Hair Removal with Natural Products? Try Veet Natural Inspirations! #Canadian #Giveaway

by Bonnie Way

5 Minutes for Mom contributor Bonnie Way recently tested out the new Veet Natural Inspirations products; while she received the products for free to test, all opinions expressed are her own.

Summer Smooth Skin

Body hair is a topic few of us like to discuss. It’s taboo, or at least embarrassing, something we want to get rid of with as little pain and trouble as possible. So when I saw Veet had a new line of natural hair removal products, I was interested. I wanted to know if natural products could actually do the tough work of removing body hair. Here’s what I found out.

I’ve never waxed before (it always sounded too scary), so I thought I’d start small with the Veet Natural Inspirations Facial Wax Strips. Even for a beginner like me, these were really easy to use. Simply rub the strips together between your fingers, separate them, smooth them onto your upper lip or chin, and then yank. Okay, it hurt a little bit, but it got the job done! The perfect finishing wipes quickly smoothed away any excess wax and helped leave my skin soft. I was really impressed with how smooth my face was after waxing.

My success there gave me courage to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream. Now, Veet hair removal cream is a product I tried about a decade ago when I was traveling in Australia. I couldn’t find razors there, so I grabbed a package of Veet and headed back to my hostel. The burning results soon after I applied it had me washing it off, leaving it in the showers, and searching more seriously for a razor. Now, Veet does recommend that you test their products on a small part of your skin before using them. So I did that with the new products and had no adverse reactions.

I applied the hair removal cream to my underarms, read my book for three minutes, and then washed it off again. And smiled at the results. I hate shaving my underarms; it’s uncomfortable and leaves them looking red and blotchy. Well, no more ugly underarms for me! Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream left my underarms looking picture perfect. It was quick and easy, painless and perfect!

So I did my legs. Again, near-perfect results. I really liked how my legs came out feeling and looking smooth and silky. I wouldn’t say that it lasts 2x longer than shaving for my legs, but it offered comparable results (without razor burns or nicks).

Finding a chance to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax was a bit harder. During the summer, I wear shorts a lot, so I didn’t want to let my leg hair grow as long as necessary to wax. My husband, however, is always teasing me about my bikini area and I hate shaving there because of the terrible razor burn I get. So I sat down one night to try the wax. (It couldn’t be any worse than shaving, right?) My only complaint here was the amount of time it took to warm up the wax and stir it to a smooth consistency–probably a good fifteen minutes (I did it on the stove as I didn’t have a microwave).

Once the wax was ready to go, it was easy to apply and a quick yank again took care of the hair. My bikini area looked great (just in time to start summer swim lessons with the girls!), without any itching or discomfort later. For me, this is a great product to use once in a while for serious hair removal (maybe at the end of the winter) and for my bikini area, but I’d probably stick to the other products for weekly use.

After the results I had with the hair removal cream on my arms and legs, I decided to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Facial Cream Kit. I thought it was cool that this kit came with a gentle finishing cream. Quickly I applied the cream and began timing. Then I noticed the tingling. Uh oh. Yep, my skin wasn’t happy. I scraped it off and washed my face, but the tingling stayed. I tried putting on the finishing cream, and the tingling got worse. So I washed that off and slapped on some fresh aloe. When my husband came home soon after, he immediately noticed my red face and I sheepishly confessed I’d given myself a Veet burn. I applied more aloe before going to bed, and the redness subsided within an hour, although the tingling stayed for another day (and two more applications of aloe). So I recommend following the directions on the product, and always trying a small amount first on your skin, even if you’ve used other Veet products before. I’ll stick to using the Facial Wax Strips for my face.

Overall, I was very impressed by the new Veet Natural Inspirations product line. I’m also happy that a company is recognizing women want natural products and delivering that. I read the ingredients in the Sugar Wax and I knew what everything was–and I was amazed that those five ingredients together could pull off my hair.  The wax products contain 95-100% naturally sourced ingredients. All the Veet Natural Inspirations products were easy to use and, with the exception of finding out that my face is very sensitive, left my skin feeling great and hair-free. I was really happy that I tried all of the products–I’ve definitely found a few new products to help with my beauty routines.

Canadian readers have a chance to win a complete line of Veet Natural Inspirations products! Use the entry form below and tell us “Which product you are most excited to try?”

 

   



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Bonnie Way is a freelance writer, editor, blogger, mom and wife. She has three daughters, ages five, three, and newborn, who take her to parks and read books with her and help fold laundry. When she's not hanging out with them or working on her computer, she enjoys rock climbing, scrapbooking and reading.

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1 ginette4 July 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

I’m excited to try the sugar wax

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2 anne July 15, 2014 at 11:12 am

The hair removal cream.

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3 Jessica T July 15, 2014 at 2:33 pm

The facial cream kit

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4 Amanda Sakovitz July 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

The facial cream kit

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5 Elena July 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm

the facial cream kit

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6 nicole dz July 15, 2014 at 5:34 pm

I would love to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax. This stuff looks awesome for summer time. Just what I need.

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7 DEBIJOT July 15, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I would like to try the sugar wax.

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8 Glogirl July 15, 2014 at 10:39 pm

I’m interested in trying the Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax.

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9 Karine July 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm

The sugar wax! Never used that before!

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10 lori b July 15, 2014 at 11:34 pm

sugar wax for me

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11 Kristi Sorg July 15, 2014 at 11:36 pm

The sugar wax sounds absolutely awesome! I really want to try that

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12 Yuen C July 16, 2014 at 12:45 am

Im excited to try the suar wax!

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13 sarah sar July 16, 2014 at 2:16 am

i want to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax

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14 sarah jackson July 16, 2014 at 5:49 am

Veet hair removal cream

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15 angela m July 16, 2014 at 10:51 am

I am excited to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream
thanks

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16 vickie couturier July 16, 2014 at 11:28 am

hair removal cream for legs

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17 Belinda McNabb July 16, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax

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18 Tammy Dalley July 17, 2014 at 12:23 am

Sugar wax looks great

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19 Chris Stockford July 17, 2014 at 12:25 am

sugar wax would be my pick

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20 Amy C July 17, 2014 at 2:11 am

I would like to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax.

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21 Alanna July 17, 2014 at 3:07 am

I’m excited to try the hair removal cream!

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22 April July 17, 2014 at 3:30 am

I’m most excited to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Facial Wax Strips.

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23 Wendy July 17, 2014 at 4:49 pm

I’ll try anything with sugar in it!

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24 Angela Saver July 17, 2014 at 6:25 pm

I am excited to try the Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream!

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25 Eldon July 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm

The sugar wax!

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26 Tammy S July 18, 2014 at 9:08 am

I would like to try the sugar wax. Sounds interesting

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27 natalie yeoman July 18, 2014 at 11:44 am

i like the veet sugar wax the best

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28 Sukki24 July 18, 2014 at 1:09 pm

The Veet Natural Inspirations Hair Removal Cream sounds good

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29 Kathy stevenson July 18, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I would like to try the sugar wax.

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30 roger simmons July 19, 2014 at 2:38 am

My wife would like to try the Veet Inspiration Cream

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31 Amy M July 19, 2014 at 9:20 am

I’ve just recently begun to develop an old-lady mustache, so I think the hair removal cream might be my choice!

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32 Courtney July 19, 2014 at 5:31 pm

The sugar wax

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33 Karla Sceviour July 19, 2014 at 6:09 pm

Veet Natural Inspirations Sugar Wax

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34 jenn huey July 20, 2014 at 12:10 am

I am looking forward to trying the Veet Natural Inspirations Facial Cream Kit

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35 Mary July 20, 2014 at 10:12 pm

I would really like to try the VEET Naturals inspirations hair removal cream and the sugar wax

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36 danielle July 22, 2014 at 10:57 am

I’d like to try the sugar wax

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37 Mishka Tolentino August 12, 2014 at 3:30 am

I’ve been honey waxing and tweezing for years and have read from http://www.enhancementscosmeticsurgery.com/ouch-body-hair-removal-methods-avoid/ that it actually caused my dark chicken skin. I’ve tried Olay cream though but it was a let down. Thanks for your Veet sugar waxing firsthand review. I’d try it to see for myself.

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