Rated 2 out of
Good if you wax regularly
Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
I was really excited to try this product but I was disappointed in the results. I tried it on several body parts both in and out of the shower. I gauged my pain (0= no pain, 5=poor wax job) and the results considering how much hair was removed (0= no hair removed, 5= all hair removed leaving smooth results)
About me: I am white and with medium skin tone. I`d say I have average hair growth.
Legs-I typically shave my legs, I stopped shaving for 3 days before using
-Hair removal= 2
-I used this on my one leg and went over it several times. It did pull out some hair but not all. I did not have any red bumps after but when I went in the pool the next day I felt and very mild burning sensation from the chlorine but even after no bumps. I tried it in the shower on the other leg as well but the results were the same
Underarm- typically shave
Hair removal= 3
I used this on one underarm dry and the other wet. Pain for both was the same. I had to go over my underarm about 10 times to see any substantial results but it did not remove it all and did not leave it smooth or hairfree.
Bikini line- typically shave
Hair removal- 4
NO. Just, No! I only made it about an inch before I was in too much pain. Not worth it! I tried holding the skin taught, used in the shower, but still too painful.
Arms- Don`t use hair removal, hair is fine and blonde.
Hair removal 4
This worked pretty well on my arms, probably because the hair was longer and thinner so less pain removing it. It still did not remove all the hair.
Upper lip= typically wax about every 6-8 weeks (last wax about 1 month ago)
Hair removal 4
This worked very well for a quick touch up for upper lip. It removed the darker thicker hair but left the light peach fuzz. It probably worked well because I wax normally.
I tried the electric shaver and was very dissatisfied. I used it on my legs and underarms; it left my legs and underarm still stubbly and the hair was noticeable still.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 3 out of
Lightweight, fast, but it doesn't do the job
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion. I have been an epilator user for years and I love all the benefits of using epilators,specially because I have sensitive skin. At this point it doesn`t hurt me and I don`t have any ingrown hairs, however, sometimes it is a problem at the beginning, but if you keep consistently using it, eventually you won`t have any more ingrown hairs and it won`t hurt at all.This product has a great light, it really helps to see the hair on the skin. It charges very quickly and the battery lasts a lot, which is very convenient. I love the fact that it can be used in dry or wet skin, so I can use it while showering and it also can be cleaned quickly under the shower. Also, this epilator is really fast, which is great.
It comes with different attachments, that allow to epilate, trimming or shaving which makes it even more convenient.
The epilator is easy to use, however the attachments for the epilators are not very easy to put on the epilator`s head, they are very uncomfortable and I honestly didn`t find a difference. The massage cap is okay, but the skin stretcher is the most comfortable one, it actually sticks to the skin and falls out. It is just not good. I saw better results when I used it with nothing.
I didn`t like that it could get a little hard to get the hair removed, sometimes I needed to re-do an area again because of hairs that weren`t removed. And there were hairs that weren`t removed at all. I tried to keep it at a 90 degrees angle, but it was really hard.
Date published: 2018-07-02
Rated 5 out of
I was excited to have the opportunity to review this wet/dry epilator. I have been wanting to try this for a while, with hormonal issues that cause rapid facial hair growth, this looks to be a lifesaver. I was most concerned with the hair on my chin and upper lip, but I surprisingly found that it works very well for underarms, legs, and other areas as well. First, I was so afraid that it would be painful and/or cause hair bumps. But, I found that this was not the case at all. In fact, it is very painless with the exception of my top lip. That area had a bit of snapping like rubber bands popping my top lip. If you have ever had laser hair removal, it sort of feels like that but milder. I assume that it is because the hair is finer there and that's a more sensitive area, but it is nothing to be alarmed about. It is a virtually pain-free process. I have found that it is most beneficial if you exfoliate and cleanse on a regular basis to keep your pores and hair follicles clear of dirt, debris and oil, so don't forget to do that between treatments. I did notice that there were some places where my chin meets my neck, that hair was most hard to get to; maybe three hairs from that area but that is understandable. For those, I was able to just pluck with tweezers. I have had no hair bumps or irritation, and plan to use this handy device exclusively for my face. There are so many attachments and even a storage bag included to keep everything together. I love that it's rechargeable and has a battery indicator plus two speeds. I highly recommend it.
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 3 out of
Good Concept; Could be Revamped
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased opinion.
I`ve used epilators before and they always make me think of some torture device. This Philips Advanced Wet/Dry Epilator doesn`t feel so bad. I`m not a big waxer but I would say that the pain factor is far less than waxing.
I like that this product can be used while my skin is wet or dry, which means I can use it right out of the shower. The concave shape works well for my legs but it doesn`t work very well for my ankles, knees or armpits. I believe that the overall shape of the epilator could use some improvement so that I wouldn`t have to shave my ankles and knees.
This product yanks out big, thick hairs like a pro but it seems to struggle with finer hairs, often leaving them behind. Thankfully, these hairs are fine enough that I don`t look like I have man legs anymore but I don't like having to go over the same area over and over again. Who has time for that?
I am enjoying not having to deal with razor burn and itchy bumps, which is a massive plus. Overall, I`m exciting to continue using this epilator in my routine
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 4 out of
Finding the right technique is a must!
I received this device and was asked to write a review regarding its performance.
I live in a house with three women so the concept of being able to remove hair less frequently was a huge plus for all of us. It was also nice to receive perspective and usage tips from more that one individual. Personally, I liked the device and found it simple to use. The directions where straightforward and easy to follow. I learned very quickly that it was much more effective and less painful in the shower than on a dry leg. My hair is fine and therefore I believe possibiliy easier to remove. The pain associated with use was easily tolerated and felt much the same as waxing. It does induce redness at the hair site but it went away by morning. The firmness of the skin is very important. Areas with loose skin are not only more difficult in regards to hair removal but also more painful.
My oldest daughter, who is in her twenties, loves this device. She also has fine hair and used it under her arms and bikini line. She stated that the attachments were simple to use and effective. She also believed the pain associated could be compared to waxing.
My youngest daughter, age 16, did not like using the epilator on any part of her body. Her hair is coarse and thick. She did not like the pulling sensation and stopped after a few minutes use. She also did not believe that it removed her thick hair effectively. Although she did not play with it long enough to create a good technique.
I believe that I will continue to use this product in the future. It does take some time to become accustomed to the process but I feel that it is worth the experimentation time in order to enjoy an additional 1+weeks of smooth skin compared to shaving.
Date published: 2018-07-07
Rated 5 out of
Loved my Satinelle
I received my Satinelle epilator as a free sample to try 3 weeks ago, and since then I have used it 3 times, with excellent results. It comes with 2 shaver heads, a depilator head, and several safety caps. First thing you have to do is charge it for a couple of hours, and it is pretty much ready to use out of the box, no complicated instructions, or parts to assemble, if you need to switch heads, it is done with one button on the back of the unit. I tried the Satinelle on my legs, it was fast, and not much pain, less than waxing, the small light on the unit is very functional, no missed spots with it! I have used wet and works just as well as dry. Loved the battery life, I used it during 3 weeks (once a week) the battery is still strong. The unit itself is compact, sturdy, and lightweight, would like to have more colour choices, and a hard case to store the unit and pieces, I am keeping it in the box, as there is a small pouch included, but I think it is not sturdy enough for the set, but other than that, I really liked the Satinelle.
Date published: 2018-07-11
Rated 5 out of
Hair Remover King!
I had the pleasure of receiving a free Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry epilator to try out and I must say I`m quite impressed. I love everything about this Philips epilator; its extremely easy to use, fits nicely into your hands, but most importantly it does exactly what it`s supposed to do, remove hair. I shaved my legs first, in the dry form. And let me tell you it`s not painful at all and it took me less than 20 minutes to do both legs. I like the fact I can now shave in and out of the shower. I shaved my arms next and it was a breeze, left my skin super smooth and I applied some aloe to my arms and legs. I knew if it worked in the dry form it would excel in the wet form and it certainly worked to perfection. After shaving my bikini area I`m thrilled to say I will not be paying for waxing`s anymore!!! The attachments are easy to use and can definitely help remove all those unwanted hairs. One other big plus is the lighting on the epilator it really helps you see hair that you might miss otherwise. I highly recommend this product.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 4 out of
Removes hair but can be painful
Overall this product was good. I received this item in return for my honest review and will say it does the job but has a few flaws. Initially when I used the epilator I tried on my legs on dry skin and it was so painful. It felt s if you are plucking the hair off your legs with tweezers. However After you use for a few minutes the pain does go away or maybe your skin is so desensitized it doesnt bother you anymore. The one flaw I noticed is that it does not grab short hair at all no matter how many passes over your leg. I also tried this on my armpits and it initially felt more painful than when I did my legs. However I did like this product better on my armpits vs shaving because I did not develop a rash after so the pain was worth it. In regards to the attachments some of them are not even necessary, well they were really no use for me. Of I had to grade this I would give it a solid B.It does what it says it does
Date published: 2018-07-19