Here is the deal:
All women have facial hair whether it’s peach fuzz or coarse hair.
That’s why I’m going to introduce you with a solution: some of the best epilators for face.
Whatever it might be, simply peach fuzz or coarse, facial hair should not be an embarrassment for any woman! It’s not like it’s our fault for having it, we didn’t ask for it so why are we to be looked at differently because we have hairs on our upper lip, sideburns or chin?
You shouldn’t be embarrassed about your facial hair and the only reason for wanting to remove it is because you do it for yourself and not in order to avoid being judged by others.
I have hair on my sideburns and it’s quite dark and noticeable, especially under a bright light, but I don’t intend to remove it in the near future or maybe ever. It doesn’t bother me.
I already epilate a big part of my body so I don’t need to add another part to the list.
I’ll just stick to removing my upper lip and tweezing my eyebrows. It’s more than enough.
Why should you choose an epilator for face?
Because shaving and hair removal creams only last for two days so are utterly annoying and time consuming!
With an epilator everything is so simple.
What you should expect:
If you get an epilator, the results are comparable to those that you get from waxing. By the way, facial wax strips are great also, I’ve used them for many years before switching to epilating my facial hair, as well.
More than a year ago I bought a Braun 9561 and since it comes with a facial cap, I decided to give it a try. It was really good, fast, and efficient so I replaced my cold facial wax strips with my epilator.
However, I am glad that I used wax strips for so long before my skin was totally used to the shock of removing hairs from the root so nowadays even the post-epilation redness is gone in an hour or so.
A facial epilator removes hairs from the root, which means that you will have smooth skin for around two weeks up to a month! That’s the biggest advantage.
An epilator for face is also a cheap hair removal method.
After buying the device that’s best for you, batteries are at best the only spending that you’ll have to make, depending on which model you’re getting.
How to Choose the Best Epilator for Face
When deciding to get an epilator for face there is an important question to be considered.
Do you want a device designed to remove only facial hair, or do you want an epilator that can be used to remove hair from all over your body, including facial hair?
I will speak about both choices and, hopefully, after reading this post you will decide which alternative is the best one.
Some women have thin hair/peach fuzz, while others have coarse hair. These two classifications are the most important criteria to consider when choosing the best epilator for face.
Here’s the kicker:
Some facial epilators are not powerful enough to pull out coarse hairs from the root, while others are just cutting the hairs at the surface of the skin. That’s not their job! Their job is to remove facial hair from the root.
Here’s how you use it:
Just use your chosen epilator in the opposite direction of the hair growth and move it gently. If you’ve used a tweezer to remove facial hair then you know that it hurts so an epilator hurts, too.
The pain is a little more intense because many hairs are removed at the same time. But it’s also a lot faster and in time you get used to those pinches.
What about the eyebrows? Can you use an epilator on your eyebrows?
The answer is no. Tweezers or threading are pretty much your options.
If you plan on removing hair from your eyebrows, hold on to your tweezer because the surface of any epilator for face is just too big for the eyebrows. Besides that, you easily remove hair from the sideburns, upper lip, and chin.
1. Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18
Previously, I have recommended the Emjoi AP-9l. I considered that it was the best facial epilator not because it was extraordinary but because it pretty much didn’t lack anything.
However, Emjoi has decided to discontinue their really good facial epilator and replace it with the new and improved Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18.
It seems to be just as good an epilator as the Ap-9l was. It just has double the tweezers. Instead of having 9 tweezers this one has 18 tweezers.
I am still wondering if those are too many tweezers for facial hair removal but it seems not. It will definitely hurt! A lot in the beginning but it gets better in time.
You can definitely use it to remove hairs from the underarms and the bikini line, as well. Even if you aren’t looking for the best epilator for face this can be a very good epilator for those two sensitive areas.
The only problem is that it’s battery-operated, 2 AA batteries are needed and they are not included in the package. It would have been perfect if it was rechargeable.
Maybe the next model will be because it’s much more convenient for people. I’m personally starting to forget that there are still things that need batteries to function.
They very good news is that the Emjoi Epi Slim e18 seems to be even better at removing thin hairs.
It has the Skin Glide Technology as well, which meant that there is a 3 disc system – 1 disc is fixed while the other two open and close while stretching the skin for more comfort during epilation.
But it’s still going to be painful.
I’m not happy that the Emjoi AP-9l is gone but I am definitely satisfied with its replacement! It seems to be even better than its predecessor.
A cleaning brush is included but I would recommend washing it from time to time for a better hygiene.
Do I recommend the new Emjoi Epi Slim?
Yes, definitely, because it removes hairs without breaking them. It removes hairs from the root whether we are talking about peach fuzz or coarse hair.
That’s why the Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18 is my new recommendation for the best facial epilator.
If you want an even more powerful alternative for the best facial epilator, check out the Emjoi eRase e60. It also comes with a sensitive area cap, has 60 tweezers, and it can be used to remove facial hair. It’s a pretty great epilator.
2. Braun 820 Facial Epilator and Facial Cleansing Brush
It was high time for Braun to release an epilator for face. But they didn’t stop there.
They also included a facial cleansing brush in the package. That’s why its price is not nearly as affordable as the price for Emjoi Epi-Slim, the model reviewed above.
Let’s see what the epilator has to offer and after that I’ll talk about the brush, too.
First of all, there are 3 packages under the Braun Facial Epilator and Cleansing Brush name. There’s the 810 model, the 820 and the 830, the latter being the most expensive of all 3 because it has a lighted mirror and a beauty pouch. It’s also known as the premium edition.
The difference between Braun 810 and Braun 820 is that the latter includes and extra brush refill. So, I’ve considered the 820 to be the best deal from the 3.
Want to know the best part?
This epilator is one of the prettiest that I’ve seen.
Its shape is unique, the head is really slim so that it can function with a better precision in small areas, like the space between our eyebrows. You’ll get used to it pretty quickly.
The Braun 820 Facial Epilator has 10 tweezers.
It’s a powerful epilator for face. It has no problem with coarse hairs. And the peach fuzz is easily removed from the root, too. It can be used on all areas of the face.
Regarding the cleansing brush, it’s one of the best ways to exfoliate your face.I’m all in favor of using facial cleansing brushes.
However, you should know that the brush included by Braun cleans the face through rotations. That’s why it should only be used by people who don’t suffer from breakouts or zits. The rotations might make them worse.
As a small update:
I really don’t know what to think about this epilator.
I was really excited about recommending the Braun facial epilator because it had an amazing shape and it had 10 tweezers, which would make it really powerful.
However, many users have reported battery problems. The average time seems to be 6 months. After 6 months some models have stopped working entirely.
For the price it had, Braun could have found a way to make it rechargeable instead of working on batteries.
Thus, if you want just a facial epilator get the Emjoi AP-9L, it’s the only option at the moment and, fortunately, it’s a device that has withstood the test of time.
With the Braun 820 it’s a matter of luck. You can be the lucky one that gets a fully functioning model for a long time. But there is also the reverse of the medal.
If you want an epilator for face + body, check out the two models below.
3. Braun Silk Epil 7 Expressive 7681
Braun Silk Epil 7 Expressive 7681 is the device that does a wonderful job at being one of the best epilators for legs, arms, a great epilator for underarms, bikini area and as being one of the best epilator for face.
It’s the complete package so it’s also more expensive than the rest.
This model comes with a facial cap, which reduces the number of tweezers that make contact with the skin.
Via this downsize in the number of tweezers that make contact with the face, it can be used to remove hair from the upper lip, chin, and sideburns.
The facial cap is incredibly narrow and that’s why Braun 7681 works so great in removing facial hair, peach fuzz or coarse it doesn’t make any difference.
Being an epilator designed for the entire body, it’s also incredibly powerful thus you need to use the narrow facial cap to remove facial hair. That accessory transforms it into one of the best epilator for face, great for removing peach fuzz and coarse hairs, too.
Being a wet & dry epilator, you have to charge it for 1 hour and then it can be used cordless for up to 40 minutes. But you don’t need 40 minutes to remove facial hair so a single charge will be enough to remove all the hair.
I truly recommend Braun Silk Epil 7 Expressive 7681 as being an overall amazing epilator, as I’ve also mentioned in my epilator reviews guide.
Want to know the best part?
If you plan on epilating not only facial hair but the rest of your body as well, then you might be better off paying for just one amazing product, instead of two.
4. Braun Silk Epil 9
For me, this is my new best epilator for face.
I decided to get the new Silk Epil 9 epilator because I wanted to see what it can do. I was so curious to see if this is one of the best epilators for 2016 and probably for the next couple of years until another model is released.
After buying the 9561 and removing with it even my facial hair, I can easily say that this new series from Braun is amazing. At least from my point of view.
Some epilators from the Braun Silk Epil 9 series come with a facial cap some don’t.
I recommend the 9579 because it has all the accessories that someone might want: massage rollers cap, skin contact cap, facial cap, shaving head and trimmer cap, facial cleansing brush and charging stand.
My 9561 doesn’t have the cleansing brush for facial exfoliation. That’s the only difference between the two.
But if you don’t need all those accessories, you can get one with less accessories, which should also be cheaper.
Now let me tell you about my experience:
First of all it was painful.
And that is coming from someone who has been using cold facial wax strips for the last 7-8 years. The two sensations are a bit different because a facial epilator removes the hairs gradually, while the wax removes a bigger strip all at once.
For me, the sensation is best described as tickling with pain.
The little indentation on the upper lip hurts the most.
The good news is that the pain is not in vain, the hairs are successfully removed, whether you have coarse or thin fine hairs.
I’ve used the epilator on speed 1 with the facial cap attached. I tried with the massage rollers cap on thinking it will be faster but it was a bit painful so I switched back to the facial cap.
Until now I’ve used my new Braun Silk Epil 9561 twice.
My upper lip hairs started to really show after about 3 weeks but I got so busy with work that it took me another week until I finally said that I really need to remove those hairs from my face.
There were a lot of hairs. I don’t recommend letting that much time pass between sessions. It was more painful than the first time because this time the hairs were bigger and a lot more of them. Stick to epilating once every two weeks.
Besides being one of the best epilators for face, it’s a great one for body, too. I am well aware of the fact that it’s expensive but it can remove hairs from the entire body plus face.
It’s fast, powerful, it removes coarse hairs as well as thin fine short hairs. It’s all I need for now.
5. Bellabe an Alternative to Rotatory Facial Epilators
Bellabe Facial Hair Remover is an alternative to rotatory epilators for face. It has become highly popular in the recent years. So let’s see if it would suit your needs or not.
What is it?
It’s basically a spring with two handles so some might say that it’s a little bit expensive for a spring but a big amount of reviews say it works great in removing thin fine hairs from the root.
I’ve only mentioned that Bellabe works great for removing peach fuzz/thinner hairs but its results are not that great when it comes to removing coarse hairs. For that, you will be better off with the Emjoi Epi Slim or either one of the two Braun devices.
How do you use it?
It’s simple. You hold the handles and pull them until the spring is shaped like a U. With your thumbs, twist it inwards and outwards and as you twist this manual epilator, the hairs get trapped into the coil and are removed from the root. So you should have smooth facial skin for at least two weeks.
What’s so great about Bellabe?
The results are long lasting, it’s incredibly easy to use, it’s affordable, and it’s fast.
Even though multiple passes are necessary for getting all the hairs removed from the root, suffering from irritations may not be a viable concern.
It hurts just like any other epilator because it removes multiple hairs from the root at the same time but, as I always say, you get used to it rapidly. It’s only recommended for the upper lip, cheeks, and chin so you should keep it away from your eyebrows.
These are my 5 recommendations for some of the best epilators for face, which one do you prefer or which facial epilator model are you using at the moment?