Unwanted facial hair – Ugh! It’s such a drag and really a worldwide problem, especially among women.
In fact, getting rid of it has always been an annoyance. It’s time-consuming and indeed can be expensive. It has, however, been made so much easier with the invention of facial epilators.
You have quite a bit of choice when it comes to choosing an epilator, but before we get started, it’s worth noting that the epilators we’re looking at here are specifically for removing facial hair.
The alternative to these are the epilators you can find for use on both face and body.
While you might think a multi-purpose epilator could save you some money, they tend to be bigger and sometimes bulkier devices than the mini type ones we’re looking at here.
It does depend of course on what will suit you best and here we’ll try and help you decide what is the best epilator for your face.
The Top 5 Facial Epilators We’re Going to Look At
Some of the questions we’ll cover here are
- What’s the best facial epilator for coarse or short hair?
- What’s the best epilator for sensitive skin?
- Which epilator is the cheapest or the best value?
- Is there a Braun or an Emjoi epilator for facial hair?
- Should you buy a mini facial epilator or will a face and body epilator work?
- What is the best-rated epilator for facial hair?
Braun is one of the best and most well-known brands for all-over-body hair removal products. So you can be assured that the Braun FaceSpa Pro 911 is an excellent quality product just like their Silk epil range of epilators for all-over body use.
The FaceSpa Pro 911 is an updated version of the Braun FaceSpa Pro 910.
It claims to be the world’s very first three-in-one beauty device for radiant, glowing skin, covering epilation, cleansing, and toning.
There are many skincare tools and brushes for cleansing and toning but nothing that includes getting rid of annoying facial hair, until now. Setting up the basics for a good skincare routine helps your make-up go on better and stay on longer.
The Braun FaceSpa Pro 911 removes hairs that are four times shorter than those extracted by waxing, hence offering you a smooth, clear complexion every single time.
Since the epilator works by removing hairs right from the root, it delivers three to four weeks of smooth skin, or even longer depending on hair growth rate.
An additional add-on, the MicroVibration head provides a kind of tapping effect on the skin. It is uniquely crafted from non-absorbing, smooth metal, and works with your serum or cream for better application and skin-toning effects.
You can even use it on its own for a nice relaxing massage experience.
A Note About Braun FaceSpa Epilators
** There are a couple of FaceSpa Pro epilator models available, some include skincare cleansing and toning tools. Make sure you check the individual model to see what exactly comes with the device. The FaceSpa Pro 911 has the toning device and the facial cleansing brush.**
Use For Exfoliation
As an alternative to using the FaceSpa Pro to remove hair on your face, simply switch heads and include the facial cleansing brush attachment as part of your skincare routine.
With hundreds of micro-oscillations, the exfoliation brush works to loosen and remove oil, make-up, and impurities and is up to 6-times more effective than manual cleansing according to Braun. If you’ve every only used manual cleansing, you’ll be surprised at how squeaky clean your face feels afterward. It really gives your pores a deep clean!
The device can be used wet or dry for easy use and cleaning. More interestingly, it has been tested with dermatologists as per the manufacturer and can be used daily, even on sensitive skin.
This electric facial epilator is suitable to remove chin hair, upper lip hair, on the forehead, and to help maintain eyebrows.
Another important feature of this facial epilator is the fact it is rechargeable. There’s no cord to worry about while using nor do you need to worry about replacing batteries which may also be more environmentally friendly.
You can use it with the cleansing brush in the shower or pop on the epilator head if you’ve time to kill while out and about, wherever is most convenient.
WHAT WE LIKED
- Multi-tasking tool for facial hair removal, exfoliation and skin toning
- Highly effective cleansing facial brush
- Tested by dermatologists
- Suitable for sensitive skin
- High-quality product
- Wet or dry use
- Rechargeable battery
- Great battery life
- Stylish pouch for storage
- Comes with a stand
- Best travel epilator for women
WHAT WE DIDN’T
- Doesn’t charge when on its stand
The Braun FaceSpa Pro 911 is an excellent choice and one of the best facial epilators if you are looking for a precise epilator to remove facial hair only.
The bi-directional tweezers make it easy to remove even stubborn hairs, making this a great choice for anyone with coarse hair. The exfoliation/cleansing brush is a great addition for glowing skin and because it is suitable for daily use, you get the best value when purchasing it.
The FaceSpa Pro is very efficient and a lot faster compared with other methods of facial hair removal. It has a classy, slim design and comes with a really nice zipped pouch to take both it and all its accessories, making it a fantastic travel epilator for women.
The first thing to note about the Gillette Venus Face Perfection epilator is the compact design. It’s neat, light-weight and slim. It’s so easy to handle and gives you absolute accuracy and control over those annoying face hairs.
The head is super-thin, offering ten micro-openings capable of removing even the finest hairs (0.02) with perfect precision. You can pick this up whenever you feel like it and get rid of any stray hairs on your face, you won’t have to grow them out any which is a bonus!
This baby has an amazing plucking speed at 10 thousand plucking motions per minute to remove hair right from the root. It’s much faster than using tweezers and will get you out the door in record time. It is effective for up to 4 weeks of delicious smoothness. If you spend a lot of time in front of a magnifying mirror, tweezing your facial hair, you won’t know yourself with the Face Perfection.
Getting rid of hair on the face can be quite uncomfortable because the skin here is really sensitive. You can of course find epilators for both face and body but some of them are quite bulky. The Gillette Venus design is especially for the delicate contours of the face. Its small head can easily roll over the hair on the upper lip, the chin, forehead and also help maintain eyebrows.
This gives you more convenience on-the-go being a battery-powered device, (batteries included). There are no cumbersome cords to deal with or the need to recharge. You’ll love this feature, especially if you travel. It also comes with a handy cleaning brush for easy cleaning after each use.
The Gillette Venus is a similar device to the Braun FaceSpa Pro. It’s cheaper than the FaceSpa since this is an epilator only and not a skincare system. The Braun is also a rechargeable model.
WHAT WE LIKE
- Fast facial hair removal tool – 10 thousand plucking motions per minute
- Effective for up to 4 weeks of salon smooth skin
- Convenient – use it at home or take it with you anywhere
- Light-weight and portable
- Catches short fine hairs – up to 4 times shorter than waxing
- Very affordable
- You’ll need to replace the batteries every so often
Sure, facial hair can be an embarrassment, especially when it’s a special occasion and you look in the mirror and spot a stray facial hair or two!
This facial hair remover offers everything you could possibly need for keeping those facial hairs in line.
So for a smoother, more beautiful face with little discomfort, practically no effort whatsoever, and at a great price, the very practical but elegant Gillette Venus Face Perfection Women’s Hair Remover fits the bill.
The Epi Slim e18 epilator from Emjoi is a neat, compact device with 18 high-quality tweezers for smooth and perfect hair removal.
The tweezer arrangement allows for easy access and eradication of unwanted hair right from the root. They move at a system speed of 540-tweezer actions per second, which is pretty impressive!
You’ll notice the head of the Epi Slim is different from the coil epilation system used in the Epilady Gen 5 and also to the heads of both the Braun FaceSpa Pro and the Gillette Venus Face Perfection epilators.
All of them, however, are able to grab at the hairs to pull them right out from the hair follicles giving you smoother fuzz-free skin for up to four to six weeks.
Emjoi understands epilators and the Epi Slim incorporates some nice features designed to make the whole epilation experience as comfortable and as effective as possible.
The disc system used is a patented system. The arrangement and design of this system help to gently stretch the skin and reduce pain and irritation. When you hold the skin taut while using the device, it also helps to increase comfort.
Emjoi epilators appear to have a reputation for being less painful than some other epilators on the market judging from the research we’ve carried out, and it’s likely down to the disc arrangement.
Another feature that aids in achieving fast results is the Erase Glide and Skin Glide Technology. This allows smooth gliding along the skin lifting hairs with no tugging or pulling. The Epi Slim glides easily back and forth or in circular motions to remove the hair in a single swipe. The combination of the disc and Glide technology makes epilation a bit easier to handle.
It is perfect for use on those sensitive and small body areas such as underarms and bikini line in addition to the chin, and upper lip. It’s even handy for toe hair! It’s small and super light-weight. It also works perfectly for touch-ups on the legs but honestly, to remove leg hair, you’d be better off with a different model or you could spend all day doing it!
The Emjoi Epi Slim e18 is a battery-operated epilator making it super portable. The whole device fits easily into any makeup or toiletry bag so you can pop it in your handbag and use it on the go wherever you are. Touch-up’s can be done if you’ve a few minutes to spare. It’s easy to use with just one speed setting. Unfortunately, although battery-powered, the batteries are not part of the purchase.
So to recap, the Emjoi Epi Slim is perfect to use on facial hair and removes peach fuzz as well as lip and chin hair but best not to use it on your eyebrows. It’s great for sensitive skin and can also be used for underarms and bikini line. It is a powerful epilator and removes coarse and thick hair too. Remember to always epilate on clean, dry skin for the best results and less pain. Epilation takes time to get used to and it will hurt, to begin with. But if you stick with it, you’ll find that hair grows back finer over time so you’ll have to epilate less often.
*Results vary by technique and usage pattern
WHAT WE LIKE
- Slim, compact design
- Effective for facial hair, underarms and bikini area
- Good for sensitive skin
- Effective for peach fuzz
- Patented disc system for comfort
- One speed setting
- Available in different colors
WHAT WE DIDN’T
- Takes 2 AA batteries which are not included
When it comes to beauty tools, a brand synonymous with hair removal is of course Epilady. They invented epilation and revolutionized the hair removal market, bringing us the very first epilator for women back in 1986.
The original Epilady featured a coil epilation system and although they have brought out several other models over the years – the coil is back now with the Epilady Esthetic Generation 5. This is the only facial epilator in the world featuring this patented technology.
The Epilady esthetic is a simple, attractive looking hair removal tool. The design features a smaller, neater head which allows for more precise targeting. You can easily maneuver wherever you need to get to. It glides over the skin, pulling out hair from the root giving you smoother, hair-free skin for around 4 – 6 weeks. It is effective not only for upper lip hair but also chin hair, neck hair, sideburns, or that really annoying peach fuzz.
Move it in Small Circular Motions
It’s easy to use but for best results – it is important you follow directions. Hold the skin taut and move the device in small circular motions. This ensures you catch all hairs as hair does not grow uniformly! The front part of the epilator is designed to rest on your skin, ensuring the coiled head can do its job. It acts like lots of tiny tweezers, pulling out the hair as it goes.
The Epilady Esthetic Generation 5 works well for any skin type. It’s battery operated (2 x AA batteries required which are not included) and really handy to pop it into your bag for convenience. It also comes in a cute little carrying case.
Epilady recommends this for use on fine hair – it will remove other hair also, right from the hair follicle, but if you have really coarse hair, there are better options out there.
Best Epilator for Coarse Hair – body epilators
Remember that having a face epilator puts you in control of your facial hair. Don’t get caught in the light while out driving if you happen to look in your rearview mirror! This is a one time purchase and suits any skin type. It is best for peach fuzz and particularly suited for fine hair
WHAT WE LIKE
- Compact, slim design
- From the inventors of the epilator
- Simple to use
- Small head for easy maneuverability around the face
- Best for peach fuzz and fine hair
- Comes with carrying pouch
WHAT WE DIDN’T
- Not effective for really coarse hair
- Batteries not included
The Bellabe has to be the most simple tool for facial hair removal EVER!
There’s not a lot to it. It is essentially a spring with a handle at each end. This is kind of like a manual epilator as opposed to an electrical one. Although not an epilator as such, it certainly gives effective results like an epilator since hair is pulled from the root and not just cut off.
To use the Bellabe for example, all you need to do is bend the spring into a U-shape and roll the handles in and out. This, in turn, rolls the spring where it grabs at the hairs simultaneously. There is a bit of a technique to get going and you will need to be patient, but once you try it a few times, you’ll have it mastered in no time.
It’s All About The Spring
There are similar products to the Bellabe online now but the key to getting fast, effective results is in the grip of the spring. This one is able to really get a good grip of the hairs and while you might have to roll over the same area a few times, it can be more because of the hair length as opposed to the fact it is not working.
- Using the Bellabe Facial Hair Remover gives similar results to that of waxing or threading without having to grow out your face hair or having to make appointments.
- If plucking is your thing, you can save yourself a lot of time every other day as results with this last for up to 4 weeks.
The Bellabe can be used on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, jaw and neckline. Some mini facial epilators are also useful to maintain eyebrows but don’t use the Bellabe around the eye area. This is also not recommended for use on any other body part, ie underarms or bikini area. The Emjoi Epi Slim e18 epilator is one that you can use to remove hair on areas other than the face.
All women have facial hair but whether yours grows normally or excessively due to menopause, PCOS or medication, the Bellabe does a pretty good job at removing all kinds of hair.
It works well for thick hair or coarse chin hairs and furthermore it helps to reduce the coarseness of hair over time so it grows back finer and softer. It also grabs and effectively removes that dreaded peach fuzz.
The Bellabe facial tool can take some getting used to. If you are completely new to epilation or any practice where the hair is removed from the root – you will feel this. I’m confident you will also say it hurts!
If, on the other hand, you have used an epilator or waxed etc, you’ll have a better understanding of what to expect. You may or may not find it a bit painful in the beginning but it only takes a few uses to acclimate.
The Bellabe is probably one of the best facial epilators for portability. It’s a nice and small hair removal tool and accordingly can easily fit into your makeup bag or purse. Indeed, there’s nothing else you need with this, not even batteries! Once you get the hang of using this, it’s easy to keep on top of those pesky chin hairs and tackle them as they sprout up. Consequently, you can forget about tweezing, waxing or salon appointments. This really cheap hair removal tool will remove your facial hair for a long time to come!
*Results vary by technique and usage pattern
WHAT WE LIKE
- Uncomplicated spring design
- Easy to use and store
- Made of hypoallergenic material
- No batteries required
- Removes coarse or thick hair
- Budget facial epilator
- Good for travel
- Made in the USA
WHAT WE DIDN’T
- Can be painful
- Not for precision hair removal
Time is precious, so now you don’t have to spend hours tweezing those pesky hairs that seem to sprout up randomly on your chin overnight or go to the hassle of waxing your upper lip anymore.
Finally you have tools to help you, in an easy way at home, remove your facial hair quickly and conveniently. Not to mention the savings to be had in both time and money.
Hopefully you found something useful here and good luck with your hair removal!