Unlisted Brand • Facial Hair Removal Spring • Misc Beauty Tools
|Would buy this product again.||90%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I am brunette so facial hair has always been a problem. We do not have threading where I am from - I tried electrolysis but its too expensive, did'nt have an interest in waxing, too much hassle.
I received the Episick version on Ebay for about €5. It had no cover for it for travelling but that was'nt anything major.
First time I used it I did'nt even wash it yyuuuuccckkk - had a breakout on my chin and jaw that lasted a week. Next time I used it, I rubbed surgical spirit over it with tissue and put the hairdryer on it to dry it out. I was carefull to first wash my face before/after and apply some witch hazel after wards to reduce break out.
The technique itself is hard to explain: its like a bending and rolling of the device over any affected area. I would suggest going onto youtube and wathing a few tutorial. I would definately get this again.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
In the beggining years of my childhood I didn't seem to notice the little peach fuzz on my face , until I hit teenage years then I'm like this has to go! it made my face makeup seem so cakey & not smooth,! I. Mean don't ge me wrong it wasn't that bad but I still wanted the soft look! So research led me to Bellabe facial hair removal, that seemed to be the most best considering shaving is totally not a good idea, but this was. said to "thread your hairs from the surface". & I tried it the first day I got it , I was so excited it arrived like 2 to 3 days after I purchased it from facial hairthreading .com that was better then shaving it off and then later have a beard effect . The first day I tried it my face was skin soft! But I also have sensitive skin so it made my skin have some irritation, it wasnt that noticeable but it also didn't get all the hairs there were some that still apeared , but then after my skin got used to it after 6 months and I have the skin I've always wanted Flawless!! :) although it does take time its soo worth having a baby soft face. My recomendations are if your skin is sensitive put honey let it sit & that actually takes away some of the irritation. Also CLEAN this tool with alchol each usage :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
Oh. My. Goodness. It hurts! It hurts like he**!
Does this ever hurt?! I have a pretty high tolerance, too, so that's saying something. I'm going to continue to use it, I'll just take a pain killer beforehand.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This is probably the best invention EVER. I got the R.E.M spring & it's awesome... I had some hairs on my upper lip and the sides of my face that were somewhat noticeable w/ foundation and powder over them. I felt like my makeup would go on smoother if my face was completely hairless - and it is! Yeah it's a little painful at first, but it only takes about 5 minutes to do my upper lip, cheeks, and around the chin. It's sooo much better than waxing if you have sensitive skin like me. I'd recommend this 100% to anyone who has facial hair they want to get rid of. Even fine, short hair. It's $20 but it's stainless steel so I'm sure it'll last years. It is amazing!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I own the R.E.M. Spring and it's the most wonderful thing that's ever happened to my face hair. I've had other springs and they hurt so badly, but the R.E.M. is so much better on the pain front and also seems to get more hair. It's a bit more expensive than other versions but I will happily pay the extra considering how much better it works. I've a great method for those who experience a lot of pain. Go and get a facial wax, then use the spring weekly afterwards. I use the sugar method since I break out really bad from regular wax. But of course, some people are bound to breakout whether it's waxing, shaving, or springs. But what I've found that helps is to rub some jojoba oil with a few essential oils (tea tree and rosemary), which is also what I use at night as a serum on my t-zone, use my epilator then do my weekly facial routine. That way I can make sure that I don't get clogged. Then I just clean out my spring with my face cleanser. I use my epilator on the rest of my body, so I don't know how it works on other parts of the body, but I know for the face, it's perfection. Love it. Wouldn't be without it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
VERY PAINFUL! makes my eyes tear up every time, and there is no way to clean the hair out that gets trapped in the spring so depending on how often you use it, its pretty much gross and therefore un-usable after a few months. Its a good idea / invention but the price of around $20 is a little much for this. Its really only good at getting the sides of upper lip hair, its pretty difficult if you want to get it entirely clean, ie the area around where the dip of your lips are under the nose. Hurts a lot, better off manually plucking each one at least the pain is controlled and this is coming from someone who is used to using an epilator for underarm and legs.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Oct 21, 2011
Ok so this is absolutely perfect for anyone with facial fuzz and stubble alike. All you gotta do is remember to follow the same rules as you would with waxing: don't do it while ovulating for pain management purpose (or take an aspirin or ibuprofen 30 minutes), exfoliate and thoroughly clean the area and use rubbing alcohol to disinfect the tool and work very quick! I have a generic coil I picked up at Pacific Mall in Toronto, little heaven in Asian imports. All you have to do is remember to
1)Trim if the hair is longer than 1/8-1/4 of an inch. Otherwise prepare for the worst pain ever.
2) Bend the coil slightly and press against your face
3) Twist the handles inwards in swift motion as you move the coil itself upwards, against the hair growth. By bending the coil you are opening it and by twisting it inwards you are contracting it, so you are mimicking the threading twist movement principle. By moving the coil upwards you are simply opening and contracting the coil against the hair growth and by working fast you are minimizing the ouch factor.
Best part is: it takes 3-5 minutes to get a hang of it and it's faster and less painful than threading. I just cleaned up the fuzz above my lip and some chin fluff that has been driving me crazy, I like a completely smooth face. I am ridiculously sensitive, oily and acne prone so if I don't wake up with
blisters on my face tomorrow, I will officially give this a HG status in quickest and most efficient facial hair removal tool (minus the brows, could get kind of awkward and get out of hand pretty quickly, leave that job to your Tweezerman). By the way, it took me about 2 minutes to do it. I will keep updating this while I watch my skin reaction, regrowth etc. If my upper lip breaks out in hives tomorrow, it could be two reasons: the tool or me touching my upper lip because I love how smooth it is xD
UPDATE Oct 31, 2011 10 days sounds like a reasonable time to wait for pesky rash/ingrown hair break outs/other...no? Well...Nothing outrageous has happened! We're talking about my bratty princess skin: very sensitive, break out prone (or break down, if you're so inclined) and bipolar (oily dehydrated). N-O-T-H-I-N-G. Just make sure to sterilize the coil before and after each use and dry it thoroughly (I use a blowdryer) and work on a clean face, free of moisturizers. Skip the astringent and use something soothing like chamomile tea instead. Or witch hazel, whatever..as long as it doesn't belong to an exfoliating/astringent/peeling/acidic category, you're clear from aggravating your skin after stressing it a little with this awesome tool =)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I got the cheap one because I'm in the UK and couldn't find the expensive one. Worst money I've spent on any MUA recommendation. I tried it lots of times but it didn't do anything - and it hurt. I threw it in the bin in disgust. Don't do it, ladies!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I got the Bellabe facial hair removers from QVC last year, and they are the best hair removers that I have ever used. I have a couple of really thick stubbly hair on my chin that Bellabe would grab in an instant and yank it out painlessly. I mostly use Bellabe for the finer facial hair on the sides of my face and my upper lip. I have super sensitive skin and I love that Bellabe does not cause me to break out. A friend got one of the knock-offs and it broke off the hair, rather than removing it. And even though my friend does not have sensitive skin like I do, the knock-off made her break out in a red rash and left little welts on her face. There was also some strange flaky residue left on her skin by the spring. It looked like the spring was painted with some kind of chemical which got my friend really worried as the knock-offs are from China. Anyway, I will stick with the Bellabe as they are made in the U.S.A., is clearly a better quality product and has not failed me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
got this from QVC, then realized I could get the identical item from eBay for wayyyyy less $$.
It worked for the first time I used it, but it only got the baby fine hairs along my chin. I have PCOS and get thicker, dark hairs on my chin and this thing couldn't even grab those. I tried every angle possible and nothing worked. It also didn't work for my upper lip hair which is fine and light.
I'm not 100% happy with this product and will be sending it back.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
After stumbling upon a review of this product on a website, I knew I had to try it. When I was younger, I didn't have a problem with upper lip hair but as I grew older, I felt it was more noticeable. I was really embarrased by it. I looked into the cheaper $1/2 dollar versions Epicare as well as Bellabe which is $17 bucks (I had Ebay bucks so it came to about 14). I decided on Bellabe because it's made in the U.S. and someone stated that it works better than the cheaper version. I was excited and scared about ripping hair out of my face. I got today and oh my gosh it is true that the upper lip is really sensitive. It really hurt!!! At first I twisted it the wrong way and nothing came out. You have to get the hang of it. My upper lip turned red but I put aloe gel, cucumber and a cold cloth over it and it went away in about 30 minutes to an hour. My chin didn't hurt really. You can see that the hair is being pulled my the root. I am happy that my mustache is gone finally!! I want to try and use it on my lighter peach fuzz on the rest of my face but I had to take a break. Maybe I will try the cheaper version just to compare.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I purchased Bellabe through QVC, before I realized you could buy another brand just like it for a $1 through ebay. Oh well. That being said, I do really like this product. It's easy to use and definitely works. I use it all over my face, except the eyebrows. It isn't a one-swip-you're-done product, but after using it on the area for a few seconds the hair is gone! It hurts a little at first, but soon disappears and you don't even notice it after a couple tries. I use it every night and will continue to do so. I love not having to worry about the peach fuzz that was there before!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
i actually bought the generic version of this, called the epistick, on ebay for a dollar w/ no shipping. the deals are out there, ladies. you just have to look for them.
anyway, it's a metal coil with rubberized foam on the ends as handles. you twist your thumbs outwards and slide it flat against the part you want the hair removed and it pulls several hairs out by the root. the key is to keep the area taut and work fast--same principle as threading.
i wouldn't recommend this on your brows, as you need precision when grooming that area and it's hard to control what hairs get ripped out when using this product. i use this on my upper lip and the bottom part of my chin.
i pluck my eyebrows and wax the fine hairs that are too thin to pluck around my eyes, and if i have a little extra money or time, i'll get them professionally threaded while getting a mani/pedi. i wouldn't get my upper lip professionally waxed or threaded, because, honestly, it's freaking embarassing. people are passing the salon window and they see a lady getting her 'stache done. so i would wax at home and bleach in between waxings, occasionally use a harsh depilatory cream and a few times, i just shaved the area. over time, the bleachings and the depilatory creams, on top of a 2nd pregnancy started darkening the area.
when i put my makeup on, i was monkey-face-concealing my shit! i had no choice in the matter. it was either bleach my girlstache between waxings or look like Chang Kai Shek.
with this $1 stick, after one use, i threw my bleach and depilatory creams out. i've been using this for 3 months, it still works, the area is lightening (i've been using an exfoliating skin cream with retinol), and my face just looks normal. i don't have a bunch of blonde peach fuzz everywhere on my face....and a bald upper lip--the fine invisible hairs have grown back and blend with the rest of the invisible hairs on my face! also, there has been no irritation, so any skin cream i use, i can keep using, even after doing my upper lip.
this is a definite rebuy, should i ever lose or break my stick epilator. it's fast, it's gentle, it's effective, and it only cost me a dollar.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I have a cheap $1.99 version of this - you can buy them on eBay (shipping included).
If you shave, pluck or wax your facial hair, definitely give this one a go. It's cheaper, gentle on the skin, causes zero irritation and you don't need to worry about spotting the hair you want to take off. It's not 100% pain free but what hair removing method is? Some areas might hurt more (e.g. upper lip) but it's not worse than using tweezers. I'd say it's an ideal choice for someone who wants to wax but can't because of skin irritation.
It takes a while to figure out how to use it but once you do, it's definitely worth it. Thumbs up for me!