Epilators are one of those “little things” that can make a big difference in how you look. They’re beauty helpers that remove unwanted hair on various parts of your body. They remove hair at the root, so your skin is not only smoother, it stays that way, longer.
In the old days, epilators worked, but they hurt! If you could get used to the feeling of your hair being ripped out, you would have the smoothest skin that was available. But many people who bought early epilators simply gave up on them, because the price (of discomfort) was too high.
Epilators have come a long way. Remington, already well known for hair removal tools, has created Smooth & Silky, a complete, 2-speed, two-head, epilator that works on face and body. It has 42 tweezers (for larger areas like legs and arms) and 12 precision size tweezers on a head that removes hair from smaller areas like chin and bikini line.
I tried this product, and have to say that it was impressive. It definitely did remove hair close, and fast. And the result is smoother and hair-free skin for longer (up to 6 weeks). The entire unit is ergonomically designed to hug the curves of your body. You can use it corded, or cordless. It comes with a little pouch to carry it in, and a 2-year warranty.
One of the “features” is Remington’s “moisturizing skin technology” hat is supposed to pull skin taut, allowing the tweezers to gently grab each hair, while moisturizing the skin for added relief. I really couldn’t figure out how (or why) this works.
The downside, if there really is one, is that I have to say, honestly, that there was still a bit of a “pinch” as the hair was removed. It removes hair as short as 1/5 inch, but if you wait to let your hair grow out too long, that “pinch” is magnified. Still, the epilator works so fast, you don’t have time to be annoyed by it.
The Remington Smooth & Silky Complete Epilator Kit would make a great gift for Mother’s Day, for a new graduate, for a bridal shower, or for yourself “just because/Summer is coming.” It is available starting in April, at Target Locations throughout the United States and Walmart in Canada
SRP: $59.99 ($74.96 CDN)
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