Could there be such a thing as a painless hair remover?
Ever since I was a teen facial hair removal has been part of my beauty routine. And I have tried everything: depilatory creams, waxing, threading, shaving, tweezing, but nothing worked as well as I’d hoped.
When I heard about a mysterious hair removal tool called the Finishing Touch Flawless that claims to get the job done without any redness, irritation, or discomfort, I was immediately triggered and suspicious. The idea of a rotary hair removal device wasn’t completely foreign to me. However, the concept of a device that can magically remove facial hair without pain, redness, or ingrown hair seems, well, fake. Although I suspected it wouldn’t trump plucking or waxing my stache, I wasn’t able to resist the siren call of Finishing Touch Flawless – the No. 1 best-seller in women’s shaving and hair removal products on Amazon with about 5,000 five-star reviews claiming it removes hair thoroughly and painlessly.
Using German-engineered Butterfly Technology that instantly and painlessly delivers microscopic precision, Finishing Touch Flawless Women’s Painless Hair Remover promises to instantly—and painlessly—end your struggle with stray facial hairs, upper lip and cheek fuzz, and unruly brows. At first glance, the Flawless facial hair remover looks like a large tube of lipstick that has a small 18-karat gold plated head with tiny slots that essentially slough off your hair while rotating. Although that sounds painful, you can’t feel anything because the spacing of the slots were strategically measured to prevent redness or irritation.
The product works well for women with more noticeable hairs around the upper lip and it can even be used by men to regularly to shape their beards! However, the manufacturer recommends using it on hair no more than a quarter of an inch in length. Women can also use this product to give their face a smooth surface for makeup application, removing “peach fuzz.” In addition to the face, Flawless can be used on other areas of the body, such as the knees, hands, and fingers, as well as touch-ups around the armpits and bikini area.
On Amazon, the Flawless device had an average rating of 4.4 stars and more than 7,000 positive reviews. Most compliments related to ease of use, effective results (pain-free hair removal and smooth skin), and attractive design. Women also noted that it does not irritate skin as some chemical hair removers can and that their hair did not grow back darker or thicker.
This device is convenient for travel because it’s battery-powered. It does need to be cleaned after each use. However, it’s easy to clean it – just remove the head and brush away the hair. Also, the manufacturer says users should replace the head about every six months.
How to Use Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover
At the press of a button, the Finish Touch Flawless turns on both its hair removal head and a small LED flashlight that helps you see the hairs you’re targeting. Once it’s turned on, you’ll touch Flawless’ mechanical head to your skin and gently move it in a circular motion over the peach fuzz you want gone. The result is immediately smooth skin—without the pain or redness associated with waxing. Finishing Touch states that there’s no risk of nicks, cuts, or irritation because the device is gentle and safe to the touch. It’s important to note that Finishing Touch Flawless can pick up even the shortest hairs on your face, which means that you don’t have to wait for hair to get past the stubble phase to use it. Some women describe a slight tug when you first put it to the skin. However, that goes away quickly and you feel nothing but the vibration of the machine. Once you’re done with your hair removal session, you can twist off the round golden top to empty your hair out.
There are plenty of potential benefits to using an electric facial razor besides stirring up hair bits and skin cells – your skin can feel smoother, your makeup may glide on better, and your skin will get a light exfoliation.
The Flawless device from Finishing Touch—while not necessarily the least expensive electric women’s razor on the market—seemed to come with overwhelmingly positive online customer feedback, along with a fact that the device was designed with discretion and portability in mind, so that you’re just as comfortable using the facial hair remover while out and about as you would be in the privacy of your own home. It’s also important to note that most consumers reported positive experiences with the manufacturer, who stands behind it with a 60-day refund policy, which means you won’t be out more than a few dollars in shipping charges if you give Finishing Touch Flawless and try and aren’t pleased with its hair removal results.