Quarantine certainly has a lot to answer for, and while there’s many things we’ve had to let slip during lockdown, grooming and beauty treatments are high up there. As a result, we’ve well and truly reached the need for the best hair removal cream stage of isolation!
While it’s not the most pressing issue during the current climate, a little self-care goes a long way and, in some ways, our bodies can benefit from the break. Be it healthier hair through less bleach and heat styling, or allowing nail repair and regrowth.
That said, there is one beauty regime some of us just can’t do without – hair removal.
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Probably one of the least glamorous and slightly more fear-inducing beauty treatments, hair removal is definitely one usually best left to the professionals.
But before you recoil in horror at the thought of stripping wax from your nether regions, or leaving behind an unsightly shaving rash, we’ve rounded up some super home remedies by way of the best hair removal creams.
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Why we love it: It’s not the cheapest in this list, but it’s certainly less costly than a series of laser hair removal treatments! Offering something a little different, the Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow cream is a clever hair-minimising daily moisturiser designed to help slow down hair regrowth after waxing and shaving.
If applied daily, and ideally after shaving or waxing, the cream helps to stunt future hair growth by targeting it with its inhibiting ingredients. Ingredients such as a botanical complex of Liquorice extract, Caffeine and Horse Chestnut seed extract.
What’s even better is that it also makes for a fantastic moisturiser and will leave your legs silky smooth whilst simultaneously targeting regrowth. To top it off, it has a delicate citrus scent unlike the unfavourable smells we have come to recognise with traditional hair removal creams.
£6.19 | Buy now from Superdrug
Why we love it: This has to be the holy grail of hair removal and from a brand many of us will be familiar with. With a host of hair removal products on the market, Nair’s offers something for everyone at a highly affordable price.
Whether you are blessed with naturally fair, easy-to-remove hair or more coarse stubborn stubble, Nair TOUGH HAIR Hair Removal Cream is one of the brand’s bestsellers and will leave you with smooth results that last for up to seven days.
What’s more is it’s super simple, efficient and effective. Just smooth on and leave for the desired time depending on the thickness of your hair – once ready simply rinse and wipe off in the shower. No lasting odour and no spatula/scraper required – ideal!
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Why we love it: If you’re looking for a luxurious treatment that gives the best of both worlds, the Skin Doctors Hair No More Hair Removal System Pack takes a two-pronged attack in the fight against fuzz. Get super-smooth legs with the two-step system that includes hair removal cream and hair growth inhibitor spray.
The cream works by dissolving the proteins that naturally grow your hair, for a soft and smooth finish.
The inhibitor spray then weakens the hair’s reappearance by entering the pores of your skin, saturating the hair bulb and preventing it from returning to growth, so you are left with hair free skin that’s insanely soft to the touch.
It may be pricier than the other treatments but it certainly has that spa feel about it, and if you shop around there are some great bargains to be found.
£6.75 | Buy now from Superdrug
Why we love it: We were a little sceptical about this hair removal cream, having not come across the brand previously, but it was shockingly good! You’ve got to time it just right – if you have coarse hair you’ll need leave it on for the full recommended time – but the results are incredible.
Easily applied with the application spatula before being simple to rinse off in the shower, the WooWoo Tame It is the strongest smelling hair removal creams of all those tested but it’s also one of the easiest, and the results are more than worth it.
£12.59 | Buy now from Amazon
Why we love it: Definitely a firm favourite and a hero product in the hair removal market, the Veet Hair Removal Cream is the perfect choice for those of us with delicate and sensitive skin.
While creams are always kinder than shaving, some can leave a burning sensation on the skin, but not this product.
Its Hydro’Restor formula with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E helps to restore skin’s hydration levels leaving you with super smooth, hair-free skin.
Particularly in those nether areas that are prone to irritation, this cream is great, though it does have the familiar tinge of traditional hair removal creams.
Alicia is a PR consultant and freelance journalist with more than a decade specialising in all things tech. In her free time, when not juggling three children, she writes beauty articles and can be found wining and dining writing food and drink reviews