The Best Hair Removal Products
These five easy hair removal products can all be done in the comfort of your own home, plus they really work.
Whether you have sensitive skin or you don’t have time to make a monthly waxing appointment, this discreet razor will be your savior. Slimmer and sleeker than a toothbrush, the slim stainless steel razor is sharp enough to catch every little hair, yet gentle enough that it won’t leave skin red or inflamed. Use it to clean up small areas, like the upper lip or eyebrows. Simply make gentle, downward passes over dry skin.
To buy: $4 for three, amazon.com.
When you want something that lasts longer than shaving but doesn’t take as much effort as a laser, a depilatory cream is a good choice. Use this one on your bikini line before vacation, and you’ll be fuzz free all week. Soothing vitamin E and shea butter keeps skin moisturized, not irritated. Simply apply it over hair, leave on for five to 10 minutes, and then wipe away with a warm washcloth.
To buy: $22.50, sephora.com.
Streamline your toiletries with this dual-ended razor. One end has a serum-infused blade for legs and the other has a battery-powered trimmer to shape up your bikini line.
To buy: $16, ulta.com.
If just the thought of hot wax being applied to your skin makes your hairs stand up, try this at-home version instead. The wax comes in individual, ready-to-use strips that warm up when rubbed (read: no messy, dangerous bowl of hot wax!) and can be used on your legs, underarms, or bikini area. After removing the strip, follow up with the included finishing wipes to soothe and cool skin. The result: smooth skin for up to four weeks.
To buy: $10, walgreens.com.
Get rid of unwanted hair for good with an at-home laser (yes, this one is pricey, but it delivers long-term results). This one, which uses a precise laser to target the dark pigment in the hair follicle to permanently disable hair from growing back, is specifically designed for smaller, sensitive areas like the face, bikini, and underarm. After eight treatments (one every two weeks), you should see a major reduction in hair growth. Just be sure you’re the right candidate before trying—the laser only works on fair to medium skintones with brown or black hair.
To buy: $299, sephora.com.