  • Inexpensive. Once you have the razor, you probably won’t break the bank on cartridges.
  • Shave close. Blades get right up next to your skin, giving you the closest possible shave.
  • Nostalgia. Is that a good enough reason to skip a modern convenience? Hey, up to you.

This post was sponsored by Philips. The views and opinions expressed in this article, however, are purely my own.

Photo courtesy of Andreas Knudsen.

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