Shaving, waxing, and lasers may be the most talked-about hair removal methods, but they’re not your only options.
If you’ve tried these hair removal methods but they don’t give you the results you want, then it’s high time you tried an epilator. Not sure what it is and how it works? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Ahead, we’ll be sharing more about epilators and the best ones on the market to try.
What is an epilator and how does it work?
An epilator is a handheld electrical device that removes body hair directly from the roots, which is the same action that waxing employs.
As the rotating wheel of multiple tweezers rolls across your skin, the tweezers then grab your hairs and pull them from the roots. The best way to do so is to move the epilator head in the direction of hair growth.
Epilating can give you lasting results to ensure smooth, fuzz-free skin for a longer period of time.
Is epilating better than waxing or shaving?
Waxing involves applying a layer of wax onto your skin in the direction of hair growth and removing it quickly in the opposite direction. This is actually quite painful and doing this on your own can prove difficult, as there are plenty of hard-to-reach areas.
Shaving, on the other hand, only removes the hair above the skin and not from the roots, which means you might only have smooth skin for one or two days before your hair starts growing again. Shaving isn’t painful compared to waxing or epilating. However, you may get occasional minor cuts and ingrown hairs from shaving too often.
Epilating can be uncomfortable for some people, especially if you have sensitive skin. Using it on your skin for the first time may feel painful, but users have said that the more you do it, the less painful it’ll get. Besides that, epilators can also remove very short hairs that waxing can’t pick up.
Since IPL centres aren’t able to operate at the moment, our next go-to are epilators. At the end of the day, however, it all comes down to which hair removal method you feel comfortable with and works best for you.
Best 16 epilators for smooth and hairless skin
If you’re ready to give epilators a try, we’ve rounded up 16 of the best devices that are perfect for at-home hair removal.
Braun Full Body Wet And Dry Epilator (SES5/890 FGB12/34)
If you are new to epilators, this device by Braun might be the one for you. This device features the innovative SensoSmart technology that guides your epilation, using the right amount of pressure to remove more hairs in one stroke.
It is cordless and 100% waterproof, making it easier for you to use while you shower. Besides that, it can remove very short hair – even as short as a grain of sand.
Braun Full Body Wet And Dry Epilator (SES5/890 FGB12/34) retails for RM 529 at Harvey Norman.
Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator
This wet and dry epilator by Philips has unique ceramic discs that can rotate at a greater speed, firmly gripping fine and short hairs. It can also be used on your legs, body and even your face. You’ll find five body care heads that allow you to personalise your beauty routine for maximum convenience in the comfort of your home.
Satinelle Advanced Wet & Dry Epilator retails for RM449 at Philips Online Store.
Panasonic Wet/Dry Epilator (ES-EL8A-P421)
For an extremely smooth finish, try Panasonic’s Wet/Dry Epilator. It features a 90-degree pivoting head to fit every curve, making it easier to reach nooks without straining. It also has a wider head to cover more ground, removing more hairs in one stroke.
Panasonic Wet/Dry Epilator retails for RM552 at Panasonic Online Store.
Remington EP5 Smooth & Silky 5-in-1 Precision Light Epilator
Featuring a new advanced system, this epilator by Remington makes epilation more comfortable and effective. If you don’t want to miss a single stray hair on your skin, this device won’t disappoint as it comes with a precision light.
It also has five handy attachments to make it easy and convenient for your hair removal sessions, with results lasting up to four weeks.
Remington EP5 Smooth & Silky 5-in-1 Precision Light Epilator retails for RM309 at fruugo.
KEDA 4-in-1 Chargeable Electric Hair Remover Epilator Massage Shaver Wet & Dry Kit
This device is a four-in-one set that consists of shaving, cleansing, epilating and massage features, all for the comfort of your hair removal sessions. It has a wide and gentle epilator head, which is effective even for short hair removal. A plus point: this set features a stand to keep your epilator in place.
KEDA 4in1 Chargeable Electric Hair Remover Epilator Massage Shaver Wet & Dry Kit retails for RM64.35 at Lazada.
Epilady Speed Corded Epilator
If you want long-lasting results, look no further than Epilady Speed Corded Epilator. It removes short and fine hairs, leaving your skin silky smooth for up to four weeks. On top of that, it has two operating speeds for faster and smoother epilation. With its sleek design and precise head, it works great on sensitive areas such as the bikini line.
Epilady Speed Corded Epilator retails for RM247 at Desert Cart.
Emjoi Divine Epilator
For a non-irritating and painless hair removal from the roots, try the Emjoi Divine Epilator. It features 36 tweezer action discs to ensure smooth epilation that’s less painful. This device is gentle enough to remove unwanted facial hair too. Moreover, it utilises Silver Ion Technology, which provides a lifetime of antimicrobial protection against damaging bacteria.
Emjoi Divine Epilator retails for RM265 at Shopee.
Braun Silk-Epil 9 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator (SE9579)
If you want perfectly groomed results, the Silk-Epil 9 by Braun ought to do the trick! It features wider, longer, and deeper tweezers that remove even the shortest hairs, so you don’t have to wait for hairs to grow out to epilate again. It also has a pivoting head that adapts to body contours smoothly, providing you with a more comfortable experience.
Braun Silk-Epil 9 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator – SE9579 retails for RM700 at Superbuy.
Panasonic Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator With 8 Attachments
This epilator from Panasonic is designed for fast and efficient hair removal to give you smooth and long-lasting results. It offers a wider head that can remove more hair in just one stroke, providing quicker epilation. It is also designed with double discs, ensuring the leftover hairs that didn’t get pulled from the first disc gets caught by the second disc. This results in smooth, hairless skin for weeks.
Panasonic Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator With 8 Attachments retails for RM499 at Shopee.
Philips Satinelle Essential Corded Compact Epilator
Want stubble-free skin for weeks? This device from Philips should do the job! It also has a sensitive cap for removing unwanted hair from the underarms or bikini area. In addition, it includes a massage cap, which is great at easing the painful epilation sensation – particularly good for those who have sensitive skin.
Philips Satinelle Essential Corded Compact Epilator retails for RM199 at SenHeng.
Braun Face 810 Facial Epilator
If you’re looking for a device that targets facial hair, this one by Braun is what you need. It’s a two-in-one epilator and cleansing brush that effectively removes facial hair and lets you switch attachments when you want deep pore cleansing.
Whether it’s facial hair on your chin, upper lip, or forehead, this compact design lets you handle it with precision and absolute control.
Braun Face 810 Facial Epilator retails for RM410 at Shopee.
Philips Series 8000 Wet And Dry Epilator
The ergonomic S-shaped design of the Philips device gives you better control and helps you get hard-to-reach areas on your body, making it easy to remove hair. It also comes with a built-in light to make sure you don’t miss single hair on your body.
Philips Series 8000 Wet And Dry Epilator retails for RM399 at Harvey Norman.
Braun Silk-Epil 7 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator
This amazing device from Braun has a Micro-Grip Technology that removes hair from the roots for long-lasting results. What’s special about this epilator is that it also features SoftLift Tips technology that effectively lifts flat hair and draws them to the tweezers for removal. It has a high-frequency massage treatment for a more gentle epilation experience too.
Braun Silk-Epil 7 Wet & Dry Cordless Epilator retails for RM769 at Senheng.
Megami All In One Epilator Set
This gentle epilator from Megami has five functions with interchangeable heads as well as tri-tweezing discs to remove hair without pulling on your skin. It also is 100% water-resistant, so you can comfortably remove hair in the shower. Plus, this device can be used on all body parts.
Megami All In One Epilator Set retails for RM178 at Lazada.
Remington 3-in-1 Corded Epilator
For a long-lasting, smooth finish, Remington’s 3-in-1 Corded Epilator is your perfect match. It is designed to give you the ultimate comfort and effective results that can last for four weeks. It also has two speed settings and a massage function to ensure a gentle hair removal process.
Remington 3-in-1 Corded Epilator retails for RM600 at Shopee.
Panasonic Wet & Dry Epilator (ES-2082)
This epilator from Panasonic comes with a Skin Protector System for ease and comfort during hair removal, so it’s great for those with particularly sensitive skin. This device is battery operated and compact, making it easy to bring around.
Panasonic Wet & Dry Epilator (Es-2082) retails for RM129 at Lazada.