Epilators Philips Satinelle Ice Premium HP6513 epilator
The Satinelle Ice Premium epilator has an icy cooler to numb your skin as it plucks hair, and also massages as you epilate.
We found some willing women with hairy legs to test it out - they reported that using the main epilating head with cooler on the lower leg was less painful after use than after using an epilator without a cooler.
After one go, only a few hairs were left and these were easily removed at a second attempt.
Using the Satinelle Ice Premium epilator
This model isn't cordless, so you need to use it near a plug socket (a more expensive cordless version, the HP6503, is also available).
You have to hold the epilator in a certain way to keep the cooler in contact with your skin. A well-illustrated quick-start guide shows how to do this, but we found it took a bit of getting used to, especially if you're new to epilating and when doing the back of the legs.
Most hairs were removed when using light pressure and moderate speed (as instructed).
Satinelle Ice Premium epilator
There is one speed for bony areas or those with little hair (such as ankles) and another for larger, hairier areas.
The epilator comes with a silver mesh bag, sensitive-area cap (for underarms/bikini areas), massaging mitt and cleaning brush.
It's available direct from Philips or from retailers including Boots, Argos, and Amazon.co.uk for around £55, or £65 for the cordless version (HP6503). However, epilators are often on special offer, so if you search around you should be able to save £20-£30 on the standard selling price.
Pros: We found the ice cooler soothed skin after use
Cons: We found it tricky to hold at first
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