If there is one word I would use to summarize my whole experience epilating with the Philips Satinelle Epilator, then I would probably use the term ‘convenient.’ Truly, I would recommend this epilator especially for those who have never tried using an electric epilator up to now. The Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator is designed with the convenience of the user solely in mind, so you will surely have a pleasant experience using this model. Let me spell out to you the specs about this gadget, and you are the judge by the end of the review if it meets your needs and requirements for your epilator.
The unique feature with this model that you would hardly find with other epilators would be its ergonomic grip that provides you with a nice handle so that you can also easily maneuver the device to also minimize the risk of getting hurt whilst in the process of epilation. Trust me, this might seem like a small thing but you have to get an epilator that has a comfortable handle. God know how many small cuts I have gained from losing grip of the past epilators I have used. This is a problem you would not encounter with this particular model from Philips.
Efficiency caps should really be a given thing with epilators, but you’d be surprised to know that not a lot of brands actually think about this when they design their epilators. Fortunately, the Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator features an efficiency cap that simply ensures more efficient shaving in terms of making sure that you get as much hair as possible with every swipe you make with the Philips Satinelle Epilator. I can attest to this – there is less pain simply because it takes fewer strokes to remove all the unwanted hair.
I also like how conscious the engineers of this product must be for optimal hygiene. See, the epilator features a removable and washable epilator head. This is a nice technology since build-up in the head of the epilator might cause skin problems especially when directly exposed to sensitive skin areas. This is very likely to happen for epilators that do not have washable heads. Also because of the general fact that epilators can remove as much as 4 x hairs than disposable razors or waxing pads, you really have to be careful about cleaning up the epilator to minimize possible problems the next time you use the gadget.
Speaking of hygiene, it is also highly commendable that the Philips Satinelle Epilator uses all 23 hypoallergenic discs, so this model is very user-friendly and harmless even to those who cannot naturally resist allergens. Buttons are also provided so you can choose the speed in which you will have your epilation process. The slower speed option allows for easy epilation with greater regard for ability to maneuver the device around. The faster speed option, on the other hand, is to be used for high speed epilation and when you are in quite a rush.
At a budget price, it is quite understandable why the Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator doesn’t have the additional attachments that you can find with other epilator brands. This basically means that you cannot optimize the device for different parts of the body. Aside from the speed, nothing much is customizable so you just have to be extra careful when epilating on more delicate parts of the body such as in knees, ankles, and around the bikini area. Make sure also that you choose the slower speed option for these problematic corners and contours in your body.
One thing that I wish this model was would be cordless. Yes, the Philips Satinelle Epilator actually has a cord, and it has to be plugged in a reliable power source for it to function. I personally dislike this since I travel a lot and there is no assurance that I will have access to power everywhere I go. I prefer cordless models such as the Braun Silk Epil 7, but if you are more of a corded person, then this model would just be perfect for you.
As far as budget epilators go, this is really the best catch for you out there. You can opt for ones that have more attachments, but those would be much more expensive than this one. All that has been mentioned is just my personal experience; you still have to try using the epilator for you to conclude if this is exactly what you need in your epilator.