I have been desperate to control this fuzz that is overrunning my face and neck! Waxing, depilatory creams, sugaring and threading irritated my skin - and plucking would have taken me the rest of my life. I found the Tweezerman hair remover tool at Walgreen's, and it's the ideal solution for me. It's small, inexpensive, portable, easy to use, easy to clean and IT WORKS! My face has never felt better and less irritated after hair removal. It catches the smallest hairs, and touch-ups are a breeze. I love this tool and only marked it down on packaging because it gave minimal/confusing instruction on its use.
HOW TO USE:
Hold the tool with the Tweezerman logo toward your face. Don't press too hard against your skin. Roll the silver parts gently FORWARD AND BACKWARD between your fingers - it pulls much less this way, and is nearly painless even around the lips. Apply a soothing cream or gel after using this tool, as you would after any other hair removal technique.
Adding 3/5/14: I LOVE THIS THING. It's changed my life. I can use it just watching TV with an occasional glance in a mirror. It totally works, and hurts less than individuaI hair plucking. I've been pretreating my upper lip with Gigi's Anesthetic Numbing Spray, and will try Orajel next (cheaper, easier); this helps a lot as my upper lip is terribly sensitive to pain.
I finally bought one of these things! The original version has been available online for a few years but I never caved. Tweezerman created one that I saw it at Ulta ($20); using their $3.50 off $10.00 coupon I bought it. I knew the basic technique from watching the You Tube videos for the original product so I sat at my vanity and went at it. You hold the spring against your skin and twist the ends with your fingertips; as you twist the ends the spring spirals and pulls out hairs. Ahhh, this version is a bit different! Rather than having to bend the spring into a "U" shape and twist the handles, Tweezerman has formed theirs into a permanent "U" shape and has little metal tubes at the ends of the spring that one turns, not the plastic handles themselves. With a little practice I picked it up and the hairs went flying! This hair removal technique is akin to threading, but it doesn't remove the hairs in a neat row as threading does. Still, it's better for me than trying to tweeze all the hairs on my half-century old face: Those once-baby hairs are turning black and coarse or even wirey WHITE! I use an epilator on my arms, but it doesn't seem to get the majority of the hair on my face. This works. My upper lip is excruciatingly sensitive and tweezing is slow torture (and I always end up sneezing and tearing, which then either prolongs the process or stops it completely because I can't go on); this tool pulls out more hairs at once and it's just a quicker, less painful ordeal. I make sure my skin is moisturized well for a few hours ahead of time (so the pores aren't dry and tight) but that my face is clean and oil-free before I begin. I'm still trying to figure out how to use this on my neck and jaw . . . but I love it. Easy to carry with you and super for travel. OH, and it comes with a small Tweezerman tweezers! Cleans with rubbing alcohol. And it comes in PINK!!! Everything is better in pink!