Even though there are many hair removal methods like threading, waxing and epilating, nothing stands a chance against hair removal creams because, drumroll please, they are absolutely pain-free!
Many of us suffer from low pain tolerance and hair removal creams are a Godsend for us. We can look fabulous without even a fraction of the pain. And hair removal creams have plenty of moisturising ingredients that make our skin feeling as soft as a baby’s bottom.
Top 10 Best Hair Removal Creams For Women
After a lot of trials and research and a looooot of talking to my girlfriends, I have arrived at this list of best depilatory creams for women.
1. Veet Hair Removal Cream
Veet is a brand that has become synonymous with unwanted hair removal creams in India. So it comes as no surprise that the Veet Hair Removal Cream is Number Uno.
- You can effectively remove hair in just 3 to 6 minutes.
- Your skin will feel supple and moisturized for 24 hours after hair removal.
- It is infused with aloe vera and vitamin E.
- Veet offers many variants of the product for normal/sensitive skin and with ingredients like lotus milk, shea butter and infused with fragrances of flowers like lily and jasmine.
2. VWash Hair Removal Cream
After the success of their feminine hygiene products, VWash has now launched their very own unwanted hair removal cream.
- This product is specially formulated for use in the bikini line. This means that it is a very mild product. And you can try it on other parts of the body if you have sensitive skin.
- It is infused with natural chamomile extract.
- It does not contain parabens.
3. Anne French Hair Removal Cream
Anne French is an age-old brand that my grandmother recommended to me. I was looking forward to my 12th grade farewell and was too scared of waxing.
- You can use this product on your arms, underarms and legs.
- It leaves your skin feeling soft, fresh and odour-free after hair removal.
- The product comes with a double-action spatula.
- Removes hair in 7 to 10 minutes.
4. Fem Hair Removal Cream
Fem has been around for as long as we can remember. It is regarded as a very feminine, mild and flowery brand due to all the extensive branding and marketing.
- Fem hair removal cream makes your skin feel soft and radiant after use.
- It starts working quickly. You can remove the hair in 3-6 minutes.
- Product is neatly packed in a tube and comes with a spatula.
- It can be used on your arms, underarms and legs.
5. HipHop Hair Removal Cream
Most of us have not even heard of this brand as they don’t believe in advertising. This brand relies on word-of-mouth to market their product and it seems like so far this has worked pretty well for them.
- This hair removal cream needs just 5 minutes to remove even the finest of hair.
- It is infused with charcoal for deep cleansing.
- It has a very pleasant fragrance because of advanced masking technology.
- You can use this product on your arms, legs, underarms and bikini line.
6. Naturence Herbals Hair Removal Cream
As the brand name itself oozes of natural ingredients and ayurveda like stuff, you should give this brand a try. What’s better than natural ingredients?
- The product is infused with vitamin E.
- Aloe vera is the main ingredient in the product.
- The product starts working in 5-7 minutes.
7. Everteen Hair Removal Cream
Feel ever-youthful by using this cream to remove unwanted body hair and get ready for that dinner date you’ve been looking forward to.
- You can use this product on your bikini line, underarms and other sensitive areas.
- It has a no harsh smell formula and the composition is very mild.
- Leaves skin feeling soft and clean.
8. Elois Hair Removal Cream
This is a great hair removal cream from Elois that you guys must try especially now that you are all quarantined.
- Product is infused with vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients.
- Skin feels fresh and soft after hair removal.
- Product comprises 100% natural extract.
- It also has a no smell formula.
9. Nair Hair Removal Cream
With a medicine like packaging, Nair hair removal cream is a good buy for your basic depilatory needs.
- This product is infused with baby oil.
- Skin feels silky-smooth after hair removal.
- You can use it on legs, hands, bikini line and underarms.
- It removes hair in 5-6 minutes.
10. C-Fon Hair Removal Cream
There are so many brands of depilatory creams available out there, so it does not hurt to try them out as who here is without unwanted hair?
- The product can be used on hands, legs, underarms and bikini line.
- It removes hair in just 5-10 minutes.
- It removes the finest and most stubborn hair effortlessly.
Tips To Remember If It Is Your First Time
Doing anything for the first time can be scary. No pun intended. Here are some tips and tricks you can use to make sure you enjoy your first unwanted hair removing experience and more importantly that no rashes turn up the next day.
- Make sure that your skin is completely clean and dry before applying depilatory creams.
- Before applying the cream generously all over your legs cos you read that that helps you remove hair quickly, do a patch test and preferably wait 24 hours to rule out any concerns.
- Always choose the sensitive version no matter which brand you choose. Especially since it is your first time. Even if your face skin type is normal, choose the cream for sensitive skin until you become a depilatory cream veteran.
- When the time to remove the cream comes, always gently wipe it off using the spatula that comes with the cream or a towel. Never try to rub the cream off.
- Always follow the leave-in time prescribed on the package. Don’t exceed it hoping that it will make the hair looser.
- Never reapply the depilatory cream on the same spot in less than 2 day intervals.
- Make sure your hair has grown up to the required length before trying to remove it using hair removal cream. Very short hairs may not come off.
- Skin irritation is the first concern when it comes to these creams because of the chemicals in them. So make sure you take good care post hair removal.
Benefits Of Using Hair Removal Creams
There are obviously many advantages other than being pain-free to using these depilatory creams. Let us take a look at them.
- It’s quick and easy. Just read the instructions on the pack and leave the cream on for as long as you are instructed to and voila! You can remove all the hair.
- These instant hair removal creams come in different fragrances and you can choose your favourite. These include aloe vera, rose, jasmine and every other feminine scent on the planet.
- Unwanted hair removal creams are available easily. You’ll get it at drugstores and these are definitely not as expensive as epilators or parlour waxing appointments.
- It is pain-free. Although I have already mentioned it, this deserves its own point.
While there are so many advantages, there are some demerits as well,
- Since the hair is not plucked from the root, the hair grows back much faster. So you are forced to use such depilatory creams more often.
- Hair removal creams contain pretty strong chemicals and they are needed for that hassle-free hair removing experience.
- Many users have reported that prolonged usage of such hair removal creams causes skin darkening.
Now that we have explained both sides to you, make a choice. Choose one of our best hair removal creams for women, or check out some great epilators that you can use instead.