When it comes to hair removal, we all know that it can be a very frustrating and painful experience. If you are like most women you have probably tried a bunch of different methods until you discovered the best for you. Since waxing started to be extremely expensive and shaving too complicated, the best option out there is the epilator. These incredible cosmetic devices come in all sizes and shapes. In fact, there are so many models available in the current market, that finding the right one for your needs could be a back-breaking task. While some are appropriate for face and sensitive areas, others can do a great job with your legs. However, you can also find models with multiple heads for a whole body groom.
We spent more than 15 hours testing and reviewing several depilatory devices and we think that the below models are the most efficient out there. Take a look at this comparison table and you will surely find one that will satisfy your needs.
|1. Philips HP6576||2. Braun SE7681||3. Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579||4. Emjoi AP-18||5. Panasonic ES-ED90-P|
|BEST MODEL||OUR CHOICE|
|Dimensions||3.8 x 1 x 5 inches||2.6 x 7.1 x 7.8 inches||10.2 x 3.7 x 7.8 inches||5 x 1.5 x 5 inches||5.0 x 2.2 x 1.6 inches|
|Weight||1.12 lbs.||1.23 lbs.||1.72 lbs.||1.4 lbs.||1.6 lbs.|
|Color||Gold champagne||Silver white||Silver white/Violet||Red||White/Red|
|Corded/ Cordless||Cordless/ Rechargeable||Cordless/ Rechargeable||Cordless/ Rechargeable||Corded||Cordless/ Rechargeable|
|Catching actions per minute||81.6||81.4||81.4||N/A||N/A|
|Charging Time (h)||1||1||1||N/A||1|
|Frequency||50-60 Hz||60 Hz||60 Hz||50-60 Hz||50-60 Hz|
|Rotations per minute||2550 rpm||2035 rpm||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Runtime main epilator||40 minutes cordless||40 minutes cordless||40 minutes cordless||Corded||30 minutes|
Convenience & Hygiene
|Ergonomocally shaped head|
|Wet & Dry|
|What’s in the box||Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator, active hair lifter, active massage system w/ pivoting cap, shaving head, trimming comb, illuminated smart tweezers, charger, cleaning brush, and storage pouch||Silk-épil 7681, shaver head, trimmer cap, sensitive-area cap, facial cap, efficiency cap, pre-epilation wipes, pouch||Silk-épil 9-579, shaver head, trimmer cap, sensitive-area cap, facial cap, efficiency cap, pre-epilation wipes, pouch||Emoji AP-18, pouch, brush, shaped head||Panasonic ES-ED90-P, brush, pouch, shaver head, epilator cap, bikini comb, pedicure buffer|
It should come as no surprise that we selected the Philips HP6576 as one of the best epilators out there. It comes with 32 ceramic tweezers, shaver head, trimmer head and a bright LED light. Additionally, it comes with a massage system and a pivoting head which leaves your skin incredibly smooth. Another important thing to know is that it has 2 speeds: the gentle one and the fast one. As compared to other similar devices, it removes body hair in sensitive areas, including around your bikini area and under the arms. It is also worth mentioning that it comes with a cordless, quick-charging design, providing up to 40 minutes of performance on one charge. The best part is that it recharges in just an hour. Inside the box, you will also find a cleaning brush and a storage pouch. The manufacturers offer for this device a 2-year warranty.
|It is equipped with 32 ceramic tweezers||It is a bit pricey as compared to other models|
|It has 2 speeds|
|It can be used while charging|
|It is equipped with a multiple heads|
If you are looking to purchase a depilatory device with multiple heads, take a look at the Philips HP6576 model. It is a powerful device that comes with a plethora of impressive features and a lot of accessories. It is equipped with 32 ceramic tweezers and it has an active hair lifter system thanks to which it can easily remove flat or tiny hairs.
Our second option is an impressive epilator from Braun. It is almost as powerful as the above model but it has a more reasonable price. It comes with 40 close-grip tweezers and 5 useful attachments for a gentle experience. It comes with a shaver head, a trimmer cap, an efficiency cap, a facial cap and a sensitive area cap specifically designed to give you smoother results. Also, it is very important to know that it has 2 speeds: one speed for gentle epilation and another one for high-efficiency epilation. Thanks to its Close-grip technology, it can remove even the shortest hairs (0.5mm). It is a cordless device which delivers up to 40 minutes of shaving time. The SE7681 is a great way to remove hair quickly and ensures that your skin stays looking smooth and clean. Inside the box, you will also receive pre-epilation wipes, a brush and a pouch to keep it safe. Like any other product is also has a few downsides. As compared to the above model it only has a 1-year warranty.
|Battery life 40 minutes||Short warranty|
|It comes with 5 different attachments|
|It is equipped with a built-in light|
|It has 2 speeds|
The Braun SE7681 is a powerful device, extremely effective at removing hair. It comes with 40 close-grip tweezers and 5 attachments designed to provide excellent results in different areas of the body. Compared to other models, it is safe to use in the shower and bath.
The Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 is a cosmetic device for temporary removal of undesired hair. It is extremely powerful and very efficient. It is equipped with 40 tweezers and 4 attachments, including a shaver head, trimmer cap, high-frequency massage cap and skin contact cap. It uses 2 speeds and uses pulsating active vibrations for a gentle sensation. Also, it uses massage rollers that have the purpose to stimulate the skin for an extra gentle epilation. The fact that it comes with a facial brush is a major perk as it can be also used to remove makeup and pore-deep impurities. Compare to the above model that uses the Close-grip technology, this one uses the Microgrip tweezer technology thanks to which it can easily remove tiny hair as short as 0.5mm. Thanks to its SmartLight function, it is capable of removing even the ingrown hair. Keep in mind that with this cosmetic device you will get 40 minutes of usage and it takes only 1 hour to fully charge the battery.
|It is equipped with SmartLight technology to remove small, hidden hairs||It is not as powerful as the above models. It needs to be used more than once on the same area.|
|It holds a charge for 40 minutes|
|Easy to use|
Take a look at the Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 model and you will be surprised to discover all its amazing features. Thanks to its SmartLight technology and MicroGrip tweezer technology, ti claims to remove more hair in one stroke. With this depilator every epilation process can last as long as 4 weeks.
Although it is in the 4th position, the Emjoi AP-18 claims to do a great job in removing hair. It comes with 72 tweezer heads for excellent, long-lasting results. It features a patented Glide Technology and it is very important to know that it is the first model that comes with a Silver Ion technology that provides antimicrobial protection for a safe and smooth hair-removal experience.
Thanks to its Glide technology, it causes less irritation on the skin. Compared to other similar cosmetic devices, it works quickly, catching hair in the first pass, without the need for multiple passes. Most women use this depilator as it claims to remove hair as short as 0.5 mm.. It has 2-speed settings for gentle and fast operation. Thanks to its curved shape, this corded depilator can easily remove hair from different parts of your body, including legs, bikini line and underarms.
|It is equipped with 72 tweezers||It lacks the built-in light|
|Capable of removing hair as short as 0.5mm|
|It is user-friendly and comfortable to use|
|1-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee|
The Emjoi AP-18 is a user-friendly and simple to use depilator. It uses a modern technology and comes with plenty of useful features. It is comfortable and far more gentle on the skin. The fact that it comes with dual speed is a major perk as it allows for comfortable use all over the body. Overall, it is a great option to consider when making a purchase.
The Panasonic ES-ED90-P is a popular depilator that comes with 48 tweezers and 2 speeds. Additionally, it comes with a wide dual-disc epilation head and a gentle depilator head. Thanks to its multiple heads, it can be used to remove hairs from all over the body, including bikini line, legs and underarms. As compared to the Emjoi AP-18, it comes with a built-in light for ingrown hair. What we really like about this device is that it comes with a shaver head with hypo-allergenic blades which are specially designed to be used on sensitive skin. In terms of design, it comes with an ergonomic shape and a compact size that makes it easy to travel with. In the center of the device, there is an on/off button that allows you to change the different speeds and turn it on and off. This cosmetic device is fully immersible which means that it can easily be used in the bath or shower.
|Powerful device||It cannot be used while charging|
|Cordless design||Short battery life|
|Wet or dry use|
|Both caps reduce pain|
Thanks to its gentle depilator head, this incredible device is great for sensitive areas. I”t comes with 48 tweezers and plenty of accessories, including a trimmer head and a shaver head. It is more affordable than other similar products and it comes with a 2-year warranty. All in all, although it lacks certain features, it still is a good option to take into consideration.
The Philips Satinelle Essential HP6401 is one of the most affordable depilatory devices on the market. Given its price, we didn’t expect to be as efficient as the other models. But, it is! It is a great corded epilator that was specifically designed to remove hair from legs and body. It is capable of removing the hair from the root. This means that it helps you get rid even of the shortest hair up to 0.05 mm. In addition to this, it comes with 2-speed settings. The slower speed is for delicate and sensitive areas while the faster mode is for legs. As compared to many other devices, it is equipped with a removable head. This is a major perk as it can easily be removed and washed with water for optimal hygiene. For this model, the manufacturer offers a 2-year warranty. All in all, this is a great model and an excellent choice to consider when making a purchase.
|Easy to clean||A bit noisy|
|Affordable||It cannot be used on face|
|It removes hair up to 0.5 mm|
The Philips Satinelle Essential HP6401 is a very easy to use epilator that comes at a very reasonable price. It has 2-speed settings and a washable head. It is a small and lightweight device that doesn’t have a cleaning brush or a carrying case. However, if you are looking to purchase a basic depilatory device for legs, this is a great value for those with a limited budget.
In order to make the best purchase, there are several factors to take into consideration.
Whether it is a corded or a cordless device, there are advantages to both options. A cordless model is portable and simple to operate when traveling. One of the biggest advantages of owning a cordless model is that it can be used in the shower as compared to corded devices that cannot be used anywhere near water. On the other hand, a corded depilator is more practical when it comes to charge. A cordless model lasts from 40 minutes to an hour after a full charge while with a corded device there is nothing to worry about. In this cases, the battery should last longer than rechargeable ones.
If you intend to buy a cordless device, then you can choose one with a built-in rechargeable battery or one that is battery powered. The most affordable devices are the battery powered ones. If you absolutely love to travel, then this is definitely the right cosmetic device. However, it is not recommended for regular use as they tend to finish their batteries quite quickly. Instead, the rechargeable battery models have a longer battery life. Most of them are waterproof and very easy to use. Based on market popularity and available features, these models are by far the best choice out there.
One of the most important factor to consider when purchasing a depilatory device is the power. The more tweezers it has, the most powerful it is and more hair it removes with a single pass. With this in mind, the Emjoi AP-18 is the most powerful device on the market. It comes with 72 tweezers, being closely followed by the Panasonic ES-ED90-P that is equipped with 48 tweezers.
Aside from being powerful, a quality device should also have multiple caps. Low priced models are usually equipped with on one cap. On the other hand, the pricey devices also include a facial or a sensitive cap for sensitive areas. That being said, there is no need for a separate epilator for facial hair. The device can be used for the entire body.
If you are looking to purchase a device that can be used under the shower or when taking a bath, make sure you choose a wet and dry model. Every woman knows that hot water does wonders for your skin. According to several specialists, it opens up your pores, reducing epilation pain.