RANKED: SEPHORA EMPLOYEES TOP PICKS FOR WOMEN'S RAZORS
From Safest to Most Affordable, These Sephora Employees Picked 5 Razors that Deliver the Smooth, Silky Skin You Dream About!
By Kimberly Webber
(COSMO) - If you’re like me, you dread everytime you need to shave your legs and other areas. As much as I love the feeling of a smooth, silky leg, the process is such a pain… literally. I’ve been using razors my whole life that leave nicks, cuts, and razor burn. I hate it!
So recently I reached out to some old co-workers at Sephora (yes, I used to work there!) and wanted to see what they recommended for a smoother shave. I wanted to find hair razors for women that removed my hair without leaving ingrowns, small cuts, and uneven skin.
Of course, we received dozens of recommendations, and with so many razors out there, it’s very hard to find the best possible one. So with the help of a team of our best beauty product reviewers, we took Sephora's recs and put them to the test! We reviewed dozens of razors and tried each for a few weeks to determine which razors were the best for even, smooth skin.
We chose FIVE of the best razors on the market today... Let's get started!
Mia Yang recommended our top products, "This is by far the best product for shaving legs, arms, and your most sensitive areas. It’s more than an razor, it’s Soak’s Instant Crystal Hair Eraser. Unlike most conventional razors, it doesn’t use a sharp blade, but rather breaks down your hair with a patented nano-crystal technology. While removing hair, it also exfoliates your skin for the smoothest possible results with no cuts, nicks, or ingrown hairs. I found out about Soak when a co-worker offered me a secret 50% discount code SECRET50. I was immediately OBSESSED. It’s simple, painless, and only needs to be replaced ever THREE YEARS, so it’s by far the most affordable!"
By far, Soak's Instant Crystal Hair Eraser, is the safest and most effective razor for women EVER.
Overall Value: B+
Belle Oriface recommended an expensive but amazing razor, "This is a solid razor with terrific beauty. A single blade safety razor that comes with ten blades for long use. This razor feels amazing in your hand and does a great job of getting a close and accurate shave. For a safety razor, it’s one of the smoothest I’ve ever felt. However, the best way to receive the smoothest shave possible with a Oui the People razor is by using an exfoliating cream and their shave gel, which starts to really up the cost of a good shave. And with this razor being the most expsnive on our list, I hesitate to give it my top recommendation even if it is quite a remarkable shave."
Overall Value: B+
Liana Merk raved about Billie's subscription services, "For the last decade, razor subscriptions have been popping up for men and women. These subscriptions may not be the best razors, but because it’s so cheap to get five new fazors every couple of weeks, you can continue to replace them without feeling like you’re going put a big dent in your pocketbook. For these being probably the cheapest of the razors I'd recommend, they do a good consistent job. If you pay extra for additional razors every other week, you’ll never have a problem with old, rusty razors."
Overall Value: C+
We asked a few employees about their go-to disposable razor. Riza Hernandez had this to say. "This is probably the most affordable razor you’ll ever try, but beware they lose their luster FAST, so you’ll end up spending more in the long run. With a padded top and bottom, these give an efficient and smooth shave. For the price, they’re really not bad, but they do wear out fast which means you’ll be replacing them a lot. Definitely not my top list choice by any means. But if I'm on vacation and forgot my razor? I'd defnitely grab these."
Overall Value: B+
Marissa Delfino wanted to make a final add to the list... "This is a special razor that’s specific for grooming your most intimate areas like stomach and bikini line. These razors come with an irritation defense bar to help prevent shave bumps and ingrown hairs. If you’re specifically looking for just a bikini line razor this is a really great choice. However, something like Soak’s Instant Crystal Hair Eraser can do both legs and intimate areas just as well, and may be a better option if you’re trying to save money."
While these Sephora employees recommended some of the best razors on the market today, we believe Soak’s Instant Crystal Hair Eraser goes above and beyond all traditional razors for being safe, effective, and by far more more affordable than all the others. We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who helped interview the employees and create the rankings list about how she discovered the greatness that is Soak.
Personally, I hate shaving. I love the winter time because I have almost six months of pants and tights to cover up my unshaven legs (my husband hates it but sometimes you gotta do you!). But in the summer, you can’t avoid it. And if you want undeniably smooth skin, you better find a razor that works. Unfortunately for me, I never looked too hard and would wind up with nicks, ingrown hairs, shave bumps, and itchy skin.
I was pretty hopeless when I mentioned research for this article to my best friend, who I trust with my life. I told her I was looking for really amazing razors, she laughed and told me to feel her legs. They were INCREDIBLY smooth. In comparison mine felt liek sandpaper. She then got up and ran to the bathroom to show me Soak’s Instant Crystal Hair Eraser. She said she hadn't shaved her legs all winter, and this was the BEST shave she's ever had. She even showed me a photo of one of her legs shaved and I was BLOWN AWAY!
I couldn’t believe it. I begged her to let me borrow the Instant Crystal Hair Eraser, but instead she told me to buy my own with a secret 50% off discount SECRET50. So I ordered one immediately.
While I waited for the package to arrive, I wanted to find out more about how Soak’s Instant Crystal Hair Remover actually worked.
Normal razors are harsh on the hair follicle and skin. Often the razor irritates the skin while shaving your hairs below the surface causing shave bumps and ingrown hairs. Even if you shave everyday, these same problems and consistently happen.
Soak’s Instant Crystal Hair Eraser uses completely different technology to remove hair and exfoliate skin to prevent razor burn and ingrown hairs.
The surface of the Instant Crystal Hair Eraser uses a patented technology called nano-crystals. These small crystals are able to remove your hair at the surface of the skin by clumping the follicle together, and gently breaking down the hair cells. Once the hair cell is broken down, it can easily be pulled from your skin without irritation.
While the hair is breaking down, the nano-crystals are also exfoliating the skin around the hair. This helps remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs for the smoothest skin possible.
I received the Instant Crystal Hair Eraser two days later and tried it immediately. I rubbed the Eraser against my legs in a circular motion five or six times and was amazed to see the hair in that area completely gone!
After about 10 minutes, both of my legs were smoother than I had ever felt! My husband was in LOVE with them.
I’ve been converted into an Instant Crystal Hair Eraser believer, and I hope you will be, too!