Have you heard about Epilique, a new spray-on solution that claims to be the natural and effective way to make hair stay away? If so, you’re probably interested in whether or not it really can help you shave less often, and exactly how effective it is at stopping unwanted hair growth.
In other words, when it comes down to it, can you really expect Epilique to take the place of laser hair removal, and is it worth your hard-earned money? We did some digging, and here’s what we found out.
Manufactured by SAS Group, the company responsible for several other “As Seen on TV” products such as Dutch Glow and Amish Wood Milk, Epilique is a cream-based solution that claims to help you shave less often, which can help you avoid the painful cuts and dry skin caused by traditional shaving methods. In fact, with regular use, Epilique claims that it can even help you go weeks without shaving.
Epilique claims to use an all-natural plant extract formula that sprays on quickly and easily, which stops hair regrowth at the root and minimizes it before it has a chance to develop. With this in mind, Epilique claims to include the following ingredients:
- Cetylaryl Alcohol
- Octyl Palmitate (OP)
- Isopropyl Palmitate (IPP)
- Isopropyl Myristate (IPM)
- Sorbitan Monolaurate (SM)
- Stearic Acid
- Glycerol Monostearate
- Aloe Vera Gel
- Vitamin E acetate
Epilique comes in women’s and men’s formulas, claims to be gentle on all skin types, as well as to work for all hair types and thicknesses. The manufacturer even claims that Epilique can be used on sensitive areas such as underarms, bikini lines, and the area above your lips.
Epilique Pricing & Refund Policy
Epilique is only available directly through the manufacturer, and is priced at $14.95 plus $7.95 shipping and handling. Your order will also include a second bottle of Epilique for “free,” just pay a separate $7.95 S&H charge, in addition to a $2 web surcharge fee. Ultimately, this will bring your total to $32.85, which is probably much higher than you were originally expecting.
According to the product’s website, Epilique is guaranteed to keep your hair from coming back, or your money back. As such, if you’re dissatisfied with it within 30 days, you’ll be eligible for a full refund, less shipping and handling charges.
In order to initiate the refund process, you’ll need to contact customer service at 866-561-8416. However, keep in mind that it might not be very easy, which is something we’ll discuss further in the Bottom Line section.
What’s the Bottom Line About Epilique?
So, the question is: Should you spend your hard-earned money on Epilique? Probably not, and here’s why:
First, Epilique is an “As Seen on TV” product, which have a reputation for not working as well as advertised (or at all), so it’s almost certain that it doesn’t perform even remotely as well as in-office laser hair removal. On top of this, while it’s good that the company provides a list of ingredients contained in Epilique, this doesn’t mean that they’re all safe for you to use. In fact, according to this article, “evidence is "convincing" that consumption of palmitic acid increases risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.”
Speaking of the company, SAS Group, the manufacturer of Epilique, holds an F rating with the Better Business Bureau based on nearly 100 closed complaints over the past three years. Most of these reference poor customer service (difficulty obtaining refunds, constant upsells unrelated to your call, etc.), underhanded sales practices (adding unwanted products to customers’ orders, processing orders before they’re complete, etc.), and products that don’t work as well as advertised. On top of this, keep in mind that your information may be sold to “reputable” third party organizations who may then contact you in an attempt to sell you their products or services.
Regarding Epilique specifically, the product’s trademark was recently filed in February 2014 and its URL was registered the following month. As such, other than affiliate websites, no online customer reviews are available in order to gauge its efficacy.
Finally, remember that if you’re not satisfied with Epilique, your refund does not include S&H charges. This means that you’ll immediately lose a total of $17.90 between the S&H and web fees, while only receiving $14.95 as a refund. What’s more, this is even before you factor in the cost of shipping the product back to the company. On top of this, if you find yourself needing to take legal action against the manufacturer of Epilique (e.g. due to injuries it causes, etc.), you’ll be bound by the company’s arbitration agreement. This means that you’ll be forced to work out a settlement outside the courtroom, you won’t be able to file or be part of a class-action lawsuit, and you may incur some hefty expenses in the process.
Bottom line: Epilique is almost certainly nowhere near as effective as in-office laser hair removal treatments, it contains at least one ingredient that has been shown to cause bodily harm, there are no online customer reviews, and the company behind it has a very poor reputation. With all of this in mind, we would strongly recommend against spending your hard-earned money on Epilique.