It's 2020, which means it's time to normalize facial hair. Growing hair is a natural part of being a human and comes with hormonal changes and the ever-flowing functions of our body. However, if you do choose—emphasis on choose—to remove unwanted hair on your body, you have the right to. There are painless products out there that are specifically designed to remove facial hair. And if you're wondering, the age-old myth that your hair will grow back ten times thicker and longer after removing it is still false. New and improved technologies will slow down the cycle of your hair follicles and keep peach fuzz at bay. There are also formulas made for those with sensitive skin that won't cause irritation or breakouts.
Whether you're looking for an at-home wax kit, dermaplaning device, safe shaver, or a hair trimmer, we've rounded up the products that actually work. Nothing lasts forever, meaning unless you're willing to spend your savings on an in-office laser hair removal treatment, your hair will grow back. But these temporary fixes will save you time and money. Ahead, the 11 facial hair removal products Team MC puts a stamp on.
You're looking at every celeb's red carpet-ready skin secret: the infamous Dermaflash. Dermaplaning is a process that safely removes hair and peach fuzz from your skin. This dermaplaning device also is a pro at sloughing away dead skin cells, removing build-up and buffering your skin to make it look ultra smooth. Your products will absorb and penetrate deeper into the skin and your makeup will look so luminous.
This bright blue wax is hard to miss on your skin, which means you'll never miss a spot. At-home waxing can be a bit scary, but not if you have this cruelty-free, chamomile oil-infused wax—which, should be heated at a low temperature—that's gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types. It comes with thorough-as-hell suggestions, so don't worry. Let the waxing games begin!
This sleek little device, which is designed to look like a lipstick, has a sweeping spinning technology that swiftly removes hair from the surface of your skin. It goes as far as to microscopically remove super fine hairs as well, with a built-in light to help guide the process. It's gentle enough to use daily.
Glamsquad director Kelli Bartlett let Team MC in on an essential brow tweezing tip: the more pointed the tweezer, the less likely you are to rip out way more hairs than you need to. This cult-favorite tweezer features a sharp tip that will painlessly remove teeny tiny hairs in a flash. Anything to avoid an over-plucking disaster, right?
Face shaving for women has gotten a bad rap in the past, since urban legend says you'll just develop thick, stubbly hair like men over time. But beauty titans like Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe were reportedly regular face shavers and even Skin Healthcare Experts founder Kate Somerville swears by dermaplaning with face razors like these. The gathered blades are primed to catch fine hairs and less likely to tug at your skin than a disposable razor.
Lasers are an expensive and tricky territory, but at-home options can save you from regular trips to a laser hair removal specialist. SensEpil's FDA-approved technology was designed to be as painless as possible, with a hand-held device that allows you to control exactly which areas you want to treat.
The learning curve for hot wax kits sans gauze strips is steep (you have to get the timing right), but for regular waxers, the hassle is worth it for the baby-smooth results. The wax comes in a metal tin that you heat up in a pan and then peel off skin after applying, kind of like a bandaid (but less painful).
If you get the sense that you're stripping away more skin than hair with wax kits, try a trimmer that's equipped to catch all the baby hairs on your chin, upper lip, and beyond. The swiveling head follows the natural curve of your face and comes with snap-on combs to manage your tricky eyebrow hairs.
Wax strips are one of the easiest ways to strip peach fuzz from your face, and we love that the Nad's variety of hypoallergenic strips are suitable for sensitive skin types.
Idea Village's pen-like trimmer also has a swiveling head to provide a painless close shave, but the game-changer is the light that makes it easier to spot the fine hairs.
The threader is the scariest-looking of hair removal products, but it's also one of the most effective. Use the coils to quickly pull hair from its roots, minus any goo or cream.
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