Facial Hair Removal: 10 At Home Products That Actually WorkPublished on February 20, 2020. Updated May 15, 2020
Facial hair can be an ongoing struggle for many women who wish for a smooth, fuzz-free complexion. Depending on your genetics, the amount of hair you have on your upper lip, eyebrows, chin, and cheeks can potentially be a lifelong challenge. Luckily, there are quite a few different forms of hair removal you can try to solve this, if you want of course! From innovative tools to waxing to laser hair removal, there are quite a few options for at-home facial hair removal systems that actually work.
You may have seen the Finishing Touch device on television. It resembles a lipstick case, making it discreet and portable. It works by “a revolutionary Butterfly™ Technology that erases hair by microscopically paring it down through a spinning head.” This patented Butterfly Technology doesn’t touch your skin and is gentle enough for everyday use. And don’t worry, your hair won’t grow back thick – that’s an old wive’s tale! Batteries are included and it comes in six fashionable colors all with an 18 karat gold-plated head. It’s also dermatologist approved for all skin types and tones.
Everything you need to know is in the product name. The Leuxe uses stainless steel dual blades to cut hair at the root. Because it’s waterproof you can use it in the shower or at the bathroom vanity. Gentle enough for daily use, the Leuxe has an LED light so you can get close and personal when shaving upper lip, jaw, cheeks or chin.
This portable device offers four different shaving heads: one each for facial hair, a rotating shaving head for upper arm and legs, a nose hair trim and an eyebrow trimmer. The manufacturer claims that the Vitchelo Rechargeable shave is close, leaving skin smooth and without any burns, cuts or itchy skin, due to its rotating technology and a powerful battery. As the name promises, it’s rechargeable, but also cordless, portable for travel and ergonomically designed for easy use. Certified by the FDA and water-resistant, the device can be used on both dry and wet skin.
Yes, the product name is a mouthful, but these inexpensive specially designed razors are easy to use for precise shaving of eyebrows, upper-lip and anywhere on your face you want to be bare and smooth. The blade can also be used to exfoliate the skin by gently removing the top layer of dead cells, ensuring makeup applies easily and stays on longer.
For many of us, Nair was the first hair removal product we tried. Nair fits in the beauty category known as a depilatory, which is a cream or lotion that is applied on top of unwanted hair. Depilatories contain ingredients that dissolve the hair on the surface, and after a prescribed length of time, you simply wipe the hair away. Nair won’t remove hair below the skin or at the root so just like other hair removal treatments, repeated use is necessary. This special formula for the face contains natural extracts including sweet almond oil which moisturizes the skin.
These easy to use wax strips are hypoallergenic and fragrance-free, making them suitable for sensitive skin. The strips come out of the box ready to use, you simply rub the strip onto the skin, wait and peel for results that will last up to four weeks. The packages contain 20 strips (10 double-sided) and also includes four calming oil wipes.
This award-winning handheld laser is the only at-home device on the market that uses a diode laser – the type of intense laser used by many top dermatologists. Voted a “Best Beauty Buy” by InStyle Magazine and FDA approved and dermatologist tested, the Tria is considered a luxury item and that’s because it delivers more than 3-times the energy of other at-home lasers. The manufacturer suggests you treat the area every two weeks until the desired results.
This BioSidin laser hair removal tool is a popular device that has landed on several “best of” lists. This at-home laser hair remover uses OPT, or optimal pulsed light, which is stronger than the standard IPL (intense pulsed light) that has been a go-to for many dermatologists. Safe for all body parts, the device has five adjustable energy settings plus an “ice care button” to cool your skin immediately. The BoSidin has up to 450,000 flashes built-in and the manufacturer claims that clinical tests showed a 96% reduction in hair after three treatments.
This at-home laser uses intense pulsed light (IPL) that is the gold standard for many beauty salons and dermatology clinics. The ProCiv is for use on all body parts and like the Diode and OPT lasers, it targets the dark pigment in the hair follicle to destroy the hair at the root to slow growth. With a 75% hair reduction rate after 8-weeks and 90% reduced at the 12-week mark, this product has two modes; manual to target smaller and sensitive areas such as face and bikini line, as well as an auto mode that targets larger areas such as the legs. This feature allows users to control the intensity of the light and heat on the skin.
This IPL hair removal product has also been listed on consumer review sites as a “Best Buy.” It has 5 energy levels to adjust according to skin sensitivity and specific areas. Its two flash modes are designed to target different parts with the flash mode working best on small areas and the slide mode targeting larger areas. The latest version has been upgraded to 999,999 flashes, virtually guaranteeing you won’t need to buy a replacement cartridge. The Feeke B1 Pro claims a 75% hair reduction rate after 8-12 weeks, and further reductions were seen after 12-weeks.