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I am usually a razor girl because when I'm in a rush it is quick and easily to use so although razors can leave cuts and make me sore at times so I needed a pain free alternative. I actually saw an advert for veet 3 minute hair removal and was intrigued to see if this method really works so I bought it. The next day I applied the veet cream to my body and wait for 3 minutes I went in the shower and rinsed of the cream and any extra hair. For me this product was product was good but not amazing , yes in 3 minutes all my hair was removed which was great because I didn't have to do it again for the next few weeks. The only disadvantages are firstly this product takes a while to rub off using water , secondly the smell of this is strong and stinks up my bathroom.
I always have some of this Veet 3 minute hair removal cream in my bathroom cabinet, and use it every so often. It is quite simple to use, and comes with a spatula to apply and remove the cream.
Its consistency is a thick cream, which doesn't run. The spatula is curved, making it easy to apply, simply squeeze some cream onto the spatula and spread it over the area of hair that you wish to remove. It can be used on the underarms and legs. I usually have to wait a little longer than the stated time, before my hair comes away (up to 5-6 minutes, as opposed to 3). You test by removing a little of the cream with the spatula, to see if the hair is coming away with it, if it is then its time to scrape the cream off and wash. If not then wait another minute or two and try again. You are warned not too leave it on too long.
Having only a bath and no shower in my home is a bit of a pain at the moment, when using hair removal cream. I have to put it on and remove the hair, then wash it off before bathing. Having a shower makes it a lot easier to use. It works well, removing every hair if left on long enough, and leaving my skin nice and soft. It is a good alternative to shaving, as you don't have to worry about cutting yourself and ingrown hairs, however it doesn't last much longer, so the newer methods such as waxing are better for some people.
The smell is the worst thing about this product. My gran remembers it smelling much worse years ago, but it is still horrible. Im not sure how to describe it, but it smells vile, and I can see why people are put off using it. I can bear it as long as I wash really well after using the product, which is why I don't use it all the time.
The price of 200ml varies from £2-4, and I usually wait until it is on offer before buying a couple. The cream comes in several varieties, for normal, dry or sensitive skin, and in 2 different sizes, 100ml and 200ml.
I award 4/5 stars, as it works well at removing hair, but stinks!
One day, many moons ago, i got tired of constantly nicking myself with razors and getting shaving rashes in places you need not know about and thought i'd try one of these hair removal creams everybody was raving on about. I'd been informed that this particular product was one of the best, for it's quick, easy to use, and has long lasting results.
Well that was a bit of a fib wasn't it?
I first attempted to apply the cream using the weird curved plastic spatula type thing that's recommended to use, only to find that the other end of the spatula took the cream off as i was applying it and didn't allow an equal coverage over the parts of my body i was applying it to. So i scrapped that idea and proceeded to apply the cream with my hands. It was hard to wash of my hands and created quite a bit of a mess in the sink, along with leaving my hands with a waxy feel to them which i thought nothing of at the time.
As i left the product on for the recommended three minutes i noticed an awful smell started to emit from where the cream was applied, not too dissimilar to a combination of burnt hair, melting skin (i've accidentally burnt myself a few times so know what that smells like) and plastic. Again i thought nothing of that, thinking that's just how the product worked.
It wasn't until i took the product off that i noticed things were off. For a start while using the spatula to take off the product it felt very painful, almost as if the product had taken off a layer of my skin- though there was no evidence of that on the after math. But i also notice there were patches here and there where the product appeared to not have touched even though i'd applied quite a generous amount all over the areas. The previous smell had gotten stronger and the produce was very hard to wash down the drain.
Once i had completely washed the product off my skin wasn't smooth and silky as advertised, in fact it was incredibly waxy and felt particularly tender along with having quite red patches here and there over my skin that didn't go away until about a week after i'd used it. It was not the advertised nor the desired result.
Even though i don't have sensitive skin i thought i'd try the sensitive skin version to see if the reaction on my skin was just an allergic one. This was in fact worse, not only for the smell but for leaving more patchy areas and actually bringing my skin out into blisters. I did check with my GP to see if this was just an allergic reaction, but he thought i'd actually burnt myself.
Now bear in mind i didn't leave this product on for longer than three minutes both times and washed it off thoroughly, there is no apparent explanation for this mixed reaction all over my skin, and it caused a lot more discomfort than a shaving rash did.
I think i'll just stick to razors from now on, as this product certainly does not do what it says on the box.
So, are you fed up of shaving your legs, bikini line and under arm hair every few days? Are you sick to death of blotchy skin, irritable skin and shaving rash where you rather it wouldn't be?
WELL... YOU ARE NOT ALOLE!
I am pretty dark, and my body hair does tend to be rather dark and coarse and shaving is like a full time job. I was pretty fed up of stubble appearing only a day or two after I had shaved, and being a bit of a wuss I didn't fancy waxing, either at a salon or a home kit so I decided to give Veet hair removal cream a try. I used it on two areas
2 Bikini Line
It is packed nicely in a squeezy bottle with a flip lid; useful as you don't lose the lid and therefore the cream doesn't dry up. The bottle is packed into a relatively small cardboard tube which is easy to open and it looks nice to the eye and blends in nicely with your other beauty products in your bathroom cabinet.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Could not be easier! Everything is clearly outlined and usage is simple... it comes equipt with a type of 'spatula' device, used to scrape off the cream (and hair) from the part of your body your using it on. Basically, you smear the cream on the area you want to remove hair from, wait three minutes...and then with a little water and your 'spatula tool' scrape it off... SIMPLE RIGHT??
My hair barely budged! And my legs and bikini line ended up patchy and uneven. It did take quite a bit of the hair off but not down to the root and in places not at all. I tried it again and left it on for a longer time but again it didn't really work very well. So in the end I just ended up shaving which it tells you not to do once you have used it but what can you do when you have hairy legs and are hitting the town?
Also... I gave it another go when I only had a bit of stubble on my legs and it was unable to remove that at all!
However; I have had friends who are fair and they say it works well so perhaps it just wasn't strong enough for my hair. It also smells pretty bad and it can cause irritable skin and burning so do read the instructions carefully and I wouldn't recommend if you have sensitive skin.
When I saw this product on the shelf of my local Superdrug, I thought the claim of hairfree and smooth legs in three minutes seemed too good to be true. I see Veet as quite a reputable brand, so I gave it a go on the basis that their previous products I've tried have always been fantastic.
The first thing which hits you when you open up the tube is the truly awful smell of it. I have never come across another similar smell to even compare it to! Thankfully, once you've washed it off your skin, the smell is somewhat diluted and mostly disappears once you've put some moisturiser on. The point of the cream is to dissolve the hair rather than cutting it, and this definitely makes it less stubbly when it begins to grow back. I've definitely found with other Veet products that the hair takes longer to grow back than when you shave.
Applying the product is really easy to do. You use the spatula provided to spread out a smooth layer of the cream onto your skin, wait three minutes and then scrape it off in the shower with the same spatula. However, I've found that the cream sometimes has to stay on for slightly longer than the three minutes they advise. The actual packaging recommends that you don't go over six minutes, but I've found that it can stay on for eight or nine minutes before it starts tingling! In the past I've left the cream on for three minutes then found myself going back over it with a razor anyway, which makes the whole exercise entirely pointless. It's always left my skin soft and I've never suffered from dry skin as a result of it. I would always say to use a moisturiser afterwards because you don't know what chemicals are in the stuff - especially when it smells that bad!
Obviously I wouldn't recommend this if you have particularly sensitive skin, and you should definitely do a test patch before using this. If it has the chemicals to burn through hair, it probably isn't very nice to your skin either, so make sure it's safe for you to use.
I would say that you should buy this as a god alternative to shaving and waxing. However, don't see it as a three minute hair removal cream. See it as a six minute hair removal cream, and if it works in less time, that can only be a bonus!
I find that using hair removal cream can be so much more efective than shaving and has the perk of not damaging your skin. I ultimately went for this product because of the promise of removing hair in 3 minutes. However, after now using it several times i have come to the conclusion that if you do this you will just be wasting your money and your time. I would recommend to leave on for at least 5 mins and until you start to feel a tingly feeling where you have applied the cream. This will show you that the cream is starting to burn off your hair.
Applying the cream:
I would first like to say that if you are wanting to do this where you have a carpet, don't! You will risk dropping bits when applying it and getting this out of the carpet is not fun at all. Especially when you also have the cream all over your legs and are trying desperately not to get it onto anything else.
I would be very genorous when applying as the more you put on and cover your hair, the better it will work.
As i said before, try to leave it on longer than 3 mins and make sure you just keep clear of all objects! you will end up with white cream on all of your furniture otherwise.
The messy process if then taking the cream off. Now definitely make sure you are in the bathroom for this! Use the "scraper" that comes with the cream to take the cream off your legs. Then once it is mostly off you can wach your legs to get it all off as just using the scraper wont get it all off.
Once you have gone through this hassle you should be left with beautifully smooth, hair free legs. One great thing about this product is that it also moisturises your legs leaving them silky smooth and in great condition.
Although the packaging promises lovely smells like aloe vera, i have to warn you now that the creams dont at all smell like this but are in fact rather vile. This is the price you have to pay for getting hairless legs.
The price is actually very reasonable and allows you to buy this product regularly (if you like it of course!)
I've used other hair removal products before and in particular I've used creams before and I've always found it to be the case that they have some effect but shaving is easier and more efficient. However, shaving for me is an inconvenience. It takes too long, results in cuts and leaves my skin feeling dry. So when I saw that this cream only took through minutes and considered how reasonably priced it was I thought I'd give it a try.
I have quite fine hair in general and don't find it hard to find products that do a reasonable job in removing it but this was quite disappointing. It advertises that all you need is warm water and the easy squeeze tube and this is true but using the tube is a mess! It's hard to get a grip onto the plastic tube when your hands are wet i.e. when you're using warm water as required. And if you need want to use both of your hands to make sure you apply it as evenly as it requires then the tube becomes messy and I dropped it more than a few times.
When you do apply it you have to do it so evenly and so thickly that half of the tube is gone on two legs and I'm a short, slim woman! As much as it doesn't cost much in the first place, you'd need to replace it far too often for it to be real value for money. As for the even spread of the cream this is essential. In the warm water part of the cream was washed off part of my leg (though there was a reasonable amount left on) but without a good centimetre or two thick layer it does very little, even after leaving it for five minutes or so.
The result for me was that it didn't take three minutes but much longer, I ended up having to shave parts of my legs anyway because the result was patchy and adding to that, it leaves a nasty smell when you wash it off.
I have used this product three times, and only once did the product actually work. Each time i bought it from boots for around £4. The first time i used it was about 3 years ago and the product worked perfectly well leaving my skin silky smooth, then the second time i used it it only removed patches of the hair which you can imagine was very irritating for me. The third time was about 3 months ago and i used it i used it because i was in a hurry and didn't have time to shave. I have developed quite sensitive skin on my legs in the last year, and while using this product for the third time i followed the instructions perfectly and after washing off not only did it not remove the hair, i also had an awful allergic reaction. (Note that it was the sensititve version of the product i used)
I would not recommend this product to anyone who has sensitive skin, i certainly will not be using it again - i'll stick to shaving and waxing.
I bought this hair removal cream to try out as I was sick of shaving and the hair coming back the day after. I wanted something that would keep me smooth for a bit longer and I've heard that hair removal creams are supposed to give much longer lasting results. I picked up a 100ml tube of the 'Lotus milk & Jasmine' variant for £4.69 in Boots.
It comes in a box which has the tube of cream and a plastic applicator. The tube has a screw on lid that fastens nice and tight so you don't need to worry about it spilling everywhere. It also fastens tightly enough that you can't smell the cream when the tube is fastened.
To use the cream you apply it with the applicator to form an even layer and cover all of the hair you want to remove. The cream is really smooth and quite thick which makes it easy to spread over the skin, but I prefer to do it with my hands than use the applicator. It has a very strong floral fragrance which I find quite off-putting, but saying that it beats the usual fishy fragrance any day! It feels really cold on the skin but you soon get used to it and don't notice anymore.
The applicator is almost like a spatula which is curved in opposite directions at each end, and one end is larger than the other, and I guess it's supposed to make applying the cream easier but I really don't think it does. The large end is supposed to be for flat areas like the legs, and the smaller end for more curved or contoured areas like behind the knees. I just can't get on with applying it this way and I find I end up using a lot more this way than when I just apply it with my hands which is so much easier.
You have to leave it on for 3 minutes then test an area to see if the hair comes away easily, and if it doesn't then you leave it on a bit longer, but for no more than 6 minutes. I don't bother testing it and just leave it on for 6 minutes each time to give it the best chance to work. To remove it you just gently scrape it off with the applicator. The applicator does work well for removing it so I do use it for this purpose. It comes off easily, though it can be quite messy so you need to be careful, doing it in the bath or over the sink is the best way to make sure you're not messing up the bathroom.
I find the hair always comes away easily after using this for 6 minutes, and it leaves my skin feeling really smooth and hair-free. On closer inspection I can see a few stray hairs that have been missed but they're not noticeable if you're not specifically looking for them. The smooth feeling lasts for a few days before I start to feel a bit of stubble coming back through, but even then it's not spiky and annoying like with shaving. My skin also stays soft and doesn't dry out like it can do after shaving. I've used this on my legs, underarms and bikini line and have found it pretty effective every time.
The only slight downside of using the cream is that you do have to use quite a lot at a time so it will work out pretty expensive if you're using it every few days to stay smooth.
Did you know that the hair removal business is worth 2 billion pounds in the UK alone?! Hair raising, isn't it?! There are many different methods available, from traditional shaving and waxing, to epilation, laser removal and also, hair removal creams. Generally, I have always stuck to the use of creams as I am not a fan of wincing in pain from having my legs waxed (okay okay how would I know if I've never had them done? - Having my eyebrows waxed was enough to know). There is also the matter of cost, and how long the results last. Each to their own, but for me I prefer to use a hair removal cream on my legs, especially if I am going away and need the results to last as long as possible.
Why you might choose a hair removal cream:
*Less painful than waxing (infact pain free, unless you manage to scratch the skin or have a reaction)
*Results typically last a lot longer than shaving
*Can cover a large area relatively quickly
*Many different forms, skin types, fragrances and brands to choose from
I have previously reviewed Nair Hair removal cream, however I recently switched to veet due to curiosity, and also the fact Veet comes in a squeezy tube which seemed fair more ideal than the Nair sachets. There are many different varieties of Veet, from sensitive skin to "supreme" as well as a longer 5 minute cream. The cream I chose was the one in the pink box, which is the one for normal skin (I bought it thinking it was the sensitive skin one but oh well!). At the time, it was buy one get one free, however it's current price in Superdrug is £4.35 for a 200ml tube.
The great thing about Veet is, you get an applicator inside every box, which also doubles up as a valuable tool to remove the cream. This applicator is pink, and made of quite strong plastic, which has a rubber seal along the top so it will not scrape or scratch the skin if you use it to remove the cream with. The applicator is curved in design, so you can use one side for applying/distributing the cream and the other side for removing it, which is especially helpful if you accidentally apply it on a piece of skin you didn't wish to, or if you are clumsy like me and happen to stick your elbow in it.
Before you use the cream, there are a few safety/advice issues I would like to point out. Firstly, I know it sounds obvious but if you have sensitive skin, or skin which has reacted badly to similar products before, then do a patch test on the skin (further instructions are on the box). Although I never have any problems with these types of creams, I did once use veet on my underarms and it burnt them quite badly, and took a few days to recover so please be careful! Also, make sure you tie your actual hair well up so there is not a cat in hells chance it can disintegrate your hair. It may sound obvious, but honestly it would be pretty horrific if that happened. If you wish to wash your hair, make sure the bath/shower is fully cleaned of any remaining Veet particles and don't submerge your hair in the same water for those reasons. Finally, be weary of the Veet getting on your hands or other body parts such as arms during application, as it will remove any hair in it's path!
Onto the actual application, and although it states "3 minutes" to remove the hair, you will need to set aside much longer than that if you plan on doing a large section, such as both legs. The application must be done on dry skin, *away* from water. If you attempt to apply Veet whilst in the shower, it will only rinse off before it's worked and we don't want that! You should try sitting down, or in a position which is comfortable as you will need to apply section by section, making sure you layer on the cream quick thickly (at least half a cm thick). If you try and apply it too thinly, or rub it in, you will not remove any hair as the skin needs to be fully coated. It's worth pointing out you should avoid broken skin, cuts, sunburn etc.
Also, before you go to apply Veet, have a wetwipe or tissue handy incase of any spillages. It might sound over-precautious, but if you spill Veet onto a bathmat for example, it will leave a noticeable stain because of the material. It can also create a hazard if you accidentally slipped on some (try explaining that one to the fire brigade!)
To apply the cream, simply squeeze out the cream either directly onto the skin, or onto the applicator and then transfer onto the skin. Using the applicator gives smoother results, and makes it much easier to reach the back of the legs, as it means the cream is less likely to end up on the floor! It does take a bit of time to completely cover each section of the leg, so I tend to do the lower legs first, and then do the upper legs after this cream has been removed. If you are running low on cream and don't have a spare tube, you can re apply the cream to another section once you have taken it off, but of course fresh cream will work best and will be cleaner.
What you will probably notice at this point, is the smell. I have used a variety of hair removal creams over the years, and although the smell isn't exactly pungent, it's not a smell I really want to smell of either. It's difficult to describe, but certainly doesn't smell all that delectable. It's okay to put up with during application, but that's about it.
The time Veet takes to dissolve & detach the hair is remarkably quick, probably more so than Nair but it does depend on the length and thickness of the hair you are trying to remove. Blokes for example (I make no judgement here fella's, perhaps you are part of a synchronised cycling team and need to be smooth?!) or anyone with thick hair, will need to coat the hairs quite generously, and may need to add another 1-2 minutes to make sure the hair comes off smoothly. You can use the applicator to do a test patch to check how easily the hair comes off. If it only comes off a little bit, or not at all, you haven't left it long enough. Do not exceed more than about 8 minutes max though, as you may irritate the skin.
To remove the cream, it is best to submerge yourself in a warm bath, using the scraper to gently remove all traces of Veet. Whatever method you use, you need to make sure you really do rinse the skin well, to reduce the chances of irritation. An additional option afterwards, is to use an exfoliator on the skin and shower it off, as this will remove any stray hairs you didn't catch with the scraper. Exfoliating the skin regularly is also said to promote circulation, as well as the chance of ingrown hairs. I also find that using an exfoliator helps to remove the smell of the Veet which can sometimes linger.
When my skin has been veeted, rinsed, towel dried ect, it is time to assess the results. I think that Veet makes the skin incredibly smooth, and removes about 95% of the hairs. I will often find that areas such as the knees, or certain patches on the backs of my legs whereby it's difficult to apply it thickly/neatly, can sometimes get left out. At this stage, you can re apply a little amount to these areas if you wish, but be careful not to use too much on an area you have already Veeted, incase you irritate the skin.
As for how long the results last, this is dependant on a few factors. For example, I am currently on special multi-vitamins to enhance skin, hair and nails. I have found when I am on such tablets, that my nails and hair naturally grows through a lot faster, regardless. It also depends on the hair length to begin with, and the thickness. Personally though, I find that my legs will stay hair free for a minimum of 2 days, anywhere up to about a week before I would say the process needed to be repeated.
Overall, I think although in my opinion expensive, Veet is definitely a viable method of short term hair removal. There is no pain involved, and the results generally are silky smooth. The only downsides, is perhaps the length of time the application and thorough removal, cleaning out the bath etc can take. The actual length of time Veet takes to work though, is quite impressive and does take the time stated (3 minutes). This is not a method of hair removal I would use if I was going away for longer than a week, as the results simply do not last as long as waxing most certainly would in comparison. That said, the results do last longer than shaving and are ideal for scaredy cats like me who wouldn't dare get their legs waxed. It really is down to the individual, and the needs but generally this is a product I would recommend. Not quite 5 stars due to the negative points mentioned, but other than that I will probably use this cream long term over Nair from now on.
I decided that after around 10 years of constantly shaving my legs that I would try something different because the majority of the time the blades cut my legs up and bleed for at least 10-15mins!!
This was on special offer when I bought it - I purchased the Shea Butter & Lily Petals to restore that softness of my skin. I got home read through the instructions and began my new regime........It's so easy to use and now while Im leaving it to work its magic for 3 minutes Im either applying a face mask, doing my hair, exfoliating or something else out of my Sunday afternoon beauty regime :)
At first I was a bit like......'ermmmmm, this is messy, its annoying, I can't be doing with this!!' But after several uses Ive changed my mind :D The cream leaves your skin feeling lovely and smooth and after several uses I have noticed my hairs are growing back less stubbly - I think this is because the softness of the legs (or area) stays for so long you don't notice your hairs growing back until it looks like a forest :)
The only thing I would say that annoys me about this product is the horrible, strong smell - It's not pleasant but I can hack it for 3 minutes :)
Also, I noticed only last week when I had a spray tan done for a special occassion I done my legs before going out, and it removed most of my tan!! :-o My fake tan turned from a lovely streakless/patchless brown colour to white and brown blotches and streaky spots!!!!!!!!!! I wasn't very impressed and it looked awful, so I had to change my outfit and give up my lovely new dress =(
I am somebody that enjoys a rather quick shower, and find that this product really suits me. It's something I do once a week (bikini line) and also legs once in a while, to make then extra smooth. However once on, it gives you roughly 5-6 minutes to do other things such as, take your nail varnish off, use a face mask, mess around on your phone, and it works great. You can shape it to do what you want, and I always find it does the job! Much cheaper than going to a salon, but the results obviously don't last as long.
Regrowth of hair: For myself I noticed regrowth is about 3 days, so slightly more than shaving, but much less than waxing.
Cost: The cost of a larger tube is about £4, which is totally worth the cost. I have had mine for 5 months, and just ran out, and I use it every week (also this is covering all my legs)
A disadvantage I notice is sometimes in the first couple of times you use it, you might notice a slight stinging/tingling sensation, but if you can put up with it.. great. However, if you think it is actually burning your skin, remove instantly.
Another disadvantage with the product is the unpleasant smell that comes with it, something you cannot failure to notice.
Yet the advantages of quickness, effectiveness and availability of product (because you can do this whenever you have a spare 10 mins) outweigh the disadvantages in my opinion.
One of the most annoying parts of a beauty regime for me, is hair removal. It always seems to take forever and like most people, takes a real effort. Of course though, it is part of female hygiene and it is a necessity so for me its just a case of finding the right products to make the job a little more enjoyable. I have used razors, waxing etc etc ETC in the past constantly switching and trying new products. Razors aren't really much of a favourite as they are easy to cut yourself on which doesn't look or feel nice and waxing can be painful as well as costly if you go to someone professional. Before using this product I had use hair removal creams in the past with pretty good results but as I said, I was constantly switching in hope that something would give me a wow factor.
When I came across this product in Boots for around £4.50 I was attracted to the concept of it taking 3 minutes. This is quicker than it usually takes me with a razor and it seemed pretty effortless so how could I refuse? It comes in pink packaging with a reasonable sized tube with a spatula type of tool to apply the product with. I found it so easy to apply and spread over my legs but I needed to use quite a lot for it to take effect so the bottle is used up quite quickly. I left it on my legs for 3 minutes and found that to be plenty of time. The only thing I didn't really like was the smell, but then they aren't great on these products. I had no reactions as I have had in the past and I was really pleased with the results - my legs felt great after applying some moisturiser.
Overall I would recommend this product and I am pleased I tried it as it left my legs feeling really nice and smooth. For such good quality it is pretty cheap and it is quick and easy to use. Who could ask for better?
How to remove unwanted hair is always a problem for women. I started off using depilatory creams to remove the hair from my legs and underarms but that was back in the days when the cream smelt disgusting and I soon started using a razor instead. However, over the years I have moved between razors, waxing, depilatory machine (painful!) and back to creams again. When my teenage daughter asked the best way to remove the hair from her under arms and legs I suggested hair removal cream as I thought that there would be less accidents than with a razor and less painful than waxing. Whilst buying it for her I decided to try it again too.
As her skin can sometimes be sensitive we decided to try the Veet Sensitive but this actually irritated her skin so we tried the ordinary Veet and this proved to be better. Now, my skin is as tough as old boots so both types were fine for me.
The non-sensitive ordinary Veet hair removal cream comes in a pink tube which is inside a pink box. It's marked up for "normal skin" and states that it contains lotus milk and jasmine fragrance and silk moisturising complex. The box looks very feminine with its shades of pink and flower decoration.
This is a thick cream which is easy to spread with the plastic spatula provided. The smell of hair removal creams has improved over the years and this one isn't too bad.
**using the cream**
The directions explain that the cream should be spread thickly over the area to be de-haired and left on for 3 minutes. After the required amount of time a small area should be tested to see if the hair is removed easily. If it is then use the spatula to gently scrape the cream and, hopefully, the hair away. After all the cream has been removed the area should be thoroughly rinsed with clean cool water and then a moisturiser can be applied if required.
My daughter, who is 16, finds this product works very well for her and the hair is removed quickly and easily leaving her legs and under arms nice and smooth for about a week. However, I don't find that the cream works as well for me. It's quite good on my under arms but I find it only works patchily on my legs and I have to use loads of the cream to get anything near a good result.
Boots have this for £4.38 for 100ml at the moment with buy one get one half price. This is cheaper than Tesco which is £4.50 for 100ml without the buy one get one half price.
In my opinion this seems to work well on young fine hair but not so well on coaser hair such as mine and can be expensive if need to use often.
I have dark auburn hair and so any body hair that I have tends to also be dark which means it has to be removed. I have an epilator for my legs, a Ladyshave for my underarms and I use Veet cream on my upper lip.
To give it it's full name the cream is Veet 3 Minute Hair Removal Cream and currently 100ml of this cream will set you back £4.38 in Boots, although there is an offer on whereby if you buy one you can get another at half price. I find that it is very good value as, since I only use it on my top lip, a tube lasts for ages.
The cream comes in a soft squeezable tube with a twist off plastic lid. I have had my tube for some time now but I think I remember that there was also a plastic stick affair supplied for applying the cream although I find it much easier to use my fingers. The tube and applicator come in a cardboard box and there are instructions for use both on the box and on the side of the tube and also on a leaflet inside the box.
The cream in the tube is pale green and smells vile! From the different depilatory creams that I have tried over the years I think this is pretty much standard, but when using it on my top lip I get the full force of the smell - yuk!
Before using the cream it is advisable to try some on an area of your skin that won't be seen just to make sure that you aren't going to get an allergic reaction. If you don't do this you may end up with a horror story on your face!
To use the cream I just have to smooth it over the hairs on my upper lip making me look as though I have a droopy pale green moustache which always amuses my husband who threatens to sprinkle hundreds and thousands on it! He has a strange sense of humour!
Once the cream is on I was my hands thoroughly so that there is none left on my fingers and then I just wait for up to three minutes. I say up to three minutes because, although the hair removal cream is a three minute cream, if it begins to sting before the three minutes is up I would recommend that you wash it off immediately. I have, on occasions, left it on a bit too long and ended up with a bright red upper lip which looks pretty silly I can tell you!
To remove the cream I get a tissue and wipe the majority of it off first and then wash my face well with warm water. If I am performing this fun task (?) first thing in the morning I put the cream on and then wash it off when I am in the shower. Once the cream is all removed and the area washed thoroughly I am happy to report that the awful smell disappears too!
Once the cream is removed the hairs are all gone too - in fact, when I use a tissue to remove the majority of the cream, I can see all the hairs that have been removed there on the tissue which is quite a satisfying sight.
The Veet cream is allegedly enriched with silk extracts to leave your skin smooth and moisturised and to be fair my skin always feels smooth when I have used the product, although to be fair the fact that it is hair free is going to make it feel smoother!
I always use my Oil of Olay moisturiser when I have finished which stings just a little bit when I first apply it but nothing to worry about.
Incidentally I only use this cream on my upper lip but Veet can also be used on the hairs under your arms and on your legs too with the same excellent results.
In conclusion this is an excellent hair removal product - it works well and a tube lasts a long time, but why can't they make it smell nice? I will have to deduct one star for the smell I'm afraid!
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