Hurts way too much to even know if it works.
Do not use this!!!
I purchased mine on Ebay for two dollars - so maybe this is reason, but I doubt it because the technique is the same.
I've used this on my upper lip and it doesn't pluck your hair - it just cuts it, just like shaving! this is horrible. Right now I have a gross man-like-after-shaving-mustache. And it also hurts, so what's the point of the pain if doesn't even remove the root?
Worst tool EVER
I have been using the Bellabe for years, it is one of those products in my drawer that I have never thought to review simply because I use it without even thinking about it. I use it about every two weeks to get rid of those pesky lip hairs (I have a lot and they are quite thick), and I use it around my chin and jaw as well. It is a little painful, but I hardly notice because I usually just use it while I am watching tv and am therefore distracted from the pain. The company recommends to get a new one every 6-9 months, but I use mine for much longer and have yet to see any negative side effects. I would, however, happily buy it every six months since it is really that good of a product. Also, make sure to get it from Bellabe--I tried a different brand once and it was much more painful to use. I went back to my Bellabe immediately.
Purchased mine off of Ebay....ordered it from China for only $1.25 w/ free shipping! I'm sure I could of won it auction/bidding style for much less, but seeing as others payed over $14...this was a steal!! I was scared the first time I decided to purchase something coming from China/Ebay..and I was sure there was no way it could really be free shipping. Well, I have purchased A LOT of things from China/ebay over the past 2yrs and I love it!!! None of my items have ever taken more than 7-9days to arrive &only ONE of my items (I payed $0.10 w/ free shipping THATS 10 C_E_N_T_S people) didn't arrive and the seller credited my credit card. It's crazy, I'll shop at Sally's Beauty Supply or stores in the Mall & you'll be amazed as to how many things sold at the stores for 5 10dollars that you can purchase for cents if you order from China. Example: I purchased(auction style) nail art supplies like rhinestones in a wheel shaped package that sale for $4.99+tax at Sallys for only 33cents!! They also had a buy it now option that was 99cents
I have been looking for something like this for years. I have always had peach fuzz all over my face, but it has gotten thicker as I've gotten older, and my upper lip has darkened and I get a few coarse black hairs on my chin. This is not acceptable, but it's really hard to remove the hair from your entire face. I've tried everything except lasers, which I'll get if I can ever afford it. This will do in the meantime, though. It's basically a threading tool which is just a very tight spring that you roll over your face. It stings, especially on the upper lip, but it hurts a lot less than waxing, and the redness is less than when I use Nair. It takes a few minutes to get the hang of it, but it was very easy. I'll update this if I have any sort of reaction later, but I doubt it because I've never had an adverse reaction to hair being ripped out in a number of other ways, and this seems like the most gentle of them all. I will definitely be repurchasing this when it wears out, and I'm even thinking about getting a few spares right away. I got mine on Amazon for 14.99.
ETA: I've now used this for three days in a row and it barely hurts anymore, it's just bad the first time. If you keep up with it every other day or every three days there isn't enough hair for it to hurt much. I've had no adverse reaction and I'm doing a regimen of pretty harsh fruit acid peels. I think this is going to help purge my pores as a lot of small clogs have been pulled out with the hairs and I imagine it will be easier for skin care products to get into the pores now. My skin is so smooth and appears more vibrant and brighter than it has in years. I will never, ever be without one of these tools ever again. Absolute HG, if I was stranded on a desert island and could only take one thing-level HG! Try this, you will be amazed, it is life-changing if you've been fighting a losing battle with unwanted facial hair.
This review is for the Bellabe spring. After much researching between Bellabe, REM, and the cheap $1 knockoffs, I decided to go with Bellabe. Total came out to $14.00 on Amazon. The spring comes in a small plastic tube which is perfect and hygienic for travelling! Of course, I opened it up and put it to use as soon as I got it in the mail. First impression: wow, it actually works! I started on my chin, which for some reason is able to tolerate hair removal pain really well. My chin was left so smooth. Took a look at the spring and I could see tiny little hairs with roots caught in the spring. The lip area is definitely a little more painful. As long as you're patient, this product gets the job done! Just a tip: I've found it's much more effective if you make a wider shaped u and move quickly versus making a tight shaped u as pictured in most how-to's and directions. I've found it doesn't pluck coarse black hair though, so don't throw out your tweezers just yet. Remember to clean with rubbing alcohol after each use to avoid any break outs.
In the past I have waxed and used hair removal creams for the hair on my upper lip and was tired of the mess of waxing and the raw almost burning sensation from hair removal creams. I had seen these on blogs and YouTube for a few years, but never really gave it any thought. I saw one on Ebay for $1.00 with free shipping so I decided to try it! When I first used it, I was shocked at just how painful it is!! I have an extremely high pain threshold, tattoos, waxing, you name it and I even felt like this hurt like crazy! I've seen girls use it on YouTube without even flinching so I'm hoping with prolonged use the pain will lessen similar to waxing. I will keep using this because it requires no mess or chemicals and obviously for a dollar the price can't be beat. It does do exactly what it's made for and I have no complaints with how it functions. I would definitely buy another one if the one I have somehow no longer worked.
This is my first review, but I wanted to contribute in the hopes that this product can help more people in my situation! I've been waxing my upper lip for years, and trying to ignore the considerable peach fuzz on the rest of my face that really shows up under makeup. I always thought it was just something I had to live with since I wasn't prepared to commit to waxing my entire face, haha. I learned about this product through MUA and it has changed my life! The Bellabe spring is so easy to use, and makes an incredible difference in just a few minutes. I don't find it painful at all on the sides of my face, but it definitely smarts on the chin and lip.
Compared to the price, messiness and time commitment of waxing, this product is cheap, clean and fast. I cannot recommend it highly enough!
I have had mine for nearly two months and only used it twice. I am almost to scared to use it due to the pain it inflicts. I have waxed, which gives me tiny zits and tweezed which is time consuming and does not get the finer hairs and used hair removal creams which are pricey and messy. I saw this little tool on Sasa and then watched Youtube to see how it's really done, so I thought yeah this sounds great. Economical, yes. Small, yes. Get's rid of the fine hairs as well as the thicker ones on my chin, double yes. Once it arrived, I washed my face, tore off the packaging and got right in and...OUCH, MY GOODNESS ME it hurt almost as much as when I had pixel laser for my acne scars! I have since read that I can use a numbing cream before I use the tool, so this week I am off to find a good numbing cream and will start again.
I bought the REM spring after some reviewer here said it hurt less than the cheaper ones, and also because I'd rather have something entirely made of stainless steel rather than with rubberized handles, which get grubby after a while. I watched a few YouTube vids on how to use, and started right in--and this thing is GENIUS. Totally hair-free face, no mess no fuss no foul. I have been waxing and plucking and threading for years to get rid of my fuzz--and this still does a better job. Yes, it hurts a bit. It's tearing hair out at the roots, which is what I want it to do! But I listened to you guys; use it a bit each day, and it gets better and better. HG product. I just leave it on my coffee table and roll it around my face when watching tv at night. A little pinkness at first (oh boy, that upper lip--yow!) but no irritation like with wax, and all the fuzz is gone. I did have to go over a few spots twice, but really. . .this is so good, so easy, so do-able. Now I don't mind if the guy I'm seeing touches my chin. Seriously, buy this if you are hauling out your tweezers more than once a week.