Phillips Satin Soft Epilator HP6519/01

I've been left in the dark for 26 years of my sojourning here on earth. Ahaha! Its because I've never ever heard of epilators until a friend posted her new found love on Facebook. She was really fond of it since it's also her first time discovering such tool exists so she can't resist but share it to Facebook. All I never know was waxing, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), creams and tweezing but epilators is like a precious gem buried deep within the grounds of the world of beauty lying in wait to be uncovered and discovered. I'm so thankful to my friend for sharing it. This is the best product I've ever bought for the month of November.

After two days of scouting Courts and Best Denki in Clementi, I've decided to pick my first ever epilator. I've picked up the Satin Soft Epilator from Phillips version HP6519/01.

The product cost $85 SGD which is not cheap yet worth it. If you would calculate all the costs for waxing or IPL, the time spend on tweezing and the hassle of applying cream, the epilator fairs so much better compared to the rest.

Here are the contents inside the box.

+ epilator
+ 2 cap heads - 1 for the legs and the other for the underarms and bikini line
+ AC cord
+ pouch
+ exfoliation brush (big)
+ small brush for cleaning the epilator.


+ Waxing. I find it a hassle to visit the salon twice a month to do this. Plus you need to let the hairs grow long enough for the wax strips to pull it off. I also don't want to do this at home because it can get too messy.

+ IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Aside from the hassle of going to salon visits twice a month, I find this method very expensive. I've also heard that it does not totally remove all those unwanted hairs but instead it helps reduce it. Below is an excerpt from wiki :

As the light is applied on the surface of the skin it is converted into heat energy that instantly vaporizes most of the hair shafts. The intense heat radiated by the hair also destroys the hair-producing papilla. Contrary to what is often claimed, photoepilation is not a permanent hair removal method but a permanent hair reduction method. This means that although IPL treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair. At any one time, not all hair follicles are ‘active’, and only active hair follicles can be affected and destroyed by the treatment. ‘Inactive’ hair follicles can be treated as they become ‘active’ over time. For IPL treatments an average of 8–10 treatments are required to remove most visible hair.

+ Creams. I tried the one from Veet. It was painless but I find that some of the hairs will not come off easily as advertised and it was a hassle doing it at home.

+ Tweezing. This is the cheapest yet the most time consuming method of all. I don't like to do it with myself so I asked my husband to do it for me. Ahaha! It takes two hours to finish off both underarms.


I had my first ever use of the Phillips satin soft epilator last week and it was awesome. I love how it effectively removes those unwanted hairs in less than 5 minutes at the comfort of my home. It's pretty much like dozens of mechanical tweezers pulling out those unwanted hairs all at once. It does hurt at first but you would later get the hang of it. For me, it was LOVE at first USE.

Check out my post on How to Use the Epilator.