A perfectly handy epilator for beginners in order to cater the basic epilating needs while it is perfectly healthy for your budget. Philips HP6401 is an efficient epilating machine which not only helps in the pain but its smart style impeccably fits in to your palm giving you hours of easy epilating. It is not as efficient as many other fancy epilators but is totally worth the price. In few dollars you get a reliable branded good epilator for your basic purposes like shaving legs.
Pros of Philips HP6401 Epilator
- Efficient design
- Washable head
- Smart use
- Effective results
- Reliable warranty of 2 years
- 100-240V power
- 2 speeds
- Constant speed
- Firm body
- Not easily breakable
Cons of Philips HP6401 Epilator
- Not rechargeable
- Works with continuous electric supply via a cord
- Can’t work on wet body
- Plastic gears
- No brush for facilitated cleaning
- Painful like others
Philips HP6401 Epilator is basically the simplest form of epilators while its working is definitely efficient. When one looks at such low priced epilator, there would definitely be some perception of low quality, same was the condition when we had to review it. Every product has pros and cons but Philips HP6401 Epilator is basically a simple single corded product, with a single cap. This model of Philips epilator comes with only a cord and cap.
It is claimed to work efficiently on leg only and it was designed for this purpose, but the question arises if its inexpensiveness justifies the only prominent function of this device, so we had a deep look in to the product and judged it on its effectiveness.
Let’s have a look on what comes in Philips HP6401 Epilator box?
As told above it’s a pretty basic product with smart design and no fancy accessories, but the absence of cleaning brush is utterly disappointing, but the absence of travelling pouch for storage purposes was a bit expected. The product comes with 45 days money back guarantee, in case you are not satisfied with the product. The instruction manual was of course part of the box and it is pretty simple and clear for beginners.
The complete box includes following things.
- Philips HP6401 Epilator
- 7 foot long cord
- Efficiency cap for protection of head
- Instruction guide for beginners understanding
Efficient Smart Design
“The small size of the product is especially designed for ease in usage so it perfectly fits in the palm of your hand”
The outer body of the Philips HP6401 Epilator incorporates a lovely design, basically a print which associates it with the females as it gives a feminine look. It is very flat, lightweight which makes it a preferable choice over the bulkier ones. It is easy to carry and you can take it anywhere. It has the ability to accept 100-220V which makes it perfect for use.
Its cord can be a problem so you have to make sure that the plug is near you, choose the right space where you can comfortably use it. The plastic gears are a bit problematic as we have no idea how long they will last.
“21 Tweezers, not normal for full sized epilator, it is the lowest numbers of tweezers for epilator of this size”
So, the lowest number of tweezers category is owned by Philips. While the highest number of tweezers are of Emoji Ap-18 Emagine; it contains 72 tweezers. The single head with lesser tweezers make it a bit difficult to epilate in short time. The tweezers are not covered though, which makes them contact directly with the skin and it is one of the most efficient features of this product. As per claim it removes hair of 0.5 mm length but our experience turn out to be 3.4mm.
“The Philips HP6401 Epilator has dual speed settings”
You can adjust the speed according to your requirement. The two speed settings are low and high, the device works faster on high speed. Your choice of setting is depicted by the area you are epilating and amount of hair.
Speed I is for normal hair and for thicker ones speed II is ideal. Its head rotates 29 times/sec at speed I and 34 times on speed II.
“79 decibels-Pretty noisy it is”
This is one of the biggest drawbacks of Philips HP6401 Epilator. The sound it makes it pretty harsh, however not totally unbearable. It is one of the loudest epilators.
Areas it covers
“Mostly recommended for legs”
Because it has one cap it is recommended to use at only one area and legs are the best area it can function effectively. This epilator is not a right choice if you want to use it on other areas as well. However, it can be used on arms, bikini area, arms and underarms. You should also be careful because underarms and bikini area is especially sensitive and can’t bear much pain.
It has only one cap so it should not be used for multiple areas like underarms and face as this might trigger any allergy, so it is not recommended at all. Its use must be limited.
“Despite of its inexpensiveness, it works effectively”
Just apply the right pressure and choose right directions, you will surely get the best results with Philips HP6401 Epilator. You might have to go over same area twice or thrice because in-spite of claims it doesn’t actually plucks 0.5mm hair. Choose the direction opposite to the growth of hairs and you would surely get the best results.
It tends to pain lesser in contrast with others as Philips HP6401 Epilator has 21 tweezers so number of hair plucked are less and thus lesser pain.
The device is perfect for beginners and drawbacks like noise can be negated when performance is effective. The one head can be a problem but it is perfect to know if you are an epilator using kind of person or not.