Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator Review: All the info you need before you buy

When I got the Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator in the mail I was immediately struck by how small it was.

Then I was worried that it might not have enough power to really do a good job. However, the Soft Caress came highly recommended and the price was right.

I was not sure I wanted to spend a fortune on an epilator in case it hurt too much to use or didn’t get the job done.


This epilator from Emjoi comes with 36 gold plated hypoallergenic tweezers to yank out hair by the roots, without irritating your sensitive skin. If you have really sensitive skin, epilating is not for you, but if your skin just has an aversion to some medals this is a great unit to try.

The whole design of the Emjoi Soft Caress corded epilator is very nice. Mine is a lovely light blue with graceful lines to fit the contours of your legs and body with gold plated tweezers that give it an elegant look. It’s a very fancy-schmancy-looking device and I hoped it would work as well as it looked.

Here is what you get with this epilator:

  • Massage fingers attachment
  • Adapter
  • Travel Pouch
  • Cleaning Pouch
  • Loofa
  • Instruction Booklet

The Ouch Factor

The Emjoi Soft Caress corded epilator is not my first one. I actually had one of the models from a while ago with the coils. I worked pretty good, but was really painful on certain areas and did not work well on the thicker hair around my ankles and bikini line.


I chose the Soft Caress because it was touted as the least painful epilator on the market. Reviews revealed quite a few comments from users that it was the least uncomfortable epilator they had ever used.

That information combined with the nice price (when compared to other makes and models), it seemed like a good fit for me.

I was really amazed at how little discomfort I felt when I fired up this little device. The massage fingers attachment really seemed to make a difference and I completely removed all the hair under my arms in about ten minutes with only a little bit of redness left behind.  I used the lowest speed and tried to keep the skin stretched as tightly as possible, which helps you avoid pinching yourself with the tweezers.

The same was true for the upper half of my leg. The hair there is pretty thin and not very long but the Emjoi’s gold plated tweezers were able to grip and pull them out. Next, I moved down to my lower legs where the hair is thickest around my ankles.

Hair Raising

This Emjoi epilator did a better job on my lower legs than my old model, but it still took a lot of passes on the highest speed to get the hair off and some of it stubbornly stayed put. The same was true for my bikini line, which was disappointing because I had hoped to avoid waxing or shaving that area ever again.

I did dare to try it on my face and was pleased by the way it quickly got rid of the fuzzy sideburns I get that are more noticeable in the winter because my skin is so pale. The slight redness it left behind quickly faded.

Exfoliation Nation

It is key to exfoliate regularly if you use an epilator because of the higher risk of getting ingrown hairs. The makers of the Emjoi Soft Caress thoughtfully provide a loofah with the unit to encourage scrubbing the areas you are going to exfoliate in the shower.

There are other more expensive model epilators (like the top-rated Braun 7921) that have an exfoliation brush head, which is probably pretty nice, but those are usually twice the cost. If you frequently develop ingrown hairs, stepping up to one of those models might help. Otherwise, just use a loofah regularly.

Still Recommend The Emjoi Satin Caress Epilator

I ultimately did order a more expensive model epilator that would work better on removing my thicker more coarse hairs. I passed the Emjoi Soft Caress to my neighbor’s teen daughter in exchange for some babysitting.

I liked it but needed something a bit more sophisticated to really remove the hair from my bikini line and lower legs. I do give the Emjoi props for how long my underarms and thighs stayed smoothly hair-free (almost 3 weeks).

I would still recommend the Emjoi Soft Caress Rechargeable Epilator just because it didn’t completely work for me. This unit is for someone with less thick, coarse hair, who has a budget and wants something easy to use that’s portable.

It was perfect for my neighbor’s teen daughter who has thanked me three times for giving it to her. The Emjoi Soft Caress is very wallet-friendly, easy and comfortable to use and keep clean, and really does a good job on underarm and thinner hair.

Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator - 36 Gold Plated Hypoallergenic Tweezers (Corded)