Updated: May 9, 2015
Epilator Reviews:Men might think that shaving every day can be a hassle, but ladies have it tough since they have to shave their legs, underarms, bikini lines, etc. Shavers for ladies work ok, but many women go with epilators to get rid of hair on their legs and underarms. An epilator works slightly different than the traditional womens electric shavers - it has tiny rotating tweezers that pull out your hair at the root unlike regular shavers that shave the hair just at the surface. You will get a longer lasting shave that will leave your legs feeling "smooth" for weeks (sometimes up to 4 weeks). The one drawback to using an epilator is that there can be some pain associated with using one. We've all used tweezers on eyebrows, so imagine a similar process for hair removal on your legs or underarms. Incredibly enough, the most popular epilators get excellent reviews on sites like Amazon.com and they sell very well.
Braun epilators are the top selling models in this category, although Epilady, Panasonic, Emjoi, and Remington are also very popular. The Braun 5270 Silk-epil X'elle Body System Epilator is the most popular epilator on Amazon as well as the Braun 5580 and 3370 Silk Epil. The top rated Panasonic epilator is the ES2067W and the Epilady has the Discrette which is a great budget epilator at about $25. Most will cost you between $30 and $100 - we suggest looking on Amazon for the best selection and lowest pricing. What should you look for in an epilator? Look for models that have 2 speeds, some experts say these are better for areas that are sensitive. Also, many of the newer models like the Braun 5270 limit the amount of discomfort with "pain softeners". Cordless epilators dominate the market, but several of the leading products are still corded and work just fine. You will have less range of motion convenience with a corded epilator, but you have constant power since it's plugged in. The cordless ones are great, but remember to keep them charged up so you don't get half way through the job and run out of power. The heads on the epilators are often removable so you can clean them quite easily. You can use most in wet (shower) or dry places. We found several that had storage pouches and travel cases so they are easy to pack. Most will do an excellent job where your skin is tauter - just be careful on loose skin since many owners reported "pinching" sensations. The Emjoi Optima is considered an excellent product for epilating your bikini line - it's designed for sensitive spots on your body. Epilator reviews can be found on many websites like Epinions and Amazon where owners post their feedback and comments on all the top selling brands. Folica.com is a reputable skin care and beauty website with in depth reviews on epilators. Consumer Reports does reviews and tests with womens electric shavers, but not a lot of information can be found on ladies epilators from them. You can browse the browse the best selling epilators online here.