At-Home Hair Removal Tools That Actually Work
If you’re one of those women who shave once every two weeks, you can just stop reading now. If, like the rest of us mere mortals, you spend countless hours and dollars plucking, tweezing and waxing your body hair, listen up. Before you go investing in laser, we’ve rounded up the top-rated hair removal devices across the web that’ll help you maintain a smooth facade right in the comfort of your own home.
Dermaflash Facial Exfoliating Device
If peach fuzz—or that dreaded lady ’stache—is the bane of your existence, this treatment is your go-to. A built-in exfoliator helps remove facial hair painlessly while also scrubbing off dead skin cells (many reviewers relate it to a microdermabrasion tool). So while hair does grow back, there’s zero stubble.
Cirepil Blue Wax
If you love waxing but aren’t a huge fan of the salon price, this at-home solution is for you. Reviewers claim the formula, which is designed to be microwaved, is less gooey than normal waxes. While some did mention that it’s slightly tricky to find the temperature sweet spot, once you get it down (two minutes and you're golden), the process is quick and easy.
LumaRx Full Body Hair Removal System
Although not the most inexpensive choice, this FDA-approved device gives some of the most long-lasting results of the bunch. Similar to a dermatologist laser treatment, this tool uses bursts of light to target the root of your hair and disrupt future growth. Reviewers agree that it is slightly painful, but just use a bit of numbing cream and you’ll start to see real results after only three sessions. Hey, sometimes beauty is pain.
Panasonic Facial Trimmer
This small and compact tool is perfect for those with extra sensitive skin who have trouble with waxing and epilating. Although this just trims the hair—and doesn’t pull it out from the root—users swear it is completely painless and leaves a soft and smooth result.
Bellabe Facial Hair Remover
Fans of threading, this guy is for you. Constructed with a tiny spring coil, you move the device across your facial hair in one smooth motion to pull out many hairs at once. One reviewer commented that the more you go without removing hair, the more painful it gets. But once you get started, it gets hard to stop yourself.
Precise Touch Permanent Hair Reduction System
Another FDA-approved device, this pro tool has been cleared to work on all skin tones (unlike traditional laser treatments). Using a virtually pain-free warming light, the tool targets hair at the root in as little as five minutes to remove hair permanently. The directions recommend using it once a week for six weeks, with periodic touch-ups as needed. But some reviewers mention seeing fabulous results in as little as three weeks.
Silk’n Online Only Flash & Go Hair Removal Device
The most budget-friendly laser on our list, this choice is best for those with lighter skin and darker hair. One reviewer—who admits she’s the perfect candidate for laser—claims it hurts way less than the dermatologist version, but offers the same hair-free results.
Panasonic 3-Blade Cordless Women s Electric Razor with Pop-Up Trimmer
If you really just want to stick with shaving and trimming, reviewers swear by this electric razor that deeply removes hair right down to the follicle. This nifty—and inexpensive—gadget also features a pop-out hair trimmer.
Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit
Consider this kit the at-home version of a full spa appointment. Filled with pre- and post-ointment to help prep and soothe skin, plus a medicated pad to help avoid any ingrown hairs, this waxing kit will provide the same service without the travel time.
Braun Silk-épil Wet and Dry Cordless Electric Epilator
Meant for either wet or dry skin, this interchangeable tool comes with a shaver head, trimmer cap, massage head and tweezing cap. Almost 1,000 reviewers on Amazon rave about the switchable heads and swear by their hair-removing prowess. Crowd-sourced tip: One particular user recommends buying witch hazel to accompany the device, since it’s pretty powerful and can leave skin red or irritated if left untreated.