Monday, January 4, 2010

Beauty Resolutions, No More Body Hair with Silk'nSensEpil

Here is something you will rarely see from me: A sports Analogy.

Strike 1:
My hair is dark
Strike 2:
My hair is very coarse
Strike 3:
My hair has an aversion to leaving my body.
And I am Out, so to speak.

You may not know this, but your friendly krasey gal over here just happens to be from one of the hairiest ethnic groups around, Russians. Given my penchant for resembling sasquatch after not shaving for a day, what is a hairy gal to do but test-drive the newest gadget in the war on hair- Silk'n SensEpil?

Silk'n SensEpil is the newest warrior in the beauty gadget market that is designed to kick body hair to the curb.  The first device of its kind- this pink and white wonder delivers home-pulsed light technology to safelydisable growth of the hair follicle. What that means is that regular use of the product will eventually lead to the not-so-untimely death of your body hair.

Ridiculously easy to use, all you need to do is plug the unit in, set the strength of the pulse (the manufacturer recommends starting with the lowest setting at first), set the handheld unit to your skin, and press the button on the handheld console that activates a quick popping sound and a zap to the selected area. The machine will have a short refractory period of about 3-4 seconds, after which you "zap" the next area. Keep in mind that this doesn't remove the hair on the area, but acts to kill the hair follicles. For that reason, you need to use the unit on shaved skin.

That green window is the spot on which the zap comes from. When applied to the skin, it's the area covered by the window that is treated.

Now I have tried the no!no!, and came out extremely disappointed with my experience. Not only did I feel a slight sting when it passed over my hair, but I simply could not stand the stench of burning hair. It left the room reeking, my skin reeking, and the device reeking too. Silk'n Sens is different in that you apply the unit to freshly shaved skin so that you don't get any of the stench. You also don't get the pain, as I could barely feel each zap. All you really feel is a hint of warmth.

I have been using this about every other week for the past couple of months, and am amazed to see less and less hair on my legs. At this point in time, my hair is only growing back in sparse patches, which I just pay extra-attention to when using the system. In time, I hope to be completely body hair free.

Now this is a bit painful to show you, but I made a point of letting my leg hair grow out for a full 3 weeks- just to show you how awesome the results are. As a reference point, here is my leg before using the system, only after two days of not shaving.

And after 3 weeks of grow-out time after having used silk'n sensepil only twice! Notice the completely bald patches that have not grown back at all! The rest of the hair has taken quite a while to grow back, and with each use I find less hair growing back. By summer, I hope to be completely leg-hair free.

If you had to twist my arm and make me say anything bad about this product, its that you can't use it on the face, and that my dark-skinned beauties can't partake in the action since it might alter their pigmentation. Other than those 2 points, I am over-the-moon, head-over-heels, in love with Silk'n SensEpil.

Let's address the price for a moment, because the $499 price point has a lot of us cringing. Yes, it might be a slightly painful initial outlay, but it is 100% worth it if you hate body hair as much as I do. Trust me, in the end the hit to the wallet is not as painful as waxing, plucking, razor burn, or looking in the mirror to see a five o'clock shadow under your arms or on your legs. The unit rivals professional (and pricey) electroylsis, and the savings in hair-removal toolery and services will add up and make this machine pay for itself many times over. So yes, this machine really is worth it, especially if your goal is long term (permanent) hair removal.

Silk'n SensEpil is available on their website, and at your local Sephora. I highly recommend it if you loathe body hair as much as I do.

*This product was provided as a sample by PR for post consideration. Rest assured that this review is in no way biased, and is 100% based on my own experiences. Should you have any questions, please contact me at


Elizabeth said...

Thanks for your review! I'd love to hear more updates in the future about how this product is working for you!

natalie75 said...

You are just too funny with your hairy leg!! Thanks for the review

Krasey Beauty said...

Elizabeth, you are very welcome! I will definitely post updates as I get further into use. The goal is to be leg-hair free by summer! :)

Krasey Beauty said...

Natalie, you are very welcome. It was definitely an act of bravery, posting that pic. ;)

Anonymous said...

Try criss-crossing your treatments, one going up and down, the next time across. This was a secret given to me by a laser professional to avoid missing an entire row of hair.

Krasey Beauty said...

Anonymous, thank you so much for the tip. I will be sure to alternate now. :)

J-ezzy said...

Girl, I don't know where I got my hairy legs from, but I can only have nicely shaved legs for a max of 4 hours...and I can't shave it every day, the pain is too much.

Regardless, thank you so much for the post!! If I win at a poker table, I'll be investing in this!

I have used no-no, epilators (the ones that pull out your hair really fast), and those hair remover gels...they don't get all the hair!

Krasey Beauty said...

J-ezzy, I definitely feel your pain. Even though it takes a commitment and some work, I am totally blown away by how amazing Silk'n Sens is. If you ever win the lotto, get yourself one fast. :)

Mona said...

i love the results you're seeing with the silk'n and your before and after pic! looks like the sensepil i working out wonderfully for you

Krasey Beauty said...

Mona, I really do adore it. If you have the same issues as I do, you should definitely give it a try. :)

Anonymous said...

This product sounds awesome and I'm definitely interested... but I'm bummed about not being able to use it on the face! Do you know of any other recommendations for facial hair removal besides tweezing or waxing?

Krasey Beauty said...

Anonymous, I have just found out that you can use this on the face. The company just confirmed it with me. :)

Dennis Schuerch said...

Hi Krasey, have you seen any hair growing back lately? Or has your skin been skin clear for a long time? If so, how long?

Krasey Beauty said...

Dennis, I have admittedly become more lax on the use, but have noticed that hair is still sparse and slower growing. :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review. Very encouraging indeed! Do you happen to know if it works as well for people with fair skin and light hair (I'm a redhead)?

Krasey Beauty said...

Anonymous, I don't see why a fair skinned redhead wouldn't benefit :)

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