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Philips Satinelle Corded Epilator HP6423/00 with Ladyshave Head Plus Trimming Comb
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
on 28 June 2013
Just bought this product from Boots where it was on offer and it is absolutely brilliant value. Always waxed my legs but decided to have a go with an epilator (will save money after only two uses!) Got home and gave it a try and it is so easy to use - just literally whizz up and down and all the hairs are removed effortlessly and pain free. It may be that I am used to waxing that it was so easy to use but really cannot complain about the ease of use. May be the down side is that it is not cordless but to be honest it only takes a couple of minutes to use so I don't mind staning near a plug to use it for that length of time..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 15 January 2015
Having never used an epilator before (or wax strips/salon waxing), swearing by the smooth results my disposable razors gave, I decided to give one a go, as I was tired of having to shave literally every day/ other day.
As soon as this arrived I used it straight away on my legs. Followed the instructions about holding it 90° etc. Yet I was seriously disappointed with the results. My leg hairs were at what I considered the right length yet I found myself going over the same area loads, with hairs simply being cut short, rather than from the root. However, i decided not to write the product off completely, so I tried it again a few days later on my underarms. Honestly, I'm really happy with the results here. Having never used an epilator before I went on a forum and found some general advice on them, about turning the epilator at different angles and directions (which this one fails to tell you) and it has completely taken all the hairs from my underarms from the root :-)
I have tried my legs over and over, however, and I still cannot get a smooth finish. More like a day or two after shaving feeling, with bobbly bits :-/ I don't think it's anything I'm doing wrong, as I even waited for them to grow a little more before trying again.
This epilator claims to have been £70 before, so I was expecting better results... But yeah, happy with the underarms, not so much the legs. P.s. The pain is a given and you get used to it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 13 August 2014
After biting the bullet this year and having my legs waxed for the first time, I thought I may as well buy an epilator and save myself some money.
I'm very impressed with the speedy delivery, it arrived this morning day 2 after purchase.
I really like this epilator, it is very compact and has a long cord which means I can sit on the edge of my bed not the floor, I prefer having a corded one to a rechargeable one as I know it wont run out and leave me half plucked.
Epilating is soooo much less painful than waxing, I don't come home with half my skin ripped off which the beautician put down to my sensitive skin and I am in control of my own pain, not waiting for some one else to inflict it. Also the beautician would not wax my legs until there was 2 weeks of growth saying the hair was not long enough, so I would find I had to cover up my legs for 2 weeks instead of 1 which the epilator removed.
I used my epilator 1 hour ago and the redness has already gone down, when waxing this would take at least 3 hours.
If you are new epilating then I recommend you get your legs waxed a couple of times first so that you have a standard of pain to go by and it gets rid of all the thick hairs which makes it more painful in the first place. Also we all have one side of our body with a lower pain threshold than the other, sounds daft but it is true, start on this side first then it doesn't feel so bad when you get to the other side.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 April 2014
I cannot lie to you; this hurts. A lot. My legs aren't so much hairy as furry - I have very dark, dense hairs - so I have been a slave to shaving since my teenage years. Having to shave pretty much every other day in the summer was becoming a real drag and a friend recommended I try an epilator. This little gizmo is very effective. There are none of the dark dots leftover after shaving and the regrowth didn't start to show for 7 days. The first time I used this, the hairs were quite long (about 10 days growth) and I wonder whether this made it more painful. It took an hour and some steely determination to complete the job the first time but it was worth it. The second usage was much better so I think if you can cope with the pain of the first use you will be fine.
Immediately after use, the skin is red and blotchy (think plucked chicken) but that is no different than waxing and it calms down within a few hours. Having waxed occasionally in the past, I can say this was much less irritating to my skin because it only grabs the hair. It also seems to live up to the claim on the box regarding picking up very short hairs.
Overall very effective and good value for money. I will be using it regularly for my legs but I can say with absolute certainty that it won't be going anywhere near my bikini line - I'm really not that brave!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 September 2013
It took me ages to choose one. Not disapointed at all. It's compact. Not as loud as I was as expecting & nowhere near as painful as I was lead to believe. By the 2nd time you use it there is no pain as the hairs seem less resistant. I found waxing more painful!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 22 March 2015
Just as expected . Painfull but the pain only gets so bad, then you get used to it eventually . It is well worth the money. I have to eperlate every two weeks, not four like they say, but that might just be my hair growing back quicker than others.
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Package Quantity: 1Style Name: whiteVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
This review is a joint effort, as the evaluation was carried out by my glamorous assistant L. who hadn't used an epilator before; instructions were easy to follow and the unit worked straight out of the box; this is how she fared...

"Let's just say that whoever said 'beauty suffers no pain' was lying! I m a bit of a wimp to begin with, so generally opt for the least painful method of hair removal; shaving, creams etc. and waxing only as a necessary evil before holidaying. Bearing that in mind, I was naturally a bit apprehensive about using the epilator for the first time. I decided to epilate one leg and shave the other. (probably just as well `cause I don`t think my pain threshold could have held out over 2 legs). I would love to say I was pleasantly surprised but to be truthful I found it painful. In fairness my hair was quite long as I hadn't shaved for a couple of weeks so that might be relevant. Perhaps with repeated use the experience would become progressively less painful and I will persevere in this belief as the finished result looks good. Despite the pain, I was pleased with the end result - smooth finish and the obvious advantage over shaving is that the signs of re-growth take longer to show. The razor performed reasonably well and unlike a manual razor there were no cuts to deal with, however I definitely get a better result with a manual razor. Would I use it again? Yes, but wouldn't pay the full price for it (£70) - It would be a great addition to the holiday soap bag.The device is portable, with a nylon pouch. It`s easy to hold and feels reasonably sturdy, however a re-chargeable option would have been preferable instead of always having to use it from the mains. I couldn't bring myself to epilate the more sensitive areas - attempted the bikini line but just too sore. Ideal for lower leg for longer lasting smooth finish, for everything else there's cream and razors!"

So, How to rate the product? It does the job, but clearly isn't painless and has the drawback of mains operation only; L. would give it 3 stars, I`d be inclined towards 3 ½ as it compares well enough in build quality with most men's razors - but I`m not the one using it - so 3 it is. My thanks to L.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 April 2015
Thought I'd give one of these a try after hearing mixed feeling from friends on the 'pain' using an epilator, for me it's been great (I'm quite fair so not that hairy) but after years of scratches/cuts on my legs with shaving or the pain of waxing I've found a product that does the trick and relatively pain free......love it and it's so easy to use! ....Wish I'd bought one years ago
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VINE VOICEon 29 October 2013
Package Quantity: 1Style Name: whiteVine Customer Review of Free Product( What's this? )
This is beautifully packaged in a little drawstring bag with shaver and epilator changeable heads and a brush for cleaning. I was a bit daunted to use it at first as it sounds like a pneumatic drill. I tried it on my partners neck and his son's hairline. They both said 'ouch!' Meanwhile I grew my leg hairs. The first time I tried it I felt it was for masochists. There were a series of little electric shocks. A few days later, I poored over the spec sheet and noticed that pulling the skin tight was recommended. I tried again pulling back the skin (on my legs). This time the sensation was totally bearable, even comfortable. I wonder if like waxing, your hormonal status is in the stakes? It did miss a few but I just went over them again and then moisturised. My only caveat about this great little tool (apart from the scary loud sound and I haven't even notched up the speed) is that it takes nerve to try it on a new area: a lot more than I have to try my bikini or underarm area (I will update this review if I garner any more pluck). It beats shaving the legs heads-down though.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 February 2014
I researched Epilator prior to buying. Having had no experience with them I didn't want to spend a lot of money on it. This is a gem. Does the job well but you have to be patient and give yourself time. Would probably invest in a cordless one though if you are thinking about buying one for the first time.
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