Since the age of 16 or so, I’ve always used epilators to remove my leg hair. Once you get used to a little bit of pain, the pros definitely outweight the cons. And though, I’ve stuck to the Braun brand in the past, when offered an opportunity to try Philips Satinelle Soft ($69.99), I decided to give it a go. And after using it for almost a month, I can honestly say that I’m a Satinelle convert!
What I really liked about Philips Satinelle Soft is the speed and efficiency of hair removal. While usually, I spend around 30 minutes on my legs, with Satinelle Soft, all I need is 15 minutes! It definitely has a lot to do with the hypo-allergenic discs for sensitive skin, which remove hair as short as 0.5 mm. But that’s not all.
If you’ve never used an epilator before, there are a few things you should know:
- Yes, it hurts a bit, but only if it’s your first time, or you haven’t used it in a while. Once you get used to it, it’s really not that bad. If you’re still not convinced, the Satinelle Soft Hair Lift & Massage attachment lifts even the short hairs for extra close epilation, while it relaxes your skin for gentler hair removal at the same time.
- Yes, it does take a bit longer to epilate your legs, as opposed to a quick shave, BUT…your legs will stay silky smooth for around 3 weeks, before you’ll have to pull out your epilator again. Also, your leg hair will become much softer and not as coarse with regular use. Think long vacations without worrying about stubble.
- If you worry about ingrown hairs, make sure to exfoliate your legs (exfoliation glove included).
- Another cool thing about Philips Satinelle Soft epilator is the Shaving Head attachment with the bikini trim option, which follows contours of your bikini line or underarms for a close and smooth shave. Comes with additional comb to cut longer hairs before epilation or to trim your bikini area.
After using epilators for over a decade, I cannot imagine shaving my legs ever again. If you hate stubble, razor burn, razor cuts, and shaving every day, I promise that you’ll love using Philips Satinelle Soft.
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