The 8 best facial-hair removal products for women, according to reviewers

Facial hair can also affect how your skin care products work (or don’t). (Photo: Getty Images)

From peach fuzz to rogue chin hairs, facial hair is one of those things that just sort of pops up unexpectedly (or at least you think so when you finally notice it).

Going through with waxing, threading or expensive dermaplaning a the spa can be painful and costly, not to mention embarrassing. So if your goal is facial hair removal, we have some of the best at-home solutions to get rid of it once and for all.

While some may choose to let facial hair be (hey, there’s nothing wrong with that), there are actual benefits associated with removing the fuzz. “Light absorbs into dull, drab, fuzzy skin,” explains Dara Levy, inventor and founder of Dermaflash. “When you remove the peach fuzz, light is able to bounce off the planes of the face. Cheekbones look higher, and the face appears more contoured.”

Facial hair can also affect how your skin care products work (or don’t). “Dead skin cells and peach fuzz act as a barrier to product penetration, therefore removing them allows your skin care to do its job more effectively,” she says.

Below, eight of the best facial hair-removal tools you can use in the comfort of your home.

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Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women

Panasonic Facial Hair Trimmer for Women. (Photo: Amazon)

This top-seller at Amazon has a pivoting head and comes with two trimming attachments for grooming brows. The sleek design is lightweight, making it easy to use and store in your makeup bag.

“Why didn’t I buy this sooner?? I’ve been buying the cheap little off-brand hair trimmers for years from the drugstore, and they never last long at all, even with regular battery replacements,” explains a reviewer. “But this Panasonic one is amazing! Soooo much better. My face is baby smooth, and my makeup goes on so much better!”

Shop it: $17, amazon.com

Conture Hair Remover and Exfoliator

Conture Hair Remover. (Photo: QVC)

Remove hair and exfoliate skin with this 2-in-1 tool. The hair remover attachment uses a dual-blade rotary system that gently vibrates to provide a close and comfortable shave to remove unwanted hair in seconds.

“I was a little skeptical, but from the first use, I fell in love with this tool,” says a happy customer. “I have coarse hair, and this device gets every hair with absolutely NO pain. It runs quiet and gets the job done in less than 3 minutes. I highly, highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for something quick and easy to eliminate those pesky chin hairs.”

Shop it: $30, qvc.com

Dermaflash 2.0 Luxe Facial Exfoliation and Peach Fuzz Removal Device

Dermaflash 2.0 Luxe Facial Exfoliation and Peach Fuzz Removal Device (Photo: Walmart)

Dermaflash is billed as an exfoliating device that happens to get rid of unwanted hair. Similar to dermaplaning, which is done in a doctor’s office, the sleek device removes the oldest layer of dead skin along with peach fuzz. The result is a smooth, hairless complexion.

“Firstly, I love the chic appearance and color of the Dermaflash. Secondly, it works wonders! At first, I was a bit nervous I may cut myself, but that’s impossible, seriously!” writes a fan. “Immediately after using it the first time, my skin was baby soft. I also found that my makeup looked much better after applying and even stayed on longer than it normally does. By eliminating my peach fuzz and dead skin, my moisturizers and masks also absorbed much better. Totally a fan of Dermaflash!!”

Shop it: $159, walmart.com 

R.E.M Spring Facial Hair Remover

R.E.M Spring Facial Hair Remover. (Photo: Amazon)

If you prefer a more manual approach to facial hair removal, this Amazon top-rated tool gets the job done. The stainless steel hair removal spring bends, twists and glides in any direction to plucks hair from the roots in one go.

One reviewer explains that it’s easy on joints. “I have arthritis in my hands, and when I use tweezers, my hands ache. I am also very sensitive to the hair removal products with the smell and how they react to my skin,” they write. “I use the flat of my hand and the back of my fingers to roll it across my face, and I get really great results. I have been using it for a while, so I have noticed that I have less facial hair than I did before. My face also feels really smooth. I really can’t tell you the amount of time I am saving. Just be patient when you first buy it and take some time to figure out how it works best for you.”

Shop it: $18, amazon.com

Gillette Venus Face Perfection Women’s Hair Remover

Gillette Venus Face Perfection Women’s Hair Remover. (Photo: Walmart)

Maintain smooth, hair-free skin with this compact epilator, which removes hair straight from the root similar to waxing or threading. It can get rid of hair as short at 0.5 millimeters, which is too short to wax, via a small tip that provides 10,000 plucking motions per minute for precise results.

“At first I was in shock. I did not expect how fast it would pull the hairs. It hurt a little bit just as plucking would do but was over before I knew it and my face was super soft,” writes a satisfied customer. “The hair remover spins in two separate directions, so you’re able to pluck your hair precisely. I will never use threading or waxing again.”

Shop it: $29, walmart.com

Schick Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool

Schick Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Exfoliating Dermaplaning Tool. (Photo: Amazon)

Sometimes less is more. Such is the case with the Schick Silk Touch-Up tool. The single-blade tool is designed with micro guards to protect the skin while you use it to remove hair, dead skin or to shape eyebrows. The affordable no-frills solutions to facial hair removal is a fraction of the cost of a professional dermaplaning service.

“I have received dermaplaning treatments at a salon a few times, but these treatments can be expensive,” writes a reviewer. “This is the perfect cost-effective tool to scrape off dead skin and peach fuzz from your face for that smooth, easy glide of makeup application. It really makes a world of difference! This tool is just sharp enough to get all of the gunk off your face without being intimidated taking a blade to your chin and cheek area. I think this is a great at-home alternative to salon dermaplaning- easy to use with great results!”

Shop it: $5 (pack of 3), amazon.com

Michael Todd Beauty Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System

Michael Todd Beauty Sonicsmooth Sonic Dermaplaning & Exfoliation System. (Photo: Ulta)

This spa-grade dermaplaning device will save money long-term. The three-speed tool gently removes dead skin, debris and hair to reveal brighter, smoother skin. It operates over 15,000 sonic movements per minute and comes with a charging stand so you won’t ever have to worry about replacing batteries again.

One reviewer says, “I have a lot of face fuzz and thicker hair on my upper lip and side of my temples. I always wanted to shave or wax but was afraid it would grow thicker. Well, that is sure a myth. I’ve been using this weekly for over a year. So much of my Hyperpigmentation is gone, and my skin is so much softer.”

Shop it: $99, ulta.com

Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover

Finishing Touch Flawless Hair Remover. (Photo: Amazon)

This Amazon favorite boasts a spinning 18K gold plated tip and a built-in light to make hair removal seamless and painless. The rotary blades remove hair as you press and move around the face in circular motions. It doesn’t get easier than that!

“This product is truly a life changer for me,” gushes one reviewer. “I have PCOS, and one of the side effects is excessive hair growth, which is a huge problem for a woman. I’ve tried so many different things to deal with the hair on my face, but nothing has worked like the finishing touch! Normally I use a straight razor to shave my face, but it would leave razor burn and took forever to do. With the Finishing touch, my face feels so soft and only took about 2 minutes! I would definitely recommend this product to anyone!” notes a happy customer.”

Shop it: $20, amazon.com

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