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A decent epilator, but the grips need to be wider
on 2 July 2013
This is the 3rd epilator I've tried over the years and my main complaint just always seems to be valid no matter what make I am using. The head is only 32mm wide, just about an inch. Now when you've got so much skin to cover be on your arms, legs, or elsewhere, this can lead to very, very long sessions, especially if you consider body hair to be a design flaw and would prefer to get rid of all of it. The grips do work rather well for the most part, though I find myself going over the same area again and again just to get rid of one little hair that it just won't grab onto. The light does help to illuminate the skin no matter what the lighting conditions, but there is no cooling gel pack with this one. I've never felt the need to use one though. If you wet your skin first and then use the epilator I find it lessens the pain, plus this device can be charged up and used in the shower or wet room.
It does make a noise, so I'd suggest not using this after 10pm if you have neighbors who are likely to complain. If you have a smoothie machine it makes the same kind of noise at the same volume. If shaving just isn't good enough for you then go for it, but I'd like these manufacturers to consider making the heads twice as big, cutting session time in half. It's the deal-breaker for me, otherwise most of these gadgets are pretty much the same.