Shaving can be a very unpleasant task. First, you’ve got to dedicate a whole evening to managing the mammoth task, finding spare time between your hair washing days and your sitting-on-the-shower-floor-letting-the-water-hit-you-thinking about-life shower days. There’s also exfoliating, scrubbing and foam. When you get to the shaving, you need to find a spot to balance yourself. Otherwise, you will be covered in plasters tomorrow morning. And then…shudder…strawberry legs. Deep breathes…
TikTok can always be relied upon to suggest unique products to solve problems, such as the viral crystal-hair removal stone. But do they work?
We know that you have seen these TikTok ads everywhere on your FYP. It all began with sharing a viral video about creating a hair-removal stone. People were fascinated, and other types of hair removal stones soon appeared on TikTok, Amazon, and others. Jeelly claims its Jeelly Crystal Hair Eraser (39 USD) is the best of its kind. It has a crystal base that shaves and exfoliates simultaneously. Is it all it seems?
How does hair removal stonework?
The comment “How does that work?” was answered. Jeelly replied to the comment “How does it work?” by stating that the company’s hair removal stone uses Nano-Crystalline technology that “makes hairs clump together and separate from the surface.” Shaving directly at the skin’s surface, prevents ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Its idea was re-created by many companies now using the same revolutionary technology.
Although there were many hair removal stones like this in the past, they were mostly made of sandpaper, which we don’t even want to think about. This stone has a crystal base that makes it painless to shave. Look back at the past and see that women used pumice stones to depilate their bodies in the 1930s, an ancient technique inherited from our female ancestors. We have Amazon now, so we don’t have to do as much DIY.
What are the positive reviews?
Twirlydoughnut, a reviewer, is obsessed. He claims that the product seemed “too good for being true,” but that their legs “have never felt so smooth” and that this little bit of magic “is amazing” for shaving your underarms.
Arthur, another reviewer, stated they were in awe and were initially skeptical, but their hair “actually disappeared,” and their legs “felt so smooth.”
Paula said it “really remove hair but only recommends it on legs.” Their verdict was that it left their armpits stinging and caused some grazing. It is not recommended for people with sensitive skin.
What are the negative reviews?
Like most skincare products, what works well for one person may not work for another. Since the viral hype has died, many negative reviews have made it to Amazon.
Daniel, a shop owner, explained that it does the job. It removes hair and exfoliates dead skin. His legs have never felt smoother. Plus, it’s painless! It is difficult to remove all hairs. The razor also caused painful burns, which is not the same as dry shaving. It made my strawberry legs worse. It’s just not worth it. Just use a razor.
Lorna said, “I bought it because of the reviews on This Morning. It was great on my legs the first time I tried it. The second time it just covers your hair with a powdered white powder but does not remove your hair. It is expensive for single use.
Again, sensitive areas were not well-treated. One Amazon customer wrote, “It does wax hair like a razor, but it has the effect of peeling. It can be used on the bottom leg and strong body parts, but it should not be used on sensitive skin such as bikini and back. “I have been in pain for days.”
Some users reported discomfort from grazing, itching, and reddening. If your skin is sensitive, you should be cautious and do a patch test before using the tool. We recommend against using this tool on your skin, bikini area, and underarms. Even the most powerful hair removal tools won’t be able to treat sensitive areas.
There will not likely be a tool that will remove hair painlessly, especially for those below PS20. It’s possible it is true, even if it sounds too good to believe.