Best Epilators

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 12, 2019
Looking for an effective way to remove body hair? You should get an epilator. This is a cool device that will allow you to get rid of unwanted hair and keep your skin smooth for weeks to come. In this review, we offer you a selection of the best 5 epilators available on sale, so you can compare them and choose one that suits you best. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Type
Wet or Dry
Operation
Anesthesia
Extras
Power source
Warranty
 
PROS

Special built-in massage rollers prepare your skin for epilation and reduce painful sensations. The set includes a special Braun facial brush that removes makeup and pore-deep impurities.

CONS

No freezing effect.

OUR VERDICT

The Braun Silk-Epil 9 is one of the fastest epilator devices on the market right now. It is able to remove hairs accurately and effectively and make your skin perfectly smooth in all areas. For those who value the utmost comfort, this epilator is the best pick.

detailed parameters
Type
Pincer
Wet or Dry

Wet / Dry

Operation
40 tweezers in Pivoting head, MicroGrip Tweezer technology, 2 speeds
Anesthesia
Massage rollers
Extras
Facial cleansing brush, SmartLight, Facial cap, Trimmer cap, Power cap, Braun Face, Cleaning brush
Power source

Rechargeable (1 hour charge, 40 minutes of use)

Warranty

1 year limited

PROS

The flexible epilation head pivots 30 degrees forward and 30 degrees backward to gently conform to each of your body's individual contours, delivering the smoothest results possible.

CONS

The head release button is placed a bit awkwardly.

OUR VERDICT

The Panasonic ES-ED50-N provides virtually everything you may need for body hair grooming. If you don't want to invest in a separate trimmer, shaver, and bikini epilator, it's a win-win choice.

detailed parameters
Type

Disk

Wet or Dry

Wet / Dry

Operation

Smooth-pivot dual head with 48 tweezers, 2 speeds 

Anesthesia

Gentle epilator cap for quick, easy removal of hairs without skin irritation

Extras

Travel pouch, Charger, Large epilator head, Bikini comb, Shaver head, Epilator gentle cap, Built-in LED light, Dual voltage

Power source

Rechargeable (1 hour charge, 30 minutes of use)

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Special SoftLift Tips® lift each hair that sticks to the skin and directs it to the pincers of the epilator. This guarantees a thorough hair removal.

CONS

Some areas may require more than one pass.

OUR VERDICT

Ergonomic and compact in size, this Braun silk epilator perfectly fits in the palm of your hand. It has two working speeds, so you can use it for epilating different body parts with maximum comfort. 

detailed parameters
Type

Pincer

Wet or Dry

Dry

Operation

20 tweezers in pivoting head, SoftLift Tips®, 2 speeds

Anesthesia

Massage rollers, Cooling glove

Extras

Smartlight, Cleaning brush

Power source

Corded

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This electrically-powered hair removal device with 21 tweezing discs can epilate hairs as short as 0.5 mm (a size of a tiny sand).

CONS

The cleaning of the device may be a bit awkward.

OUR VERDICT

The HP6401 is an affordable yet highly efficient epilator for women that want a device for removing hair in all body zones. With ergonomic design and a special efficiency cap, it will make the process of hair removal as delicate and stress-free as possible.

detailed parameters
Type
Disk
Wet or Dry

Dry (Washable epilation head)

Operation
21 tweezing discs, 2 speeds
Anesthesia
Lifting fingers technology
Extras
Efficiency cap for delicate body areas, Washable head
Power source

Corded

Warranty

2 years

PROS

To make the epilation easier, the manufacturer supplies the unit with an additional shaver head and body trimmer. The SensoSmart technology guides for less pressure.

CONS

An additional trimmer isn't rechargeable (it runs on AAA batteries).

OUR VERDICT

If you're a quite hairy person willing to get ultra-smooth skin, the 9-890 Silk-Epil hits the sweet spot. Fitted with SensoSmart technology and additional body trimmer, it'll be particularly useful for women that don't have much experience with epilators.

detailed parameters
Type

Pincer

Wet or Dry

Wet / Dry

Operation

Pivoting head with 40 tweezers, SensoSmart technology, MicroGrip Tweezer technology, 2 speeds 

Anesthesia

Massage rollers

Extras

Facial cap, Skin contact cap, Shaver head, Trimmer cap, Pouch, Body and face trimmer, SmartLight, Cleaning brush

Power source

Rechargeable (1 hour charge, 40 minutes of use)

Warranty

2 years

Braun Silk-Epil 9 (SE9-579)

Epilation and Exfoliation

The Braun SE9-941E Silk-epil epilator is a multifunctional tool that will allow you to perform several treatments. Not only will you be able to remove unwanted hair, but it will also allow you to exfoliate your skin. It comes with a special rotating brush that will let you clean your skin from all kinds of contaminations as well as keratinized cells without causing ingrown hairs. The Braun SE9-941E Silk-epil epilator exfoliates skin 10 times more efficiently than any manual treatment and makes it easy to restore the natural beauty of your skin without spending a lot of money.

Among other advantages of the Braun SE9-941E Silk-epil epilator is SensoSmart technology which allows controlling the amount of pressure that a user applies -if you apply too much pressure, the device automatically turns off.

Another benefit would be the fact that it's possible to use the epilator both on dry and wet skin, which can be handy if you prefer to epilate while taking a shower. In order to maximize the user experience, the Braun SE9-941E Silk-epil epilator produces pulsating active vibrations that eliminate pain, and provides up to 40 minutes of operation, ensuring you have enough time to do all needed zones.

Review of Braun Silk-Epil 9 (SE9-579) Wet & Dry Cordless Electric Hair Removal Epilator

Quick Operation

This Braun epilator removes hairs on your body with the help of 40 tweezers on a pivoting head. The hair removal is very efficient - this model grabs the hairs as short as 0.5 mm, which is a fantastic result. If you perform wax epilation, for example, it won't be able to remove hairs shorter than 2 mm. So, your skin will remain really smooth for a long time after treating it with the Braun Silk-Epil 9.

The extra-wide head allows you to make fewer passes and, therefore, makes the process of epilation quicker. Also, it's worth mentioning that the Braun Silk-Epil 9 epilator has 2 speed settings to remove both coarse and softer hairs in the most optimal way.

All in all, if you need a top-shelf system for epilation and exfoliation, the Silk-Epil 9 is a real boon for you. It's one of the fastest epilators that removes hairs accurately and effectively.

Braun Silk-Epil 9 (SE9-579) Wet & Dry Cordless Electric Hair Removal Epilator in the use

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What customers say about this product

Key Specs

The motor is very powerful, and the head is wide which speeds up the not so present act of epilating.

Size & Weight

It is a nice size. I love the light on it so i can see every single hair.

Features

Like the wet & dry feature as well as the extra wide head.
 

Panasonic ES-ED50-N

Multifunctional!

Panasonic epilators have confidently won the hearts of million women for a good reason. And this one is no exception. The Panasonic ES-ED50-N Multi-Function Wet/Dry Shaver and Epilator delivers premium performance with four attachments that maximize personal care convenience.

First things first, it’s a versatile device with the functionality of a shaver and epilator, which allows you to use it virtually on all body areas including face and bikini area. The Dual-Disc epilation head with 48 rotating tweezers gently conforms to the body contour of each area and extract every hair right at the root.

The device offers two speeds to choose from - high and low. On such delicate areas as face and bikini area, you may want to activate the low speed, while legs and hands can easily withstand a higher velocity.

The blades are made of a hypoallergenic nickel-free material that ensures ideal smoothness on both normal and sensitive skin.

Another obvious advantage of Panasonic epilator is its 100% waterproof design, allowing you to use it for both dry and wet epilation. You don’t need to keep it plugged in an outlet, so you can safely use it for wet shaving with lotions.

Review of Panasonic ES-ED50-N Multi-Functional Wet/Dry Shaver and Epilator for Women, Women’s

Extra Attachments

As mentioned, it's a fairly multifunctional device that comes with some useful extras:

The shaver head with pop-up trimmer can help you quickly cut hair just like with an electric razor. And the trimmer will help you capture stray body hairs or shape/define the bikini area. The micro-thin foil of the shaver provides additional protection for sensitive skin.

The contoured bikini comb easily snaps onto the said shaver head for bikini hair removal or trimming.

Gentle epilator cap is great for very sensitive skin. It limits the number of exposed tweezers to gently remove even the thinnest and shorters hairs without irritating your skin.

In short, the Panasonic ES-ED50-N provides literally everything you may need for body hair grooming. If you don't want to invest in a separate trimmer, shaver, and bikini epilator, it's a win-win choice.

Panasonic ES-ED50-N Multi-Functional Wet/Dry Shaver and Epilator for Women, Women’s in the use

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Braun SE3170 Silk-épil 3

Gentle Epilation

If you have been long felt reluctant to try using an epilator on delicate body zones, it's time that you do that. The Braun SE3170 Silk-épil is designed specifically for gentle epilation of all body parts, including bikini zone, face, and armpits.

Fitted with a high-frequency massage system, the epilator ensures that the procedure causes little to no pain. Plus, the epilator comes with a cooling glove which maximizes a soothing effect.

The massaging rollers smoothly stimulate and massage your skin to significantly reduce unpleasant feelings during epilation. Besides more gentle epilation, they guarantee smoother skin gliding.

Another advantage is that you can choose from two speed settings for a less painful or quicker hair removal procedure. Furthermore, the epilator is fitted with the SmartLight system which helps you light the skin up. This way, you'll see and capture even the finest hairs.

Review of Braun SE3170 Silk-épil 3 Women's Epilator, Electric Hair Removal

20 Tweezers

If you are not a big fan of using an epilator in a bath or in a shower and you don’t actually need a wet epilation feature in your device, then this model will suit you to a T. It's intended for dry shave only and does its job perfectly.

Special SoftLift tips lift each hair that sticks to the skin and directs it to the pincers of the epilator. Backed with the 20-tweezer system, the epilator efficiently removes hairs by the root, providing you with long-lasting smoothness. The results are terrific for up to 6 weeks depending on your hair texture.

Speaking about ergonomics, the epilator is very compact and comfortably fits in the palm of your hand. It comes with a power cord but is relatively smaller than other corded epilators. Take note that it's a dual voltage appliance (100-240V) that can be used overseas.

All things considered, the Braun SE3170 Silk-épil will be a perfect option for someone who wants to try epilation for the first time or still is an inexperienced user. It's very easy to use and gentle on the skin.

Braun SE3170 Silk-épil 3 Women's Epilator, Electric Hair Removal in the use

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Philips HP6401

Affordable Alternative

This Philips epilator is a money-saving model so no wonder it has a relatively small number of tweezing discs - 21. However, it doesn't mean this is a bad hair removal machine. On the contrary, this appliance for hair removal for women is efficient due to a pivoting head that follows the contours of your body. There are 2 available speeds: low for tender removal of hairs and high for coarse epilation. You can use this epilator anywhere from head to toes and you're going to get several weeks of smooth and delicate skin after epilation. To give you more details, here's what Philips epilator is capable of: it removes hairs as short as 0.5 mm (a size of a tiny sand), but keep in mind that an epilator can't handle the hairs over 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) long. So, it's important to keep balance and groom your body regularly.

Though this is a fairly money-saving hair removal appliance, it boasts a Lifting technology that lifts flat hairs so that the tweezing discs can seize them and pull out. The discs are hypoallergenic so you can be sure there'll be no irritation. Philips epilator includes an efficiency cap for the best hair removal even in the most sensitive areas.

Review of Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator

For Dry Epilation Only

Unlike more high-end epilators, it is a corded appliance, which means using it requires a power outlet in the vicinity. What it also means is that you cannot use it in a bath or shower. This might be a drawback for people with a low pain threshold. However, if you are not one of them, you should be comfortable using it. Importantly, while the epilator itself is not waterproof, its head is washable so you can quickly rinse it under tap water after use.

Summing up everything said above, we can conclude that although this Philips epilator is quite a money-saving model, it's very efficient due to its pivoting head that follows each contour of your body. You can use this epilator in any area of your body and enjoy the smooth and flawless skin for several weeks.

Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator in the use

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VIDEO
Using Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator *WARNING it gets loud*
 

Braun Series 9-890 Silk-Epil

The Smartest

The Braun 9-890 hair removal system for women is the tool that can grab even the shortest hairs with utmost efficiency. It's backed with the latest technology to deliver the best result.

The main feature that makes this epilator stand out from the competition is SensoSmart technology. Actually, it's the world's first smart epilator that puts that expert guidance in your hands by controlling the pressure you apply. An intelligent sensor guides you while you epilate to ensure you apply the right amount of pressure and, as a result, remove more hair in one stroke. A red light will notify you if you're pushing too hard.

Another perk is the Smartlight that illuminates the skin and reveals the tiniest and finest hairs for thorough hair removal. Fitted with a wide pivoting head, it grips the thinnest hairs that are about 0.5 mm long. Close-grip technology along with 40 tweezers in the pivoting head will help you gently remove them from the roots.

Also, the Braun 9-890 Silk-Epil epilator has two speeds, which makes the process of epilation quicker and less painful. The highest speed is best for coarse hair, while a slower one is great for soft hairs. With this mighty one, you'll achieve the ultra smoothness with less discomfort.

Review of Braun Series 9-890 Silk-Epil Epilator, Hair Removal for Women

Nice Extras

Running on a battery that gets full in about one hour, this Braun hair removal tool provides up to 40 minutes of runtime. Add to that a 40% wider head and the fact that the tool successfully copes even with the shortest hairs, and it's easy to see one full charge should be more than enough for grooming all body zones. And to make the process even easier, the manufacturer supplies the epilator with an additional shaver head and body trimmer.

The battery-powered trimmer is excellent for the most sensitive areas. It can be used to cut the hair without pinching the skin or hassle of waxing. Ideal for tidying the bikini line.

So, if you're a quite hairy person willing to get ultra-smooth skin, the 9-890 Silk-Epil hits the sweet spot. Fitted with SensoSmart technology and additional body trimmer, this epilator really tops other models. It'll be particularly useful for women that don't have much experience with epilators.
Braun Series 9-890 Silk-Epil Epilator, Hair Removal for Women in the use

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Comparison of Epilators

What Is an Epilator?

An epilator is a popular electrical device used to remove unwanted hair from a woman's body for a cosmetic effect. Compared to waxing, it is less painful and compared to shaving, it is much more lasting. The advantage to using an epilator is that by pulling out the hair by the root it causes it to become thinner and rarer with each procedure, so you can experience skin smoothness for longer. Not all epilators are versatile, and many of them can be applied only in particular body zones. However, you can find complete sets, featuring extra epilation heads to use on face, bikini area, and armpits. In fact, you can find even special facial epilators designed to make epilation more enjoyable and less stressful for delicate skin.

It is true that laser hair removal systems are incredibly popular but a simple epilator hasn't been wiped from the scene nonetheless. The market offers a great variety of models that differ not only by the principle of operation but also the key features and extras included. We hope our selection of the best epilators available will help you get around with your choice.

What Features to Compare

Type

Decided to buy an epilator but not sure which one will work for you? We hope our guide along with the practical tips and recommendations will help you make the right choice.

First things first, you need to decide on the type of an epilator. The market offers two options:

  • disk
  • pincer

As you can guess, the names explain the epilator's head construction. Disk epilators feature a pivoting head with stainless-steel (sometimes ceramic) discs while pincer epilators have tweezers. With regard to the principle of operation, it is almost the same, though epilators with tweezers are considered just a bit more accurate and precise. Which one to choose? It's totally a matter of preferences.

Make sure to pay attention to a power source. Naturally, corded epilators are recognized as faster and more powerful: if speed is important to you, these are your best option. Cordless (or rechargeable) epilators generate less power but offer more in the convenience department, allowing you to use them virtually anywhere. Plus, most cordless models are suitable for both wet and dry epilation, as opposed to corded models that can be used only for dry epilation.

Performance

To figure out how effective an epilator will be, consider its speed settings. You can find epilators featuring only one setting, which will be enough for removal of body hair but not enough if you want to epilate pain-free, and those offering two. If you value comfort, go for the latter option. Not only will such an epilator make the epilation less painful, but you will also need to spend less time, as they epilate in a fewer number of strokes. The number of tweezers also matters. The more tweezers there are in the head, the quicker you'll get the job done.

Extras

Extras included can make a big difference, especially if you've never used an epilator before. To make epilation stress-free, manufacturers often add anesthesia products or features to their sets. Among the most popular are gels with a cooling effect, massaging caps, and lifting fingers technology, although the list doesn't end. Also, epilators may include additional heads providing you with the option to apply them not only to your legs but also to the face, armpits and bikini line. Smartlight is another add-on, often found in epilators: it helps detect tiny hair and makes sure you remove everything per one pass.

The choice is vast, as you can see, and the options will only become more numerous (it’s understandable, considering the market growth). But now, at least, you know what to look for and it should be easier to make your choice.

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