There are epilator brands that are directly or indirectly advising against the use of an epilator for facial hair. Some have mentioned it directly on the user manual and there are those who are implying it with the inclusion of tweezers in the package for manual epilation of facial hair. The first important rule that we need to mention here is that you should never use an epilator for your face unless the manufacturer says that it really is for facial use.
Now if you are looking for an epilator that can be used for facial hair, there are epilators that are specifically for this purpose. They are as follows:
1. Braun facial epilator
We have rated the Braun Facial Epilator as one of the best facial epilators because it does two things for your face. First, you can use it to remove your facial hair and by changing its attachment, you can use the device to clean your pores.
As a facial hair epilator, this device is superior in capturing the finest and shortest hair. Its 10 micro openings can gently capture hair that’s as short as 0.02 mm. And with the power of 200 plucking motions per second, your face will be hair free faster than you can imagine.
As a facial cleanser, it can exfoliate dead skin to prevent ingrown hair and clear your face of make-up, dirt, excess oils and other impurities pore deep six times better than having it done manually. Plus, it’s waterproof so you can use it for facial cleaning every time you shower.
This epilator is so good at removing facial hair and cleaning the face of impurities, it’s no wonder why Jessica Alba uses this device for her facial skin care.
2. Emjoi Epi Slim Epilator
The best epilator for facial hair that’s thick is the Emjoi Slim Epilator. With 9 tweezers at the rate of 20,700 RPMs, it ranks at the top for the highest tweezes per minute. Despite being able to pull the hair out at this speed, this epilator is also one of the gentlest in the market. The head is also wide enough to use on the forehead area.
Unlike other facial epilators that are too thin, this one can remove a lot of hair in one go. As compared to the Braun’s version, Emjoi Epi Slim is better at pulling out thicker hair and is gentler at it too. It works well in getting rid of peach fuzz and sideburns. Other than its quick hair pull feature, the Epi Slim is also very portable making it great to carry along for your trips and travels.
3. Epiwand Facial Hair Epilator
The Epiwand Facial Hair Epilator is one of the classic manual facial epilators around. Manual epilators are great to use because you have total control on the speed of the pull. However, a lot of women are doing it the wrong way. Epilation hurts, there’s no debating that but, it hurts even worse when you pull slowly. To take advantage of this manual epilator in reducing the pain, you have to accelerate the twisting of the handles as soon as the hair gets caught in the spring. It’s the same way you use manual tweezers. You don’t pull out the hair slowly. You yank them in one fast and abrupt pulling motion.
With the Epiwand grabbing several strands at the same time, the yanking should even be more abrupt to reduce the pain to an ant’s bite. When you develop the skill of pulling your facial hair fast and abrupt with the Epiwand, the hair pulling effect of this epilator will become far less painful than the rest of the motorized ones.
Other things going for this manual epilator are; (1) you don’t need batteries and (2) you can use it in the shower. It is also very small and easy to bring along on your trips. And, why shouldn’t you have this classic vintage design? It’s one of the best collection pieces to use and keep.
4. Epilady Legend 4th Generation
Epilady Legend 4th Generation is the best face epilator to take with you on your travels because it has a dual-voltage power adapter; 110 volts-240 volts. It has a powerful motor unit that can do 32,000 tweezes per minute. This tweezing speed is fast enough to reduce the pain of facial epilation.
The Legend has two operating speed settings. Using the slower speed to numb the area first before making the epilator work at full capacity helps lessen the pain towards the end of the session. The Epilady gives you a lot of time to work on your facial hair. Fully charged, it can last up to 60 minutes.
5. Remington EP-1050 Facial Tweezer System
The Remington EP-1050 Facial Tweezer System is another good buy. It’s one of the most affordable battery operated epilators in the market. This device will fit those who can tolerate the pain of facial hair pulling. It works a little slower than the rest so it will be a little more painful, but this has some advantages.
When you are working with hair on your face, there is less room for mistakes especially on the forehead where you might accidentally epilate your eyebrows. Remington’s slower tweezing action can be considered as a positive feature when you look at the possibility of pulling your eyebrows off with a faster one.
Lastly, the Remington EP-1050 is a very handy device, small enough to be handled with great maneuverability especially when working on the contours of the face.
Things to consider in choosing the best epilator for the face:
You probably noticed that we presented several options above; they can all be used for facial hair, but these products are essentially different from each other. So, how do you go about deciding which one is best for your needs? Ask yourself the following questions:
1. Where will you use it the most?
Even though these models are for facial use, not all of them can be used on the eyebrows. Some of them, like the Epiwand, are only for specific areas of the face, like the chin, upper lip, and cheeks.
If you do plan on using it for the eyebrows, get one specifically for that purpose. Among the 5 options above, only the Braun and Epilady Coil Tweezer (that comes with The Legend) are cleared for eyebrow use. You need to be careful, as the skin around the area is particularly sensitive, even more sensitive than the rest of the face.
2. Do you need one JUST for the face or do you want an all-purpose model?
If you’ve been regularly going for waxing sessions (or shaving) and want to switch to epilating, you may want to consider getting a face and body epilator. The Epilady Legend is your best bet for this purpose, although you may have to spend more than when you get the other brands.
3. How much is your budget?
This is a given, but it has to be said. If your budget is under $20, both the Remington and EpiWand fit the bill. However, take note that these 2 models are specifically for facial use only, NOT including the eyebrows. You better stick to your good ‘ol tweezers for shaping brows!
Add a bit more to the budget and you’ll get a better option. At under $30, the Emjoi Epi Slim is safe for use on delicate areas like the underarms, bikini, chin and upper lip. Safe for the brows? Still not.
I hope that this guide somehow helped you make an informed decision. IF you have any queries, leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. 🙂