What’s so great about baths? You just sit there stewing in your own filth!Chandler Bing

Probably the only time I hated Chandler Bing. I mean, is there something that’s not great about baths or showers? Showers set the best platform to help you in everything from taking life-altering decisions to making you sound like a rock star/opera diva. And since it is the place where you get rid of all the filth, it makes perfect sense to get rid of all that unwanted hair in the shower, right?

Epilators, like people, come in various shapes, colors, and models. More than the design and appearance, it’s the functionality that matters (And yes, I’m proud of the analogy). Wet and dry epilators let you epilate in the shower, which is preferred by most women as it reduces the pain and also the mess. This also makes it easier to clean the epilators.

And let me make something very, very clear (apart from your skin that is), a wet and dry epilator is THE shizz. These epilators are waterproof (duh!) and can be used while plugged in! How convenient is that?

Now, there are hundreds of models out there and it can be a task to choose the best wet and dry epilator for you. Luckily, we’ve done some experimentation ourselves and found some good ones. Before I start giving you some more wisdom about showers and humans, let’s get to the matter at hand and talk about the best wet and dry epilator!

Which Are The Best Wet and Dry Epilators?

There are some epilators designed specifically for some body parts. Here we have considered only the wet/dry epilators that can be used over the whole body. These are listed below.

Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet And Dry Epilator

Philips Wet And Dry Epilator
The Philips Satinelle Wet And Dry Epilator is one of the best wet and dry epilators for epilating almost any area of your body.
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Pros
  • S-shaped handle
  • Cordless
  • Rechargeable
  • Ceramic discs
  • Wide head
  • Built-in light
  • Shaving head and comb
  • Trimming head
  • Caps for face and delicate areas
  • Massage cap
  • 2-speed setting
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Cons
  • Takes 5 hours to charge
  • Short battery life of 40 minutes

This Philips wet and dry epilator is a powerful epilator that comes with 32 tweezers. It works well and pulls out most of the hairs in the first go. This epilator comes with a set of 6 additional accessories including a delicate area cap, facial cap, efficiency cap, shaver head, trimming comb and storage pouch. It also comes with a built-in smart light.

Features of Philips Satinelle Advanced Wet And Dry Epilator 

  • Special Caps For Different Body Parts – This epilator comes with special heads for operating on various body parts. The efficiency cap is suited for epilation on your arms and legs. Facial cap, well you can guess where that can be used. Delicate area cap is perfect for the bikini line and other sensitive areas.
  • Pivoting Head -The pivoting head helps in epilating curved areas (such as your knees) more efficiently.
  • Extra Wide Epilation Head – The head grabs more hairs in the first pass, without pulling the sensitive skin.
  • Cordless Wet & Dry Epilator – This is a cordless epilator, which is preferred as it is more convenient while epilating. Just make sure to charge it beforehand. And since this is a wet and dry epilator, you can use it in the shower without any problem.
  • Smart Light – The Philips Satinelle Wet Dry epilator consists of a built-in smart light (yay!) which improves the visibility.
  • Shaver Cap – The shaver cap turns this device into a fully functional shaver.
  • Trimmer Cap – Use this to trim your hair before epilating.
  • Massage Cap – This Philips wet/dry epilator also comes with an in-use massage cap, which reduces the pain.
  • Multi-Speed Operation – Another important feature of this Philips wet/dry epilator is the presence of 2-speed settings for thicker and thinner hairs. The slower speed is also advantageous while epilating sensitive regions such as bikini line and face.

Philips has also released a new model called the Philips Satinelle Prestige Wet and Dry Epilator. Even though it has more number of accessories, I prefer the advanced one, simply because it is more productive and cost-effective.

Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 Wet And Dry Epilator

Braun Wet And Dry Epilator
The Braun Silk-épil 9 Wet Dry Epilator is a wonderful epilator that comes with an assortment of attachments.
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Pros
  • Wide epilating head.
  • 40 tweezers.
  • Deeper, longer tweezers capture and remove hair efficiently
  • Wet and dry.
  • Built in light.
  • Pivoting head.
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Cons
  • The facial cap is not that useful.

This Braun wet and dry epilator is their latest model and is one of the most efficient and powerful epilators out there. It comes with 7 extras attachments including a shaver head, a trimmer cap, a high-frequency massage cap, a skin contact cap, a charging stand and a facial brush.

Features of Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 Wet Dry Epilator 

  • Special Caps For Different Body Parts – Like the Philips Satinelle, the Braun Silk-épil 9 Wet Dry Epilator also comes with special heads for operating on various body parts. The armpit cap is designed for easy epilation of hair in your armpits. The pivoting head smoothly adapts to body contours for superior comfort and efficiency. Facial cap, well you can guess where that can be used. Delicate area cap is perfect for the bikini line and other sensitive areas.
  • Pivoting Head – Ideal for epilating curved areas of your body.
  • Optimal Pressure Adjustment – The SensoSmart™ technology features an intelligent sensor guides your epilation, ensuring the right amount of pressure is applied to remove even more hair in one stroke. A red light signals that you are pushing too hard, and prompts you to adjust your handling for more efficient epilation.
  • Extra Wide Epilation Head – The wider epilation head removes more hair in one stroke, which improves efficiency as you need less number of strokes overall.
  • Cordless Wet & Dry Epilator – This is a cordless epilator. No cords = easy epilation! And of course you can use this epilator in the shower.
  • Smart Light – This epilator too comes with a built-in smart light which is perfect for revealing fine hair.
  • Shaver Cap – The shaver cap turns this device into a fully functional shaver.
  • Trimmer Cap – Use this to trim your hair before epilating.
  • Skin Contact Cap – The skin contact cap ensures maximum skin contact, thus ensuring fast epilation.
  • Massage System – The high frequency system ensures gentle epilation.
  • Multi-Speed Operation – 2-speed settings offer perfect control for epilating thicker and thinner hairs. The slower speed is also advantageous while epilating sensitive regions such as your underarms.
  • MicroGrip – The MicroGrip technology used by this Braun silk wet and dry epilator captures really small hairs too. It thus gives a hair-free, smooth run for 3 weeks, minimum.
  • Facial Cleansing Brush – It comes equipped with a decent facial cleansing brush.

Panasonic ES-ED90-P Wet Dry Epilator and Shaver

Panasonic Wet Dry Epilator
The Panasonic ES-ED90-P is a multi-functional epilator & shaver that can serve as a wet dry epilator.
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Pros
  • Dual speed
  • Buffer Pedicure Attachment
  • Hypoallergic blades
  • Trimming attachment
  • Comparatively less painful to use
  • Wet and dry
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Cons
  • Takes 60 minutes to charge.
  • Loses charge quick (sometimes in just 30 minutes)

This Panasonic epilator consists of 48 precision rotating tweezers, dual speed adjustment options, a gentle epilator head, shaver head, bikini comb and pedicure buffer. It is a cordless epilator and comes with a built-in LED light.

Features of Panasonic ES-ED90-P Wet Dry Epilator 

  • Multi-Speed Operation – There is a 2-speed setting available in this epilator. As mentioned before, you can set the speed to something that suits you better. In the beginning, go with the slower option on the sensitive areas as it is less painful. Once you get used to it, you can switch to faster setting.
  • Extra Wide Epilation Head – Wider epilating head removes more hair in one go, thus offering faster epilation. The wide dual-disc epilation head helps in epilating the arms and legs easier as it covers more area in a single stroke.
  • Pivoting Head – The head pivots 30° forward and 30° backward, making it ideal for epilating curved areas of your body.
  • Cordless Wet and Dry Epilator – This is a cordless epilator. And you can use it without worries while taking a shower.
  • Shaver & Trimmer Head – The Panasonic shaver head uses hypoallergenic blades that claims to provide irritation-free shaving  and a pop-up trimmer to capture long and stray hairs and trim, shape and maintain the bikini area as well.
  • Gentle Head – The gentle epilator head is specially designed for use in sensitive areas such as the bikini line area. There are 18 sets of tweezers on this head – 9 on each side in sets of 3. Using this epilator with this attachment definitely reduces the pain involved in the epilation process to a visible degree. If you are looking for an epilator that causes the least amount of pain, this is the one.
  • Built-In Lights – The built-in lights, like with the Philips and Braun epilators, improves visibility and helps finding fine hairs.
  • Pedicure Buffer Attachment – It also comes with a pedicure buffer attachment which removes dry, rough skin from the feet. And it might seem like an extra no-good feature, but it isn’t! It actually works pretty well and smoothens the skin.

All the three wet and dry epilators mentioned above are really efficient and durable models, and are suitable for all kinds of skin types. Personally, I prefer the Braun Silk-épil 9 9-579 Wet and Dry Epilator because I get hair-free skin for 4 weeks easily and up to 3 weeks with the other two. Even though it is the most painful amongst the three (that’s what I felt), you get used to pain with time. Also, please note that we have only considered full-body epilators and not the ones that are designed for specific body parts.

So this was my take on the best wet and dry epilator for 2018! Hope you found it helpful in choosing your favorite one. If you have any queries or suggestions regarding this review on the best wet and dry epilators, do leave them in the comments below!

8 COMMENTS

  1. I thoroughly agree with you choosing the Philips Satinelle as one of the best wet and dry epilators. I have used it for years, and it removes extremely fine hair even in the shower.

  2. I have the Panasonic ES-ED90 epilator; wonderful wet dry epilator and has definitely reduce epilation pain by a huge margin.

  3. It is always recommended to go for wet and dry epilators, and not bother with any other type of epilator. Showering during hair removal results in much much less epilator pain.

  4. It is pretty hard to choose one among the above. All of these three are excellent wet and dry epilators. My sister and me own the Braun and Philips one mentioned above, and both are perfect.

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