Panasonic ES-WD51-P Epiglide Ladies Wet/Dry Epilator Review

Panasonic ES-WD51-P EpiglideThe Panasonic ES-WD51-P Epiglide Epilator can be considered the “swiss army knife” of epilators. It’s an all-in-one hair removal device that not only features the epilator head, but also a shaver and bikini trimmer. These three heads can be easily swapped out to tackle any body hair removal job, whether it’s your legs, armpits, or even face or bikini area. Hate dealing with cords? The Epiglide does away with the cord and runs on a charge so you have total freedom of movement….so much freedom in fact, that you can use this bad boy in the shower if you like, being that it’s a wet/dry epilator. Let’s take a look at how the ES-WD51-P measures up!

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Table of Contents (click ahead!)
1. Features
2. Performance
3. Wet or Dry
4. Easy Cleaning
5. Cordless
6. Dimensions
7. Accessories
8. Customer Reviews
9. Pros & Cons
10. FAQ


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-2 speeds
-comes in pink and white color scheme
-three interchangeable heads; an epilator, a shaver, and a bikini trimmer
-48 tweezers in the epilator head
-fully submersible in water, so it’s shower compatible

Panasonic ES-WD51-P Epiglide Performance

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The general feeling from most users who bought the Panasonic ES-WD51 is that its performance is average……not great, not poor, but somewhere in between for most people. The 48 tweezer epilator head can get the job done, but it takes a few passes over an area to get all the hairs. If you’re looking for something with more power and accuracy, the 72 tweezer Emjoi AP-18 might be worth taking a look. This is not to say that the Epiglide is junk, just that it doesn’t perform AS well as other epilators out there. Where it shines is the fact that it’s cordless, can be used in the shower, and is versatile with the included shaver and bikini trimmer.

Use it wet or dry

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The theme with the Epiglide is versatility, and it can be used in any dry or wet conditions. It can sit right alongside your rubber ducky in the bathtub, ready whenever you decide to have some epilating fun. It won’t float like Mr. Ducky though, and you’ll probably want to tell your kids not to play with it.

Easy cleanup

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The Panasonic Epiglide comes with a cleaning brush like most dry epilators do, but since this can be used as a wet epilator, you can also hold it under running water to rinse it out. This is a fully submersible device, so you can even put it underwater and just swish it around to get the hairs out if you want. Personally, I would go with the running water method, but any of these ways will get this epilator clean easily.

Cordless freedom

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I don’t know about you all, but I like to multitask, so the fact that I can epilate my armpits AND practice my ballet dancing moves at the same time is just an added bonus. The drawback to cordless epilators however, is that they tend to be not as powerful as their corded counterparts. Also keep in mind that you can’t operate the Epiglide while it’s charging; if it runs out of juice, you’ll have to let it charge up before you can use it again. A full charge lasts about half an hour to 40 minutes on average, though some users have said they’ve made it last for an hour. Either way, this thing can last longer than my ex boyfriend!

DimensionsPanasonic ES-WD51-P accessories

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5.0” height x 2.3” width x 1.5” depth; weighs about .37 lbs


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-bikini trimmer
-cleaning brush
-protective cover
-carrying pouch

Customer Reviews

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I found a terrific customer review video by youtube user “thebarbiewithmuscle”. Overall, she seems to think the Panasonic Epiglide is a fantastic product. She has a lot of praise for the included shaver head, mentioning that her husband even uses it because it works better than his own electric shaver….now that’s what I call a good accessory! She also raves about how her dark hairs magically seem to have turned blonde and thinner with repeated use of the epilator, and that she doesn’t see the dark dots leftover on her skin anymore as with shaving.

Her biggest (and only) complaint is the pain that comes with the first couple times using it. Personally, I think she’s exaggerating a tad (she compares the pain to giving birth…come on now!), though she is very funny and quite entertaining to watch. The pain from using an epilator really is subjective…some people don’t feel it at all, while to others it’s akin to torture. For those who do feel the pain though, it does go away after the first few times, as the reviewer in the video explains, and she goes on to say that the benefits from the Panasonic ES-WD51 far outweigh the inconvenience of the initial pain. Go ahead and check out the video, it’s a great review!

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Amazon Rating: 4.3

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Pros & Cons

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product name prosPros:
-can be used in the bath; totally waterproof so you can drop it in a tub full of water and it’s fine.

-cordless to allow total freedom of movement during your hair-pulling fun

-comes with shaver and bikini trimmer. This is great so you can attack those trouble spots with a combo move of epilating and shaving.


product name consCons:
-can’t use while charging; can only be used when the cord is unplugged. Bummer!

-requires more passes than other epilators to get all the hairs

-egg shaped design makes it somewhat hard to hang on to in the tub. Good thing it’s submersible because soapy hands make it very slippery!


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Panasonic ES-WD51-P Epiglide epilatorCan it be used on the face?
A lot of ladies have used the Panasonic Epiglide epilator on their face with good results (and I suspect a few men have too….it’s ok, we won’t tell!). Some have complained that it can be quite painful on the upper lip, though like I’ve said before, the pain is subjective so you’ll just have to see for yourself. Pretty much everyone agrees that it’s not for the eyebrow area, but the rest of the face is fair game.

How long does the charge last? Typically, the charge on the Epiglide will last from around half an hour to 40 minutes. If you’re new to epilating, your overall time to cover your entire body might take longer as you’re getting used to the process, so you might need to split up your sessions in order to allow for time to recharge. The Panasonic epiglide unfortunately can’t be used while it’s plugged in and charging, so you’ll have to wait a little while. I recommend passing the time by reading some of my other hair removal reviews!

Does the Panasonic Epiglide hurt? As with any epilator, the fact is that there will be some amount of pain involved with the first few times using it. However, it’s just not the same for everyone. For some people it will barely hurt at all and just feel like a slight prickling sensation, while for others it will hurt more. In general, users do report that there is less pain when using the epiglide wet, due to the fact that water will make the hairs come out easier.

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