I bought the Veet hair minimising body moisturiser as an impulse purchase a couple of months ago. Normally, I stay covered up due to the terrible British weather but when it comes to summer, I must admit that I do like to get the sundresses out!
Veet is one of the most popular brands for hair removal products and I've had quite good experiences in the past with some of their other products. So when I saw this bottle, I remembered the television ad for it and thought I'd give it a go. I've seen this in Boots before, retailing at around £5-£6 so I thought buying it from Poundland would be a great deal! I didn't intend to use the moisturiser as a substitute for hair removal, more for just elongating the period between waxes.
The first couple of times that I used it, I wasn't expecting any results as I knew it had to be used regularly. I'd use it everyday after coming out the shower so I thought eventually, I would start to see a difference. However, I am disappointed to say that after a month or so, I just gave up. It does the job as a body moisturiser, however there are many better moisturisers out there! As for the hair minimising, it did absolutely nothing for me.
I know I shouldn't complain after buying the product for a pound, but due to it being a Veet product I was definitely expecting more. I will carry on buying hair removal products from Veet but this most definitely does not apply for the Veet hair minimising body moisturiser! I guess everyone is different and this product might work for some people, but based on my personal experience, I would not recommend this product, especially if it costs anything more than a pound!
***UPDATE*** It was requested that I update this review after a month or so and I've only just realised I forgot to update it haha. I'm sad to say that my view on the product has not changed one bit and I did have a feeling my views would remain the same to be honest because on the back of the bottle is says after 2 weeks if you're not happy we'll give you your money back and I was not happy after the fortnight. I still find it pleasant smelling and also good as a moisturiser alone but it has made no difference to hair regrowth for me unfortunately.
This is a product from the hair removal specialists veet. I'd read about this product on several beauty blogs and so decided it may be worth a try as it was getting mainly good reviews. My Mom picked this up for me on a trip to town. The product claims to noticeably slow down hair regrowth meaning you can remove hair less often.
The packaging is standard of a moisturising product. It comes within a tall slim white bottle with a purple/lilac lid. On the front are the main product details like name and the fact it's dermatologically tested and on the back there are ingredients, manufacturer details and guidelines on how to use the product. It does say you can use the product in any area you wish to decrease hair regrowth but I can only comment on the leg area as I didn't want to use the product elsewhere. To release the product there is a simple flip cap and you just squeeze the bottle to get the product out.
This product was bought for me by my Mom and she can't remember what she paid for it (about a fortnight ago) it's currently in Boots for £5.25 for 250ml bottle which I think is pretty pricey! I have seen the product on eBay for £2 though.
I was quite disappointed with this product to be honest. As somebody who has to use hair removal products quite often I was hoping this would reduce the time in between my hair removal sessions but I don't feel it really did anything in terms of minimising hair regrowth.
I usually have to do my legs every 2 days to keep them really smooth (if I haven't epilated recently) and after shaving one morning I applied this moisturiser after my shower expecting it to minimize regrowth and therefore allow me to at least get another day out of my legs before I needed to shave again, this however did not happen, I noticed no change at all in the time it took for hair regrowth. I had a feeling to be honest that it wouldn't really help because I am a bit of a sceptic with these products.
One thing I will say though is that it performs well as a moisturiser by itself. The product sinks into the skin nicely and leaves my legs feeling very smooth with a subtle smell. For £5.25 at full price though I wouldn't purchase the product for this sole reason, at £2 on eBay though or if I saw it on offer I may perhaps purchase it again for it's moisturising purposes.
Overall I don't want to completely slate this product because it moisturised nicely and I get the feeling it didn't work because of personal reasons, I've always had to remove hair frequently and so people who don't have to do so as often may find they receive better results with the product. I would only suggest trying it though if the product is on offer!
This moisturiser is supposed to lighten and slow hair growth down by using something called Prominimise which goes to the hair follicle to do this. As well as doing this, it says it will moisturise your skin too, but does it do all of this?
Why I wanted this......
I wanted a product to lighten the hairs on my body because I'm not a big fan of waxing and shaving does not last long at all, with it coming to summer I am wanting to get my legs out too! I have also tried countless products and nothing works, I do know Veet works very well so I thought I could trust this product.
It comes in a basic white bottle with a pink lid, I loved the lid myself, it is just a flip cap and you access the product there. The bottle is basic no fuss, but does have all the product info on.
It is a lot runnier than any other moisturiser I have used, it's a basic white colour. I love the smell of the liquid, it reminds me of sunblock it is not over powering in the least, it's a very feminine scent.
How to use....
You need to use this product every day to get the best effects.
Price and availability.....
I bought my bottle 2 weeks ago from Morrisons for £4 but I have heard that you can get it cheaper.
I used this product everyday for 2 weeks I loved the way it smelt however, I did find it far too runny. I did not notice a difference at all but when I did shave after the first week my hair seemed slightly lighter but this may of been me "expecting" the product to work and seeing something that was not there. I still used it and I am still using it, it's a nice moisturiser but I certainly would not recommend it as a hair minimiser. It is far too overpriced.
Does not minimise hair,
Would I recommend...
Not as a hair minimiser
I have heard a little bit about this moisturiser from other reviewers and also from blogs. This is one of those gimmicky items which sells well initially but once people have spread the word about whether it is good or bad then sales either continue or drop. I say all of that because I have heard primarily negative things about this moisturiser and also found it in poundland which gives you an indication of what people thought of it.
A large proportion of the negative reviews were about the fact that this moisturiser claims to minimise hair. Now I don't really suffer from thick or particularly dark body hair so this isn't exactly an issue for me, anything that makes me shave or wax less is obviously a plus but this wasn't why I bought the product. I actually ended up buying it because I needed a moisturiser and it was only £1. I also knew that this retails at around £5 so I thought, if nothing else, it would be good quality.
The bottle I bought was a 250ml bottle and it is the cream designed for dry skin. The bottle is white with lilac and green accents. The lid is also made from the same lilac coloured plastic so the overall effect is quite feminine and soft. The bottle is a squeezy one with a small application hole at the top of the bottle.
The cream itself, give that this is for dry skin, has a horribly thin consistency to it. This has to be my biggest issue with the product because I was expecting a thick and luxurious cream given the retail price and the dry skin application. The cream is not just thin but almost watery and thin causes issues when applies because it flows so readily.
The cream does have a nice, fresh almost baby powder smell to it which is pleasant. I do also find it leaves my skin feeling soft, if a little oily. Despite this I just can't really get over how thin it is and find this really disappointing. In terms of hair reduction I have not noticed any difference but perhaps it would be more noticeable on someone with thicker or darker hair?
Overall, I am so glad I didn't pay full price for this horrendous cream. It is a gimmick and a rip off, even for £1.
I do keep my legs covered most of the time; however I do go swimming a couple times a week. So keeping those horrid hairs away is paramount!
Veet - Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser:
Every few weeks I wax my legs and arms and to keep those hairs coming back any sooner than they have to I do use hair minimising products. I have tried a few over the years but one that I really like is the brand Veet.
To start with I used to purchase this product from Superdrug and Boots on occasions; however I was shocked to find this is now stocked in my local 99p shop! So while it was there I stocked up on a couple of bottles.
The idea of this moisturiser is to slow down the regrowth of body hair, so after a shave or wax to apply this product. I do use many different moisturisers and body butters so I normally apply this one first thing of a morning. Then after swimming or when going to bed I use a different moisturiser.
For a moisturiser I have found this to be thinner is consistency to most others I have used, kind of like thick milk. Although I normally always go for fruity scents this one has won me over. It has a lovely clean, fresh scent a lot like sun tan cream.
Although it is thinner in consistency than most moisturisers it still worked well in making my skin feel like it has been moisturised. This feeling lasts for me all day long or until I shower or go swimming. It soaks into my skin well and doesn't leave any greasy feeling.
So does it really help slow down hair regrowth? Well yes I personally feel it does, I do wax anyway but when using this product I think I get that little bit longer before waxing. My legs feel soft and moisturised after use and the scent reminds me of holidays!
The product packaging isn't that eye catching but it looks feminine and jargon free. One bottle of this will last be around two month so great value for money. It has an easy to open flip lid which I like much better than moisturisers you have to scoop out.
Price and Availability:
In Superdrug or Boots you are looking around the £4.00 mark, luckily this product is now stocked in 99p shops! Excellent value for money, so if you see it in your local pound shop don't be put off by the price it is cheap but effective.
I liked the product when purchasing it at a higher price, I LOVE it now for only 99p! It seems to work, smells lovely and fresh. I can certainly feel a difference after use, soft moisturised legs.
Five out of five stars from me.
Thank you for reading.
So..I shall start by setting the scene of time gone by...
Having thick and course hair, and plenty of it, is good in one aspect, my hair is always full of body! Years of bleach and heat (straightening and hairdrying) and nite using conditioner hasn't damaged it! And it grows so fast, which means if I hate a hairstyle (and there's been a few of those disasters), it grows back in no time. My friends hair can take 6 months to grow a centimeters..me, I have obvious roots within 3 weeks! Now this is all well and good with the hair on my head (apart from the hairdresser fees), the same can't be said for the rest of my body!!
As a woman, and I know I speak for the majority, hair removal is the absolute bain of my life!! I have bought into copious amounts of products in a desperate bid to get the best possible head start on the regrowth process. Waxing regrowth is literally a week! Sooo much pain for a week hair free!?!? NOOOOO THANKYOU! I've tried hair removal cream, promising smother legs for longer, but my sensitive skin didn't like many of then and as I like my baths found it so messy, with regroqth being just as quick as shaving!! So back to blades I went! I found myself a mens one (eventually) that i have been really happy with as I do get a much closer shave there and then. Its the Wilkinson 5 blade and I do quite like the Gillette fusion too. However growth is still so quick. If I shave about 8pm, by the morning I'd feel the dreaded prickle, And shaving everyday make me scaley and rashey :( So a new method was needed.
So this Veet ProMinimise came out as a new product that I thought i would give a go. Veet is a reknowned product and the science bit sounded good too. The moisturer uses a specially designed ingredient called 'proMinimise' which targets the hair follicle to noticeably slow down the appearance of hair growth, prolonging the silky smooth feeling so you can remove hair less often. It promised results in just weeks and 82% of 300 women agreed!! OOOOH, if it were to work that sounded perfect!! It was actually on an introductory price of half price so it took the sting out of buying it. £2.50 (usually £4.99) for a 250ml bottle so I figured it was the perfect opportunity to try it.
Its so easy to use, just moisturise every day, something I have recently gotten into the habit of, and alto if people are guilty of not doing and it's that simple. Its light, non-greasy formula smooothes in easily without clogging the pores. There are two types I personally prefer the one with added aloe vera, which nourises more intensely and calms the effects of shaving. Its delicate enough to be used straight after shaving without the usual stinging sensations. The smell is gorgeous too! It reminds me of suncream, that fresh clean coconut, watermelon smell! YUMMY!! So I get a reminder of my holidays everyday :)
What about the results? I hear you ask...Well I am amazed!! I have been using this for at least 1 year now and U can honestly say the results came about so quickly. I am not feeling the need to shave everyday as I used to. I recently went on my holidays and I had to shave every 3 days, this was purely out of vanity, I could probably lasted an extra day! My hair is si much softer and less course, which means much less of that prickly feeling. My legs feel lovely and moisturised constantly and they do tend to shave easier aswell. I do use this all over, not just limited to my legs and I am very impressed with the results
In summary, this has totally exceeded all expectations. I believe I am a very good advocate for the problem of leg hair..Out of all the girls I have worked with over the past 6 years, I do have the worst in the way of prickly bits!! Id it has worked for me, it will definitely work for all the normal ladies out there!!
I get quite annoyed with how quick my hair starts to regrow after removing it. It doesn't matter what method I use I'm never completely smooth and hair free for more than a few days. So I decided to try out this Veet Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser in the hope of increasing the time it takes to grow back so I wouldn't have to shave/epilate/wax as often. I chose the sensitive skin version as my skin can be quite sensitive, and I paid £4.99 for a 250ml bottle in Morrisons.
The bottle looks quite nice but it is made of an opaque white plastic so you can't easily see how much you have left. It has a flip top lid which fastens nice and tight so it won't easily spill and won't leak in your bag if you want to take it away with you.
I was really surprised when I first used the moisturiser as it's extremely runny, I hardly even tipped the bottle up but I still ended up spilling it it came out so fast, so you do need to be careful with it. It's white but kind of pearlescent and feels quite watery as I'm rubbing it in. It smells exactly like suncream, which I personally love the smell of.
It's very light on my skin and it massages in easily and sinks in really quickly. I don't find it very moisturising at all so I still needed to use another moisturiser as well to keep my skin from getting dry. I don't need to use too much at a time so the bottle does last well.
Unfortunately after using this on my legs daily for around 3 months I have not seen even the slightest bit of difference in how long it takes for my hair to regrow. The back of the bottle states that you should see smoother legs in just 2 weeks, so as far as I'm concerned it doesn't perform it's primary function. This is very disappointing considering that it doesn't perform well as a basic moisturiser either.
I definitely can't recommend this moisturiser as it hasn't done anything for me at all and has turned out to be a waste of money.
I've been using this product for a few months now to no avail. Despite applying it every day it has failed to slow down hair growth, and I have not noticed their being less hair or hair being thinner. Indeed, to truly determine the effectiveness of this product, I've tried only using the moisturiser on one leg to compare the difference, and I've actually found that the hair grows faster on the leg which I use this product. This is definitely not good!
I also dislike the smell of the moisturiser. As oppose to other products which smell great in the bottle and leave your skin smelling pleasant, this smells similar to Veet hair removing cream in the bottle (not the nicest smell) and leaves a similar scent on your skin.
I must say, however, the product is not completely bad. It is a very effective moisturiser, leaving my skin smooth, shiny and feeling soft.
Overall, if you want a good moisturiser, this will do. However, its claims of minimised hair growth are misleading!
I bought this because I am dark haired and fair skinned, meaning that shaving my legs is a must, as even the slightest bit of stubble shows up!
The packaging is pretty simple with the Veet logo and pink cap (this may be different depending what type of the moisturiser you get?). The cream itself is very thin and runny, which was a bit unexpected for a body moisturiser, as normally I expect them to be slightly thicker, and being thin does leave a slightly 'greasy' feel to it.
It has a nice fragrance, not too overpowering and is quite pleasant that lasts quite a while, which is always nice! It absorbs fast into the skin, however the main selling point of this product is that it minimises hair growth, which it doesn't do!
Although it says use for 2 straight weeks, which may be why I've noticed no change, I think this product may be more of a gimmick than anything! It may work better on those who have already slow-growing hair or leg hair that is quite fine, however I've noticed no change in mine, and the moisturiser doesn't hydrate for an exceptionally long time. Quite disappointing!
I first tried this product as I got a free sample in a magazine. This amount was contained in the sample wasn't enough to see if use over a period of time to actually see the effects, but it impressed me enough to go out and buy the product. I think I was expecting the slightly rancid smell of depilatory creams, but instead was confronted with a more pleasant, slightly fragrant smell usually associated with moisturizers.
The product comes in a 250ml white bottle, retailing at around £5. When I went to purchase it, I noticed there were two options available, one designed from sensitive skin, and one designed for normal to dry skin. The product is meant for daily use and is supposed to reduce the appearance of regrowth, as well as soften the hairs reducing the amount of stubbly regrowth. It can be used after any method of hair removal.
I didn't notice any effect on reducing the appearance of regrowth, although this may be because I have dark hair. However, I did notice that regrowth was less stubbly, which was pleasing, and therefore I am going to continue using this product.
The product wouldn't be my first choice of daily moisturizer, (this is purely a matter of personal preference) but I use this product on my legs daily. I am not sure whether I will buy another bottle after I have finished this one as I didn't find the results were miraculous, and this product is not a necessarily needed, so I would think about it before investing again.
However, I would definitely recommend giving this product a go, as I know other people have had better results with it, and it is a good moisturizer.
The hair minimising body moisturiser is made by Veet and contains ProMinimise with vitamin E for sensitive skin. This product has been designed to noticeably slow down the appearance of hair re-growth prolonging the silky smooth feeling, so you can shave less often. Use this product daily to help slow down hair re-growth. The moisturiser comes in a white bottle with a pick coloured lid which has a flip cap on the top. The bottle is an oval shape and is more flat that round. It has the famous, well known Veet logo on the front of it and a small bit of information about the product. On the back of the bottle it tells you more about the product and it had a list of ingredients and their contact information. When doing some research on boots and various other websites I couldn't find any other products similar to this, so there isn't really any competition or any other product like this available to buy.
This is available to buy form store such as Boots, Superdrug and other supermarkets. I purchased this from boots and it cost me £4.99, how-ever they do seem to have Veet products on offer a lot in boots so I did get this on offer with another Veet product.
***USING THE PRODUCT***
When I flipped the lid opened and smelt the lotion it smelt quite nice and pleasant, the smell reminded me of the smell of sun-cream/lotion. I used this for the first time after the shower, after I had also epilated my legs. The moisturiser was quite runny and was white in colour. You only need to use a little of this moisturiser as a little bit goes a long way. As you are rubbing the moisturiser in, you can definitely smell the lovely scent of it. I put this all over my legs including my thighs as well as my lower legs. I left it a while to soak in which didn't take too long and then got dressed as normal. The nice thing about this moisturiser is the scent does stay which is nice and it's very pleasant. My legs felt smooth & soft. You won't see results straight away as it says you need to use it for up to 2 weeks to notice a difference, so every morning and evening I continued to use this product for the next 2 weeks.
***THE RESULTS AFTER 4 WEEKS***
I left this for about 4 weeks as I epilate my legs so hair does take longer to grow back anyway. My legs were definitely a lot smoother and softer than they were before and the 2 small dry patches I had on my leg had also gone. The hair which was starting to grow back didn't feel as rough and the hairs felt softer and looked thinner than normal. The hairs definitely didn't feel or look as thick and it sometimes does when it starts to grow back. I was impressed with not only the small amount of hair growing back but by how smooth and soft my legs were as well. I will continue to use the product until I have used it up.
I think this is a fantastic product as hair does appear to be slower growing back and it's a great moisturiser as well. For maximum results it does say to use this product twice daily, so if you don't do this you may not get the same effect as you would when using it for twice daily. At first I thought this seemed a bit pricey for £4.99, how-ever the moisturiser does last a long time as you only need to use a little of this and it will last a long time. I love the smell of this product and love the fact that it leaves your skin smelling lovely. I would definitely buy this again and would also recommend it to others to use.
(review will also appear on ciao)
I love it when summer arrives because it's time to don the pretty summer dresses. What I don't love is the fact that it means that you have to constantly be shaving your legs before you expose them. It makes my skin sore, seems to remove any tan that I have already achieved and it is just plain time consuming. So when I saw the Veet Hair Minimising Moistuirser, despite being sceptical, I thought it was worth a shot as I have been impressed with Veet's products before.
What does the product do?
The product promises to slow down the re-growth of your hair after removing it so that you can enjoy that lovely smooth feeling for longer. It also claims to soften the hair and stubble so that even when it does come back, it is less noticeable to the touch.
Not only this, but it promises to perform the usual duties of a moisturiser by hydrating the skin and keeping it feeling moisturised for up to 24 hours. The bottle states that the product can be used on normal to dry skin which pretty much covers all skin types. There is also a special version that is only for sensitive skin.
How does the product work?
The product contains Glycerin which is a humectant. This means that the substance draws moisture into the skin and allows the skin to retain the moisture. It leaves the skin feeling hydrated for a longer period of time and makes the skin feel soft and smooth.
Also included is Aloe Vera which is fantastic for reducing redness and inflammation of the skin making it a great substance to apply to the skin after hair removal. It is soothing and calming for the skin and it also nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals leaving it in a better condition.
Apparently, there is a special ingredient called ProMinimise which has been included and it is this ingredient which slows down the hair growth. By directly targeting the hair follicle, it is able to keep you hair free for a longer period of time and softens the hairs when they do start to come through.
How do you use the product?
The product is to be applied to dry, clean skin. It is safe to use after all hair removal techniques have been used including waxing and shaving. The cream should be massaged into the skin until it has been fully absorbed using upwards strokes. You should massage the cream into all areas of the body where you want hair growth to be slowed down. The product is suitable for daily use.
Packaging and Price
The packaging of this product is pretty and eye catching. The bottle is a creamy white colour and it has a slanted pearly pink lid that clicks open and shut. There is some writing on the bottle with some pink detailing and a green band on the front of the label. The product for sensitive skin has a blue band instead but other than that the products look identical.
The product costs around £5 for a 250ml bottle of the moisturiser. It can be bought from most department stores, large supermarkets and from a variety of online websites so if you shop around, you may find it for a little bit cheaper.
The results of the trials run by Veet produced pretty impressive results. For starters, they tested the product on 300 women, which is a reasonable amount in comparison to some brands which only test on 30 or less. Out of those women 82% saw positive results within four weeks and so I've waited four weeks myself before reviewing the product.
The moisturiser itself is a milky white colour. The consistency of the product is quite runny and I think the rich formula description by Veet is far fetched. The moisturiser has a really delicious Coconut aroma that is strong and lingers on the skin long after use. Even as a massive Coconut fan, this scent gets sickly after a while, so if you hate the aroma of Coconut, you'll want to stay well away from this. It also very faintly has a chemical smell that comes with most of Veet's products but it isn't that noticeable.
When you massage the product into the skin, it goes quite watery. It takes a little while to be absorbed by the skin but once it has, there is no greasiness left behind. It leaves the skin looking matte which I like and it looks really moisturised with no evidence of dry or flaky skin left behind.
My skin also feels really soft and smooth after use so the moisturising aspect works really well. It looks in a better condition from the very first application. It doesn't make my skin feel sticky or uncomfortable and it hasn't irritated my skin at all, even after shaving or waxing my legs. In fact, I found that the Aloe Vera soothed my skin better than some of my normal moisturisers.
As for the hair minimising action of the product, it's hard to say. With these sorts of products, it's difficult to know whether you are imagining the results or not. It's safe to say that I haven't been blown away by the results but I think perhaps the hairs are taking marginally longer to grow back although I still shave them as much as I would have normally.
What I definitely did notice however, was how much softer the re-growth was. Instead of getting that horrible stubble that makes you wary of people getting to close to your legs, it grew back in a softer way. It also made shaving my legs easier and I found I didn't have to go other the same area too many times which prevented any soreness.
All in all, this is a lovely moisturising product that marginally slows down the re-growth of hair and makes hairs grow back softer. It hydrates the skin well and leaves it really soft and smooth without any greasiness residue. The product doesn't sting or feel uncomfortable. The only reason you should stay away from this product is if you hate Coconuts because the aroma is long lasting and strong.
I'm sure that you'll all agree that shaving (or your preferred method of hair removal) is a right pain in the proverbial. Sometimes, you just can't be bothered, but the consequence is that you end up with legs that could rival your cat. So the geniuses at Veet have sensed our frustration, and come up with this:
Veet Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser. TA DA!
The makers claim that this will slow down hair regrowth, so you only have to shave, wax, etc. less frequently, leaving you with smoother skin for longer. Sounds like the solution to all my problems! Well, one of them, at least...
It contains a magic ingredient called ProMinimise, which is supposed to work by going straight to the hair follicle, slowing down hair regrowth. It also contains Aloe Vera which, as the bottle states, 'effectively hydrates your skin for up to 24 hours'. Sounds brilliant - no more Godzilla legs!
I received my bottle for free as part of a product testing panel, but it is currently available from Boots for £2.49 for a 250ml bottle (normal price £4.99). This morning I also noticed that Tesco sell it for £4.99. It is available in two types: for sensitive skin, and for normal/dry skin.
It is best applied daily, after showering, to the legs, body, or any other area from which you want to remove hair less often. It can be used after any method of hair removal.
Most of the time I choose to shave as it's quick and easy, so after shaving in the shower I slapped this on to my legs and underarms. I find that a reasonable sized blob is needed to cover each leg - it's more than I would like to use up each time, although it's not excessive. I find that it's very runny, so don't go wild when you open the bottle up or you may have it dripping everywhere! Nevertheless, the runny consistency means it's really easy to rub in everywhere. It doesn't sink in immediately, but within just a couple of minutes will have been absorbed into your skin completely. It smells quite coconutty, and the smell lingers around for quite some time. I don't really like coconut scented beauty products so this isn't a deciding factor for me, but I know some of you may like it!
When this moisturiser is first applied, it feels very soft and smooth on the skin, but I find that this feeling wears off quickly. When I apply a moisturiser I like my skin to feel soft and nourished for hours afterwards, but this moisturiser is very disappointing in this department. I don't agree with their claim on the bottle that it hydrates the skin for 24 hours - it may work for a short while, but nowhere near as long as I would have hoped. It isn't good for any serious dry skin - in fact, I wouldn't really use it just for dry skin at all.
Nonetheless, although this is an important factor (given that they've actually called it a moisturiser), I wouldn't say it's the main selling point. What every girl's looking for (and perhaps a few blokes, too) is the hair minimising qualities! But does it actually work?
Yes! When I first got this I used it daily over the space of a few weeks - now I just use it occasionally. Over the space of about the first two and a half weeks I only needed to shave my legs three times - once, at the beginning, again about six days later, and lastly about the same time again. Over the same time period, had I not been using this moisturiser, I would have expected to shave more like ten times, so it's a remarkable reduction. I also noticed that when the hair regrew, it was much softer and finer than usual. You know how when you shave it grows back thick and dark? Well, with this moisturiser it grew back almost like thinner, softer, natural hair. Lovely jubbly.
However, I should probably say that, as I mentioned, I used it on my underarms as well, and noticed no noticeable change in the hair regrowth. The hair regrew with just the same texture, and at the same rate as normal. Not to worry, underarms only take a minute to shave anyway!
So, after all of this, have those lovely people at Veet made something that's worth your hard earned cash? Yes and no. If you want just a plain old moisturiser, no. If I was judging this on just its moisturising capacities, I'd have to give it just one star. But if you want something to reduce hair regrowth, this is brilliant and so worth it - I'd give it a full five stars for this. As it is, I have to settle for three. It's handy to take on holiday when you won't want to hassle with shaving every day, but you may find you want to top your skin up with another moisturiser as well to keep it in tip top condition!
I really dislike shaving, so anything that promises that I would have to do it less, without pain, sounds like a great idea to me. This is why I decided to try hair minimising lotion. I initially used an incredibly effective Botanics one from Boots, which was of course discontinued, as many things I like seem to be. Since then, I've been looking around for a replacement and have seen lots of products that reviews say are ineffective. I also tried one that was really expensive, and useless (it was called Bio Depiless, and cost like £12).
So, even though I am not a fan of Veet hair removal cream, I still thought I would give Veet Hair Minimising Lotion a try when I saw it. It is only £4.99 from Boots for 250ml, so I figured that even if it doesn't work well, at least it's not too expensive. It's available in both Normal/ dry skin variety and Sensitive. It comes in a white bottle with a pink cap, quite simple packaging and it is very easy to squeeze out, although sometimes I end up getting too much at once.
The lotion is quite thin and liquidy, and is white. It has a very nice smell, clean and sort of similar to baby powder, and it is also not overpowering at all. The lotion spreads on easily and absorbs well. When I first used it, my skin felt very moisturised straight away, and stayed feeling soft for ages afterwards. I also felt that it soothed any irritation I would have normally had from shaving.
The first time I shaved and then used it for a few days, I saw absolutely no difference whatsoever. The product claims to reduce the hair re-growth and makes hair softer, which should make shaving easier and stubble less visible in the meantime. At the beginning I saw no discernible difference and was quite disappointed with it.
However, perhaps the effect is more of a cumulative one, because as I continued to use it daily after the next few times I shaved, I started noticing a big difference. The hair on my legs is quite dark and thick, so I was thrilled to see that it did indeed seem like there was less of it. The hair began to seem a bit patchy, and there were spots with hardly any regrowth at all. The hair also did seem softer and thinner.
I've now been using this product for a couple of months, and there is definitely a difference. Shaving is easier and necessary less frequently. The product is great as a moisturiser as well, and makes my dry skin feel so much better that it's easy to remember to apply after every shower. The bottle lasts a good amount of time, about a month with once-daily use, so £4.99 is pretty much a steal. I would highly recommend this great-value product for anyone trying to reduce their body hair to make shaving easier, especially since I only use this product now as it's such a great moisturiser as well.
I bought this as it was on special offer. I was a bit sceptical that a moisturiser could really slow down hair growth, but I thought it was worth a try.
In terms of a moisturiser, I don't really like it too much. I find it sticky and it takes quite a while to absorb. It's very thin and doesn't really leave you feeling too moisturised. Also, it smells strange, I think it is that Veet hair removal smell, which I don't really want to go round smelling of! Also, I found it made my legs sting, even though I hadn't shaved them the day I used it, they tingled for quite a while after I applied it. I haven't used it anywhere else as I don't want to use hair removal cream on the rest of my body. For me this is a pain because I don't want to have to use 2 different moisturisers.
For it's claims to reduce hair growth, I didn't really notice that to be honest. I used it for more than 4 weeks, which on the packaging it claims is what it was tested for and proven to work, but I really did not notice any difference. I wont buy again and would not recommend it.