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This is a task that's surely a chore for all women. In my opinion it's a time to use a product you are familiar and can trust, and for me this has been the only product I've ever used. What influenced my choice was the empasis on the gentle and moisturising properties, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. These properties are listed on the front of the packet, and the box also prominently features a term "Hydro'Restor" which restores skin hydration - all reassuring when choosing a product for this job.
Inside the box are two 50ml creams one containing the hair removal cream and one a gentle finishing cream. Also in the box is a pink spatula which has a curved or wavy design to make it easy to use.
When the 'operation' comes, you put some of the cream onto the spatula the apply it onto the skin. This is awkward to do and can be quite messy! It then tells you you need to leave it for 5 minutes before testing to see if its done its job. If not you can leave it for longer but the packet is very clear, you must not exceed 10 minutes. Over time of using this product you come to understand how long you need to leave it on for your personal requirements and skin tolerances. As soon as it's ready to come off, the cream is removed with the spatula. The spatula is great for removing the cream, although again it's pretty messy, but then again, this is never going to be a pleasant task!! The waiting time is - as you can imagine - not a great way of spending 5-10 minutes ... the smell of the cream, whilst not especially offensive, isn't particularly pleasant either. Maybe its just an association thing - I associate the smell with this particular chore!!
Afterwards, it's a quick trip to the shower to rinse the skin with clean water and gently dry off before applying the finishing cream. You are advised to apply the finishing cream by "massaging slowly into the skin", and this cream does smell lovely and is easily absorbed into the skin in my experience.
The box contains lots of advice and information that must be read before use, including the types of skin you cannot use the product on and when and how often you can apply it (for example they recommend waiting 24 hours before swimming or sunbathing, so bear in mind if using on holiday). As all this information is on the outer packaging, it makes it easy to read in the shop before you spend your money to find it unsuitable. With all the information being on the box it also means you need to keep the box, and store the creams in there. It doesn't take up a huge amount of room in the cabinet though, overall about 7cm x 15cm and 2cm deep approx, plus it means both creams and the spatula are always kept together.
These cost around £6 in chemists or supermarkets but for most women it's a necessary evil, so in my opinion, there's no point in risking a cheaper product. I've never experienced a bad skin reaction and found it to be a reliable and effective product. I've knocked a star off for being messy, but I don't see how it can be avoided!
Bought for £4 in Home Bargains (and previously in Tesco for £6) for a box containing 50ml removal creme, 50ml finishing creme and the application/removal spatula).
I have had mixed results in the past with creme removal products and tend to avoid them but when faced with an impending beach holiday and no time for a wax I needed a product - fast!
I read all the safety precautions (all on the box so you might want to keep hold of that) and did as instructed. I found that application time was not too long as it goes on fairly easily with the spatula and can be spread evenly quite quickly. I gave it the maximum time of 10 minutes and then started to remove it, again with the spatual. The whole process can be a bit messy and somewhat time consuming, especially if you are not use to these types of products. I found it works best if used just before a shower / bath. It can take some going over the area to remove the hair, but pop in the shower and go over the area with you body puff and this tends to remove whats left. Make sure the area is completly dry before applying the finishing creme (which again will remove the last of the hair). make sure to apply the finishing creme liberally and in circular motions so that your skin absorbs it much better.
I was very impressed with the results, these producst have come on alot from when I first used them in my teens. The smell was less offensive and did not linger on my skin. I have sensitive skin but found no irritation or burning, it also did not leave any red or blotchy marks. I was hair-free for around 3 - 4 days and the hair does appear to grow back thinner and less. The product seems to do a better job each time it is used, which for me, is generally once a week.
The product tends to last around 4 - 5 weeks based on a weekly application and both tubes seem to run low around the same time as one another. The tubes are waterproof so can be kept in the shower area and durable, so will not tea and leak all over your shelf/draw/toilitry bag.
I have yet to try it on my underarms but found the bikini test results to fantastic! Though it does not last as long as a wax, it is cheaper and pain free and leaves little to no irratation or marks like other hair removal methods.
Hair Removal Bikini Kit
Veet formerly know as Immac (for sensitive skin)
**WHAT IT DOES**
This product will remove hair on the legs, underarms and bikini line using a cream and spatula. There is a finishing cream enriched with ceramides to help your skin afterwards.
This product comes in a light blue cardboard box which contains 1 hair removal cream tube (50ml), 1 finishing cream tube (50ml) and 1 perfect touch spatula. Make sure not to throw out this box as it has all the cautions and instructions on the front of the box. It has the Veet logo on the front, which is dark blue with green. It also has a picture of the contents inside the box. All around the box then gives you detailed instructions and information on the product. The two creams come in 2 similar tubes. One has a white lid and the other a light blue lid so you can distinguish between them. On each tube the Veet logo is on it and in blue writing, it tells you what each tube has inside. ON the back the directions have been printed in dark blue writing. Each tube has a screw lid and they are waterproof and very durable. These tubes aren't going to crack easily or tear. Inside the box also has a small spatula, which is light blue and green with the Veet logo imprinted into it. The spatula is plastic and waterproof so it can be cleaned easily.
Hair removal cream: Aqua, Urea, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Thioglycolate, Calcium Hydroxide, Ceteareth-20, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Butrospermum Parkii Butter, Magnesium Trisilicate, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Propylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Sodium Glyconate, Acrylates, Copolymer, Parfum, Citronellol, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cl7789
Finishing Cream: Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinum liquidum, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Cetearyl Alcohol/ Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Phosphate, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Tetra Sodium EDTA, Diazolydinylurea, Methyl Paraben, Propyl Paraben, Trocopheryl Acetate, Glycosphingolipids, Parfum, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Faresol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Cinamyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salycilate Cl 77947
I am not sure what any of these ingredients do however this would be useful to know if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.
It contains Alkali and thioglycolate.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
1. Make sure to read precautions first before using.
2. Apply the hair removal cream to the spatula and then directly onto the skin, making sure to fully cover the hair evenly. Leave the cream on for 5 minutes and then use the spatula to carefully remove the a small test area. If the hair is removing easily keep removing the rest of the cream off gently and carefully with the spatula. If it doesn't remove easily you can keep the cream on for longer but do not exceed 10 minutes in total as the cream can burn, irritate and damage your skin. Once you have removed all the cream rinse your skin getting rid of any additional cream. Make sure you do this thoroughly with water. Once finished doing this pat your skin dry.
3. Apply the gentle finishing cream enriched with ceramides and massage slowly to penetrate the skin.
Once done you need to wait 24 hours before applying anti-perspirant, a perfumed product as the skin is sensitive. You can not sunbathe or go swimming straight after use. Always wait 72 hours before using the cream again.
* Use only the directions on the packet as any other directions may be found to cause harm.
* Do not use on face, scalp, breast, perianal, genital area or any other part of the body. It is not designed for these areas. It is harmful to use on moles, potty, broken, irritated or sunburnt skin. People, who have suffered an adverse reaction to hair removal creams, should not be using this product. It is advisable to check with your physician before using if you are on medication which can affect the skin or you suffer from a skin related disorder.
* Do not ingest and if this happens consult a doctor immediately. Make sure to keep it out of children's reach at all times. Avoid contact with eyes, as it would be very harmful. If this happens rinse very thoroughly with plenty of water and seek medical advice immediately.
* Always do a small test on your skin before use to determine how your skin will react to the cream. If after 24 hours you have no complaints or adverse reactions then you can continue to use the product. If smarting/tingling occurs when using rinse very thoroughly immediately with water. If the condition is persisting contact your doctor for advice.
* When using this product do not let it get in contact with anything else as it may cause discoloration. If contact does occur the quicker you clean the better it will be.
Personally I don't like this product as I feel it doesn't work. It doesn't make my skin tingle when I put the removal cream on however once I have taken it off my skin is very red and irritated. I did not have a problem when I did the test on a small patch of my skin but when I used it on a large area it did irritate my skin so do beware if you have sensitive skin. I found that it is even harsher on sensitive areas. The finishing cream does help soothe your skin but I do feel that it doesn't make a big difference. It only really cools the burning area for a few minutes. The worst part about this product is that it takes a considerable amount of time to put the cream on, to leave it on and then remove it. By the end the finished result is that it hasn't removed all the hair. It seems to just remove hair in patches. Anytime I have used this product I have had to go and use another means to remove the hair. Even the hair that it does remove isn't close to the root and the growth is back within a few days. Using a trimmer would be just as effective and your skin wouldn't be red and sore. I feel that this is not a product that you would use regularly as it can't be good for your skin as it takes a few days to get over the effects that it causes. I think you should use something else if you want to remove hair. This product costs £6.29 which I think is not only expensive but a waste of money.
I brought this because i'm sick to death of waxing. It hurts and leaves a yucky sticky residue that can be difficult to get rid of. I have tried Veet in shower hair remover before, with bad results, but that was the only cream i have tried previously. I paid £3.50 for a 50ml tube of hair remover, a 50ml tube of finishing cream and an applicator in Tesco. The box states that you should do a strand test first, but as i have used Veet before, i decided against this. I applied the cream, and left it the maximum time - 10 minutes. The box did say you could leave the cream on for between 5 and 10 minutes, but not to exceed 10 minutes.
I scraped the cream off with the scraper, digging as hard as i could to remove the hair. Then i had a bath, and used the finishing cream. I had stubble!!! My hair hadn't been overly long, but i thought maybe it had been a bit too long and i needed a second application. The box said not to use again inside 24 hours, so i waited 48 hours. I followed the directions again, and again leaving the cream for 10 minutes. Again i was left with stubble!!! It was like i had shaved but missed a load of hair! I was not at all impressed with this, i had wasted £3.50, been left with stubble, and left with itchy skin where the stubble was rubbing on the front of my pants!!! I would not recommend this cream at all, im going back to waxing. It might hurt, but at least it works!
Pack Contents: 1 x 50ml sensitive hair removal cream, 1 x 50ml gentle finishing cream, 1 Perfect Touch spatula /