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Normally a slave to the razor I decided to give "Veet's in shower hair removal cream" a go. I bought it for £6.50 from Tesco, a little pricey but there was a BOGOF deal so I thought "why not?" I bought two of the sensitive skin varieties as I'm prone to go horribly red after using any product on my legs.
I got the product home and opened the packet, the little sponge was an exfoliating pad on one side whilst being a normal sponge on the other, I opened the cream and it smelt really nice, not at all overpowering. I had just exfoliated so I put the cream all over my legs it took quite a lot to cover my legs, it felt nice and I then got into the shower, the product is meant to be able to stay on in the shower to allow you to shower but I found that a lot of it came off before the desired time. This meant when it came to actually scrubbing the product off, there wasn't actually much to wash off. It got rid of some of my hairs but there was still so much I ended up using the razor anyway.
I don't know whether I was just not doing it right but for me, the product just didn't work. It had so much potential and from a big company that targets hair removal, I really did expect more. Especially for £6.50, I may try it again in the near future just to confirm whether it was me just doing it wrong or whether it is the product.
I have been using veet hair removal cream and in shower hair removal cream for years , the tubes always last me a very very long time although the smell is not that nice it gets the job done and leaves me with beautiful soft skin with no irritation itching or red patches. I love this product but it can get a bit messy if your using it for large areas.
I will hold my hands up now and say that I am completely not bothered (scared!) about waxing. It's not something that has ever appealed. Ripping hair out by the root? No thanks!
Now, hair removal cream is something that I've tried in the past, but not for some years, and I'd never had a great deal of success with it, finding that it didn't remove the hair terribly well, and that I'd still have to go over the area with a razor anyway, making the whole thing completely pointless.
One day though, pretty much out of the blue, I decided to go and give the hair removal cream another go, and just by chance, the Veet was on special offer. I knew that Veet was a trusted, established brand, so decided to give it a go.
The cream itself had a refreshing, quite pleasant scent. It didn't smell at all chemically, and wasn't one of those smells that seems to get into your lungs. I have to be quite careful with strong chemical smells, as they can trigger my asthma. Luckily, no such problems with the Veet.
The cream is spread on wherever you want it with the smooth side of the included sponge. This was easy to do and much nicer than spreading it on with your fingers or a spatula-thing. You then wait the advised time and then rinse off, using the rough side of the sponge to rub off the cream.
It does say on the packaging that you can get the cream wet in the shower, before the scheduled wash-off time. I avoided doing this though, as wanted to give the cream the best chance to work.
The cream comes off easily and cleanly, and leaves the area feeling smooth and soft.
However, I didn't find that re-growth was any slower than just using a razor. The hair seemed to grow back as quickly as before. Now weather my skin/hair is just weird, I don't know. But I wouldn't rely on a hair removal cream to last through a weeks holiday, for instance. However, the cream is great to use if you want the appearance/feeling of a really close shave for an event the next day.
Tired of spending that extra 15-20 minutes in the shower just because you need to shave? Wish there was something that would work whilst you wash your hair?
Then you come across this (or something like this) where you apply it to your legs as soon as you've wet them, leave it on for a few minutes and wipe it off, and voilà! you have smooth hair free legs.
Hmmm, if only it was so simple!
Now, don't get me wrong, it gets most of the hair off of your legs, but it the odd bits, and they're always in clumps. At least this way, it's easier to shave the remaining hair away. so it still cuts down the time in the shower, you;d still be in there for a little bit longer than non-shaving days.
Also, the instructions say that you dont need to worry about getting water on the cream as it won't wash away: how wrong this is, i find myself having to keep bending down and reapplying it, and these spots aren;t the bits i have to manually shave later on! which is actually slightly confusing :p
With other Veet Hair Removal creams, you get a peice of plastic that is supposed to help with application of the cream and then the removal of the cream and hair.
With this one you get a sponge with the two different textures for the two different jobs.. Personally, I would recommend you use the plastic "razor" as the side of the sponge for the cream application sucks up most of the cream and so a lot of it gets wasted.
The side that you use to remove the cream and hair really hurt my legs, and in order for the hair to be removed, you had to scrub very hard, and this caused my legs to hurt a lot after.
It lasts for quite a while, and so i consider it good for money in that it isnt too expensiveThis review sounds very up-and-down. but to sum it up:
cuts time in shower
washes off whilst you're in shower.
sponge that comes with it isn't very good; use plastic razor from past products
cheaper than other products
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Yes I am hairy and yes sometimes I have hair in places I do not want it. Although waxing is and option and does produce better results it is sometimes costly if you go to a waxing person (beautician) didn't want to use that phrase, not very manly. It is also painful and if it's your back you want waxing, which mine is, you may have to rely on a loved one (not your mum) to do it for you.
Step in Veet, I have used this product many times now and it does the job. It only takes a few minutes and you can DIY, although as it's my back I have to employ a wooden spoon and a mirror. The cream goes on very easily and doesn't really need rubbing in just spreading over the hair. Even though I have left it on a little longer than is suggested it still hasn't harmed me although it's probably not advisable if you do have sensitive skin. It takes the hair off at the base which gives a good result but unlike waxing does not take out the root; this means the hair will grow back quicker.
All in all a great product that works better than many cheaper own brand hair removal creams. I will be using it until I can get a willing participant to wax my back; I am aware that this day may never come and perhaps I will grow out of my vanity before then. Veet is the next best option; I have also used it on other areas with good results, although it can be a bit smelly so make sure you wash it off properly.
I currently use Veet for my hair removal, as quite frankly, none of the cheaper brands do as good a job. Normally I am all for replacing things with shops own brands to save some extra pennies, but I am yet to find a cheaper, as effective cream as Veet.
I use hair removing cream before I shower anyway, as it does seem the least messy way to do things. Once you have removed the cream I like to have a shower to properly wash it all off, as otherwise that smell really lingers and you just can't scrape all of the cream off your skin anyway. The shower version of the Veet cream just didn'tappeal to me as it was more expensive, but recently it was on offer for buy one get one free in Tescos, so it was worth giving it a go.
The idea with this type of veet is that it has a water resistant formula, which once you step in the shower will dissolve slowly, allowing it to eventually wash away with your hairs. The idea was great in prinicple and this did sort of work, but in the shower, with me it only lasted a maximum of three minutes, which might be fine for everyone else, and that is the recommended legnth of time you are expected to leave Veet on for, but for me it was not long enough and I normally leave my cream on for six minutes. For this reason I wouldn't buyt this again as it is not effective enough for me and most of my hairs were left, unfortunately, intact.
I have figured a routine in which I can use normal Veet in the shower though. Once stripped down I apply the Veet to the particular areas, and then leave it a couple of minutes, I use this time to clean my teeth, pluck my eyebrows etc. I then jump in the shower but back first, so the area with the veet on does not get wet straight away. After my usual six minutes I scrape the ahir off and then wash immedicately. This seems to work really well, it is very mess free. I would recommend this method for showers and Veet combination!
I have tried just about every hair removal product going and have even resorted to salon treatments for certian delicate parts of my body where I do not enjoy venturing with a razor or chemical cream.
Unfortunately in my experience most hair removal products with the exception of razors and waxing seem to be pretty useless but that doesn't mean I haven't been seduced by the promise easy hassle free hair removal.
One of the better hair removal creams in my experience is veet in shower hair removal.
It's quite easy and hassle free to use and you just need to apply it before you go into the shower or bath to the areas you wish to remove the hair from. It comes with a sponge for ease of use and this sponge also has the added benefit of exfoliating the skin at the same time.
Once the cream is on the instructions say to wait a minute before getting into the shower (or in my case usually the bath).
The cream is supposed to be designed to be water resistant meaning that you can get into the shower and carry on with washing your hair etc before washing off the cream but in my experience the water does remove most of the cream so it is better to actually apply the cream before and wait a good five minutes before getting in the water.
You remove the cream with the opposite side of the sponge that you also apply the cream with and this rough side exfoliates whilst removing the skin. You do this in circular movements and the cream does just melt away leaving little mess.
Now the problem with the cream is that it just doesn't remove enough hair in a single application for it to be effective enough for my liking. If I use it on my legs when there is hair growth then it will probbly remove about half the hair I have leaving small patches where the hair is still there.
It will take me on average 4 applications to be able to get completely hair free legs which not only defeats the purpose of having the cream for me it also makes buying the cream expensive as I have to use so much of it to get just my legs done.
On the plus side when the hair is finally gone my legs are really smooth and it leaves my skin feeling really soft to the touch and nicely conditioned which is unusual in these types of creams as they normally leave me a bit itchy.
I really do believe that Veet in shower is an ok product but at £5.99 for a 150ml bottle it works out too expensive for me to use on a regular basis as it takes to many applications for it to work effectively.
Continuing on with the Hair removal Cream reviews which I may as well do while the pennies are up for them I found this product only 2 weeks ago when I was in my local branch of Savers. I like to stock up in this shop when I am down the street as the product are always priced good. I had never seen this before that day and the 2 reasons I bought it was because of the price and also the convenience of what this was. Surely worth a try.
I got the 150ml tube for a bargain £1.29. Being from the Veet brand I thought this was a great price. You get this in a quite flat plastic tube and there is the normal one and the sensitive one. In the pack there is also a sponge which has a smooth side and a slightly rough side.
So how does this work? You just apply some of the Cream onto the smooth side of the sponge and apply this to the area that you want to remove the Hair from. The Cream is quite thick, so just wiping the sponge over the area will leave a good coating of the Cream. The Cream is meant to have a water proof ingredient so therefore that's how you can use this in the shower and it won't run off. Even so I was still trying to dodge the Water a bit!
You only need to leave this on for 3 minutes, which I found great. To get this off you use the rough part of the sponge. This was a little bit fiddly, but at least once this was all off then you could rinse your legs off. I did try a patch after about 4 minutes and felt it didn't come off that easily, so I probably tried after 7 minutes and it came off ok, but also didn't irritate for leaving on that bit longer either.
The scent of this wasn't great, but what hair remover is?
So this was pretty good. So easy to use and go in the shower and let this get to work.
I will be buying this again. Well done Veet.
As we all know, hair removal can be a real pain, literally as well as figuratively! There are only so many methods you can try, and they all have their disadvantages. I tend to flit between several, depending on how brave I'm feeling and the area I'm tackling, and one of these methods is hair removal cream. The brand I have at the moment is Veet, and I chose it because I've been impressed by Veet's waxing products and hoped that this would be a good quality product too. The fact that it was designed for 'in shower' use was a big factor in my choosing it- it sounded very convenient, and I hoped that being able to apply and remove it in the shower would reduce mess.
This cream is available in three 'flavours': lotus milk and jasmine, aloe vera and vitamin E and 'suprem' essence', the newest addition to the range. Each 150ml tube comes with a handy sponge for ease of use- more on that later. The cream I opted for was lotus milk and jasmine, which comes in a pink tube and usually costs around £6. Don't be put off by the price- you'll be able to get plenty of uses out of a single tube.
The tube has a screw cap at its base and is well designed for using in the shower as it's not at all fiddly to get into. The thick, white cream inside is easy to squeeze out and smooth onto your skin, although my first impressions were that it smelt very strange. I can't say I'm particularly familiar with the combination of lotus flower and jasmine, but I'd hazard a guess that it doesn't smell much like this! The scent reminded me of cress- subtle, savoury and not unpleasant, but not a fragrance I hoped would linger on my skin! Fprtunately my shower cream overpowered it, although there was a strange whiff lingering in the bathroom for a while!
This cream is relatively easy to use, although you'd be forgiving for thinking otherwise after seeing the number of instructions and warnings on the back of the bottle! I'll summarise: don't use this on anywhere but your arms, underarms, legs and bikini line, and avoid contact with any moles/spots/broken skin/skin that's been shaved in the last 72 hours. There's a strong emphasis on not leaving the cream on for longer than 6 minutes, so I'm guessing this is pretty important. I'm not sure why- probably something to do with the fact that anything strong and chemically enough to dissolve hair is not going to do your skin any favours if it gets the chance to work its magic on that for too long!
Now onto the dos: smooth on an even layer of cream thick enough to cover the hair you want to remove (this is likely to be a thin layer on areas of short, sparse hair, thicker on, erm, thicker hair). Leave the cream on for 3-6 minutes, keeping the area dry and then shower it off, using the sponge to help you.
It all sounds very simple, but it's not quite so straightforward. First of all, it's quite hard to gauge how much cream to apply- I never want to use more than necessary, but I've found that applying too thin a layer can leave some hair clinging on when you rinse the cream off. So I tend to slop it on quite generously, to guarantee it's going to do the job. It's also hard to know how long to leave the cream on- I've tried rinsing it off after 3 minutes, but this often isn't enough to get rid of all the hair. Leaving it on for the full 6 minutes always maximises the results, but makes me nervous that I'll cross the dreaded 6 minute line and turn into a pumpkin. After a bit of trial and error, I've come to the conclusion that 5 minutes is about right. But here again, there's a problem. There's no way that the cream is going to stay put if you carry merrily on with your shower during the 5 minutes. Inevitably, you're going to get wet, and so the cream will begin to rinse off long before it's taken effect. So you have no choice but to hang around, positioning yourself carefully to ensure the area with the cream on doesn't come into contact with anything. So much for in-shower cream, eh?
On the plus side, this cream is pretty effective. When I come to rinse it off, I usually find that the vast majority of hair comes easily away with a little help from the sponge, which has a rough, textured side that's really useful for scrubbing away those stubborn hairs that have only half disintegrated. The cream has never left my skin sore or red, unlike shaving or waxing, so this is great for using on sensitive areas like the bikini line. Unfortunately, the hair does grow back within a few days- like shaving, creams like this just skim off the external hair, leaving the root intact, so it won't be long before you're tackling the whole faffy process again.
Because that's the thing that annoys me about this cream- it's quite a hassle to use. Who wants to have to wait around for 5 minutes, counting down the seconds till they can jump in the shower? Shaving is a lot quicker, and less cold! The only advantage this cream has is that it doesn't aggravate my skin in the way that shaving sometimes does, so I keep it for using on my underarms and bikini line. But I certainly use it as little as possible, and only on these small areas of skin. To be fair, the problems I've had with this are more to do with hair removal cream in general than this specific brand- it's certainly not my favourite method of defuzzing, but Veet does its best to alleviate some of the faff by at least being relatively fast-acting, unsmelly and effective.
I was mooching around the 99p shop when I cam e across this Veet in shower hair remover cream. I had never heard or seen of this before so thought I would give it a go, here is how I got on .......
The packaging - It came as a blister pack with a 150 ml tube of cream and a small oval sponge, one side is soft and the other is slightly rougher, this is supposed to help remove the hairs more easily and exfoliate the skin at the same time. I liked the way there was no excess packaging, such as boxes and plastic wrapping.
What does it do ? - The Veet in shower cream is marketed as a time saving hair remover, it is made with a special water proof ingredient so after applying the cream, you can shower as normal instead of waiting in the bathroom reading bottles of shampoo to make the time go faster.
How to use it - You apply the cream using the soft smooth side of the sponge, it is a thicker than usual cream and I found one stroke gave enough coverage.
Then you can shower if you wish or just wait for the cream to work it's magic.
After three minutes you use the rough side of the sponge to remove the cream along with your unwanted hair.
Actual experience of using - Well I found the cream lovely and thick, which meant it was easy to apply and didn't run and drip everywhere. The smell was quite strong, I would say it was stronger than other Veet products I have used in the past and not particularly pleasant, however masked with the smell of my shower gel and shampoo, it was bearable.
Now the removal, after three minutes I tried a little patch and my poor hairs were gripping on for dear life, they were not leaving without a fight, so I waited another two minutes and tried again, this time the veet was too strong for the little mites and they simply wiped away with the cream. I found it is only possible to wipe a small section before needing to wash the sponge off, this is where the thickness of the cream is a bit of a disadvantage as it is stuck to the sponge and it takes a bit of effort to remove it.
By the time I had finished both legs the sponge was in shreds and needed to be thrown away yet I still had more than half a tube left. I have used it with my own sponge though, so this is not a major problem.
The cream worked very well, there were a couple of strays that needed plucking at the end but overall, my legs were hair free and silky smooth.
The hairs stayed away for about three days, which I thought was fabulous.
Would I recommend - Yes, since my first purchase I have bought this quite regularly, especially if it's 99p. It is quick and easy to use and gives great results. Downside is that it is quite smelly and ruins the sponge after one go.
Where can I buy it - You can buy it from most supermarkets and health & beauty shops like boots. The average price is about £5.00. A 150ml tube usually lasts me six full legs. You can y a sesitive version too if you want to try it but have delicate skin.
To be honest I see shaving as a bit of a chore, when I have a shower and I need to shave my legs etc. I seem to be in there for about 45 minutes, it is so tedious - if only I could bare waxing! So the Veet In-Shower Hair Removal Cream seemed like a genius idea and as Veet themselves say it's for "Girls on the Go".
It was a very to use product that worked surprsingly quickly, I applied it by spreading the cream evenly all over my legs when I first got into the shower then I got on with washing my hair etc. while the cream worked its magic. I was surprised that the cream didn't run off in the water like I thought it would, it stayed on because it has a "water resistant formula" that prevents it from coming straight off. There was no unpleasant smell coming off it either which I have found to be the case with a lot of hair removal products.
I wash in the shower about 10 minutes until I was finished, so I rinsed off the cream and was left with silky smooth skin. There was only one or two very small patches of skin where there were still a few fine hairs and I think that was down to me not covering those areas properly with the cream rather than the cream not working. So I was more than happy with the results, I'd got away with getting clean shaven legs without having to even reach for my razor - a Lifesaver!
The instructions on the box actually states that the cream works in only 6-8 minutes so I needn't of even left it on as long as I did. As a bonus, the pack included a sponge as well as the cream itself which came in handy for applying the cream and rinsing it off. There have been one or two occasions when this cream hasn't worked as well though and I have had to finish off a couple of areas with my razor, but I do still think that is because I've missed a few patches when I've applied the cream, so you need to take a little bit extra time to make sure it is spread all over you evenly.
Veet Hair removal cream is now available for different skin types too, I've only used the one for "Normal" skin personally which contains Lotus Milk & Jasmine (Hence the nice smell), But they also sell the cream for "Sensitive" skin which contains Aloe Vera & Vitamin E and they have a "Suprem' Essence" cream now as well which is their newest addition to the range.
The Veet Hair Removal Cream for Normal skin is available for around £3 and that's for a 150ml bottle, it's not too badly priced, there are others that are more expensive, but I did run out quite quickly and had to buy some more so the bottles could do with being a little bit bigger.
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I am always on the lookout for great hair removing products. Whatever razors I seem to buy I always end up with a cut somewhere under my arm or on my leg. Plus I cannot stand going out of the house with slightly grown hairs on my legs even if I shaved only one or two days prior... So this can cause irritation if you shave too regularly in one area with a razor. I have tried other hair removal products from Veet that you wash off in the shower, but it was a good few years ago I tried these and I remember them smelling awful. But I was wondering around Superdrug the other day and saw Veet In-Shower Hair Removal Cream for Normal Skin and it was slightly cheaper than its regular RRP, £4.84 rather than its RRP of £6.34 for a 135ml. What drew me to looking at them more than the price was the fragrances of them. I am primarily a lover of fragrance free products from brands like Clinique because I do have quite sensitive skin, but when it comes to products for things like hair removal they smell so disgusting when they are fragrance free that I am put off using them altogether. So when I saw the fragrances of them I picked them up to have a further look. The options were as follows:
* Fragrance free for sensitive skin ... smells disgusting
* Lotus Milk and Jasmine fragrance for normal skin
* Shea Butter and Lily fragrance for dry skin
So I looked over the Lotus Milk and Jasmine because it sounded like a mild smell (not too overpowering) but perhaps enough to mask the normal hair removal smell.
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It is also available in a slightly larger 300ml which is currently a third off in Boots making it £8.31 rather than £9.78.
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It comes in a pale pink tube (like a body lotion). It has a small hand symbol on the packaging to validate the 'Skin Health Research' that has been undertaken to produce the product. It states on the front of the packaging the fragrance and for what skin type and displays the words 3 minutes (which is how long it should take to remove hair). Also with the tube of hair removal cream comes a small sponge. On one side of the sponge it is very soft and the other side is much harder. It suggests to use the softer side for more sensitive areas and harder side for less sensitive areas which is more thorough in hair removal. So from my experience I would use the soft side on the bikini area and underarms and the hard side on the legs. The hard side is quite a lot rougher in texture. However if you do not like sponges then this product can also be bought with a spatula type item which is what I have tried in the past and it is just as effective and this also comes in the same fragrances.
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I did buy it and I tried it straight away when I got home because I was going out that night. The instructions are as follows:
1. First of all try it on a test patch first before trying it over a large area in case of irritation
2. If no irritation occurs proceed... cover the area with the hair removal cream whilst out of the shower (I used just a thin layer)
3. Wait one minute
4. Then enter the shower and try to keep your legs out of the water spray of the shower for a further few minutes
5. Then try rubbing a small amount off and check whether it has removed any hair - if it has continue the removal - if not wait a further minute or two minutes. But it states in capitals DO NOT EXCEED 6 MINUTES (this is apparently very vital to remember this because after this amount of time your skin becomes highly sensitive to the ingredients). Not long ago Peter Andre was on GMTV (morning TV show) being interviewed and he had used a hair removal product and left it on too long (as far as I remember it was around his intimate area) and he was in agony and he had to go and see a doctor. So it is quite vital to stick to this time limit.
6. Then thoroughly remove all hair removal cream.
So the instructions do sound rather bizarre because I cannot get into a shower without getting my legs wet unless I move the shower head to the opposite side of the shower but then it is pointless going into the shower I might as well have stayed outside the shower for those further two minutes. So next time I use it I will just stay outside the shower until I need to remove it.
In regards to the timing 3 minutes as stated on the packaging is too short a time. I would say 5 minutes is required on the legs and 4 minutes on the underarms. I would be careful using this product in your intimate area just because it is fragranced so you may be too sensitive in that area for it. However I am sure the fragrance free one would be fine.
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* It did not remove all the hair in the time stated but it did remove patches. So I think when applying it, it is vital to make sure it is very evenly spread.
* The fragrance is very light and although it partially masks the horrible hair removal smell of certain ingredients it did not fully mask it.
* It left me cut free and rash free which is always a great sign.
* It takes longer to remove hair with the cream than a regular razor and with our very busy lives nowadays a razor maybe preferred for this reason.
* It is quite expensive for the sizes they come in. After two applications at least a third of my 135ml tube had gone suggesting it will only last around 6 applications in total which is not a lot considering the price. That work out to be £1.05 per shave when bought at full retail price and a razor head would last far more applications than this.
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No I will not buy it again. I knew there was a reason I no longer bought it apart from the smell of hair removal cream being vile and that was because it is not a highly effective product for the price.
I would not waste your money on it unless it is half price at least. I am going to stick to using my Gilette men's razor (I always buy men's razors because they are more effective and give a smoother and closer shave - a sneaky tip there!)
Spend your money on something worthwhile especially in our current climate!
Veet is a product designed for people who want to remove excess hair. Primarily aimed at women, though I am a gent and I have dabbled in this before for attending to some manly areas that needed 'refining.' My experiences with Veet were less than pleasing and as such I have returned to using it since.
The idea of using it in a shower is supposed to make it less messy and also enable you to rinse off the gel afterwards. It dispenses like a thick cream and you can target which areas you want to apply to, though it is for external use only. I used some on my arms and around the groin area to do some general tidying up. The cream massages in quite well and provides an even enough coating.
The first thing that struck me was what a grotty smell. It smell like peroxide and got the bathroom stinky very quickly and also made me feel queasy. The other thing I did not like was that the product began to sting after a few minutes. You are supposed to leave it on for several minutes before rinsing and wiping off with the sponge they give you. You could also use your own flannel or sponge. The rinse and wipe off part can be messy in the bath and I was left with some of the cream around the bath. You will need to wipe this away afterwards with a separare cloth.
In terms of hair removal. It does not do as good a job as wax, which actually pulls the hair out at the root. This left a very faint stubbly effect and failed to deliver the silky soft effect. For me this was not a major issue, as I could finish sorting it out with a razer. But if you want really smooth, then nothing beats warm wax. For the bad smell and none too convincing results I do not think this is the best way to get brilliant hair removal. It would only suffice for taking off the bulk of the hair. Plus it left patches and you could not see what was happening under the cream. A pack of this will cost about five to six pounds.
Veet In-Shower Hair Removal Cream can be a good product, but it has to be approached carefully. Even for someone without sensitive skin, such as myself, the cream can tingle quite a bit on the skin, and leave it very sensitive afterwards. Therefore I'd really recommend that people with sensitive skin don't use this, or if you have to, do a small skin test like the packet suggests beforehand.
Firstly, you're supposed to be able to apply this in the shower, do you business in there and then come back to wash the cream off using the sponge provided. However, I've found that the cream certainly does not stay on in the shower. It doesn't completely wash off but it's left really streaky and no one wants streaky leg hair do they? Therefore I've taken to applying the cream and then just sitting there waiting for 5 minutes, which defeats the whole object of having an 'in-shower' product. It's supposed to help you get ready quicker, not force you to sit around in your bathroom for what seems like forever if you're in a rush!
Saying this, the hair removal cream does work one my legs once washed off. The sponge is a little rough though and can feel a little odd considering how sensitive the cream makes your skin. However, for some reason, the hair never works on my underarm hair! I'm guessing this is something to do with the hair perhaps being thicker. One thing I will say is: please, please, please do not use this on your bikini line. It makes your skin so sensitive and can be really uncomfortable if used there. I know this from personal experience when I've been left walking like John Wayne after one such application!
The product does work, but not how is says on the box and in my opinion, it smells terrible despite them saying they've made changes.
DANGER. SUFFERED BURNS. BLISTERS AND BLEEDING. Used product 24 hours after patch test. I do NOT have sensitive skin. After first application for 3 mins on bikini, left with bald patches. AS it states on the packet that you can use it for up to 6 mins, I did a second application for only 2 mins to remove remaining patches. In total the cream was on my skin for 5 mins, Although I initially felt no pain or stinging, when i removed the second application my skin blistered, peeled off and bled. I was still left with stubble so it took off my skin but not the hair. I had to use a cold shower for ten minutes and apply sudocrem for 3 days. I was left with stubble, bald patches and hideous blisters. Do not use this product.