Bleame is a “crystal hair eraser” that’s used as a convenient alternative to waxing, shaving or professional laser treatment to remove body hair. The brand describes their product as “painless and non-toxic” and suggests that it’s easy to use.
But how does Bleame actually work and is it safe? How does the cost compare to waxing, shaving or laser treatment? Is Bleame proven to work in research studies? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Bleame hair removal?
In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the technology behind Bleame to give our take on whether it’s likely to work and if it may cause side effects.
We’ll provide a cost comparison to other hair removal methods and feature real, unsponsored Bleame user reviews.
How Does Bleame Work?
Bleame’s website states that their devices “uses nano-crystalline technology,” but this doesn’t explain how the device actually works.
The instructions state to run the device along the skin in circular motions, which suggests it may be an epilator which is a type of technology that removes hair from the root.
But epilators do typically cause pain, which leaves us confused about the mechanism of action of Bleame.
We consider it to be a red flag that Bleame fails to clearly describe how their device works, because without this information consumers (and researchers like us) can’t assess whether or not it’s likely to be effective.
Is Bleame Overpriced?
Bleame currently costs $39 on the brand’s website, and the site states that it can be used for up to a year.
Let’s assume that someone considering Bleame removes body hair twice per week. That’s 104 times per year, equating to a cost-per-session of $0.38.
Here’s how that compares to other popular hair removal methods (estimates):
Laser hair removal: $400
Shaving: $0.20 (link to Amazon Basics women’s razors)
Amazon Basics women’s razors are about half the cost of Bleame if the razor head is replaced monthly, but the cost of shaving cream will slightly increase that per-use expense.
Clearly Bleame and shaving are much cheaper than other hair removal methods. We think Bleame is priced very reasonably for the convenience it can potentially provide.
But how do real users rate Bleame? Do they say it works? We’ll review in the next section.
Real, Unsponsored Bleame User Reviews
A YouTube review from a channel called “silent vlogs by melanie” reviews Bleame and has over 280,000 views. The reviewer compares it to shaving and does a live product demo:
Another YouTube creator named Elanor Phoenix claims to have had a worse experience that includes significant skin irritation:
Why We Don’t Recommend Buying Bleame on Amazon
We typically recommend that consumers check out Amazon before purchasing a product, because prices can be lower than a brand’s website (especially when shipping is considered).
However, in the case of Bleame, we would recommend that interested consumers purchase directly from the brand’s website only.
The reason is that it’s unclear whether the top-selling Bleame product on Amazon is actually sold by Bleame. It has a slightly different aesthetic, is priced much lower, and there is no mention of Amazon listings on the Bleame website.
In our opinion, it appears that a competitor may be trying to undercut Bleame by selling a similar product at a lower price on Amazon.
The risk of counterfeit product is higher when purchasing from a third-party seller, so the safest bet in this case would be to purchase from the manufacturer directly.
Does Bleame Cause Side Effects?
It’s difficult to analyze the risk of side effects from Bleame since the brand fails to describe the technology used.
However, many of the YouTube reviews we came across mentioned redness and irritation.
Bleame lists these as potential side effects on their website, stating: “some mild redness and irritation can be expected, but it should subside within a few hours.”
The risk of side effects may be higher with Bleame than with shaving because it’s an unknown technology and we haven’t come across any evidence or clinical trials proving its safety.
A TikTok user named Cydney E. claims that it caused side effects:
@itscydneybetch #stitch with @stark.stark.stark DO NOT BUY THIS #greenscreen #hairo #bleame #hairremoval ♬ original sound - Cydney E.
Real Customers Review Bleame
Bleame currently has a rating of 1 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website, which is the lowest possible rating.
Many reviewers complain of the company being a scam or causing skin damage.
A BBB user named “Caitlin L” claims the products damaged her skin and that she can’t get a refund:
“Dont buy ANYTHING from this company! The products will rip your skin to shreds and they do not honor the 30 risk free that is plastered all over their website!!!...I have initiated the process to get my refund but I think they will just end up ignoring me. I have called my bank as well to report fraud. I hope this company gets shut down!!!!”
Many brands have low ratings on the BBB website as that’s primarily where customers go to complain, but what’s more concerning to us is that Bleame does not respond to these comments to try to resolve the situation, which is the sign of a low-quality brand.
Pros and Cons of Bleame
Here are the pros and cons of Bleame in our opinion:
- Cheaper than laser
- Cheaper than waxing
- Most online reviews claims it’s effective
- More expensive than shaving
- Brand fails to explain how it works
- May cause redness
- May cause skin irritation
- Brand doesn’t respond to customer complaints of scam or side effects