There are different hair removal creams for different body parts like the upper lip, arms, legs, underarms, bikini area, etc. The reason behind this is the different type of skin texture and sensitivity of the skin on different parts of the body.
The first and foremost step in choosing a depilatory cream, is to know your skin type and the body part on which you want to use the cream. Hair removal creams not only come in different variants for different skin types but are also different for men and for women.
The function of a hair removal cream for the limbs is different than the function of a facial hair removal cream. This is because the facial skin is much more sensitive and prone to damage as compared to the skin on rest of the body.
Be it any type of skin, you should go for a hair removal cream that has the appropriate pH balance so that it is neutral on your skin and also offers moisturizing. Ingredients responsible for depilation tend to cause burning sensation. However, this sensation is not due to burning of the hair follicles as is the case in laser hair removal.
In all depilatory creams you will find instructions saying that if you experience tingling or smarting sensation, it is not to be used and the product should be rinsed off immediately. This is because of their damaging effect on your skin type. Many creams are known to darken the skin over a period of time. This is because of components like the variants of thioglycolate (calcium, sodium); which is acidic in nature, and hydroquinone.
The following are some of the well-known hair removal creams in the market.
- Revitol Hair Removal Cream
- Veet Hair Removal Cream
- Nair Cream Hair Remover
- Surgi Cream
Revitol is topping the charts everywhere as the best hair removal cream for women as well as men, with high customer satisfaction and many features in it like speedy action, effective epilation, painless and no smarting on the skin. It can be used on any part of the body. Yes, this is the most ultimate feature of this hair removal product. Not only this, it also reduces the thickness and coarseness of the hair on regrowth. Apart from these benefits, the company also claims hair free skin for 10-12 weeks.
Veet hair removal creams have different variants like the hair removal mousse, in-shower hair removal cream, and bikini kit. Users have mixed reviews about the products of these brands with the mousse being very highly rated and recommended by many. On the contrary, the in-shower hair removal cream is reported to remove only thinner hair.
Whatever the reviews state, remember the importance of keeping your skin healthy, and take good care of it.