Philips Electric Razors
The Braun Silk-Epil 5*Est. $80), previously called the Silk-Epil Xelle, is an option that offers several useful features, including a light to guide epilation and massaging- and shaving-head attachments. Braun says it will keep you hair-free for up to a month. The company's claim seems to be borne out by reviews of this product. A tester for Choice magazine raves that it "was by far the best epilator," noting it is the most expensive of five epilators tested. The Silk-Epil 5 receives the most positive reviews of all epilators on Amazon.com -- more than 1,000 to date -- and manages to keep a 4.5-star average rating (out of 5 stars). (Note that most user reviews are for the Silk-Epil Xelle, this product's former name.) Some say it's noisy, and just about all say it's painful to some degree, but the consensus among users is very good. Overall, this epilator seems to be the best performer but is more painful than others.