This month we are focusing on female beauty gadgets. This is the second article – part of a review series on the best Epilators for Indian females. Recently, the editorial team had approved a project to cover quality personal beauty gadgets as a response to an email from one female reader. In simple word, she requested to look beyond smartphone and headphones.
In one of the articles that were published on this website recently, I had discussed the top four Braun epilators that are uptrend in the market. However, not everyone likes the idea of investing this much money on a hair removal gadget. I am unmarried, but a critical question I need to answer is – will I buy a 10000 rupees Epilator for my wife? A clear answer is no. Therefore, I decided to develop an article with some great PICK below 5000 rupees.
This review article contains four epilators, which were finalized after doing great research and a regular interview session with beauty parlor experts. We also talked to a number of real users who frankly shared their experience with these gadgets.
Braun 5280 Silk Epil 5 Epilator – My Pick
German based Braun is a famously premium brand in epilators market. Therefore, the first product we are reviewing is the 5280 Silk Epil 5 Epilator. It is a great device for those who want the best hair removal experience in their limited budget.
You will be impressed by the build quality of this epilator. Even at this price, Braun has tried to make this device comfortable for the end user. It is a waterproof device, which means you can clean it under running water without any worry. However, you might not be able to use this epilator in your bathroom as it does not feature built-in battery.
This epilator comes with accessories like shaver head, trimmer cap and efficiency cap. The shaving cap comes with massage rollers, which give you little comfort during the use. You can also use the cooling glove that comes in the box to control the burning sensation after its use. However, do not expect your hair removal experience with this device to be totally pain free. The 40 tweezers on the epilator head are capable of plucking hair as small as 0.5 mm. The pivoting head of this epilator changes its angle according to the shape your body, thereby making the whole operation a lot safer.
Users get the option to choose from any of the two speed settings according to their convenience. Because of the smart light, the whole operation becomes more efficient as you can see all your body hair. Also, because of the Close Grip Technology you will not have to push this epilator forcefully against your skin in order to remove all the hair. Moreover, you get a small brush that helps a lot in cleaning this gadget after the use.
Epilation is a lot more effective than shaving as hair take time in regrow when you epilate. However, you will not get perfectly smooth skin unless you use this gadget for a couple of times at an interval of two weeks.
- Easy to use.
- Two speed modes.
- Comes with pivoting cap and massage rollers.
- Dedicated efficiency cap for faster operation.
- Effective in removing small hair.
- Using this gadget can be painful for first time users.
For the price, this is an amazing gadget. It is a highly recommended gadget from my side if you have a limited budget.
HP6522 Philips Satinelle Essential Epilator
The brand Phillips does not require introduction to Indian girls because it is so famous that you might be already using one of its gadgets at home. The Philips HP6522 Satinelle Essential Epilator is a perfect device for those females wants great result without much pain. You can grab this device for as low as 4649 rupees.
The design of this device will make you fall in love with it on the first sight. Its body comes painted in an attractive combination of two colors. The textured handle of this epilator feels much comfortable in the hand.
There are 21 discs on the epilation head of this gadget, which are capable of pulling hair as small as 0.5 mm. The first time user should apply the vibrating massage bar that helps in reducing pain by simulating your skin. This epilator offers two speed modes, but users will get confused with the controls as there is only a single button with no labels on it.
With a sensitive area cap, you can epilate your underarms and bikini line without much worry. The exfoliating brush that Philips ships in the box can be used to remove dead cells from your skin, which helps in uncovering the real beauty of your body.
Moreover, this gadget is compatible with both dry and wet operation. Users can also detach the epilation head and wash it under running water.
Epilating with this gadget is a lot less painful as its tweezing discs pull hair out of your skin gently. If you are still hesitant, then the foil shaver head will prove to be a lot helpful as it follows your body contour and gives close shave. The small cleaning brush is really useful as it allows one to effectively clean the shaving head after the use. It is a highly portable device and you also get a pouch to carry all the accessories that come along.
This cordless device gets fully charged within one hour and works on 3.6 Volts.
- Compact and sturdy.
- Two speed modes.
- Massaging bar.
- Comes with an exfoliating brush.
- 1 hour charging time.
- Foil shaver head.
- Dry and wet operation.
- No guiding light.
- Generates loud annoying sound.
This Philips epilator is really great on the front of performance. Its use is quite comfortable and also delivers perfect results.
Philips BRE210 Epilator
Philips is highly famous for its innovative products. Every year this brand surprises people by launching amazing new gadgets. The Philips BRE210 Epilator is one such product that was lunched recently and comes with attractive features. It is currently available in the market for a price of 4949 rupees.
This epilator looks much similar to the HP6522, which is from the Philips essential series. Its outer shell is really sturdy and feels much comfortable in the hand. On it, you can find only a single control button, which is used for both turning on this device and changing its speed
The special skin stretcher accessory that comes along with this gadget tightens the skin and reduces the pain. The epilating head, which is equipped with 21 tweezers scan, capture even the smallest hair on your body. During the operation, you can either set the epilation speed to low mode for a painless experience or at high mode for a faster operation. The body of this epilator is water tight, which means you will be able to epilate even in a bath tub or under the shower. Cleaning brush makes it much easier to remove the hairs that get stuck in the machine during the use. Moreover, this gadget can also be washed under running water.
To get perfectly smooth skin, you will have to use this gadget in phases for about a month. It is best suited for legs, arms and underarms. However, one can also use it for removing hair from bikini line with the help of sensitive area cap.
Philips understands that there are people who love to do shaving on specific areas, which is why it has equipped this epilator with a shaving head. It is a cordless device and its inbuilt battery gets fully charged in 60 minutes. However, you will be able to use the epilator for only 30 minutes on a single charge.
- Skin stretcher.
- Dry and wet epilation.
- Foil shaver attachment.
- Sensitive area cap.
- Follows your body curves.
- 60 minutes recharge time.
- Dual speed modes.
- No guiding light.
- Can be hard to operate.
It is a great device that comes loaded with all the needed features. However, its price is on the higher side.
Braun Face 820 Epilator
Do you hesitate to use an epilator on your face? Well, you are not the only women in the world who is facing this problem. Normal epilators lack precision and are difficult to use on tricky parts. However, as a leading name in the market – Braun has come up with a unique product. The Braun Face 820 Epilator is an ideal gadget that can help you in removing facial hair within short time. It is currently available in the market with a price tag of 4450 rupees.
Braun has carefully designed this epilator to make it easy for you to epilate even the highly curved areas of your face. Unique size and shape result in stable handling of the epilator during the use. Its handle is long so that your hand never comes in between you and the mirror. The epilator head can also be covered with a cap, which makes travelling with this device a lot comfortable.
The epilator head features 10 micro openings because of which you can even remove the smallest of hair. Top part of this gadget can be replaced with the exfoliating brush accessory that oscillates at a high- speed. With this exfoliating brush, users get the ability to remove dead cells from their face. It supports both dry and wet epilation as all its parts are water tight. Users can also set the direction of rotation with the help of the control button.
This gadget rotates at 200 plucking motions per second. You would only need to epilate your face once in a month as facial hairs are removed from the root. This gadget is effective well in its first use so you do not need to go for second round for smooth and hair-free face skins.
However, maintenance of this device will certainly put a pressure on your pocket. It runs on non-rechargeable batteries, which drain much faster.
- Can reach tricky areas.
- Removes even the smallest hair.
- Direction of rotation can be changed.
- Exfoliating brush features 10,000 bristles.
- Comes with a cap.
- Makes the skin smooth and perfect.
- Easy to use.
- Can be washed with water.
- Batteries are non-rechargeable. Moreover, it consumes lot of power.
This epilator is one of the few quality gadgets to clean up facial hairs. However, you should consider the maintenance cost before making a decision to buy it.
|Other Accessories||Extra Brush|
|Power Source||AA Battery|
|Extra Features||Fully Washable and Two Way Rotation|