Friday, 1 November 2013

Review: Braun Skin Spa Epilator

This new epilator from Braun offers a number of functions in one box - it comes with five heads, including a shaver, an epilator, a couple of trimming caps, and an exfoliating brush.

The epilator head looks a bit scary, and indeed, given that epilation works by mechanically pulling out the hairs at the root (think automated tweezing on overdrive), it's something with a reputation for being a bit painful.

If you're not in the mood for epilating, you can click off the epilator head and replace it with the skin cleansing brush head, which is a little bit Clarisonic.  It can be used wet or dry for a skin smoothing, exfoliating effect without the need to rub yourself with scrub.

As an epilator, it's actually very good - it has two speed settings (which apply to all heads, btw), allowing you to ramp up slowly to full on epilating power.  There's a built in light which helps you see exactly where to target, particularly good since this device is capable of whisking away hairs as short as half a millimeter.

The real question, though, is whether it hurts.  I can report that yes, it does hurt a bit, but not as much as I thought it might.  It's not pleasant, but it's not awful - totally bearable.  Going over areas which have thinner skin or are closer to the bone is more painful, but even so, I've been doing both legs in twenty minutes or so, and I'm not scarred for life.

The first couple of times I epilated, my legs came up in little red bumps, where the hairs had been pulled out - this disappeared within a few hours, though, and wasn't really a problem.

Overall I'm really impressed with this little tool.  It offers a variety of functions in one unit, which is handy, and my husband has even nabbed its shaver head when his electric razor has been out of battery.  The exfoliating brush won't change your life, but it is a nice alternative to manual exfoliation.  At £100, it's not cheap, but it is cheaper than monthly waxing appointments, and you can deal with regrowth virtually immediately.  Impressive stuff.  Find it now at Boots.

Disclosure: PR sample

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