Hi girls. It’s Megs again. Today, I am going to discuss Philips Bikini trimmer review.
Spoiler: It’s one of my most loved trimmers for bikini line. It’s super affordable and works like a charm. So…let’s talk about Philips bikini trimmer for women.
Much like Veet Sensitive Touch Expert….Philips Bikini Trimmer (Genie) is also on the affordable side of trimmers.
Both of them have some similarities and some differences. Since, this is not a one of one review article…I’ll reserve my words for that article.
Now…let’s discuss what I like and dislike about this trimmer.
Everyone loves a clean bikini area…both for the purpose of hygiene and beauty. Gone are the days when hairy bikini line was a trend….yep…not even kidding! That’s why most of us are looking for bikini trimmer for women.
There are few ways to deal with bikini hair removal:
1. Laser hair removal – Very costly.
2. Waxing – Very painful.
3. Epilator – Equally painful.
4. Razor – Quick hair growth with stronger hair each time.
5. Trimmer – Not as smooth as other methods but painless and quick.
That’s not an exhaustive list (IPL Machines & Electrolysis) but they cover nearly all of them.
So…why do I like Philips bikini genie trimmer even though it’s the least effective way for hair removal.
|1. Most affordable.||1. Cannot replace other hair removal methods.|
|2. Very quick.||2. Quick hair growth (within 3 to 4 days).|
|3. Sturdy build quality.||3. Slight chance of getting cut if we get too carefree.|
|4. Warranty of 2 Years.|
|5. Get creative with your bikini area.|
|6. Works quite well in the shower, bucket and mug; haven’t tried in bath tub.|
|7. Trimming and shaving heads included.|
|8. Slim design, portable and wireless.|
|9. Love the pink profile & rubberized grip of the handle.|
That was the quick rundown of why I like it.
Here’re some things that you must keep in mind if this is going to be your first bikini trimmer:
- It doesn’t make your bikini area smooth. You can clearly feel the hair and even see them.
- The shaver head is nice but it doesn’t match the precision and accuracy of a razor (although you don’t get cuts either).
- Trimming can only be done till 0.5mm which is great because after that you need to use the shaver head to get that 0mm feeling.
- It does catch the skin…though not very often…but when you are too quick or carefree with it…it will catch un-tightened skin.
- So…please do pull back the skin before trimming.
- The shaver head feels much safer.
- I have found that exfoliating the bikini area before shaving will give you better results with the shaver head.
- It operates with a single AA battery. It lasts for around 30 to 40 minutes of continuous usage.
- I have personally switched to rechargeable AA battery, Panasonic Eneloop, so that I don’t have to buy new batteries frequently.
Philips Bikini Genie Review – Everything You Need to Know Before Buying
Build Quality, Button Placement & Noise
I am very pleased to tell you that build quality of Philips bikini genie is amazing. In fact, it is better than Veet Sensitive Touch Expert.
Since, this trimmer is not so expensive, I was truly worried about the material they might have used. Braun 3 was a true nightmare.
But this one has better materials, it’s still plastic, but sturdier than the rest. Fortunately I haven’t dropped it yet. But, when I am holding the trimmer, it feels like it can take the fall and keep on working.
My husband has Philips QT4011/15, it’s costlier than Bikini Genie, so I would venture that it has better plastic, because I have seen him drop it from about 3 feet height, and it didn’t even crack.
But I am truly convinced that Philips is offering much better build quality than its competitors.
Button Placement of bikini genie is at front like you can see in the pics and it slides up like most trimmers.
If it were a push button then it would get pressed accidentally, but it doesn’t. It would take really slippery fingers to actually accidentally slide it up.
Noise levels are normal as well…you won’t get headache from it like you might have felt with epilators.
It’s not quiet by any means but it doesn’t feel like I am turning on an electric saw. So, it’s acceptable.
Philips Bikini Genie Performance – One of the best bikini trimmers for women
In few words…it’s wonderful. I truly appreciate that they have included the shaver head. If it were not for it…I might have not bought Philips bikini genie.
I don’t like getting creative with bikini line, some of my friends do and they would love the trimmer head instead of shaving head.
What I love most about it is the type of blades…it doesn’t say the material but it could be high grade alloy or titanium. Regardless, they are great.
It’s been couple of months and I have used it for underarms, legs and bikini area. There were times when I even did all 3 places back to back and it didn’t get clogged up.
How to clean Philips Bikini Trimmer (Genie)
Cleaning it is quite easy as well. It comes with a small cleaning brush but it looks more like a doll house broomstick… I don’t use it anymore.
Instead I just run it under the tap. It’s waterproof and I take full use of it.
After that, I just let it rest in a half-water-filled mug with half-a-cap of Dettol. It’s for sterilization purposes because it’s what most dermatologist recommend.
It’s a quick process and makes me feel safe. You might want to follow the same.
Philips Bikini Trimmer Price (Genie 382/15)
This is what I love most about this bikini trimmer. It is one of the most affordable bikini trimmers for women. To check out latest price of Philips Bikini Trimmer…follow the link.
At the end…I love this trimmer. It is certainly a great bikini trimmer for women. It lets me take care of my bikini line quickly and efficiently. It’s quite affordable when I look at my epilators.
Granted that they are for different purpose…but still…you can’t help but wonder how much it costs to go through each hair removal methods.
I hope you check out my other reviews as well, especially the Veet trimmer review. It’s very comprehensive.
Do you want to know more?
I would love to help you out with more clarification on anything that might have felt confusing.
You can also let me know your preferences and I’ll recommend you the best hair removal products in your budget. See ya later girls.