Aging is inevitable but you can hack your way around looking handsome and presentable forever.
Young or old, shaving is an important part of most men’s grooming routines. However, with time your skin and hair change and a razor, which was your best companion in 20s and 30s, may not be the best of choice now. It may become too aggressive or too dull for your skin.
This is because almost all of the companies do not specifically target this age group. Nonetheless, if you have a keen eye and know your skin and hair type well, you can find your new shaving buddy easily.
There are a lot of features to ponder and a lot of marketing gimmicky in the form of all sorts of jargon to make this supposedly easily search a headache.
However, worry no more, if anybody knows shaving and razors that is us. We dug deep this time and bring the best market has to offer for our elderly friends.
Table: 10 Best Electric Razor for Elderly Man and Their Attributes
|Electric Razor||Battery||C&C Station||Waterproof|
|Braun Series 9 9290cc||50 min||Yes||Yes|
|Panasonic Arc5 Es-Lv95-S||40 min||Yes||Yes|
|Braun Series 7 790cc||50 min||Yes||Yes|
|Philips Norelco 9000 Prestige||60 min||No||Yes|
|Braun Series 5 5190cc||50 min||Yes||Yes|
|Panasonic Es8243a Arc4||40 min||No||Yes|
|Panasonic Es-La93-K Arc4||45 min||Yes||Yes|
|Panasonic Es-La63-S Arc4||45 min||No||Yes|
|Braun Series 3 Proskin 3040s||45 min||No||Yes|
|Wahl Professional 8061||50 min||No||No|
1. Braun Series 9 9290cc – Get a Closer but Forgiving Shave With This One
Braun is one of the leading manufacturers of male grooming products famous for its feature-rich and high-performing products. This company releases its product in series and “Series 9” is the latest of all. This series has all the features one needs in an electric razor to get a close and comfortable shave. 9290cc is one of the best-selling Braun series 9 electric razors.
9290cc features five shaving elements with four cutting elements and one skin-guard. Four cutting elements include two OptiFoils, Direct Cut Trimmer, and Hyper-Lift Cut Trimmer. The OptiFoils has a hexagonal design which captures more hair than typical rounded perforation and provides a closer shave.
Basically, the Direct Cut Trimmer cuts the hair growing in different directions while the Hyper-Lift captures the flat-lying strands. What makes this best for elderly men is the Skin-Guard which is present right next to Direct-Cut Trimmer. It works by smoothening the skin before the cutters make the cut to provide a clean shave free of nicks and cuts.
The combination of cutting elements and Skin-Guard is so efficient that it can work flawlessly on a three-day long beard. It gets even better because of the flexible head that can pivot in 10 different directions, cool, isn’t it? The flexible head gently adapts itself to the contours of the body and captures hair even in hard-to-reach areas. Its adaptability does not stop here, you can lock the head into a specific position to achieve high levels of precision.
Braun Series 7 featured an option to adjust the power according to the density of beard which frankly was pretty much useless. However, in Series 9, Braun has used a new SyncroSonic-Technology which automatically adjusts the power according to the density of hair. It is a good replacement for an outdated feature that required manual command.
9290cc is a waterproof electric razor which makes it best for men who prefer wet-shaving. You can shave with this electric razor while you are taking shower, with your favorite shaving foam or gel. In addition, it also makes the cleaning of this electric razor much easier.
Moving on, it comes with an innovative clean and charge station which is a user-friendly accessory. It uses an alcohol-based antiseptic to clean the electric razor of all the debris and maintain the hygienic conditions.
2. Panasonic Arc5 Es-Lv95 – Best Budget Electric Razor Elderly Man
Arc5 ES-LV95 is the ultimate solution to all the shaving problems of elderly men. This electric razor would provide you clean, close and comfortable shave in no time. It features five shaving elements including four foil cutters and one direct-cut trimmer.
The four foil cutters have a varied pattern of perforations that cut different types of hair. The direct-cut is a specialized cutter to capture the hair that is growing in different directions.
However, there is no Skin-Guard that smoothens the skin before blades make the cut. This makes it a little more aggressive than its competitors, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing for an electric razor.
These blades mount on a 14,000 CMP liner motor to deliver more cuts to get a clean shave in a shorter time. Moreover, Panasonic has implemented an Active Shaver Sensor Technology which reads the density of hair and adjusts the speed of the motor accordingly. This technology decreases the speed of the motor where the density of hair is thinner to prevent cuts and nicks on the skin. This feature is great for elderly men as their skin is more exposed and risk of nicks is higher.
In addition, it features a multi-flex pivoting head which adapts itself according to the contours of the faces. The people who have loose skin can benefit from this feature largely. Moreover, you can lock the head of the electric razor to get the maximum precision. This feature helps a lot especially when you are shaping the sideburns or mustaches.
This electric razor is a waterproof one, so is perfect for both dry and wet shave. A piece of advice from a geek; always use shaving foam with this one as it does not feature any Skin-Guard. With dry shaving, there are high chances you would get nicks or cut because of the aggressive nature of this electric razor.
Its user-friendliness even gets better as this electric razor also features a pop-up trimmer which is to shape a mustache and sideburns. You can also use it to trim long hair before using the electric razor to get a closer shave.
3. Braun Series 7 790cc – Ergonomic Design for Firm Grip
790cc is a slightly older model of Braun, but it has all the basic functions to meet your every-day shaving requirements. It features an ergonomic design which provides a firm grip even if your hands are slippery.
Braun has used plastic and rubber to build this electric razor and the built is strong enough to tolerate accidental drops.
When it comes to shaving efficacy, the four shaving elements get the job done as smoothly as possible. The design features three cutting elements and one metal piece referred to as Skin-Guard. Out of these three cutting elements, two are OptiFoils and the other one is Active-Lift trimmer.
The Active-Lift trimmer works by lifting the flat-lying strands and cutting them. In addition, the Skin-Guard smoothens the skin before blades make cut to make the overall experience more comfortable. Skin-Guard is a well-thought-out feature especially for those who are on the wrong side of age and have sensitive skin.
What makes this electric razor even better is a motor that has Intelligent Sonic and Auto-Sensing technology. This motor provides 10,000 micro-vibration and delivers 30,000 cuts in one minute to provide a close clean shave. The shaving elements are so efficient that you would not have to go over the same spot again and again.
In addition, this electric razor has five Sensitive Modes which can adjust the power to the blades. This feature is not particularly useful for people who have dense hair growth. However, the people who have lighter growth can benefit this by reducing the power to get a cut-free shave.
A point worth mentioning is the sound of this electric razor which is too loud and probably has something to do with its motor. It will definitely wake up the people sleeping nearby. However, considering the close shave it provides one can live with it.
4. Philips Norelco 9000 Prestige – Razor Cum Trimmer for Precise and Close Shave
Norelco 9000 Prestige is the latest model in the existing 9000 series and features an exquisite aluminum finish. It is the flagship model of the Philips which was launched in 2018.
There are five variants of this model and the only difference between them is the accessories they come with. The model we have at hand is “SP9820/87” and it comes with a travel case and a precision trimmer.
This is a rotary razor and usually, these razors provide relatively less close shave than foil razors.
However, this is not the case with this model. It provides even closer shave than some of the high-end foil razors like Braun Series 7. If you have used rotary razors before and were not satisfied with their aggression you should definitely give it a shot.
What makes this electric razor superior to other rotary razors is the cutters that have an innovative design. The cutters in this razor are Nano-Tech Precision blades with hundreds of nanoparticles to add further strength. These blades feature the highest level of precision and deliver extremely close shave at skin level.
It gets even better as the Beard-Adapt Sensor reads the density of beard 15 times in one second. This sensor then adjusts the speed of the blades according to the density of beard to achieve clean but comfortable shave.
Moreover, the glide of the razor on the skin is pretty smooth because of the Skin-Comfort rings. These rings have a specialized coating to ensure the glide is smooth and comfortable. In addition, it has a flexible head which can automatically adjust itself according to the contours of the face. This flexible head also enables it to capture the hair from hard-to-reach areas.
Want to know the best part? It comes with a precision trimmer which you can attach to head to finish the look. This precision head can be used to shape a mustache and sideburns.
5. Braun Series 5 5190cc – Aggression Meets Durability
Series 5 of the Braun may sound outdated but there are several reasons why it makes our list of best electric razor for an elderly man. Despite being older, 5190cc is capable enough to compete with some of the latest electric razors. Here is what compelled me to include this razor in my list.
First of all, this electric razor features an ergonomic design which provides a firm grip and prevents slippage when your hands are wet. However, even if the razor falls, the material is strong enough to tolerate the impact. This razor is extremely durable and can last years with proper care.
Secondly, it features three shaving elements, which include SensoFoil blades and Active-lift trimmer. The combination of these elements works effortlessly to provide a close and clean shave.
The shaving efficiency of this model is the same as that of series 7 even though it lacks one shaving element. This is because the Skin-Guard that is present in models of series 7 has nothing to do with shaving. It only smoothens the skin before the cutters make the cut. Therefore, the number of cutters in both models is the same and both deliver 30,000 cuts in one minute.
However, the absence of Skin-Guard makes it less comfortable than the models of series 7. This is why it might not prove to be a good choice for people who have sensitive skins. The risk of nicks and cuts is higher with this model. Therefore, it is only recommended for those elder people who have tough skin that can tolerate the aggressiveness of this razor.
The head of the razor is flexible and can turn in eight different directions. The benefit of the multi-flex head is that it is in constant contact with skin which delivers a better and closer shave. In addition, it also captures the hair that is hard to reach. Therefore, the closer shave with this electric razor is guaranteed.
Despite being older, this model is waterproof that is the best thing about this razor. If you find it a little too harsh on the skin, you can use shaving foams or gels to optimize the aggressiveness. Moreover, it also comes with clean and charge station that cleans, sensitizes and dries the razor.
Manual cleaning of this razor is tedious and the price of this razor is little more than its competition. It is surprising that models of series 7 come at a lower price than 5190cc. However, you can imagine that it would not be without a reason. Series 5 was a big hit and still is favorite of many.
6. Panasonic Es8243a Arc4 – Best at Providing Non-Irritating Close Shave
Arc4 is one of the most budget-friendly options if you are running low on budget. It comes at a reasonable price and has all the basic features one needs to meet daily shaving requirements. This electric razor is moderately aggressive but provides a good close and clean shave.
The head of the Arc4 consists of four ultra-sharp blades that have a casing of ultra-thin ARC stainless steel foils. In addition, both foil and the blades are hypoallergenic which makes it the best option for the people with sensitive skin.
The razor bumps and the cuts are major concerns for the elder people and this razor is good at preventing them.
The best part is the comfort does not come at the expense of efficiency. Despite the less aggressive nature of the electric razor, it provides a clean and close shave. This is because of the pivoting head which keeps a constant touch between skin and blades. Therefore, the blades are able to cut the hair closer of skin to provide a clean yet smooth shave.
Moreover, it also features a pop-up trimmer which is a multipurpose feature. People who have mustache can largely benefit from this one. In addition, you can also use it to shape the sideburn so it cuts down the time you spend at barbers.
Es8243a is a waterproof razor which you can use for wet shaving as well. Moreover, you can rinse it under the water which makes cleaning easy.
7. Panasonic Es-La93-K Arc4 – Get Fast but Gentle and Close Shave with This One
Panasonic is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics in the world. They get a good share of the electric razor and trimmer market and have become a force to be reckoned with in the market with its innovative features.
The products like Es-La93-K are tough competitors for companies like Braun and Philips. The quality of their product is top notch and offers well-thought-out features which take user-friendliness to a new level.
The design of the Es-La93-K offers a firm grip, however, the size of the head is a little bigger than the previous models. The bigger head covers more area on your face which provides a clean shave in no time.
However, this bigger head makes it tricky to get the area under the nose, but after some time you would learn to work around this.
This razor features ultra-thin, stainless-steel foils that lift the hairs to capture them. The hairs are then exposed to the super-sharp blades which cut them cleanly from their bases. The motor that this model features is slightly more powerful and delivers more cuts per minute than previous models.
The motor is powerful but not powerful enough to cut denser hair growths. If you would use it on a slightly thicker growth, the razor will choke and you would hear the sound of a struggling motor. However, if you would go a little slowly over that particular area, this should sort it out.
What makes this model good is its pivoting head which rotates in 360 degrees. Pivoting head automatically adjusts itself according to the contours of the face and captures hair from jawline and chin. In addition, it keeps a constant touch between the razor and the skin which provides a closer shave.
It also comes with a pop-up trimmer and the people with a mustache can largely benefit from it. In addition, you can use it to shape the sideburns and edges of beard. The pop-up trimmer reduces the number of visits and the amount of money you spend at the barber’s shop.
This electric razor comes with a clean/charge station which makes the extra price worth it. This station is easy to set up and has LED indicators for warning and reminders. Moreover, the head of this razor is removable which makes the manual cleaning and replacement of blades easier.
8. Panasonic ES-LA63-S Arc4 – Budget-Friendly High-End Electric Razor for Sensitive skin
Panasonic’s Es-LA63 is an alternative option for those who cannot afford Es-La93-K. It is identical to the Es-La93-K but comes at a lower price.
The price of the Es-La63-S is less because it does not come with clean and charge station. However, this is not a problem as this electric razor is also waterproof so cleaning is simple even without cleaning station.
The design of the head is identical to the Es-La93-K and features ultra-thin hypoallergenic stainless foils. Each of these foils has its own separate suspension that adjusts to the curves of your face and neck.
It has a two-motor system which powers these foils. Basically, the head of the razor vibrates up and down while the blades vibrate left and right.
In essence, Panasonic has implemented a dual linear motor system to power the razor’s head. One motor vibrates the head while the other one oscillates the blades. The motor delivers 56,000 cuts per minute which is why you won’t have to go over the same spot more than once. A single stroke is all it takes to clean all the lying and outgrowing strands from your face.
In addition, the head of the electric razor is slightly bigger which covers more surface and provides a fast shave. However, the bigger size makes it hard to shave on the area over the upper lip.
I like it for the fact that its head is flexible and automatically adjusts to the contours of the face to keep constant touch between blades and Skin. This helps the razor to make cuts at the level of the skin. Therefore, it provides a much closer shave just like cartridge razors.
9. Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3040s – Replace Your Cartridge Razor and Start Using This
ProSkin 3040s is one of the pioneer products that brought a good reputation to the company. As it was launched a few years back, it lacks some of the features that are present in the latest models. However, when it comes to shaving it is as good as the modern razors.
It features three shaving elements which work together to provide a close but gentle shave. Braun has implemented the Micro-Comb Technology in this model which captures more hair in a single stroke. In addition, the blades are pressure sensitive and automatically retract back when you apply more than required pressure.
These characteristics make the razor gentler on the skin and reduce the chances of cuts and nicks. Moreover, it has SensoFoil which protects the skin from super sharp cutters and makes the overall experience more comfortable.
The size of the head is optimum and this enables it to reach areas where razors with the bigger head are unable to reach. However, the head of this model does not pivot which makes it difficult to capture hair from jawline and neck.
This model does not come with clean and charge station which is understandable considering the price of this razor. Moreover, the razor is waterproof so cleaning is not one of the problems anyway. You can also use this razor under the shower or with the soap for a wet shave. I like this feature a lot as most of the models that come in this price range lack water resistance. Therefore, you are only stuck with dry shaving which can be a little uncomfortable.
10. Wahl Professional 8061 – Best Electric Razor for Balck Elderly Man
Last but least on our list for the Best Electric Razor for Elderly Man is Wahl 8061. It is a beast in the world of electric razors and as its name says, intended only for those who are pros. The quality of the shave that this razor provides can even beat the closeness of cartridge razors.
It features a two-blade design which cuts the hair extremely close to the skin. Therefore, it provides you a shave that you have always wished for. If you are new to the razors it will take some time to adjust to the aggressiveness of this model.
I love this razor for the fact that it features a Gold foil which makes the razor gentle on the skin. Because of this Gold foil, it is kind on the skin and provides a bump-free shave. These features, being hard on hair and gentle on skin, makes this razor one of the best options for the elderly people of African-American origins.
The head of this razor is slightly small which is why it takes some time to clean all the face. However, the blades are sharp enough so you would not have to go over the same spot again and again. The smaller head also makes it easier to get the hair from the area under nose.
The head of this electric razor is not flexible which makes it difficult to capture hair from the contours of the face. However, it would not be a problem if you learn the right technique to use this electric razor.
A Comprehensive Buyer Guide for the Best Electric Razor for Elderly Man
Whether you are young or are elderly, you need to consider a lot of features when you going for an electric razor. The skin of elderly people becomes sensitive and the wrinkles make the problem even worse. Therefore, it is important to pour a lot of thought into the electric razors before deciding to go with any.
Here is the list of a few features you must look for if you are purchasing it for elderly men.
Shaving Elements - Impart the Basic Features to Any Electric Razor
Shaving elements are the basic components of any razor which are responsible for cleaner and close shave. Therefore, it is important to know the configuration and the type of shaving elements before going for one. Moreover, every razor has a certain type of these shaving elements which makes it specific for a particular hair type.
These shaving elements include Active-Lift trimmer which is designed for the strands that are lying flat while the Direct-Cutters are designed for hair growing in different directions. There is a long list of these elements and each of them serves a unique purpose.
Before making the purchase make sure you know your skin and hair type and then look for the elements that suit you the most. For example, the people who have sensitive skin should look for shaving elements like Skin-Guards. This element smoothens the skin before blades make the cut which makes the shave comfortable.
The information regarding these shaving elements is usually provided by the manufacturer. Make sure to understand that shaving elements and how they work before making the purchase.
Type of Electric Razor - Foil Vs Rotary
There are two main types of electric razors; foil razors and rotary razors. The working mechanism and the purposes of both razors are different. The foil razors are usually more aggressive and are good for denser hair growth. On the other hand, rotary razors are kinder and gentler on the skin and are good for thinner hair growth.
So, which one is good for you, your skin type and hair growth decide this. Make sure you know your skin and the type of hair growth before making the purchase.
Motor System - Higher Number of Cuts Per Minute Means More Efficiency
The shaving elements use the power of the motor system which is different for every electric razor. Some of them feature powerful motors while others have moderate ones. The powerful motor makes the electric razor more aggressive as it delivers more cuts in unit time. Therefore, it is important to know the type of motor system which is present in your electric razor.
The people who have thicker and denser hair growth should prefer powerful motors. On the other hand, people with thinner growth should prefer a moderate motor system.
You can classify an electric razor motor as moderate if it delivers 25,000-30,000 cuts per minute. This type of razors works fine for almost every hair growth. However, there are some electric razors that can deliver up to 40,000 cuts per minute which are suitable for much thicker hair growth.
Therefore, always make sure you know the thickness and density of your hair growth before making the purchase and number of cuts into consideration.
Size of Head - Bigger Head Covers More Area But ……….
The size of the head of an electric razor is the one feature that can easily get neglected, however it imparts some important characteristics to the razor. An electric razor with a bigger head provides a faster shave as it covers more area. However, the electric razor with the bigger head is difficult to use on hard-to-reach areas like upper lips/under the nose.
On the other hand, the electric razors with smaller head make it easy to capture hair from tricky areas. However, these electric razors take a lot more time as they cover a lesser area per movement.
Flexible Head - Flexibility is Always Good But…...
A flexible head is one of the best features an electric razor can have. It not only makes it easier to capture hair from contours but also maintains a constant touch between blades and skin. Therefore, it provides a much closer shave in a comfortable and kind way.
An electric razor with a flexible head is good, but it is not that simple. The latest models offer much more flexibility than the older models but they also cost a lot more. Here is the thing, the electric razor which can pivot in six different directions can get the job done. Therefore, there is no need for an electric razor which offers, like, 10 pivoting directions if the one with six directions can get the job done.
The pivoting directions are nothing more than a gimmickry to attract the customers. Find the one that has at least six pivoting directions and then looks for the other features. Therefore, this is not a feature which should define your choice.
Water Resistance - Waterproof Razors Enable Wet Shaving
If you are like most men, you prefer wet shaving over dry shave because it is relatively comfortable and takes less time. However, not all electric razors are made for wet shaving. Even if you prefer dry shave you should go for waterproof models because they are much more convenient.
An electric razor that is waterproof can easily be washed and cleaned contrary to non-waterproof models. The models which are not waterproof makes the cleaning tedious and tiring.
However, if you are a wet-razor then this is a necessary feature and you should look for it. You can also shave under the shower with waterproof models.
Clean and Charge Station - Not a Necessity But Makes Life Easy
This is one of the most convenient features an electric razor can offer. This station cleans the razor by itself and lubricates it. Some of these stations even support alcohol-based chemicals which makes the cleaning hygienic. Alcohol is an antiseptic liquid which kills the microbes that find their way into the razor. In addition, this station also lubricates the razor, so it keeps the machinery in good working condition.
Battery Timing - An Important Feature to Consider
Most of the electric razors rely on a rechargeable battery and do not work properly if the battery is not charged. You would not want the battery to run out when you are in the middle of a shave.
Therefore, it is important to get a razor that has a good battery life. A razor should at least provide 45-50 minutes of shaving time so that it can last you a couple of shaves.
FAQs about Best Electric Razor for Elderly Man
Shaving is difficult for elderly people but with the right electric razor, the job can get easier. However, the huge variety of electric razors makes it difficult to make a choice. We have tried to outline 10 of the best electric razors for an elderly man.
However, if asked to pick one I would say Braun Series 9 9290cc. It has a skin guard which makes it suitable for people with sensitive skin. In addition, its five shaving elements enable it to tackle different hair types and growths. Give it a shot, however, don't forget to give the rest of the list a thorough look for the one that fits your needs.
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