Hair removal isn’t exactly one of the fun topics in beauty, but it can be an important one. I like to think of January as “self improvement” month. A new start. Trying new regimens, new products. And for those of you who have never tried an epilator, it should be something that you know more about.
Almost two years ago, I received Emjoi’s Epi Slim+ Compact Epilator to try out, and I’ve been using it routinely ever since (reviewed here). It’s lightweight and easy to manipulate. It’s a great portable device, though I mostly use it at home. It’s battery operated so it doesn’t have to be plugged in while you use it. Handy.
Recently, I was sent Emjoi’s eRase e60 Epilator to try out. I was very excited because after really getting to know the Epi Slim, I felt I was more than ready to try one of their full size epilators.
I know that a lot of women are nervous about trying an epilator. I was too. In fact, about a year before I received the Epi Slim, I was watching a segment on one of the shopping channels about the eRase e60, and I almost bought one, but I chickened out. After watching the segment, I did a lot of research on my own about epilators and I read about a million reviews online from women who have tried them. I shouldn’t have hesitated to purchase because it can always be returned for a refund if it’s not for you.
So what does using an epilator feel like? It looks like an electric razor, but it is actually like a lot of tiny tweezers working together at once to remove hair at its roots. Unless you have a forest of long hair to remove (you shouldn’t use it to remove very long hairs), mostly you don’t feel anything. Every now and then, you feel a little pinch. You may think I’m a little nuts, but I actually like the slight tug that I feel when I can tell a hair has been removed. It’s like “victory”! I got used to the sensation of epilating. The more routinely you do it, the more it doesn’t phase you.
And what does it feel like afterwards? For me, the smoothness is so far superior to anything you can get through shaving or with hand tweezing. Plus the smoothness lasts for weeks.
Emjoi eRase e60 Epilator
So let me tell you about the specific model that I received. First thing for me was the cuteness factor. Can we all take a minute to appreciate how cute this flowered device is?
The eRase e60 has a head that’s made up of 60 tweezers, and the majority of hairs are removed on the first pass. My Epi Slim+ has 18 tweezers, so you can imagine what a huge improvement this device is! Also, the device has dual opposing heads so it covers much more “territory”, and it helps hold the skin taut. I was worried that the eRase e60 might pinch more than my Epi Slim, but in truth, it pinches less and is more comfortable to use.
It comes with a clear plastic “sensitive” attachment so if you’re using it on sensitive areas like face or bikini, you can use that. The attachment cuts down on the number of tweezers exposed to your skin. But I found that I haven’t needed it.
The device has two speeds that you control with the buttons on the front. But I usually go for the higher speed. What I love about this device is the quickness of it!
How to Use the eRase e60 Epilator
The best way to use the epilator is to pull the skin taut and face the eRase e60 logo toward you while making contact between the skin and both heads (except for areas like the chin where you use only one side of the head). Make short strokes back and forth in one section. It’s not like shaving where you can make one long continuous pass.
Check out this cool video that’s on the Emjoi website that demonstrates just how the Emjoi discs/tweezers work.
The eRase e60 comes with a little brush to clean the heads. Plus it comes with a cute zippered pouch in which to store the device, cord, brush, instruction manual, and there’s still room for other goodies.
My Feelings about Emjoi eRase e60 Epilator
I am a convert. I really like using the Emjoi eRace e60 epilator. I primarily use it on my face and occasionally on my arms where I sometimes get unsightly long dark hairs.
Is it perfect for me? Not completely but definitely close enough. I wish I could get the epilator to remove the hair on my chin. It does a great job along my jawline especially removing hairs that I never used to have up toward my ears and in the mustache area. Maybe it’s the way my chin is shaped? I can’t get either the Epi Slim or the eRase e60 to remove my chin hairs, and that’s the area where hairs grow most often if I shave or use tweezers. Since I’m still stuck in the house with an awful cold, I’m going to let the chin hairs grow a little longer (0.3MM is the minimum length) and try the eRase e60 again on my chin and see if I have better luck.
My only other wish was that it was cordless/rechargeable, like my Foreo Luna or Sonicare Electric Toothbrush where I charge the device with the cord and remove the cord to use it. In fact, Emjoi does make a number of cordless/rechargeable versions, but this isn’t one of them. Nevertheless, the eRase e60 comes with a long cord so I can use it most anywhere.
The Emjoi eRase e60 with 60 tweezers and Dual Opposing Heads is sold on the Emjoi website.
Have you ever tried an epilator? Does it sound like something you would consider using for hair removal?