While on a short getaway last week I was able to catch up on a backlog of reading. Keeping up with the latest news in skincare to share with my readers can be a daunting task, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Whether others agree with me or not, I tell it like it is so that you don’t waste your money on the hundreds of things out there that simply do not work. Unfortunately, DERMAFLASH is one of those things.
Advertised as “A first-of-its-kind, at-home, professional quality, facial skin exfoliation, and peach fuzz removal device for women”, it’s basically an at-home dermaplaning device.
The 3 step kit comes with a cleanser that is chock full of unnecessary ingredients (Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Acrylates Copolymer, Polysorbate 20, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Rice (Peptide) Protein, Papain, Urea, Algae Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Lactic Acid (L), Algin, Dicaprylyl Ether, O-cymen-5 OL, Tetrasodium EDTA, Glucosamine HCl, 1,2- Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer).
Next is the device and blades that are referred to as an ‘Edge’. The third step is a hydrating moisturizer with even more unnecessary chemicals than the cleanser (Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Olivate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Petrolatum, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Squalane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder*, Glycerin*, Honey (Mel), Globularia Cordifolia Callus Culture Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Phospholipids, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Tripeptide-1, Teprenone, Guanidine HCI, Crocus Chrysanthus Bulb Extract, Xanthan Gum, Sphingolipids, Hyaluronic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Urea, Glucose (D), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phytic Acid, Acacia Senegal Gum, Carbomer, Dextran).
Seriously? A moisturizer with over 25 ingredients?? (most of which are unpronounceable!)
The only difference between the DERMAFLASH and a razor is that it uses sonic vibration to help exfoliate. I’m not quite sure why sonic vibration is necessary for this device, but I’ll cut them some slack here.
What I won’t give them slack on is the price – $189!! For a fancy razor and toxic cleanser/moisturizer! Oh, and don’t forget the Edge refills – 6 for $39!
Now, I know what you’re thinking because at first I thought the same thing. You pay $189 for the device which comes with 6 blades. You use the blades a couple of times (cleaning it off after each use, of course) before you put in a fresh one and maybe you could justify the cost. Wrong! The makers of DERMAFLASH are waaayyyy ahead of you. The device has to be charged to work and it cannot have a blade in while charging. They’ve also made it so that you can only use a blade once. If you take a blade out and then put it back in the device will not turn on. It must be a fresh blade every single time.
Save your money readers and do not buy this overpriced, overrated device! Instead, buy a bag of disposable razors and use one a week for the same results!
Until next time….