I cannot lie this product is not for people that are not good with pain. The pain reminds me of waxing, the first few strips hurt but then you become use to the pain. There are two speed levels too. I have used this product about 2 times on my legs, underarms and arms and already I am impressed with the results. My skin is smoother in the above areas and the hairs are thinner, especially under my arms. When I went on holiday recently I used the epilator beforehand and took the shaving head with me which was useful for when the odd few hairs grew back.
I do strongly advice using this product at night and after a bath/shower as it eases the pain and the area of skin does look agitated after. If you are a lady that does not mind the pain of beauty this is the product for you. When I was shopping around for an epilator, the Philips HP6509 was one of the cheapest on the market and even cheaper on Amazon. I know people say you get what you pay for but my experience is that this product exceeds this. I hope my opinion has helped you.