The epilators best rated by Amazon users
With the arrival of good weather, plans for summer vacations and weekend getaways to the beach or pool also begin. That means it is also time to resume waxing and body hair reduction treatments. And although the rake never goes out of style, the results with electric epilators can be more effective and long-lasting.
That is why in EL PAÍS Escaparate we have dived through Amazon to gather the most and best-valued epilators by the users of this online store. For them, we have established a criterion to filter the products scored with a minimum average of four stars out of five and with more than 100 opinions of buyers. The result is nine epilators, both mechanical and pulsed light, which are perfect for getting ready for swimwear season.
Braun Silk-épil 9 9-561
Thanks to its 40% wider head, you can remove more hair in a single pass, both wet and dry. It can even be used in the shower and bath, as the user Circe González Reyes has found: «It’s great to be able to shave in the shower, it really hurts half, even less.» In addition, an Amazon user highlights the operation of the MicroGrip tweezers, which catches short hair more effectively than wax: «It removes very short hair and with little pain, leaving the skin soft and smooth.» Of this same model, there are other versions with different accessories rated with more than four stars and more than 100 opinions: Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa 9-961V (4.5), with a four-in-one exfoliation system; Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 (4,5), with seven accessories and facial cleansing brush; Braun Silk-épil 9 9/990 SkinSpa (4.4), with SensoSmart and four-in-one exfoliation system; and Braun Silk-épil 9 SkinSpa 9-969v (4.3), with four-in-one exfoliation system and facial cleansing brush.
Braun Silk-épil 1 SE1370
Braun’s most basic epilator is capable of removing hair from the roots and leaving skin smooth for up to four weeks. An Amazon user compares it to the top-of-the-range model: «I regret having spent the amount of money for the most expensive one when I shave exactly the same with this one.» Another buyer, meanwhile, highlights that the epilator is «robust, hard, strong, effective and practical.» It works with a system of 20 clamps and must be connected to the current during its operation.
Philips Lumea Advanced SC1999 / 00
Through intense pulsed light technology, this epilator offers safe and effective hair reduction as it is used. The brand assures that it only takes four treatments every two weeks to notice the results, and this is something that the user Claudia Ferreira has been able to verify: “The first [months] I continued to have quite a few hairs but now, literally, I have four hairs. I will have around 90% of the hair removed ”. The epilator is suitable for natural dark blonde, brown, and brown hair, but not when it is red, light blonde, white or gray in color. It is also perfect for men, as user Alejandro Rosado explains: «After two sessions, I am already beginning to see how I have less than 50% hair.»
Braun Silk-épil 5 5780
Specially designed for women using an electric epilator for the first time, the Braun Silk-épil 5 offers gentle, long-lasting results. Among its advantages, an Amazon user highlights the built-in light, which «does its job perfectly [to] see the hairs that remain to be removed.» For her part, another client emphasizes the fact that it can be plugged into the electrical current: «As it goes to the light, it has much more strength and, come on, you are waxed in one go.» This model, which also provides a high-frequency massage that stimulates the skin and calms the feeling of tightness, is available in other versions with different accessories, equally rated with more than four stars: Braun Silk-épil 5(4.3), with massage accessory, cold glove, and case; Braun Silk-épil 5 5-511 (4.3), which can be used in the shower; and Braun Silk-épil 5 5-531 (4.2), for cordless use in the shower and with light massage head and tweezers.Braun Silk-expert 5 IPL BD 5009
This pulsed light model promises to permanently reduce hair growth in just four weeks. This has been verified by the client Irene after 12 weeks of use, who has noticed «a decrease [in hair] and that it takes much longer to come out.» The epilator has a sensor that detects skin tone to adopt the light intensity and provide greater efficiency. In the case of the user Vanessa Ruiz, «with white skin and dark hair,» she assures that after 10 weeks, «the hair reduction is noticeable» and that she has almost no hair on her legs.
An Amazon user with bad experiences of pain with other epilators, affirms that this model «hurts a lot, but a lot less». It also highlights the efficiency of the minidropilator for sensitive areas included in the Philips HP6540 / 00 version. The brand assures that the machine is capable of removing hair only 0.5 mm from the root, a point that the Alicante user has been able to personally verify: «It extracts the hair from the root and leaves the skin soft.» The head is removable to be able to wash it and maintain greater hygiene.
Braun Silk-épil 3 3-410
With its 20-tweezer system and massage rollers, this epilator can gently remove hair from the roots with less discomfort. An example of its effectiveness is the testimony of the user Raquel: «It is the first epilator I have because this method has always hurt me a lot, but in this case (even without its special head) it is highly resistant to me». Among its accessories, the user Daniel highlights two of them: «The shaving head comes with a comb to trim the hair before waxing and the waxing one, with some rolls to massage that is very appreciated». It works wired to the light and includes a light to make the finest hairs visible.
Braun Silk-épil 7 7-561
Ideal for use both wet and dry, this epilator is 100% waterproof, so it can be used in the shower to take advantage of the sensation of hot water. «For me, the fact that it can be used in the shower is a great invention, since it is much less painful,» certifies user Marga. It is for wireless use, after charging, one of its best characteristics for another of the buyers: «It has enough accessories (for my taste, all the necessary ones) and that it is wireless, for me, is one of its strengths».
Remington i-Light IPL6780
The last model on the list is this pulsed light epilator, with which the brand promises a significant reduction of hair after three sessions. An Amazon user and her husband have been able to verify its effectiveness with a few sessions: “They are already feeling bald. So, for both men and women, I recommend it. » The machine has a skin tone sensor, which guarantees its operation on light and brown skin, although it is recommended only for dark-colored hair. In this sense, another buyer emphasizes its operation in sensitive areas: “The product works correctly, it is one of the most powerful in its range, although the level can be adjusted for sensitive areas. By the way, in the legs it does not hurt; in armpits, groin and other sensitive areas, yes ”.