Buy or Ditch: Epicare facial hair remover review
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Do you have annoying facial hair that you would love to be rid of, but don't want the pain of waxing or plucking, or the hassle of laser and threading appointments? Then maybe the Epicare facial hair remover is the perfect at home solution for you.
Inspired by threading, Epicare provides an affordable at home solution for getting rid of pesky cheek and upper lip facial hair. Designed to be reusable and travel-friendly, Epicare was originally sold in India after being developed by Dr. Hamid Makhmalchi and his wife, Deepthi. The product was so successful there, that it quickly spread to over 12 countries around the world.
Price & Packaging
At $15 via Nail Polish Canada, the Epicare is much more affordable than other hair removal products. It consists of basically a long piece of coiled metal with plastic coated ends. There's various colors of Epicares available, which I suppose is their attempt at making it "pretty."
To use, simply bend the Epicare into an upside-down "U" shape and then lightly touch it to your face, twirling the ends and moving it slowly up and down your skin.
I was very surprised with how easy to use and quick the Epicare was. This was SO much faster than plucking! I used the Epicare to get rid of my pesky upper lip hairs and in a couple minutes, I was able to clear most of it away.
If you've had threading done before, the sensation is similar. It was a bit painful the first couple times I tried Epicare, as I found out later that I may have been pressing it too hard into my skin and it was getting pinched by the coils. You want to just place it gently against your skin and that's it.
The only thing I didn't like about this product was that it doesn't do a good job at precise application. It's great for clear-cutting away your hairs, but you'll still need tweezers to get those last few bits stuck in the corners and grooves of your face. Nevertheless, I definitely plan on using Epicare again.
Epicare is available for purchase in Canada via Nail Polish Canada and in the US via the Epicare website.
*This product was provided for review. All opinions are my own.