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Panasonic ESWD42 cheapest hereThe Panasonic ES-WD42 is a tweezer type epilator for full hair removal on arms, legs and in sensitive areas – like along the Bikini line.

In one movement, the battery of tweezers in an epilator’s head, catch and pluck individual hairs. The process delivers similar results to waxing, but is less traumatic. If you are un-used to the sensation the ES-WD42 comes with a beginners cap to gently ease yourself into this form of grooming.

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Epilation is different to shaving or using a wet razor. The epilator plucks rather than cuts unwanted hair. It’s not a permanent solution. Hair will grow back over a period of weeks, but it is usually finer in nature (but probably the same colour).

Panasonic claim, like most manufacturers, that the ES-WD42 will deliver full hair removal for a period of twenty days. Most users said their experience was around 14 days with this particular model. It actually depends on how swiftly your hair regrows and its colour.

Panasonic ES-WD42 - What’s in the Box?

1 x Panasonic ES-WD42 Epilator
1 x Clip-on Beginners cap
1 x Clip-on Precision cap
1 x Clip-on Sensitive areas cap
1 x Clip-on pedicure file
1 x Soft carry bag
1 x illustrated user instructions
1 x 1 year guarantee




Panasonic ES-WD42 at a Glance Benefits

• Cordless operation
• Wet or Dry use
• Beginners cap
• Pedicure file
• Good battery charge life

Cordless operation

Cordless operation means you can use the Panasonic ES-WD42 in the bathroom or bedroom. And you can safely take it into the bath or shower.

Users said the best results were after a bath when they were relaxed and the skin soft. This makes for painless hair removal.

Wet or Dry use

You can take this epilator safely into the bath or shower. That’s probably a good idea if you are also going to use the pedicure file. All mess is thus flushed away down the plug-hole.

Beginners cap

The Panasonic ES-WD42 has a clip-on beginners cap. This is for first timers and is claimed to make the epilation process less daunting.

Pedicure file

Thoughtfully, Panasonic have included a clip-on, powered pedicure file cap for the ES-WD42. That means you can remove hard skin from the heel or toes at the same time as your other grooming.

Good battery charge life

Users comment that the ES-WD42 battery charge life lives up to the promise of 40 minutes or more, providing the epilator is properly charged for around 1 hour before use.


All Panasonic ES-WD42 Benefits

Make Panasonic ES-WD42
Overall Users' Satisfactiion rating 8.71/10
Ranked by users 3
Unwanted hair removal from:
Legs/arms/body Y
Sensitive/bikini line Y
Under arms  
Plucks hair to c0.5mm
Promises smoothness for c20 days
Reasonably painless hair removal:
Wet & dry? Y
Head pivots follows contours  
Personalise speed  
Vibrating massage  
Hair lift to cut  
Ice glove  
Olay cooling wipes  
Beginners cap Y
Gentle cap (Sensitive) Y
Precision Sensitive area cap Y
Smoothing cap (for legs)  
Foil Shaver/trimmer head  
Efficiency cap  
Unwanted facial hair cap  
Useful tools:
Built in contrast light  
Cordless Y
Exfoliation brush  
Pedicure file Y
Luxury manual tweezer  
Embedded micro-conditioners  
Technical details
Number of tweezers 48
Tweezer Disk type Y
Battery endurance c30 mins
Battery re-charge time c1hr
Battery recharger Y
2-pin plug Y
Washable  Y
Cleaning brush  

Panasonic ES-WD42 Instructions

• User instructions are photo illustrations
• The ES-WD42 is very easy to use (in the bath or bedroom)
• 1 year guarantee starts from date of purchase
• Register by post or on-line




Panasonic ES-WD42 Criticisms

No epilator in our owner’s poll managed a perfect score of nine out of ten. That’s because people’s expectations vary, as does skin texture, body shape and the pigment of body hair.

An epilator is most likely to struggle on bony parts of the body like elbows, the knees or round the ankles. Surprisingly, few users mentioned this as a challenge for the ES-WD42.

What was commented on was a certain lack of oomph. The Panasonic ES-WD42 certainly removes unwanted hair but it seems to take a little longer to do so than the Braun models.

It’s also not as powerful as a corded model. Some users saw this as a benefit because they thought it made hair plucking less painful!

The one/off button is also placed so it can easily be tripped while epilating.

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