Looking for the best epilator for your collection, or you are a beginner looking for your first steps? Your best stop is our article. We strongly believe that hair removal using one of the best epilator models (“epilating”) is the perfect technique to remove the unwanted hair. When we are talking about hair removal methods other than shaving or waxing, epilation and laser hair removal are the first ones that come to mind. Laser hair removal is a very effective method but costs a lot. If you think you want to give laser hair removal a try take a look at our article about .
Back in epilation now. Nowadays there are a lot of epilator models in the market to choose from and it may be a tedious task to pick up the one that best suits your needs and your skin type.
The most effective way to find the best epilator in 2018 for hair removal would be to try several models and compare them about how they perform on your skin type and preference. Something like this of course would be very expensive. But don’t worry, you are lucky to have landed on our article 🙂 The Beauty Tonic presents you the top epilator reviews for 2018 so you just have to sit back, relax, browse and find your ideal one today. Here is a list with the best machines for your epilation:
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Our Best Epilator List Reviews and Characteristics
Braun Silk Epil 9
This is considered by many the top epilator currently available in the market and it easily wins the #1 spot in our epilator reviews. It is cordless and can be used either dry or wet and has a bunch of features that make it slightly better than the other models. Here are some of its features:
Braun Silk Epil 9 Characteristics
- It has a pivoting/ moving head that makes epilating a lot easier for you.
- High frequency massager that stimulates the skin and help to reduce any pain or discomfort
- A light that helps you find any of these tiny hairs that are hard to see.
- 40 tweezers technology that
- 5 caps included to make sure you can use it comfortable on any area of the body.
Compared to the Silk Epil 7 model it offers 40% wider epilation head that can cover more skin offering a faster epilation process. Here is the company’s official video explaining some of this model’s characteristics:
This is The Beauty Tonic’s recommended choice if you are looking for high end models. It is a bit pricey but it is also a high-quality device that will satisfy even the most demanding users. If you are looking for a cheaper solution, you could take a look at the previous model of Braun Silk-Epil 7 that is also a trustworthy solution for your epilation.
Braun Silk-Epil 7 Wet and Dry
Braun Silk-Epil 7 Wet and Dry is another model coming from the Braun epilator family and is considered to be an all-time classic model. For many, it is considered to be the best epilator ever made. The truth is that it is one of the best epilating devices available in the market today and deserves to occupy the second spot in our list. A top-class product, it is specially designed to be used in the bath or the shower in order to have more gentle results.
Removing smaller hair is easier than other models. Therefore, you can be more aggressive when stray hairs start to grow back. This device is very comfortable to use before or during your shower but it will not have great results just after the shower (damp). If you use it under running water any discomfort will be minimized and you will feel less pain. One great feature of Braun Silk Epil 7 is the sensitive area cap, that can be used on areas like the bikini line. Using this cap makes the epilation very comfortable on sensitive areas.
- 40 Close-grip tweezers to provide the best hair removal even for the shorter hairs.
- It can remove hairs fine as 0.5 mm from the root.
- It contains 5 attachments, a trimmer cap, a shaver head, a facial cap, a sensitive area cap and an efficiency cap in order to be able to use it effectively in different body areas.
- It can be used cordless to provide more comfort.
Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet and Dry Epilator
Looking for the best epilator, our next stop is the cordless model of Philips, the Satinelle Prestige wet and dry. This device is an one in all solution that includes 9 different heads! It has a great lithium battery that lasts at least 40 minutes and gets recharged very quickly (roughly 1.5 hour).
Amongst the various accessories is a shaving head and a comb for close shaving on delicate body areas. The extra body massager head offers you relaxation before and after epilating, and the body exfoliator head is a great add-on to treat your body and prevent the appearance of ingrown hairs. The 4 different caps offer you the right treatment for your needs.
- 9 accessories included
- Massage head
- Body Massager
- Exfoliation Brush head
- Shaving head and trimming comb
- Strong lithium battery
- Ceramic discs for better grisp
- Wide epilation head
This model is truly a beast!In terms of power, it is the most powerful epilator model in the market today, leaving competition way back. It is very very strong, having 72 tweezers that can remove your hair fast like a lightning strike. It could take you less than 10 minutes to do both your legs. You may feel some pain the first couple of times, especially if you are not used to epilation, but if you are looking for a reliable, powerful and fast result this would be the ideal machine to use. The downside of this excellent and powerful device is that it is not cordless. It needs to be plugged because it consumes a lot of energy in order to move so fast and strong.
- 72 tweezer heads
- It has a patented glide technology.
- Features Silver Ion Technology
- Middle lifting fingers that are used to lift the short and flat hairs.
Philips HP6401 Satinelle
Philips HP5401 Satinelle Epilator is a device that comes in a very affordable price and this is why it does not include all the attachments and extras that other models may have. Besides that, it gets the job perfectly done regarding the basic function needed of a machine like this – Hair Removal. It has a unique design with an ergonomic handle that perfectly fits the palm of your hand and helps you to avoid any unpleasant cuts or any discomfort. The downside of this model is that it does not work cordless like the Braun model. However, if you want to choose a safe solution for apilation at home this could be the best affordable epilator model for you.
- Efficiency cap in order to provide gentle epilation even on the most sensitive skin areas.
- Hygiene epilation head that is washable
- 2 – speed settings
- Ergonomic grip
— In a little higher price you can find the same characteristics using another Philips epilator device. That way you can enjoy the benefits of wet and dry cordless epilation. This model is Philips HP6520/70 Satin Soft Cordless and can provide you excellent value for money.
Philips Hp6520/70 Satin Soft Cordless
The characteristics of this model are exactly the same as Philips Hp6401 Satinelle but this model is cordless and can be easily used in your shower. If you prefer this flexibility it would be best to pay the small price difference and enjoy this extra benefit. From the other hand, if you don’t intend to use it that way there is no reason to purchase the cordless model.
Panasonic ES-ED90-P Ladies Wet and Dry Epilator/Shaver
This is a 2 in 1 model from Panasonic that can be used both as a shaver and an epilator. It has a beautiful and ergonomic design that fits well in your hand, it is cordless and very fast. It comes including a shaver head so you can use it for shaving too and a variety of different epilation caps to make it fit your desired area of body. This is what it makes it ideal as a facial epilator. It is waterproof and can be used under the shower with ease. Overall it is a great device that can work very efficiently. The downside is that it may be a bit noisy (this is not a problem for me) and the battery lasts only around 30-40 minutes.
- 48 Rotating Tweezers.
- 60 degree head
- Hypo-allergenic nickel-free blade providing clean and safe shave.
- 6 attachments: epilation beginner cap, epilation head, epilation gentle cap, shaver head, bikini cap, foot care head.
Remington Smooth and Silky Full Size
This beautifully designed model from Remington comes in 2 speeds, one for coarse and one for fine hair. It has 42 tweezers and the epilation performed is quite fast. It gets the job done right and it has very good results used on coarse hair, especially on body areas such as bikini and underarms. It may not be the best epilator in the market but we have to say that it is a descent choice that can be used very comfortable having a nice curved epilation head. The value for money is quite high for this model.
- 2 Speeds
- 42 Tweezers
- Curved Head
- Cleaning brush included – Protective cap
- 2 years warranty
Epilady EP-810-33A Legend 4 Full-Size Rechargeable
Last but not least, we could not leave outside our review of best epilators for 2018 the new Epilady device. Epilady is a brand well known in the market, manufacturing epilators from ’80. This is why this model is a trusted and safe solution. It has a nice and quiet head having a perfect angle to help you have the best results. It can be used corded or cordless and the best thing about it is that the users of this product claim that it has the lowest pain possible for an epilator device. That means it is a great choice for beginners. Choose this if you want a safe and trusted choice.
- Cordless or Corded use.
- 2 operating speeds
- Perfect angle guide included
- 1 year warranty
Best Epilator For Face
If you are looking for the best facial epilator you should seriously consider some of the following models:
-Braun Silk Epil 9 9-579 that has a facial cap included
-Braun Silk Epil 7 Expressive 7681, that also has a facial cap.
These models are already reviewed in our post. They are very good choices if you are looking for something that will cover both your facial and body hair removal.
The following models that are only suitable for facial hair removal. The advantages of this models are that they are cheaper and also specifically designed for this job.
Emjoi Epi Slim AP-9L
This model from Emjoy, comes in a very low price (around $30) and is perfect for your facial epilation. It can also work for your bikini line, but not for wider areas, like your legs. It is operated with batteries, and is fast and powerful, a characteristic of most Emjoy epilators. A great choice in a great price.
Braun 820 Facial Epilator and Facial Cleansing Brush
This model coming from Braun is more expensive but it is a 2 in 1 device actually working as a facial cleansing brush. (Similar to a Clarisonic). It does a really good job, but I find it to have less power and is slower than Emjoy’s facial epilator. Between the two, I prefer the Emjoy model.
How Can You Make Your Epilation Less Painful?
So you have read our best epilator reviews and you have already chosen one of the top epilators for your needs as a first time user. Here is some advice in order to make your epilation experience less painful and enjoy the benefits of this hair removal method with the least possible “ouchs”.
1. Use Lidocaine Creams There are numbing creams or lidocaine creams that can numb some areas of the body and make you feel no pain at all. The experience will be just like shaving and the pain will be minimized.
If you do not like the idea of using lidocaine or numbing creams here are some tips and tricks to help you reduce the pain:
2.Take a shower first A shower opens your pores and makes the hair come out more easier. If you have a dry model take a shower first, but if you have a wet & dry device, jump in the shower with your favorite device on hand.
3. Choose a wet & dry epilator to be able to use it under water. This will make your pain less and the whole experience more comfortable.
4. Exfoliate Exfoliation is one step before the epilation. If you make a proper exfoliation all the dead skin cells are removed and the number of ingrown hairs you are going to have are minimized. If you continue to exfoliate daily you will have no ingrown hair at all. Exfoliation will help you greatly in order to minimize any pain caused.
Tips While Epilating
There are also some tips you can apply while epilating that will help you have a more convenient experience and reduce the pain.
- First of all, in order to achieve an effective epilation you should try and keep your hairs having an equal length. This can be easily achieved if you regularly perform epilation every 1-2 weeks.
- Secondly, try and hold your skin taut during the process. The tweezers have less chance to pinch you if your skin is tight. Also, when the skin is tight it tends to lift the hair so the epilator can catch it easier. For example, when you epilate your underarms, you could raise your arm behind your head as much as you can in order to be tight.
- If your device has speed settings using the faster speed will make you have more efficient and faster results. There are some devices we have reviewed above that have dual speed. Of course it would be better to start with a slow setting and get to the faster one when you feel like you are more comfortable with the process.
- Cooling pads could help to reduce the pain. A cooling pad should be used after the process in order to soothe any pain.
After the first couple of sessions you will notice that the pain will be reduced and after the first couple of weeks you will not feel any discomfort or pain at all. I strongly believe that using one of the best epilators for women presented above you will find that epilation is the most affordable and successful hair removal method that exists. I hope you enjoyed this article and helped you find the best epilator for you in 2018. I will keep this article updated with new models and news from the epilator world. Stay tuned 🙂