Today I have a review for you on the Emjoi Emagine Epilator. One of my good friends thought I was reverting to some archaic period in time when she heard I was purchasing an epilator. I don't consider myself to be a hairy girl, but I am very fair skinned, so when I shave, the fast regrowth is pretty noticeable. I have spent the majority of my hair removal days shaving, but have waxed on occasion too. I just found waxing to be too pricey, and I'm not really skilled enough to do it myself and do a good job. I did a LOT of research on epilators before I decided on the Emjoi Emagine. The Emjoi Emagine is one of the larger models; it has 72 tweezer heads that rotate to pick up and pluck out hair from the root. I purchased it from Amazon.com for close to $70.00. While I find that expensive, I figured that once I bought several packs of replacement razors or a few trips to the salon for waxing, this thing pretty much paid for itself and would inevitably save me money. I read so many good reviews and did research on how to prepare your skin for epilation (by exfoliating!). I thought this was going to be the end all be all to my hair removal needs.
I was super psyched when I received it and waited until after I showered and exfoliated to try it out. I was apprehensive about the pain because in general, many people said it was quite painful. Having had two tattoos and recently given birth, I figured it would be a walk in the park. I was surprised at how it really was painful. Nowhere near childbirth on my pain scale, but it made my eyes water and it wasn't something I ever really got used to. I used the epilator on my legs, underarms and bikini line. Holy Toledo, my first run at my underarms was AWFUL. It hurt so bad, and the ache/sting didn't go away when I was done. It was a good 24-48 hours before my pits felt back to normal. But they were smooth! To my amazement, my bikini line was the least painful area I epilated. While I didn't expect to have 100% hair removal (I was prepared after reading reviews), I was fairly satisfied with the results. Plus I figured it would get better the more I did it. I did a touch-ups every couple of days and had little to no regrowth for about a week. I have been exfoliating nearly every day during my shower to prevent ingrown hairs. However, within the last few days the hair on my legs has started to come back with a vengeance. My legs LOOK and FEEL terrible. They are itchy, red, bumpy, and irritated. I can see little black dots where the hair is trying to grow back. Between the redness, bumps, and black, my legs look even worse than they did when I was shaving. I am now concerned that it will take my legs a LONG time to get back to 'normal' if they do at all. I am extremely disappointed with the results from the Emjoi Emagine Epilator. When I did research prior to purchasing this, I did see a handful of reviewers who noted a similar [bad] experience like mine, but I figured I wouldn't end up being one of those, but naturally I did. I have followed the instructions to a T and even taken great care in exfoliating and keeping my legs moisturized. I can't say I did anything wrong, it just did not work for me. Unfortunately I will be returning this item and going back to shaving with my razor. While I won't get smooth legs for a week at a time, at least I won't have unsightly and painful legs for days on end.
To see my YouTube video review of this item, please go here.
|A picture of the irritation on my leg. It really doesn't do it justice.|