If you don't know what an epilator is, it's a device that pulls out your unwanted hair from the roots. It's much better than shaving, depilatory creams, or those little electric razors, because those only cut your hair from the surface of your skin, which means your unwanted hair will grow back faster and appear thicker.
An epilator device is more convenient than waxing or tweezing. Waxing is a real hassle, because you have to heat up the wax, cut the waxing strips, and it can be a mess to clean up. I usually tweeze my unwanted facial hair, but tweezing each individual hair can take forever, plus it's pretty painful on sensitive areas like the upper lip.
I received my Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18 in the mail today, and I was ecstatic. I couldn't open the package fast enough. After reading the directions, which were pretty simple. I was ready to try it out.
I held the device at a 90 degree angle and moved it in a rapid small circular motion. It took me a little bit to master it, but now I feel like a pro. I used it on my chin and upper lip. It can also be used on the cheeks and body hair as well. The only places you can't use it is on your eyebrows, forehead, and near your hair line, but I'm not sure why anyone would want to attempt that anyway.
I noticed that it's most effective on longer thinner hair, and it sometimes leaves short thick hairs behind. The manual says that it can pull out hairs that are as short as 0.3mm. The few hairs that didn't get pulled out, I just went over with tweezers real quick.
I was surprised with how painless the process is. It definitely hurts less than tweezing, and it doesn't leave my skin red like waxing does. The Epi Slim pulls the hairs out so quickly, that you hardly feel it. I'm such a baby, I can't tweeze my upper lip, but I had no problem with using the Epi Slim on it.
Some other awesome features of the Emjoi Epi Slim+ e18:
- Sleek design, and beautiful bright blue color.
- Convenient and portable.
- Has 18 tweezer action discs.
- Removes the hair from the root for up to 6 weeks.
- Skin Glide Technology lifts up and removes hair by gliding the tweezer discs over the skin with less irritation.
- 14mm discs - optimum radius to remove hair.
- 540 tweezer actions per second.
- Battery-operated (2AA not included).