I have owned my Emjoi Optima Epilator for almost three years now. It still works just as well as the day I bought it. I did a review for it last year at this time:
If you are thinking of a gift for the woman in your life, this might be a drastic step. Itâ€™s not like when she gives you a razor because an epilator pulls the hair out by the root. Itâ€™s VERY painful the first three or four times you use it, so if you want her to love you, you might not want to get her an epilator.
Then again, if she has been waxing regularly, she is no stranger to pain. Epilators are actually less painful than waxing because you control how many hairs come out at once by the amount of pressure that you use. Emjoi isnâ€™t the only company that makes epilators. Here are a couple of other choices:
The Braun Silk-Epil Xâ€™elle: Includes a trimmer for cutting hair instead of pulling it out. The Amazon.com reviews say that it doesnâ€™t come with a â€œcooling glove,â€ even though itâ€™s listed on the included items. Good riddance. Iâ€™m pretty sure it wouldnâ€™t work anyway. Thereâ€™s really nothing that can dull the pain of epilation the first few times.
The Panasonic 3-in-1 Epilator: I donâ€™t know what a â€œbikini combâ€ is but itâ€™s supposed to work with the shaver attachment, so it must be something good. This is Panasonicâ€™s entry in the category. If she likes purple, then this one might distract her from the pain.
The Norelco Satinelle Ice Epilator: If she tweezes hair from her face, she probably wonâ€™t want to use the same epilator on her upper lip as she does on her legs, underarms and bikini area. This Norelco looks like it would be good for facial epilation.
The Norelco Satinelle Epilator: Here is Norelcoâ€™s epilator for the rest of the body. For only thirty dollars, this one looks like itâ€™s a great deal. It doesnâ€™t come with a shaving head, so if you are planning on using it on the bikini line, you probably need some sort of trimmer in addition to this.
Remington Womenâ€™s Smooth & Silky Hair Removal System: For seven more dollars, you can get 24-karat-gold-plated, hypo-allergenic tweezing discs. I am severly allergic to nickel, but I have never had a reaction to any epilator. The metal just doesnâ€™t touch your skin long enough to be an irritant. The gold-plated tweezing discs are just for show, sorry. Itâ€™s still going to hurt.
Once again, remember if the woman of your life is a regular waxer or tweezes her face, then these products will be a godsend. There is no risk of chemical burns or heated wax burns. Theyâ€™re a little noisy, but they get the hair removal job done amazingly quickly. She will LOVE you for buying this for her because of all the time and pain youâ€™ve saved her.
If, however, you are thinking of getting this for the lady in your life who loves her razor, these things will hurt like a mother****er and she will HATE you for buying this for her.