Ang2018 - 1 year ago
originally posted on philips.com
I received a free Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry Epilator to test in exchange for my honest feedback. When I first unboxed the device, I was pleased with the shape of the device and the size of the device. The device was wider on the top and tapered down toward the bottom of the device. That made the device easier to grip. The device was a good length and felt strong and sturdy in my hands. It was well built and looked as though it could last several years. The device came with several attachment heads that allowed me to epilate, shave, and trim my body hairs. It also came with attachment heads that allowed me to exfoliate and massage my skin. I really appreciated how multi-functional the device was and how seamless it was to set up the device. The attachment heads were easy to attach and swap out. The device operated smoothly. The first attachment that I used was the epilator head. I did not shave for a few days prior to testing the epilator head, so I had a few millimeters of hair present. I used the epilator head on my legs, arms, and underarms when my skin was dry. The epilator head did a decent job removing my hairs, but I had to run it over some areas a few extra times to fully remove all hairs. I did experience pain when using the epilator head. It felt as though someone was pinching my skin hard. The pain was uncomfortable, but bearable. I found that icing the area afterwards helped. There were additional attachments meant to make the epilation process more gentle, but I still experienced some pain when using those attachments. Even though the epilator head caused some pain and I had to run it over my skin several times to remove hairs, I still plan on continuing to use the epilator head. I actually found it to be less painful than waxing. It also kept my skin hair free longer than other hair removal methods like shaving. The second attachment that I tried was the body exfoliator head. I really liked this attachment and will continue to use it. I used this attachment on my legs and arms. The exfoliator head was more gentle than I expected and did a great job removing dead skin cells from my body. I noticed an immediate difference in my skin texture after using the exfoliator head. My skin felt very smooth afterwards. I only wish the exfoliator head was larger to cover more surface area and make the body exfoliation process faster. It also would have been nice if there was an additional exfoliating attachment for my facial skin. The third attachment that I tried was the massager head. I used the massager head on my arms, legs, face, and neck. According to the packaging, the massager head was supposed to relax my skin, but I honestly felt a bit uncomfortable and tense when I was rolling the massager head around on my skin. I do not see myself using the massager head again, because it really did not do much for my skin. The last attachment that I used was the shaver head. I used it with the trimming comb, because I wanted a closer shave. I waited a few days for my body hairs to grow out before using the shaver head. I used the shaver head on my legs, bikini area, and underarms. I was able to glide the shaver head easily across my skin and I experienced no discomfort. The shaver head did a good job shaving off my body hairs and did not leave me with irritated razor bumps. Overall, I think the Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet & Dry Epilator is a good device to have on hand to help remove unwanted hairs and to exfoliate skin. The only changes I would make would be to increase the size of the body exfoliator, so I could exfoliate a larger area in a shorter amount of time, and I would also replace the massager with a facial exfoliator. I did not find the body massager to be beneficial at all and I think a facial exfoliator would be more useful to users than a body massager.