#1 Emjoi Ap-18 Emagine 72 Tweezer Head
The Emjoi AP-18 introduces 3 significant features that place it at the top of our Best Epilator list.
Firstly, this unit has 72 tweezers, which is more than any other on the market.
This means that the Emjoi AP-18 simply removes more hairs faster. More tweezers also means you will need to make fewer passes over an area to obtain the desired result, namely silky smooth skin for up to 6 weeks.
Secondly, Emjoi has a patented “Glide Technology” which it claims means less irritation, and this is coupled with its “Silver Ion” Technology to protect against bacterial infection.
The third feature is in the way that the head is arranged. It is designed to gently stretch the skin. From there, two opposed, staggered heads provide for faster hair removal, but most importantly, its exclusive middle fingers lift short or flattened hairs for easier, less painful removal.
Unlike many of its main competitors, this Epilator is neither cordless nor waterproof, so it cannot be used in the shower or bath. It does however provide a constant power output (which a battery powered unit cannot), and it overcomes the problem of having to throw the whole unit away, as you do with others when their batteries fail.
The unit has 2 operating speed settings.
User feedback seems to support Emjoi’s claims, with suggestions that removing leg hair is up to 5 times faster, although the overall result might be slightly less smooth than some other units on the market.
The Emjoi comes with a cleaning brush included. Option extras (available at extra cost) include a Shaver Head, Replacement Tweezer Head, Power Adaptor and an International Power supply covering 100 through 240 Volt usage.
The Emjoi AP-18 is among Amazon’s best selling – top rated Epilators for women.
- The only Epilator with 72 Tweezers
- Exclusive technology reduces irritation and protects against ingrown hairs
- Protects against Bacterial Infection
- No Batteries means constant power and faster results
- Curved designed mould to your body
- Comes with complimentary cleaning brush.
#2 Braun Silk-epil 7 Wet and Dry Epilator.
If you would prefer a rechargeable, Wet and Dry Epilator we suggest you look no further than the Braun SE7681 Silk-epil Wet and Dry
This Epilator has been specifically designed for use in the bath or shower to take advantage of the soothing power of warm water.
Being rechargeable allows you to use it anywhere, and a full 60 minute charge provides about 40 minutes usage.
Being fully sealed (to allow Wet usage), this Epilator can also be easily cleaned under running water. It features a high frequency system to massage and stimulate your skin, designed to sooth away the plucking sensation for greater comfort.
Braun’s pivoting head flexes up to 15 degrees, forward or back, to follow the contours of your body while maintaining the optimum plucking angle.
The SoftLift Tips® are designed to lift and guide even flat lying hairs into the tweezers for removal.
The onboard “Smart Light” makes it easier to see even the finest hairs, which is particularly helpful in the shower where moving water makes them easier to miss
This Epilator comes with a five accessories included. There is a shaver head, a special trimmer cap, Braun’s efficiency cap, a handy sensitive area cap, and a facial cap. Used together these are intended to give you outstanding results all over the body.
Considering this unit has only 40 tweezers, and relies on battery power, it is surprisingly quick, but not as a fast as our #1 Best Epilator.
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- Fully functional Wet or Dry
- Onboard light makes finding hairs easier
- Flexing head follows body contours more closely
- For a rechargeable this is pretty quick
- Battery provides 40 minutes usage on a One hour Charge
- Fully sealed unit can be cleaned under running water.
- Included extras provide options for all over body use.
#3 Philips HP6567/50 Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator
The Philips HP6576 Satin Perfect, is a quality, Wet and Dry, rechargeable Epilator offering 40 minutes usage from a one hour charge.
Philips utilize 32 textured ceramic discs, together with an extra wide head to gain maximum hair removal from every stroke.
The pivoting performance cap helps to maintain the ideal operating angle and the built in light helps to locate even fine hairs.
Philips believe this unit is as gentle as the system is efficient, but like any other Epilator it will take a month for you to adjust to it if you are switching from shaving or waxing.
The unit is moderately quiet, perhaps a little louder than a normal facial shaver when in operation.
Not ranked as our very Best Epilator, this package represents excellent value. The unit comes with a pivoting massage cap, an active hair lifter, an excellent shaving head, a set of illuminated smart tweezers, and a trimming comb, all in its own zippered pouch along with the charger and cleaning brush
- Supports both Wet and Dry use
- Has on board Light for finding finer hairs
- Rechargeable means it can be used anywhere at any time
- Two operating speeds for sensitive and larger areas
- Comes with a full range of accessories
- Heads are removable for easy cleaning.
#4 Braun Silk Epil Female Epilator SE7921 Spa
With this package Braun have identified the need to exfoliate when Epilating, and have added a high density (replaceable) brush with 10,000 fine bristles designed to readily remove dead skin.
Overall the unit is very similar in performance to the Braun SE7681, offering either Wet or Dry functionality
The unit cannot be used while plugged into a wall socket, and cannot be used if the skin is damp as opposed to wet as it is in a bath or shower.
This unit also has 40 pairs of tweezers, and like its sister product struggles to compete with the Emjoi AP-18 for power and rapid hair removal, but the trade off is the convenience of the Wet or Dry option and the portability of a battery powered device.
The Braun Silk Epil SE7921 Spa comes with the Exfoliating Brush Head, Cleaning Brush, Electrical cord and its own pouch
- Efficient Exfoliation Brush
- Supports Wet/Dry usage
- Rechargeable battery offers mobility
- Quality unit from a trusted manufacturer
#5 Panasonic ES ED-90P Ladies Wet/Dry Epilator-Shaver
The Panasonic ES ED-90P Ladies Epilator features 48 Tweezers on two opposed rotating discs.
This unit is intended for wet and dry use, and being completely waterproof can be used in conjunction with foams or gels when you have the time, for a somewhat gentler Epilating experience.
Panasonic have packaged the ES-ED 90 P with 6 individual, interchangeable heads, the main Epilation head, a beginner cap, a gentle epilation cap, a footcare head, the shaver head and a bikini cap rounds out the collection.
The Epilation head (48 tweezers) is designed for use on larger areas, for more sensitive areas add the Gentle Epilation cap, to reduce the number of Tweezers making contact with your skin
For your more delicate areas the precise eplilation cap dials it down further for accuracy and comfort.
To assist with detecting hairs, the unit has an onboard LED light.
The Foil Shaver head features a hypo-allergenic blade, free from Nickel to cater for sensitive skin types.
For ease of operation the head pivots through 60 degrees
To clean simply place under running water.
- Offers a solid solution to both Epilating and Shaving
- Multiple interchangeable heads allow for flexibility
- Easy to clean under running water
- Supports Wet and Dry cordless operation
- Attractive Pink and White design
- Pedacure attachment is very long lasting
- Reasonably Priced
Best Epilator Reviews
Those are our top 5 Epilators for women. Admittedly we have settled on offerings from the upper end of the market, but with a process like Epilating cheaper units tend to mean fewer features and increased discomfort.
In the end we chose power and speed over the flexibility of Wet/Dry, use anywhere models. The fact that our #1 is also free of the rechargeable battery that so often spells the end of an Epilator is a major factor as well.
Whether you opt for power/speed, or greater flexibility of function, one of these Epilators will serve you well.. We also have a guide on how to move from Shaving/Waxing to an Epilator, in the hope of making your transition as “pain free” as possible. We hope it will be of assistance if you are making the switch.