Over the years, beauty accessories have evolved. Gone are the days of using a razor or tweezers to remove unwanted facial hair. Those duvets under the chin, on the lips and those of the eyebrows, can become hell! Fortunately, facial epilators are now a perfect solution for their painless eradication. In this section, Beauty By Bloom has chosen to write a comparative guide, based on the best 2021 tests and consumer opinions, which will allow you to select the best product during your purchase.
The Best Facial Epilator
Braun FaceSpa Pro 912
Offering the best quality/price ratio, we recommend this model for its 3-in-1 aspect. Indeed, in addition to epilating effectively and quickly, it can be used with a cleaning head or with micro-pulsations.
In the world of shaving and waxing, Braun’s reputation is well established. And, in our opinion, its FaceSpa facial epilators are the best in the industry. This 3-in-1 version is ideal for those of you looking for a complete treatment. Although it comes at a fairly steep price, it comes equipped with several accessories – including a cleansing brush – that should easily find their place in your skincare routine. In addition, it works on a rechargeable battery and is waterproof.
Efficient, quick to use and ergonomic, this facial epilator offers a small, precise head. Its two directions of rotation make hair removal easy both on the upper lip and chin as well as for finishing the eyebrows. Battery operated, it is waterproof, and also comes with many accessories.
First, the epilation head has 10 micro-openings and performs no less than 200 movements per second to ensure hair removal. It is intended for the treatment of the chin, upper lip and eyebrows. His little extra? It has two directions of rotation, to be adapted according to the direction of hair growth.
According to users, hair removal is not only efficient and fast but is especially facilitated by the small size of the head, which provides very comfortable precision. In addition, the device is quite ergonomic and easy to use. They also point out that regrowth is slow – which is obviously expected of any epilator worthy of the name.
Note that a little practise may be needed before you get optimal results.
The FaceSpa Pro 912 is additionally equipped with two additional heads. The first is a very soft face brush suitable for ultra-sensitive skin, which deeply cleanses and purifies the skin. The second, the micro-pulsation head, is ideal for massaging the skin and facilitates the application of treatments and serums.
In addition, the device is equipped with a timer allowing you to change the treatment area during these treatments. Everything is also waterproof.
Finally, this model has the advantage of operating on a rechargeable battery, which is a significant advantage in terms of practicality and savings!
In short, this model is undoubtedly a must for hair removal and facial care. However, we grant you that it will be a rather expensive choice if you are not interested in the brush or the micro-pulsation head.
Note that there are also versions with fewer accessories, such as the 910 model only with the cleaning brush (but sometimes offered at a much lower price)
Finishing Touch Flawless
Ideal for the most sensitive among you or for small quick touch-ups, this elegantly designed razor is discreet and easy to use. It gets rid of down gently, even on reactive skin.
Very famous in the sphere of facial hair removal devices for women, the Flawless is an option of choice for those of you looking for a razor rather than an epilator. It’s safe handling – even on sensitive skin – and painlessly appeals, especially as a troubleshooting solution thanks to its quick and easy use. Its compact design, reminiscent of a lipstick tube, is also attractive. Just be aware that this is a very basic device. It works with one AA battery (included).
Heavily acclaimed by influencers and beauty stash, the Flawless is a facial shaving device appreciated for its efficiency as well as its discreet and feminine design. Ideal for getting rid of the fluff of the upper lip, chin and cheeks, it is suitable for sensitive and reactive skin thanks to its gold-plated coating.
Portable and compact thanks to its look evoking a lipstick tube, it is easy to use and painless. It is therefore particularly useful for troubleshooting.
However, it should be noted that this device is not an epilator, but a kind of razor: it, therefore, cuts the hair rather than pulling it out. Its head is therefore equipped with fine blades but remains quite safe to the touch. Suddenly, its advantage over an epilator is that it removes hair in a completely painless way – but the regrowth will be faster.
Its use is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. The device is gold plated and therefore hypoallergenic. Therefore, it is completely compatible with regular use.
It is ideal for treating all areas of the face (lip, chin, cheeks, etc.), and is above all effective on duvets – its effects are a little less impressive on thicker hairs. Concretely, it is to be used by light circular movements. A small built-in light allows you to target even the lightest hairs.
The design of the product appeals to many users with its elegance, sobriety and compactness. It’s easy to take with you wherever you go for quick touch-ups and will be as discreet as a tube of lipstick in your bag. Note that it works using an AA battery (included with the purchase), and that the brand offers replacement heads if necessary.
From our point of view, the device still loses some points due to the imprecise description given by the brand, which is likely to mislead some buyers. Again, be aware that this is more of a razor – and not an epilator – which is also very basic.
That being said, the Flawless is undoubtedly a popular model for users for easy facial maintenance. It effectively removes unwanted hair and is also convenient, quick and painless. Suddenly, it is a solution that particularly appeals in troubleshooting! Finally, its low price also contributes to its success.
Braun FaceSpa 3-in-1 851
This compact, easy-to-use, efficient and practical epilator gives you about 4 weeks of peace of mind. It is also a complete care kit with its cleaning brush and massage head.
It’s an attractive alternative to our top-of-the-range choice for smaller budgets. Hair removal is quick and efficient, especially on the upper lip, chin and eyebrows. Sleek and compact, it’s a small device that you can easily take anywhere with you. Among its accessories stand out, in particular, the cleaning brush head and the pretty little illuminated mirror. On the other hand, everything works on a battery, which is less practical than the battery of the Pro 912.
Easy to use and efficient, this epilator will win you over with its narrow head and compact size, easy to take with you wherever you go. Particularly appreciated for the maintenance of the upper lip and eyebrows, it also includes a variety of accessories. Strongly similar to its high-end counterpart, it differs mainly by its battery operation.
Like the FaceSpa Pro 912, this model is equipped with an ultra-thin head with 10 micro-openings ensuring effective hair removal. And, since it removes the root of the hair, you are quiet for about four weeks after your treatment.
Some users still mention that it is sometimes necessary to finish the finishes with tweezers but, on the whole, they are quite satisfied with the results obtained – sometimes continued to a small period of adaptation.
Can be used on wet or dry skin thanks to the Wet & Dry technology, it is again equipped with a cleaning brush working by micro-oscillations for a clean and clear skin, as well as a massaging head intended to stimulate blood circulation and thus firm up the skin of the face.
The lighted mirror and the storage pouch supplied with the device are particularly popular with consumers.
Elegant and compact, it is easy to take everywhere with you. On the other hand, where the shoe pinches, it is at the level of food. Indeed, the device operates on batteries, which is not only more restrictive but also often less economical and ecological.
Despite this inconvenience, the FaceSpa 851V presents itself as an epilator of choice due to its efficiency, ergonomics and affordable price. In addition, its versatility is praised by users wishing to take the best care of their skin!
Philips PrecisionPerfect HP6390 / 51
Efficient for the maintenance of the upper lip and the chin, this trimmer is especially popular for the care of the eyebrows thanks to its two handy clipping shoes. Light and handy, it is easy to use.
Again, we are faced with a trimmer rather than an epilator. That said, the PrecisionPerfect appeals to many users with its low price, ergonomics and ease of use, just as painless as the Finishing Touch Flawless. It is particularly useful for the safe maintenance of the eyebrows. Note that it runs on AAA batteries. Its position as an alternative in our ranking is due to its somewhat inferior material quality.
This battery-operated model is again a razor/trimmer and not an epilator. However, it appeals to users for the precision of its head, its painless use and its two clogs allowing to calmly trim the eyebrows to the desired length. Lightweight, handy and discreet, it is easy to take with you everywhere for a quick touch-up.
Ideal for taking care of the hair on the upper lip and chin, this trimmer is distinguished by its very practical use to regulate the length of the eyebrows. Indeed, it is equipped with two clipping shoes (2 and 4 mm) allowing you to trim your eyebrows in all serenity without any risk of losing one following an unfortunate movement.
Users also like the painless aspect of the process all over the face: in fact, the hair is removed very gently, since it is cut and not torn off. But, suddenly, regrowth is also faster, which requires more regular maintenance. Fortunately, the whole thing is both quick and convenient.
The device is ergonomic and compact, which makes it very easy to take discreetly in your bag for possible touch-ups. Its peppy and feminine design are also rather pleasant. Unsurprisingly, the mower runs on AAA batteries.
Note that it is supplied with some accessories, such as tweezers for finishing touches or a cleaning brush.
Unfortunately, it seems that the quality is not really there: the device seems rather fragile and the plastic not very resistant, while its lifespan can also be rather limited – in certain cases only, of course. .
Despite these disadvantages, the PrecisionPerfect remains appreciated for its efficiency and especially its low price. Once again, we recommend it more particularly as a troubleshooting solution or for limited budgets.
How to choose your facial epilator?
Whether it is due to hormonal changes such as menopause or simply ungrateful genetics, many women are affected by facial hair that they prefer to do without. While this is a purely cosmetic consideration, waxing the face – more specifically the upper lip, chin, and eyebrows – makes many feel better about themselves.
There are many solutions: some women go to an institute to benefit from threading, waxing or using electrical devices, while still others simply resort to bleaching.
If our first research was more specifically focused on epilators, we decided, following user feedback and popular products online, to extend our analyzes to razors and trimmers. Here are the respective advantages and disadvantages of these options:
- The epilator: the electric epilator is the solution we recommend for optimal maintenance of your facial hair. Since it pulls the hair out rather than just cutting it, regrowth is much slower. Suddenly, you will be quiet longer, with a clear effect. On the other hand, it is true that it is a more painful option, especially at first. If you are eligible for pulsed light treatment and want to get rid of hair permanently, you can give it a go. Be sure to protect your eyes, and know that this is a much more expensive solution – at least initially.
- The razor: If you are very sensitive, a razor may prove to be a more comfortable solution for you. However, you will need to groom your face much more regularly, since hair regrowth is quite rapid (since the root has not been removed). It is, all the same, an easy and practical solution for some possible alterations. Electric facial razors are also often offered at a rather affordable price. The trimmer is ideal for regulating the height of eyebrow hair.
Whatever type of model you choose, we recommend that you pay particular attention to its ergonomics, its power supply (battery-operated products are often much more practical) and the accessories supplied, to be considered according to your needs.
For more consistency in our comparison, we have favored devices expressly intended for facial care. That said, it is not uncommon for body epilators today to be equipped with interchangeable heads, one of which is often suitable for hair removal from the face and / or sensitive areas. If you are interested in a more versatile option, we invite you to consult our reviews dedicated to electric female epilators and pulsed light as well as our honorable mentions at the end of the article.
Facial hair removal is seen much more as an anti-aging treatment. It improves the effectiveness of your beauty rituals and leaves the skin soft and glowing.
Yes, there are miniature models that are equally effective in use with a pleasant grip.
Not really. Some tingling due to the pulling of the hairs and a weak heat is felt.
Several models are suitable for sensitive skin, and even the most reactive.
Waterproof facial epilators that can be submerged and equipped with a rechargeable battery are recommended.
In this comparison, we advise you to perform a facial scrub for a few hours or on the eve of your hair removal session. Then cleanse the face with warm water to dilate the pores and to make the hairs easy to pull out.
Note that facial hair removal does not stimulate hair regrowth. Those that reappear are therefore not thicker.
The results are immediately visible from the first epilation and improve session after session.
Yes, the best models correspond to different types of skin.
No, because devices designed for personal use are quite efficient and less powerful for safety reasons.