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The Tinkle is my favorite beauty tool! Yep – the Tinkle!

No, it’s not something you use in the bathroom with your kiddos. The Tinkle razor is a single blade razor that you can use to dermaplane your skin at home!

What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a skin care treatment that removes dead skin cells and even better it removes the vellus hairs, the fine facial hair also referred to as peach fuzz. In a nutshell, it’s shaving your face. 😳

Please note: If you have skin concerns or have had skin issues in the past, please consult with your dermatologist before trying to dermaplane at home. This product and process have worked well for us though may not be suitable for all skin types.

grandparents posing for photo

Bless my grandmother and her fuzzy little face that through genetics she passed on to me. And, well – I have to say, I am not really fond of having peach fuzz. Nor are many of the other women I know. So when I learned about the Tinkle razor, I was quite excited to give it a try.

The Tinkle is SUPER easy to use and costs right around $5 for a SIX PACK on Amazon! 😱

To use it to dermaplane at home, you start with clean dry skin. Then, holding the Tinkle at a 45-degree angle, you take it across your face using gentle upward motions to gently scrape the dead skin and peach fuzz off your face. It’s truly that easy!

You may have to play around with the direction and angle you are holding the blade until you get a feel for it. However, when you are doing it properly, you will see the hairs and dead skin on the blade.


Worried about the hair growing back?

woman using Tinkle razor on face

Vellus hairs (or “peach fuzz”) does not grow back thicker and darker. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before. I have been using the Tinkle for over a year and when the hair starts to grow back, it is still blonde peach fuzz.

What are the benefits of using a Tinkle razor?

woman holding tinkle dermaplane

Supposedly, removing the peach fuzz and dead skin is beneficial as the fine hairs trap debris and oils and give skin a dull look. After removing the peach fuzz and dead skin, your skincare products should work more efficiently, since they can penetrate the skin more easily.

My skin looks so much smoother and my makeup goes on more easily.

woman looking at face in mirror

P.S. If you decide to give it a try, make sure that you purchase a Tinkle and not a Twinkle. Apparently, they are a knock off, and you don’t want to get the wrong one!

And no, this is not a sponsored post – I just love my Tinkle! 😍


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Comments 65

  1. ClaireM

    Been using Tinkles for years! Love them! Keep one in your purse so when you flip down your mirror in the car and realize your “mustache” is all of a sudden large and in charge!

    • Jennifer

      One in the car, one in the little pocket in my purse, and one in the bathroom drawer👍🏼

  2. Mitch

    I had to double check to make sure this wasn’t April first yet 🤣

    • PrincessMom

      Oh my gosh, same here! lol

      • Cheri

        Yep! It made me think about which month we are in!

    • sue

      Same😂😂

  3. teach4

    How often do you need to use it?

    • Amy L.

      Some do it once a week. I always do mine on the 1st of the month.

  4. sue

    I’m more of a plucker myself. But, I can see how this could be useful. For regular users, does using this make you fuzz grow in faster??

    • lauratucker

      I’ve been doing it for over a year and it doesn’t grow thicker or quicker. And I don’t do it very often like once every other week.

    • Amy

      Shaving doesn’t make your hair grow back faster or thicker period. That is a big myth 😊

      • C

        Amy- I disagree- it’s different for everyone- my hair that has been shaved on my legs and armpits is both thicker and darker than it ever was (and is both thicker and darker than places that have never been shaved, like my arms (I’m talking blonde versus dark brown and a peach fuzz consistency vs thick)… albeit for some reason my thighs don’t follow this trend)… when you shave it is a potential that it comes back thicker and darker (also one of my friends who was in an accident and had brain surgery had her entire head shaved by doctors, her hair grew back thicker (maybe slightly darker- her hair was already pretty dark))…. so if your hair doesn’t come back thicker and darker, you are lucky!

  5. Lori

    I’m also a plucker but I’m gonna give this a try. Looks so easy. Thank you so much for this post!

  6. Julie

    That photo is frightening me! Ordering two…

  7. Jennifer

    I bought some of these a few months ago when I saw a good deal on Amazon after remembering the post on Hip2save from last year. I really love these. I do have peach fuzz, almost like fuzzy little sideburns, and this easily removes them. I don’t have to use it again for a couple weeks or so because it comes back fuzzy so it’s not like shaving your legs where you have to rigidly stay on top of it. I also use it for tiny hairs around my lips and I use them if I have stray hairs around my eyebrows. I have hairs that grow at the end of my eyebrows almost to my hairline! Yes, I am a werewolf😂

    • Lori

      Hahaha…werewolf! Too funny!

    • Jenn

      I am a werewolf as well! lol My name also happens to be Jennifer. I have always been told I was born with fuzz and it never went away like with most babies 🤣🤣 Having dark hair just makes it worse. The hair on my face where my side burn area and down is has never bothered me until recently when I started seeing women say they took that off.

  8. tipaye

    Thanks!

  9. marissa31

    These are great at first, but have found give me horrible blemishes and tons of ingrown hairs, both from thicker hair and the small peach fuzz. I end up with clogged pores all along my jawline, and have been left with some scaring on my cheeks from the tiny peach fuzz that struggled to regrow. All skin is different. If you are prone to adult acne, you may want to reconsider.

    • tracy

      I agree… I actually love dermaplaning but I need to be very careful . I’m in my late forties and still prone to occasional acne etc. if I’m too over zealous when doing this, I will breakout. I find that it’s still worth it for me to do periodically though.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! Thanks so much for the helpful warning and for sharing your experience with us. We sure appreciate it!

    • a

      Yes i have tried this and would caution to research first or ask a dermatologist first like the post says since this can aggravate those that are acne-prone. I do love using these for eyebrows though!

    • Tessa Fulmer

      Yes, as an esthetician of 20 years, who does not offer dermaplaning(so no gains here), this can be a terrible idea for some. I cannot tell you how many clients I have had to do “rescue missions” after using these. Allergic type reactions, and horrible acne. If you are even thinking about doing it, try a test patch.

      • Eve

        I 100% agree, I started dermaplaning and was wondering why my once crystal clear skin started braking out all along my jaw line, I mean huge bumps on my neck & face it was a mess 😩and I NEVER broke out or had acne before, I thought it was hormonal or I was starting to get adult acne, but when I stopped dermaplaning it all cleared up, now I just get wax beads and wax my face instead, I almost want to shave the peach fuzz off sometimes just because it’s a lot more convenient but the thought of my skin going back to having those huge bumps on isn’t worth it, i was even left with 2 scars on my face from 2 of the bumps, Never again lol!!!

    • Jenn

      Thank you!! The hair never bothered me until I started seeing that people got rid of it. This makes me rethink even trying. I have sensitive skin and have a hard time when eve shaving my legs and other…areas. I have also been fighting hormonal acne since around June/July of last year. So this makes me not want to even try. You saved me tears!

  10. ashdlop

    Has any one used this in place of getting brow and lip waxing?

    • Amy L.

      I have. Also, where I went for brow waxing would use this on my forehead just to eliminate any visible sign of a new wax. I also feel like I’m getting better results with my skincare too because it is being applied directly to the skin without the fine hairs being in the way.

  11. S

    I bought these the first time you posted it and LOVE them!!! 100 stars. I am very light skinned with baby fine hair, but after two kids I felt like I had alot of it. This is amazing! I use it once a week. My face is smooth and have never had a problem. If you have any facial hair get this. Makes a huge difference. You will use less products on your face and it feels great!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh wow! Happy to hear how great these have been for your skin, S! Thanks a bunch for taking a moment to comment!

  12. Josie

    Amazon has 12 for $6.89.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing, Josie! I also find a few different purchase options for these through the link above. Hope that helps!

  13. Jill

    I don’t use that kind but I love doing my own derma planning. My face feels sooo amazing afterwards

  14. Sunflower

    I love this product. I use this around my upper lip about every other month. About twice a year I have to literally use it on my entire face. I use this in between my 10 weeks laser on my chin and upper neck. I have acne-prone skin. I have to layer my skin with coconut or olive oil first. If I don’t I will itch all day.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for the helpful tip on the coconut or olive oil!

  15. Su

    I’d Keep the peach fuzz, otherwise you’ll be shaving until the day you die.
    My mom had to.

    • a

      It would just be maintenance to keep up with. You could stop and choose to let it grow out.

      • Su

        Growout omg she would have had a beard.
        My poor mother had black stubble if she missed a day.

        Interestingly enough she didn’t have much hair on her legs, however her face was a daily problem.

  16. nita

    Funny I just got 4 of these for $2 at Marshall’s on clearance. Have never used and wondering if this will cause ingrown or thicker hair to grow back. I thought it would be good for overall exfoliating, not so much for hair removal. I think skincare is so individual so you have to be careful, what works for one may not work for another. Will try patch test first.

  17. Laurie Villotta

    I have dark coarse black hair on my jawline and under chin. From what I am reading. I do not think this would be for me.

  18. Be careful

    If you haven’t done this before do your research.
    I follow someone on IG that did it and now has permanent problems because of it. She has cysts all over her face that she has to pay thousands to correct. It sounds like she will always have this.
    Just look at the side effects before jumping on this!

  19. RK

    I had barely visible hair on my face. The I tried something like this and I have developed ingrown hair and cysts all over my face. May not be the case with others. But be careful, better try it on a small area on your face for few days before using it on your full face.

  20. Be careful

    If you have Instagram go look at bluebird kisses. Under her highlights under “skincare” read about her experience.

  21. Michelle

    I have some light peach fuzz and these work great. I use it every couple of weeks or so (when I remember.) Caveat: These are razors and you can still cut yourself (I cut my chin.) Best practice is to keep the blade moving downward (easy to do on the cheeks.) More caution is needed on the jaw and under the neck, if you have to sweep upward.

    Found three on ebay super cheap (cheapier than Amazon!) Have to wait a little longer, because they are from China.

  22. a

    I like using these types of razors to get the fine hairs underneath my eyebrows and between them. For dermplaning – not so much since I am acne prone and find that the process aggravates my skin. Try watching some videos on YouTube to see if it’s for you.

  23. Mcall26

    Love these. I have such sensitive skin, tweezing left me red, waxes I’ve tried have left me with a mustache of zits in place of the little hairs, I even tried nair, the smell would make me gag. I am very pleased with these! I find it really helps a lot for me to use it right out of the shower.

  24. Anne

    Please be careful using these for dermaplaning. Like micro-needling, there are some things better left to professionals! These are great for eyebrow and lip hair removal, but I wouldn’t want to risk trying my whole face. Like others have said, it can lead to ingrown hairs, cysts, and increased acne. If you have any existing acne or open cuts, you shouldn’t do this because it can spread infection (and acne) around to more parts of your face.

    • a

      I’d try eyebrows or lip hair before doing a full face if you think you might be acne prone or sensitive.

  25. Michelle O'Banion

    Just an LOL for ‘hair’ drawn on sweet model face !!! Ya’ll!!! 🤣🤣😂😁😀

  26. Liz

    I ordered the right ones and were sent the knockoffs!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! Were you able to contact them for a refund or exchange?

  27. Sarah Wheeler

    When I was studying Anatomy in college, we were doing a skin unit and discussed that men often have younger looking skin than women of the same age because they regularly shave, increasing their skin cell turn over. So I’m always intrigued by dermaplaning and a little scared because of my sensitive skin. I use that Finishing Touch shaver and it also takes down those freaky wild hairs.

    • Jessica

      Yes! I have one finishing touch pen size shaver in purse and one at home. I too only have peach fuzz but I hate the look of it. So much safer and dead skin still comes off a bit.

  28. Holli Henderson

    I have them too. And they are awesome

  29. Suzanne

    I have been using tinkle wands for about 5 years and I tell everyone about them. I love them! I didn’t think I was that hairy until I was in a field trip with friends and one of them was using it and we got to talking about it and she said let me show you. Oh my gosh, I was so embarrassed by all the peach fuzz that came off the sides of my face. I get regular long black hairs that grow under my chin and I still pluck those but I use a wand every month or so to get my mustache and peach fuzz. Occasionally, I’ll be itchy for a little bit after and get a couple zits. But it’s totally worth it. I love the coconut oil idea. I’m totally going to try it! I’m not high maintenance at all but really feel this is a staple for me. My dear grandma was also hairy and after my grandpa died, she used his electric razor everyday. 😂

  30. Scared and Hairy

    I’m scared. I made the stupid decision to shave my chin when I was pregnant. I only had 2 black hairs that kept growing back and I chose to shave. Biggest regret ever….I get tons of thick black hairs on my chin now. I have to pluck every other day!!!

    • Tricia

      Me too, made that mistake when I was 17 and now at 36 I’m still paying the price. I have to epilate now every few days 🙄

  31. Sara

    I think some of you may need to talk to your doctor, thick black hair and cystic acne are not normal, and are usually caused by a hormone imbalance. It should not happen from dermaplaning.
    I had problems with both, I was too embarrassed to tell anyone so plucked multiple times a day. Finally, told my doctor and I have an extreme hormone imbalance. I have to take medicine to even it out <3 <3
    S/N I love dermaplaning and have had it done monthly/ bimonthly for about 5 years. No increase of facial hair, and skin seems to be less oily overall.

  32. Lili S

    Update: 1/22/20, 1am CST: $6.89 will get you 12 razors!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing, Lili S!

  33. Audra

    Even if you don’t use these on your face- they are great for shaving sweaters! I put on a much loved sweater today and noticed that there was piling (I think that’s what it is called) on it. I decided to grab my Tinkle and shave it off. Took a few minutes but it’s amazing how much better it looked!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh cool! Thanks for the helpful tip, Audra!

  34. JRN

    Peach fuzz on your face isn’t bad…its there for a reason. Mainly to protect your skin from harmful bacterias hence why some ended up with acne.
    I’d use this for small patches but not your whole face. We have small hairs for a reason. Try your eyebrows but leave the small fuzz. (Derm RN)

    • Clippy

      Long time tinkler here!
      I use mostly for mustache hairs, but also under eyebrows.
      I also have thick black hair, but have not had any skin issues from using. I sometimes use between brows and chin area, no issues.
      I do not use over all my face, just the little hairy areas

  35. Paulette

    Tinkle says specifically on their site that “We get a lot of questions asking whether the Tinkles on Amazon are authentic or not. Our store does not sell Tinkles on Amazon. There are different versions of authentic packaging.” and show examples. I would be very weary of ordering these from Amazon

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