In the past I may have had less than fun experiences with this brand. Why? I don’t really have sensitive skin, but I’ve had issues with painful tingling, redness, irritation and even welts after using regular formulations. And yet… the hair was still there. So, I was a bit nervous about applying this product.
But, I shouldn’t have been so nervous! This is a light peach-ivory cream that comes out of a tube that to me looks very much like a lip balm tube. It even has the angled tip! You just need to spread it a little in a light layer, no need to rub it into the skin.
Now, this is the part that is usually horrible for me. This is when my skin starts tingling, and then it tingles more, and then it starts to hurt, and then I can barely stand it any more and wipe everything off right at the minimum time. And, oh look! I reveal red and irritated skin (sometimes with welts) and there is… still… hair there. Arg.
But, that’s all in the past. This stuff tingled very mildly, and really it was just enough that I knew something was on but not any more than that. It didn’t escalate and it didn’t hurt. I tested an area at the 5 minute mark (the box recommended 5 to 10 minutes) and guess what? Everything came off. Revealing clear, non-irritated skin that didn’t have hair on it.
Oh, and yes, this still smells like a hair depilatory product. (I think it’s just the active ingredient and can really only be somewhat hidden, despite the best efforts of many companies.) The smell isn’t overwhelming, it really didn’t seem too bad to me. I could only smell it while the product was on and didn’t linger on my skin.