Product Type: Veet Hair Removal
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Who Wants To Be Hairless?
Veet 3 Minute Hair Removal Cream
Member Name: ChemicalRomance
Veet 3 Minute Hair Removal Cream
Advantages: I'm hairless!
Disadvantages: You can't buy this specific variety anymore except on amazon!
Well unfortunately I am one of those women who has to battle with stubborn leg hair! Honestly my leg hair thinks it's immune to hair removal treatments, but it wasn't getting away with it that easily - I saw on offer in Boots a little while ago Veet Dry Skin, 3 minute Hair Removal. It was reduced because it is now in new packaging, so I decided to get it and after rooting around in my cupboard the other day I saw this sitting there and decided to finally give it a go!
~*~ So What Is It? ~*~
Now there are so many different hair removal creams, sprays and wax strips out there it is quite hard to decide which one to pick...
This one that fits in with the 3 minute hair removal cream by Veet, is the one specially developed for dry skin. It has extracts of Shea Butter and Lily. As it is developed for dry skin it has added moisturisers compared to the original Veet hair remover, so if you have dry skin it is definately the one for you! It also gives you the added benefit of promising less prickly stubble... Which is never a bad thing a few days after using it your other half runs his hand up your leg, and doesn't get stubble rash.. They might just thank you!
~*~ What Do You Get For Your Money? ~*~
In your box you will find a 100ml of hair removal cream in a nice squidy tube and the little loose s shaped spatula used to scrape off the cream. It's not a spatula I know but that's the best way I can describe it!
Oh and you get nice smooth legs too!
~*~ Application ~*~
When you first squeeze it out of the tube it is a almost mint green colour, and straight away the aroma hits you - it is not a nice smell at all. No matter how many nice fragrances they seem to put in these hair removal creams the smell never seems to get any better! The directions for use are to smear the cream onto the area evenly, using the spatula - now I took this literally being the wolly that I am. Until the second leg where I just squirted it on and then spread it around with the spatula, I think that's what should actually say on the box! The consistency of the cream is fairly thick, and spreads on well with the spatula. Unlike some creams I've tried it stays on nicely and doesn't slide down my leg if I stand up!
~*~ How Long Did It Take? ~*~
Well on the box it suggests just 3 minutes after application, however you can keep it on your legs for up to 6 minutes. However my leg hairs are just a little bit stubborn as I said before, so I had to keep it on for the full 6 minutes.. It depends on your hair, if you have fine hair like my Mum has it will be ready in the 3 minutes - but my normal to thick hairs take the full 6 minutes, you are advised to trial it before hand to see how long it will take. Unless you are like me and have different thickness of hair all over your legs! It is a matter of trial and error with hair removing cream!
~*~ What About The Results? ~*~
6 minutes later I started to take away the cream from my leg and I almost passed out from shock! My legs never take to hair removal creams because the hair on my legs is quite thick, as I removed the cream, the spatula was dragging away hairs, I was so suprised! The spatula takes off the hair very quickly and effectively, without damaging the skin as it goes, mainly because the spatula has a rubber end and is soft on your skin. The effect on your skin afterwards is really good, my legs were left really soft and moisturised - to a point where I didn't need to put any moisturiser on it at all! A few days later and my legs still feel moisturised, but they aren't as hair free as I would have liked, admittedly they are only slightly stubbly, it's the kind of stubble that you would get straight after shaving. Admittedly the stubble is very soft as the box says, so that isn't a total lie - but you won't get to be hair free for as long as you would with waxing or epilating.
~*~ Is It Recommended? ~*~
Yes definately, if it can cure my stubborn leg hair then it can cure anyones! The smell isn't all that pleasant, but if you can overlook that then you are going to be well away I haven't tried it on any other body parts, but I am guessing that it will be just as good on the rest of your body, apart from facial, and sensitive areas which it is advised not to be used on. There are plenty of recommendations on the box for how to use it, but I would recommend it for anyone with dry skin who can't be bothered with shaving!
~*~ Price and Availability ~*~
This specific hair removal cream is no longer available as I experienced it. However there are many of the same range available, that do the same job.. Have a look around Boots and Superdrug, I'm sure you will find it at a reasonable price, for around £4 as I have seen most of them they are great value!
Summary: A great hair removal cream that does what it says on the box!
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