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Brand: Nair / Spray / Type: Hair Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Smoothes, Moisturizes,

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      21.09.2012 17:48
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      A cheap hair removal cream, but not an 100% effective one for me

      I used to buy hair removal creams quite often, but I was never 100% satisfied by the results. I hated the sulphuric rotten egg smell that so many of them had, and I found the results patchy at best. I now usually use a combination of exfoliating hair removal mits and either disposable or electric razors. However, I saw that Nair has come down in price and is now often available in for £1 so I thought it may be worth trying again. I was attracted to the brands Moisturising Hair Removal Cream because it was promising a "fresh floral fragrance". That sounded much better!



      THE PRODUCT AND WHAT IT CLAIMS TO DO

      Nair comes in several variants, such as sensitive, as well as the moisturising one that I bought. The creams are also available in several different packaging types, such as sachets, bottles and tubes. I bought the 100ml tube because I thought this was better value than the twin pack of single use sachets which were also available for £1 at the time. The tube comes in a outer cardboard box which seems more packaging than is really necessary. On this, there are clearly worded directions for use, and information about what it is and isn't suitable for. It can't be used on sore or broken skin for example, but I know this warning is common to similar products so I do not think it is a sign it is any harsher.

      It is claimed that the product will gently remove unwanted hair from the legs, bikini and under arm areas. Nair say that the cream will help to "moisturise and exfoliate" your skin leaving it "soft and smooth to the touch" as well as radiant. To this end, baby oil has been added which I hoped would also contribute to a more pleasant smell. It is said to be suitable for all skin types.



      USING THE CREAM

      When I unscrewed the cap, I was indeed met with a floral smell. It was pleasant and reminded me of roses but I couldn't detect baby oil. A second sniff revealed to me that the less pleasant rotten egg smell has not been removed entirely, but it is disguised enough for me not to be put off. The floral aroma seemed to fade a little as I was actually applying the cream, but I was chiefly interested in whether the less pleasant perfume would linger on my skin, which it did not.

      As with all similar products I have used, it is recommended that you do a patch test 24 hours prior to use, to check whether you have a sensitivity to any of the ingredients. I did this as I feel it is better to be safer than sorry. This did not reveal any problems, so I proceeded to use the cream properly. I wanted to use it on my legs, where there was a medium amount of regrowth after shaving. In other words there was definite stubble but no long hair! I should also add that my skin isn't sensitive and I don't think my leg hair is especially tough or stubborn.

      The method of application is simple. I prefer to do it sitting on a seat in my shower because I noticed that the box says that the cream may stain "other material" if it comes into contact. It is in any case potentially messy as squeezing out the cream could lead to the odd drip. It is quite thick though, and does not seem very runny. If it was, it would not be very easy to use whilst sitting down as the lotion would pool around your ankles! You are advised to spread the cream over your skin in a thick even layer and then to leave it in place for 5-6 minutes at first. The cream feels pleasant to apply, albeit a bit cold but it's no worse than a moistrurising cream. It feels damp on the skin, but again I didn't find it uncomfortable which is important as I had to leave it in place. It isn't necessary to rub it in. After the initial 5-6 minutes is up, you can test a small area to see if the hair can be removed. If it can't, you can leave the cream in place for longer, up to a total of 15 minutes. None of my hair could be removed in the minimum time, so I tested again in 10 minutes.This proved long enough to remove most of the hair but a few remained. Unfortunately as it was just the odd few hairs here and there and I had showered the cream away, I had to resort to a razor to remove the rest. After this, I decided to wait the maximum 15 minutes before removing the cream the next time I used it, but even so there was always a few hairs left somewhere, no matter how carefully I applied the remover. This is frustrating because I could shave my legs in less time. The hair grew back at the same rate as it does for me after shaving, and I needed to do my legs again after 48 hours. [My hair does grow quite fast though, so you may get results that last longer.]

      As to the effect on my skin in general, my legs do feel slightly softer after use. They also feel smoother, which is not surprising as the hair has been removed. I would certainly not call my skin radiant. I was happy that my legs didn't look red immediately after I rinsed the remover off though. They also do not feel irritated in any way, and I was happy to moisturise them immediately. I did not feel that the remover cream had done a good enough job at this to justify missing out on seperate moisturising.



      WOULD I RECOMMEND THE CREAM?

      If you can buy it for a pound, and you do not like other hair removal methods, then this is worth a try. Be prepared to check yourself over carefully though, in case of partially removed hair patches. For myself, who generally feels happy with shaving and using hair removal mitts, I don't see that this cream offers any advantages and it takes longer than a quick shave would. I understand that you can't cut yourself using a product such as this, but I rarely do whilst using a razor in all honesty. It smelt better than I thought it would , and is easy to use, but it is just not 100% effective for me. For this reason, I did not repurchase a tube once I had finished my first, which lasted me two thick applications on both legs and left some spare. I bought my packet in Wilkinsons, it is also available for £1 in Savers, and most of the poundshops and for a little more in the usual places such as Superdrug.


      [This review is also on Ciao, under the same user name.]

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      05.08.2011 14:54
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      Recommended.

      I have used Nair Moisturising Hair Removal Cream on a number of occasions. Although I do generally prefer to shave, I do find that shaving under my arms never seems to get a particularly close shave (I think its something to do with being able to get the razor at the right angle!) and so every now and again I will use Nair Moisturising Hair Removal Cream in order to get to those harder to reach areas. I have used other hair removal creams, but I do think that this is one of the better ones.

      The recent Nair Moisturising Hair Removal Cream that I bought cost me just £3.49 from my local independent pharmacy for a 110ml tube - which compared to what I have paid in the past was particularly reasonable. The cream comes in a plastic tube that is similar to one of the old traditional style toothpaste tubes, although you can stand it on its screw top lid. When first bought the tube comes within a box which has an information leaflet with product information, user instructions and warnings etc. which are comprehensive and informative. Unlike some other hair removal creams I have used there is no applicator supplied and so you need to be prepared to use your hands. When you first open the tube, the tube is sealed for safety and hygiene reasons and so you need to pierce the foil before use.

      The cream smells like all other hair removal creams I have used - chemical, strong and a bit like ammonia (although I don't think there is any ammonia in it). It supposedly is meant to have a floral fragrance, but I personally cannot say that I have found this. Having said this, when you wash off the cream the chemical fragrance is washed away with it - and so although not florally fragranced, it is also not chemically fragranced after use.

      To use the cream, you basically apply the cream to your clean skin - and spread the cream over the area. You only need a thin layer of cream - and then leave it on for about 10 minutes. When it's on, I do find that there is a very slight burning sensation which is not painful but is certainly not a nice feeling either. I do have sensitive skin - but although I do experience this burning sensation, my skin is not affected once the cream is washed off. Once the cream has been on for 10 minutes, I use a damp flannel to wipe away the cream - and hopefully the hair with it.

      I do find that this cream works to remove hair and when I've used it I am not left with patchy areas - as long as my application was not patchy! I do need to wipe my legs a few times to remove all of the hair - and then I rinse it on top of that.

      Once removed, I use some non-fragranced sensitive moisturiser as my skin is left feeling a little dry. Having said that, once moisturised once, my skin feels as good as new.

      I would recommend this product as it is one of the hair removal products that do work......and they are few and far between!

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      26.02.2011 17:39
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      Reliable and gentle hair removal cream

      I've had mixed experiences with hair removal creams and foams, so tend to just use these on areas that I can't shave now. This is, for me, predominantly unwanted hair in odd places like slightly dark and unsightly hairs on my upper lip.

      THE CREAM

      The hair removal cream is packaged in a tube (much like a tube of toothpaste) and this is contained within a cardboard box. The box is white and purple-pink in colour with the brand name, Nair, in blue lettering. The tube within follows the same colour scheme, with a pink screw lid. Within the box, there is also a plastic spatula for application over larger areas. This is quite a flexible plastic with a rounded, contoured shape.

      The hair removal cream itself is a very light pink in colour and thick in consistency. It is aimed at normal to coarse hair. The packaging states that it has been made 'with a fresh summer fruits fragrance and extracts of Grape Seed Oil and Mallow' although I can not detect the summer fruits fragrance at all! To me, there is just a faint smell of depilatory cream, which is not really a pleasant smell. Having said that, the smell is only faint and nowhere near as strong as others that I have used, so maybe there is a summer fruits fragrance in there masking this smell a bit. It's a shame that this scent cannot be detected as this is one of the things that first attracted me to this cream as I find the smell of depilatory creams really off-putting. The cream is said to help exfoliate the skin as well as remove the hair, and moisturise to leave skin glowing.

      I purchased a tube of 110ml of the cream for around £1.50 which seemed a pretty reasonable price to pay for a product of this type.

      APPLICATION

      As I have said above, I tend to use this cream on patches of unwanted hair rather than my legs or underarms and, as such, I do not use the spatula to apply. I find it easy just to squeeze a little cream directly onto the area from the tube and spread gently using my fingertips. The cream is easy to apply, and not messy at all as it clings to the skin really effectively. The smell when applying is not too strong either, which is another plus point for me.

      The cream is left on for 5-6 minutes and then you need to do a patch test to see if the hair has been removed. If it has not been, you need to leave the cream on the skin for a further 4-5 minutes, but you must not leave this on for longer than 10 minutes. I usually find that hair is removed after the initial 5 minute application time. To remove the cream, you can either use the spatula to scrape off or, as I do, use a little bit of tissue to wipe - if you do this you can usually see proof of the removed hairs in the cream!

      EFFECTS

      I find the cream really effective. It removes all the hair within the 5-6 application time and I never need to leave it on any longer than this - so it's also great if you are in a bit of a rush! Once it has been removed, my skin feels really soft and moisturised. I think this is a fantastic effect as usually my skin is quite sensitive and easily irritated. To not even produce any redness and leave the skin feeling in good condition, I feel like this product is really kind on your skin. Whether the cream actually has the exfoliating effect that it claims to, I am not sure. It is certainly not harsh and does not feel particularly exfoliating (although I am probably comparing to more harsh specialist exfoliators!) but, like I say, it does leave the skin soft and smooth so it is possible.

      Once removed, the skin generally stays hair free for around 5 days. I think that this is a great result particularly as the application time is so quick and convenient. When the hair grows back, it also grows back softly, rather than the harsher stubble that you get from shaving.

      The tube of cream lasts me for a good few months, which is great value. However, this will obviously depend on how extensive your use of the cream is, and where you apply it to. I think that this is a really great hair removal cream and would highly recommend it.

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      24.09.2010 21:12
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      Use this alot.

      I bought nair yesterday for the bargain price of £1! from pound land but you can also get it for the same price at home bargains. It's a great product but i didnt get the full effect because i forgot and shaved about two days before not giving the cream enough hair to hang on to. but, it did do a great job on my arms! It didnt burn, sting or give me a rash. But, what i would reccomend is if your not going to use it straight away make sure you keep it in an air tight place and use within 2 weeks. Also it leaves my skin silky smooth.

      THE PACKAGING LOOK AND SMELL: The tube is 110ml (10ml free) this was also enough to do both my legs and some of my arms.
      comes in a square carboard box. Its delicate and eye catching in a lovely llilac and white color. The instructions are on the inside on a small piece of paper and are very easy to follow. The smell is also quite delicate and is not over powering but you must wash it off very good.

      How to apply: First you have to test an area of skin (do make sure you by this 24 hours before your going to use it) pop abit on your arm or where ever you want too, then wash off after 10 minutes if it's okay after 24 hours continue use. Make sure the skin is clean. Then, smooth NOT RUB on to skin making sure your hair is atleast 3-5cm long, after 5-6 mins test the area if the hair comes off rinse with warm water if not leave for a futher 2 mins. After use moisturise.

      I would definitely use this again and reccomend it. It leaves my skin smooth, hair free and doesnt break the bank. i have sensititve skin but used this but if your unsure use there one for sensitive skin that also works wonders too

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      10.07.2010 13:09

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      learn form my mistakes, use before fake taning not after

      Nair great for hair removal, but unfortunately good for fake tan rermoval too. What can I say but that it had not even crossed my mind, I had used Nair before and knew it gave a great smooth finish that I just do not find with waxing or shaving; i was going to a wedding and had been building up my gradual fake tan with lots of layers for the most natural look. I want to be sure for the big day that my legs were at their absolute best so I put on the Nair and to my horror the fake tan came right off, leaving my face arms and feet golden brown in contrast to my milk bottle white legs. This as far as I can see is the only disadvantage to Nair. Its pain free, quick, does not smell awful, gives a lovely smooth finish if you make sure you follow all the instructions on the box... skimping on the amount you use does affect the final finish and I find counter productive

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      29.03.2010 23:42
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      Beauty staple!

      I have hairs either side of my upper lips which had been annoyig me for ages. They are not noticable unless you get really really close and my boyfriend told me not to be so silly, that nobody could notice. But i could! I didnt fancy shaving or using wax, can you imagine the pain?! I stumbled across this product at my nearest pound store. Im a sucker for a bargain and it would only be a pound lost if the product didnt work.

      I got home and used it that same day. I open the box and inside was a spatula and the tube of cream. The spatula is really useful because it saves your hands getting messy and makes it far easier to remove the cream. It says that it takes 5 minutes, and if the hair is'nt removed then leave it for another couple of minutes. I timed out 5 minutes exactly and used the spatula to take the cream off and it had worked! perfectly! No pain, no fuss. Just left it on while i watched the telly and it had worked. It last about a week before i have to do it again but thats longer than shaving and far less painful than wax!

      I can see how it could be a pain if you wanted to use it on other areas of your body. If you were to use it on your under arms for example you would have to sit with your arms above your head for 5-10 minutes while the cream worked.

      Since i only use it on a small area however, i think its brilliant. This product is now a beauty must have for me!

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      12.12.2009 00:35
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      Not sure if I'll bother with it again given that it wasn't good on the underarms

      I prefer to use hair removal creams from time to time as shaving inevitably results in cuts and I'm not brave enough to use my epilator on my underarms or bikini line as the pain was not good! I'm stuck rigidly to Veet in the past and have tried several varieties in the hope of finally finding one that does the job. Unfortunately most of my experiences with hair removal creams have not been successful and it's been a while since I used one.

      So what prompted me to buy this one? The answer to that is pretty simple - it was on offer in my local Poundland for £1. With me being a sucker for a bargain and deciding that it was £1 down the drain if it was as useless as the others, it went straight into the basket.

      ***Using the cream***
      Theoretically, this cream can get to work in five minutes but the packaging suggests leaving it on for ten minutes if hair doesn't come away easily after five to six minutes. It's no different to the usual hair removal creams in that you simply apply a fairly thick but even layer that completely coats the hairs that you want to remove, and leave it on for the allotted time. The main difference in comparison to Veet is that there is no spatula included in the box, and the packaging suggests washing the cream (and hair) away using a shower or shower attachment or with a wet cloth so it's less messy.

      Despite the box claiming that it has a 'fresh floral fragrance', the smell is decidedly chemical to me with just the hint of something floral that doesn't take away the chemical smell. I only use it to do my bikini line and underarms so the smell doesn't bother me that much but I can imagine that it would be more pronounced if you were using it on larger areas like your legs.

      ***The results***
      I tackled my bikini line first and was surprised at how easily the hair came away after the cream had been left on for ten minutes. This is obviously the intended effect, but having been distinctly underwhelmed with Veet products in the past, it was something of a novelty that the hair did indeed come away as it was supposed to!

      Suitably thrilled with this breakthrough, I turned my attention to my underarms. Here, the hair was quite a bit shorter (probably only 2-3 days worth of re-growth) and things didn't quite go to plan. I left the cream on for ten minutes again, but this wasn't very effective. I'd say that around half of the hair on the first underarm came away at the first attempt and even this was a patchy affair. To encourage the rest of the hair to be removed, I had to bring my wet cloth into play and even that resulted in around a third of the hair still remaining in random clumps of one or two hairs.

      At this point I admitted defeat and switched to the other underarm. Again, ten minutes didn't seem long enough and the hair was difficult to remove. This time, trying to shower the hair away had no effect at all and only the wet cloth would persuade any to budge. Less than half came away at all, which was very frustrating. I currently have one underarm that is relatively hair-free unless you look very closely, while the other one looks like I've not bothered to de-fuzz it at all.

      ***Overall verdict***
      I've got mixed feelings about this hair removal cream. On the one hand, it did a great job on my bikini line and I'd be confident about using it there again in the future. On the other hand, it wasn't nearly as good on my underarms and was as good as useless on one particular underarm. If the second underarm had had the same result as the first underarm, I'd probably be a lot more pleased with it as it was as fuzz-free as it was probably ever going to get. However, the results on the second underarm were not very impressive and don't really inspire me with any confidence.

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      30.07.2009 21:58
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      Pros's and con's! If you see it on offer give it a whirl lol

      When it comes to trying out alternative hair removers I'm a bit of a one for it! I love the idea of using something on my pins that not only means I get to remove hair without attacking my bits and pieces with a razor-blade but I also love the idea of having really soft and silky legs after-wards! I've seen the adverts on the television! lol. Shaving my body parts almost daily (cos my hair grows so fast) does leave my skin feeling a little on the dry side rather often so when I saw this product (which includes baby oil) I simply had to give it a whirl!

      The Packaging....

      Long white, oblong box with white, blue, green and purple writing on it. On the front and the back of the box I'm told it's Nair Hair Remover Moisturising Hair Removal Cream With Baby Oil and that it's suitable for all hair types and gives radiant, silky-smooth skin and has a fresh floral fragrance. Other information on the box tells me a bit about the product and instructions for using it, cautions are listed as are the ingredients, contact details for Church & Dwight UK Ltd (the manufacturers of the product) are listed and then finally the recycle symbol, size (110ml) and a bar-code are shown. The plastic tube is the same colour scheme and simply has a purple coloured twist on cap/lid to one end of it and contains all the information the box does.

      A Bit About The Product According To The Box And The Tube....

      Nair Moisturising Hair Removal Cream effectively but gently removed unwanted hair from legs, bikini legs and underarms. Nair helps moisturise and exfoliate your skin while it removes hair, leaving it soft and smooth to the touch.

      Directions For Use....

      Smooth on the cream in a thick, even layer, covering the hair to be removed. Do not rub in.
      After 5-6 minutes, test a small area. if the hair does not come away from the test area easily, leave on for a few minutes longer. Do not leave on for more than 10 minutes in total.
      Shower off with lukewarm water using a wet cloth if required and pat skin dry with a soft towel. Do not rub or use soap.

      Me Using It....

      Well as directed I smothered my clean and dry legs with some of the white liquid. I was impressed with the rich and thick consistency and the fact that when I applied it although as I have just said it's rich and creamy a little went a very long way and it was simple to apply, however the smell of this isn't really very pleasant at all. It does have a light floral fragrance to it but that doesn't disguise the smell of the chemicals that this contains.

      So once I had this on my legs. I sat back and tried to relax for a while. This wasn't easy to do because the cream doesn't 'set' as such so it does transfer and it smells!

      So I tried to remove this after 5 minutes as my legs were tingling and felt slightly uncomfortable but no hair came away so I grinned and beared it and left it on for the full ten minutes and then I rinsed it off as directed in the shower and with a damp cloth just to really get rid of any residue because by now my legs really were smarting and getting to feel rather sore!

      Results....

      Most of the hair was removed! I was surprised by this because the hair on my legs is dark and coarse! However it didn't remove all the hair but I'd say about 80% of it. What I was left with was really soft legs! The skin itself felt lightly conditioned and hydrated. However I wasn't happy with the smell of my legs and well after drying them off and get dressed my legs still felt tingly. I couldn't use soap to rid myself of the aroma because on the bit I did little red pin prick marks popped up and I did scrape a razor over a patch as well to try remove the hairs it didn't remove and that made me come out in a horrible rash (all of which faded over a couple of hours) and I felt really sore then.

      Overall....

      Worth a go and I do admit to liking the moisturising benefits of this but for me it doesn't remove all the hair I wanted it to and after the slightly sore feeling it gave my legs there's no way I'm applying this to my bikini line or armpits! The smell isn't great at all though to be fair it's not the worse I've ever smelt but I wouldn't want to use this and go out smelling of it!

      I paid a 99p in a 99p discount store but expect to pay about £5.37 a tube for this in places like Superdrug and Boots and other formulations are available from Nair.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        05.12.2008 17:23
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        a cheap hair removing cream, that actually works and leaves you astonished!

        I bought nair for the first time just when I started University. This is because as a University student I am on a tight budget and this hair removal cream was going for 99p in Wilknson, I thought it wasn't going to work for me because for 99p that was exceptionally cheap. I had not really heard about the brand that much, so wasn't to sure about purchasing the product.
        There were other nair products on the shelf but my eyes were just drawn to this specific hair remover.
        Nair moisturising hair removal cream is manufactured in the U.K.
        For 99p you get a 100ml tube, the removal cream I actually bought was offering 10% extra, so it was bigger than the normal tube.
        Unlike other hair removals this cream can actually be used to remove hairs from bikini lines, armpits, legs etc. It is supposed to take a maximum of ten minutes to remove the hair and a minimum of five minutes (depends on how thick your hair is).
        You can either keep thecream in the box or you can chuck the box as the cream can stand on its own.


        Nair can be used on all hair types, which I thought was great. It has baby oil to help leave you skin feeling soft and its floral fragrance leaves you smelling nice.
        The hair removal cream comes well packaged in a thin box and the cream itself is in a smooth tube.
        Opening the hair removal cream container is rather easy as it has the screw on lid, which can be un-screwed easily.
        The cream is white in colour and is rather thick when it comes to texture. The instructions clearly read that I was supposed to try out a small area before using for the first time and wait 24 hours before I can actually use the product, but really I don't have the patience for that. So I quickly applied the cream onto my legs, without rubbing the cream in as directed. I covered all the hair within two minutes. I only went half way to my knees, to save some of the cream.
        Six minutes passed and I tried wiping off a small area on my legs, to my surprise the hair on my legs came off!
        I was well impressed, I started taking off the cream with my towel and rinsing it in my sink until all the hair was gone. Not a single hair could be seen on my legs and my legs were extra smooth, just the same as when I use the expensive hair removals such as veet.


        I was really determined to put this hair removal to its maximum test, I decided to use it on my bikini line. We all know I am black, therefore hair on my bikini line is thicker than my legs. I was really in doubt that it would work, I was ready for disappointment. Just like my legs, I applied the cream with my hands without rubbing it in. However, in the process I touched my inner bits by mistake IT REALLY STINGED! I wiped it off with my towel and the sting didn't go away immediately. I waited six minutes before, I could take off the hair, actually on the box it noted that if the hair does not come off in six minutes wait another four minutes, but I didn't really have the patience, as I wanted to go out. I wiped off the cream with my towel, (if only you could see my face), I was grinning like a kid in a candy shop haha. The hair came off leaving me extra smooth like my legs, I was very impressed and glad that I invested my 99p well.
        I did the same on my armpits and the results were even better.


        Downside to this hair remover is that it does not come with an applicator like other hair removal products. Who can really complain, I guess for 99p that is what you would expect, so instead I just used my hands which applied the cream very well onto my skin.
        Another downside of this hair removal cream is that although it can be used to take off hair from the bikini area you would be in trouble if you touch you inner parts by mistake. Please it really does sting, take my word for it, so be careful on the bikini area!
        When you take off the cream off your legs or where ever you are applying it, do not use your towel for the reason that it will stain it. My towel, got stained, I tried washing it in the washing machine but it didn't get rid off all the cream and it kind of changed colour as well. I had to buy a new towel as I couldn't see myself using a towel that had been stained.
        I wouldn't really blame the company for this because if i clearly read the instruction this would not have happened.


        I definitely recommend this cream to anyone who wants to get rid of hair from their body. Whether you are rich or poor, saving money is always a good idea and this hair removal cream comes at the right price! You should be able to use one tube twice, but can depend on how big or small your body is. I have gone back to wilknsons to buy another box because I was too satisfied. I was really glad to have bought something cheap that actually works, i can now wear my mini skirts and jean shorts without being aware of the people around, as the cream does not leave an rush (which you may get from shaving).


        ==Note==

        ---This can not be used by children.
        ---I have only seen this product in Wilkinson, therefore I am not aware of any other shops who might be selling this product.
        ---This hair removal cream can be used on all hair types, so don't hesitate to buy it.
        ---If you have scars which are not yet healed, don't use the cream because it will make it worse.
        ---When taking off the cream from your skin don't use soap.
        ---It would be a bad idea to use your towel when taking off the cream because mine got stained, and I had to buy a new one as my washing machine couldn't take it off.

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          04.02.2008 15:35
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          A hair removal cream from Nair.

          I've always tended to shave my bikini line and legs but have recently noticed that it's starting to dry out my skin and leave it looking a little red raw in certain areas. I'm nota fan of waxing as, truth be told, I'm a wimp when it comes to pain and no amount of smooth skin can be worth going through the pain of waxing. However while browsing in my local Body Care last week I noticed some Nair hair removal creams that seemed quite cheap compared to Boots prices and so decided to give one of them a go.

          The Brand

          The brand pride themselves on offering hair removal products for easy and quick hair removal. The range of products are designed to work on different areas of the body and on different types of skin, so in effect there should be something suitable for everyone. The range includes a number of different cream and wax products.

          The Product

          The product comes in a white and pink tube with Nair clearly printed on the side; if I'm honest the box does seem a little unnecessary as it contains all the same information as is contained on the instructions leaflet inside. The actual cream comes in a white non-shiny plastic tube with a screw on white lid. The tube itself is fairly plain looking and quite hygienic with the majority of it being white. The packaging in itself serves the purpose although the screw on lid is a little impractical; I personally find a flip on lid easier to manage.

          The cream itself is white and has a very strong smell which reminds me of perm lotion if I'm honest! The smell itself isn't overly pleasant although it's not so harsh that I can't stand to smell it. If you use the cream in a room and then go back in half an hour later the smell does linger somewhat so bare that in mind when using it. The texture of it is quite thick, not quite as thick as tooth paste although certain thicker than shampoo or conditioner, it does spread quite easily once it's been dispensed though.

          Application

          It is recommended that you do a skin test before you use the product to ensure that you don't have any reaction to it. To use the cream you simply apply a strip to the skin area that you want to remove hair from and then use the blue plastic applicator to spread it smoothly over your skin. This can get a little messy so it's always a good idea to do it on a towel or something that you can wash easily.

          To cover an entire leg I find it best to do the lower half first and then the upper half after, it's also a good idea to not have any clothing on when you're using the cream as it can stain darker clothes if you do have any mishaps with it! It is recommended that you apply the cream quite thinly over the skin although make sure all the hair is covered to ensure it's removed.

          All the information I'm giving you here is also contained on the instructions leaflet which comes in quite handy, especially if you've never used the product before. It is recommended that you leave the cream on for 3 minutes and then test a small area to see if the hair comes away easily but you can leave the cream on for a maximum of 6 minutes if you need to. I find that I get the best results when I leave the cream on for 5 to 6 minutes as prior to this it only seems to remove some of the hair.

          The Results

          I used this product for the first time a couple of nights ago and was completely surprised by the results! I applied the cream and found the process to be relatively straight forward - it did get slightly messy but nothing a simple towel couldn't sort out. After 3 minutes I removed a patch of the cream and found that it hadn't really had a great effect so I decided to leave it on a little longer.

          After 5 minutes I got a bit bored and decided I'd just get in the shower. As I was washing the cream off I was shocked to see smooth skin underneath where the cream had been. It came off quite easily in the shower and my skin wasn't burnt or red looking in the slightest. After drying off I was pleased to see that my skin felt really smooth and also quite moisturised as well, clearly the cream does moisturise after all! It contains grape seed oil and mallow which have specific moisturising properties.

          The only disappointing thing was how long the results actually lasted. With shaving I tend to find I have to shave every other day and the same thing would apply with the cream, although you might get away with every 3 days depending on how smooth you like to be! When re-applying the cream I found I only needed a really thin layer as the hairs on my legs were only very short which means with constant usage not as much product will be needed to achieve the same results.

          My Opinion

          I wouldn't hesitate to buy this cream again, especially for more sensitive areas as it's a much better option than shaving and much less painful than waxing. A tube is priced at £4.99 from Boots although I bought mine for £2.99 from Bodycare. I've found that one tube will give me enough cream to do my bikini line and legs several times, so depending how often you use it you can see the relative cost. I doubt I'll use this every time and will certainly shave again in the future, but to boost the moisture of my skin or to pamper myself a little I'll certainly choose this option again.

          Thanks for reading!

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        • Product Details

          Effectively and gently remove hair from legs, bikini area, underarms and face / With Grape-Seed Oil and Mallow, Nair moisturises and exfoliates the skin while removing hair, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth to the touch /