Tweeze by Emjoi (and sold by Tri-Star Products) says it’s an automatic tweezer system that removes hair 30x faster than traditional tweezing, instantly plucking them from the root. They tout Tweeze attracts hair like a magnet so it’s almost impossible to miss any follicle and you will be stubble-free for weeks.
How Tweeze Works
Tweeze is a small, white, handheld tweezer-type of epilator (dimensions listed as 5.3 x 2.2 x 7.2 inches) that runs on 2 AAA batteries. To use Tweeze, they instruct you to turn it on and make a circular rubbing motion around the area you would like to remove unwanted hair (lip, chin, bikini, etc. but NOT the eyebrows).
They state Tweeze has a patented technology that attracts hair like a magnet (possibly from an electrostatic charge) so it won’t miss any strays, plucking them out by the roots. They proclaim since Tweeze pulls the hair from the roots, it will take weeks to grow back. They add Tweeze is completely safe, won’t hurt, and easily travels with you in a purse.
The default order is $35.93, which is for 2 Tweezes and 2 containers of Smooth Vanish Cream (which they claim is a hair-growth inhibitor). This is listed as $19.95 plus $7.99 in shipping/handling per set. (If you want just 1 Tweeze/Cream you have to switch the box, then your order will be $27.94.)
Tweeze comes with a 60-day money back guarantee, but you won’t get the $7.99 per item back. It also comes with a 60-day limited warranty, but in order for repair or exchange you must pay an additional $7.99 in fees.
Bottom Line: Is Tweeze a Scam?
Tweeze seems to be a very popular product – those that love it say it is indeed as quick and painless as promoted, and those much less impressed say it hurts, doesn’t work, or leaves stubble. It’s averaging 3.6 stars on Amazon (out of 5) and an 8.6 (out of 10) on Total Beauty.
Lauren Keith a reporter for CBS affiliate KCVS 12 did a report on her “Does It Work” segment and gave Tweeze a B. She said it worked but could cause redness and/or pain. A YouTube reviewer also says she likes Tweeze but only on her face because it’s so small it takes too long to use elsewhere.
Therefore, if you are interested in Tweeze, we suggest keeping in mind the above reviews and avoiding if you have sensitive skin. And, instead of purchasing online, we’d like to let you in on a little secret: 90% of As Seen On TV products are sold via retailers like Target, Wal-Mart, etc. in person.
So take a trip to the mall and check it out for yourself. If you have any problems, you can go directly to the store for a refund and not have any hidden shipping fees.
Let us know your experience with Tweeze – did it remove your hair, or did it just irritate your skin?