Emjoi AP-9L Epi Slim Travel Epilator Review

The Emjoi AP-9L Epi Slim is a great little travel epilator.

The Emjoi Epi Slim Travel is next up in my little list of reviews and i have to say it’s a bit of an odd one, but it’s definitely growing on me! Rather unusually for an epilator, the device is battery operated, requiring two AA batteries. Which as you may have guessed already means this device is quite a dinky little one, perfect for tucking away in a purse or handbag and will easily slip into a carry-on or checked piece of luggage.

I have to admit i was a little concerned initially about the size of it, as the actual epilating head is quite small but having had a chance to use it a few times now i have to say it’s quite efficient at doing the job. Though due to its smaller size it does take a little longer to cover the same area, i’ve found myself reaching for it to touch up those little areas on my legs that perhaps i missed the day before.

Whilst not a brand we hear often in the UK, Emjoi is popular in the US and if the Epi Slim is anything to go by we can look forward to see a lot more of their epilators for us brits.

Some of my friends who have purchased the Emjoi Travel Epilator have enjoyed the product because there is not as much pain associated with it as with other competitors, though again this may well be due to the smaller epilating head. In addition to being compact, many are praising the device for being quieter and gentler. It’s not pain-free, but it won’t leave you skin feeling irritated, and you won’t have many of those nasty red bumps either!

If you’re tired of using facial creams and waxes, this is a great alternative. Once you invest in the device, it will last with the proper maintenance and comes with a little brush to aid clean up. Most of the devices have a longer life span, which will save money too. The expense for the epilator is less than the cost of the creams and waxes over the same period of time, and the results are better. There will be no need to run to the store regularly to buy waxes and depilatory creams.

To properly operate the device, you must hold your skin taught, and the device will run smoothly across the skin. There may be a tingling feeling, but it should dissipate with time or with a moisturiser on the skin. As always, i recommend to test any new hair removal device on a small discrete area of skin at first. This will let you test for any adverse reactions to the product.

To make hair removal easier, you may need to apply a warm cloth to your skin to open the pores, but this is not too time-consuming. It usually makes the process easier and less painful, and using the epilator after a warm bath can also help. Many people use the epilator in conjunction with a facial to make the process more effective. It’s the perfect complement to any home beauty treatment.

The Emjoi Travel Compact Epilator is affordable and only requires simple maintenance. It will last longer than many other devices and is a must-have on trips where you may not be able to find your favourite wax or depilatory cream when you arrive.


  • Compact enough to travel easily with you on any trip.
  • Not as much pain associated with this epilator when compared to competitors.
  • The pain level is low. Most say the pain level is comparable to plucking your eyebrows though still may give a few watery eyes.
  • No need for depilatory creams or for making a regular trip to the store.
  • Up to six weeks of hair-free skin.
  • It’s affordable for pretty much anyone’s budget.
  • It requires only simple maintenance.


  • Leaves the skin feeling tingly, but it will dissipate with moisturising cream.
  • May need to use a warm cloth first to open the pores and make hair removal easier.
  • Smaller epilating head size means it’s more suited to touch up work or epilating smaller areas as opposed to the entire leg.

Overall Thoughts About the Emjoi Epi Slim Travel

Overall, there are more benefits to the Emjoi Epi Slim Travel epilator than its competitors. The cost of the device fits most people’s budgets and typically can be found on amazon for just under £20. This is not bad for the number of uses that you get from the device. If you are using depilatory creams twice a week, the device is well worth the expense. The best part is that you’ll be hair-free for up to six weeks.

The pain level is lower than some of the other devices on the market, and it’s even lower with some preparatory work (Exfoliate, Epilate, Moisturise as my mum and aunts have drilled into me over the years!) . There’s really not much negative that you can say about the device. It does what it says it’s going to do on the tin.

So whilst there is one small downside due to the size of the epilating head, considering its low price and high performance i think this is a great little epilator. In fact, somebody close is going to be receiving one of these in their Xmas stocking soon! The Emjoi Epi Slim is highly recommended, and every woman should consider one for her beauty regimen.


You can see just how well the Emjoi Epi Slim stacks up against other epilators on our comparison chart here.

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