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I have used Nair Tough Hair Remover on underarms, and bikini area, and it works very well for me. I have had no burns, bleeding, or rash. I love it! I will definitely buy this again. But everyone's skin is different, and if you use a product and experience any type of discomfort, stay clear of it!
***Why did I purchase it & how much***
I used to be a lover of my dear dear epilator but due to medical reason's it's no longer advisable for me to use it - damn! Oh well, so I'm now left with 2 options: shaving or hair removal creams. Now back in the 90's I had an awful experience with Immac (now known as Veet) where each pore that held the hair was burnt but every hair remained so my legs were very sore and I was hesitant to endure this again. However, my mother who has very sensitive skin recommended Nair and so going with my mother's advise I visited my local Boots and purchased the tough hair removal cream as I really don't think there is such a thing as a sensitive hair removal cream as you're just leaving it on longer and getting pants results (from friends experiences). The Veet hair removal cream set me back £3.00 as it was reduced from it's RRP of £5.65 for 200ml.
***What do you get***
You are provided with a 200ml tube of a thick white paste-like cream which comes with a pink blade spatula which in my honest opinion is great for removing the cream but totally pants for applying the cream. The cream has a delicate aroma but again there is (and always will be with this products) a scent of Thioglycolate which is the active ingredient which in essence burns/dissolves the hairs on your legs.
I applied the lotion with my hands (naughty I know but as previously mentioned the spatula is pants) to my legs and then thoroughly washed my hands, scrubbed my nails and then set my timer for the Max time of 15 minutes. After 5 minutes I found that the delicate hairs around my knee/thigh were easily removed but the coarser hairs on my calf were still resistant so left it for another 5 minutes at which point 50% of the coarser hairs were breaking so I left it yet again for another 5 minutes at which point all the hairs were easily removed and using both the spatula and the shower head removed any excess cream/dissolved hair. After my legs were rinsed I blotted my legs dry with a towel and was impressed by the beautiful smoothness and thankfully the lack of scent. I was concerned that I might develop irritation at night but thankfully I needn't have worried as I slept soundly without the dreaded itchies.
***Thoughts and Would I purchase this product again?***
I personally loved the effectiveness of this cream and would certainly purchase again even at the RRP. The tube I have found to hold a good 5-6 applications but then again I have slim short legs so this may not be the case for all. The length of time between applications for me is 5 days but again I have slow growing fair hair so this would vary from person to person. The only thing I would change about this product is the application method and think the spatula should be included for removal but a sponge should be provided for application. Other than that small issue this is a great product which will keep my legs smooth, silky and hair free.
I normally use Veet (See my review) when I use a depilation product. However, I saw a sachet of this in Asda for 99p so decided to give it a go.
It goes on easily, just squeeze it out of the sachet onto the skin and use your hands to smooth it on. The instructions on the packet advise to leave this on for a maximum of 15 minutes but it started to irritate my skin so 10 minutes was enough for me. I also found when I was applying this that the consistency was lumpy. It was as if the cream was full of tiny lumps of powder or something.
It didn't smell too unpleasant and it was thick and creamy and didn't run down my legs when applied. I jumped in the shower and rinsed it off and the hair was gone. My legs stayed smooth and hair free for 5 days, which I thought was quite good. I would buy this again but knowing that it could irritate me I now know not to leave it on for any longer than 10 minutes.
I used to use a variety of Veet creams but they irritated my skin and left a lot of hair even leaving them on for the maximum amount of time. So when my mum found this product I was a bit cynical.
I use this product regularly now. I leave it 15mins and wash off using a flannel and shower. It removes all my body hair and doesn't sting at all (unless used on broken skin, then OUCH!). I use it anywhere I have hair. I find that areas with thinner hair stay smooth for up to a week whereas areas with thicker hair need to be retreated about every other day. It's easy to apply.
The downsides: You can't do much whilst leaving it to work, it doesn't smell great and you need to use a lot so get through it quite quickly.
However, it is still the best hair removal option I've tried so far and would recommend it to anyone with thick coarse dark hair like mine.
When it comes to hair removal creams I'm now a fan of them and never have I received good results from any of the top brands such as this or Veet to warrant the money that they cost or the smell and time and effort they take to do.
However I spotted this in Boots reduced to £2.00 and so I actually bought a few items of Nairs to try out in one fail swoop.
Purple and white long squeezy tube that has a purple twist on/off lid to the bottom of it concealing a small hole. On the front of the tube I am told that I'm getting 50ml extra free meaning that this would normally be 200ml in size (but I'm getting more). I am then told that it is Nair Hair Remover Tough Hair Formula, Coarse/Dark Hair Removal Cream 'With Moisturising Rice Oil & Protecting Grape Seed Extract, For Radiant Silky Smooth Skin' and that it is clinically & dermatologically tested. On the back of the tube other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, and how to use it, warnings are given as are ingredients stated and the size and contact details for Church & Dwight UK Ltd (the manufacturer of the product) are also stated. Nice easy to use, squeezy tube this is and of course it's highly informative.
A Bit About The product According To The Information Given On The Back Of The Tube:
Nair Hair Removal Cream has been clinically & dermatologically tested and is gentle enough to use on legs, bikini and underarms. Enriched with rice oil & grape seed extract to gently but effectively remove hair as well as moisturise & nourish the skin leaving it soft and smooth to the touch.
Instructions For Using It:
Read the instructions carefully before first use.
Ensure skin is clean and dry, smooth on the cream in a thick even layer, covering the hair to be removed. Do not rub in. Wash your hands immediately after applying the cream. Replace the cap after use.
After 5 to 6, test a mall 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.
Remove the cream with a wet wash cloth, then rinse the area immediately with plenty of warm water to remove all traces of the cream.
Do not rub or use soap.
Well all I did to use this is to simply follow the instructions. I applied it to my clean legs and in a thick layer. It was easy to apply being a white glossy cream and went on thickly and smoothly and a little goes a very long way even though you need a thick layer.
The smell of this though is horrid, as are most of these types of creams. It has a slightly sweet and pleasant enough smell of flowers but inhale it and that fragrance is simply to disguise the chemical smell it contains and it don't do that all that well lol.
I did try removing some of the cream I applied after 6 minutes of it being on my skin to which no hair war removed so I left it on the full and maximum 15 minutes. After 11 minutes it started to tingle my skin and I felt a little agitated but I wasn't in pain or anything it just felt uncomfortable. I wiped it away with a damp white flannel, mainly to see what was removed. The thick cream took some wiping off as it had set a little bit.
Fair play some hair was removed, however not enough to give me confident and bare legs I could be seen with and of course after using this you can't repeat the process or shave so I was left with hairs! The hairs that wernt removed seemed longer after using this like they had been lifted out of my legs but not removed.
My skin was left smelly and of course I couldn't rinse the smell off with soap which left me feeling rather manky though where hair was removed from was left feeling soft and smooth.
All in all though I felt this was a complete messy, smelly waste of time. OK it worked a little bit but not enough to sport smooth and silky legs and it isn't the most comfortable cream to use, having to sit about stinking for 15 minutes for not so good results!
Rubbish again from Nair I'm afraid!
This is available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc costing around £5.49 a tube.
This review is also posted n Ciao under this same usernme.