I suffer from really sensitive skin. Sometimes I get rashes and sore areas after shaving and so I was looking for an alternative to shaving. I has always been a bit sceptical about using hair removal products because I didn''t know if my skin would react badly to it, and I thought (incorrectly) that hair would grow Barack quicker than shaving with this cream. Before the application it is recommended that you test a small area of skin to see if you will suffer any reaction to Nair. As I have said I have very sensitive skin but I was absolutely fine using Nair cream for sensitive skin. Then you apply a thick layer of cream to your legs and wait for 5 to 6 minutes, if the hair comes away easily your good to go and scrap it sall off, if not leave it for another 5 minutes. Must say that I found this waiting part quite annoying, like what are you supposed to do for up to 10 minutes with cream all over your legs? The cream was really effective at getting rid of all hairs, it was really easy to apply and to take the cream off. The product does have a very definate and unique smell though. It is not unpleasant but it is a little overpowering. Even after showering I could still smell it. I think that the smell just got into my head as nobody else said they could smell it on me after I had used it.
I have been a user of nair products for about five years now. The sensitive hair removal cream is a well priced amongst its competitors. I use this product on my legs as it is very simple, quick and painleAss. The cream I currently have is a 250ml tube for £5.65 from Boots. It has 50ml extra free, so it is a really good deal.
The cream contains moisturising camellia oil and protecting ylang ylang.
The idea of delipotary creams can be daunting and dangerous if not used correctly. ALWAYS do a test patch on skin and wait 24 hours. This product may say suitable for sensitive skin, but it still contains a lot of chemicals. Also do not use on broken/damaged skin.
To use the product follow these simple steps:
Apply a thick, even layer onto skin.
Leave on skin for five minutes.
Remove a small amount of cream from an area after five minutes. If,hair does not come away leave on for longer.
Wash off product.
The cream should only be kept on for a maximum of 15 minutes and no longer, as this can cause the skin to become irritated and peel. I find 10 minutes is enough for the product to work. I find showering off the cream is the quickest way to remove it. There is a very strong but not too unpleasant smell that lingers on the skin and even the room. Having a shower afterwards and using a shower gel helps to eradicate the smell. Hairs come off really easily, but I do find a few stray hairs that haven't been removed. This is definitely a better option than shaving, but not as good as waxing. Hairs stay away for a maximum of five days which is a lot better than shaving. The 250 ml bottle lasts a long time too. A bottle usually lasts me about four months if I use twice a month. I have not experienced any irritation so far, besides redness for an hour or two after using.
I love using Nair hair removal cream. I first purchased a 110ml tube costing £1 from Wilkinson's although there are several of the same products in tubs and larger packs available. The packaging advises to do a test on a small patch of skin before doing the whole area, in case irritation or an allergic reaction occurs. If the skin is normal after 24 hours, it is safe to proceed fully. I however took the risk and went straight in, nothing went wrong and I am pleased with the results. This cream can be used anywhere but not around the eyes or in the nose and ears.
1) First, you should smooth on the cream thickly and evenly and covering the area of hair that you want to be removed. Be careful not to rub the cream in.
2) You should test a small area after about 5-6 minutes and if the hair doesn't come away easily you can leave them cream on for a couple more minutes. In total don't leave the cream on for more than 10 minutes.
3) When the cream is ready, shower off and use a small wet towel if necessary.
After using the cream my legs felt smoother and silkier. The hair all came off easily and the procedure was problem free. My leg hair did not grow back for just over a week, which is much longer than it does shaving. I also prefer this method as it means no cuts from shaving!
The only disadvantages of using this method of hair removal are that you have to wait a fair while without touching anything and you have to track how long the cream has been on for and if you leave it on too long you skin will become very irritated.
However, I will definitely use Nair again as there were no problems with strong aroma as I have heard that Veet leaves very strong smells. Nair is also a much cheaper product than Veet and definitely worth every penny.
I have extremely sensitive skin so when I shave I do come out in red blotches that can be quite painful, so I'm always on the lookout to try something new to remove those pesky leg hairs so I don't end up looking like a gorilla. I saw the Nair sensitive removal cream on offer at £2 for a 250ml tube, I thought what could it hurt to give it a go.
The thing that most caught me first of all was the smell it was quite pleasant and fruity unlike other brands I've tried that seemed to burn my nose and the consistency of the cream was thick, pale pink in colour and it spread easily over my legs to cover the hairs. It recommends to leave it on for about 10 minutes so after that as instructed I washed off with a cloth. The hairs came away quickly and very easily as I washed the solution off but it did leave a sticky residue afterwards that needed to be washed off in the bath to fully remove it. The downside to it was although it removed a fair amount of hair it didn't remove it all and it also made my legs feel a bit itchy for a while as well. It's not great if your in a hurry and I think the cream is probably best washed off in the shower than with a cloth but overall it was a good buy.
The Final Word~~~~~
I bought it at a bit of a bargain for £2 but to be honest I wouldn't pay anymore than that, great if on offer but don't go out your way to buy it.
I wanted to buy a new razor but the one I was after wasn't in stock, and I needed a once-off solution just before going on holidays. Not being a fan of disposable razors, I looked at some creams and sprays, but paying over £6 for something I wasn't too sure about and didn't really need was a bit too much. Then I found two single-application sachets of Nair shaving cream for dry, sensitive skin for only 0.99p - perfect!
As mentioned above, this shaving cream comes in two joint 30ml sachets. You have to be careful tearing them apart - you can very easily tear both of them at the same time. Front side is white and pink, with Nair logo and brief description of the product - Ultra hair removal cream for dry and sensitive skin (contains protecting Ylang Ylang), providing extra moisturisation and hydration (camellia oil) for radiant, silky-smooth legs.
Back side of the sachet contains all the small-print: information about potential allergies, instructions to use, ingredients.
Getting those silky-smooth legs:
It's fairly easy to tear off, or cut off the corner of the sachet and squeeze the contents out - the cream is thick and pink and has usual smell of hair removal creams (not very pleasant, but I had stronger, worse ones in the past). It spreads easily - no need to rub (you should actually avoid rubbing according to instructions). One sachet is just ok for me for one application on both legs.
After 5-6 minutes, you can try a small area - I usually avoid this step and just rinse off using a cloth as my hair is very fair and not thick at all so I never need to wait extra time. However, if you need, you can leave it on for up to 15 minutes.
It is easy to rinse off and I found my legs very smooth. However, I couldn't get rid of dry, a bit itchy feeling and had to apply a body oil even this product is supposed to treat dry skin.
I was happy with my legs for just over a week, plus the new hair is thinner and finer then after shaving with razor. Perfect for a one-week holidays to keep off shaving every other day...
Switching from razor to Nair for good?
No, probably not. Once a while, it's a good change but I don't find waiting with your legs covered with cream before going to shower convenient enough for regular use. Plus the fact it's a bit irritating on my skin - at 0.99p for two applications, I will definitely stay with the sachets for occasional use, but I will probably not buy a full-size one.
== The race against time ==
Generally, I'm not too keen on hair removal creams, as some of them can irritate my skin. I only use hair removal creams when I'm out of time, when I really need to get quick and fast results in a short space of time.
Last week, my lovely and very busy husband invited me out for a romantic dinner in a posh restaurant all of a sudden and he wanted me to wear his favourite little black dress.
I didn't have much time and with only a couple of hours' notice I was in a race against time. I quickly reached the Nair hair removal which I purchased just because it was made especially for sensitive and dry skin. I used Nair ultra-hair removal before to make sure that the cream did not irritate my skin.
Thankfully it didn't so please don't use it before the doing the patch test which I did previously before using it.
== Nair, the hair removal ==
The box was bright pink and slightly bigger than other hair removal tubes. The cream was stored in a soft plastic pink and white tube with exactly the same features and information as the box.
== The colour, consistency and smell of the cream ==
The cream itself was extremely thick and light pink. It was like toothpaste consistency.
I opened the pink cap and started to apply the cream on my legs. The hair removal cream was supposed to smell like roses but it didn't. In fact the smell was so horrible it was as if I had poured bleach on my legs. It had a strong chemical smell which is found in most hair removals creams even the fragranced ones and this one was supposed to smell of roses. Honestly, I didn't smell any roses as the chemical smell was stronger than any of the other fragrances.
== Applying it on the skin ==
=== Please note ===
You have to read the instructions carefully before using the product, especially if you are a first time user or you have sensitivity for one or more of their constituents. You also you need to do a patch test to detect ant skin sensitivity or reaction.
I tried it on a small area to indicate how much time I needed, it is stated on the box that five minutes should do the trick. However, the time can vary between 5-10 minutes depending on your body's hair resistance I suppose. The results came out as 10 minutes for my skin.
Then I was ready to use it, I did the sensitivity test when I first bought the cream and it was ok. I applied a thick double layer of the cream on my both legs using the blue spatula provided. I spread it evenly and waited for 10 minutes. I started to remove the cream gently with the spatula, Please don't try to rub or scratch during the process, as these movements will irritate your skin. The hair will come off easily and without any effort. After removing the cream I popped in the shower and started to wash my legs with plenty of warm water to rinse any excess cream, I didn't use any shower gels or shower creams just to be on the safe side.
== The results ==
Surprisingly, I loved the result; my legs were smooth, soft and shiny. I towel dried them and I added some oil to make them extra shiny too. It didn't irritate my skin at all. What I didn't like is the horrible smell that stuck to my hands for a few good hours. I wasn't so comfortable with the smell and I was so self-conscious all the time about me smelling of chemicals. But at least I was able to finish quickly, wear my dress and go out with my husband who complimented my "temporary" smooth legs.
A few hours passed and my legs still looked good. I suffered no irritation or redness, unlike some hair removal products which I had used in the past, so as an initial result I was extremely satisfied.
I have one thing to add, the hair removal is only a temporary fix, the smoothness and shininess only last for a couple of days or maybe a tad more, then the hair will start to grow again. I also noticed that the hair growth is faster and the texture of the hair slightly changes into a thicker texture.
== Here are some warnings ==
Please bear in mind these things when trying Nair Ultra hair removal cream:
* It contains thioglycolate and alkali.
* Avoid contact with eyes
* Don't use it around eyes, ears, nose or vaginal/genital areas
* Don't use on broken skin
* Keep out of reach of children
== As a conclusion ==
For me it's not a replacement for my usual method even though it worked. It's a quick solution, suitable for dry and sensitive skin with great initial results however the smell can put you off and the growth changed so my advice to you use it as a quick fix.
== Where to buy ==
Nair ultra hair removal for dry and sensitive skin is available to buy from supermarkets, high street shops and most surely online. The price is normally £ 4.49 but I had mine for a bargain price of £1 from poundland so I guess it's not too bad and as I said it's a quick solution if you are in a hurry.
Also available as Sachets 2 x 30ml for £0.87p