Product Type: Veet Hair Removal
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Nothing Better Than Urea To Shave With!
Veet for Men Gel Cream
Member Name: Recon
Veet for Men Gel Cream
Advantages: Does the job...in the end! Good results for a month or so
Disadvantages: A pain to use! Revolting smell, Presence of urea...eww, Mucky business
You women reading this review may be laughing, but I do like to shave the hair off my body and I do it with this cream. You aren't really shaving though, because all you're doing is removing the hair once loosened with a little tool that comes with the cream (literally a piece of plastic with rubber ends). For the summer, you may want to shave your hairy chest, hairy legs or even your arms. This cream works very well but must be used with caution or you could end up with no legs!
This cream works very effectively and it comes in a rather large 200ml bottle, so you got plenty of it! However, if you have big legs or a lot of hair, then it can actually go pretty quick. It comes in a container, which is one of those squeezable ones. It has a flat end and this gradually gets larger as it leads down to the lid, which naturally is on the bottom when this bottle is standing upright. The bottle is very effective and attractive. The Veet For Men logo is in a sun-like object towards the top of the bottle with the logo just above. A swirling effect around this logo in tones of blue is what makes it look so effective. The background blue colour then slowly runs down a gradient to get darker and darker until there is a midnight blue tone. It also mentions on the front that it is a Hair Removal Gel Cream. In a highlighted light blue box, it states that it is fast and effective, which I would agree with. Just below is an important fact: 'For The Body'. Don't go using it on lamp posts as it just won't do any good! The size of the bottle is at the bottom, being 200ml, which is the only size it's available in.
The back of the bottle contains a tonne of information full of precautions, instructions to use and more. This is because the cream only comes wrapped in some polythene with the 'spatula', which is the tool, used to scrape away the loose hair. The back also contains the horrifying ingredients, which seem a bit...harmful should I say. The lovely added extra of urea just adds to the beautiful smell! I wonder who they got to piss in a bottle so they could extract the urea from it. Isn't it just lovely to use urea to wash the hair off your body? At least it is a rather natural ingredient. Here is a full list of the ingredients, as quoted from the back of the bottle:
Aqua, Urea, Potassium Thioglycolate, Calcium Hydroxide, Cetearyl alcohol, Ceteareth-20, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Magnesium Trisilicate, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylene Glycol, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis, Sodium Gluconate, Hydrated Silica, Parfum, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Cl 77891
Right, so the urea is a bit worrying and disgusting. As for the rest of the ingredients, they are pretty predictable. After all, this cream literally burns the hair roots to loosen them from your skin. Well it does have some parfum in it to lighten up the smell from all that urea and acid.
The screw on lid at the bottom is grey, and a real pain to use. When using this, I couldn't really put it down as it would seep out the hole, because you have to lie it down on the lid normally as that is the only flat part! Therefore, it got really messy when using this and was really difficult to do by myself, but I did manage. I think it would be better if it was in a tub, as you could then just sit it on a surface and dip your hand in to get some cream. This way, you have to stop it from seeping out whilst spreading it on your body and getting more out as well as having to squeeze the bottle to get some out! This is perhaps the most annoying part of it...putting it on your body, as it is rather difficult to do as a one man job.
Ok so you've had enough of your hairy legs and are ready to use it! STOP! There are many precautions to take place before you even use the product!
1 ~ Skin must be dry and clean
2 ~ BEFORE USE, test skin reaction by applying a small amount to the area you wish to shave
3 ~ DO NOT use on spotty, irritated or broken up skin
4 ~ Get assistance to remove hair from hard to reach areas such as the back
Now that you have got your girlfriend/wife ready to get mucky with your hairy back as well as testing a bit on your skin, you are ready to go! You should not use this if you have an allergic reaction with your skin and it goes red or irritates a lot/stings a lot. It does sting a bit when using it and seems to burn, but this is just the cream getting to work. Ok, so follow by simple instructions below and you will be hair-free within minutes!
1 ~ Remove screw cap
2 ~ Squeeze some of the cream onto your hands but don't rub in
3 ~ Thoroughly rub it into your desired area all over with a good layer
4 ~ Leave the gel for 4 MINUTES, which should be timed accurately
5 ~ Try to wash your hands very well here although they may still get mucky
6 ~ Use the spatula that comes with the cream for optimal hair removal although you can use anything that does the job
7 ~ Wash the area with shower gel and give it a good clean making sure all hair is removed without patches!
I follow these steps and it works as best as you can get it to. It really is important that you don't leave it on for too long as it will burn through your skin and is very dangerous! I was actually scared when I first used this, but it is very safe to use although does leave your legs feeling a bit weird after hair-free and all... You CAN actually leave it on for 6 minutes if you need to, but it must immediately be removed after this. The spatula is pretty useless at getting the hair off, which I have found. I prefer to use a bit of toilet paper or even a running tap and my hands. It is very important to keep a minimal amount of cream on your hands to harm them whilst applying it. It can damage your hands and burn through them so you must try and wash the whole time although you will still get mucky. Overall, I found it a real mess to use but it did do the job. The annoying thing was that I had to go over a few areas several times, where the hair didn't want to come off! The other tricky thing was actually cooperating both legs as I had to time them both and I didn't know whether to do one at a time or what! Just make sure you don't get this stuff in your eyes as it can be extremely harmful I imagine.
The results of using this are quite good, but my hair started to grow back suprisingly quick, which wasn't nice! It got rid of all the hair and left me with smooth and hair-free legs at the beginning by removing all the hair from the roots. However, it then grew back around a month later all stubbly and it wasn't nice! Therefore, you have to go through the pain of using it every month or so!
As for the smell, it brings back bad memories of using this product - Just because it made such a mess and was a bit of a disaster, but it did do the job in the end! The smell is really distinct and not that nice but it's ok. You will absolutely reek of it after use, so make sure you wash the area well with some shower gel! The smell is somewhat fresh, but really hard to describe. It simply smells like a load of chemicals in the form of cream, which it basically is. It seems to smell of farts or burnt rubber when you are smothered in it, which is nasty! The cream has a thick consistency and is opaque in the way you cannot see through it. It appears as a brilliant white colour and is rather wet on your skin when applied until it starts to dry a bit and get to work.
NOT TO BE USED:
- On face
- You can use it pretty much anywhere else!
Overall, this is a great product in the way it removes hair with reasonable ease. At * £5.99 * for a bottle, it may seem a bit expensive, but this is due to the formula. I mean, imagine the number of people that had to piss in a bottle to get enough urea for one bottle of Veet For Men! It is very mucky to use and can get everywhere as the lid is a screw on with a hole underneath and even if you lie it down whilst massaging into the area, it still seems to seep out! The smell isn't very pleasant at all and you will stink of it after use. The spatula doesn't work very well. It has a curved shape with rubber on each end, but this just doesn't work efficiently and simply slides over your legs rather than picking up the hair. Overall, it is a right pain to use and you may need going over certain areas more than once! It is hard to time how long it has been on whilst shaving several areas of your body too.
- As I say, around £5.99 in shops.
Try it out and see how you cope!
Thanks for reading,
- Recon -
Summary: This is for the removal of hair from the body and works effectively but with trouble!
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