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Epilators are a bit of an acquired taste. They're very effective and remove hair from the root; but the process can be unexpectedly painful.
This is a great product though. It comes with 3 interchangeable heads - the normal epilator, a foil razor head, and a smaller epilator head for facial hair. It has a nice weight and is well constructed. It comes in a bag to keep all the bits and pieces together and the 3 heads mean that you'll only need one product for a lot of different jobs.
On legs, it's perfect. The countoured head is more effective (because your legs aren't flat!) and the whole process is very quick. Because it plucks the hairs rather than cutting them, your skin stays smooth for much longer. Razors can irritate the skin. Even though an epilator feels more aggressive it's far gentler on the skin as there's less contact.
For armpits it's every bit as effective - and much more effective than shaving. I find that electric shavers tend to leave a very short hair right at the root so can look shadowy, and regrowth is quick. This epilator leaves the skin smooth and for much longer. It can be pretty painful though - particularly the first time, when the hair is longer and coarser. I'd recommend a large G&T before you start. For bikini line, make that 2 G&Ts. Youch.
Epilating can cause ingrowing hairs if you don't follow the instructions - an exfoliating glove is provided, to enable you to remove dead skin before epilating, to avoid this problem.
I haven't used the facial epilator attachment much but it's great if you have the odd stray hair that pops up and needs dealing with - much, much easier than trying to wrestle it out with tweezers.
The only problem I encountered with this product was the battery life. Although it's very sturdy and well made and will last for years, the battery seems rather weak and runs down quickly. After a few months it would only work for a few minutes before running down, and eventually I had to keep it plugged in during use. Not the end of the world but less convenient for travelling, so that loses it a star.
All in all this is a high-quality, well made and durable product which I'm really glad I bought.
I always use electronic razors for shaving, on the odd time that I have used the manual ones I have found they have been more irritable to my skin so stick to what I know best. When I decided my old razor was on it's last legs I asked my husband to buy me a replacement and he came back with this.
When my husband bought me this I was a bit unsure as to whether I would like it as it is an epilator and not an actual shaver. I don't think he was aware that there was a difference but I thought I would give it a go and seeing as it cost him a massive £120 at the time i thought it must be very good quality for that price tag!
I am, however, very disappointed with it. My usual electric shavers are half the price of this but 100% more efficient!
What is good about this piece of equipment is that it is cordless so you don't have to mess around with sitting close to a plug socket or having a cord in your way. It also comes with an exfoliating glove and a little pouch to keep it in which is quite nice.
It is not very comfortable to hold, I think it is quite wide and so it doesn't fit nicely in your hand which is obviously an issue considering it is a hand-held device! It has two speeds although I don't really think it is vital to have two, somewhere between the two would have been ideal really.
When I used this I found that it was awkward to use, it has a specially shaped head which I'm sure is scientifically designed for some fancy reason but actually it doesn't glide over your skin as a result and it doesn't quite get to some areas. It wasn't at all painful which I was pleased about because I had heard that epilating can be painful but this was fine. It was, however, very time consuming! I found that it didn't remove the hair very well at all, I had to keep going over the same area again and again and pressing on as hard as I could.
At the end of it my legs did not feel silky smooth and it definitely was not at all as good as a normal razor so I was extremely disappointed. I didn't like the fact that it took three times as long and didn't even have as good an effect! It didn't keep the hair away for long either, it was time to shave again much faster than normal so it definitely didn't work properly.
I have given this to my daughter now, she says she isn't pleased with it either. You would think for such a price tag that you were getting something special. They should spend less time adding extras like a fancy pouch and glove and instead actually work on this machine's ability to do it's job! Not impressive but at least it was pain-free!
Use the Remington EP6030 3-in-1 Corded/Cordless Epilator for smooth hair free skin. Boasting superior hair removal technology, the EP6030 3-in-1 Corded/Cordless Epilator provides you with touchably soft skin for up to four weeks. 42 rotating tweezers work quickly to remove the hair from the root and catch even the shortest of hairs. Moisturing micro conditioners infused into the rollers then release moisture onto the skin to give you ultimate silky smooth pins. The advanced Skin Glide Technology gently stretches your skin for quick and comfortable epilation minimizing any pain or discomfort. With regular use hair regrowth is softer, finer and less noticeable.