Hi, I’m domncroxd (butyoucancallmedom), and I’ve got peach fuzz.
It can be embarassing because I’m a girl. The last thing I want is to put a razor to my face or my epilator, so I thought that I’d be stuck forever with peach fuzz. When I was in my first year of uni, I saw a friend of mine using Nair’s Hair Removal Cream and I thought, “OK, maybe there is hope!” I bought the one meant for sensitive skin but ended up with burns on my face : ( *(read on to find out how ksuan felt when she saw my face back at uni). It’s alright, they’ve healed and all but I seriously don’t like peach fuzz. So when I finally saw Palmer’s No Blade Brush-On Cocoa Butter Facial Hair Remover, I thought that maybe this time depilating wouldn’t hurt as much.
It comes in a 75g/2.7oz bottle with a brush applicator. The applicator reminds me of those old school white-out brushes. What you’re supposed to do is wet your face thoroughly before brushing on the depilating cream. It’s a really firm brush with long plastic bristles.
Don’t rub it in and leave it for 4 minutes, max 5. You then use the spatula to help remove the hair or a warm washcloth. This cream has Vitamin E and cocoa butter to help leave some moisture on your skin.
So I guess you’d like to know if it works, right? Well, it does work if you leave it for the 4 minutes.
I’ve used it several times already, and every time I use it, I cringe because it really hurts. It stings my skin after the hair is removed and if you leave it on for more than 4 minutes, you may seriously burn. It happened to me when I tried to get rid of the peach fuzz just on my cheekbone and I really got it scabbed up. Last night I used it on my upper lip and left it for only 4 minutes, only to be greeted with the same burning feeling after I washed off the cream. My skin also kinda feels numb, but not pleasantly so.
So basically, I have smooth, hair-free skin but it’s red, painful and itchy. It also dries up your skin like nobody’s business and I was flaking at the corner of my mouth for a while. Me and my oily skin! Flaking!
I guess I’m hesitant to recommend this because of my skin reaction, and if you’ve got sensitive or thin skin, you may really want to stay away from this. While peach fuzz is irritating, I think that I personally may be making a huge fuss out of nothing – after all, I’m still recognizable as a woman and am definitely no Wolverine. Just be careful while using it – I started feeling the burning/itching sensation and immediately knew I should wipe it off. I think that while this depilating cream does a great job of melting off the hair (as it should do), it ate away at my skin too so I am not really happy with this.
Currently retails at RM20.80 on discount or RM26.00 at Watson’s. Just be careful if you do try it, and remember that spot tests on your arm will not indicate if your facial skin can take it as facial skin is so much more sensitive. Unfortunately you do have to spot test on your face. If you use it and it burns, ensure you’ve got some soothing toners around (those sans alcohol) and a good moisturizer. A good moisturizer will help your skin heal better as well.
Here’s a list of the ingredients:
Water, cetyl alcohol, calcium hydroxide, thioglycolic acide, ceteth-20, mineral oil, sodium hydroxide, fragrance, theobroma cacao seed butter, limonene, geraniol, cinnamil aldehyde, SLS, tetrosdium EDTA, tocopheryl acetate, quaternium-15, CI77492.
* OH and yes – MSN conversation with ksuan:
lol so many blablabla drafts
btw, palmer’s, OUCH
and i remember the day you used nair on your face pretty clearly
“suan ow ow suan it hurts ow”
“i thought you used the sensitive skin one”
“… this sensitive skin one is not meant for face it’s meant for legs”
“… oh crap”
– Dom – says:
but this one is meant for faCE
ya i have the blahs
i used it again yesterday
…when did i use nair in front fo you?
not in front of me
i came to visit you after you first used it
and you were really pink and blotchy
i asked what happened and you told me, said it hurt
Yup. That’s the story, nearly 3-4 years ago.