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This is my very first epilator and as soon as I switched it on, I was terrified at how fast it was going. Surely, it would cut me somehow. I actually applied it onto my pyjamas first just to test it out and see if it was likely to whip my legs.
I found that the pain was bearable, in fact I can barely call it pain. I've noticed that other reviewers have said that it is a little painful, but I disagree. But then again, I am used to waxing so that could be why.
It took a little while to get used to this protect. It stung a little at first because I had no idea how to use it. I'm not one for reading instruction manuals. After realising that I had to have it at an angle, it was extremely easy to use and I could barely feel a thing.
However, I don't think that it's very effective. A lot of the hairs were not gripped out no matter how many times I ran the epilator over it. It was a little disheartening as I was led to believe that this product would be really effective.
In terms of product appearance, I really like this. The pale pink colour is very pretty and that's probably what drew me to this as well as the low price tag. I think I bought it for about £30 at Superdrug. The other epilators on the shelf were far more expensive (and possibly a lot more effective). I like the compact design and it is light and easy to hold.
I will probably continue using this as I don't really have much choice and I suppose it kind of works. But once I save up, I might try a different one.
But it's early days yet....
Pretty and pretty painful. There comes a point in every girls life where you just ask is it worth it!! I did have very high expectations for this product, thinking it was going to transform my life by being cost effective for the long term and giving me smoother legs for longer. The problem is that leg hairs all grow at different rates and once you have delt with the first painful treatment then more grown in its place. Some hairs always remain small and never reach the rotary tweezers leaving what could be best described as look but dont touch legs. It just does not give you a nice smooth legs when you finish never mind inbetween treatments when you have to let the hairs grow so that they are long enough to get a grip on to get pulled out, not to mention ingrown hairs that are a real danger in the whole process. Certain areas of the body are far too painful to even contimplate though if you can handle it I would say it should get less painful and respect to you because I could not do it.
So in conclusion my epilator has been discarded on the rubbish heap of dreams
I have been epilating for around 5 years now as shaving brought me out in a rash and I hated the quick regrowth. I origanally borrowed my mums Braun silk epil which although was a painfull experience, did not leave me with a shaving rash. However with any epilator, I recommend doing an night after a hot shower (as the pores are more open and hairs come out easier), and cleanse them afterwards with a lotion. Also do not put deodarant on straight after!! However the Remington EP3000 is not the best epilator. Although I liked the design and colour, I found the motion very mechanical. It tugged at the hairs rather than whipped them out! This was very painful and caused the area to become very red and sometimes would cause irritation or a rash. After owning this product for only around 6 months I decided to buy a Braun Silk Epil 'soft perfection'. Although its a little more pricey than this remington one, I would say its worth it as it is a lot less painful! Since this I have never gone back to shaving as the results last between 2 and 3 weeks, and after epilating for years, the hairs become a lot lighter and thinner.
Being new to epilation when I bought this product, I was slightly concerned about the potential pain factor. I wasn't wrong to be worried. I tried it on my legs first, and it stung slightly (like the first time you pluck your eyebrows), but it was pretty tolerable. However, when it came to the underarms, the pain was excruciating! To be honest, I wasn't sure I was actually going to be able to complete the task at hand. I don't consider my pain threshold to be unusually low, but this was certainly not a pleasant experience. My biggest mistake, however, was doing it first thing in the morning. Whilst it's a good idea, in my opinion, to use this product after a bath or shower (as the pores are open, making the whole thing easier), it's a terrible - that's TERRIBLE - idea to do it just before you are about to apply deodorant. I can promise that you will regret it immediately, and probably start flapping around the room in an effort to create a cool breeze.
It's no exaggeration to say that the skin was bright red and slightly raw after this experience and it was a good twenty-four hours before the burning sensation subsided. This was probably in part due to my naivety (and not reading enough epilator-related reviews beforehand), and I suppose I thought the "in at the deep-end" approach was best. Wrong. On reflection, it probably would have been considerably better if I had just done a small area to begin with, and maybe the same again the following day, until I got used to it.
So, lots of moisturiser - not to mention cold water - (and several days) later, I was brave enough to try the EP3000 again. Having given the skin a chance to calm down and recover, the second attempt was not quite so bad. That's not to say it was great, but more bearable on the whole. I decided I was going to stick with it for at least a couple of months... and that was about two years ago. I now use the epilator in place of razors, and with better results. It no longer hurts (this stopped after the first couple of weeks, but it did require a little persistence and patience), the results last considerably longer than with razors, it's significantly less messy and sticky than wax strips and much more effective than hair removing creams.
I can't say that I would go along with the claims that you will be able to go four weeks between uses, and would instead reckon on one to two weeks, depending on the person. Even so, I'm pleased I switched from disposable razors as this is a clean, convenient alternative that does last longer. I would definitely recommend slapping on some moisturiser after epilating, though, particularly when you first use a product such as this, as the skin can get a little dry. It's also worth noting that even after two years, I would NOT recommend applying deodorant immediately afterwards as it can still sting, although this is not nearly as bad when using a natural deodorant in my experience.
The only thing I would say is that, although the results last longer than with a razor, the process itself also takes a little longer. It's recommended that you use the epilator in small circular motions, but if you go too fast, you may find it's not that effective. However, used properly - and with a little patience - it's a good product. This model comes with a mains adaptor (it has no battery back-up), a little brush to clean the barrel, and a matching pink bag in which to store the epilator and accessories.
So far, this product has proved to be quite effective, and very reliable. At around £35, it's not bad value, either, if I think how many packs of disposable razors I would have bought since I got it. One word of advice from someone with sensitive skin is that, personally, I wouldn't recommend this product for use anywhere more sensitive that under the arms! I know some people will say it is fine for the bikini line, but I would say it's just that bit too harsh and you never really get used to it as you do with other areas.
One final comment is that I think Remington has now released an updated version of this product in blue. I have to say, I much prefer the pink version as it makes it a girl's product... although I'm not sure most men would voluntarily put themselves forward for this kind of pain!
(I have also reviewed this product on Amazon, although this review is entirely new.)