Whenever I hear the term “epilator” I still cringe. This is really unfair: I know, I know.. really really unfair, because epilators for body hair removal have come a long, long way from the early ones. I guess it is the trauma of the first time I tried an early epilator (which shall remain nameless). It was like having your hair ripped out of your body by the roots by a device felt more like Medieval torture than a beauty tool for smooth legs.
But today’s epilators are light-years better in every possible way. They’re not only more comfortable to use, , they are also much more efficient, with bells and whistles that women couldn’t even imagine, “way back when.” And one thing that epilators really do well, besides gives you fast hair removal, is the ability to keep your skin smoother and hair-free, for longer. The more you use it, the longer your skin stays hair-free because the hair seems to grow in finer, and slower. With the holidays fast approaching, who wants to spend time in the shower with a razor? Whether you are looking for a pampering gift for yourself, or for someone else, I’ve been loving the Always Satin Perfect Epilator by Philips Total Body Cordless device # HP6572 .
This is not your momma’s old style epilator! You can tell that just by looking at the photo. This one is pretty, ad it’s pretty nifty. It will remove hair and keep your skin smooth for weeks, and do it in just minutes, I had to try it (you know I always try everything I write about on The Advice Sisters Web Site) so I am going to tell you my personal and honest opion: the ouch! factor has really been hugely reduced. If you don’t have sensitive skin like mine, you probably won’t even feel it. I felt it like a mild pinch, not enough to really bother me. I couldn’t manage this on my under-arm area, but my legs felt smooth much longer than with my normal.
For more wow! the device is so sophisticated, you can even use it on your face! Hypo-allergenic textured ceramic discs gently grip and remove even the finest hairs without making your skin red and irritated. and even though it is cordless, you can charge it up in an hour, for up to 40 minutes of epilating time (not that you’re going to need that much, unless you are a gorilla)!
I have been the literal guinea pig for many a beauty device for The Advice Sisters, and when I received this one, it was honestly, with some trepidation that I plugged it in, charged it up, and turned it on to try it. Two speeds and pressure control, plus a body contouring head that follows the contours of your body, makes the process easier and more efficient, so you can shave in one stroke and not have to go back over and over an area (that’s when it starts to get annoying with other epillators). A built-in light lets you see if you missed any tiny hairs. An active hairlifter and massaging system actually vibrates and removes flat lying hairs while (supposedly) stimulating and soothing the skin. But the point is, the extra wide head of the epillator works fast, and removes hair quickly and without pulling. Another plus (for hygiene) is that the head is washable and there are different heads for different purposes. You also get a cleaning brush and a zippered pouch to hold them in (great for travel).
For those who love tech-speak, I’ll give you a few specs: Frequency: 50-60 Hz ; Number of tweezers: 32; Rotations per minute: 2550; Runtime main epilator: 40 min; Voltage: 100-240 V; Wattage: 16
This would make a nice gift for the holidays, and if you’re a busy woman, it’s either a must have or a little splurge. The Srp is $149.99 and it is available at mass market retailers and there is a deluxe version at amazon.com. If you have been thinking about getting an epillator, the time is now!