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I was rather hopeful when I see this product in the shelves. I am used to waxing and I hoped I could get a cheaper and less painful alternatives in this product, but I am not sure about it now that I have tried the product myself.
So this is similar to the usual epilating cream with spatula, but the difference is that you use it before you go in the shower. Spread evenly and generously where you want to see the hair gone, and wait three to six minutes before you start go in the water. So far so good for me. I don't have any problem with spreading the cream as it has a good consistency and texture to be spread. I used a generous amount of it to cover the whole hair too.
The manufacturer suggested the circular motion when you rub off the cream from your skin using their special sponge. I did not do it, as it is a little bit tricky to do that in different places in your body especially under the shower. The hair would fall off your skin, and stick in the sponge while you do that. Sometimes you can see the hair "wilt", sometimes you could see that the root went with the rest of the hair, but sometimes they don't.
This is, to be honest, one of the most confusing products I have ever tried. I have to say that this product delivered what it promised on the box -- removing hairs, but I cannot say that I like the result. When it takes away the hair but leave the roots under the skin, I would be left with painful case of ingrown hair, and that's not a nice sight. However, it does remove hair, and for the first two days, I would have a really smooth hairless skin.
I am sure for someone with a lighter shade of hair colour, this product might work better than for people with dark hair like me. I will stick with waxing, but I will keep one of these in the bathroom for emergencies.
I've always shaved and it doesn't bother me but I decided to try this after it doesn't leave you with cuts or anything. When applying this it seemed so easy to do, but after leaving it on and washing it off, it looked like nothing happened and when feeling my legs it seemed to haven't done anything at all! I was so disappointed, it probably just chopped some of the hairs off in random places and since then I've never used it again.It seemed to good to be true, and it was i wouldn't recommend this at all.
I haven't used a depilatory cream for years, as the last time I used one, I broke out in a rash. This should serve as a suitable warning to ALWAYS read the instructions and LAWAYS carry out a skin test before you use a new product.
Well, depilatory creams have come a long way since then, and so I thought I'd try again using the sensitive version by Veet. This time, I did a skin test, and didn't come out in the slightest bit of rash. This was hugely comforting to me as I began to slap the stuff all over my legs!
The sponge method of application is a little messy, truth be told. I felt at times like the sponge was absorbing more cream than it was applying. I much prefer the little plastic spatula-type applicators that are used with other products. If you've got one hanging around somewhere, I'm sure it would be of use to you for this product too.
I'm not the smallest of girls, and my legs are rather chunky. I'm a size 20 on my bottom half, and so this tube only just had enough to cover both of my legs. Bear this in mind if you're on the larger side. At £7 a pop, this cream can get pricey if it's your main method of hair removal!
With a nice layer all over my legs, I popped the shower on, but resisted getting in at first. I wanted to make sure the cream had at least a few minutes to start taking effect before it got washed away! Although in all fairness, when I did finally brave the water, the cream did stay pretty much intact. I had to make sure my legs weren't directly exposed to the water stream, obviously, but as long as the water was just running down my body, it didn't affect it too much.
After I'd kept the cream on for the allotted time (about four minutes for myself) I washed it off rather reluctantly. I might be the only one, but I really love the smell of Veet creams - I can't quite place what it reminds me of, but it has a rather clean scent to it.
I rinsed the cream off, and proceeded to use the rougher edge of the sponge in circles to exfoliate my skin and get rid of the more stubborn hairs. The cream did a great job of melting the little blighters away - my legs were perfectly smooth for about a week afterwards, and regrowth was softer than when I shave.
I detest shaving, I always seem to end up with cuts after shaving my legs because I just rush the whole experience due to how chore like it feels, so about 6 months ago I decided I would try something new, I also have an epilator but it can be a bit painful sometimes and can take a while to do, so for a quick and painlessness procedure, I decided to try hair removal creams.
After doing a little searching about in Tesco I decided I would try the Veet In-Shower Hair Removal Cream, I chose the green/blue one which is for sensitive skin and has added moisturiser and lotus milk, because I thought that sounded nicer than the pink one that was labelled normal skin.
It's important when trying any hair removal creams that you do a skin test, this is just applying a small patch of the cream onto your leg and leaving it there for a few minutes and then washing it off, if no allergic reaction occurs within 1 day of using the cream then you should be fit to use it with no allergic breakouts. When I did my skin test there was no signs of allergies so the next day I tried out the cream.
Applying the cream was really easy, the cream comes along with a sponge that makes it easier to apply and remove it, to apply the cream you firstly take your sponge and add the cream to the smooth end, then you smooth it over your leg in a quite thick layer (enough to cover your hairs) and then you can shower away, the cream is water resistant and I found that none of it washed off on me while I was in the shower.
You have to wait 3 minutes until the cream is ready to wash off, this just about gives you enough time to get into the shower and adjust the water temperature, I like to leave my cream on for a little longer (around 5 minutes) as I find 3 minutes isn't long enough to get rid of all the hairs on my legs, the maximum amount of time that you are allowed to keep this cream on for is 6 minutes.
To remove the cream you use the rougher side of the sponge and wipe away the cream from your legs along with the hairs that have by now detached from your skin. I found this cream really easy to remove and when I had removed it all my legs felt super smooth and there were no visible hairs that had been left behind.
The only drawback of this cream compared to epilating is that the hairs grow back much quicker than if I epilate my legs, meaning I have to remove the hair again more frequently, however hair removal cream is much less painful than epilating so I seem to take notions as to which method I will use and swap between them quite a lot.
I buy this hair removal cream in Tesco for around £7 for 150ml, each tube does me at least two times and sometimes I get three goes out of it, which is a little bit expensive in my opinion, but its great cream and does the job and also allows me to avoid shaving.
Overall I think that this is a great hair removal cream, it is a little bit pricey, but it is really easy to use and painless and leaves your legs feeling really smooth and moisturised. I would give this product 4 out of 5 stars.
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