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I have suffered with bad skin all over my body my whole life, for many years it was eczema, then within the last couple of years that has cleared up however the only thing that has remained is the difficulty to remove body hair. No matter how expensive the razor, wax strip, shaving cream or moisturiser, my skin blew up with rashes and itches almost immediately after using any of these methods.
The first time I used this product I went off the instructions that said to simply wipe off the cream with a wet cloth, after finding this completely ineffective I almost wrote this product off completely, a couple of weeks later I decided to try this again as shaving was still bringing me out in bumps and rashes. I decided to use a loofah filled with shower gel to almost exfoliate the cream and the hairs off, this resulted in completely hair free zone with the exception of a couple of small hairs.
My legs did not take to this method what so ever and resulted in the same effect as shaving if not worse, I have now started lazer hair removal on my legs as this seems like the only option. Hair removal on my underarms this way has proven completely incredible and I now swear by this method.
I have tried using this method every other day however I have found the hairs need to be left around 3-4 days to grow long enough for this hair removal to work. The effect of this lasts only the same as shaving however so far I have experienced no ingrown hairs or rashes under my arms.
If your skin is quite sensitive this will probably work perfect for you however if it is very sensitive like my legs for example you may experience itching and rashes.
The smell is something I can cope with, however it is not what I would call nice and happens to remain on the skin. To solve this issue I have found after the hair removal to wash with a soothing body wash/cream that has a strong smell to it then once out of the shower, pat the skin dry and use a moisturiser that again has a strong complimenting smell to the body wash. I find this fully disguises the smell and for me that is a small price to pay for such an incredible hair removal for such a small price.
If you''re looking to spend minimum price, look in your local pound shops or Morrisons, Pound Stretchers or Asda to get this for only 99p but ensure you are buying the sensitive version as I have heard there is a dramatic difference.
*This review may contain references to delicate lady parts that some readers may find offensive, due to where I used the cream. I'm very frank, and whilst I try to avoid too much crudeness, I do like to give a full and honest review. You have been warned.
I'm quite a hairy person. On top of that, I have the unfortunate combination of very pale skin (from my ginger dad) and very dark thick hair (from my half-chinese mum). This results in the fact that, even immediately after shaving, my dark hairs are visible just below the skins surface, and with my hair being generally in very good health and very quick to grow, shaving is, at best, a temporary measure that lasts only a couple of days. The regrowth also, inevitably, itches like crazy!
Waxing, I really can't stand - it hurts like mad, and (viewers of a sensitive disposition look away now) nobody wants lady parts with the goosefleshed bald appearance of an oven ready chicken. I don't look right after waxing, I itch like mad after shaving - there must be some better way!
Enter Nair Sensitive Hair Removal Cream, purchased for a fiver for 200ML tube from Boots. This cream doesn't involve any shaving of delicate areas with sharp blades that nick the skin, or any vicious yanking out by the roots. In fact, if the instructions are to be believed, you simply slap a bit all over the area you want to be hair free, leave it for a wee bit, and rinse off.
The packaging does state that 'Clinically & dermatologically tested, the formula is gentle enough to use on legs, bikini and underarms.'. The instruction leaflet within however does add a warning 'Not to be used on the genital and perianal areas'. It might have helped if I'd read that first really, but I'd already slapped the faintly floral scented cream (which is white, thick, and has the consistency of slightly hardened mayonnaise) all over my lady parts fairly liberally by the time I'd even read the leaflet. It was marketed as sensitive though, surely it couldn't do any harm!
The instructions recommend leaving this put for 5-6 minutes, and for no longer than 15. After six, I'd already had enough of lying still with my bits covered in goop, and a small rub of an area with my finger revealed that, actually, the hair did seem to have broken down, and pulled out from the skin with no fuss. I proceeded to take a shower...and then laugh my backside off.
This cream has a rather amusing effect on the short and curlies - and showering after six minutes revealed that effect in all it's glory. After being hit with the warm shower water, my pubes were wonderfully straight and hung down like a silky curtain. This was a phenomenon I had never experienced before, and once I'd recovered from the paroxysms of giggles, I returned to the job in hand - getting this hair off my body. Now, the packaging advises not to 'rub or scrub' the hair off, but my hair wasn't coming off without some assistance - just rinsing it was't doing the trick. However, a very light non-scrubby stroking removed all the hairs which seemed to have been weakened, leaving me hair free around my lady garden.
Whilst that was hair free, the poor plug hole required some thorough cleaning afterwards, which was a minor inconvenience. My skin felt soft after this treatment, and there was no irritation of any kind, either immediately after usage or during regrowth. Whilst I used maybe a quarter of the tube the first time, subsequent applications required only a modest smear to maintain the results.
Overall, I'm pleased with this - it worked wonderfully leaving me hair free in the places I wanted to be, with no irritation of any kind, and was easy to use. I'm not sure this would be possible to achieve without at least a little of the prohibited rubbing or scrubbing, but I'm definitely happy with the results.
Generally, when it comes to hair removal, I am a shaver and this is mainly because I don't like to wait for the hairs to grow long before I remove them. However if I am going on holiday and don't want to have to shave all the time or for special occasions when I want to be extra smooth (and have the time to faff around with cream) then I do use Nair Hair Remover Cream.
About the product
The Nair Hair Remover cream that I use comes in a tube a bit like a toothpaste tube with a screw on lid. The tube is pink and white in colour and on the from states the product name, that it is for all hair types and the claim that it is 'for radiant, silky-smooth skin. On the back are the instructions for use (in English) and what I assume to be a list of ingredients but I cant read it because it is in Chinese or something although this is probably because I get my Nair from Poundland and I suspect if you bought it in Boots or somewhere similar you would get the English version. There is also a caution to avoid contact with the eyes and any irritated or broken skin, and it informs you that the cream can be used anywhere except 'around eyes, in nose, ears or on breast nipples, perianal or vaginal /genital areas. Personally I use it on my legs up to and including my knees and on my forearms.
Back in the day when I was younger and seemingly had more money, or perhaps was just less cautious with my money, I used to use Veet hair removal cream but when I saw this in Poundland a few years ago I switched to save a few pennies because as far as I am concerned it does the same job. The only downside to the Nair compared to the Veet is that the Veet I used to buy came with a 2 sided sponge, on side to apply the cream and one to remove it, whereas with the Nair you just get the tube, but I have overcome this by buying a cheap two sided sponge which I use just for this purpose.
The cream itself is quite thick and is a pale pink colour. Another downside to this cream is that it smells unpleasant but I think this is a common scent among hair removal creams and it does really linger on your skin and in your bathroom . Unfortunately the instructions do clearly state that you should just shower off with lukewarm water after using this and not use soap. Therefore I tend to apply this a good few hours before I am going anywhere so that I can reshower later on to get rid of this scent and make myself smell lovely again.
Applying the product
As with most skin care products this one contains a warning that irritation or allergic reaction may occur with some people and advises that you do a skin test before use. After you have established that this product is ok for you application is very simple - you apply a thick even layer of the cream over the area of skin where you wish to remove hair but do not rub it in. After 5 or so minutes you remove a small area of the cream and if the hair comes away then you can remove all the cream and if it does not then you wait a little longer, however it explicitly states that you should not leave it on for more than 15 minutes. Once you have removed the cream (and hopefully the hair) you wash in lukewarm water but as I said above you are advised not to use soap and also not to rub the skin.
I use a 2 sided sponge when using this product, the 'normal' side of the sponge I use to apply the cream and then the harsher side (a bit like the kitchen sponges you get) to remove the cream and hair. Although it does say you should not rub the skin I think that to remove the hair properly you do need to rub it a little bit but that is my personal opinion and I am not suggesting that anyone else does that.
I find that it generally takes me about 5 minutes to fully apply the cream which is fine but I must confess I do tend to get very bored waiting around in the bathroom for the product to work before I can wash it off - 10/15 minutes of waiting can seem a long time in the bathroom on your own.
Every time I have used this product I have been pleased with the results. The hair comes away and my skin is left feeling very smooth, although I'm not sure about 'radiant' as the tube claims. My skin tends to stay completely smooth for about a week before tiny little bits of hair come through and I usually need to shave about 10 days after using this product so I think the results are pretty good.
I think this is a good product that works well and as I continue to find it at my local Poundland then I will continue to buy it as I think it offers good value for money. One tube will last me for 3 or 4 removal sessions of my arms and legs. This product is also available in pharmacies, supermarkets and online but it much more expensive there. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to have a smooth skin without any effort for a week but just be prepared to sit around the bathroom for a while.
I give this product 4 out of 5 because it does work really well but it loses a point for the smell and the faff of applying and waiting (I am not a patient person!)
I purchased a sachet of this hair removal cream in my supermarket for £1 and was pleased that it came with another one free so I had two applications.
I am currently pregnant so first I performed a patch test and waited 48 hours as advised and was pleased that no reaction occurred.
I wanted to use this on my bikini line and face which is why I went for the sensitive version, plus being pregnant I didn't want to use anything too harsh on my skin.
I applied the cream to the areas I wished to remove hair and it is easy to tear the sachet and squeeze the cream out. It is also not too runny so it stays in place. The smell is quite strong so make sure you open a window! Once applied I waited 5 minutes and tested the area. On my face the hair is fine and blonde so came away very quickly. On the bikini area I waited another 5 minutes then hosed it off with the shower and was pleased that the hair came away quickly and easily. I found it came away much easier than previous supermarket own brand hair removal creams I have tried.
Afterwards my skin felt smooth and not tingly or sore in any way.
The only thing that would improve this for me would be if it came with a cream to apply afterwards like some other brands. This is not because i was uncomfortable, but more for piece of mind that you can apply something soothing to counteract the chemical boost you have just given your skin.
It is quite a few years since I have used Nair. I have has some bits lasered and tend to use a razor for others. I decided that I would continue with the razor on my legs but try the cream for the more personal one. No need for underarms as that is the lasered part.
Having read a few reviews I was a bit concerned as people are talking about burning and stinging and I don't remember that from years ago. Nevertheless I bought a box and decided to give it a go. I paid £1.99 for 100ml at a local chemist so I am afraid I have no idea if that is normal or what it will be anywhere else. Having checked Amazon it is selling there for £2.49 so result!!
The first thing that came back was the smell - it is still just how I remembered it. The cream was quite thick and I was surprised to see that there was not a spatula to apply it as I am sure there used to be. When it went on it stayed where it was and did not move around so I was not worried about a strange removal pattern.
The instructions are clear - apply evenly, leave for 5 or 6 minutes, test a patch to see if it has worked, leave for a little longer if not but no more than 10 minutes, rinse off, gently towel dry, do not rub, do not use soap - the end.
I went through this process and was quite pleased. I would not say it was totally smooth and that every hair had gone, but there were a lot of smooth areas. It did not hurt and the only downside was that I felt I could smell the cream for quite a few hours afterwards.
The packaging is a little bit dated and I don't think it has changed much over the years. The box and the tube are pink and white with blue writing. It is made clear that the cream is for sensitive skin and the instructions are also clear. They are on the box and tube so there are no excuses for making a mistake. It does say not to use on the eyes, ears, nipples or genitals and warns that if there is stinging then it should be removed right away.
There is a full list of ingredients but nothing to say what each one does.
I will give this four stars as it did remove most of the hair and did not hurt at all.
INTRODUCTION AND PRICE
I first came across Nair Sensitive Hair Removal Cream, whilst looking through Poundland when it first opened. I always wanted to try a hair removal cream but was unsure because of the larger price tags and not many suitable for my over sensitive skin. So when I saw the recognised brand, Nair were selling a sensitive hair removal cream for all types of hair for Just £1, I took the chance. I now see them often marked as £1 in selected supermarkets and stores.
Simple, bland box, easy to store and very informative packaging.
Nair sensitive hair removal cream comes in a white rectangular/cuboid box with a faded pink wiggly line down the side with the simple Navy blue Nair hair remover logo, on the front stating a delicate fragrance and dermatology tested.
On the sides of the box they have all of the information of who can use it, where not to use it, instructions, test patch, ingredients, cautions, contact details, recycling information, use within 12 months of opening, 100ml. All the informative information you would usually receive in the booklet but more.
Upon opening the box I received a leaflet and a squeezable toothpaste style tube with a white screw top which also contains a lot of information on the reverse side. Easy to squeeze, used after a few uses on selected areas.
It is advised not to use in hard to reach or extra sensitive areas such as near the eyes, in the nose, ears or breast nipples also in the genital areas. If you use near any of these regions be VERY careful it can sting.
If you get it in any unwanted areas, rinse thoroughly as soon as possible.
Keep out of reach of Children.
A small test of hair removal cream should be carried out 24 hours before fully applying the cream, encase of allergic reactions even if you are a previous user. How to test patch: place a small amount of hair removal cream near the area of testing leave for 5-10 minutes before washing off with a warm damp cloth.
Wait 24 hours as this is a sufficient amount of time that reactions generally occur within.
DIRECTION OF USE
- Smooth on the cream in a thick, even layer covering the areas you would like to remove the hair from.
- Do NOT rub in.
- Leave for 5-6 minutes and try and wipe away a small area of hair with a damp warm cloth, if the hair isn't removing easily, leave for a maximum of 10 minutes in total and wipe away with a warm damp cloth.
Before using the product, opening the tube you are greeted with a small delicate fragrance as listed on the front of the box itself, I applied the even layer of cream to the areas that I wanted to remove hair from, ex. armpits, legs and another area (being very careful)
As the time 5-10 minutes went by, there was an odd smell filling the room, it was almost a strange burning smell, I must admit it was a little off putting and made me quite cautious.
BUT I was delighted with the results; After washing away with a damp warm sponge/flannel/cloth it is important not to itch or scratch the areas as they can become sore, but you shouldn't feel the urge to. I was left with radiant, smooth, soft, silky skin without any hair. I am very pleased from this product and have stocked up on it. I often get an irritation after shaving so this is a delight to use unfortunately and unwanted smell to clear from the room afterwards though!
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Calcium Thioglycolate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Ceteth-20, Silica, Parfum, Citronellol, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Camellia Kissi Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, CI 77491, CI 77492.
Made in the United Kingdom.
The skin on my legs is very sensitive and I tend to get shaving rashes. They are so sensitive that I can't put any sort of cream on during or after shaving because my legs will flare up and go really sore. So I decided to purchase some hair removal cream. For something you can only get maybe 3 showers out of I didn't want to spend the £8 odd on the cream so I opted for this version. It didn't come with a scraper which was it's main let down I think.
On testing the product I put a relatively generous amount on each leg and waited to 6-10 minutes before showering.It does NOT smell pleasant but from memory, I don't think any do.
After waiting 8 minutes I got into the shower. With no scraper you just wash it off however you have to rub with your hands as it might aswell be glue!
My legs felt very soft however on drying my legs I found that alot of my hairs were still there and that most had just been shrunk into dots on my legs.
My overall opinion is that this is a perfectly fine product but it would be better with a scraper. I think more hair would have come out.
Until recently, I have tended to just shave my legs, although as I suffer from sensitive skin, shaving too frequently can really irritate it. I was not too keen on waxing, and found epilating too be too uncomfortable, so in the end I decided to try hair removal cream. I bought this when it was on offer in Asda to £1 a tube, which I have since realised was a bargain for it.
The cream is quite easy to put on, as it spreads over your skn really easily which makes getting an even coverage very achievable. The first time I used it, it smelt quite pleasant and floral, although after subsequent applications from the same bottle, the cream has acquired quite a distasteful odour about it, to the extent where I now have to use it near an open window to even tolerate it! I usually put it on my legs and my upper lip, and I usually leave it for about 7 minutes on my upper lip and about 15 minutes on my legs. In order to wash it off my upper lip I wash the area of my face with warm water; to wash it off my legs I use a sponge and some water and it comes off easily. My favourite part about using this cream is that it leaves your skin feeling wonderfully soft after use. As I have already mentioned, my skin is very sensitive and I have had no problems at all with this cream at all.
I have used the cream 3 times, and I think there is enough left in the tube for one more application, so it does last for quite a while.
Hair removal is something that us ladies have to endure. I tend to stick with basic shaving but I do suffer with very sensitive skin and therefore often end up with irritated legs after shaving. Also, I tend to find that within a few days they need doing again and therefore it is not really brilliant time-wise - I can think of better ways to spend my time! I do own an epilator but they are rather painful so I am often on the lookout for new ways to remove unwanted hair.
I first used Nair hair removal cream at my mums house before a night out. I believe she had the normal one of this rather than the sensitive but when I was shopping in Asda a couple of months ago I found the sensitive version (alongside the regular version) of this selling for just 97p a tube. The tube was 200ml in size and the packaging is very slightly different to that shown above so I imagine it has had an upgrade since the picture was added. It is worth noting that similar products from the Nair brand are retailing at over £5 on the Superdrug website so if you can find this in an Asda then grab it as it really is a good price!
To use the cream you simply apply a thick even layer over the skin where you want the hair to be removed and then leave it for 3-5 minutes. I find the cream easy to apply and to cover my whole legs only took about a third of the tube so it does represent good value for money in my opinion. Now, the smell isn't the best. I bought the slightly fragranced version of this thinking that it might smell better than the original version but it doesn't particularly! I cant really describe the smell other than saying its a thick, musty scent. It isn't too overpowering but it isn't exactly pleasant either.
Whilst the cream is working my skin never feels sore or irritated and to be honest you cant feel a thing which is good in my opinion as I hate having itchy skin. You are advised to test a small area of the skin to check that the hair is being removed before rinsing the product off but it is made very clear in the instructions not to leave on longer than 5 minutes. I can also vouch for this as once I applied the cream twice in the same day as all of the hair hadn't been removed and my skin was quite red and sore.
Rinsing the product off is easy and it is recommended that you simply use warm water with no soaps or shower gels. I find that the product washes off quickly and the unwanted hair goes with it. I find that the cream works much better on longer hair and you wont end up with unbelievably silky smooth results. It removes longer hairs (2mm) really well but anything much shorter it doesn't seem to work as well on. Also, finer hair seems to be more difficult to remove. However, my legs do always feel smooth after use they just don't feel quite as smooth as when they have been shaved. Once I have used the cream I can remain confident that my legs are smooth for around 5 days before I need to think about hair removal again.
This cream does not irritate my skin in any way. It is good value for money, quick and easy to use and I will continue to buy it. It does seem to be a kinder alternative to shaving for me and for 97p I really cant complain!
I have always been conscious of the hair on my arms because it is really dark and thick so much so that I actually hated my arms. A few years ago someone suggested using Nair hair removal cream so I did and have used it ever since.
I buy the Nair cream from superdrug but it is widely available. You can buy it in chemists or in supermarkets now. The prices do vary quite a bit so its worth shopping around and stocking up when they have deals on.
I normally pay between £2 and £3 for a tube so its not so bad. A tube normally lasts me about 3 applications so it lasts a few months (not sure if it would last as long if you were doing your legs though.
The cream comes in a rectangular box you can get Nair for normal or for sensitive skin you can also buy Nair that is specially made for your bikini area.
The cream is easy to apply and works very well. I have tried other cheaper brands and they have not worked as well and have left patches of hair so not very attractive!
When I use the cream I simply unfasten the lid and then spread it evenly over my arms. I then have to wait for 10mins and then just wash the cream off.
While you are waiting you cant really do much because if you do you risk wiping the cream off. It is also best to do it while you have no clothes on the area you are doing I have done it before by rolling the arms on my jumper up but ended up getting the cream all over the top. It does wash off but obviously best if you don't get it on at all.
The cream is very good if you have sensitive skin it is really gentle on your skin and will not irritate it. When it comes to washing the cream off I usually just use a sponge and run the water over my arms and the hair just normally comes away with the cream. Afterwards I just moisturize my arms and the look great.
The cream does have a certain smell about it which is not a particularly nice smell but its not bad either it just smells a bit like chemicals not a nice perfume scent.
The cream can easily be stored away for next time as it just comes in a tube with a lid that can re-seal so you can just store it away in a drawer until the next time you use it.
I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who has unwanted hair that needs removing.
I have tried many hair removal products in the last few years including razors, hair removal cream, epilator , even laser and was beginning to think I would never find a product perfect for me!
My friend told me to try nair and I was a bit apprehensive as I had used Veet before and it left me itching my legs for days!
I bought a nair cream from bodycare for 99p which was a bargain compared to what I paid for veet (£3.70). I read all the instructions which are pretty clear and explain you can use the cream any where on your body except private parts and face. The cream is white and has quite a strong smell which was of putting at first. I went ahead and applied a layer to my legs. (don't rub the cream in) . I left the cream on for 6 minutes and then did a patch test (as it explains on the box) the hair seemed to come away easily so I removed the rest of the cream. (if it doesn't come away you can leave for longer but don't exceed 10 minutes) I used the shower to rinse it off and a wet cloth to help.
All the hair came away but my legs werent silky smooth, they were slightly rough when I rubbed them. I was a little disappointed but decided to keep using the product for the next month to see if results improved. I didn't have any itching like I have had with other creams which was great but the smell of the cream did stay for a while even after I had washed my legs later in the day. (don't wash straight after as it tells you not to use soap after)
I used nair again around 6 days later and the results were the same. However towards the end of the month I noticed my hair growing back a little slower than shaving and finer and as I continued to use it my legs did become smooth after each use. I have used this product for around 18 months now and I am really pleased with the results. Takes a lot longer than shaving but definitely worth it if you keep using it. I have also started buying the nair hair removal cream with baby oil (in white and purple packet) this does exactly the same job but smells sooooo much better!
Give it a go .. for 99p its worth a try!
I have very sensitive skin and shaving irritates me quite alot and oviously waxing and eplilation is not a idea I can try so though the least invasive hair removal would be cream but oviously I have to be wary there so to see nair for sensitive skin was amazing. Off I went home and tried it straight away. Patch test went wellnext day my hubby helped me apply it to make sure I didnt miss any part, well after 5 minutes I felt a slight irritation, kind if itchy but thought nothing of it, 2 minutes later my legs felt. On fire so I washed it off to find my legs bleeding, nit just bleedung but alot more than a shaving cut. My legs stung and no matter what I tried I couldnt stop it. I ended up hospital with ut. I was not impressed what so ever, no way was this meant fir sensitive skin nor did it smell nice, so yes ut took off hair but it also took bits of skin and drew blood, never ever will I use any nair products again
I purchased the "Nair Sensitive Hair Removal Cream" a few months ago, following a particularly nasty episode of shaving rash that had occurred to my legs after using an extremely harsh razor. I felt that my sensitive skin would perhaps respond a little more positively to something other than a razor for a while, and purchased the Nair product purely on the basis it has been formulated for sensitive skin.
I paid around £3.50 for the boxed product, which contains 100ml of the hair removal cream in a plastic tube. I thought this price reflected reasonable enough value for money and I have seen a small range of Nair products available to buy in drugstores such as Savers and Superdrug.
Full instructions are provided with the product so I was in no doubt as to how it should be used on my skin. It is advised to carry out a "Patch Test" on my skin to ensure it wouldn't react with the product, and instructions are provided on how to do this. I am also advised on the product's box that this test should be done 'Before Each Use' of the product.
I did this and suffered no irritation or sensitivity during the test, so assumed the product was compatible to use with my sensitive skin.
To use, I have to apply the Nair cream in a rather thick layer on the skin's surface, ensuring that all hairs are covered. I found this didn't take very long to do, and the plastic tube dispensed the cream evenly and quite quickly, thanks to its flexible material, which makes the process quite easy. The cream feels very cold on my skin, and this took a little getting used to. The worst thing about the application process in my opinion however, is the disgusting smell that is evident throughout this time.
Unfortunately, I found the strong smell lingered in my bathroom long after the hair removal process was complete, and I was able to detect it for several hours in my home long after the cream had been used. This is a shame, because the aroma is rather vile and disgusting, being completely chemical in its fragrance, and being strong enough to almost induce a tear in my poor eye. Hilarious then, that the product's box carries the description "Delicate Fragrance"...!! I would wholeheartedly disagree with this claim, but this is rather what I had expected, given my past experiences of using hair removal creams and their assortment of unpleasant odours.
The cream has to be left on the skin for 5 or 6 minutes before testing a small area of the skin to see if the hairs come away easily. If it does, you can remove the remainder of the cream from the skin, but I tend to find that I need to leave the cream on for another few minutes before I am satisfied that the hair is coming away properly........ Or so I thought, at first. The first few times that I used the cream, I assumed that I had not left it on for enough time as the 'testing process' seemed to indicate that the hair was not coming away properly. Thus, I always resorted to leaving it on for another few minutes before removing it all, as instructed. It seems however, that this is in fact as good a result as one can expect - that is to say, that even when additional time is allowed, the cream does NOT effectively remove all of the hairs that it has been smothering. Some are removed yes - most even, I would say, have been removed but most definitely NOT all. This result allows for a rather 'patchy' end result that is not at all suitable to me, particularly if I am planning on wearing a dress or a skirt. Thus, I need to dig out my shaving foam and razor and give my legs a going over with these tools to ensure a hair-free end result. The performance of the Nair cream has subsequently led me to the conclusion that it does not work particularly well at removing hairs as promised and I cannot trust it, as a result. I actually still have about a third of my tube remaining as I have lost faith in the product and have chosen to use a razor and shaving gel in recent times instead of using the Nair cream. It feels like rather a significant waste of time to use such a product as a hair removal cream on my legs if I need to follow the process by shaving them with a razor.
On the plus side, I didn't feel the product was particularly harsh on my sensitive skin. To clarify, I found that it did cause my skin to tingle slightly when the cream's 'waiting time' was almost up, although this tingle did not turn into a burning sensation or anything of the sort, which IS something I have experienced with other hair removal cream products that I have used before. After rinsing the cream from my legs, I noticed that the rather unpleasant 'tingling' feeling was still present and this did continue for a short while after use, before subsiding completely. I found that using a good quality, unperfumed body cream product on the area helped it to feel soothed and rather nourished, and this too chased off the annoying tingles.
A short time later, I noticed that the skin on my legs looked rather 'blotchy' with unsightly red patches appearing around the knees, almost as if a rash was forming on the area again. This blotching did subside within a few hours however, and was not present the following day. Taking everything into account, I do feel that the Nair Cream IS formulated for use on sensitive skin, as the product did not react overly negatively with my hyper-sensitive skin, nor did it cause any unpleasant 'flare ups' of my eczema. I don't think it is the most gentle, nourishing product that could be used on sensitive skin of course, but again, in my experience, hair removal products are EXTREMELY harsh on any type of skin, so those of us who suffer already can expect to suffer a little more by using such a product.
In summary, I would not buy the Nair Sensitive Hair Removal Cream again. For me, it didn't perform well enough at removing unwanted hairs, and I found the aroma to be quite disgusting. I could put up with the smell, perhaps, if it was a convenient product that worked well and made my life easier, but sadly it is none of these things and I can only really award it one star in the product rating score, as a result of these negative findings.
I've always hated shaving. Even the thought of it sends shivers down my spine so when I saw nair hair removal cream in my local pound shop I decided to give it a go. Must admit it was the worst pound I ever spent.
I decided to give it a try before going for a shower. The instructions stated that I should put a thick layer over the hair. So I did this on my arms, legs and bikini area. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It was so strong I had to open a window as the smell was making me gag. So as stated on the instructions stated I left it on for 6 minutes and tested a small area but I could still see visible hairs on the area I tested so I left on it for another 5 minutes and tested another area. Still hardly any hair on the spatula provided. The instructions stated I should not leave it on for any more than 10 minutes and by this point it had already been on for 11 minutes but I decided to wait another 2 minutes and remove the lot.
So I used the spatula, which was the only useful thing in the pack, and removed the rest. It came off easily enough although it was quite messy so I'm grateful I chose to remove it in the shower.
Once all the cream had been removed I looked at my legs. I'm not a hairy beast however I have dark hair so all the remaining hairs were very visible and I could still feel stubble. Needless to say I decided to wear tights that evening. Not only that but I could still smell hair removal cream even though I had washed it all off. I tried in vain to cover the smell with deodorant and perfume but even sitting on the bus that evening I could still smell myself.
I usually wax my legs but seeing as the weather is freezing I am mainly wearing jeans and leggings at the minute and so I've just been shaving once a week.
I had some of this hair removal cream in the bottom of my make-up drawer as my friend had left it at mine a few weeks ago so I decided to use it up. As instructed on the tube I did a patch test the day before and after 24hrs had no bad reaction to it. I used it last night after I'd had a bath. It was easy to use and I simpy spread a thick layer of it all over my legs and left it on for around six minutes.
The cream is like a lotion sort of texture and it is white and quite thick. It's a littlle greasy but it spread over my skin well. I needed a few large blobs to cover both of my legs and the cream was easy to dispense as it comes in a squeezy tube. The first thing that I didn't like about this was the smell - it smells like garlic, in my opinion and very chemical-like - the smell actually made me feel quite sick to be honest!!
Around six minutes after applying the cream my legs felt quite irritated and sore, like someone was sticking pins in them or something. I washed it off straight away and was pleased to see that my legs were hairless, although there were a few small strands left so I did need to give my legs a quick shave which was actually quite painful as the cream had left my skin feeling like it was burning. After shaving my legs they weren't too red and despite the cream causing me some minor discomfort I was pretty pleased with the results and my legs felt nice and smooth.
This morning though I woke up in pain and looked down to see lots of red scabby looking blotches all over my legs, especially on my knees. It resembled the stubble rash that my boyfriend sometimes gets after shaving and it was soooo ugly, lol. Luckily it has calmed down now and it isn't painful any more, but I am confused as to why my skin reacted like this when I did the patch test correctly.
A 200ml tube of this retails at around £5.00 for anyone wondering but I wouldn't recommend it. It left my skin sore and red despite the fact that I did the patch test and it smells gross too. Yes it removes hair, but I'd much rather shave or wax than use this again.
Formulated with Camellia Oil and Ylang-Ylang, Nair moisturises and exfoliates your skin while removing your hair / Leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth to the touch /