Wednesday, 22 June 2011
Veet EasyGrip Ready-to-Use Wax Strips review
I used ready-to-wax strips years ago and found them less than effective, failing to remove leg hair reliably. My expectations of the Veet strips were quite low accordingly, and I was very pleasantly surprised.
I found these live up to the claims of grabbing and removing all the hair, even quite short ones - they have an improved bit to grab hold of before yanking them off, and they are a lot stickier than the strips I last remember using which I think has resulted in better hair-removing ability. Each strip can be re-used a few times until stickiness is lost; I find I can use each strip three or four times before it ceases to be effective (I reactivate the stickiness by folding in half inwards (wax to wax) and then pulling apart before reapplying to the skin).
The wax does leave a bit of residue on the skin which requires oil to remove. The strips come with cleansing wipes which are mineral oil based and work perfectly well to remove any residue although I personally prefer to use a plant-based cleansing oil. I didn't experience any redness or irritation after using the Veet Wax Strips (I was sent the variant for sensitive skin).
I only use this wax on my legs, and the pack of 20 strips does two half leg treatments for me. I'll continue to use Nads sugaring solution as my usual leg hair remover, but I'll be picking up a pack of these for my holiday to pop in my suitcase.
Disclosure: PR sample