Reviewers say that manual razors are still the best form of hair removal for women, but users with sensitive skin may prefer an electric shaver because it causes less irritation than other methods. Electric shavers can also be used wet or dry. Even though the Panasonic Close Curves ES2216PC does better than most in professional and user reviews, it still doesn't outshine men's shavers, which tend to be superior to the women's category. However, Close Curves offers features that make it gender-specific, such as a pivoting head that follows the contours of the body and gets hard-to-reach areas like the knees and ankles, a bikini trimmer attachment, and a pop-up trimmer for longer hair.
Users at Amazon.com say it's easy to use and to clean -- it can be fully submerged in water. Although electric shavers don't provide as close a shave as manual razors, several reviewers say that the Close Curves ES2216PC comes pretty close. Neither option, however, provides long-term results. If you prefer to go longer between shaves, you should consider the Braun Silk-Epil 5 (*Est. $80), an epilator that pulls hair from the skin instead of simply trimming it.
ConsumerReports.org provides the only professional testing of the Panasonic Close Curves, albeit for an older model. User reviews at Amazon.com and Drugstore.com are especially useful in evaluating durability and overall consumer experience.
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The Panasonic Close Curves ES2206AC (a predecessor to the ES2216PC) is included in this test of hair-removal products. Three other electric shavers are also tested, along with four epilators.
Review: Hair Removal, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, Jan. 2007
More than 300 reviewers at Amazon.com give the Panasonic Close Curves ES2216PC a high overall rating. Although it can't shave as close as a razor can, users say that it gets very close compared to other electric shavers. A few say that the casing and head of the shaver can scratch your legs if you press too hard.
Review: Panasonic ES2216PC Close Curves Wet/Dry Ladies Shaver with Bikini Attachment, Mauve, Contributors to Amazon.com
Reviewers at Drugstore.com have mixed opinions about the Panasonic Close Curves ES2216PC shaver. While several say that it gives a close shave compared to other electric shavers, several say that it pinches, pulls and scratches the skin.
Review: Panasonic Close Curves, Wet/Dry Ladies Shaver, Model ES2216PC, Contributors to Drugstore.com