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This hair removal cream is the one which I've been using for the past couple of months. It is the only one so far that my skin hasn't had a nasty reaction to so it definitely lives up to the sensitive claims. I bought my first tube of it from Superdrug as it was on offer at the time at £5 for a 200ml tube.
The usual retail price for the same sized tube is around £7.50 which isn't cheap but I do think it is worth it and I paid full price for my second tube as I couldn't find it on offer anywhere. A larger 400ml version is also available for around £12 and this comes in a large pump bottle, and a smaller 100ml version is available too and this just comes in a smaller sized tube.
The tube of hair removal cream comes boxed and instructions are included, these are important to read before use as they state where and where not to use the cream and how to use it. I was surprised that the manufacturers advise not using this on moles, and this makes it a little more awkward to apply as I do have a few moles on my legs. The manufacturers state in the little leaflet that this cream shouldn't be used on the face, head, genital area or breasts.
It also should not be applied to sunburnt skin, irritated skin or scars. Also included with the cream is a little plastic spatula. In the past I have always used my hands to apply hair removal cream but I decided to do it properly and use the spatula and although this is a bit more time consuming it is less messy and no product is wasted. The tube that the hair removal cream comes in is easy to squeeze and the lid is easy to remove.
The cream itself is white, which is good as I can see which areas are covered and which aren't which would be hard to do if the cream was clear like some are. The cream isn't too thick but it isn't runny either, it comes out of the tube easily and it is easy to spread over my skin with the little spatula and I find that a little goes a long way. I use this on my legs and my underarms, and occasionally my bikini line and I tend to apply it when I've let the hair grow quite a bit.
The cream doesn't take very long to work at all and after around five to eight minutes (on average) the hair has been removed. Veet recommend scraping it off bit by bit with the spatula but I personally run a shallow bath and dip my legs in and get it all off as I'm not very patient! I then use a damp flannel to remove the cream under my arms. Sometimes there are bits of hair left but only really small amounts and I usually shave these off. A few times I haven't left it on for long enough and the hair has been left all brittle and flaky. When this happens I just get a warm, wet flannel and rub it over my skin and the hairs come out.
This cream has never irritated my skin and it leaves my legs and underarms feeling lovely and smooth and silky, with no stubble at all. The finish looks nicer than when I've shaved as my skin looks much smoother. My skin has never felt dry or flaky after using the cream, and I do have dry skin so I am pleased that this doesn't dry it out even more. The cream contains vitamin e, aloe Vera and moisturising ingredients. The only thing I'm not that keen on is the smell of the cream, it is a bit too chemical and artificial for me however it doesn't linger on my skin so it is not that much of a disadvantage.
All in all I recommend this hair removal cream and I give it four out of stars.
Veet hair removal is a cream that you apply to remove unwanted hair from your body with this sensitive version for those with delicate skin. Veet was formerly called Immac. The price varies depending on where you buy this product and I have found it anywhere between £2-£4 but have seen it on deals quite often in most supermarkets.
The sensitive version of this brand comes in a light blue box and you will see the word sensitive on the front of the packaging. The packaging of Veet products is always very distinctive with the word 'Veet' in large letters on the front. The packaging also has all the usual information for a product of this kind - mainly indredients and instructions. If you have never used this product before then do not throw the box away as it does not contain any leaflet inside with instructions, they are usually only on the box.
Vett contains two items in the box - the cream in a tube and a small, plastic item that looks like some kind of mini paint scraper. You apply some of the cream from the tube onto the required area or onto the back of the spatula, you then use this spatula to smear the cream over the full amount of the required area until it is all covered. You don't need a particularly thick layer of cream but don't apply too thinly for longer hair. You leave the cream on for five minutes and then use the spatula to scrape a little of the cream away. If hair comes away easily then proceed to remove the rest of the cream, scraping away the unwanted hair with it. If it doesn't come away easily then you can leave it on for a minute or two more but never any longer.
The cream is white in appearance and comes out of the tube quite easily so can get a little messy at times. It has a distinctive smell that is a little unpleasant but you don't notice it once the process is over. After scraping away the cream and hair there is always a few bits left over but is easy to wash away with a face cloth or the use of a shower. When using this product on my legs I usually get two applications of each leg out of one tube.
This is a good product that does exactly what it says it is going to do. I have a problem with my skin (on bad days shaving also takes away skin) but I have never had a problem with this product on my legs. As it has longer lasting results than shaving does it is also a great idea for holidays. I once used Veet the day before a holiday and didn't need to shave my legs for a good few days.
There are a couple of things to be aware of though: Always read all of the instructions as you have to be careful to not use the product on broken skin, moles and various other things. There are only certain parts of the body you can use this product on. If you are mindful of what the instructions tell you then there shouldn't be a problem.
If you have never given Veet a go then I would recommend it. It is less hassle then it seems and for certain times (such as holidays) it can actually save you some hassle.
I haven't used Veet for a while as I was told that it wasn't good to use whilst pregnant but this is a product that I have a habit of always making sure I have in the cupboard but after using it I wonder why I bother! I can't help myself though, it's as though I expect that the next time I use it it will have a better effect but it really doesn't!
Finding the right way to remove hair is really difficult. I have bought loads of different razors but always found fault in them and I cannot afford to always go to see a beautician to have them professionally waxed and so I've tried all kinds of creams and things some are painful, others are expensive, some really poor results... I am still yet to find something which I find perfect! I bought Veet because people told me it was really effective and would remove hair really well, apparently it will give you that lovely smooth-leg feeling that we all want! I found with razors it never got close enough to the skin so a cream should work. I opted for Veet in particular as it was more expensive than the shop's own brand and I thought I should try the more expensive one first.
Using the cream
The cream comes in a cardboard box with the tube and a plastic applicator inside. The box is rather boring really with pale colours on it. It says it has aloe vera in the cream which will help to soothe your legs and because I have quite sensitive skin I thought that that is a good thing. The box makes it clear that this takes 5 minutes.
To use the cream you apply it to the area you need using a plastic applicator which is quite thin and really not all that comfortable to hold. So I tend to squeeze it out onto my legs and then spread it around evenly with the applicator. The cream is always so cold it's a bit of a shock! You then have to wait between 5-10 minutes. It is not supposed to stay on your skin any longer than 10 minutes and I do find if I do near this time then my legs start to feel quite hot. To remove you use the other side of the applicator and just scrape the cream off, your hair should come away with it.
The result is... well my legs always feel like they still have cream all over them so I have to shower really well and I find little bits still coming off despite me having scraped all over. My legs sometimes feel a little sore too as though the applicator has scratched them a bit. What I notice is that in some areas it is really short, right to the skin so it's lovely and smooth but then perhaps in the same area but on the opposite leg it isn't, it's short and spikey so at least you can't see it but I hate feeling it be all prickly! I have no idea why it isn't consistent! One thing is that my skin is in really good condition after using it, after the soreness reduces then my skin feels nice and moist unlike if I use a razor. I find that about 4 days later my skin starts to feel a bit stubbly and by about 14 days it's time to remove the hair again. I do not use Veet regularly because it is expensive £8 a tube last time I bought some but do like to use it if I go swimming. I don't know why as it is no better than using a razor but I have this hope that one day when I use this it will be perfect all over and not just in one area!
There is something about this product which makes me keep buying it despite not being overly pleased with the results! I find it really tedious having to put it on and wait whilst at the same time wondering how I can remove it all without it going over 10 minutes... It is quite messy too, it's really hard to remove it all without it dripping off onto the floor and it leaves a greasy kind of effect on your hands which is awkward. The applicator has to be washed after using it as if yo udon't it dries on but washing it again makes your hands greasy. The smell isn't too bad, it's slightly floral but I just find it quite a boring process as well as messy too!
The result is far from perfect. Some areas seem to come away better than others and that can look a bit silly if you look really closely and see lovely smooth skin in one area but then stubbly patches in others! It isn't a great look! Also, don't apply anything directly onto it after you have used this as it can irritate it so don't use a deodorant or things like that.
On a positive note this does make my skin feel really nourished and moisturised once I've managed to get all the cream rinsed off anyway! I cannot help but keep buying it as I really hope that one day I will get the effect I desire from this; smooth skin all over!
I don't know whether I recommend it or not! Perhaps give it a go, maybe it will work for you but for me I'm undecided. I will no doubt continue to keep buying it and then be disappointed with the result and kick myself for bothering with it yet again!
This was the first (and last) time I will use Veet Hair Removal Cream, I chose sensitive not because I have sensitive skin but just because it was the first time. I followed the instructions to the letter and must say I was very disappointed with the results. The hairs, rather than being removed were half melted and were made incredibly brittle. This was then made even worse by the cream being incredibly irritating. My skin is normally able to withstand almost anything, and I've yet to come across anything that I'm allergic to. However, the cream burnt when on, and when removed, the skin was red, raw and blistered. It was very sore and sensitive for the next few days and it was all very unpleasant. I promptly threw it away, I would certainly never use this product again, much less buy it or recommend it. And I have been put off hair removal creams entirely.
I hadn't used hair removal cream for at least 15 years as I never had much success with it. This summer I was looking at the hair removal products in Boots and bought some Veet sensitive hair removing cream thinking that in 15 years hair removal cream must have vastly improved, however after taking it home and trying it I soon realised that hair removal cream was rather icky, and from what I can remember there has been little improvement.
The cream comes in a tub and you squeeze the thick white cream out onto the provided spatulas and then spread it onto your legs. I found getting it onto my legs very time consuming and difficult to get an even spread. It's supposed to work, ie. remove the hairs from 5 minutes onwards and at the 5 minute mark you are supposed to do a spot test, ie. scrap a patch off with the spatula and see if the hair comes away with it.
Well, firstly it took me at least 5 minutes to get the cream spread on just one leg, which means the cream has been on different parts of skin for different lengths of time, however little hair comes away after 5 mins and I would need to leave it for at least 10 before I start to see any results. At this point the cream is starting to irritate my legs so I either have to stick with the pain to get ok results or wash the cream off.
I found that 10 minutes with the cream on, my legs were still stubbly after washing the cream off. I also didn't find the cream easy to wash off and it made a bit of a mess of my bath. Plus, I discovered if you get the cream on beige coloured towels then it bleaches them a pinky colour. All in all a rather messy experience.
I did do a test patch, as the instructions say, but a test patch of an inch squared or so was easy to do and as I tried it on my knee where the skin is less sensitive I didn't get a reaction. I would therefore suggest doing the test patch on your calf or somewhere where the skin is a bit more delicate.
Looking online Veet sensitive cream, in a 400ml tube, is around £4. I got mine on offer for less, which I am really pleased about as it was such a disastrous experience. It comes in a box with paper instructions inside and the cream comes in a plastic tube with a plastic spatular. I am guessing one tube may last for about 8-10 low ever leg applications, however I sorted out my bathroom cupboard a few weekends ago and threw my Veet out after only one use.
Conclusion: I will definitely be leaving it at least another 15 years before I ever go near hair removing cream again, yuck!
I started buying this because my mum used to use hair removal cream when I was a child and I can always remember the smell lingering in the bathroom afterwards. As far as I am aware she still uses it, so I thought I would give it a go. It is less irritating than shaving after all.
In the box is the tube of Sensitive Skin hair removal cream and a spatula. I bought the sensitive skin version because sometimes my skin can react to new creams etc. After unscrewing the lid, I applied the cream, which is white and quite gloopy. It is runnier than toothpaste but it doesn't just run out of the tube. I waited 6/7 minutes as directed on the packet and tube but nothing appeared to be happening. I left it on a while longer but still nothing. I got bored after this and washed it off then decided to use a razor instead. On my next trip out, I purchased a normal veet (Not sensitive, pink tube and packet) I applied this in the same way as the sensitive cream and noticed that this was thicker in consistency. This was more like a cream rather than a thin constancy. Again I waited 6/7 minutes till I could see the hair was beginning to change and then using the spatula, I scraped the cream away leaving baby smooth skin. The smell that I always remember from my childhood is still there, it is not unpleasant but it's also not that nice either, after using body wash it tends to wash off quickly and doesn't linger anyway so it isn't much of a problem.
Smell aside, I do like the non-sensitive product, it's not that expensive £3.40 ish I pay and I am happy with that price, for the areas I use it on, the tube has numerous applications, so it does give value for money. There are no after effects from using the cream; it leaves the skin very smooth and I have had no bad reaction to it so far even though I do have flare ups with my skin sometimes. Defiantly worth buying.
On a very recent Thursday night, I decided to get rid of the hair on my boyfriend's back. Now, it isn't something that particularly bothered me before but he wanted to sort it out so we went through some options to get rid of it. Step one was shaving and the next was to use some other form of hair removal. I figured that shaving wouldn't really do the job and leave his skin nice at the same time so we opted for hair removal cream. We chose this over waxing strips as I also didn't want him to be in pain.
== Price and availability ==
While shopping, we found a great range of Veet products in Sainsbury's although they are also available at other places like Boots and Superdrug. For a 200ml tube of hair removal cream, we paid £7 although a smaller option was available. This particular option was for sensitive skin. I figured that I would need quite a bit considering the area size and I could also use it myself at the same time.
== Packaging ==
This Veet hair removal cream comes in quite a large cardboard box which is light blue. The packaging explains how much you get inside, how long to use it for and has the brand logo on the front. One side of the box explains how to use the product and where along with a description of the product. The other side of the box gives a massive list of precautions and where you should and should not use the cream. I think that this list was a bit over the top as some things on it were silly and not needed to be stated. The back of the box has another brand logo and product description.
== Using the cream ==
Application of the cream was extremely easy. As it is a cream, it does not need heating up before use unlike other waxing options. After unscrewing the lid on the tube, the cream was easily squeezed out. You get a little pink spatula with the cream which is used to apply to the skin. I squeezed a fair amount of cream onto my boyfriend's back and smoothed it out with the curved end of the spatula which was lovely and easy to do. You don't need as much cream as you think as it only needs a thin layer for it to work. After covering the hairy area, we left the cream to work for the maximum 10 minutes allowed just to be sure it would work.
After 10 minutes, I began to scrape the cream off and was so impressed with the results. The hair was clearly coming away and with great ease. All I had to do was remove the cream and that was it. The spatula did get a bit gross so I cleaned it after every scrape but the cream was easily washed away with hot water. After removing all of the cream, I could see the results. Although not all of the hair was gone, maybe due to the way that I spread it out, my boyfriend's back was actually smooth and near enough hair free.
There were some areas that needed a quick shave afterwards and some parts were a little stubbly. However, this was easily fixed with a razor and then he was left with a completely smooth back. After this, I wiped down his back with a flannel just to get rid of any excess cream but it is advised to have a shower after using this.
== Overall ==
While £7 seemed quite expensive, there is a hell of a lot of cream in the tube. I used maybe a third so I know that if I was using this on myself, it would last a really long time. The cream worked really well even if it wasn't perfect and we were both really pleased with the results. The cream doesn't cause any pain and is really easy to both apply and remove. I'm now going to use this on my legs now I have been able to experiment on someone else and would happily use this instead of razors.
I've only recently got into using hair removal cream properly and having used this Veet cream for a while now I thought I'd share my opinion with you.
I used to always shave my legs and other body hair because I found this the easier and most time effective method for me. In the last few years though I've noticed that shaving can really irritate my skin and leave me with red patches. I've also always really hated when the hair grows back and is spiky and itchy for a week or so.
I find that my issue is time. I have four jobs currently and a full time degree course (though we are on summer at the moment) and so I do find it difficult to make time for myself. Hair removal is not top of my priority and anything that takes longer than 5 minutes, like epilating or waxing, is totally out of the question. But after coming across some serious issues with shaving I decided to try something new.
This Veet hair removal cream comes in a 100ml tube, which is a relatively small size as far as I'm concerned. It does make it handy for travel and easy to hold but I would prefer it if it contained a little bit more, offering better value for money. It comes with an applicator and scraper which is essentially a bendy piece of plastic which you then use to smooth down the cream on the area of skin or to scratch it off when it has done the job. The overall design is functional, not especially exciting but then this is hair removal we are talking about.
The cream itself has a deeply unpleasant smell to it. I can't quite describe it but it smells like a cross between body odour and rusting metal, not in the least bit appealing. That said, if a product works then I don't actually care all that much about the smell. You apply it to your skin and then are meant to leave it between 5-7 minutes. In reality I tend to leave it for more like 15 minutes, which is probably ill advised and obviously you should do a skin test first - but I do find it is more effective this way. I don't tend to get any irritation or burning sensation once the cream is applied. The hairs begin to curl up once the cream is working so you can usually get an idea of when to remove it.
Removing the cream can be a little bit of a messy process. I tend to remove with the applicator and then use a wet flannel to wipe off any excess, and rinse this in the sink. I would just straight in the bath and wash it off this way but I don't want to bathe in hair removal cream. I also find if you shower it off you don't tend to actually get much of the hair off, it needs the applicator to help pull the hair away.
The feel of my skin after removal is smooth, though the cream does not achieve quite the same results as a razor as the hair is not cut as close to the skin. It does a reasonable job, though sometimes I touch up areas with my razor as well. The great thing about it is that there is absolutely no irritation for me, which is great news for my skin. This is probably the main appeal for me to use this cream and why I have returned to it over shaving.
The regrowth of the hair is pretty similar to shaving. I tend to find that the hair grows back spiky and itchy which for me is pretty disappointing as this is one of my major issues with shaving. However, I suppose if it can alleviate the irritation at least then this is overall better than shaving for me.
This cream costs roughly £5 and probably lasts me a month or two. This is similar to what I might spend on disposable razors in the same amount of time so I suppose the price is comparable. I think hair removal cream slightly pips shaving to the post personally, simply because it has taken away the skin irritation I always used to feel. Really though, if I had the time and energy I would wax because I've found this has the best regrowth results as the hair grows back softer and sparser.
Overall, a good hair removal cream which just about beats shaving.
So I decided to try this out because I was pretty bored of shaving my legs all the time and it was on offer really cheap in Tesco, I got the sensitive skin one because it was the only one in stock.
It comes in a toothpaste like tube and has a little pink plastic hair remover, it looks like a mini weird spatula or something! I applied the cream all over my legs and waited the amount indicated, although I find it best to leave it on for as long as you can which is 10minutes for it to work properly. There is no itchy or tingly feeling from the cream and I often forget I've even put it on.
I don't particularly like the smell of it very much, it's not extremely unpleasant and I can stand it but I don't like it and it can usually lingers on the skin for a while after. The cream is very easy to remove, just gliding the pink 'spatula' up your legs like a normal razor, the end is slightly rubbery to make it easier to catch all the hairs, getting around the ankles and knees takes a bit of extra concentration but can still be done easily.
One of the best things about this cream is you can see where you haven't removed hair yet, making sure you don't have any hairy patches at the end. After using it my legs are really soft and takes quite a few days before I start to feel the stubble and when I shave this usually takes about 2 days to reappear.
However it does have a few bad points such as the smell which I mentioned before and that you use a lot of the product for one application meaning you have to buy it quite frequently so over a long period of time it works out cheaper to shave. Another downside is that can be messy to apply as the cream is quite runny, it's fine as soon as it's on your legs but some product does get wasted as it drips everywhere.
My skin is tremendously dry and sensitive, so I have always had my legs waxed to avoid irritation from shaving or creams. However, during the recent hot spell I was unable to get an appointment (too much of a wuss to do my own!) and I had legs like a yeti so as a last resort I boutght Veet, expecting a night of itchy legs.
I braced myself for stinging when I applied the cream, but it felt cooling and comfortable. The applicator supplied worked well, even around my ankles and knobbly knees. The consistency of the cream meant I could carry on moving without it dripping and, unlike other reviewers, I didn't notice any smell. After 5 minutes I removed the cream, and my legs were completey smooth.
Regrowth has been slow (I'm now 8 days in and you can just about see fine hairs appearing) but I don't think I'll need to do it again for at least another week. It cost me £3.50 at Tesco (during a 50% off promotion) and there are still two applications left as I only do half-legs, so it comes out at around £1.17 a go - much cheaper than waxing.
I will buy this product again as it works brilliantly and is a real bargin, even at full price.
I have tried Veet a couple of times now and I can tell you what I find it useful for and what I dont!
It is the best thing I have tried for that side burn hair I seem to get, its really easily removed so its effective in its use but the SMELL - urgh, smells like cat wee! and no matter how many times I wash the area I have just veeted, it still feels very sticky and strangely smooth...
So it does its job for the small thin hair but what about everywhere else!
The hair on my legs and under my arms seems way to thick for veet to work on them, nothing at all happened when attempting on my underarms and i just scraped the veet of and had a tingly feeling.
When I did put it on my legs I smoothed the lot over, waited ten minutes = The Maxium you can! and then used the plastic pink thingy to get all the hair up! It was especially messy and small dry blobs of veet went everywhere and after a quick shower my legs looked pretty much the same as before. there was some bald patches that did feel very smooth but its such a shame the rest of my legs didn't work.
I wanted a longer lasting, hair free finish that shaving doesn't give, but that was pain free. The cream can be used on legs, arms and bikini line - the product states that it is not suitable for any other area (although I use it on my face too and have no problems)
I don't have sensitive skin but thought I would opt for the sensitive version of the cream as I thought it would be less harsh on the skin.
I have the 200ml version which was on offer for £2, but it usually retails around £4 which isn't too bad as depending on the body area it is used on it will last for multiple applications. The cream is also available in 100ml size.
Using the product********
The cream comes in a tube with a screw cap, the pack also contains a plastic spatula applicator which can be used to both apply and remove the cream so you don't have to get your hands messy.
The cream is white and thick in consistency and has a strong chemically, also like a cat litter smell (!!!!) A thick layer is applyed to the skin, the cream is easy to apply and is smooth.
The directions state that the minimum removal time is 5 minutes and the maximum is 10. In my experience of using it on my legs and face I usually leave it on for about 7 minutes and the hair has dissolved, but this will vary depending on the coarseness of the hair.
Whilst it is working the skin does tingle very slightly, but doesn't sting or itch - if it does then you need to remove immediately. You can usually see when the hair has dissolved through the cream and can remove with the spatula. The spatula is a good tool which allows you to remove the cream quickly and effectively.
Once removed with a spaula, wash the area with water to remove all of the residue. The weird smell of the cream does linger on the skin for a few hours afer using it, which may be a problem for some. I just tend to use it when I know I'm staying at home so no-one else can smell it!
The skin does feel moisturised after using the cream, my skin has a weird silky sensation, not unpleasant, and is probably because I am hair free and feel smoother.
Results tend to last about 10 days - but this will vary person to person depending on the rate of hair growth, but it should be longer than shaving.
Overall I think this is a staple product for all women in the bathroom cupboard. It doesn't smell very pleasant, but is only on the skin for 10 minutes. It removes hair effectively with lasting results.
Ladies you know what it's like, having to constantly beautify yourself regularly and that includes shaving your legs. Its not the most interesting thing to be doing but we all know it has to be done and so we need something that's going to make our life that little bit more easy especially after a long day. However, i have been shaving from a young age and so as time has gone on shaving becomes boring, my legs are always dry and they even come out in rashes sometimes even after moisturising. So i decided to change to waxing which hurt so bad and still made me come out in rashes and even spots ! I have always wanted the easy option when it comes to something i need to carry out on a regular basis and i found the perfect product.
Veet cream has been my life saver it is so easy to use, just slap it all over your legs, leave for 3-4 minutes and then hop into the shower to wash it all off. I couldn't ask for a more simple and easy way to get rid of the excess hair that i just do not want. I have found it the most easiest product to use because it doesn't hurt like waxing and shaving.
However, there are some factors about this product that i do dislike and that is the smell, price and burning. The smell isn't the greatest of smells which is slightly off putting, the product is way overpriced for the amount of cream that you need to use and you do need a lot when you are constantly buying the product. As well as this if you leave the cream on for too long then it will begin to burn and itch so you need to be careful and keep track of time when applying it.
Overall i would recommend this product to both men and women because it is so easy to apply and use, it has made my life that little easier and at the end of the day that's exactly what i need.
I decided to buy this product after trying alternative methods of removing hair. I tried them pretty much all starting from normal blade shaving to electric shaving and waxing however I have very sensitive skin and these all irritated me. The next days i would get rashes and ingrown hair which trust me, is not attractive. Waxing is what i found to be probably the best method however doing that alone just does not work out.
I therefore decided to try out the veet hair removal cream. I was satisfied straight away.
It is not hard to use, just apply the cream, wait 6 minutes and take a shower and magically your hair will fall out!
The first time i used it i did not have any rash at all which is very good as normally even straight away after I shave i get massive red patches.
When the hair started to grow back it did not itch at all and it grew back without me having to remove any ingrown hairs!!
On the other hand there are some disadvantages. For example: the cream does start to smell and burn if you leave it on for too long. Also you need to use quite a lot of cream for it to work properly and it is not cheap!
However, overall I am really satisfied with this product and would recommend it to everyone out there that finds it annoying to shave and painful to wax.
Before I went to university I went to a professional to get my legs waxed. Unfortunately being the poor student that I am, I could no longer afford this. Knowing that shaving only encourages hair growth (and believe it or not I have never shaved, and so have NO idea what to do) I turned to hair removal cream instead.
When you see it on the shelf it comes in a cardboard box. This has pretty much all of the information that you need on it - how long you should apply it for, whether it is for a specific sort of skin (sensitive/dry/normal).
Inside the box is a squeezy tube with a screw lid. You also get an "applicator", which is just a nice curvy spatula for applying the cream.
This one is the sensitive version, and to be honest, even if you don't have sensitive skin (which I don't) this is still the one I would recommend using, simply because of the abrasive nature of the cream.
It dissolves the hair to just below the surface of your skin and so keeps you smoother for longer. I do use home wax strips, but I have particuarly stubborn hairs on my knees and underarms that I can't get with these. Instead I use the hair removal cream. Its also gentle enough to use of your bikini line, without that irritaing itch you sometimes get after hair removal of any kind.
The smell, whilst not amazing, is not too unpleasant, and doesn't linger on your skin. I have previously used the "for normal skin", however I found this very abrasive on my delicate areas, however, this one I would definitely recommend. Unfortunately it can get quite messy, especially when contorting to spread it on the back of your legs!
It says on the instructions that it should be left on for min 5 minutes and max 10 minutes. I normally leave it on for the full 10 minutes, and even then the hairs don't come off with the rest of the cream. I have to go over my underarms with a face cloth to sort of rub the hairs off.
Finally even though it looks like you are using a lot when you have your legs covered in it, the tube seems to go on and on, and so despite the fact that I use if all over once a week, my 100 ml tube still lasts me about 6 weeks.
This is available from so many retailers in two sizes: 100 ml and 200 ml. The larger size by far works out cheaper. From tesco the 100 ml bottle is £4.50 and the 200ml bottle is £7.20. This seems like quite a lot, but bearing in mind that my 100ml tube lasted 6 weeks, the 200ml tube great value
Its a great at home hair removal solution, that is pain free and longer lasting than shaving.
Veet Sensitive Skin Hair Removal Cream was developed especially for women with sensitive skin / It works mildly and safely on even the most delicate skin types and is clinically proven to minimize irritation / Simply apply onto your skin, wait 5 minutes, and remove cream and hair with the Perfect Touch spatula / Not only do the results last up to twice as long as shaving, the Veet Sensitive Skin Hair Removal Cream specially treats hair so that re-growth is softer¿when it eventually does grow back / For an even sexier smoothness, the cream contains Wheat-germ Oil and Orchid to moisturize and condition the skin /