I’m a huge sucker for beauty tools. Whether it’s a high speed cleansing brush, or an ultrasonic tooth brush, chances are I’ve tried it. So, when the lovely folks as Dermaflash sent over their facial exfoliator, I couldn’t wait to try it!
Retailing for $189, this at-home dermaplaning device promises to smooth, exfoliate, and remove hair – all at once! I’m no stranger to facial razors. When you’re over 30, and brunette, there’s a good chance you’ve got a few stray hairs on your face that you want gone. Most of the razors I’ve tried have been under $30, and require AAA batteries. They are good for quick shaving, but they really aren’t multi-purpose.
REMOVE HAIR IN A…DERMAFLASH 😉
This cute little device comes with a charging station, 6 edge re-fills, and two speciality Dermaflash facial products (cleanser and moisturizer). To use, simply charge the device, insert an edge (razor), and gently glide it across your face in a downward motion. You’ll feel the device buzz with vibration, as it works to remove peach fuzz, even skin tone, and encourage cell turn over.
The question most women want to know, is if this little baby causes any pain. The answer is absolutely not! I have a pretty low pain tolerance, and I find this tool easy to use, and safe for sensitive skin. It doesn’t aggravate my red patches, and actually helps remove dry dead skin.
DERMAFLASH IN ACTION
According to Dermaflash, you should use this tool once per week for optimal results. I find it takes that long for pesky hairs to grow back, so that timeline works perfect. Unlike ordinary razors, with this device it’s best to wash your face before use (to remove any dirt and oil). Then, start near your cheekbones, and slowly work the tool down your face. If your facial hair is coarse, you’ll have to go over certain areas more than once, but it will all come off.
Like any new tool, there is a slight learning curve. With most cheapo razors, you can use them up, down, sideways, whatever. It doesn’t really matter. Because this speciality tool does so much more than shave, it’s important to move slowly, and use as directed. So, I do have to remind myself to use it downward and not up. Other than that, it’s pretty easy to use and maintain.
The entire process takes about 5 minutes, and although the brand suggests using a new edge each and every time, I admittedly use mine way more (and never see any bad effects). The refill edges cost $39 for six, so using them more than once (or three times) definitely helps save on cost.
After you’ve dermaflashed your complexion, you’ll want to hydrate your skin, then you can apply your makeup like usual. You’ll find foundations and concealers blend easier on a freshly exfoliated face, and you’ll never have to worry about products sticking to peach fuzz.
Is it worth the steep price tag? That depends on your budget. Honestly, I find $30 razors to work pretty well at hair removal. So, if that’s all you’re after I’d save your money and order one from Amazon. But, if you’re looking for smoother, brighter, more even skin, then I highly suggest the Dermaflash. This tool not only exfoliates and removes hair, it actually helps keep my skin clear and radiant. I truly notice a difference in how my makeup wears, and how my complexion feels.
SALE ALERT! It appears this version of Dermaflash has been replaced with an updated 2.0 version (that looks slimmer), so you can currently score this older model for $132! I’ll let you know if I try the latest edition!
What do you think of the Dermaflash? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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