Sally Hansen • Creme Hair Remover for Face • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||35%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this today and when I got back I instantly checked out Makeupalley. I was so bummed by the rating.
I decided to do the patch test and see where it went from there. There was no reaction so I decided to risk it. Followed the instructions and waited.
And whew! I really really don't want to jinx it but It tingled a bit and then all my targeted hair came off. The smell is terrible but that should be expected.
My skin is neither too sensitive nor too robust. I have broken out from bad products and even lost a piece of skin trying to remove facial hair (nightmare!!) but whenever that happens I'm generally surprised so it isn't a common occurrence. Maybe that's why nothing crazy happened.
I have only tried it once so who knows what the future brings.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my first time using this product. I've read some horrible reviews about it but I decided to give it a try anyway. I have PCOS so with that comes hirsutism and facial hair things like that, and not fine little peach fuzz either its actually coarse dark hair! I got sick of shaving and decided to give this a try on my "sideburns" area and was surprised that I didn't feel a thing! no tingle or burning or nothing at all! at the 4 minute mark I did the suggested check to see if hair came off and a little did so I reapplied the cream to the little area I tested and I left it on for another 5 or 6 mins and then used a damp cottonball and wiped it off and was surprised at how much hair actually came off! there still were some little hairs left here and there but overall took it mostly off. the only thing is my face does NOT feel smooth and hairless as I would have thought, it feels like rough stubble when hair grows back. so to me it was a waste of time and money because it didn't do the trick like I was hoping it would do. I will wait 24 hours and then apply the creme again and see if it takes it all away but I doubt it will. the smell wasn't that bad compared to the stinky nasty smell of nair but it doesn't smell like roses either.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I almost feel bad writing a positive review on this after reading all the horrible experiences people have had with this product! But this product works really well for me and for once I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before purchasing!
I bought this because I have very light peach fuzz on my upper lip area. Honestly, it's hardly noticeable, but I tend to wear heavier foundations and I found they were clinging to the hairs, and it was really bugging me. I tried plucking but it took forever since the hairs were so thin and light, and I didn't want to wax or shave, so when I saw this for only like $6 at Target I decided to try it out.
This is super easy to use -- just squeeze the product onto your finger, apply a thick layer to the area where you want to remove your hair (but don't rub it in), wait 4-8 minutes (I usually wait about 6), wipe off with a wet cloth, and your done! The first time I used this I couldn't believe how much hair came off! It really removed everything and made my foundation application so much nicer in that area.
This didn't burn my face at all, I just felt a slight warming sensation where I applied it, but nothing uncomfortable. I do usually apply the after-care moisturizer this comes with, but I don't find it does anything special, and the way the moisturizer is packaged makes the product POUR out. I usually dip a Q-tip in there and then apply that way so I don't waste product.
I'm so glad I bought this, and this tube will last me ages because it's very big and you don't need much. I only need to use this maybe once every other month, but depending on how dark your hair is, how fast it grows, etc. you may need to use this more often.
One thing I want to mention is read the directions! They clearly state not to use any other products on your face for 2 hours before or after using this product. I think some of the horror stories on here may be because they washed their face too soon before or after using this.
If you have light/thin hair like me, give this a try! I noticed some of the few other positive reviews on this were from people who had light, minimal hair to remove too, so it seems to work well for us at least!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I'm astounded to see how many negative reviews this product got! I've been using this product for my upper lip and chin area for 5 years now. I have thick hair and acne prone sensitive skin and this product is a miracle! I wash off the skin area with some water, dry, then apply the cream for 8 minutes and remove it with wet paper towels and ta-da! Extremely smooth hairless skin. It lasts about a week. I wouldn't use anything otherwise. It even comes with an after treatment (which I skip, but it's nice of them anyways) :D
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Deep Dark Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
DON'T use this product if you like your face!!!
So I bought this on holiday in the US for my chin and upper lip. I'd never used hair remover before so I followed the instructions carefully. I tried in on my inner elbow and had no negative reaction but days later when I put in on my face it burned mildly almost immediately so I only left it on for a couple of minutes before wiping off. It took the hair off but left me with a few bumps which took a couple of days to go so I put the product away. (i tried to use the 'soothing' after cream but it burned A LOT so i just rinsed repeatedly)
Back home in the UK I used it again. It started to burn after 3 minutes. I took it off and all the fuzz went with it so I was very happy. Again a few small bumps but no lasting damage. Still couldn't use the 'soothing' cream though.
3 days ago I decided to use it again. I had just woken up and put it on. It started burning after 3 minutes so I began to wipe it off. The hair wasn't coming off so I left it for another 60 seconds. I wiped again and hair was coming off so i wiped it all off but this time a little skin came off too and the burning was severe!!! I rinsed repeatedly with water- nothing. I got in the shower and doused my face- nothing! A tiny touch of soothing cream felt like fire!!! I turned the water to very cold and ran it over my chin until it was numb. finally a little relief. i tried to use oils to soothe the burn but every tiny dot burned so i just ran cold water over my face and left it.
Now 3 days later my chin skin is burned dark flakes and still sore to the touch. I dare not moisturize, much less make-up and I have many events this weekend. To add insult to injury there is stubble in the burned skin. Something I never get with tweezing or waxing.
This product is DANGEROUS and I will never use it again. I wouldn't take it if they were handed out free. No other product has ever cause me such injury!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I used Sally Hansen Hair removing cream and now my face looks disastrous.I used it last time and i thought maybe i kept it for long time and as a result i got red rashes, so this time i used all instructions and still result is worst.I had red rashes and now it turned in black rough patch.what can be done? and is there any better option? i have problem with threading and Nair as well, Please guide !! :(
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
This is the worst hair remover product I have ever used. The squeeze tube is terribly messy. I left it on for 8-10 minutes and it did nothing except burn and irritate my skin. All the hair was still there. I've tried it on clean skin and also before washing my face at bedtime and it's just awful. I used to use this a few years ago and it worked perfect! It was a darker blue packaging. The formula must have changed which is very disappointing. This is a complete waste of money and time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I really wish I could give this zero lippies. I have PCOS and have a very slight upper lip mustache, it's mostly just slightly dark peach fuzz. I've been using Nair hair remover for the face for a few years now and it's my favorite product. I ran out of my Nair a few days before vacation so I stopped in at Wal-Mart to pick some up, however they were out. I spotted the Sally Hansen brand and figured it'd work just the same so I brought it home. I put some on my lip and left it for the time alotted, I noticed it was burning more than Nair usually did but nothing too sever, upon wiping it off my upper lip was on fire AND their was still noticeable sections of hair that it didn't remove. I figured I'd use the after lotion stuff that came with it and it just make the burning even worse so I slathered coconut oil in the hopes that I could repair some of the damage it did. By the next morning I had a bright red chemical rash on my upper lip, luckily with the liberal use of coconut oil it subsided over that day but I was left with dry, flaking areas of skin around my lip. Everything eventually cleared up over a few days but I tossed the entire bottle, I'll stick to the Nair brand from now on. Stay away from this product!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is a holy grail product for me. I have very sensitive, acne prone skin. I haven't waxed in years because it used to make me break out. This product works great for me. It is inexpensive and doesn't burn my skin or cause me to break out. It gets rid of all of the hair on my upper lip. Don't use this product right after you wash your face, and don't wash your face right after you use it. Don't leave the product on for longer than it says to on the packaging. Doing all of this can cause your skin to burn and stay really red. If you use it like you are supposed to use it, you shouldn't have any problems.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
D: So i went to Walmart and was like "hey im tired of my peach fuzz mustache...why not get a hair removal kit!" HAHA YEA RIGHT, Now i have a red mustache that burns and is numb and i've no idea what to do. Im in so much PAIN ! I tried it once and left it for 3 minutes, not alot of hair came off so i tried it a second time for 5 minutes, the hair came off and so did some of my skin (perhaps) it better not blister ... yay cant wait for school -__- i miss my peach fuzz... i hate my red mustache DO NOT BUY THIS EVIL DECEIVING PRODUCT!