Helps Reduce Shaving
I bought this epilator having only used one other before--it was an older type of epilator with a spring that would move very fast and catch hair as it moved. That older model worked so-so; I would get broken hairs and hair that was completely removed. The Emjoi Soft Caress Rechargeable Epilator worked pretty much the same. I bought this one rather than the corded version because there was an extra discount, otherwise I'd have purchased the corded Soft Caress. I like the fact that I don't need the cord for this one, but I do use it while plugged in, and it doesn't make any technical difference, as the cord is long enough. Naturally, it hurt. I used it on my legs/thighs, bikini area, arms, and underarms. I had stubble, which was disappointing but expected. After a week, I went over everything, and it was a lot better. It caught some of the leftover stubble that had grown a little bit more. If I want perfectly smooth skin, I know I am going to have to shave, but I don't mind because the hair won't grow back as quickly as it normally does. I only gave it 3 stars because it worked the same as the older, spring-coil epilator. It is decent, but, again, I'd have purchased the corded version had this one not been on sale. As someone who has to shave every day (or every other day at the max.) knowing that I won't have to shave that often is great. As for the pain, it hurt the most on my legs. My arms were already used to it, so it felt like little pins, but nothing unbearable. My legs hurt unbearably at times, so I worked slowly, taking breaks. It was a lot better going over the growth and stubble after a week; it was uncomfortable but not painful. It hurt the least on my bikini area, but I've had it waxed before, so maybe that's why. It hurt at my armpits, but it's a small area, and the pain wasn't that bad. It was more of a weird sensation at that area than anything, kind of like threading my eyebrows. I hope this review helps. Again, going into this I was aware that an epilator wasn't going to be a miracle cure to hair growth, but I think that it's worth having/going through to decrease the amount of times I have to shave.