Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo


39 reviews

51% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.6

Price: $$$


on 6/6/2015 11:33:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

While I think it is very over priced, it does work. The balm definitely prevents my skin from turning red and irritated. Plus the hair removal part is much better scented then similar products.

on 5/18/2015 2:04:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This is the best hair remover cream I've tried in ages.

I have dark hair and some hyperpigmentation on my upper lip which is obviously exacerbated by having any dark hair there, so removing it is important to me. I can't wax my upper lip (no matter what and no matter how I prep/ treat after, I get a multitude of small pimples afterwards) and shaving is not ideal. Generally I pluck. For me, most hair remover creams cause reactions, ranging from mild irritation and redness to terrible, gross blistering.

I purchased the Olay on a bit of whim (and was redeeming some Shopper optimum points) and I really like it. The package says to leave on for 8 minutes and not more than 10. I left it on for 6. 7 Minutes is probably ideal for me to ensure that all hair is removed.

It was effective in removing almost all of the hair with two wipes. There was slight redness afterwards, but no stinging. The redness dissipated within about an hour.

I would likely re-purchase, as it's the only chemical lotion remover which hasn't given me an awful reaction. I didn't mind the two stage process (wiping a balm on first before the remover lotion) as it took really no time at all.

Make sure to patch test first!

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Other, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I'm not exaggerating when I say I have tried every single method/device under the sun for hair removal. It's been somewhat of a preoccupation and a bit of an obsession throughout my university years. Since I have hair in the usual places, and some not so much, I've been in pursuit of hair-free skin since I hit puberty. When this came out on the market I just had to try it. The price is very, very steep for what it actually is - a depilatory cream for the face. Anyway, the application process is as easy as pie. Put on the protecting balm, apply the hair removal cream, wait up to 8 minutes I believe it was, and wipe off. What could be simpler? Unfortunately, the product did not deliver. The hair grew back within a couple of days, and came back in coarser and darker. Also, despite the use of protecting balm, I still experienced a mild burn to my upper lip area...not a great look! I would not - in all good conscience - recommend this item.

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Waste of money:-( not much irritation, but, not much hair removal either !! Balm makes great lip gloss though.....

on 5/1/2014 11:56:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Great product!
Although I usually avoid hair depilatories on the face (stubble, anyone!), after reading reviews, I decided to give this a go. And although I was originally planning to return it, based on the price, I'm so glad I didn't! I use it almost every 2 weeks. Although I only mix it in with my routine - I still swear by laser, it's the best, this is a great 'in-between' laser treatments. It does exactly what it says - removes hair without irritation. ALWAYS apply the balm first, before you put the hair removal cream on, this is what keeps the skin protected from irritation. I usually leave it just under 10 minutes - voila, no pain, no redness, no hair.

I will re-purchase. And although I was initially very off put by the price tag, I've had one tube almost 6 months, so it's quite good value.

on 3/27/2014 10:15:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This has been my favorite hair removal product so far. It gets the job done and there is barely any burning sensation but there is a tingle but I highly recommend this to anyone.

on 3/6/2014 6:09:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This broke me out. Not just where I used it but all over basically. Little red hives/rash. It worked for sure but since I broke out, I returned it.

on 2/6/2014 2:41:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Followed the instructions and worked perfectly for me! No burning/redness/irritation that everyone else on here did.

Used the "Skin Guarding Balm" on upper lip area, rubbed it in as if it were a lotion, then put the hair removal cream on my finger (as directed) and applied it immiatedly to my skin. I didn't notice a particularly bad smell, most hair removers have that kind of smell so it didn't bother me.

Let it do it's thing for 8 minutes (recommended 6-8), wipes it off with a cotton pad and voila. Perfectly smooth skin. Not only did it remove all visible hair, but I also noticed the texture of the skin there was also smoother.

The only thing I don't like about this product is the price. About $30 CND for 19g? I feel like I'd run out of the removal cream and have a lot of the balm left over. So that seems a bit wasteful.

on 10/19/2013 3:32:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I have tried this twice on my fine,blond upper lip hair....doesn't do a thing for me!
I just noted the remark below about dabbing on the skin protector....will try this next time....

I got a 2pack of this for $3.90 at BJs...

I will update next time I try it...but so far...no good for me

Update....this does not work for me .....

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this stuff! It works miracles. I know it's kinda expensive but you don't need a thick layer for t to work and this is coming from the girl with extremely thick hair! I love this because it does the job and never burns my skin like other products do

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