No matter what hair removal method you use, there comes that annoying time when the regrowth starts. Luckily, there are a few hair minimisers on the market that aim to make that regrowth softer and less apparent as you wait for your next waxing appointment / hunt down that last replacement razorblade you know you have somewhere in the back of the bathroom cupboard.
I recently tried Veet’s new Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser, and I have to say I was pretty surprised. It wasn’t so much that it reduced the hair regrowth (I think this would be more noticeable over a longer period of time on areas that are shaved frequently like legs) but the hair that grew back was so much softer as it started to grow through that I couldn’t help but be impressed.
I’ve tried a couple of products like this in the past and what I’ve found is what you gain in hair minimising, you lose in moisturising capabilities – I remember one being incredibly waxy feeling on the skin and actually quite unpleasant. Here Veet have definitely delivered. I sometimes get dry flaky skin down my shins, especially if I’ve been shaving my legs, and this kept that at bay easily.
You do need to use it every day to see proper results though. To give the the stats Veet gave me, in consumer trials 82% of women experienced longer lasting smoothness within just two weeks. 71% of women experienced softer stubble within 3 weeks, and 79% saw slower regrowth after 4 weeks.
I think substituting your regular body lotion for this on the legs is a savvy move if you want to make hair removal as simple as possible. You won’t notice a dramatic reduction in hair in a few days but over time it’ll help a bit, and at under £5 a bottle (with frequent discounts and offers at Boots / Superdrug) it’s not an expensive experiment.
The moisturiser comes in two varieties, one for sensitive skin and one for normal / dry skin. Both are £4.99 at Boots.