Are razors a thing of the past? Shaving ‘crystals’ promise smoothness for days

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Beauty fans are going wild over hair removal ‘crystals’ that claim to use ‘nanotechnology’ to make you fuzz-free – but other shoppers are NOT convinced and warn they’re ‘not worth the money’

  • Hair removal crystals claim to remove hair by causing ‘tufts’ to fall out of the body
  • Fans claim they avoid redness, bumps and ingrown hairs caused by shaving
  • However, others claim they cause “burns” and say they are not worth the money

A new hair removal tool claims to be the answer to your razor woes – but not all buyers are convinced.

Hair removal crystals, also known as “erasers” or “hair removal stones”, are small, portable swabs that use what’s called “nano-crystal technology” to clump together the hairs then detach from the surface.

By rubbing the pad over the surface of the skin, the pad claims to deliver a closer shave and prevent redness, bumps, and ingrown hairs.

The hair removal crystals, which cost an average of £20, have become a hit on TikTok where customers are sharing rave reviews of the incredible results.

But not everyone is convinced. Other shoppers have taken to Amazon complaining that the products don’t work.

The stone in action

Hair removal crystals, also known as ‘erasers’ or ‘tweezers’, are small, wearable swabs that use what’s described as ‘nano-crystalline technology’ to clump together hairs then detach from the surface (as seen on the right)

A YouTuber compares the traditional razor to a £20 hair removal crystal saying the crystal is

YouTuber compares traditional razor to £20 hair removal crystal saying crystal is ‘easier’ and ‘takes less time’ even on thick hair

The company that first designed the item, Bleame, says the nanocrystal technology “gently removes” unwanted body hair and leaves skin feeling silky soft. Now, a number of other imitators are taking advantage of the trend.

A video claims to show a crystal hair removal product that works in just 10 minutes, revealing painless application and leaving smooth legs behind.

Hundreds of customers have bought similar products and turned to Amazon to share their excitement.

One delighted buyer wrote, “I’m really impressed with this product. I took a gamble thinking it might be too good to be true, but it does exactly what it says. I am so happy with the results.

Hundreds of customers have purchased similar products and turned to Amazon to share their excitement

Hundreds of customers have purchased similar products and turned to Amazon to share their excitement

Another posted: “Amazing product. Takes a little time to do. Have to go over the same area a few times but totally worth it. My skin is so soft. Smoother than any other razor. Even the next day lotion-free.

A third added: ‘That’s great. So easy to use and leaves skin soft. I don’t know how long it will last but it’s perfect.

However, others were less convinced and said the results weren’t as good as advertised. The reviews were taken from one of the company’s products copying Bleame.

One customer shared a 1 star review: “I followed the instructions to the letter and 3 days later my legs are still sore and very very dry which they weren’t before.”

“I would have used sandpaper on my legs and didn’t even remove the hair, there was a lot left. I shouldn’t be allowed to sell this!

However, others were less convinced and said the results weren't as good as advertised.  The reviews were taken from one of the company's products copying Bleame

However, others were less convinced and said the results weren’t as good as advertised. The reviews were taken from one of the company’s products copying Bleame

Another agreed: “I worked for about five minutes, crossed half a leg, then stopped working, rinsed it, dried it, didn’t so didn’t have to go back to my razor seriously, don’t bother.”

A third warned: ‘Yeah I followed the hype and bought this and it’s a total waste of money. It doesn’t remove hair as well as it suggests. It also tore my armpits. My advice don’t bother you, it’s not worth the money.

Another review said: “I bought this product after seeing it all over social media advertised as the best new hair removal method, supposed to be painless and remove hair quickly and effectively.

‘The reality of this device is not really that at all. First of all I will say that the first area I tested this device on was my legs and it seemed to work well there, removing hair painlessly and leaving my legs smooth and soft.

“It was when I tested the device on other areas of my body that I was very disappointed. On all other areas of my body where I tried this device, it left skin very red, irritated and inflamed after use despite using moisturizer (which only seemed to make it worse).

“Despite irritating my skin, the device didn’t even remove hair properly from the areas I tested it. Even though it worked on my legs it still took a lot longer than just using a razor and shaving and for that reason I wouldn’t recommend this device!

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