The Best Facial Epilator

We have conducted long hours of research on the web and closely analyzed a dozen currently popular models to determine which are the best facial epilators on the market. The Braun brand stands out particularly with its FaceSpa Pro 912 , which ensures efficient and rapid epilation thanks to its small precise head and its ergonomics. Its use on battery is a great asset, and its many care accessories make it an option of choice for those of you wishing to strengthen your beauty routine.

Our choice, Best high end

Braun FaceSpa Pro 912

3-in-1, this model effectively and quickly epilates all delicate areas of the face and can also be used with a cleansing or micro-pulsation head. In addition, it works on a rechargeable battery.

In the world of shaving and waxing, Braun’s reputation is well established. And, in our opinion, its FaceSpa facial epilators are the best in the industry. This 3-in-1 version is ideal for those of you looking for a complete treatment. Although it comes at a fairly steep price, it comes equipped with several accessories – including a cleansing brush – that should easily find their place in your skincare routine. 

Best cheap

Finishing Touch Flawless

Ideal for the most sensitive among you or for small quick touch-ups, this elegant and discreet razor will win you over with its ease of use. It gets rid of down gently, even on reactive skin.

Very famous in the sphere of facial hair removal devices for women, the Flawless is a must-have option for those of you looking for a razor rather than an epilator. Its safe handling – even on sensitive skin – and painlessly appeals to more than one, especially as a troubleshooting solution thanks to its simple and fast use. Its compact design evoking a tube of lipstick is also attractive. Just be aware that this is a very basic device. It works on battery. 

Best midrange

Braun FaceSpa 3-in-1

This efficient and practical epilator gives you about 4 weeks of peace of mind and is appreciated for its compactness and ease of use. It is also a complete care kit with its cleaning brush and massage head.

It’s an attractive alternative to our top-of-the-range choice for smaller budgets. Hair removal is quick and efficient, especially on the upper lip, chin and eyebrows. Sleek and compact, it’s a small device that you can easily take anywhere with you. Among its accessories stand out in particular the cleaning brush head and the pretty little illuminated mirror. On the other hand, everything works on battery.  

Cheap alternative

Philips PrecisionPerfect HP6390 / 51

Effective for the maintenance of the upper lip and the chin, this trimmer is especially popular for the care of the eyebrows thanks to its two practical clipping shoes. Light and handy, it is very easy to use.

Again, we are faced with a clipper rather than an epilator. That said, the PrecisionPerfect appeals to many users with its low price, ergonomics and ease of use – which of course is painless. It is particularly useful for the safe maintenance of the eyebrows. Note that it works on battery. Its position as an alternative in our ranking is due to its somewhat inferior material quality. 

Our Selection

Our choice, Best high endBest cheapBest midrangeCheap alternative
Braun FaceSpa Pro 912Finishing Touch FlawlessBraun FaceSpa 3-in-1 851VPhilips PrecisionPerfect HP6390 / 51
3-in-1, this model effectively and quickly epilates all delicate areas of the face and can also be used with a cleansing or micro-pulsation head. In addition, it works on a rechargeable battery.Ideal for the most sensitive among you or for small quick touch-ups, this elegant and discreet razor will win you over with its ease of use. It gets rid of down gently, even on reactive skin.This efficient and practical epilator gives you about 4 weeks of peace of mind and is appreciated for its compactness and ease of use. It is also a complete care kit with its cleaning brush and massage head.Effective for the maintenance of the upper lip and the chin, this trimmer is especially popular for the care of the eyebrows thanks to its two practical clipping shoes. Light and handy, it is very easy to use.

Summary

  • Why trust us ?
  • How did we make our choice?
  • Our Choice, the best premium facial epilator: Braun FaceSpa Pro 912
  • The best cheap facial epilator: Finishing Touch Flawless
  • The best mid-range facial epilator: Braun FaceSpa 3-in-1 851V
  • A cheap alternative: Philips PrecisionPerfect HP6390 / 51
  • Honorable mentions

Why trust us ?

The Selectos editorial team spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing and comparing products to find the ones that offer the best value for money.

None of our articles are sponsored. We sometimes receive a commission when you purchase a product through our links, which allows us to fund our work while remaining completely impartial. 

How did we make our choice?

Whether it is due to hormonal changes such as menopause or simply ungrateful genetics, many women are affected by facial hair that they prefer to do without. While this is a purely cosmetic consideration, waxing the face – specifically the upper lip, chin, and eyebrows – makes many feel better about themselves. 

There are many solutions: some women go to an institute to benefit from threading, waxing, or using electrical devices, while still others simply resort to bleaching.

In this comparison, we are interested in electrical options. If our first research was more specifically focused on epilators, we decided, following user feedback and popular products online, to extend our analyzes to razors and trimmers, for which here are the respective advantages and disadvantages:

  • The epilator : the electric epilator is the solution we recommend for optimal maintenance of your facial hair. Since it pulls the hair out rather than just cutting it, regrowth is much slower. Suddenly, you will be quiet longer, with a clear effect. On the other hand, it is true that it is a more painful option, especially at first. If you are eligible for the pulsed light treatment and want to get rid of hair permanently, you can give it a go. Be sure to protect your eyes, and be aware that this is a much more expensive solution – at least initially. 
  • The razor : If you are very sensitive, a razor may prove to be a more comfortable solution for you. However, you will need to groom your face much more regularly, since hair regrowth is quite rapid ( since the root has not been removed). It is all the same an easy and practical solution for some possible alterations. Electric facial razors are also often offered at a rather affordable price. The trimmer is ideal for regulating the height of eyebrow hair. 

Whatever type of model you choose, we recommend that you pay particular attention to its ergonomics , its power supply (battery-operated products are often much more practical) and the accessories supplied, to be considered according to your needs. 

For more uniformity, we have favored devices expressly intended for facial care. However, it is not uncommon for body epilators today to be equipped with interchangeable heads, one of which is often suitable for hair removal from the face and / or sensitive areas. If you are interested in a more versatile option, we invite you to consult our reviews dedicated to electric female epilators and pulsed light as well as our honorable mentions at the end of the article. 

We have of course carefully scrutinized the many user feedback available online in order to judge the effectiveness and ease of use of the dozen products selected on the basis of our research in the French and English speaking worlds. Thus, we can present to you our final selection of the 4 best epilators and facial shavers of the moment. 

Our Pick: Braun FaceSpa Pro 912

Our choice, Best high end

Braun FaceSpa Pro 912

3-in-1, this model effectively and quickly epilates all delicate areas of the face and can also be used with a cleansing or micro-pulsation head. In addition, it works on a rechargeable battery.

This facial epilator from the range of the famous German manufacturer impresses with its efficiency, speed of use and ergonomics. Its small precise head and its two directions of rotation make hair removal easy both on the upper lip and chin as well as for finishing the eyebrows. The device works on battery, is waterproof, and in addition comes with many accessories including a brush head for the face and a micro-pulsation nozzle, for a super complete treatment and facial. 

First, the epilation head has 10 micro-openings and performs no less than 200 movements per second to ensure hair removal. It is intended for the treatment of the chin, upper lip and eyebrows. His little extra? It has two directions of rotation, to be adapted according to the direction of hair growth

According to users, hair removal is not only efficient and fast, but is especially facilitated by the small size of the head, which provides a very comfortable precision. In addition, the device is quite ergonomic and easy to use. They also point out that regrowth is slow – which is obviously expected of any epilator worthy of the name. Note that a little practice may be necessary before you get optimal results. 

The FaceSpa Pro 912 is additionally equipped with two additional heads. The first is a very soft face brush suitable for ultra-sensitive skin, which deeply cleanses and purifies the skin. The second, the micro-pulsation head, is ideal for massaging the skin and facilitates the application of treatments and serums. In addition, the device is equipped with a timer allowing you to change treatment area during these treatments. Everything is also waterproof. 

Finally, this model has the advantage of operating on a rechargeable battery, which is a significant advantage in terms of practicality and savings!

In short, this model is undoubtedly a must for hair removal and facial care. However, you are granted that it will be a fairly expensive choice if you are not interested in the brush or the micro-pulsation head. In this case, be aware that there are also versions with fewer accessories, such as the model 910 only with the cleaning brush (but sometimes offered at a much lower price). 

The best cheap facial epilator: Finishing Touch Flawless

Best cheap

Finishing Touch Flawless

Ideal for the most sensitive among you or for small quick touch-ups, this elegant and discreet razor will win you over with its ease of use. It gets rid of down gently, even on reactive skin.

Heavily acclaimed by influencers and beautystas, the Flawless is a facial shaving device appreciated for its efficiency as well as its discreet and feminine design. Ideal for getting rid of fluff on the upper lip, chin and cheeks, it is suitable for sensitive and reactive skin thanks to its gold-plated coating. Portable and compact thanks to its look evoking a lipstick tube, it is easy to use and painless. It is therefore particularly useful for troubleshooting. 

First of all, it should be noted that this device is not an epilator, but a kind of razor: it therefore cuts the hair rather than pulling it out. Its head is therefore endowed with fine blades, but remains quite safe to the touch. Suddenly, its advantage over an epilator is that it removes hair in a completely painless way – but the regrowth will be faster.

Its use is suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. The device is gold plated and therefore hypoallergenic. Therefore, it is completely compatible with regular use. It is ideal for treating all areas of the face (lip, chin, cheeks, etc.), and is above all effective on duvets – its effects are a little less impressive on thicker hairs. Concretely, it is to be used by light circular movements. A small built-in light lets you target even the lightest hairs. 

The design of the product appeals to many women with its elegance, sobriety and compactness. It’s easy to take anywhere with you for quick touch-ups and will be as discreet as a tube of lipstick in your bag. Note that it works using an AA battery (included with the purchase), and that the brand offers replacement heads if necessary. 

From our point of view, the device still loses a few points due to the imprecise description given by the brand, which is likely to mislead some buyers. Again, be aware that this is more of a razor – and not an epilator – which is also very basic. 

That being said, the Flawless is without a doubt a popular model for users for easy facial maintenance. It effectively removes unwanted hair and is also convenient, quick and painless. Suddenly, it is a solution that particularly appeals in troubleshooting! Finally, its low price also contributes to its success.

The best mid-range facial epilator: Braun FaceSpa 3-in-1 851V

Best midrange

Braun FaceSpa 3-in-1 851V

This efficient and practical epilator gives you about 4 weeks of peace of mind and is appreciated for its compactness and ease of use. It is also a complete care kit with its cleaning brush and massage head.

Easy to use and efficient, this epilator will win you over with its narrow head and its compact size, easy to take with you wherever you go. Particularly appreciated for the maintenance of the upper lip and eyebrows, it also includes a variety of accessories (cleaning brush, massage head, lighted mirror, etc.) which will delight users. Strongly similar to its high-end counterpart, it differs mainly by its battery operation – which is still significantly less practical. 

Just like the FaceSpa Pro 912, this model is equipped with an ultra-thin head with 10 micro-openings ensuring effective hair removal. And, since it removes the root of the hair, you are quiet for about four weeks after your treatment. Some users do mention that it is sometimes necessary to finish the finishes with tweezers but, overall, they are quite satisfied with the results obtained – sometimes after a small period of adaptation. 

Usable on wet or dry skin thanks to the Wet & Dry technology, it is again equipped with a cleaning brush working by micro-oscillations for a clean and clear skin, as well as a massaging head intended to stimulate blood circulation and thus firm up the skin of the face. The luminous mirror and the storage pouch supplied with the device are particularly popular with consumers. 

Elegant and compact, it is easy to take everywhere with you. On the other hand, where the shoe pinches, it is at the level of food. Indeed, the device operates on batteries, which is not only more restrictive but also often less economical and ecological. 

Despite this inconvenience, the FaceSpa 851V presents itself as an epilator of choice due to its efficiency, ergonomics and affordable price. In addition, its versatility is praised by users wishing to take the best care of their skin!

A cheap alternative: Philips PrecisionPerfect HP6390 / 51

Cheap alternative

Philips PrecisionPerfect HP6390 / 51

Effective for the maintenance of the upper lip and the chin, this trimmer is especially popular for the care of the eyebrows thanks to its two practical clipping shoes. Light and handy, it is very easy to use.

This second inexpensive battery operated model is once again a razor / trimmer and not an epilator. However, it is prized by users for the precision of its head, its painless use and its two clogs allowing to calmly trim the eyebrows to the desired length. Lightweight, handy and discreet, it is easy to take everywhere with you for a quick touch-up. Surprisingly for a product from Philips, the material and workmanship quality does not seem to be there, however. 

Ideal for taking care of the hair on the upper lip and chin, this trimmer is distinguished by its very practical use to regulate the length of the eyebrows. Indeed, it is equipped with two clipping shoes – 2 and 4 mm – allowing you to trim your eyebrows in all serenity without any risk of losing one following an unfortunate movement. 

Users also like the painless aspect of the process all over the face: in fact, the removal of the hairs is done very gently, since they are cut and not torn off. But, suddenly, regrowth is also faster, which requires more regular maintenance. Fortunately, the whole thing is both quick and convenient. 

The device is ergonomic and compact, which makes it very easy to take discreetly in your bag for possible alterations. Its pepy and feminine design is also quite pleasant. Not surprisingly, the mower runs on batteries. Note that it comes with some accessories, such as tweezers for finishing touches or a cleaning brush.

Unfortunately, it seems that the quality is not really there: the device seems rather fragile and the plastic not very resistant, while its lifespan can also be rather limited – in certain cases only, of course. . 

Despite these disadvantages, the PrecisionPerfect remains appreciated for its efficiency and especially its low price. Once again, we recommend it more particularly as a troubleshooting solution or for limited budgets. 

Honorable mentions 

Braun SkinSpa SensoSmart 9/990 : If you are not only looking to epilate your face but also want to get rid of the rest of your hair in the same way, this body epilator should be right for you. Indeed, it has many accessories, including a special face cap. In addition, it is equipped with SensoSmart technology – which adapts the pressure exerted – , a high-frequency massage, a swivel head and a light function for comfortable hair removal. It is also part of our selection of the best electric epilators for women !

Philips Lumea Prestige BRI956 / 00 : this is a pulsed light epilator, which will help you get rid of unwanted hair in the longer term. The Lumea is equipped with several windows of different sizes in order to treat each area of ​​the body safely. Thus, the special face tip has a window of only 2 cm² and is also equipped with an additional UV filter. The epilator is also easier to handle thanks to its cordless use. For more info on this device, do not hesitate to consult our dedicated comparison .