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Treatments (Face) - Sally Hansen - Creme Hair Remover for Face

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rated 2.4(88 reviews)

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  • 34% would buy again
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rated 1 of 5 top reviewer on 2/11/2015 3:56:00 PM More reviews by katautumn

Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

I used this once with no problem, although I noticed it didn't really get the hair below the hairline. I have mostly peach fuzz above my lip line, but there are some coarser, dark brown hairs sprinkled in. I usually pluck those, but I really wanted to eliminate the peach fuzz as well. I noticed I had stubble and dark black "specks" where the hair just burned off at the surface of the skin, but not to the root. It looked like I had gnarly blackheads all above my lip. I did notice I didn't have any irritation, though, which was good.

Four weeks later I needed to do it again. Just as before I did not use any lotions or facial soap prior to the treatment, or after.I left it on eight minutes. Rinsed the product away. The following day I noticed a bit of puffiness and redness to the skin, despite using the soothing lotion that comes with the kit immediately afterward. The day after that the redness to the skin went away, but was replaced with about eight small, but very red and painful, bumps and the lip line of my upper lip is burned. Like the skin is crusty and stinging and obviously discolored. Five days later I am still sporting a burned upper lip and nasty pimples above it. I'm so disappointed. Oh, and my upper lip is on fire.

I'd say if you have sensitive skin like I do, don't waste the small amount of money on this product. And even if your skin isn't sensitive, this won't remove all of the hair. If you have dark, coarse upper lip hair you will have five-o'clock shadow stubble.

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rated 4 of 5 on 9/20/2014 11:36:00 PM More reviews by fellee

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Overall it's pretty good, but I swear every other time it works perfectly with no pain and no redness. But then the next time i do it, it's incomplete and still stubby after I put it on and remove it and my upper lip area get really red and stings a bit. I haven't tried any other creme remover but this one is decent.

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rated 1 of 5 on 9/18/2014 2:18:00 PM More reviews by ashleyford

Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I had to edit this. I reviewed too fast. A day later and my face seemed okay. Two days later and I am so broken out I am afraid to go in public. It is literally in a beard shape, and I know it is where I used this product. My face burns. I have tiny whiteheads in what feels like every pore. If you have oily or sensitive skin, I beg of you, don't use this even with a 24 hour test. It took three days for my face to look like this.

I feel like Freddy Kreuger. I look disgusting. It took a thick layer of MAC concealed and dabbed on foundation and lots of powder to just get my daughter dropped off at school today. I am considering buying some kind of head scarf and wearing it until my face heals... it is that bad.

If you have acne or ANY bad condition, do not use this. Your skin must be tough as nails for this product.

EDIT again: I emailed Sally Hansen via the form on their website. I am going to include photos of my face with no makeup (not pretty) and even list the medications ect. I am on to try to be of the most help to them. They sent me a questionairre to fill out and a link to pre-pay the postage and said in the email they will reimburse me in other Sally Hansen products if I'm interested. I am going to try to be as thorough as I can, and I encourage anyone who may have been like me and came to these reviews after to see if anyone else had the same issues as them to email the company and let them know if you suffered a bad reaction. The only way they can know is if we tell them, and I really hope they figure out why some people are having awful reactions to this when no other similar products have done this. I am now on day four, and my face is still sore, red, and painful to the touch. It is bumpy all over where I applied the product. Even gentle lotion hurts my face at this point before it soothes, but I have been using it after washing gently (no exfoliation) because it does help soothe it a bit after a few minutes, and my face that is normally oily is seeming to absorb the lotion extremely quickly despite the whiteheads. There are a couple cystic size bumps as well that are deep. I can only think that this may be an extreme chemical reaction and I will be going to the doctor soon if it does not clear up.

If you are determined to use this product, please do a second allergy test. I did the one they suggested in my arm and waited 24 hours. Had I done this on one strip of my face and waited two days I could have prevented this. The utmost care and precaution needs to be taken if you decide to attempt this product.

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rated 5 of 5 on 9/15/2014 2:23:00 AM More reviews by thenamesmerryn

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brunette, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

Let me start by saying that I was extremely hesitant to buy this product because of all the reviews I read on here! I went ahead and gave it a shot because I just really wanted to avoid waxing, and wow am I glad I did.

I had an awesome experience with this stuff. No burning, no redness, nothing expect for what it says it does!!
The only thing I can think of that is giving people problems is if they had used products on their face less than 2 hours before. And honestly, I didn't put anything on my face the night before I used it because I wanted to be extra careful.
Make sure you follow the directions exactly, and spot test before applying to your face!
I'm so glad I found this product, and I truly hope it will work for you as well as it worked for me!

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rated 2 of 5 on 6/19/2014 3:48:00 PM More reviews by Koolkitty

Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure Hair: Other, Other, Other Eyes: Other

I had excellent reults with this creme hair remover the first few times I used it, but my face can be bulldozer when it comes to abuse. I have a pretty hairy face (like lots of peach fuzz, everywhere), so depilitories are a part of the game for me. This stuff really cleared out the hair and worked great---the first few times.

And then one time I had a major reaction to it, red faced until morning with awful stinging. However, I know that was directly related to benzoyl peroxide I had applied not to long before ( a few hours) and despite washing my face it still reacted heavily. And two days later my skin was still senstive to treatments like salicylic acid.

Since I'm a glutton for punishment, I guess, I gave the creme one more chance last night. I made sure to not use any treatment in the previous 12 hours. I left it on for probably only five minutes because I started to feel a slight burn. Thankfully I did not get any redness, but man oh man was my face senstive to products the next day, very painful.

So now I'm done with it. Hopefully I find something much more gentle.

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rated 1 of 5 on 6/3/2014 1:52:00 PM More reviews by PatInSJ

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure Hair: Blond, Other, Other Eyes: Blue

I was hesitant to try a cream dipilatory for my face, but I was tired of daily shaving and thought I would give it a try. It was cheap (less than 10 dollars) and I thought it would be easy. I tried it out the recommended day before, and saw no redness. The next day I applied it to the hair on my chin and upper lip left it on for 3 minutes. The hair seemed to come off my lip, but only at skin level, not below the skin as advertised. On my chin, I had to leave it on for 2 more minutes. After I rinsed it off my chin, the hair was still there, and my chin was red. Some areas were red and swollen, and the next day I had some pinpoint scabs. With the redness and scabs, now I can't even shave off the stubble. My chin looks red and horrible. So bad I am staying home from work today hoping it will get better. I wish I had checked the reviews here before buying it. No ingredients are provided for the dipilatory or the included 'almond cream'. The almond cream was soothing at first, but then it started to burn. It is probably due to the 'almond' fragrance which should not be included in a soothing cream.

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rated 2 of 5 on 3/20/2014 2:11:00 AM More reviews by carolinetransue

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I have normal skin, fairly sensitive. I used to olay cream for my upper lip, but then saw this one and wanted to give it a go. It worked great at first! It is now the day after and the place on my upper lip where I applied the cream is red and it burns. I will not be using this product again. I much prefer the Olay one. It is a bit more expensive, but it is worth it.

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rated 3 of 5 on 3/13/2014 2:33:00 AM More reviews by Lovelaura23

Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

Is okay but I does leave hair behind but it doesn't burn I want to try the olay duo one but I'm scared

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rated 2 of 5 on 3/1/2014 8:50:00 PM More reviews by Christyx3

Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure Hair: Black, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

I tried this on my sideburns. It removed the hair pretty well, but what I didn't take into consideration was that I have tiny hairs on my cheek. Well, it took the sideburn hair and some of my cheek hair too. I'm left with a huge circle patch of bare skin on my face. I should've just trimmed the hair. The smell is horrible, it makes me sick. Would not use again

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rated 2 of 5 on 3/1/2014 11:02:00 AM More reviews by jennc91

Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure Hair: Brown, Other, Other Eyes: Brown

This product is not all that. Yes it causes my upper lip to get a bit red, but it goes away within a few minutes luckily. What I do not like about this product is that it does not remove all the hairs in 3 min. It usually takes me 5 or more min to see results & when I do there is always some hairs left behind. I have what ppl would call "peach fuzz" but slightly darker. Maybe that's the peoblem, but I think Sally Hansen should make a stronger, less irritating product for face hair remover.

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