Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: REM Facial Hair Removal Spring

You know how sometimes, you settle in for a little online shopping, and you see something that completely surprises you?

Well that happened to me a few weeks ago.  I was on Amazon and I was looking for various things in the beauty department, just clicking around really. Eventually, I clicked my way over to the facial hair removal stuff.  Let me just get this out there. I have PCOS, so I know a thing or two or ten about excess hair growth.  I've had upper lip hair since I was very young, and if I wasn't diligent with my tweezers, I'd probably have a unibrow.

But the thing is that while I'm really good about maintaining my eyebrows, I'm really bad about upper lip hair.  I think it's just because I'm a sissy. It hurts to do anything with upper lip hair! You can pluck, but the hairs are so fine and it hurts like crazy. You can wax, but that hurts and is super irritating to sensitive skin. You can bleach, but then you just have a blonde mustache!  You can use creams, but those burn even more than waxing!

So really, I've pretty much just given up on removing that hair.  But on Amazon a few weeks ago, I noticed that the number one item in facial hair removers isn't a pair of tweezers, a cream, a wax kit, or a bleaching agent.

It's this.

It's called the R.E.M. Spring Facial Hair Remover.  I couldn't help but notice that it has a 4.3/5 star average for 522 reviews as of this blog post!  I thought, hey, that many people can't be wrong! And guess what, they weren't!

To use this clever little tool, you bend it into an upside down U shape, place it on your skin, and roll it toward your skin.  If you don't get what I mean, once you play around with it for a minute, you will.  You will know that it is grabbing the hair.  The first time you use this, I won't lie, it hurts like crazy.  I had to take frequent breaks.  If you have a numbing agent of some kind, like an insect bite treatment or something like that, I'd seriously use it at least the first time.

This thing is the most effective thing I've ever heard of or tried for hair on the upper lip, fine hairs on the chin, and peach fuzz on cheeks.  It doesn't leave a shadow like plucking or waxing can.  I find that it grabs the hairs and pulls them all the way out from the root, so the area will stay hair free for as long as a waxed area.

So now that I sound like a spokesperson (I'm not), any downsides? Other than the pain the first use (the pain does go down, by the way. I think it's because you are grabbing so much hair the first use, and the next uses don't have as much to grab), the other downside is cleaning the tool.  As you can see, the coils are really tight.  This makes it tricky to actually remove the hair from the hair remover! Hair remover inception!

But I've got a trick for that!  Take a roll of masking tape or packing tape, wrap some tape around the coils, then peel off the tape.  The hair that was stuck in the coils is now on the tape.  Ta da!

I think the other great thing about this tool is that it's $15 for something that you use over and over and over.  Waxing kits and creams and bleaching agents need to be purchased again and again.  I like that I'm saving money with this thing because I've only got to buy this one!

Have you got any cool beauty gadgets or finds that surprised you that you can't live without?  Leave me a comment!

Try out the R.E.M Spring for yourself and let me know what you think!


Hedy @ WDW Not Just for Kids said...

I tried a cheapie spring and wasn't thrilled, but you make me want to try this (I'm a fellow cyster)

Laura said...

Hedy: What was it you didn't like about the cheapie? Maybe I can compare with this one

Claudia Mike said...

I am 100% sure that this spring will bring tears to your eyes, it is better to use other methods for removing facial hair.

susan said...

how grow the hair after using this tool ?

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