While facial hair may be en vogue for men, it is an unwanted enemy for women. In my experience, I’m more aware of dark shadows on my upper lip due to wispy hairs than other people I encounter. I’ve had friends laugh at me as I recount my frequent attempts to combat the problem. When I saw that Olay was offering a new depilatory specifically for facial hair, I immediately set about finding it in a store near me.
Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo ($22.49) is a specially formulated two-step system that gently yet effectively removes unwanted facial hair, according to the company. It has been featured in a variety of magazines touting its genius, as it works quickly in less than ten minutes without leaving irritated skin afterwards. The first step in the process is preparing the skin for hair removal by spreading a thin layer of Olay Skin Guarding Balm to the treatment area. This protects and conditions the skin so that it’s less prone to irritation and is smooth and soft afterward. Massage it into your skin for 20 seconds. According to Olay, “effective massage ensures there is a thin layer to keep the Hair Removal Cream from coming in direct contact with your skin, while ensuring the balm doesn’t overly coat any hairs you want to remove.”
Next, Olay Hair Removal Cream is applied on top of the Olay Skin Guarding Balm to weaken and remove hair. Smooth about a grape size dab of removal cream over the guarding balm for the upper lip, but do not rub into your skin. Wait six to eight minutes, but no longer than ten minutes, and then gently remove the products with a cotton ball or tissue. Be sure not to rub vigorously or skin could become irritated. Finally, thoroughly rinse your skin and pat dry. I was able to apply my makeup directly after treatment and attend a happy hour without any redness or irritation within two hours of treatment application. My skin felt so smooth and soft that I couldn’t stop touching it all night long. Olay recommends this product for removing fine to medium hair, which is consistent with positive results in users’ reviews. I have medium hair, which it removed effortlessly. User reviews state that coarse hair was not removed as effectively, but Olay is working on a product specifically for coarse hair.
There are of course other effective methods to remove unwanted hair, such as hot wax, cold wax and ready to use strips, so why should you switch to Olay Hair Removal Cream? Here are a few good reasons:
1. Pain. No matter what kind of wax you choose, it will always hurt, unless you numb the area with ice cubes, but that takes time. Olay Hair Removal Cream, on the other hand, quickly removes hair in a pain-free way.
2. Redness. Wax and all types of epilators are known to irritate to skin. Let’s say that you are about to go out when you look at yourself in the mirror and notice that your facial hair has grown back. You may wax it, but then everybody will ask you what happened to your face…or, you may use Olay Hair Removal Cream and problem solved.
Visit http://www.olay.com/ for more information or store locations for purchase.