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Epilady Esthetic - Delicate Facial Epilator
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119 of 123 people found the following review helpful
on November 13, 2009
Well, got tired of my 8 year old telling me, "Shave your mustache Mom." I use Retin-A, so I can't wax or use hair removal cream. Having very, very fine clear hairs on my face, plucking would be a joke. This works okay. Not perfect, but definitely reduces the hair. It works better on longer hairs than short, but I believe if I use it more than 1 time a week, I'd be able to take care of those.

Tips -
Always use witch hazel before and after using (no ingrown hairs at all!)
Pull your skin taught or you won't get the little hairs & you may get hurt (my husband tried it on his ear hair and got his ear skin sucked in.....painful, but oh so funny!)
Put vaseline or aquafor on your lips after using witch hazel, when completely done.
If you possibly can, wait 30 minutes before moisurizing/putting on make-up.

Note: It hurt as much as I thought. But doing a little each day will get you used to it.
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102 of 108 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 2013
When the original Epilady for the legs came out, my Mom and I both used it. Now, neither one of us has hair on our legs; the Epilady caused the hair to stop growing. I love never having to shave anymore! So when I saw that they now have one for the face, I decided to try it. And it's just as good as the other one. Hopefully, this will, eventually, keep the hair from growing there, too.

I don't find that this product hurts. I can feel the hair being removed, but it's not a painful thing for me.

I've read through some of the other reviews, and I may have some helpful hints.

1) Pull the skin tight in the area that you're going over. You need to get the hair into the coil as well as keep the skin away. Doing this will prevent you from having the skin pulled up into it (which doesn't hurt but does feel odd).

2) Slowly but continuously. You need to keep the unit going over the area in a continuous motion. However, don't rush it. You need to allow enough time for the hairs to get caught - it's not doing that if you're moving it too quickly.

3) It works best if you use it daily for the first week or two. Doesn't have to be a long time each session, but doing it every day will allow the shorter hairs to grow just enough to get caught - without allowing them to be so long that they're unsightly.

4) If you're finding that it's not removing the hair properly, you may not be allowing the coil to get to the hair. Be sure that you're holding it such that it's flat against the skin (put your forefinger on it like you're pointing at something and then rest the unit on your face such that your finger is parallel to your face). If you're not holding it so that the hair is allowed to get in there, it's not going to work. Remember that what it's doing is providing an "automatic tweezer" type of removal - hair has to be in there to tweeze.

5) Be sure that you're going in all directions. This is why going in a circular motion is helpful. Hair grows at different angles on your face. Therefore, you need to catch it in the way that it comes out easily. This may be why some reviewers are finding that it's not removing a particular type of hair. If you're not finding that it's getting the hair in one area of your face, it could be that you're trying to remove it in the wrong direction. Try going in the other direction on the hair, and it'll catch. This tip also helps with any discomfort you may have with the product. If you're trying to remove hair against the grain, you're going to feel it more than if you're pulling it out in the direction that it grows.

I do recommend this product. If it's used correctly, it does work. And, if it proves to be as great as the original Epilady, I won't have to use it forever. The hair will stop growing in this area!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
I was sure I would be returning this, as I had the non-battery version which did not work at all. If you are reading this review, you area most likely familiar with the horrors of increasing facial hair as we ladies get older. I have tried plucking (too many hairs, too little time), waxing (too expensive and inconvenient), and DIY strips (led to contact dermatitis). Oh, let's not forget the little shavers, which lead to thicker and darker hair, and must be done daily. This pulls a little but is tolerable; just be sure to pull you skin taught and it will grab the hair vs. your skin. It works especially well on the fine hairs on the sides of the face, but I must warn you, that is where it is the most uncomfortable. Again, however, it is tolerable. I think the directions said to use in circles but that is not what I have found to be most effective. Pulling it against the hair growth seems to work the best for me. Does it get all the little hairs? No, but the ones it leave are usually more visible and easier to pull. The longer I use it, the less extra hairs I have to pull, and growth appears slower. With even the little hairs that are not really visible gone, my makeup goes on smoother and I feel it creates a more youthful appearance. If I could improve it, I would give it a cord vs. batteries, although I have not had an issue with it pulling batteries down quickly. Give it a chance and I think you'll like it.
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109 of 126 people found the following review helpful
on November 14, 2010
I've been epilating my legs for well over 20 years, so thought this would work fine, no matter what others said. I've come to some conclusions as to conditions that are assumed before using this.

This is what I THINK (NOT a scientific opinion)
This is for people who haven't been using other methods of removing facial hair. I have been plucking and waxing facial hair for years, thus facial hair regrowth has been coarse and thick.

This epilator didn't work initially for me. It does now! I used my leg epilator (which is NOT recommended for facial use) on its lowest setting, in very quick strokes. I did this for several weeks, and now the hair regrowth is fine (not coarse) and is easy to remove with my epilator.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2011
I bought this for my mother, age 86. It still pulls the facial skin a bit but overall we are pleased.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 4, 2013
You can only use it on the flat plane of your cheeks. If you try to use it on you chin or jawline it catches your skin; and I do not have sensitive skin! Also, it came from Israel so sending it back was expensive. They did not refund my my money because I did not have the box it came in. Not a good experience.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2013
It is a battery operated piece of junk. It BREAKS off hairs and does not epilate facial hair causing skin irritations and terrible acne. I have never been one to have problems with acne and I am very particular about hygiene. No amount of lotions or alcohol cleansing helped before or after. What a waste of money.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2014
I spent a lot of time reading other reviews before my purchase. Over the years I have been tweezed, waxed, and threaded. I even went for five laser hair removal treatments that were expensive and for those moments even painful, despite the numbing cream. For several years I have used the larger Braun product on my legs and underarms, but knew it would be too much for the face.

This product does work. I will say that it is important to change the position, maintain contact with the skin, and have patience and persistence. I use a 10x magnifying mirror to see the hair and areas I want to focus on. You can both see and feel the hair removal- I bought but did not use the Greencaine. After a few uses I empty the receptacle and the evidence is there!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2013
this item is light in eight and easy to hold however it does not snag the hairs on the underside of your chin or upper lip area.
It only works well on the hairs covering the cheek area of your face.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on October 17, 2013
I purchased this product to remove facial hair. I have chin whiskers (very unbecoming on a woman of any age) and lots of the soft downy hair all over my face. I originally purchased another product and returned it without even using it when I realized it was not suitable for removing facial hair.

This product is specifically designed to remove facial hair. It appears to be modeled after the little spring with two handles that manually removes hair as you bend the spring and twist it in a spiraling motion to grab the hairs and pull them out.

Well, this product doesn't work that way at all. As near as I can tell after trying the product and examining its functionality, it vibrates its curved spring. Apparently, the vibration causes the spring wires to (occasionally) separate and come together enough to grab a hair shaft. Theoretically, once the hair shaft is grabbed, it will be pulled out as you slide the implement over your face--against the way the hair grows. The fact is that the vibration may cause the spring wires to open and grab a hair, but just as quickly, they will let it go without pulling the hair out. So you get many little painful tugs of hair with very few hairs actually being removed.

After reading a number of review about this and other products "designed" for this purpose, I have decided to continue finding fine-quality tweezers and using my 7X mirror in the light of a sunny window to remove the unwanted hair from my face.
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