Do you remember life before hair removal was mess-free? If you can, you should thank Epilady, the company which made it all possible more than 30 years ago by revolutionizing hair removal for good. Today, I discuss one of its most popular devices, the Epilady Legend.
After establishing a name for itself, Epilady products have grown exponentially to include epilasers, shavers and trimmers, flea and lice zappers and several other beauty tools.
The brand is renowned for being the leader in epilation with its all-time bestseller, Epilady Classic and its Epilady Original Coil Epilator.
- Epilady Legend Review
- Key Features
- Pros & cons
- Other Considerations
- Frequently Asked Questions
Epilady Legend Review
Look & Feel:
My first memory of ever seeing an epilator was my mom’s vintage Epilady Coil Tweezer. It was also the first epilator I’ve ever used.
Now the brand continues to provide us with advanced products that do not compromise on effectiveness and affordability. Epilady Legend 5th Generation (Epilady L5) and Epilady Legend 4th Generation are the latest additions to the Legend series. Those two products combine the best features of the previous generations.
Are you looking for efficiency, speed, and quietness? You should consider Epilady Legend as a solution to your versatile needs. This do-it-all epilator is great for removing facial and body hair. It works effectively corded or cordless; has two speeds, and a slick slide for a smooth hair removal session. Epilady was designed to ensure a non-slip hold of hairs for easy use even among beginners!
Epilady Legend is a practical, rechargeable epilator that targets the coarsest of hairs. It’s equipped with a dual-voltage power adapter (110V - 240V), a fast motor with 40-tweezer discs providing 32,000 tweezes per minute, as well as two operating speeds to facilitate hair removal on the arms and legs, sensitive areas like the bikini line, underarms, and face.
Epilady Legend’s kit comes with an angle guide cap, a transparent protective cap, an interchangeable epilating head housing, an adapter, a cleaning brush, a travel case, an instruction manual and finally, a one-year warranty.
Throughout this review, I will discuss thoroughly the real capabilities of Epilady Legend and whether this product is as every bit as advertised. In spite of the device’s high popularity, former users and reviewers had a lot to say about the efficiency of Epilady Legend. Therefore, I’ve decided to try and put an end to your hesitation by exploring Epilady’s practicality as a dry-only epilator, as well as effectiveness on fine hair, longevity, strength, and quickness.
DUAL VOLTAGE (110V - 220V)
This feature enables travelers to use Epilady Legend comfortably and effectively anywhere.
This feature is great for corded and cordless usage. The device’s good battery life guarantees a quicker, more efficient epilation session.
40-Disc Epilator Head
When operating on high speed, Epilady’s head works smoothly and quickly on eliminating hair from its roots, producing 32,000 tweezes per minute. The discs are made of high-quality stainless steel.
Perfect Angle Guide Cap
This feature allows you to adjust the device to the most convenient angle (around 80-90 degrees) for optimal hair removal.
This feature enables users to customize the strength of the device according to each body part (from legs to face and armpits).
Pros & cons
Epilady Legend Device
Epilady Legend 4th generation device is fully-operational on 110V - 240V, with a convenient cordless performance for up to 45 minutes. The epilator head consists of 40 stainless steel discs making 32,000 tweezes each minute.
The discs never have to be replaced unless broken. This product, like most of the advanced epilators, offers a two-speed option for optimal application on sensitive areas including the face, bikini line, and armpits.
However practical Epilady L4 might be, it does come with a few flaws. The device’s small red light doesn’t indicate when the epilator is fully-charged. An 8-hour charge offers 45 minutes of cordless operation. Epilady Legend requires a very specific grip (between 80-90 degrees) to extract hairs successfully from their roots. Otherwise, the epilation experience can be frustrating, painful, and unfruitful.
Perfect Angle Guide Cap
This detachable cap allows you to position your epilator correctly for efficient hair removal at the first go. Typically, you will have to adjust it to 80-90 degrees to your skin. There is no one ultimate way around this, so, test both angles to see which one works best for you.
Transparent Protective Cap
This protective cap helps ensure the longevity of the stainless steel discs and protects them against dulling or breaking.
Since the device is for dry use only, you cannot rinse it with water. Thus, you have to make sure you use this brush to clean the epilator head thoroughly of any hair or bacteria build-up.
Epilady Legend Instructions Leaflet
It is advised to read this leaflet prior to charging or using the device for the first time. Also, do make sure to test the epilator on your arm or leg first before trying it out.
An attractive carrying bag to safely store your Epilady Legend and its accessories.
Before Using Epilady Legend
To ensure a great epilation session, one must prepare her skin first. The best method to prepare your skin for hair removal is exfoliation.
Try to manually exfoliate your skin a day or two prior to your epilation session; use an exfoliation brush, a loofah or a gentle scrub.
Another great tip that can facilitate the hair removal process and make it less painful is taking a hot shower directly before epilating.
The steam will open up your pores and soften the hair follicles. Using a moisturizer or an anti-bacterial cream after hair removal will decrease the chances of developing ingrown hairs. Finally, make sure your hair is trimmed, so, it can be picked up easily by the epilator. If the hairs were too short or too long, removing them will be tricky.
Fine and Coarse Hair
Epilady Legend's efficiency can be subjective when it comes to different hair types. The device has been renowned for its effectiveness on coarse hair.
However, Epilady L4 may not be as smooth on fine hair. Armpit hair has been named as one of the hardest areas to target with this device due to the need to make consecutive passes (or small circles) on the same hairy part to pick up the hair.
Epilady works better with spacious areas such as the arms, legs, and thighs, and rather harder to manage in delicate parts like the bikini line or armpits. Generally speaking, users suggest that Epilady Legend works faster when in small circles rather than in small straight strokes.
You will have to adjust the speed according to each area. Many users believe the slower speed works better. Therefore, it is best to try out the preferable speed yourself.
Epilady Legend is just about 65 decibels when at lowest speed, and just around 71 decibels on its highest. These numbers are relatively lesser than various products and previous Epilady Legend models.
This device is great for corded and cordless usage. It can last for up to 45 minutes on battery. The epilator head works quickly and efficiently when eliminating coarse hair.
Epilady Legend is most practical (and less painful) on coarse hair.
As for fine hair, it might require a little work and stronger pain threshold to eliminate it. Careful not to apply too much pressure on the face, bikini line or armpits as the device can pull a light skin layer and cause irritating redness that could last for days.
When to Avoid Epilady Legend
It’s recommended to avoid Epilady Legend on any open cuts, bruises, moles, varicose veins, hemophilia, sun-burnt skin, or any skin disease without medical supervision.
As previously mentioned, this device is solely for dry usage. Don’t attempt to use it while showering. Also, don’t use it if the cord is damaged in any way.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN YOU USE EPILADY LEGEND WHILE IT IS CHARGING?
Yes. The device was designed for corded and cordless usage.
HOW LONG DOES EPILADY LEGEND TAKE TO FULLY RECHARGE?
The regular charging time is 8 hours. It’s recommended to charge it for 12 hours before the first use.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN IT’S FULLY-RECHARGED?
Unfortunately, the red light doesn’t indicate when the device is fully recharged. You would have to check manually.
WILL EPILADY LEGEND WORK ON MY FACE?
This device was designed to work on removing unwanted body hair as well as facial hair. However, not all users agree on the epilator's performance n fine facial hair.
So, the verdict? Well, I'll leave this up to you. I sincerely believe in Epilady as a brand and Epilady Legend as an efficient device to remove leg and arm hair. The more coarse the hair, the better this stylish red and white device works. While this epilator offers to eliminate facial hair, that might not be an option for anybody. Still, I would surely recommend this device as it’s affordable and can provide long-lasting results! Epilady
Legend: Strong and fast? Yes, but on coarse hair.
I hope you’ve found this review helpful and it has allowed you to determine whether this product is suitable for you or not before attempting to make a purchase.
Do you have any experience with this device? Do share it in the comments section below. Do you have an inquiry regarding points mentioned in other Epilady Legend reviews? Join the discussion and share any questions you might be having.
Good review but I really like my Karmin epilator.