How does it fare in terms of hair removal though? I'm pleased to say that it actually works really well. As with all depilatory creams you apply a thick layer of the product over the area that you want to remove hair from and leave it on for several minutes. Escentially Smooth suggest five minutes as a guide, going up to a maximum of ten. I personally found it took ten minutes to work properly. The product comes with a handy spatula in the box to smooth on & scrape off the cream. Then you simply wash off the excess & you're left with soft, smooth, hairless legs. I remember always being left with unwanted patches of hair from the depilatory creams I'd tried in the past so I was really surprised to see that all the hairs had been removed from everywhere I placed the cream. When you use hair removal creams it takes longer for the hairs to grow back so this stuff would be a great pain-free alternative to waxing if you're going on holiday or have a special event coming up.
I was also impressed by how soft & moisturised my legs felt after using this. My skin often reacts to products so I opted to try the version for sensitive skin. It contains aloe vera & vitamin E to soothe and protect the skin. The chemicals in these kind of products can sometimes strip or irritate the skin so for that reason I'd recommend getting the sensitive version regardless of how tough your skin may be. I haven't reacted to this product whatsoever and I'm really happy with it. I managed to get two leg applications out of this tube so while it is more expensive than shaving, it is also cheaper than waxing & the results are more akin to the latter. I'll definitely be repurchasing it next time I pop into Boots.
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