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Veet Facial Ready to Use Wax Strips & Perfect Finish Wipes
I use facial wax strips about once a month or so as necessary for a nice smooth upper lip. I have used many different brands, sizes and types of wax strip over the years and these facial wax strips from Veet are one of them.
The box is the typical pink Veet cardboard packaging which has the product description and instructions for use across the front and back of the box. You also get a small instruction booklet inside which is even more detailed with images and tips. I have used that many wax strips over the years that I know they all basically work the same way and bring the same amount of pain whatever way you use them!
Inside the box are 20 individual facial wax strips and 4 perfect finish wipes, I bought a pack on special off at half price - £2.49 in Tesco. I never pay full price for these types of products as I find them very overpriced for what you get, especially when you only get twenty little pieces of wax strip!
The strips themselves come in two's, stuck to one another with a papery lining and the area of wax on each strip is approximately 12 mm x 100 mm. To use the wax strips you warm the strip between your hands and then once the wax has become soft and more stretchy you separate the paper to reveal two individual facial waxing strips.
I use these on my upper lip and generally find that one strip will do the whole area as I do not have a huge amount of hair to remove! I place it on one side of my upper lip and leave it to set slightly before ripping it off. Then do the same on the other side. I have to say that I find them quite effective for removing my upper lip hair, which as I have said is pretty fine and short anyway and I would be very disappointed if they didn't!. However after two uses (i.e. either side of my upper lip) the grip on the wax is all but gone and that is the end of it.
The strips also tend to leave a fair bit of residue on your skin, little blotches that you can't really see but you can feel. To get rid of these there are 4 'perfect finish wipes' included in the wax kit which are an oily wipe that effectively remove leftover wax with a few swipes. These aren't very pleasant but they do remove the leftover wax, however you only get 4 of these per pack and for me this is not enough for the 20 wax strips that you get. I think the wipes could be a quarter of the size and more of them per box since these are small facial wax strips. The wipes seem more suited to larger leg waxing strip wipes.
The strips contain shea butter and berry which is meant to nourish and moisturise the area after waxing. I am always left with a red mark on my upper lip post waxing whatever type or brand of strip I use because it is obviously a sensitive area. These wax strips don't improve on the red mark effect at all, shea butter or no shea butter.
These are not the best facial wax strip pack that I have ever purchased. I think that they are effective at removing my fine hair, however the lack of enough aftercare wipes, only two uses per strip and the price tag bring them down in my estimations and as such I can only give them 3 out of 5. Available in Boots, supermarkets and online priced around the £5 mark.
Ingredients: Wax Strips: Triethylene Glycol Rosinate, Glyceryl Rosinate, Silica, Polyethylene, Parfum, Paraffinum Liquidum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, BHA, BHT, Benzyl Alcohol, Cinnamal, CI 77891, CI 15850 / Wipes: Paraffinum Liquidum, Hexyldecyl Stearate, Isopropylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Parfum, Citrus Aurantium, Dulcis Peel Oil, Limonene, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil / The quick solution for facial hair / It's a girl's best kept secret, facial hair removal in a flash / Now you can get to the root of it with Veet Facial Ready-to-Use Wax Strips & Perfect Finish Wipes / They're the best way to get rid of those hairy patches that just seem to appear from nowhere / Veet's small Wax Strips are great for targeting those hard-to-reach areas of your face as well as touch-ups around the body / Just smooth a strip onto your skin, remove with one swift movement and sweep over a Perfect Finish Wipe to remove any traces of wax residue / Veet Skin Strips are designed for hair as short as 2mm, so you never have to wait for your hair to get 'long enough' to wax / Just wax and go / Time: N/A / Body Area: Face / Skin Type: Normal / Pack Contents: 20 Wax Strips / 4 Perfect Finish Wipes / Working Time: No preparation time / the wax strips are ready to use / Directions for use: A leaflet containing full directions & precautions is included in the pack /