13 March 2011

Review: MY SPRING IT / EPICARE facial hair remover

This is another product that people on Youtube have been raving about since 2009. Apparently there are different kind of brands for these. Those brands are Epicare and My Spring It. It's a tool that removes your facial hair from the roots. Yeah, i know it looks silly, but it does works. My Spring It was designed for use on the upper lip, chin, cheeks, nose and neck areas, but it should not be used to remove hair from the eyebrows.
Price
This tool is sold for €16,95 in several online shops in The Netherlands. Like what the ... €16,95 for this tool O_O? Are you serious...? I just bought it for a few euros on Ebay which works as well.

What is it?
It's a small spring with handles which are made of plastic. Different colors are available. There is nothing inside the spring, no ingredients, nothing!

How long does this tool lasts?
If maintained properly you should be able to use this tool from 6 months to one year before it needs replaced. You need to clean it by bending it like an inverted "U" and shake off the trapped hair after each use. (You can really see the trapped hair if you stretch the spring.) After that, wipe it with a clean dry cloth or a cloth with a bit of alcohol. It's not waterproof and should be used on dry, clean skin. This tool may cause outbreaks if you don't clean your face well before usage.

How to use
Bend the threader into an inverted "U" shape and rotate the handles in- and outwards. Roll the threader on the area where you wish to remove hair. The hair will be pulled from the roots. You do need to practice first! Watch this Epicare video and you will see that this tool will pull the hair out.


Does it hurts?
I usually use tweezers to remove hair at my upper lip area and I don't think it hurts. It did at the beginning but you will get used to it and it won't hurt anymore if you use tweezers more often. When I used the My Spring It tool for the first time it was hurting as well since the hair will be pulled out from the roots. It hurts even more if your facial hair is long. However, I got used to it after a while and it's not hurting anymore now.

My opinion
This tool does what it says, it's really pulling facial hair out from the roots. However, it won't pull a lot of hair out at the same time, so you need to do the same motion over and over again. I do think that it's a good tool to remove the hair on the cheeks and forehead, but it just takes a long long time to remove all of the hair. I prefer to use tweezers for the upper lip area, since it's more accurate which hair you're removing. Overall, it's an ok and fun tool to work with, especially for a few euros. I would NEVER buy it if I saw this in the store for €16.95! Think about it, €16.95 for a spring o_O" omg! Would you buy this?
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35 comments

  1. I have that one as well and it hurts like hell! lol It does take a long time to remove all the hairs, so I prefer using tweezers too.

    I think I bought it for a few cents on Ebay. It's crazy how some people charge so much money.

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  2. i have seen this before, but im still a bit not sure about it.. it looks hard to use to be honest!!

    Jennifer
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  3. Ohhh! ik heb dit ding ook!! duurt echt lang om je hele face te doen! XD op sommige plekken doet het echt pijn! -_-'' ik hou het niet lang vol XD

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  4. @Naomi, yeah you can also bid on the item for a cheap price. It's crazy that people buy it for such a high price o_o"

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  5. @monchinee, yeah, you do need to practice first before you can do it right =) it takes a while.

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  6. @candy, haha inderdaad, je hebt wel geduld hiervoor nodig =p

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  7. I use this, too, though I got mine for like a couple of pounds in Malaysia. It works, but it hurts a bit if you grasp too much hair at once. However, if it grasps too little, then it's annoying because you have to go over the same place several times. I've used mine for nearly a year and it still looks good and clean. I usually just wipe it down with a bit of alcohol wipe :)

    I love your reviews!

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  8. Ah ik verwijder nooit mn gezichtshaar dan mijn wenkbrauwen, ik heb het gelukkig niet nodig! Ik vind het toch wel een apart apparaatje hoor ^^

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  9. @Sam, normaal doe ik ook alleen me wenkbrauwen en me snor area xD. mja sinds ik dit heb, doe ik me wangen en voorhoofd ook.

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  10. @Joey, yeah, you will get tired of it after a while. I need to have lots of patience to do it. I usually will get tired after 15 minutes hahah.

    thank you for loving my reviews ^o^!

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  11. Lijkt me een handig ding! En ja, 17 euro is echt te veel, ik ga het zoeken op ebay :)

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  12. this reminds me of threading with cotton or something. its really expensive for wat it is :/ and it looks painful when it pulls out the hair. the device looks like a contriceptive implant aswell :/

    im not very impressed by it but thanks for the review

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  13. Ooh, superhandig! Wel een beetje duur -_-
    het lijkt heel erg op epileren met een touwtje XD
    heb je het btw al op je benen geprobeerd? ^^

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  14. I thought about buying this too but I think Im ok w just tweezers ^^

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  15. Ik heb het gelukkig niet nodig, en kom voor mijn wenkbrauwen toe met mijn pincet. Maar de winkelprijs vind ik wel duur, dus jij hebt wel een goede koop gedaan.

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  16. From time to time I'll tweeze the hairs on my upper lips as well, but it still hurts since the hairs on that area are pretty coarse.

    I was considering purchasing that, but I've been too lazy or I forget. LOL!

    But I'm glad that it does what it is supposed to do. I might try it out now :)

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  17. i have one! it does hurt so much, but it works for taking out hairs >.<

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  18. @Hello Naka, i've never used cotton before to remove hair, so i don't know about that xd. lol it is kinda painful at first =(

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  19. @MOON, deze tool is gemaakt om te gebruiken voor je gezicht xD, maar ik had in het begin wel op me arm geprobeerd haha. deed echt pijn !!

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  20. thanks for sharing, it scares me a bit :)

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  21. Arkkk!!! I just ordered this stick on ebay >_< I hope it works!
    Cos I can see that majority prefers tweezers :(
    *fingers crossed*

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  22. woah looks interesting - kinda reminds me of a q tip lol

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  23. @Jamie, hahahah it does looks like a q tip xD

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  24. @Gerry, it does works, but it hurts =( and yeah.. i also prefer tweezers for my upper lip area

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  25. Ooo I've seen this before! I've never used it myself though. Like you, I prefer to just tweeze or (rarely) wax my upper lip area. I'd imagine the Spring-It wouldn't be too painful if you're already used to tweezing the upper lip area :)

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  26. thats so weird but so interesting! haha

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  27. I really wanted to get this as people say its really effective, and im quite a hairy being as well. But i also have zilch pain tolerance level and am the biggest wuss ever :L

    http://hooliganchoi.blogspot.com/

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  28. @Choiii, haha then i don't recommend you to use this.. it quite hurts at the beginning =(

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  29. Sounds still too painful to me :-) I use a small Braun epilator for facial hairs which came in a package with the regular size one for free. It works great & is not too painful & it lasted me so long that I no longer remember when I bought it :-)

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  30. Oh... I am actually very bad at using tweezers (maybe I don't have the right ones ;) I thought it might be easier with a tool like this but as you described it, it seems like it isn't? Well, I would buy it if someone (or you :D) could tell me if they find it easier with this kind of tool (EPICARE). Or doesn't this make a real difference? If it doesn't, then it's definitely not worth the money...

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  31. @mondgeist, there are different kind of tweezers with different ends. I prefer these kinds of ends: http://jenuinewest.com/Tweezers.jpg and not sharp ones.. It's important to have a good one ;). It doesn't have to be an expensive one. There are lots of inexpensive good tweezers out there xD.

    Reply to your question:
    It depends, if you want to remove hair around your upper lip area I prefer tweezers and for your eyebrows as well (you may not use the epicare tool for your eyebrows btw.) I prefer tweezers because it's more accurate which hair you're removing, it's faster and easier as well. But it takes lots of time if you’re going to remove all your hair on your forehead or cheeks with tweezers..

    So if you want to remove hair on your cheeks or forehead, I prefer the epicare tool, because you will remove more hair at once. You also need to get used to this tool at first, it hurts just like tweezers!! However, if it grasps too little, then it's annoying because you have to go over the same place several times, so it takes time and patience. But yeah, practice more and it will go easier ^__^.

    I really bought this for 1 euro or something on Ebay xD... very cheap!! W0ops quite long reply haha I hope this helped =p

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  32. thats so weird but so interesting! haha

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  33. From time to time I'll tweeze the hairs on my upper lips as well, but it still hurts since the hairs on that area are pretty coarse.

    I was considering purchasing that, but I've been too lazy or I forget. LOL!

    But I'm glad that it does what it is supposed to do. I might try it out now :)

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  34. @Jamie, hahahah it does looks like a q tip xD

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