Come on ladies hands up, how many of you have run out of your own shaving gel or razor heads and used the old mans instead?
Well i know i have plenty of times, and believe me i've paid for it, his gel stinks to high heaven and the razors cut my legs to ribbons, it looks as though Freddie Krugers slashed me with his weird knife finger things!
Legs red raw and bloody i learnt my lesson and splashed out on a can of Veet (formally known as immac) bladeless hair removal gel, yippee no more nasty razor cuts.
The gel comes in a 150ml can and is a nice pink colour, pretty hard to miss when it's sat on the shelf at boots.
It cost me roughly about £4.00, give or take a few pence, and the scent is Floral Sensation, although it smells exactly the same as immac did years ago.
The idea of this gel is to prepare your hair for easy hair removal with the aid of the Rasera bladeless tool, it looks like a regular razor minus the blade head.
Its designed for removing under arm, leg and bikini line hair, the can says it can be used any where, then says it should not be used on the scalp, face, breast, genitals or perianal areas, which i find misleading, as if you dont read the can properly you could end up with very sore private parts.
It also says you should not use if you have moles, spotty, broken, sun burnt skin, or skin that has been shaved in the last 72 hours, or skin that has had a reaction to hair removal gel in the past.
As with most products these days a patch test is reccommended, i put a little gel on my ankle before going to bed and luckily enough i was ok.
It also says that you should wait at least 24 hours after using before applying anti perspirant, going swimming or sun bathing.
The directions for use are very simply, use in an empty bath or shower, or a tiled floor as any spillage will cause discolouration to carpets.
Spread the gel evenly over the hair, and wash hands right away, then prepare to be patient, time the gel very carefully as your not supposed to leave it on longer than 3 minutes.
After 3 minutes use the bladeless tool to test the hair, if it comes off easily you can remove the rest of it, if not leave for another 3 minutes, but make sure the gel is removed after the 3 minutes even if the hair comes off or not.
When your done just wash the remaining gel off and bingo you've got super smooth bits! wash hands right away as well, along with the bladeless tool and the can nozzel.
I loved this gel so much i persuaded my boyfriend to let me do his big toes as they were very hairy, and yes it worked on him just as well.
This gel is produced by Reckitt Benckiser, Dansom lane, Hull, and further info can be found at www.veet.co.uk.
So ladies dont be tempted to use the old mans rusty old razor, splash out and treat your bits to a can of veet!
I always say my youngest daughter is nearly 16 going on 21 when anyone asks her age, these days kids seem to grow up more mature for their ages. The cloths and makeup they wear gets them admitted into clubs and pubs long before they are old enough to be in them. One day they are your little darlings the next time you look your seeing a beautiful 5ft 6in slim young woman looking back at you. Time plays tricks on us all the time, but you know that your daughter is turning into a young woman when you notice the Immac on her cosmetic shelf of her room. Hair removal is one thing you never seem to bother about when your a young girl, makeup yes but hair removal no. Then you get to the age where you want to have silky smooth legs without having to cover them up with tights, or fake tan. So you progress to the use of Immac hair removal cream. Immac which has now changed it's name to Veet is made by Reckitt Benckiser. The cream comes in a white plastic tube which is 100ml with a blue twist off top. The words Veet are written on the box it is sold in. The one my daughter uses is sensative plus with sweet almond milk. It comes with a little spatula for you to spread the cream onto the area of skin you want the hair removed from. Squeeze the cream onto your skin, spread with the spatula and make sure you cover all the hairs. leave this on the skin for 5 minutes, remove the cream with the spatula and rinse the skin well. It says not to use soap and to pat the skin dry after use. So after following instructions on a little patch on my arm whilst writting this, I will now rinse off. Yes it works, I have a little bold patch on my arm so I'll have to do the rest later. I can however tell you that my arm does feel smooth and I can smell the faint scent of the almonds, which is good as I hate products that leave you smelling chemically. It also moisurises the skin so you don't end up with dry flakey skin after
use. This Immac (Veet) cost £2.99p which i think is a bit pricey, because if you were wanting to do both your legs and arms in the same day then you'd probably need two tubes, this would make it costly. I suppose it is a lot cheaper than waxing and a lot less painfull, so there are up sides to the expense of this cream. I think I'd better get my daughter some more of this cream before she comes home from school, as I'll need to use it so that my arms don't look funny with the patch I have on it. Have fun today!
Hmmmm. Well, having read a couple of other opinions on this product (both, surprisingly, by men!) I'm not sure I can add much in terms of amusement value! I'm afraid I've never used Immac cream on my backside...or anywhere else unusual for that matter!! (if you don't know what I'm talking about, read ADBoyce's opinion on this cream!) However I was surprised that people seem to find this hair removal cream so good. I use it reasonably often, but only because shaving makes the hair grow back thicker, which I don't want, and waxing is painful and inconvenient having to go out etc (it's just occurred to me that I've never tried waxing at home...now maybe that's my solution!) Incidentally I did find a good new solution recently - epilating - you have a little machine that looks like an electric shaver and run it over your skin and it plucks out the hairs. It works well although is rather painful (my gutless sister refuses even to try it!) and takes quite a long time to do a large area like your legs. So anyway, in the end I often turn to Immac (in fact I believe it's actually now called Veet, but it's the same thing). Now I suppose I can't complain too much since if I choose that option it can't be all bad. It's not - but it's not great either! And that phrase they advertise with - 'legs stay smoother longer' I think it is - definitely untrue!! I find that in general although the cream removes most of the hair satisfactorily, it's not perfectly smooth, and what's more the hair grows back within just a couple of days, as opposed to the 3-5 days of lovely smooth legs which the packet claims. Also the cream doesn't seem to work well on very short, stubbly hair, although I can't find anything in the info in the packet which mentions that! The cream works by dissolving the hair below the skin, so that the hair just wipes away and supposedly shouldn <
br>9;t grow back so quickly. I have to say that in one aspect it sticks to its promise - there's no pain involved! But the claim that Immac makes your hair grow back soft and not stubbly is rubbish in my experience. For those who have never used a hair removal cream such as Immac, the method is to spread a thick layer of the cream over the part of the body you want hairless. You do this using the plastic spatula provided. You then leave the cream on your skin for 5 - 10 mins (I always need 10, maybe my hair is just unusually thick or persistent or something!!) When the time's up, you remove the cream using the spatula and then rinse off your skin. The process is reasonably quick and simple, although it can be messy unless you're careful. Many is the time I have accidentally dropped a blob of cream on the bathroom floor as I spread it on, which didn't impress my mum too much!! (Unfortunately the cream bleaches the carpet somewhat so it leaves unpleasant white patches all over the floor!) One thing to watch out for is that Immac cream can't be used all over your body - for instance don't use it on your face! When my boyfriend commented on Immac cream, I offered to demonstrate its powers by using it on a small patch on his cheek. So I put a fat little blob of the stuff on his face...then when he started saying, 'it's tingling, why is it hurting?' I just told him not to be such a big wuss!! Until I read the instruction leaflet more carefully that is...then I noticed the part saying it can severely irritate your skin in certain parts of the body including face! Of course he made a big fuss...and it was only a tiny patch...ah well that's men for you!! :P Anyway so overall not a fantastic product, and it's not cheap either. Also many people object to the smell, although personally I don't find that a problem - it's not a particularly nice smell but neither is it repulsive, and it
39; s not as if you stink of the stuff for the rest of the day or anything! I think the cream does have very different results for different people though, so don't let me put you off trying it out if you feel like it! Just don't expect beautiful smooth legs for a week... In Boots, Immac Sensitive Plus hair removal cream costs £4.95 for a 100ml tube. Be warned though - if you want to do a large area like your legs it takes a LOT of cream!! So buy 3 or 4 tubes.
Yesterday I took my daughter swimming and just as we were getting out of the pool there was a lady getting in who (how can I put this???) had a real problem with bikini line hair, she must have realised surely? How embarrassing! I would rather go topless than show all that! Anyway, it has been my inspiration for my second day of opinions at dooyoo so thank you hairy lady – whoever you are. Right girlies, lets all huddle in close and personal while I tell you my journey to discovering the perfect bikini like defuzzer! About 10 years ago when I first embarked on holidays abroad I tried all the options to make my bikini like look neat (guys - hope you’re not listening to this … I would be mortified) All the creams I tried bought me up in a terrible raging itchy rash which looked worse than what was there in the first place ;o) So from then until a few months ago I have been shaving, which is not ideal as the regrowth is thick and itches like hell - until I read in a magazine about Immac sensitive. I was a bit wary of trying it after my experiences in the past but thought that surely in 10 years there much have been some advancement so was worth a go. It is a thick cream, which goes on easily with no dripping. You get a little spatula in the box which is great for getting the cream on evenly. It says on the box to check it after 5 minutes but I found it actually took 10 minutes for the hair to come away. While it was doing the business I didn’t feel any sensitivity and would have washed it off straight away if I had. What surprised me most is the smell wasn’t too bad, it still has that ‘hair removal cream’ tang but not as bad as I remembered. After the 10 minutes were up I washed it all off and the results were fab, lovely and smooth, there were a couple of stray hairs but I’ve got better at it with practice. The regrowth takes about 3 or four days, I usually reapply it after
four days. It is a hell of a lot different to shaving regrowth, I’m not saying it doesn’t itch at all but it is much less. The tube costs between £4 and £5 depending on where you buy it and does about 6 or 7 applications (depending on how hairy you are I guess) So, lady from the swimming pool if you are reading this – Immac is well worth a try. Jammy xxx
When it comes to removing those unwanted body hairs what I really want to hear is: "New! A cheap and painless way to PERMANENTLY remove body hair!" But that is of course the one thing I don't hear. Instead it's 'No pain, no gain." Yes, if you want a permanent hair removal treatment you have the option of a painful, long winded and expensive process called electrolysis. Which is really only practical for small areas. My hair grows thick and fast and I seem to be waging a constant war against it. Of the temporary hair removal methods I've tried, waxing or plucking hairs is the longest lasting and also the most painful. I have encountered a few problems with this method though. Firstly it leaves the shorter hairs behind, secondly when I use it on my bikini line I get bruising and bleeding and thirdly I get in grown hairs in abundance as they grow back. By far the easiest method is the good old razor. This also has its drawbacks though; for instance the hairs seem to start growing back in a couple of hours, I get a shaving rash on my bikini line, it itches like mad when it grows back and I still get a few in grown hairs. So the remaining method is hair removal cream. With my holiday to Greece looming, I thought it was time to start removing that excess body hair again. After all I am planning to wear a thong bikini and I don't want what my partner terms 'werewolf paws' sticking out either side of my thong or comments like 'Right turn Clyde!' when I expose my legs (for those who don't know, Clyde is the orang-utan in Every Which Way But Loose and I'm a red head). I had some hair removal cream from previous years, but after trying them I realissed that they must be out of date. Nothing for it, but to buy some more (I hate spending money!). At my local Tesco I had the vast choice of Immac with softening oils or Immac sensitive. So I bought the cheapest, the one with softening oil
s at £3.94 for 100ml. The sensitive was about £4.20 for 100ml. The packaging is white and pink with blue writing and apparently Immac is soon to be called Veet (which I'm sure will increase its popularity...). It comes with a 'Perfect Touch Spatula' which is a wavy piece of translucent blue plastic, with green rubber ends. The instructions suggest that you test skin reaction by applying the cream to a small part of the area you wish to treat following the directions for use. if after 24 hours there has been no reaction, then it is safe to use. Being an impatient person and having never had adverse reactions to these sorts of creams before, I only waited 12 hours. However, I'm sure you sensible people out there won't follow my bad example! I decided to do my de-furring before my morning shower so that I could rinse off straight afterwards. The directions for use are written on the side of the box in English only, rather than on a piece of paper inside the box with fifty different language translations that you have to sift through. Directions for use read: * Carefully squeeze the cream straight onto your skin in vertical lines. Using the back of the spatula provided spread the cream thickly enough to cover the hairs. Replace the cap after use. * Leave the cream on the skin for 5 minutes (never more than 10 minutes), then gently use the head of the spatula to test a small area. If hair comes away easily the cream has been on long enough. Remove the rest of the cream with the head of the spatula. DO NOT GUESS THE TIME ALLOWED, USE A WATCH. Do not allow to dry on the skin. * Rinse immediately using lukewarm water. Do not use soap. Pat dry gently and enjoy smoother legs. Okay...well I started with my bikini line and was struggling a bit with the rather large Perfect Touch Spatula, so I used my finger to get a neater line. Probably not a good idea as after rinsing I noticed that my finger n
ail had gone rather rough and suddenly remembered that nails are composed of the same material as hair. So determined not to make any more mistakes I followed the instructions for my lower legs. I squeezed the cream on in lines and attempted to use the Spatula to spread it out evenly. The Spatula, however, proved very awkward to use and I could not get the cream to spread evenly. I ended up using one of the spatulas which had come with another cream. I left the cream on for approximately 5 minutes and then tested a patch as instruced. The hairs seemed to come away easily so I removed the rest using the rubber end of the fancy spatula. This was actually quite effective. It's king of like using a razor, but without the risk of cutting yourself. Initially it looked as though all my unwanted hairs had been removed, but when I was dry I noticed that I still had some short bits left. Particularly on my left leg which hadn't been left quite as long as the other areas. I realise that I should probably have left it on a bit longer. As the instructions tell you to wait 48 hours between uses, I decide to leave it a couple of days before trying again. My legs felt quite soft and the short hairs which were left didn't pose too much of a problem as they were softer than stubble usually is. Two days later... This time I left it on for a bit longer. The results were much better on my legs, although I still had a certain amount of stubble on my bikini line (must be the wiry hairs...). I had meant to try the cream on my under arm hair as well, but I forgot. I used approximately one third of the tube for each application on my bikini line and lower legs. The smell was initially okay, kind of floral, but once it had been on for a bit it smelt rather like burnt hair, except more putrid. Not very nice to say the least, but then I suppose that's to be expected when slathering chemicals on your hairs. I got a few in grown hairs, but not a
s many as I tend to get shaving.
Across the Customer Service Desk where I work the rumours abound. Everyone is talking about me or rather a certain part of my anatomy. I apologise now to anyone who is likely to be offended by this but sadly that is what I face every time I go into work. You see the whole episode started when I made the mistake of letting slip that I happened to have removed the hair from a certain part of my anatomy one Friday evening. Working with women as I do, you often find yourself involved in conversations a typical male would never hear tell of. The sorts where discussions on nail polish, foundation, underwear and face creams abound. More often than not the conversation revolves around trips to the sun bed, fake tan and moisturiser. However on this occasion the conversation just happened to be concerned with hair removal creams. And, true to form, clumsy old me piped up and declared my trust in said product and how good it was. As you can imagine, before me stood four blank faces gazing in awe at my declaration. And just as you are now wondering, the imminent question followed as each and everyone wanted to know just where I had applied said hair removal cream on my body. Rather embarrassed I decided that I ought to clarify any assumptions they may have been quick to make and pointed out that I now had a rather smooth bottom because it was on that part of my body that I had decided to experiment with the spanking great tube of Immac. Boldly going where no man had gone before (just to clarify any other strange assumptions) I decided to remove the huge tufts of hair that spoilt the look of my tiny little posterior. Why I actually did it remains to be seen since the hair was not causing any obtrusion and certainly wasn’t in a position where my beauty was being compromised. But strangely enough I decided it was just the right time to rid my little bottom of its coat. Shaving is something I’m not that good at, at the best of times and hence to attack
my bum fluff with a razor would not have been a sensible suggestion. Pouring hot wax over it wasn’t an option either as I likely would have scalded myself and perhaps more delicate areas of my body in the process. So step forward option three in the form of Immac (soon to be called Veet I’m told) Sensitive Plus Hair Removal Cream. To save my blushes I had decided it would be best if I bought this online rather than venture to the shops and buy it myself. Rather discreetly I sat down to my computer, clicked on Wellbeing.com and added the little box to my cyber shopping trolley. A week later it was with me and eager as a beaver (with a hairy bottom) I set upon the instructions, my hairy bottom and the shower. When you consider that I just had to tell all my female colleagues, spending £4.75 at Wellbeing.com was a little unjust especially since Tesco sell it for a mere £4.51 and that’s not accounting for my staff discount. Within the little box of hair removing magic there is a 100ml tube of cream that resembles something of a mixture of toothpaste and moisturising cream. The smell is somewhat different and is a little bit tricky to describe. It’s not a nasty pong but it’s not pleasant either. Think perming lotion and the whiff that lingers in your granny’s hairdressers and you wont be too far from the scent. They also enclose a handy spatula – the purpose of which I shall explain now. There’s also a handy set of instructions that you might like to read if it’s your first time. Personally, I didn’t think there could be too much science involved to warrant reading a set of instructions and so cut to the chase. The little spatula is a handy device for smoothing the creamy goo onto the parts of your anatomy that you wish to de-fluff. And so it was that I slopped a great dollop onto my little derriere and as the instructions dictate left it for approximately five minutes to work i
ts ma gic. This is the important stage and the directions on the side of the tube (handy if you happen to lose the leaflet) state that you leave it on for five minutes “timed with a watch” so its obviously important that you don’t walk around and forget that you have a huge patch of white cream stuck to your behind. The other important thing is that you aren’t supposed to rub the cream into your skin. Instead the little spatula is to be used to spread it evenly across the area you want to make bald. Five minutes later I went to the bathroom and using my best impression of a contortionist tried in vain (excuse the pun) to see the finished results. The spatula has nifty rubber bits at each end and it’s with these that you use a gliding motion to remove the now extinct hair. Alas after one stroke I had a large dollop of hair and Immac mulch on the end of my spatula (I assure you there was no innuendo intended!) ready to be passed down the sink. Luckily the cream washes away with ease and after approximately ten strokes I had a bottom as smooth as a babies… bottom; hair free and soft. The results, I must admit, were amazing and what was surprising was that the product is in no way harsh. You must be careful again to pat dry your skin afterwards so as not to inflame it. If you like it’s pretty safe to apply some moisturiser to the now hair free area although on this occasion there had been enough cream on my bottom to last me a lifetime! I specifically chose the Immac Sensitive Plus Cream because I have sensitive skin and not wanting to create any adverse reactions I chose to air on the side of caution when choosing which product to use. Obviously if this product is strong enough to remove hair from your body its not the sort of thing you want to mess with and you are advised against ingesting it or putting it anywhere near your genitals, eyes or other delicate regions. It does contain ‘salts
of thiogl ycolic aci d’ w hich, I presume, are what kills off the hair. If you do find yourself starting to react with the product then it’s probably best that you stop using it. And of course if you have any questions you might like to call their customer help line on 0845 769 7079 before you use it. There are other products in the Immac range including a mousse, bikini line waxing kit and a waxing kit. They also offer a regular, non-sensitive version of this particular cream at around 50p cheaper. Whether I chose to venture into removing the hair from other parts of my body remains to be seen. That’s not a reflection on the quality of this product for it certainly worked as well as it said it would. Sadly I’m not sure if I want to walk around like a bald eagle for a bit of hair on a man is after all symbolic of his masculinity. Nowadays in work they refer to me as Mr. Smooth and all variations of the word ‘bum’ (I’m such an ass etc. etc…) but for me the novelty of hair removal has reaped rewards in the form of a lovely smooth bottom. What I have spent on Immac I have saved on toilet paper and the fact that everyone is talking about me in work has just added to my popularity. It’s not everyday you have hoards of women talking about a part of your body as much as my female colleagues do. And so, for now I’m quite happy to bask in the limelight that is my conversation piece bottom. Besides, for once it’s not the size they’re talking about!
IMMAC BIKINI LINE WITH COCOA BUTTER I hate the stubble left behind by shaving and waxing can be expensive (if not painful to endure). So I invested in a tube of Immac hair remover especially formulated for the delicate area known as the bikini line. Immac Bikini Line comes in a small tube containing 50ml and a tube of finishing cream containing 25ml both of which have cocoa butter added as an extra skin softening treatment. When using for the first time they recommend a test patch 1” square to check for any allergic reactions. After 24 hrs if there is no adverse reactions you can use it as directed. DIRECTIONS FOR USE Apply Immac Bikini Line Gentle Hair Removing Cream thickly and evenly over clean dry skin, using your fingertips and avoid rubbing in. Leave for 4 – 10 mins for fine hair, up to 15mins for coarser hair Wipe off cream with damp cotton wool or a damp flannel Rinse thoroughly with luke warm water, and pat dry with a towel Apply a thin layer of the finishing cream. HOW OFTEN CAN YOU USE IT You are recommended to always wait 48 hours between applications and most people find that 5 - 6 days gives excellent results. The usual warnings are given such as to avoid contact with the eyes. Do not use on eyebrows or on inflamed or broken skin. Keep out of the reach of children. Contains Thiogycollate I used it 3 times in a week following full instructions, I left it on for as long and I could, and still ended up with a razor. It may be OK if your hair is very fine. Does it work? No Would I recommend it? No - although it may work for you Cost me about £6.00 but I have had this tube for ages (due to lack of use) so it may be more expensive now. The pack contains no helpline number or mention of a website, so can of shaving foam and a disposable razor in hand, hair I go again.
Immac is a hair removing cream, but I am sure everyone knows that already. It comes in a white 100ml tube with a spatula to remove the cream. I've been using immac for quite a while now as it is effective and leaves your legs or wherevere you are using immac feeling soft and smooth. To use immac, squeeze some on to your spatula, and spread the cream to cover your hairs. Leave it on for 5 minutes, or no longer than 10 minutes. Then remove the cream with the spatula. the you are hair free! I usually leave the cream on for 5 minutes, but it depends on how long your hairs are really. The longer they are, then leave on for 10 minutes. You will not have to use immac again for about 3 or 4 days afterwards. The cream has softening oils in it to make your skin feel a lot softer. They do feel softer once done as well. You can use immac on:- Your legs arms upper lip bikini area under arms I buy immac from morrison's, and this size tube that I have cost me £3.99, but it does last for quite a while though. You can get a smaller size in it which costs about £2.49 I think. You can buy immac from supermarkets, boots, superdrugs and many other places. The ingrediants in immac for anyone that is interested are:- Aqua, cetearyl alcohol, urea, potassium thioglycolate, calcium hydroxide, ceteareth 20, ppg-15 stearyl Ether, sodium magnesium silicate, parfum, titanium dioxide, propylene glycol, acrylate copolymer, parraffinium liquidum, prunus dulcis, and sodium gluconate. Immac does smell nicer than it used to, but it's still not a very nice smell though. I can not say what it smells of though. If you have any comments on immac call:- UK =0845 769 7079 Eire - 01 661731 Write to:- Reckitt Benckiser PO Box 118 Clevedon BS21 7ZH
Since I started having to de-fluff my legs, more than ten years ago now, I have periodically returned to Immac Cream, in the naive belief that maybe they've improved it over this time. Nonsense. For those who do not know, this little cream used to come in a tube with glamorous ladies on the packaging. (I believe this variety is still sold in smaller, non franchise chemists stores, usually found in crappy twelve-shop mini-malls.) The leaflet promises wonderfully smooth legs for up to tem days at a time, and says it takes only ten minutes to apply. This promise evokes thoughts of sex at any time, swimming without the hassle and wearing skirts whilst impressing friends with the silk hanky trick. Immac even claimed more recently that their new plastic spatula had been shaped to allow the poorer sex to hold it while getting to all those difficult areas with ease. Handy? No. The plastic spatula is shaped just like a razor, which is kind of ironic, because by the time you've taken the cream off, you might as well have shaved your legs! Immac is also available in a handy roller type casing, kind of like a fat roll-on deodourant with tyre treads on the top. The idea is that you can roll the cream onto your legs, rather than spreading it on. Wonder how much money that took them... But, alas, the 'rose' fragranced cream still smells like cooked roses that have boiled dry. Each time I return to the depilatory cream idea I have tried different brands, and althought they all are bad, the smell of Immac stays firmly in my memory. Immac also has given me various degrees of chemical burns. On the instruction leaflet it advises to leave the stuff on for ten minutes, after which if you still have hair (or skin!)just to check it regularly. After this you must rinse with ater, but are not allowed to use soap on the areas you applied it to. The smell remains... THE HAIR HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED COMPLETELY FROM MY
LEGS, BUT THE SKIN HAS!!!!!!!!!!!! USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I recently bought Immac bikini line cream because i was desperate to find something that worked. It's not that i'm a hairy beast, i just prefer to have my body look that way and well.. waxing was certainly not the answer! Mom had bought me a sugaring set for my birthday and taking a big breathe i applied it to the offending area and... RIPPPPPPPP.. i almost screamed in pain. I was actually bent over with my eyes screwed up it hurt so much. Looking at the big red patch i decided it was definitely time to buy a hair removal cream.. after all, there's got to be a less painful way then this! Hasn't there?! Strolling into good ol' Superdrug they had a half price sale on Immac and i quickly snapped up some bikini line remover. Rushing home, it sounds kinda pervy but i couldn't wait to use it! The instructions were fairly easy to follow and i used the stopwatch on my mobile to time i didn't go over the specified 5-6 minutes. With the little green spatula provided i smoothed the cream on with the back of it and left it with a thick even layer. One thing i did notice was the smell. Why is it that all depilatory creams have to smell like mouldy cucumbers?! This one was not as strong as others i had tried but it was still there.. Bloody awful!! As the 6 mintues approached i slowly scraped away the hairs to see the results. OH MY GOD!! Some bits were smooth and some bits had little hairs all over it. The instructions advised me not to reapply the cream until 2 days after the last application and i was slightly annoyed. The finishing cream was quite nice though. It would have been nicer if there was a scent to it to take away the cucumber one but no such luck! It was fairly hard to rub in but after five minutes of constant rubbing it finally soaked into my skin and felt quite soft. The next morning i woke up and was quite peeved. My hair had all grown back in a mass stubble patch and because you should
only use this cream on hairs more than 1 inch long i was stuck with a beard where it shouldn't be. So far, i've managed to hide this embarrassing incident from my boyfriend.. but i warn all you out there - don't buy it! So far I have tried Nair and this Immac one and neither have produced very good results. Im yet to find a solution that will without causing me a lot of pain! This cream was quite expensive but does go a long way, I'd guess you could probably get at least 4 applications from it. The spatula was great because it really eased application and i really didn't want to get the smelly cream on my hands! I wouldn't not recommend this because maybe it is because i am dark haired that it didn't work well. I did follow the instructions religiously and it didn't work for me. For your money you get a funky little applicator spatula which im going to keep for future cream purchases, a 50 ml tube of depilatory cream, and a 50ml tube of after cream to help soothe and moisturise the area. (soothe?! this is completely pain free!! - actually, i did get a nasty rash the next day from the itchy stubble) Try it yourself.. i'd love to hear your comments and die in jealously of your smoothness :) Oh by the way it was about £4.50.
I tried immac's special bikini line depilatory cream and it has put me off depilatory creams forever. I was a bit rushed before going on holiday so I picked this product up the day before going away and thought I could just take it along and use it in my hotel before exposing my 'line' on the beach. I applied the stuff, which didn't smell too bad but which felt a bit unpleasant, cold and sticky and then I waited for the specified time and eagerly jumped in the shower to reveal my new underwear-modelesque fuzz free body. However, to my horror, nothing much had happened. After having to rub at the skin to get the hair off I had loads of stubble. It was as if the cream had just dissolved the hair above the surface of the skin and it definately did not make me fit to be seen in my bikini. I was so dissapointed and had to resort to shaving (which I don't recommend either unless you are particularly fond of being v.itchy). Needless to say, I do not recommend that you waste your time and money on this stuff. I'm going to try waxing now.
I was very excited when I first thought about this product.. no more shaving and I would be smooth in less than 10 miniutes, although thats what the leaflet told me!! In reality it was very messy and it smelt unpleasent.It was also difficult not to get it on to sensitive areas and when it did it burnt. I also have a cesearian scar which it left red and very sore, this annoyed me as I was not aware this could happen and nowhere on the packaging or information leaflet warned me of this. After all this I was not left totaly smooth and the parts that were did not stay that way for very long.Also i'd like to add that you can not use soap afterwards incase of irritation so you were left with an unpleasent smell.Needless to say i will not be using this product again nor will I be recommending it.
For all the time you waste and the smell you put up with, this product is totally abysmal! Girls, stick to shaving. Admittedly, it doesn't last very long, but you'll get a smoother and, if you use the right blade, softer effect. They recommend you leave the cream on for five minutes and then scrape it off with the plastic thing they give you. Then you have to rinse the area well. I had to do my legs in small patches because I didn't want to get the mess everywhere, and I spent literally hours carrying out the apply/wait/scrape/rinse procedure. It became rather tedious, and when I realised it wasn't working I got a little peeved. You find little patches you'd missed and then you end up having to go back with a shaver anyway, so it'd be preferable to simply use one in the first place. They claim you get a softer regrowth, I did not notice this. They didn't give me enough in the packet to do the whole of my legs, and believe me, I have pretty short legs. What would anyone else do??
This cream removed all the hair off my legs, unfortunately it removed half my skin as well, and left a nasty rash. I have since used Boots own brand of remover and found it to be less abrasive, but also less effective. I have been told that the way these products work is to melt the hair off, surely this can`t be good for the skin underneath?! Also a word of warning to anyone who is as stupid as me who decides to finish off those stray hairs left from waxing with a delapidatory cream DONT!! I did this once to my bikini area and was in AGONY the whole area swelled up and I could hardly walk!