Like many people, I find epilation a painful process.
With that, and the good reputation of Veet, I had high hopes for this product for end the days of painful epilation.
At almost £7 for 40ml, it is very expensive.
It has both menthol and camphor, and oh boy it doesn't half stink. The smell is so strong it made me cough (Actually, I may try this product on a hanky next time I have a cold to see if it helps unblock my nose). This did make it difficult to apply to a whole area as it is very overpowering.
The way the spray works does mean it gets on more than just the area you want to epilate. It does feel a little wasteful considering the price.
After application, these is a little cooling sensation, but after waiting the suggested 2 minutes, it had actually faded. Therefor, when it came to actually epilating, it felt about 95% the same with only a teeny bit of cooling remaining.
I tried it again several times, waiting less time and still got the same result.
I did only try this on my legs.
Comparing this to something like a cooling cream or gel, a cooling cream is a much better product due to the application and lasting sensation.
If Veet was to come out with this in a cream form, I would definitely give it a go.
Personaly, it felt like a gigantic waste of money.
This epilator spray is one of the best things that I have ever bought! I have only just recently bought my epilator and got told it hurts, really hurts. Anyway, I'm proud so I got one, with 42 tweezers! When you first do it, it hurts unbelieveably. Especially them delicate areas such as your underarms, ankles, knees and behind the leg. For a while I tried everything to make it easier and less painful until a friend told me about this spray. Veet is a well known and very good brand anyway so I bought this. I can't tell you what a lifesaver it has been, especially at this price, I have seen it elsewhere for double the price. If I had this spray before I started shaving, I would of epilated a long long time ago. I can't tell you enough how happy I am with this product. My advice would be to buy one!
How to use....
This product is pre epilation so use before you go anywhere near your skin with an epilator.
Spay on to the body where you wish to epilate.
Leave to work its magic for 2-3 minutes.
The good bits...
Works like a dream, it does make epilation much easier and less painful.
Fact acting, this works super fast, you don't have to wait around for hours to feel the benefit.
You get a wonderful cooling sensation instead of a prickly sting.
You don't have to buy a veet epilator for this to work, you can use it on all epilators.
The not so good bits....
It's a little bit pricey for me, maybe if the bottle was a little bigger for the same price I would be more inclined to buy it again.
This product has a weird menthol type smell, I'm not too fond of this.
Would I recommend?
Not so sure, if the price was a little cheaper then yes. However for a little bit of comfort it's quite expensive.
The Comfort Spray
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Veet Comfort spray is specially designed for use with epilators to provide comfort. The spray is fast acting and cools your skin ready for epilation. Like many others I don't find epilating particularly comfortable and I was willing to give this a try in the hope that it would help with the pain when using my epilator. As far as I know there is no other comfort sprays available to purchase and there certainly weren't any others to buy at the time I purchased this. I actually found this in the section where they stock the epilators. It was the first time I had purchased an epilator and I have heard many stories about how painful it is so I ensured I purchased this spray along with the epilator. The product contains something called Camphor.
Camphor is chemically manufactured from turpentine oil and is used in products such as Vicks VapoRub. People use Camphor on the skin to relieve pain and itching. It has also been used to treat fungal infections such as toenails, warts, cold sores and more.
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I purchased this bottle from Boots for £6.12, for a 40ml. This does seem very expensive, how-ever if it wasn't going to work I really wasn't that bothered spending this much on it, for that much money I would really hoping that it would work wonders and epilating would be more comfortable and more pain free.
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The spray comes in a white bottle which is a square shape and it has a white pump spray with a clear plastic lid. The bottle is very small and on the front it states that the product is a comfort spray for Pre-Epilation. It also states that you must read the precautions on the back of the bottle before using the product. This small bottle comes in a pink cardboard box with Veet on it; you can clearly tell this is a Veet product from the packaging. It states that the product is for kinder epilation and works in minutes and is simple to use. On the back of the box are directions for use and precautions. There is a long list of precautions, so it's probably a good idea to read this information before you use the product
Using the Spray
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Ensure that your skin is clean and free from any creams or lotions. Spray a light mist onto the legs holding about 15cm away from the skin. If using the product on the underarm or bikini area spray the product onto a cotton wool pad and apply to the areas. Allow the area to dry for approximately 2-5mins. The area will then be ready to epilate. After epilating wash your skin ensuring there are no traces of spray left on the areas. Moisturise the area as normal.
I sprayed a fine mist over my leg on the area where I wanted to epilate. The spray came out quite fast and covered my leg in a fine mist. The first thing I noticed about the spray was how cold it was when it went onto my skin. I then noticed the very strong smell to the product which wasn't very pleasant and was slightly over powering a little. The smell reminded me slightly of menthol but was very, very strong. I left the spray to dry and then got my epilator ready. I went over the area with the epilator until I had finished one of my legs.
I can quite honestly say that I found no difference when using this spray before epilating. The spray smelt awful and although it may have felt cool on my skin this didn't reduce the pain when epilating. After using the spray on my leg I decided I would do the other leg not using the spray and it was just as painful as the leg was with spray on it. After epilating I washed my legs and applied moisturiser.
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In my personal opinion I think this spray is a complete waste of money, as it made no difference to my skin whatsoever. I wouldn't recommend this product to anyone, but would recommend applying a cool ice pack on the area before epilating as this works much better than the spray does. I actually received a freezer pack with my epilator so I used to use this before epilating. Now I have become used to epilating I don't actually need to use anything as I am used to the pain of my hairs being plucked out now. I would definitely advise other people against using this spray but if you do happen to use it I strongly advise to read all of the precautions on the back of the product before buying it. A very poor product from Veet.
(review also on ciao)
As most people know, epilators hurt like hell and before I decided to not torture myself with it ever again, I tried a number of products to try and help the process be a lot less painful. The Veet epilator spray was one of them. Veet is a household name and is made famous for hair removal products; if anyone was to make a product to make epilating an easy task, these were the people.
==Price and availability==
The cost of this product is around £5.99 and it is available to buy from chemists or supermarkets.
The little 40ml bottle of spray has a lid and a small pump action nozzle. The liquid is clear and has a slight aloe vera scent to it but it is subtle and hardly noticeable. The bottle is small for the money and I think it is rather overpriced. The ingredients are common and similar to the ones you would find in any cheap moisturising lotion. The product can be used on the delicate underarms, bikini line legs and arms. Once applied it dries leaving a white residue on your skin which is not good either.
You can guess from my earlier statement that my epilator is redundant and this product did not work for me. The spray has all the promises but I think I still have a low pain threshold as I just could not cope with using it on a regular basis. I found the product easy to use, spray it on and let it dry. As it dries it does cool the skin but I would not go as far as saying that it numbs it. I got a faint tinkle sensation but still when it was time to run the epilator over my skin, it felt like a million hairs were being tweezered out at once and I was left with angry red legs. I think that the only thing to make this experience painfree would be to have a local anaesthetic rub like the dentist uses before an injection!
I guess it does make the experience less painful than without, my legs felt slightly tingly and relaxed but it was not enough to make me carry on using the product. I would advise anyone who is looking for a painfree solution to lower their expectations. If you want something to take the edge off then maybe you will find solace in this product. It has the advantage of being easy to use, quick and in an easy to apply formula that takes only a few minutes to dry. Obviously you need to do all the regualr preparations such as exfoliating and preparing the skin but this is a quick product to try and alleviate some of the unpleasantness of epilating. Unfortunately for me, it just is not enough and I felt like I had really wasted my money. I was quite cross that I had fell for the products promises and I felt let down.