“ Brand: Veet / Laser / Sugar / Type: Wax / Laser / Sugar / Subcategory: Wax / What it does: Smoothes, destresses, „
Just before Christmas I booked a bikini wax which was going to cost me £26 and one of my friends suggested I should do it myself to save money. As a student, I'm willing to do anything to save money and promptly cancelled my appointment and bought a tub of the Veet Warm Wax tub. Looking back, this may have been a mistake.
On the plus side; I did save £20. And the wax will certainly last me 10 - 15 applications (if I ever decide to use it again). As a waxing newbie I really struggled with the product. I followed the microwave instructions, let the wax cool to the correct temperature (indicated by the blue square on the stirrer), applied the wax and then the strips all to the letter of the instructions. When I tried to pull the strips off, aside from being very very painful, I got nothing. The strip came away but all the wax was left on my skin. After a few more tries the wax had started to cool and some of the strips had actually torn when I tried to pull them off so I gave up. The great thing about this product is that it makes a lot of mess but it's completely water soluble so washes straight out in the shower with no waxy residue.
I tried again the following day using less wax and applying it with a shorter cooling time, but still no luck. And again the following day with similar results. By this point I was sick of the product and went to buy some of the wax strips that you rub together to warm up - the ones with the wax already applied - and these worked so well and will be my preferred method from now on. I'm not sure what it was with the warm wax, maybe I just needed more practice to perfect my technique as a good friend of mine uses it without problems. If you've perfected waxing before, then give this product a go, but it's not really for beginners!
After paying for bikini waxes for a while I decided to try hot wax to save money. Although this hot wax can be a bit messy and get everywhere (on the pot, on the floor, on your clothes) it is washable so no staining. It takes a bit of trial and error and first and although it seems obvious the how-to guide shows how to use the spatula applicator on different parts of the body which can make all the difference. Obviously it won't be as good as a professional but if you're willing to spend the time to get the technique down then you can get a lot of uses out of a £10 pot. Also you have to be careful as you heat yourself in the microwave which can lead to half the tub being boiling, half tepid so higher risk of burns! It has recently been updated so the newer product has an 'oriental' smell which is nice than the original - more perfumey. If you're prepared for a bit of mess and can spare the time I recommend as with the right technique the wax works very well for hair removal.
The most effective and long lasting method of getting rid of unwanted hair is quite simply to remove it from the root. It was upon contemplating this that I bought my first pot of Veet Warm Wax a couple of years ago. I had, for over a year been going to my local salon to get hair waxed off; however with the recession biting I decided to buy my own wax to see how it would fare. At the time a pot of this wax could be bought for £8, a bargain I thought.
The Product ~
This Veet warm wax comes pre-packaged in a neat little brown cardboard box. Upon lifting the lid you are presented with a small tub of cold wax which measures 250ml in quantity, 12 non woven strips a wooden spatula with built in temperature indicator and the all important instruction leaflet. In the instruction leaflet Veet claim that this wax can be used on a variety of areas including legs, bikini area and delicate areas such as the face.
The tub can be opened simply by unscrewing the lid. Inside is a lump of brown wax which smells sweet and ever so slightly herbal, a nice smell in contrast to the usual wax you usually find in a beauty salon. The wax itself is water based; therefore any traces of the stuff can be rinsed off the skin with soap and warm water and do not require a wax removing product.
The strips are not fabric and are instead of the papery non woven variety. These can be cut into sections depending on the area that the hair is being removed from with the added benefit that they can also be washed in warm water, dried and re-used.
A wooden spatula is also provided with this kit which is shaped into a curve, with a wedge shaped end. The curve assists in applying this wax to legs whilst the wedge end makes the spatula good for facial and bikini areas. This spatula also has a built in temperature indicator, the benefits to which are given later.
As previously mentioned, I bought my first tub of Veet Warm Wax over two years ago and, at the time it was £8.00. However you can currently buy it in Boots for £10.59 with 40 advantage points which is a worthwhile investment given the time that it lasts.
Applying the Wax ~
As the wax is solid in its cold form it needs heating through to make a runny and applicable. This can be done in one of two ways, either by heating in the microwave for between 45 and 60 seconds depending on the amount in the tub or by placing in a small pan of hot water and heating gently over the stove. Having no microwave I chose the later. By simply unscrewing the lid and placing in a couple of centimetres of water over a low heat I found that the tub of wax had melted down to a runny liquid in 8 minutes.
Next was the temperature indicator. You can generally tell when this product is too hot as it goes very runny, too runny to be of any use. However, to make the process easier Veet have put a built in blue strip along the side of the spatula. This indicator, when placed in the wax will show up as 'too hot' or 'just right' and therefore you can use this as a guide to know when the wax is just right.
The wax should then be spread over the skin following the direction of hair growth to create a smooth and thin layer. To remove, simply place one of the strips along the strip of wax and pull against the direction of the hair growth to remove even the shortest of hairs. This process is not usually too painful and the pain can be reduced by taking an aspirin before waxing or simply doing as I do and having a couple of glasses of wine.
Any wax residue can finally be rinsed off with warm water and the spatula and strips washed and dried ready for the next use.
My Experience ~
I initially bought this wax as a remedy against all unwanted hair on my legs, bikini line and face. It works well on leg hair by effectively removing 90% of hair including those fine hairs. However this is a difficult process when trying to reach the back of your legs and I therefore found it was handy to have a friend to do those hard to reach areas.
On the bikini area this wax was not as effective. Again, it is never easy to try and apply and remove a sticky substance when bent over double trying to see the area you want to remove hair from. This wax is also not very sticky on more course hairs either so you often have to apply it twice to get good results meaning double the pain.
It is on the face that I have had the best experience with this product. This is an area that can easily be done by yourself and so I will often use this wax about once a month to remove any unwanted hairs. As the strips can be cut into shape I have a number of small sections for my face and they work well in reducing the hair growth. The fragrant qualities of this wax mean that it has not given me any irritation on my face in the past and I find that the pink treated areas of skin are usually fine by the next morning after treating.
With regard to re-growth, I find that hair on my face does as the product says take up to a few weeks to grow back however leg hair seems to grow back within the fortnight therefore a couple of times a month would usually be expected if using this wax for the leg area.
My Summary ~
Overall this is a good quality product which is reasonably priced, easy to use and great on the facial area. I have therefore scored it 4 stars out of 5.
Thank-you for taking the time to read my review.
This review is also posted on Ciao under the same user name.
I bought this product after it was recommended to me by a friend. I was hoping to use it in my bikini area but found it very ineffective. You can either warm the pot of wax in a microwave or in a bowl of hot water. I used the microwave method which was really quick and easy, the spatular that comes with the wax has a temperature gauge so you know when it is ready to use and wax strips that you can trim to the required size. The spatular is shaped in such a way the you cant really over apply, a thin layer of wax is all that is required. You simply apply in the direction of the hair, smooth on the strip and firmly pull away against the direction of the hair. On fine hair this wax was perfectly adequate and not very painful. however on medium to thick hair this wax did not work for me, It only took a few hairs and let all of the wax. I had been waxing my legs and other areas for a while so consider myself to be quite experienced. The wax was not strong enough.
If you only require this wax for fine hair like leg, arm or face this product should be effective. You get quite a lot for your money so it should last a while too.
I usually shave my legs, as my one and only attempt at waxing aged 14 turned out terribly and put me off completely... (very painful and wax ended up caked to my legs!)
However, I am now in my late twenties and am thoroughly sick of shaving!
I have dark hair and pale skin, so shaving regrowth looks awful and I wanted a longer term solution.
On my last shopping trip, I decided to buy a Veet warm wax kit from - as it was half price from Sainsburys.
On opening the box, there was an instruction leaflet and 12 fabric strips in a little clear plastic bag, then underneath that was a decent-sized jar of wax.
The jar was larger than I expected, and according to the leaflet it is enough for up to 4 depilations of both half legs - for some reason, I had imagined that the wax would only be enough for one hair removal, so thatwas a nice surprise :)
The leaflet was very useful; well explained in easy to read language, laid out nicely etc and even has some salon tips such as pressing on the waxed area after pulling off the strip,will ease the pain,etc.
It also has detailed instructions on how to wax each part of the body.
You can use this wax to de-fuzz legs, underarms, bikini area (NOT genital areas!) and upper lip,and the wooden spatula which is included with the wax is great as it is shaped for different areas of the body, and has a temperature indicator at one end - you stir the wax for one minute with the temp indicator; if the rectangle stays blue the wax is safe to use, if the wax is too hot the word NO! appears.
I did have a few problems with heating the wax up; you can either put it in the microwave or in a pan of hot water for 10 minutes.
I decided to use the microwave as it was quicker, so I put it in for the recommended time (1 minute).
I timed it exactly, yet when I took it out of the microwave it was far too hot to use.
The NO! stayed on the temperature indicator for an hour, but when it had finally cooled down enough for me to put on my legs, the waxing went really well - it was less painful than I thought it would be (just like ripping a plaster off and only stung for about 5 seconds afterwards), although I did have one or two hairs left on my legs after I had waxed each section - that may just be my inexperience though!
There was also a lovely smell to the wax as it had essential oils in, and the fabric strips are easily washable after use - the wax is water soluble, so comes off really quickly under warm running water.
You can then dry the strips for use next time - something else I wasnt expecting.
I will definitely buy this product again - when this jar eventually runs out!
As I am a fairly busy mother of four I like to try and treat myself from time to time and keep on top of looking after myself as well so that I am always looking nice. One of the things that I like to do is have my legs waxed but it's a little bit time consuming and costly to have it done at a salon so I usually just have a jar of Veet Warm Wax in the cupboard for the days when I have an hour to myself and want to do something nice to boost my confidence.
Each product contains a jar of wax (250ml), some fabric strips and a spatula. The spatula is very handy as it has a little temperature bit that tells you when the wax is ready to use by being blue if it's ready to use or by saying no if it's too hot so it's very easy to know when the wax is the ideal temperature. It usually only takes about 45-60 seconds in the microwave to find the ideal temperature and if it's too hot then it's easy enough just to leave it to cool down before use.
I usually do my waxing after having a bath or shower and then I make sure I have washed and dried my legs thoroughly before applying the wax. Slap the wax on with the grain of your hair, stick on a strip, hold the skin and then rip it off. It is a little painful, particularly if it's your first time using the wax, but it's nothing compared to childbirth! I usually get both legs done at the same time and I do just the half leg and then just shave the few hairs I get on my thighs. It's very simple and the whole thing probably takes me no more than 10 or 15 minutes to do as I like to get the pain over with as fast as possible. I always use a nice moisturiser after use to prevent my skin getting dry or sore. The results are always very good and if there is any wax remaining on my legs it's very easy just to wipe this away with a make up removing wipe or a baby wipe, whatever I have to hand really.
I always get at least two sets of half legs out of one of these pots and it's good value for money with it costing me around £9.50 (currently on 1/3 off from Boots stores so stock up ladies). I am very pleased with this as the two sets I do save me around £30 based on going to the salon and having them done. There really is no difference in the results for me and I'm very pleased with how good they look afterwards. The results last for a fair few weeks for me and this is ideal as it saves me time on my daily body care regime which is essential when we are running late for the school run.
This warm wax is simple to heat, easy to use and a fantastic time saver for me. There really is nothing that I don't like about this product, well, except the pain I guess but you can't always get what you want in life pain free can you! No pain no gain as they say, I'd definitely recommend this warm wax from Veet for anyone who wants a long lasting wax treatment that's simple to use and cheaper than getting it done in a salon.
I tried the Veet Warm Wax this summer and was actually very impressed with the results.
I've had my legs waxed regularly in the past so knew the techniques for putting on wax and removing strips quite well which really helped. I think if this was your first waxing experience it would be more difficult.
The basics are that you warm the wax in the microwave or in hot water. You then use a wooden spatula to spread wax on the area to be waxed. You place a paper strip on the spead wax and wip it off again taking the hairs with it.
I found that the wax did stick well and taking off the strips did also successfully removed almost all of the hair. With cold wax I often find you go through the discomfort of removing the strip only to find most of the bloomin hairs still there. This hot wax did do the job pretty effectively.
I did both legs, bikini line and underarms and still had a little bit of wax left in the jar. At about £7 for my jar it was a lot cheaper than having it done at a beauticians where I'd pay over £30 for the same amount of waxing.
The plus points for me are: that it does work, the cost is much lower than going to a beautician.
The down sides for me are: It did take me much longer than a beautician (but I hope to get quicker), I did drip wax around a bit but it is water soluable and luckily does wash off everything quite easily, the wax did keep cooling down so I'd have to stop and re heat it.
For budget waxing though I was happy and will continue to wax this way going forward.
This is an at home waxing kit. The great thing about it is that its not exactly the same wax thats used in salons, this kind isnt sticky and washes off with warm water.
It is about £10 from Boots, which i think is a pretty reasonable price for it as once you get the hang of it you dont need to use that much wax so it lasts for a while. It comes with 12 strips that can be cut to a smaller size for the bikini and underarm area. It also includes a spatula that is able to tell you if the wax is too warm to apply to the skin yet and in the instruction leaflet it shoes you how is the best way to use the spatula. Different angles are shaped to fit different parts of your body, this really helps when applying to smaller ares like the bikini and underarms
You are able to put the jar in the microwave or in a pot of water to heat it up. Heating it up in the microwave only takes about 45 seconds and the word NO! comes up on the spatula if its too warm to use yet.
When you are waxing its best to have a basin of hot water nearby to put the used strips into. The dont have to soak for long to get the wax to come off, and because the strips are quite thin they dont take long to dry either. It dont really think the 12 strips they give you are enough, because until you get the hang of it you use more strips and then when you run out you have to wait on them getting rinsed and dried to be able to start again.
I definately think using wax in this way gets more hairs then the pre-waxed strips. It seems to get all the small hairs better and leaves your skin a lot smoother.
I am not the biggest fan of shaving and prefer to wax my legs whenever I can afford the little extra cash.
Inside the cardboard box you will receive one jar of 250ml of wax, fabric strips for applying and pulling off hair, a spatula which has a built in temperature indicator and the instruction leaflet.
To use the wax you will need to remove the lid and open it and then place it in the microwave for around 45 seconds (depending on your microwave wattage) and then you can use the spatula to test if the wax is the correct temperature meaning you can avoid burning yourself. The dipper will stay blue if the correct temperature and if the wax is too hot it will say "no" which is very clear and easy to use correctly.
Once the wax is ready you will need to ensure your legs are clean (a baby wipe or something similar will be sufficient for this or just good old fashioned soap and water) then you apply the wax with the grain of your hair, apply one of the fabric strips, pull your skin taut and then rip the strip off against the grain of your hair. All of the hair was removed very well and although it was painful it wasn't anywhere near as bad as I was expecting! You then continue doing this until the desired area is waxed (I do both half legs). The smell of the wax is not too overpowering and this was very easy to use.
I found that there was enough to comfortably cover both legs twice and I was equally happy with the second results.
The affect of waxing lasted around 3-4 weeks for me and I was very pleased with this as it's nice not to have to worry about it for a few weeks and have lovely smooth legs!
I would highly recommend this product, it was very easy to use and not nearly as painful as I anticipated. The product is very affective and the instructions provided make this very easy to use.
I purchased the Veet Warm Wax Jars recently for £7.99 from Chemist Direct and this is also available with Green Tea & Essential oils for the same price.
I am rating this product 5/5 as it's fantastic and the price is very reasonable for the amount of weeks it lasts.
A male colleague at work volunteered to have his legs waxed to raise money for comic relief and nominated me to be the one to do the waxing!! Being a man and having very long leg hair I knew that I would have to get a good waxing product to remove the long hairs!!
I took a trip to Tesco to see what was on offer; it was here that I saw the Veet (formerly known as Immac) warm wax jar. It cost £8.95 for a 250ml jar; I thought this would be more effective than the wax strips so decided to purchase this.
The box itself is square and peach in colour with the Veet logo on the top, it also states that is contains invigorating green tea which is supposed to help soothe the legs after the waxing. Inside the box you will find the plastic jar of the wax, 12 fabric strips to remove the hairs, a precision spatula to apply the wax with a temperature indicator and an instruction leaflet. It advises that this jar of wax is sufficient for upto three depilation's of both half legs.
For those not familiar with leg waxing! This jar is basically a jar of wax that you heat up either in warm water or in the microwave, apply to the legs and then use the fabric strips to rip off the hairs from the root! This option is preferable to a lot of women rather than shaving as it leaves a smoother finish and the hairs take longer to grow back and tend to grow back finer.
I was very surprised at how easy this wax jar was to use, as mentioned above, I heated the jar in the microwave for 40 seconds, I firstly had to remove the screw on lid and the foil top of the jar and put it in the microwave without the lid on. Once the 40 seconds was up I then had to stir the wax with the wooden spatula for at least a minute. The most ingenious part of this spatula was that it has a heat sensitive strip on it that told you whether the wax was too hot to apply to the legs. If the wax was too hot the blue strip said no, but if it was the correct temperature it just remained blue with no writing on it.
Once the wax had reached the correct temperature you then apply it to the body part that you wish to wax! This wax can be used on the legs, underarms, bikini line or upper lip. I have only ever used this on legs so will advise how this is done.
Firstly you use the spatula to apply a strip of the warm wax onto the leg from the knee down; you should only apply the wax for the same length of one of the fabric strips. You then stick the fabric strip to the wax by stroking in a downward motion, from the knee towards the ankle. It is very important that you press it down firmly so that it pulls out as much of the hair as possible. Once the strip is firmly stuck down you then remove the strip by pulling the end of the strip in the direction from the ankle to the knee. To remove the strip it is very important that you do it quickly and don't prolong the agony (a bit like pulling a plaster from your knee!!) You should also pull the skin tight at the bottom of the strip, as this also makes it less painful, you should never pull the strip up but keep it as parallel to the skin as possible.
I must admit that I had never used this wax before and was very scared to have to use it for the first time on one of my work colleagues!! But I have to say that I was absolutely amazed at the results it achieved! On the first strip it removed ALL of his leg hair, which, as you can imagine was a lot! His hair was at least 3cm long, so for it to achieve this then it must be am amazing product!! I then went on the remove all the hair on both his legs from the knee down!! After I had finished I felt his legs and was amazed at how smooth they were, this product removed absolutely all the hair and didn't leave any stubble at all.
I became more confident at doing it as the time went on and found this wax very easy to apply and very easy to use. For both his legs I only used half a pot of the wax and half of the fabric strips I took the rest home to try it on myself as I wasn't sure if the experience of waxing myself would be quite so satisfying as waxing somebody else's legs!!!
Once my leg hair had grown slightly I decided to test the wax on my own legs and see if it was as easy to wax yourself as to wax somebody else. I followed the same instructions above to re-heat the wax as this wax can be reheated as many times as needed until it has all gone. I applied the first strip of wax and the fabric strip with great trepidation!! I then pulled off the first strip and it wasn't half as bad as I expected it to be. It did sting a little, as expected but didn't hurt too much at all; I was then able to continue and finished waxing both my legs.
I am very happy with this product and think I may permanently switch from shaving to waxing, I found that the hair on my legs took three weeks to start growing back and was a lot finer than before when they did grow back.
The other thing I found really good about this wax pot was that the wax is water soluble, so once you have finished waxing you can simply rinse it off your legs, which is a pleasant change to the old wax you used to get that used to remain on your legs for hours afterwards! Also, the fabric strips can be washed and re used time and time again.
Veet Warm Wax is perfect for the experienced home waxer / Long lasting results, which leave skin silky smooth for up to 4 weeks are achievable with the indulgence of beautifully scented waxes / There's also no mess, because Veet Warm Wax is sugar based so any residues can be easily rinsed off with water / Veet Warm Wax is available in 2 delicate aromas that exude a relaxing fragrance when heated: Warm Wax with Pure Essential Oil / relaxing and calming combination of lavendar, orange leaves, orange and citrus / Warm Wax with Green Tea Extracts / revitalising and refreshing Green Tea /