Where can you purchase this: drugstores and mass retailers
Price: $9.99 (I bought mine for $5 when they had 2 for $9.99. I ended up returning the other one.)
Made in China
Information on the direction: Thank you for your purchase of Smooth Away - the instant and pain free way to remove unwanted hair. Smooth Away's gentle vibrations stimulate the hair follicle for a closer, smoother hair-free finish.
Directions:1. Prepare skin for hair removal by thoroughly washing and drying the skin. For best results, hair should be no longer than a 1/4" long. Be sure that there is no cream, cosmetics or ointments left on skin.
2. The applicator surface must be clean and dry before applying the applicator pad. Prepare applicator by washing any dust or residue off of the applicator.
3. apply pad by peeling the protective backing from it to expose the adhesive backing. align the pad with the center of the applicator then carefully apply the pad to the applicator making sure it lies flat on the surface of the applicator.
My thoughts: Before I start talking about this product, I need to talk about my body hair. I am hairless in most of my body even armpit. I hardly have armpit hair that I pluck the ones I have... hehe~ I know too much info! :P For some odd reason, all the hair went to my legs (knee down). :/ I have terrible leg hairs; they're thick and long! :X I am constantly trying to get rid of them.
Now going back to this product, I was really excited to try this out after hearing great stuff on YouTube. They mentioned it will get rid of thick hairs really well, as well as, fine hairs. On the box, it says it is safe for anywhere from upper lip to armpit. It also is pain free, there is no chemicals, and gives no razor burn. It sounds great to me if it works!... hehe~
When you take out the items inside the box, you get quite a few things.
You have 1 travel case (green item), 1 large applicator (the big pink one), 1 small applicator (the small pink one), 5 large flex-crystal replacement pads (the big sand paper ones), and 5 small flex-crystal replacement pads (the small sand paper ones).
All the flex-crystal replacement pads have a back paper. You remove it.
Then you stick it on the applicator. This is the large applicator you use on legs, forearms, and so on. The small applicator you can for areas such as face or uneven areas such as the knee or ankle. Then you gently buff the area in a circular motions with slight pressure. Go clockwise 3 times in one area and then counter clockwise 3 times in the same area. You repeat until all the hair has been removed.
It definitely is pain free! I don't feel anything but a gentle movement around the area I choose. It does remove the hair from my experience. If you're asking to remove hair, this isn't it! It only removes to the layer of the skin. It's like shaving without the razor... hehe~ I don't like shaving because I have thick hair. Having thick hair, it means it grows back within the day *sigh*. I don't want to shave everyday I'm just lazy!... hehe~ :X Another thing I noticed is that it actually takes a lot of time to remove all the hair from your legs. After doing this one time, I gave up... lol~ I'm just too lazy to do this all the time unless you're doing this while watching TV... hehe~ ;)
* Doesn't hurt.
* Removes hair.
* Removes hair to the layer of skin.
* Tedious moving in circular motion; clockwise and counter clockwise.
* Takes a long time to remove hair if it's a big area like leg.
* Not for someone who is lazy.
Would I buy this again: No.
Rating: 2/5 Tobey's Paws