Phillips Satin Soft Epilator HP6519/01

I've been left in the dark for 26 years. How come? Its because I've never heard about epilators until a friend posted it on Facebook.

She was really fond of her beauty tool. Like me, it was also the first time she's heard of it when she wrote the Facebook post.

All I never know was waxing, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), creams, and tweezing but epilators are 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 that friend for sharing it. Finally, my tweezing days are over! (lol)

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

phillips epilator
phillips epilator

The product costs $85 SGD which is not cheap by the way. If you would calculate all the costs for waxing or IPL, the time spent on tweezing, and the hassle of applying the creams, the epilator fairs better.

phillips epilator

Here are the contents inside the box.

phillips epilator

+ 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.

The Con's of Other Methods

+ Waxing. Before going to the salon, you'll have to let the hairs grow long enough for the wax strips to pull it off. It can also get messy and difficult to do on your own. I salute those diligent DIYer's!

+ IPL (Intense Pulsed Light). Aside from the hassle of booking salon visits twice a month, it's 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, photo epilation 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 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. This method is painless but requires effort. The leftover hairs after application will also need tweezing. And... it's also messy to do.

+ 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. (lol)


I had my first ever use of the Phillips satin-soft epilator last week and it was amazing. I like how it effectively removes those unwanted hairs in less than 5 minutes in the comfort of my home.

But gosh, it's painful! I had to hold my breath while doing it. Imagine dozens of mechanical tweezers pulling out those unwanted hairs all at once. But it feels awesome when it's over. (lol)

Do you think you can handle the pain?

You might also like to check out How to Use the Epilator here.

If I'm someone rich, I'll definitely go with the IPL. How about you? Which method do you prefer to remove unwanted hairs?

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