I was born with a lot of hair – not on my head, on my face. Since my hair is dark and my skin is relatively fair, facial hair is highly visible. I started waxing my “eyebrow” when I was 12, and I carry a magnifying mirror and tweezers everywhere I go to keep on top of my chin hairs.
So when Michael Todd offered to send me their new Sonicsmooth home dermaplaning system to review, I raised both hands to accept.
I first tried Michael Todd’s organic skin care line at the recommendation of my aesthetician. She recommended the Honey & Oat cleanser and Vitamin C serum for my skin. I don’t like to wear more than a tinted moisturizer on a daily basis, so healthy skin is really important to me. After one use, I was committed. There was no irritation, just noticeably smooth, bright skin.
About a year later, Michael Todd came out with their Sonicclear Cleansing Brush which I purchased as well. I use it daily in the shower, and it leaves my skin clean and fresh. About six months after I purchased it, there was a problem with the battery, and Michael Todd stood behind their product, completely resolving the problem. I’ve continued to use it now for several years. In short, I trust this company with my face.
But back to facial hair removal. I’ve tried single-use straight razors for female facial hair and eyebrows, and I’ve cut myself a few times here and there, not badly, but enough to leave scratches on my face for a week or so. Given my accident-prone nature, I appreciate the safety harness around the Sonicsmooth blade – it’s completely safe. Seriously the worse you’ll do is shave off a stray eyebrow hair or hairline wispy, I can tell you this from personal experience.
And the procedure is ridiculously simple. I washed my face with the included cleanser, kept the skin taunt while I applied the blade to each section of my face in light, short strokes. Then I followed up with the included soothing gel. It took about 5 minutes all together and the results lasted roughly two weeks. I typically do it every other Sunday, and I’ve found that it helps my skin care products to absorb better and work more effectively. And I can feel confident that I’m not growing a spotty hipster mustache.
Overall, if you have ever gotten or considered getting a salon dermaplane procedure, I would say go for it. It works as well as if not better than the professional version and only costs the equivalent of one session.