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Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator Review

Removing unwanted hair is tedious. Shaving, tweezing and waxing are all temporary, and they can be quite painful. The Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator aims to make hair removal painless and long-lasting.

This small epilator is perfect to remove hairs, and epilators remove hair from the root, so you’ll have smooth skin for as long as a month – instead of just a week.

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Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator Features

  • Hair removal at the root.
  • Efficiency cap for gentle epilation in sensitive areas.
  • Two speed settings.
  • Ergonomic grip and handle.
  • Washable head for increased hygiene.

Philips HP6401 Satinelle Epilator Review

An Amazon best-seller, the Satinelle is one of the best epilators on the market today, and is so easy to use and clean that it’s not a hassle like other models.

Small and compact, the epilator has an ergonomic grip and can remove hairs as short as 0.5 millimeters. There are 21 hypoallergenic discs included that work to catch the hairs and remove them. The head itself can be removed and washed for the utmost in hygiene.

A total body epilator, you can use the HP6401 to remove hair in all areas, including:

  • Ankles
  • Knees
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line

These sensitive areas are best treated with the use of the efficiency cap. Meant for sensitive areas, the cap will protect the skin at all times, so you can achieve hairless, smooth skin – minus the pain.

Sensitive areas are best treated on the gentle speed. Larger areas that are less sensitive can be effectively treated on the efficient setting.

If you do experience any skin irritation, try using the efficiency cap to allow for gentler hair removal.

Phillips states that you can remove hair that is as short as 0.5 millimeters with an optimal hair length of 3 – 4 millimeters. During my testing, hair was removed with minimal pain and a little skin reddening the first time. While I didn’t measure each hair (who could?) even shorter hairs were removed effectively.

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I recommend going over each area twice to ensure that all hairs are removed.

Cleaning is simple as the head comes right off, allowing you to remove any unwanted hairs. Unfortunately, the cleaning brush seen in the product picture is not included, so you will want to buy a small cleaning brush if you don’t have one already.

Pros

  • Affordably priced
  • Lightweight
  • Minimal pain experienced
  • Efficiency cap for sensitive areas

Cons

  • Coarse, dark hair is difficult to remove
  • Cleaning brush is not included

We may never know why Phillips didn’t include a cleaning brush, but that is a minor inconvenience. One thing I do want to mention is that during my Philips HP6401 review, coarse, dark hairs had a much harder time being removed. Why? I’m not sure.

I had to go over these thicker hairs multiple times before they were removed completely.

Some users experienced bumps or redness after use, but this is quite normal. I do want to state that I’ve had the pleasure of trying several epilators, and the HP6401 resulted in the least amount of pain – which is nice.

For less than $30, I highly recommend the Phillips HP6401.

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