I purchased the Remington EP6010 Silky&Smooth Epilator from Walmart for $30. I have really dense, thick, dark fast-growing hair and extremely sensitive skin--a hair removal nightmare. My hair has plagued me for almost a decade and I'm sick of shaving daily or growing out my hair to wax. This epilator has been the best purchase I made all year, I wish I had got it sooner!
Why this epilator is a good product for me:
Quick hair removal - took me 30 minutes per leg below the upper knee. About 15 minutes per arm. Haven't tried my upper leg or bikini yet, but will be once the hair grows out again.
Plug in - no need for batteries or recharging in order to use. No risk of the epilator dying mid-leg. Use right out of the box.
Two speeds - for thick and thin hair. I found there was no difference in sensation, though the faster speed removed hair quicker. The slower speed is good for bony areas like your hands and knees.
Pressure sensor - epilator slows down when you press too hard to your skin. There's no risk of pinching yourself. I had no problems while using it, and don't believe it's possible to hurt yourself using this. (Some epilators have been known to pinch.)
Noise - this epilator isn't as noisy as some. I watch TV or put on music to cover up the noise, which also helps pass the time.
Pain - the initial sensation is a bit more than waxing, but after a minute I hardly noticed anymore. Because my hair is so dense and thick, I probably experienced more of a sensation than most women would with this product. And I didn't find it hard to handle. It's definitely worth it now that I have smooth skin and don't have to shave everyday.
Short growth time - I only have to wait 1 to 3 days for my hair to grow out before I can use the epilator. Perfect. Then my legs are smooth for over a month, with few retouches.
Wash in warm water, exfoliate and dry legs well. Taking a hot bath reduces the little pain you may experience initially. Exfoliate for a few days and avoid using lotions or other products on your legs to prevent clogged pores or bumps that often occur when removing hair.
All in all, the Remington epilator was a 5/5 star purchase and worth every penny. I have recommended it to my friends, and if this one ever dies, I will buy a new one asap. For anyone who suffers from annoying and difficult hair like me, this product is a godsend. My boyfriend loves how lovely my legs are now and I don't have to suffer the embarrassment of shaving once or twice a day to keep them smooth for him. Not to mention I can wear shorts and skirts again without having dark undergrowth dots show on my skin....And no more razor burn!!!
Hi all! Just a quick tip. Buy some Lidocain, 0.05%, apply a light coat to the area that you are going to treat, leave on between 10-15mins and then shave away. Excellent for around the bikini and armpit area. You need an Rx for the Lidocain, but a tube should last for months.
This is a review for the Remington smooth & silky for the pubic area.I am allergic to wax. Shaving gives me the nasty red bumps. Tried this shaver and LOVE. Three heads to get all around town. And smooth. No irritation. Highly recommend for the sensitive. Sheesh can't believe I'm reviewing this, but hope it helps others like myself who just want an easier, softer way. Heh.
I am really loving the outcome of using this epilator! It can be very painful, for me on my upper lip and my arm pits kill. I did my underarms once and I don't know if I can suck it up to do it again. But, I love using this on my legs and on my chin and upper lip. I went from plucking my chin for 20 mins a day to epilating once every 2 weeks. Most epilators claim no shaving for 4-6 weeks which I can attest for on my legs and arm pits, but with my face its a little more frequent, but that is probably just me. Long story short I will probably epilate for the rest of my life. I really like the long packaging and the silver and purple colors of this one.
I haven't shaved since November and I certainly don't miss it. I like that this epilator is fairly no-frills- it gets the job done. Yes it hurts a bit and yes it's rather noisy but you get used to both after a few times. I use this on both my underarms and legs and it works very well on both though legs can be time consuming. I love that I don't have to worry about stubble any more and even if I am getting a bit hairy again you can't even really tell. I also love that I don't waste a bunch of water standing in the shower. In the long run this WILL save you money if you use it for an extended period of time. Razor blades can get pricey and lets not even talk about the cost of waxing treatments. As I said, there is discomfort at first but it lessens every time you epilate. You'll probably even notice less hair growth. Never going back to any other method of hair removal.
Very cute. I'm not sure what model I bought but it works well. I used it on my underarms and yes, it kinda hurt, but not as bad as I thought it was going to. I've never been able to get completly smooth underarms until now! I'm very glad I bought this and I actually can't wait to use it again!
This is for Remington EP1000 Smooth & Silky Epilator. I use this mainly for hair from my upper lips. The cost is less than 3X of waxing ($25 from Amazon) and really worth the pain and price. One time, the Reggis stylist waxed out my skin and I had scar on my upper lip about a month :( Since then, I use this Remington and about 3 years already. It's also good for legs and underarms but I like Emjoi Gentle Gold Caress Epilator, which thouroghly removes hair without a trace. This Remington has only one speed and not as noisy or as painful as Emjoi. If you're new to epilator, try this Remington as the cost and pain are just half of Emjoi. Mine is still working great but I'll purchase again when I need a new one. I'd recommend to use Aloe Vera gel after removing hair as it saves skin from red or bumps. See picture: http://img.makeupalley.com/8/3/7/3/765244.JPG