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Top 5 Epilators in 2024

If you want to remove unwanted body hair without any expensive salon treatments or painful at-home methods – you’ll need a good epilator.

Epilators provide long-lasting results and keep your skin smooth and silky without any irritation or redness.

However, all epilators aren’t made the same.

We’ve researched over 24 different epilators and looked for something with innovative technology, multiple attachable heads, suitable for all body areas and skin types, and many other important factors.

Here are this year’s top 5 picks:

Penny M - Research Specialist

With years of experience researching and inspecting beauty gadgets and tools, Penny dived deep into world of beauty and technology. Check out her world-class knowledge in our Top 5 series.

from Osmo

Overall Grade

A+

Ratings

9.8/10

4.8/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

 Osmo EpiLuxe is by far our favorite choice on the market.

The first thing that makes it stand out is EpiPlus+ technology with smart sensors for optimal skin contact that doesn’t cause any irritations or inflammation. Also, it removes the hair from the root which provides far longer results than many other skin removal treatments.

With 2 adjustable speed levels both made specifically for thick and thinner hair, you can safely use it on any body or facial area.

It’s suitable for any skin type, even the most sensitive ones.

No matter your skin type or if you’re looking to remove hair around your chin, above your lips, on bikini area, or legs – it will do the job efficiently.

Another thing worth mentioning is 4 attachable heads all made for different purposes. Unlike other epilators that only have one head and claim to be “multifunctional”, Osmo EpiLuxe really keeps their promises while including it in your order.

It has an IPX4 waterproof rating.

This means you can use it when wet, so you can even use it in the shower for the most gentle and smooth operation.

Without any doubt, Osmo EpiLuxe deserved #1 place for this year.

Osmo EpiLuxe even offers an 1-year extended warranty, so you can try it risk-free.

Technology
99%
Results and Effectiveness
98%
Value For Money
99%
Return Policy
99%
Customer Feedback and Satisfaction
97%

PROS

Innovative EpiPlus+ technology

Multifunctional 5-in-1 use

Additional detachable heads

2 speed settings

Suitable for any skin type

IPX4 waterproof rating

Long-lasting battery

Safe for facial & other sensitive areas

Up to 4-weeks of smooth and silky skin

Removes the hair from the root

Gentle and pain-free

Free shipping

CONS

Occasionally out of stock due to high demand

THE RESULT

Osmo EpiLuxe is competitively priced for a market leading epilator with an innovative smart technology and adjustable intensity levels. Take advantage of this limited time discount while supplies last. Osmo EpiLuxe offers an 1-year extended warranty and free shipping. Osmo was unanimously voted the best epilator of 2024.

Overall Grade

B+

Ratings

8.8/10

4.6/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

Braun Epilator Silk-épil 9 Epilator earned the second ranking in the epilator test for good reason: It received perfect scores for tweezing hair in one pass, pulling hair without breaking it, not hurting skin, being easy to clean and leaving skin hair-free for at least one week. But the real kicker: the unique flexible head allows you to grab every little hair and reach every hard-to-reach spot. While it’s pricey, this all-in-one epilator has proven worth the long-term investment. “This epilator makes quick work of nabbing every last hair — even super short or super fine ones — from legs, underarms, bikini and beyond,”  “The operation is smooth and snag-free and never pinches, and the light is super useful for uncovering hidden or fine hairs. I love that it comes with so many attachment options, but I primarily stick with the classic head for regular maintenance to keep skin smooth and hair-free. I use it daily!”

Aral also loves this epilator and notes that it’s her favorite pick for the bikini area: “The flexible rounded head of this epilator fits perfectly along the bikini line and around the curvatures down there.” She advises beginners to use it with the attachment with the small oval window first, as this only exposes a fraction of the entire number of tweezers and the hair is not yanked all at once, making it less painful per pass. “Remember to pull the skin taut, and if hair is not long enough, make sure to press gently against the skin when the attachment is on for effective removal in one pass,” she adds.

Technology
89%
Results and Effectiveness
93%
Value For Money
90%
Return Policy
85%
Customer Feedback and Satisfaction
88%

PROS

Hood

Easy and safe to use

Can last up to 10 years

Precision head for more sensitive areas

Suitable for every skin type

Nice packaging

Fast results after 4 weeks of use

CONS

A bit expensive for most people

Reviewers said it wasn't actually suitable for sensitive areas

Overall Grade

B

Ratings

8.3/10

4.4/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

Small but mighty, the Philips Satinelle Epilator does much more than just look compact and cute. This pick is one of the more budget-friendly options of the bunch, and does a great job of removing hair all over the body.

“The rounded design is great for the bikini area, and there’s an ergonomic grip,” says Dr. King. “I like that the epilator head can be detached and washed under running water. Plus, there’s an extra cap that can be placed on the epilator head for more gentle epilation in sensitive areas.”

While this is a great option for epilating delicate spots like the bikini area, it’s not ideal if you aren’t close to an outlet (this pick isn’t cordless, so you’ll need to plug it in while in use).

Technology
82%
Results and Effectiveness
84%
Value For Money
70%
Return Policy
65%
Customer Feedback and Satisfaction
78%

PROS

Suitable for every skin type

Easy and safe to use

2 speed settings

Well-known brand

Good customer service

Free shipping

You can download and use their official app

CONS

It takes 12 treatments to see decent results

More painful than others

No big difference in speed level

Overall Grade

B

Ratings

7.8/10

4.2/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

For anyone with sensitive skin or first-time epilator users, the Braun Epilator Silk-Epil 3 3-270 is your best bet. This pick comes with multiple attachments for a smooth hair removal process, and comes with two-speed options, too.

The Braun Epilator Silk-Epil 3 3-270 is an affordable choice that comes with a shaver and trimmer as well as an epilator. “This product allows you the flexibility to switch hair removal modalities if your skin is showing signs of sensitivities to one,” explains Dr. Nava Greenfield, a board-certified dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. “If you develop ingrown hairs or irritation from epilation on certain areas of skin, you can use the shaver or trimmer for those spots and return to epilation for skin that is less sensitive.”

One of the downsides of this option is that it is corded and will require an outlet close by to use. Additionally, because the epilator head isn’t as wide as some other picks on the market, it might take a bit more time to epilate on larger areas of the body, such as the legs.

Technology
82%
Results and Effectiveness
84%
Value For Money
70%
Return Policy
65%
Customer Feedback and Satisfaction
78%

PROS

Easy and safe to use

2 attachable heads

Built-in flashlight

Small and portable

Free shipping

Safe to use

CONS

Poor overall quality

Some reviewers experienced irritated skin

It is not dermatologically tested and approved

Overall Grade

c+

Rating

7.5/10

4/5

OVERALL ANALYSIS

If you’re someone who loves to switch up their bikini grooming every so often, the Philips Epilator Series 8000 with nine attachments should be your go-to. This pick comes with an epilating head, shaving head, trimming comb, trimming head, bikini comb, body exfoliation brush, pedicure foot file, delicate area cap, optimal contact cap, and a pouch.

“I like the Philips Epilator Series 8000 as it comes with nine accessories like an extra wide head to cover more surface area,” explains Dr. Julie Russak, a board-certified dermatologist in NYC. “Plus, it works on wet and dry skin depending on your preference or needs.”

With more attachments comes more money, and this pick is definitely on the higher end in terms of cost. If you don’t think you’ll use all the attachments provided, there is a less expensive option that costs $55 for only three heads.

Technology
82%
Results and Effectiveness
80%
Value For Money
60%
Return Policy
70%
Customer Feedback and Satisfaction
75%

PROS

Easy to use

Free shipping

Nice design

Suitable for all skin types

Can be used all over the body

CONS

Outdated technology that is less efficient

The quality has declined over the years

It is not dermatologically tested

Mixed reviews

What is an Epilator?

An epilator is an electrical device used to remove hair by mechanically grasping multiple hairs simultaneously and pulling them out. The way in which epilators pull out hair is similar to waxing, although unlike waxing, they do not remove cells from the epithelium of the epidermis

Benefits of Epilator

What Should Be Considered When Buying Epilator?

Good technology

Not all epilators use the same technology, so be sure to check out the one that's innovative and modern. Also, you don't want outdated technology that has been used for the past 30 years, you should go for something more efficient.

Suitable for all skin types

The last thing you want is to irritate your skin, so look for epilators that are suitable for all skin types and that can be used on all body areas - such as around the chin, bikini area, or anywhere else.

Adjustable speed levels

A good epilator should have two different speed levels specifically designed for thick and thin hair. A lot of epilators only have one speed and that’s why they aren’t so effective.

Attachable heads

You should get at least 3 different attachable heads if the epilator is really suitable for all body areas and for sensitive skin. Some brands are upselling this which can get pricey, so always try to get it for free.

Warranty

A machine with a manufacturer warranty would mean that you would not have to worry about any manufacturing defects that you might come across during the warranty period. You can probably check this for each of the products you are considering and pick the one with the longest warranty.

What To Avoid In Epilator

Not cordless

Some epilators aren’t cordless, so cord can easily get tangled and it makes everything a lot harder for you. Also, check for battery life because a good epilator should at least be able to work for 30 minutes.

Only for legs

Some epilators are only made for legs because that’s the least sensitive area and they won’t cause so much inflammation. However, if you try to use those on bikini areas it would probably irritate you or cause redness.

Poor customer service

Although Epilator is a fairly simple device, you may always have some questions. Always look for brands with good customer service (possibly US) who are happy to help if you need help.

Penny M - Research Specialist

With years of experience researching and inspecting beauty gadgets and tools, Penny dived deep into world of beauty and technology. Check out her world-class knowledge in our Top 5 series.

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