{"id":605084877106,"title":"Bleame Review: Does the Device Damage Skin?","created_at":"2023-03-15T22:52:29-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Bleame Review: Does the Device Damage Skin?\",\n \"keywords\": \"bleame, bleame review, bleame reviews, bleame hair eraser, bleam, bleame hair removal, bleame hair removal reviews, bleame crystal hair eraser, bleame hair eraser reviews, bleame hair removal review, does bleame work, does bleame actually work\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team explains our concerns about Bleame, compares its cost to other hair removal methods like shaving and waxing and features real customer reviews suggesting it may cause skin irritation and redness.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/bleame-review\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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The brand describes their product as “painless and non-toxic” and suggests that it’s easy to use.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eBut 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?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll provide a cost comparison to other hair removal methods and feature real, unsponsored Bleame user reviews.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eHow Does Bleame Work?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBleame’s website states that their devices “uses nano-crystalline technology,” but this doesn’t explain how the device actually works.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut epilators do typically cause pain, which leaves us confused about the mechanism of action of Bleame.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eWe consider it to be a red flag that Bleame fails to clearly describe how their device works\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, because without this information consumers (and researchers like us) can’t assess whether or not it’s likely to be effective.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eIs Bleame Overpriced?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBleame currently costs $39 on the brand’s website, and the site states that it can be used for up to a year.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLet’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 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.38\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere’s how that compares to other popular hair removal methods (estimates):\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eLaser hair removal: $400\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWaxing: $150\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBleame: $0.38\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eShaving: \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e$0.20\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e (\u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/amzn.to\/3Lqs2D4\" rel=\"sponsored\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003elink to Amazon Basics women’s razors\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e)\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAmazon 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eClearly \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eBleame and shaving are much cheaper than other hair removal methods.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e We think Bleame is priced very reasonably for the convenience it can potentially provide.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate Bleame? Do they say it works? We’ll review in the next section.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal, Unsponsored Bleame User Reviews\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA 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:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/-426auVB9YU\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnother YouTube creator named Elanor Phoenix claims to have had a worse experience that includes significant skin irritation:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/SAD-Y3dezMk\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eWhy We Don’t Recommend Buying Bleame on Amazon\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe 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).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, in the case of Bleame, we would recommend that interested consumers purchase directly from the brand’s website only. \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe reason is that it’s unclear whether the top-selling Bleame product on Amazon is actually sold by Bleame.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e It has a slightly different aesthetic, is priced much lower, and there is no mention of Amazon listings on the Bleame website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn our opinion, it appears that a competitor may be trying to undercut Bleame by selling a similar product at a lower price on Amazon.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eDoes Bleame Cause Side Effects?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIt’s difficult to analyze the risk of side effects from Bleame since the brand fails to describe the technology used.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHowever, \u003cstrong\u003emany of the YouTube reviews we came across mentioned redness and irritation. \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBleame 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.”\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA TikTok user named Cydney E. claims that it caused side effects:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cblockquote style=\"max-width: 375px; min-width: 325px;\" data-video-id=\"7102946054533926187\" cite=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@itscydneybetch\/video\/7102946054533926187\" class=\"tiktok-embed\"\u003e\n\u003csection\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/@itscydneybetch?refer=embed\" title=\"@itscydneybetch\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e@itscydneybetch\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/stitch?refer=embed\" title=\"stitch\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#stitch\u003c\/a\u003e with @stark.stark.stark DO NOT BUY THIS \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/greenscreen?refer=embed\" title=\"greenscreen\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#greenscreen\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hairo?refer=embed\" title=\"hairo\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#hairo\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/bleame?refer=embed\" title=\"bleame\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#bleame\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/tag\/hairremoval?refer=embed\" title=\"hairremoval\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e#hairremoval\u003c\/a\u003e \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/music\/original-sound-7102946025534540587?refer=embed\" title=\"♬ original sound - Cydney E.\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e♬ original sound - Cydney E.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/section\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003cscript async=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/www.tiktok.com\/embed.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eReal Customers Review Bleame\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBleame currently has a rating of 1 out of 5 stars on the Better Business Bureau (BBB) \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.bbb.org\/us\/ca\/los-angeles\/profile\/online-shopping\/bleame-1216-1642262\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ewebsite\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, which is the lowest possible rating.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany reviewers complain of the company being a scam or causing skin damage.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA BBB user named “Caitlin L” claims the products damaged her skin and that she can’t get a refund:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e“Dont buy ANYTHING from this company! \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003eThe products will rip your skin to shreds and they do not honor the 30 risk free that is plastered all over their website!!!\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e...I have initiated the process to get my refund but I think they will just end up ignoring me.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e I have called my bank as well to report fraud. I hope this company gets shut down!!!!”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany 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.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eOur Hair Removal Recommendation\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Nood_Image.png?v=1693108491\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/nood.sjv.io\/B0J9NW\"\u003eThe Flasher 2.0\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003efrom Nood is our top pick for a hair removal device.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThis device is cleared by the FDA and uses IPL technology, which is clinically shown to be effective and safe for hair removal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eas we documented above in this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSince this is a physical device, there are no risks of systemic effects or absorption.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb\u003e\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eInterested consumers can check out The Flasher 2.0 from Nood\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca rel=\"sponsored\" href=\"https:\/\/nood.sjv.io\/B0J9NW\"\u003eat this link\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003eto the product page on the brand’s official website.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eBleame Pros and Cons\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Bleame in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCheaper than laser\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCheaper than waxing\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMost online reviews claims it’s effective\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMore expensive than shaving\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand fails to explain how it works\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay cause redness\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMay cause skin irritation\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBrand doesn’t respond to customer complaints of scam or side effects\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003cb\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe do not recommend using Bleame. While it may be effective for hair removal, it’s totally unclear to us how this device works, and it seems risky to use a product that fails to describe its mechanism of action.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eMany online customer reviews of Bleame mention skin redness and irritation, and in our opinion the risk of irritation from Bleame is likely higher than from regular shaving.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBleame also costs more than shaving because the device has to be replaced annually.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eFor consumers intent on purchasing Bleame, we recommend doing so from the brand’s website directly rather than using Amazon, because it’s unclear if the Amazon listing is actually managed by Bleame. It may be run by a competitor because the product looks different and is priced different.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-03-15T23:02:40-04:00","updated_at":"2024-02-22T12:34:37-05:00","summary_html":"We explain our concerns about Bleame, compares its cost to other hair removal methods like shaving and waxing and features real customer reviews suggesting it may cause skin irritation and redness.","template_suffix":"","handle":"bleame-review","tags":"_related:cosmetics"}

Bleame Review: Does the Device Damage Skin?

Bleame Review: Does the Device Damage Skin?


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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

Waxing: $150

Bleame: $0.38

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.

Our Hair Removal Recommendation

The Flasher 2.0 from Nood is our top pick for a hair removal device.

This device is cleared by the FDA and uses IPL technology, which is clinically shown to be effective and safe for hair removal as we documented above in this article.

Since this is a physical device, there are no risks of systemic effects or absorption.

Interested consumers can check out The Flasher 2.0 from Nood at this link to the product page on the brand’s official website.

Bleame Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Bleame in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Cheaper than laser
  • Cheaper than waxing
  • Most online reviews claims it’s effective

Cons:

  • 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
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Conclusion

We do not recommend using Bleame. While it may be effective for hair removal, it’s totally unclear to us how this device works, and it seems risky to use a product that fails to describe its mechanism of action.

Many online customer reviews of Bleame mention skin redness and irritation, and in our opinion the risk of irritation from Bleame is likely higher than from regular shaving.

Bleame also costs more than shaving because the device has to be replaced annually.

For consumers intent on purchasing Bleame, we recommend doing so from the brand’s website directly rather than using Amazon, because it’s unclear if the Amazon listing is actually managed by Bleame. It may be run by a competitor because the product looks different and is priced different.