I bought it because i really liked the idea to use it under the shower. I already owned a silk epil for more than 7 years and it was still working perfectly. Never had a problem. So this was just an "extra" for me. But let me tell you: i am SO happy to have bought it! It is just so unbelievably better than my old silk-epil! It follows the shape of my body, it can be used under water and it is so less painfull!! Amazing! Of course it still is an epilator and it is possible that you get some ingrowing hair (but this is intrinsec in the use of epilators!!). To be honest with you, i never had excessive ingrowing hair problems. It does still hurt a bit(again: of course it does!!! It's an epilator! When you go waxing you do not expect it to be pleasant, do you?l well, the concept is exactly the same!).
My point is: if you do like epilators, then this is the best you can get! I compared it to Braun Silk-épil 7 7871 Wet & Dry Dual Epilator with Gillette Venus Technology
and i decided to buy this one because i do not see the point of having blades on my epilator.. I do not want to cut, but to remove!