Philips Satinelle Epilator HP6400 Review
Hi everyone, I’d mentioned in this post on using epilators that I’d pretty much just started using an epilator then, and I wanted to post a more detailed review of the product I’ve been using—it’s the Philips Satinelle Epilator HP6400.
Fast and efficient epilator.
Enjoy long lasting smooth legs with this Philips Epilator. Removes hair from the root, for hair-free legs up to four weeks.
In case you’re not familiar with how an epilator works or what it is, it’s basically this electrically-powered device which has this super-quick rotating head that plucks multiple hairs all at once. In that way, it’s like waxing, but it’s cleaner and more convenient, in my opinion.
This is the only epilator I’ve tried thus far, and I’m wondering, do all epilators create a loud sound? Because the Philips Satinelle HP6400 does, once it’s turned out and the head rotates, and it’s scary, as well as a little annoying. This is one of the few things I dislike about it. It can be disconcerting if it’s your first time to epilate and you hear that loud noise. But it doesn’t feel as painful as it sounds.
This has two settings—speed I and speed II, and I use speed II for most of my legs, and the lower speed for hard-to-reach areas with little growth, as per the instruction manual. It has to be plugged in while in use, which I don’t find to be a problem. I find this very convenient to use. It does remove hair from the root, provided the hairs are about 5mm, the recommended length for epilating. If they’re very short and fine, this will have trouble grabbing onto those hairs, so I suggest letting the strands grow out a little before epilating. The Philips Satinelle HP6400 is able to remove 80-90% of my leg hair from the root, then I just pluck out any remaining obvious, short ones.
My skin became red and bumpy the first time I used this, but I’ve been getting less of that with each use. Almost all of the hairs removed grow back finer (mine grow back after about 2 weeks), but there are some which I rush over and as a result aren’t pulled from the root and don’t grow back as fine. To prevent that from happening, go over each section slowly, and make sure you always hold the device perpendicular from your skin.
I read the manual and it says that this device is to be used on the legs only. My legs were the first place I used this on, yet I also tried it on on my upper lip and my armpits. It was a walk in the park on my legs, where the hairs grow fine due to regular waxing and plucking, I hardly felt any pain there. On the upper lip, where the hairs are fine and short, this barely removed any of them. But on my pits, which I’ve been shaving and where the hairs grow coarse, ouch! It was definitely much more painful on that area, though still tolerable, as long as it’s done slowly and carefully. My pits weren’t very red afterward, but they were real bumpy. I’ll probably follow what the manual says and just use this on my legs from now on.
Philips Satinelle HP6400 – Likes:
- Easy to use. Very simple—there are just two settings, and reading the manual gives you almost all the instructions and tips you need.
- Does what it claims.
- Not messy to use like waxing. You just have to plug it in.
- Not hard to clean.
- It’s not extra painful as I expected. Compared to the pain I get from waxing, I find it to be pretty much the same.
- It’s not big or bulky, it fits right into a small bag.
- It’s convenient because you can do it at home and it’s neater and faster than waxing, IMO.
- It’s locally available, via PCX stores.
- It’s not that expensive at PhP 2299.
Philips Satinelle HP6400 – Dislikes:
- The loud noise it generates.
- Skin can get quite bumpy and red for the first few uses.
- It supposed to be for the legs only. The all-in-one model’s a lot more expensive.
If you’re on the go and like to do DIY leg hair removal, this would be a good purchase. Instructions and settings are easy to follow, and I find it to be a lot less messy than wax. If you’re anticipating it to be quite painful—don’t judge this nor your pain threshold before you try it. I certainly didn’t find it to be as painful as I thought it’d be. I think you end up saving money in the long run too, compared to constantly buying boxes of DIY hair removal products. Gotta thank my sister for sharing this with me. I think it’s the cheapest Philips Satinelle epilator model available here, and if I had to buy one for myself, I’d probably buy this too, though if I came across another model designed for use on the whole body and the price isn’t too far off, I’d look into getting that.
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