March 29, 2012

The Bzz About Philips Satin Perfect Epilator

I was recently chosen to test out, as a BzzAgent, the Philips Satin Perfect Epilator! Before I tell you about how that went, I want to make sure you all know what BzzAgent is all about ;)
If you have never heard of BzzAgent they are a word-of-mouth social marketing company. They work with the manufacturers to put together what they call "campaigns." These campaigns vary but usually include products to test and valuable coupons to share. If you are chosen for a campaign, you can choose whether or not to accept it and by being part of a campaign you are simply asked to test the products and spread your honest opinions on them with other consumers! If you would like to check out their FAQ section to find out more, click here.
It is completely free to sign up so don't forget to check them out!

Upon being chosen for the Philips Satin Perfect Epilator Campaign, I was sent the complete kit for body and face (Philips SatinPerfect HP6576/50) pictured below:

It contains the Satin Perfect Deluxe Epilator, 4 different attachments (active hair lifter, active massage system with pivoting cap, shaving head, trimming comb), illuminated smart tweezers, adapter for charging, a cleaning brush, and storage pouch.
This kit retails for $149.99 on the manufacturers website.

Before receiving this product to test, I honestly had no idea what an epilator was and I had to do a little research myself. I don't think they are nearly as popular as disposable razors or waxing because even now I rarely hear about them! I have to wonder why because waxing can be quite expensive and it certainly isn't cheap to have to keep purchasing razors or razor cartridges. 
Using an Epilator is somewhat like waxing in the sense that you are pulling the hairs out by the roots. It is designed to mechanically grasp the hairs and pull them out - in this case with the SatinPerfect, using rotating textured ceramic discs. It kind of reminds me of a bunch of little tweezers grasping each hair and pulling them all out at once. As you are probably imagining, it IS slightly painful. I think anyone would be fooling themselves to think it isn't going to hurt at all. But, I personally found this to be more bearable than waxing.
When using this product I noticed a longer lasting smoothness and minimal hair regrowth as opposed to shaving with a razor. I have heard people say the first time using an epilator is definitely the most painful and it gets easier over time so I am definitely looking forward to that as I personally plan to keep using this product instead of wasting money on razors ;)
Some of my favorite features of this product include the fact that it has a wide head - when I was doing a little research on epilators I noticed most of them are quite small in comparison and I much prefer the epilator picking up more hair at once. I also love that this epilator is cordless - makes it much easier to use and especially if I ever needed it while traveling or on the go. It has a built in light so it is easier to see hairs that you might have missed, the head is washable (yes, under water! make sure to remove the head first), and all in all (after experiencing a few blonde moments) it was very easy to assemble/use!
I did try out the included tweezers, loved that they have a built in light, but I found the quality of the tweezers to be kind of useless. I really only use tweezers for my eyebrows and the ones included just weren't up to par with my current set - I found it hard to grasp the hairs when using them even though the light made it easier to see them.

If you are interested in more information on the Philips Satin Perfect Epilator, check out the product description on Amazon here. It is slightly cheaper on Amazon and you can also use this code, courtesy of BzzAgent, to save $20 (BUZZEP2O) right now if you would like to try it for yourself!

FTC: I received this product for free to test and give my honest opinion on, I am not being paid to write this post, and all opinions expressed are of my own.

1 comment:

  1. Was this free for you from BzzAgent? Love your review thinking about getting one of these!