Top 10 Epilator Reviews for 2018

10 epilators reviewed
To write these awesome epilator reviews I’ve spent countless hours researching and testing different models on the market so you don’t have to.

It has been a challenge but a beautiful challenge nonetheles.

I had a lot of fun researching all these hair removal devices. My only reward would be for you to find the right device after going through my epilator reviews.

Whether you have heard about epilators or not, from my post you’re going to quickly understand:

  •  what is an epilator;
  •  which are the features to look for when shopping for one;
  •  and how it should be used;

You’re going to discover that epilators are awesome.


Top 10 Epilator Reviews: Which are the Top Epilators to Buy in 2018

  1. Philips Satinelle HP6401 –Body
  2. Braun Silk Epil 3270 –Body + Trimmer & Shaver Attachments
  3. Remington EP7030E –Body + Face Epilator
  4. Emjoi eRase e60 –Body & Face
  5. Braun Silk Epil 5280 –Body
  6. Emjoi AP-18 –Body
  7. Panasonic ES-ED90-P –Body + Face Epilator
  8. Braun Silk Epil 7 –Body and Face
  9. Braun Silk Epil 9 –Body & Face
  10. Emjoi Epi Slim e18 –Facial Epilator

I have been an epilator girl for about 10 years now and I still think that these devices are a cheaper alternative to waxing and a longer-lasting hair removal method than shaving and depilatory creams.

Without further ado,

Here are all the epilators reviewed:


1. Philips Hp6401: Cheap Epilator for the Body


 

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Pros

Philips Satinelle HP640 is the perfect example of a classic epilator.

There’s nothing fancy about it, just that it does its job of removing hairs from the root.

It offers very satisfactory performances.

Plus,

The price is the lowest you can get so this might work for a lot of women.

An alternative situated in the same price range would be Braun Silk-Epil 3170.

  • it’s corded
  • it has two speeds
  • it has an efficiency cap which is always a must
  • and the design makes it easy to hold so it’s ergonomically shaped, to put it in fancier terms
  • another important feature is that you can wash the epilation head
  • furthermore, it has 21 tweezers

It’s not a lot, I know.

Further down the road in this post on epilator reviews you will discover a device with 72 tweezers.

What’s the difference between the two?

Fewer tweezers means that the epilation process will be longer but at the same time the price is directly proportionate to the number of tweezers.

It’s up to you if you go for rapidity or for the lower cost.

The only accessory included is the efficiency cap.

It might not seem much but it should help a great deal.

Philips HP6401 is an amazingly affordable choice and it’s not as painful as other epilators, which is a big bonus.

It’s definitely the ultimate low cost model from these reviews.

Cons

It doesn’t have a built-in light but that’s not an incredible loss.

Also,

Philips HP6401 doesn’t come with a cleaning brush but that is replaced by the possibility of washing the epilation head.

You can replace the cleaning brush with a normal toothbrush.

Conclusions

I think that the Philips Hp6401 is totally worth it.

Given the low price and I recommend it to all of you, especially if you are on a tight budget and want to keep it simple and classic.

If you want something else, please continue reading this post on epilator reviews.


2. Braun Silk Epil 3270: Cheap Epilator for Body + Trimmer & Shaver Attachments


 

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Pros

The Braun Silk Epil 3270 is in the same price range as the above epilator, the Philips Hp6401.

So, this is is the second best cheap model in my epilator reviews.

The Silk Epil 3 series is very old, I am assuming that it was released around 10 years ago.

It’s still incredibly popular and the Silk Epil 3270 has a lot to offer for its affordable price:

  • 20 tweezers
  • massage rollers attachment
  • built-in light
  • 2 speeds
  • shaver head and trimmer cap
  • corded

The massage rollers attachment replaces the efficiency cap. It’s actually good at making the pain a bit more bearable.

Even so,

It’s still going to be painful. That’s valid for all epilators.

Cons

I would personally have preferred a sensitive area cap instead of the shaver and trimmer attachments but I can understand why for some people those attachments might be helpful.

The thing is,

The Braun Silk Epil 3270 has only 20 tweezers so, it’s going to take a while to remove all the hairs.

It will also break some instead of removing them from the root.

It’s an affordable model so you will need a bit of time to remove all the hairs, you will need several passes.

Conclusions

There’s not much to say about the Braun Silk Epil 3270.

It’s one of the cheapest epilators and one of the oldest but it’s still very good at removing hairs from the root, which is the essential aspect when talking about any epilator reviews.


3. Remington EP7030E: The Cheapest Wet & Dry Body + Face Epilator


 

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Pros

The Remington EP7030E is a bit of an unusual model.

Why do I say that?

Because it’s really affordable. Well, that’s not entirely the strangest thing.

The aspect that surprises me is the attachments that come with it:

  • efficiency cap with aloe vera, there are some tiny green rolls there that massage the skin so it’s the Remington version for the massage rollers attachment from Braun
  • precision cap which is actually a facial cap and it can also be used on the bikini area, thus making the package complete
  • it’s cordless and wet & dry so it can be used under the shower

This is the cheapest wet & dry epilator that can be used to remove hairs from the whole body plus face.

Besides that, the Remington EP7030E also has:

  • 40 tweezers
  • 2 speeds
  • built-in light

Cons

As always,

When it comes to cordless epilators, there are complaints about the battery not holding a charge after a few months of use.

It’s the reason why people are still not entirely comfortable about buying a cordless model.

Me and many others are still waiting for a corded epilator with all the right accessories, like the Braun 5780 but that one is not easily available worldwide.

Conclusions

What exactly is the Remington EP7030E?

It’s the much more affordable version of the Braun Silk Epil 7. It’s still impressive.


4. Emjoi eRase e60: Corded Affordable Epilator for Body & Face


 

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Pros

The Emjoi eRase e60 is one of my favorite epilators and there’s no way I was going to leave it out of my epilator reviews.

It has a lot going on:

  • a really affordable price
  • 60 tweezers, second after the Emjoi AP-18 in the number of tweezers
  • a sensitive attachment that covers some of those 60 tweezers, letting you use the Emjoi e60 to even remove facial hair
  • corded
  • 2 speeds
  • the Skin Glide Technology that lifts up the flat hairs
  • the 3 disc system that ensures that the skin is stretched during hair removal for a bit of comfort, you will still need to kip the skin taut
  • and there’s even shaver and trimmer attachments

Cons

There’s no built-in light, it’s a characteristic, or a lack of, belonging to all Emjoi models.


Conclusions

Do you want a powerful device, corded, that comes with a sensitive attachment that lets you use it to even remove facial hairs, all for a truly affordable price?

Then the Emjoi eRase e60 might be your answer.


5. Braun Silk Epil 5280: A Powerful Epilator for Body


 

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Pros

The Braun Silk Epil 5280 is the predecessor for the Braun Silk Epil 7.

Actually, they’re identical.

Except for the considerable price difference between the two.

The thing is that you can use the facial and sensitive area caps that come the SE7 on the Silk Epil 5280, too.

If your Braun SE7 ends up not holding a charge any longer (it has happened to plenty of users), then you can buy the more reliable 5280 and use the attachments on it.

The Braun 5280 is just as powerful and as good as removing coarse and thin hairs from the root.

It has:

  • 40 tweezers, powerful and efficient, that don’t cut the hairs at the surface but pull them from the root
  • massage rollers attachment for a bit of comfort during epilation
  • corded
  • 2 speeds
  • built-in light

It also comes with an ice pack but I recommend using that one after epilation if you want to sooth the skin, definitely not before.

Cons

Actually,

When it comes to the Braun 5280 I pretty much don’t have any complaints.

It doesn’t have a sensitive area cap or a facial one so, you can only use it for bodily hair removal but it’s also quite affordable.


Conclusions

The Braun Silk Epil 5280 is a powerful corded epilator that removes hairs from the root without breaking them at the surface whether they are thin or coarse.

It’s a fast epilator, you will need just two passes to remove the hairs.

Even though it’s pretty affordable, this is a sturdy reliable model that you will be with you for many many years to come.

That’s why I like it so much and that’s the main reason for including it in my epilator reviews.


6. Emjoi AP-18: The Most Powerful Epilator for Body


 

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The Emjoi AP-18 is an innovative device like no other – it has two opposed heads.

Pros

These two opposed heads together have 72 tweezers so it’s probably the fastest epilator out there.

If that doesn’t impress you,

You will be pleased by the middle lifting fingers, meaning that it’s capable of efficiently removing flat and short hairs, not only the coarse thick dark ones.

It’s expected to remove hairs as short as 0.5mm and, after reading some reviews written by women currently using it, I would say that it keeps its promise.

So far so good, excellent, I might say.

72 tweezers is an impressive number but there’s the general opinion that the bigger the number of tweezers the more pain you feel, with the advantage of getting smooth skin more quickly.

In this case,

The AP-18 from Emjoi is an exception and I’m truly glad to know that women who are already using it are proud to say that the pain level is more than acceptable.

There is no debate on pain vs. speed.

It’s only about speed and less pain.

It’s a corded device, which is pretty logical since it’s so powerful.

It also features 2 speeds .

And it comes with a cleaning brush for hygiene plus the head is detachable so it could be washed.

Speaking of hygiene, the Silver Ion Technology provides antimicrobial protection, which may also help with reducing ingrown hairs.

I think that you’ve guessed by now that I find the Emjoi AP-18 Emagine Dual Opposed 72 Tweezer Head Epilator to be fascinating!

It’s not only good for women but also for men because it’s fast and powerful.

The alternative is the specifically designed epilator for men Emjoi AP-18MS.

Cons

I’m already sold, even though it lacks the built-in light and there are no caps.


Conclusions

The Emjoi AP-18 might be a bit on the expensive side but I think that it’s worth every penny.

But let’s see, maybe the coming up epilator reviews are going to reveal an even better unit.


7. Panasonic ES-ED90-P: A Very Good Wet & Dry Body + Face Epilator


 

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Pros

Firstly, the design is quite nice, it’s just so girlish.

Okay, let’s get past my enthusiasm and see what Panasonic ES-ED90-P has to offer for its pretty high price tag.

Be warned that the price for this device fluctuates a lot. Sometimes it’s really affordable so don’t rush into buying it.

If it’s on sale, definitely get it.

It’s a wet & dry epilator, which means you can use it with shower gel.

Obviously, it’s cordless.

It gets fully charged in an hour and you get to use it for up to 40 minutes.

It cannot be used corded.

It has 48 tweezers so one would think that it’s pretty painful, besides being really fast.

Well,

You would be mistaken thinking that it’s pretty painful.

There are many women who vouch that this is the least painful epilator for them and I think the side-to-side gliding head is an innovation that helps a lot.

Another great advantage, which is much appreciated by me as a reviewer and a writer of this post on epilator reviews, is that there are two epilating heads included:

  • the wide dual-disc epilation head
  • and the gentle epilator head for sensitive areas hair removal

The normal head is the one with the whole 48 tweezers, which makes it really fast and powerful.

You can switch between the two heads when it comes to removing hairs from sensitive areas.

The Panasonic ES-ED90-P is described as a 3 in 1 hair removal system but what does it mean?

It means that there are:

  • the tweezers head (epilator head)
  • a shaver head
  • and a bikini trimmer head

There is also a pedicure buffer for removing dry callous skin.

The tweezer head is the only one that removes hair from the root, the other two caps just cut it at the surface of the skin, out of which the shaver head cuts the hairs more closely to the skin than the trimmer one.

All the caps can be used with either foam/soap or directly on the bare skin.

This is a 2-speed epilator and it also has a built-in light.

The box also includes a travel pouch and a cleaning brush and of course, for even better hygiene, you can wash it.

I’ve also written a full Panasonic ES-ED90-P review, if you are interested for a more in-depth approach.

Cons

Are there any serious things that I don’t like about the Panasonic ES-ED90-P?

The answer is a clear loud no.


Conclusions

As I’ve already mentioned earlier in this post including 10 epilator reviews, cordless models are not exactly my favorite ones but since this is a wet & dry one it couldn’t be any other way.

It’s a model with so many attachments and when the price is good this is an amazing device.


8. Braun Silk Epil 7: One of the Best Epilators for Body and Face


 

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Pros

It’s great for women who want to take a relaxing bath and get some hairs removed at the same time.

It’s also a good epilator for men, being powerful.

Being wet and dry, it’s also cordless.

Charging takes 1 hour and it’s functional for up to 40 minutes.

It’s easy to clean since it can be washed without any problems, no worries there.

Some users have complained that after a while the battery stops holding a charge so it would be best to prolong the 2-year warranty, just make sure that it covers the battery, too.

It has 40 tweezers, which is nothing spectacular at first.

The spectacular thing is how fast this model is and how powerful it is.

What is also spectacular is that the tweezers are close-grip so it’s supposed to pluck hairs as tiny as 0.5mm, just like the above epilator from Emjoi.

I did a little digging on this aspect because it interests me deeply.

The findings are:

According to many women, the Silk-Epil 7561 does remove even the smallest ones.

It’s really great to find out that it works as it’s supposed to because it has a pretty big price tag and it justifies it really well.

If you’ve noticed,

The Braun Silk Epil 7561 is highly similar to Panasonic ES-WD51-P, and they’re in a close price range, too.

They’re both wet and dry epilators, they both have a trimmer head, shaver head, and tweezers head, and they both function up to 40 minutes on a single charge.

Braun 7561 has:

  • a dedicated facial cap
  • a sensitive area cap also called the underarm cap, which can perfectly work for the bikini area, as well
  • and an efficiency cap

It seems that Braun Silk Epil 7561 is the complete package so it’s worth the extra money, only as long as you are comfortable with spending that sum.

Other additions include:

  • the pivoting head
  • the built-in light
  • the 2 speeds
  • the shaving head and trimmer cap
  • and the pre-epilation wipes

The epilation wipes don’t do much, other than smelling nice.

Cons

The price might be the only thing that I can say that I don’t like.

But it’s still totally worth it.

Also, this model cannot be used while charging, it has to be unplugged. The explanation for that would be its wet function.


Conclusions

The Braun Silk Epil 7 is an expensive epilator but it’s also an amazing one.

It’s cordless so it’s definitely not for everyone but I love it.


9. Braun Silk Epil 9: One of the Best Epilators for Body & Face


 

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Pros

The last of my 5 epilator reviews features one of the new best epilators on the market, the successor of the Silk-Epil 7 series.

It has been a long journey but let’s see what this one offers.

First of all, it’s so pretty.

Braun Silk-Epil 9579 is the prettiest epilator that I have set my eyes on.

It’s pretty heavy but that won’t be a problem.

It has a 40% wider head than Braun 7561 for a faster epilation.

It doesn’t mean that it has 40% more tweezers. It has the same 40 tweezers as the Silk Epil 7.

However,

The tweezers are differently shaped and sized.

The tweezers have the microgrip tweezer technology instead of the close-grip one for removing really tiny hairs.

It still doesn’t mean that absolutely 100% of the hairs will be removed.

Usually,

There are still going to be some left behind, some are just too tiny.

Braun Silk Epil 9579 is also a wet & dry epilator with the following accessories:

  • massage rollers that create a nice sensation, they ease the pain a little – when you become more accustomed to epilators you can take the rollers down for a direct contact with the skin
  • pivoting head
  • skin contact cap – this time there is no sensitive area cap
  • facial cap
  • shaving head
  • trimmer cap
  • charging stand
  • and facial cleansing brush

There are also the softlift tips for lifting up flat-lying hairs.

From my point of view, they don’t make a big impact on the overall performance.

It’s a a cordless device.

You get 40 minutes of usage after charging it full (1 hour). I advise you to charge it full every time in order to prolong the battery life.

The built-in light is another great addition alongside the 2 speeds.

You can be sure that you are paying for a complete hair removal package because that is in fact what the Braun Silk-Epil 9579 represents:

  • a beautifully designed epilator for body and face
  • a shaver
  • a trimmer
  • plus an exfoliation device thanks to its facial cleansing brush

That’s a complete grooming set.

Cons

When it comes to the 9579 and the entire Braun Silk-Epil 9 series, there’s not much to complain about.

It’s pretty clear that this has replaced the 7561 as one of the best epilators for now.

One con is the fact that it cannot be used while it’s charging.

Since it’s wet & dry, Braun has probably thought that some people might be taking their epilators in the shower while they’re charging and we all know what would happen in such a scenario.

Another con is the really high price.

It’s a pity that not everyone can afford this model since it’s so great.

Conclusions

It’s a pity that not everyone can afford this model since it’s so great.

That pretty much sums up everything that needs to be said in my epilator reviews about the Braun Silk Epil 9.


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10. Emjoi Epi Slim e18: An Amazing Facial Epilator

The Emjoi e18 is the successor of the Emjoi AP-9L.

 

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Pros

They’re both really good epilators for face, the best in my opinion and that’s why I’ve included the Epi Slim e18 in my epilator reviews.

If you already own the AP-9L and it’s still working properly, there’s no need to replace it.

For those of you who are looking for a very good facial epilator, the Emjoi e18 should be the first you check out.

It has 18 tweezers hence the name e18.

That’s a lot for a facial model.

It also means that you can even use it on your bikini area and even for the underarms.

Just make sure to clean it really well, rubbing alcohol included.

It’s extremely important to always use a thoroughly cleaned device when it comes to facial hair removal in order to avoid breakouts.

It’s a powerful model that removes both coarse and thin hairs.

There’s also the Skin Glide Technology that stretches the skin during epilation for a bit more of comfort.

Facial epilation is definitely painful.

It took me a while to get used to the pain and I used cold facial wax strips for years before using both my Braun 7 and 9 models with their respective facial caps on.

If you can’t handle pain well, you should try cold facial wax strips.

Or if you want something completely pain free, there’s the Tinkle razor.

It’s not rechargeable, it needs 2 AA batteries to function.

Cons

For some, it might be an inconvenience that it functions on 2 AA batteries.

It definitely increases the cost.

There’s no built-in light so you need to epilate in a bright place.

I discovered that the Torch on my phone is the best way to ensure that I haven’t missed any hairs, no matter how tiny they are.

Conclusions


Facial epilation is not for everyone, it’s painful.

But the Emjoi e18 is also fast and powerful and it removes thin and coarse hairs just as efficiently.

If you want to try removing hairs from the face with an epilator, the Emjoi Epi Slim e18 is a model to consider.


What is an epilator

I know there are women out there who haven’t heard about these devices until now and that’s okay.

I’m going to make a longer introduction so you can catch up.

A hair removal epilator is a tiny device that removes hairs from the root thanks to its tiny metallic/ceramic tweezers.

Hairs are not removed one at a time because that would simply take forever.

A bunch of them are removed from the root with one singles pass.

The tweezers rotate and they grab the hairs and pull them from the root.

Here’s the kicker:

You can have smooth skin for two weeks, up to a month.

That’s pretty awesome, you must admit it!


Types of epilators

  • spring type

Is actually the first epilator, invented by Epilady.

If you’ve ever seen or used the Bellabe, you know what I’m talking about only that the spring type epilator was powered by a motor.

The Bellabe is a facial hair removal device that needs to be rotated by hand.

  • rotating disc type

Remington was the first that replace the spring with a series of metal discs.

  • tweezer type

That’s the modern epilator, which we are all currently using.


How does an epilator work

The head of the epilator consists of tiny metal tweezers that move together and apart as the head rotates, grabbing the hairs and pulling them from the root and then releasing the removed hairs.

Multiple tiny tweezers grab hairs and pluck them from their roots.

It’s automated tweezing and that’s why the pain is more intense, too.

The hairs are pulled from the root, just like it’s the case with waxing.


Do epilators work well?

There’s never going to 100% hairs removed from the root each time you epilate.

No matter how expensive your device is, there are still going to be a few broken hairs here and there.

A few are just too thin and too short to be grabbed and removed this session but you will get them next time.

All in all,

Yes, epilators work really truly well.

After extended usage, fewer hairs grow and, most importantly, they grow thinner and that’s when things get exciting.

I know that’s debatable, the argument being that if you let the hairs grow for months and months then they are just as thick and as many.

However,

Since I epilate once every 2 weeks on average, I measure the results within that time frame.

The longest I let my hair grow is for a whole month in the winter when I’m lazy.

From my personal experience, I can tell you that there are a lot less hairs on my skin and they’re thinner, too!

The result is that in the beginning it probably took me up to 2 hours to get my legs smooth as silk but now I do it in 30 minutes tops.

Well,

Another reason that I should definitely mention in my epilator reviews is that my devices have definitely improved in power and efficiency as years passed.


How to epilate

A good reason for which I recommend these devices and why I’ve included 10 of my epilator reviews in this post is that they’re easy to use.

Literally anyone no matter how young or old, male or female, can get the hang of it.

  • You just need to hold the device perpendicularly to the skin, there’s no need to press into the skin, relax your hand and then just the tweezers do their work.
  • Move the epilator slowly in the opposite direction in which the hairs are growing.
  • Just move it slowly, otherwise there will be a lot of broken and missed hairs.
  • Keep the skin taut. It helps the tweezers grab the hairs and it helps a bit with the pain.

Just remember:

  • If it doesn’t hurt, it might mean that you are moving too fast. Slow movements are the only thing to keep in mind.
  • And moisturize after each epilation session.

That’s it.

Now, you know how to epilate.

Let’s see what the rest of my post on epilator reviews has to offer.


When to epilate and how often

It depends from person to person.

The average period is once every 2 tweeks.

If you have rapid hair regrowth you can epilate once a week but let at least a week pass between sessions.

Just remember:

If you get lazy (which I get during the winter), it’s going to be a lot more painful if the hairs are too long.

You can use a trimmer to shorten them.

The secret is:

Don’t let your hair grow back too much because it will be time consuming and the pain, let’s say, is definitely not enjoyable.

Also,

If it’s too short, the tweezers won’t be capable of plucking it but that’s debatable since there are models that can remove even the tiniest hairs.

I don’t know what the recommended length is and let’s be frank no one measures the hair length on their legs, armpits, hands, or bikini area.

You just know, it’s not rocket science.


Is it painful using an epilator?

Hairs are removed from their follicle so, yes, epilation is painful.

Just like waxing, even a bit more painful than waxing, especially when it comes to facial hair removal.

Shaving and depilatory creams are the non-painful hair removal methods.


Does epilating get less painful in time?

It most definitely does.

If you go from shaving to epilation directly, it will be really painful in the beginning.

Some people can’t take it and if it’s a torture for you, it would be best to give up.

But if you stick to it,

It will be less painful in time. The body and the mind adapts.

If you go from waxing to epilation, the transition will not be so uncomfortable.


How to make epilation less painful

I’m not going to lie: there aren’t many things that will make epilation less painful.

Taking a hot bath or a shower before helps open the pores.

Keeping the skin taut during the hair removal, helps a bit too.

An efficiency cap or a massage rollers attachment makes everything just a bit better.

If you want to epilate your bikini area or the underarms, use a sensitive area cap.


Do epilators cause ingrown hairs?

how ingrown hairs appear

Yes, they do.

Just like shaving and waxing.

Ingrown hairs appear when the hairs cannot break to the surface, instead they curl under the skin and continue growing under.

They’re horrible!


How to prevent ingrown hairs caused by epilation

There’s only one solution: exfoliation.

There are actually two types:

  • physical – body scrubs, exfoliating gloves, loofahs
  • and chemical exfoliation – products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids or salicylic acid

If you have serious ingrown hairs and have had them for a while, I recommend trying a chemical exfoliator, like the Pfb Vanish or the Tend skin solution. Those are two of the best.

I exfoliate almost daily and always before epilating.

I use exfoliating gloves and a really good body scrub both on dry skin before a shower and after taking the shower on wet skin.

I have really sensitive skin but neither the gloves nor the scrubs have damaged it or even slightly irritated it.

Nor will chemical exfoliators.


On what parts of the body can you use an epilator?

An epilator can be used to remove hairs from all over the body, as long as you can handle the pain.

There are models that come with a facial cap so they can be used on both body and face.

Or you can buy a separate facial epilator.


How long does an epilator give smooth skin for?

On average for about 1-2 weeks, but this depends from person to person.

Also,

Your skin will never be as smooth as it is after shaving but it’s pretty close.

And it lasts longer.

After a week, if you move your hand up and down your legs, you will feel tiny hairs that are starting to grow back.

But they’re not visible.

So you can wait for another week until you need to epilate. If you are bothered by the sight of tiny hairs, you can epilate sooner.


Tips for choosing the best epilator for you

You might ask:

If everything is so simple, why even bother with reading this blog post on epilator reviews or any other review?

Why not buy the first one that you set your eyes on and start removing hairs as soon as the package reaches your door step?

The thing is that there are many brands out there and epilator reviews like these ones make the choice easier.

And less time consuming.

Let’s see what exactly is to be taken into consideration when buying a great epilator for an awsome price:

  • It must remove the hairs from the root.

Not to cut them at the surface of the skin and leave the root in.

This is one of the most important criteria.

  • The more tweezers it has, the less time each epilation session will take.

It’s especially helpful when removing hair from the legs.

Hygiene is very important.

Luckily,

It’s really easy to have a clean epilator.

That’s why I don’t share my epilator with anyone. I might be a bit of a control freak.

  • An efficiency cap is something I always want to find in the box.

Trust me,

It eases on the pain a little and it makes the entire hair removing process more comfortable.

There are all sorts of accessories like cooling gloves and massaging heads, having the same purpose: making the pain less intense.

However

Always use the cooling glove after epilation not before or during.

  • Built-in light ensures that you won’t miss any hairs.
  • Getting a dry one or a wet & dry one (it can be used under the shower, where pores are wide open and hair removal becomes less painful).
  • Number of speeds, usually two.

There are few epilators who have just one speed.

  • Price as a reflection of quality.
  • Corded or cordless (rechargeable or battery operable).

Epilating vs waxing vs shaving: Which is better?

If you decide to use one you may never go back to shaving or to spending a lot of money on salon waxing.

That’s basically why I’m writing this lengthy post on epilator reviews.

But that doesn’t mean that one is better than the other.

Each hair removal method is just different.

I am an epilator girl and I enjoy doing these epilator reviews but that doesn’t mean that I believe that everyone should try these hair removal devices.

The thing is:

If you are tired of using razors once every 3 days and you still feel unsatisfied because after a day the hairs start growing back then you should keep on reading this article because it offers a great alternative to your problem.

Using an epilator will be enlightening and it may change the way you feel about your body.

Also,

If you are done with spending a great deal of money once every month, going to salons for waxing, then maybe you could spare a few minutes and read my blog post on epilator reviews.

Epilation is a cheap hair removal method.

You just need to spend a decent amount of money, anywhere from $30 to $100.

After that, just do something else with the money you were spending in a beauty salon.


Epilators pros and cons

Pros:

  • cheap hair removal method
  • easy to use
  • hairs are removed from the root so you get smooth skin for at least two weeks

Cons:

  • not the perfect smoothness that shaving offers but close enough with longer results
  • ingrown hairs
  • painful

My Top Pick: Braun Silk Epil 9

Braun Silk Epil 9 is my newest favorite epilator. I use it to remove hairs from body and face. So far I have no complaints.

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The Perfect Model for Me

Considering all these features, I will try to describe the perfect hair removal device for me.

I gave you 10 epilator reviews. But now I want to share with you what I look for.

Maybe it will help you figuring out what you need and want.

The best epilator for me is:

  • quite a simple basic device with 2 speeds
  • efficiency cap
  • corded because the long cord offers enough freedom of movement and I have enough things that have to be charged
  • and has built-in light

If I were to take it a little further,

I always favor epilators produced by a known brand as opposed to no-name ones.

I would also like to try one that is such a bad ass that can pluck even the feeblest tiny hairs.

It would be nice because those tiny ones become big proud showing hairs in a week or so.

That happens because hair grows in 3 cycles so don’t blame it on the device.

Also,

An epilator will never remove 100% of the hairs because some are just too tiny.

I’m not interested in wet & dry ones because I have developed a high tolerance to pain throughout the years.

If you don’t handle pain well, you can always go for a wet and dry and use it under the shower in the beginning.

If you’ve waxed before, you may feel nothing more than a few pinches.

In the end,

The idea is that you can keep it basic and simple and have smooth skin with a cheap epilator.

If you can afford to spend more money and get a more expensive device, do it because you only pay the money once and get to use the unit for many years to come.

Innovations don’t take place every year in this industry so you won’t be rushing online or to a store to get the latest thing out there.

This is money spent once and maybe not spent for another 2 or 3 years, at least.

And there’s the standard 2-year warranty.

In the meantime,

I’ve found a pretty amazing epilator – the Braun 9561.

I’ve wrote all about my first impressions with it here, if you are interested to see why I like this model so much.

There’s little difference between the Braun 9 and the Braun 7.

My Braun 7681 wins by a bit because it has a sensitive area cap and I can’t figure out for the life of me why the sensitive area cap has been omitted from the accessories that come with Silk Epil 9561 or SE9579.

Even so,

With both these models the beauty of it all is that I can use them to remove facial hair, as well.

It’s a complete package and they both fully deserve to be declared in my epilator reviews as two of the best hair removal devices.

I’m still glad that I got to use cold facial wax strips for so many years.

It made my skin accustomed to the pain inflicted when hairs are removed from the root.

Most importantly,

I don’t get any irritations or breakouts.

Unfortunately,

That can happen a lot in the case of facial hair removal.

I’ve had to give up on the idea of having a corded epilator but the surprise is that I don’t miss the cord.

The fact that it’s cordless presents no advantage for me but at lest it’s not a disadvantage and that’s what counts.

I will shortly review a Braun Silk Epil 9 model, a very similar one to my new epilator.

I only lack the facial cleansing brush that the 9579 has because I already had one so I bought the 9561 – it was cheaper.

Remember:

When you choose an epilator from a line of models (like the Silk Epil 7 or the Silk Epil 9) choose the device that has the accessories that you need.

The epilator is more or less the same for the entire line, with the same tweezers and features.

Only the accessories make the difference.

These are my 10 epilator reviews and my extensive knowledge on everything concerning epilators, what do you think, which model is your favorite?

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