Product Type: Veet Hair Removal
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Bye Bye Godzilla!
Veet Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser
Member Name: Enkaypee
Veet Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser
Advantages: Noticeably slows down hair regrowth!
Disadvantages: Doesn't really moisturise
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!
Summary: Amazing for slowing down hair regrowth; poor for moisturising
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