Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator Review
Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator Review
The Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator is definitely one of the more colorful, attractive models of epilators that we have seen so far. Technically the full model number and name is the Soft Caress AP-10R Epilator by Emjoi. Of course, most of the epilators are well designed, but the Soft Caress Epilator model sold by Emjoi is really beautiful in design. Then again, we should be more focused on the effectiveness of the ability to remove hair completely than admire only the looks of these epilator models. I understand that the primary function of them is to do a cosmetic procedure and they are intended for the sale to women so they have to be well designed to look pretty to the potential buyer.
What I am going to try to do from now on is first talk about the pricing on the various models of epilators that we review to see what they cost from the various vendors which sell the specific model to at least help the reader realize which online stores offer the best priced models. Obviously the price of these electrical devices will always be a huge factor when the customer starts to make a choice on which models they should go with. Everyone wants to find the cheapest place to buy them. People want to save money and they don’t want to pay extra for something which they can get somewhere else for a cheaper price.
So when I searched on google for the places which sell the Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator, there was multiple places which has the Soft Caress Epilator model. There is obviously the Emjoi website with the Soft Caress product page and then there is its Amazon product page. It is also sold at Target, Walmart, Ebay, and QVC (the Home Shopping Channel website).
Obviously Walmart is well known for having the lowest prices of any of the traditional brick-and-mortar stores and its prices in its Supercenters are almost unbeatable anywhere else. However, I was surprise to find out that on the Walmart website this model of Emjoi Epilator is just not as well priced as I would expect from a company that is best known for it low, LOW prices, like it says on those Walmart Commercials. You can see the pricing that is listed on the Walmart website currently. At Walmart, it is currently priced at $69.97 as of 10/8/2013.
On the Emjoi website it is listed at $69.95, or $70. From the Amazon website, the price is $59.95. So if you buy from Amazon, you save $10 and they offer free shipping. So that is the pricing comparison of this model of epilator from the various large online stores.
However, what about the features? What makes the AP-10R Soft Caress unique or better than the other models that we have seen?
The first thing that really makes this model so unique is the gold. The metal discs are covered in a very thin gold plating layer. That gold is supposed to keep the metal from becoming rusty or oxidizing with the Oxygen in the air. Not only that, the gold is also good in being resistant against bacterial infection and transfer. It seems that with many of the precious metals like gold and silver, they are very good are fighting resistance against bacterial infections. You can read more about the medical benefits on using gold or silver as a type of anti-microbial and anti-bacterial coating on medical devices in the study Antibacterial activities of gold and silver nanoparticles against Escherichia coli and bacillus Calmette-Guérin. Plus, the gold makes the device very beautiful and almost expensive. Humans have always associated the color of gold with wealth, glamour, and high quality products. The exact gold type is 24 karat gold, which is the type of gold which has the highest gold composition percentage relative to the other types of metal alloys in the ‘gold’ metal. So the part where the metal discs are covered in gold plating makes it very unique compared to any other models.
Besides the gold feature most everything else about this model is seen in most other epilator models. The number of tweezers in this model is 36. That is actually the standard number of tweezers on epilator devices. There are some like the Emjoi Emagine which has a dual head which means that the number of tweezers is twice as much, 72, and a few others like the Panasonic ES-WD51-P which has 48 tweezers, but overall most epilators have 36 discs or tweezers. This translates to what the sellers claim is the highest number of disc rotations of any of the Emjoi models, although I think that might not be true since the Emagine has 72 tweezers.
There are two speeds that that you can set the Soft Caress Epilator to. That means that this model has two different types of speed. The high speed is around 79,200 rotations a minute. The lowers speed has a rotation of 64,800 rotations. When we calculate what the means in terms of how fast each of the discs are spinning every single second, we find that each disc is spinning at a little over 36 times every single second. That is very fast.
The extent at which the tweezers can get to the hairs is for hairs as short as even half a millimeter. This means that a large percentage of all hairs even at the shortest length will be removed.
The other really good thing about this model is that there is two features which it has which makes your epilation session be less painful. As we all realize by now, for anyone who has ever even tried epilators even once, these devices do hurt. There is no duobt that the rapid speed at which your hairs are being pulled out does hurt. To decrease the amount of pain we feel, there is some type of ‘pain reduction technology’ with the Soft Caress by Emjoi. Let’s always remember that the names of the model is the ‘Soft’ Caress and it is just for women and to be used in the more sensitive, delicate hairs (ie. bikini line). The 2nd thing that makes it a little better is that massager finger head cap which comes with it. The massage finger attachment is just a frilly series of plastic tips which rubs the skin area where you are applying the epilator. The rubbing of the area helps decrease the pain that is felt.
This model is designed mainly for women. You can use it on the face and body. Based on the name “soft caress” we can guess that it can also be used on the more ‘personal’, sensitive areas like the bikini line area. From the Emjoi website, the full list of body areas you can use it on are the following…
- Bikini line
- Stray facial hairs
As for design, the grip of the device has been ergonomically designed to feel comfortable in the hand of the user.
When you do buy the Emjoi Soft Caress Epilator, you get more than just the hair removal unit. There is the cleaning brush, the instruction manual, and the massage finger attachment. All of these extra parts are placed in a traveling case.
Let’s remember that the reason this entire kit comes with the cleaning brush is because this model is one of those which is NOT waterproof. You can’t put the head underneath tepid water in the sink to clean the head and metal discs after use. You need to use the cleaning brush.
The model is what is known as a cordless model which means that you don’t always need to have it plugged into the wall to make it work. If you unplug it, it will still be spinning. That means that it is also battery powered.
So what are other people saying about the Soft Caress model?
Emjoi is well known for making excellent models and types of epilators. This one is among the top 5 most popular models. It is small, well designed, and has a very high number of rotations. There is currently around 350+ reviews on this specific model on the Amazon website and almost half of them have given it the highest of ratings. The rest of the reviewers give it really good ratings, which is still very acceptable.
However, there is always a few issues that the people who have given it bad ratings have stated about it. These are the most common issues that are raised by multiple people consistently.
- The rate at which the hairs are pulled out is rather slow
- The model doesn’t have as much power as expected
- The amount of pain from the epilation session was a little more than expected.
Would I recommend this model of epilator by Emjoi?
I would say that it is a good choice to choose from. The Soft Caress in terms of prices is reasonable, but not the cheapest model. In terms of price I would rather choose the HP6401 which is listed at just half the prices of this one but this is very good.
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