If you've been following my recent adventures in at-home hair removal with the Silkn SensEpil ($499), then you know I've been using the device for approximately six weeks now. I just did my fourth round of zapping, and I have big news: I'm actually seeing results. My first two treatments didn't do anything, but my last two definitely have slowed my hair growth significantly. To get those results, though, I had to make adjustments to the way I used the machine, and had to troubleshoot a couple of operational issues. So to hear more about it, just keep reading.
Apparently, on the other side of the pond, British women are ditching medispa and salon services for a wide variety of at-home gadgets that promise similar results. Americans have also seen more home-use beauty tech lately, from the Clarisonic to the SensEpil I'm testing right now, but I'm not sure the shift has been as big. Given the recession, it makes sense that more women would be treating themselves at home, but given the high price of a lot of the gadgets on the market, there's clearly still plenty of money being spent on professional services. I'm curious to know: are you trying more DIY products now than you did in the past?
A couple weeks back, I tried the hair removal gadget Silk'n SensEpil for the first time. It was fast, it was easy, it was blindingly bright. So over the weekend, I threw on my sunglasses just like the brave canine in the picture, cranked the zapper up a notch, and did my second session. I'm gonna make this report short but sweet. To see how it went, just keep reading.
In case you didn't catch it, on Monday I told you I was about to start using the Silk'n SensEpil ($499) to, with any luck, permanently depilate myself. Last night, I went ahead and zapped my underarms and bikini line for the first time. The experience was different than using Tria's laser, in-office laser hair removal, or the No!No!, so to find out what an Epil session is like, just keep reading.
Just when you thought it was safe to shave, another technologically advanced hair removal device has hit the market, and Bella's giving it a test drive. The Silk'n Sense Epil ($499) is the latest entrant into the high-end hair removal market, joining No!No!, Tria, and in-office laser procedures. The company sent us an Epil unit to try out, so I'll report on the progress over the next few months. To find out more about how it works and what it promises to do, just keep reading.