“ Brand: Nair / Type: Hair Removal Cream / Spray / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I picked this up after seeing it in my local poundland and thought i'd give it a go, as it's now the warmer weather so i'd like my legs to look reasonable! I usually wax or shave my legs and i'm not much of a hair removal gel fan, as i once tried a dove one and it stung my legs, putting me off using them again.
It smells nice at first, but after a while the hair removal scent does return. I used the product on my legs and i found it worked very well. I applied a blob, smoothing it all over each leg, and left it on for 6 minutes. It removed 95% of the hair and left the skin smooth and fresh. It took a few minutes to shave off the remaining hair. After 3 days the hair was growing back, but i thought this was a reasonable amount of time.
I'd definetly use it again as it's only a pound! Obviously you may not be able to find this in your local poundland, as poundland's stock aren't always the same. After a quick google search I found some availabe at boots - 150ml for £5.10.
Personally there is no way i'd pay that much as although it was effective in removing a majority of hair, there was nothing special about it such as a nice smell, and I doubt 150ml would last long atall as it takes a decent amount to cover the whole of the legs.
Nair Hair Removal Cream is suitable for dry and sensitive skin. Clinically & dermatologically tested, the formula is gentle enough to use on legs, bikini and underarms.
Enriched with moisturising Camellia Oil and a protecting Ylang Ylang extract to gently but effectively remove hair as well as nourish the skin leaving it soft and smooth to the touch.
How to Use
Irritation or allergic reaction may occur with some people, even after prior use without adverse effects. Therefore, a test should always be carried out on a small part of the area to be treated before each use. Follow the instructions and if the skin appears normal after 24 hours, proceed with the full application.
Ensure skin is clean and dry, then apply a thick, even layer of the cream. Do not rub in. Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream. After 5 to 6 minutes, test a small area. If the hair does not come away from the test area easily, leave for a few minutes longer. Do not exceed 15 minutes in total. Rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water, using a wet cloth if required. Pat area dry with a soft towel. Do not rub or use soap.
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Calcium Thioglycolate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Ceteth-20, Silica, Synthetic Beeswax, Parfum, Propylene Glycol, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, CI 77491, CI 77492.
Ok so this product is very similar to others in the same league, you twist the dial at the bottom and cream comes out of the holes at the top. It instructs you to wash your hands afterwards but on the actual bottle it tells you to glide straight on - which I do. The cream is a cute pink colour and the smell is okay, it doesn't really smell of anything nice it just smells like that cream that you saw on ladies 'tashs when you went to the hairdressers.
What I did was glide the cream on as suggested all over my legs. Then I turned the shower on and by the time it was warm I just got in. I then washed them off just using water and my hands and the first thing I noticed was how smooth they were, they were really really silky.
Coming out the shower the product did actually work and my legs have never been so smooth. I was really impressed - however this product is meant to make time between shaving or creaming! longer. But if anything, I think it actually reduced it which isn't good. Its nicer to use but you have to use it more often and it doesn't then feel like you are actually giving your legs a break.
So not as impressed as I thought I would be, but the fact that my legs did look and feel amazing for a day or two gives it a massive thumbs up. So... this is how I came to the conclusion that it deserved 4 stars.
I like trying new body care products and thought I'd give Nair a go. I chose the Nair glide as it seemed to be the easiest to apply out of the other hair removal creams available at the store.
The product contains Camomile, Aloe Vera, baby oil & Vitamin E which we all know is great for our skin. It can be used on your legs, underarms and bikini area & is dermatology tested and suitable for all hair types.
After taking the lid off you come to a sticker that protects the top of the deodorant styled container, off comes the sticker to reveal 3 holes.
Those with sensitive skin should do a skin test first this involves just applying a small amount of the product on your skin and seeing if your skin is reactive to the ingredients. I don't have very sensitive skin but I still do the skin test before trying any new products & so I do advise other users to do so to, better safe than sorry.
Myself I take the laissez-faire approach when applying, that being the more liberal method, & wait for the specified 15 minutes to have passed before wiping off. A warning if you've never used hair removal cream it does give off an almighty smell, nothing to worry about though its just the chemicals dissolving your hair shaft, not your skin. :)
While I'm warning people I should also add that when removing the cream, by the way this is a state the obvious kind of a warning, just make sure you've completely washed all of it off & when doing so don't rub. This will prevent you from harming your skin i.e. coming out with rashes all over your skin.
How sad :(
For saying it's a 'glide on' applicator the actual applying wasn't any easier than the ordinary hair removal cream products. I'd even go as far as to say that it was probably worse & that the whole plastic tube with the 3-holed head in order for it to be more applicable had turned out to be just a waste.
On a good point :)
The end result for me was soft, smooth and hairless legs but that was also accompanied by the bad smell, I'd advise any newbie's that your next course of action at this point should be to take a shower preferably one where a great deal of shower gel can be used at your disposal.
Also my hair growth wasn't visible until a week after usage. I'd recommend to anyone the Nair brand but not this particular item as I feel it's a waste of material which you're paying more money for.
I normally epilate (see my epilator review!) but have recently gone back to shaving my underarms and bikini line, as I'm planning on using my Tesco vouchers for laser hair removal, and you're not supposed to remove the hair from the root for a few weeks beforehand. However, I was heading off to Glastonbury last week and was looking for a longer-term hair removal product, so for the first time in years, I went to buy hair removal cream.
Off I went to Boots, and saw that there was an offer on whereby you could get £1 off Nair products. The Nair Glide-On Hair Remover Sensitive Formula appealed to me, not only because it is was suitable for sensitive skin, but because of ease of use - it comes in a blue and white package that looks very similar to a stick deodorant, and you use it in the same way - twist up the bottom and smooth on to the area.
The product is made using a sensitive formula with camellia oil and ylang ylang. It can be used on legs, bikini line and underarms but is specially designed for the latter two areas. The product is designed to 'take the mess out of hair removal', which is always a positive thing!
As with most hair removal creams, there is a warning to test it first, but I never bother doing that. To use, remove the cap and discard the seal, then twist the cap until 5mm of the product is showing. Apply to the skin and test after 5 or 6 minutes - don't leave any longer than 10. Rinse off with lukewarm water. The product should be stored at room temperature, and should not be used on the face, ears, nipples, perianal or genital areas, or on broken or irritated skin.
I applied the product in the bathroom and application certainly was easy, although product did build up around the edges of the applicator and I needed to wipe it off with a tissue. The product was pale pink in colour and smelled of hair remover (not a particularly helpful description unless you've used one before!). I found that the product did not irritate my skin one bit, either during or after application, even though I had a cut on my underarm, so this is certainly a positive point!
Unfortunately, despite having many positive points, this hair removal cream failed to cut the mustard on one crucial aspect - that of hair removal. Despite leaving the cream on for at least ten minutes (more than the recommended time), not all the hair was removed. There was certainly some improvement, but when I use a hair removal cream I expect to be able to wait a few days before removing hair again - I don't expect to have to shave the following day.
Overall, then, I can't recommend this hair removal cream. It has many positive points, but it doesn't, erm, remove hair.
If you still want to try this cream, it can be obtained at Boots for £4.99.