Hair Removal : Depilatory Creams – A Home Hair Removal Solution

We would all love to splash out our monthly earnings on day-trips to the spa, being pampered head to toe like celebrities. But let’s face it: as most modern, budget-conscious women will tell you, this is not always a sustainable option.

If this is ringing true for you, then opting for a simple home hair removal product, like depilatory cream, could be the answer. Firstly, the difference in cost can be staggering! Likewise, there is the convenience of being in your own home, not having to make an advance appointment, and the added element of privacy. Lastly, some depilatory creams can take effect in as little as five minutes, which is perfect if you need to spruce yourself up last minute on the way to work, or out for a romantic evening. Below we take a look at the different depilatory cream options, and offer some tips to help you achieve sleek, smooth legs like the pros! 

What is Depilatory Cream?

Depilatory cream works by dissolving the hair just below the surface of the skin, which can then be washed or wiped away, providing safe and pain-free results that lasts twice as long  shaving.


Let’s start with the basics! Smooth legs are a must-have when leaving the house, but there isn’t always time to wax, let alone make a detour to the salon. Depilatory cream can leave you with up to four days of smooth results. What’s more, some creams can even be used in the shower. Simply apply the cream, wait for the indicated time, and rinse away. Smooth legs in the time it takes for your conditioner to set? It doesn’t get much more efficient than that.


You might wonder whether depilatory creams are suitable for more sensitive areas like your bikini line. The good news is, they are! However, the skin around your bikini area can naturally be more sensitive and more prone to irritation than the skin found elsewhere on your body. For this reason, you may wish to consider a depilatory cream formulated for sensitive skin. Veet® sensitive skin products contain enriching ingredients such as Aloe Vera, specially added to quell any irritation you might feel. However, when in doubt, it’s a good practice to test your cream on a less sensitive area first (like on your leg), before moving on to your bikini line.


Unwanted facial hair is perfectly common, but it can be an embarrassing issue for many women. You could always opt for a precision waxing tool, but if you are looking for a totally painless solution, then Veet® has a specially designed Facial Hair Removal Kit perfect for removing pesky hairs from your chin, upper lip, and cheeks. The face is another area prone to sensitive skin, so Veet® has also included a gentle Finish Cream to give you sleek results that will certainly have you smiling as you leave the house!

Depilatory creams are a great at-home option if you are looking for quick, painless and cost effective hair removal solution! So why not save your next big trip to the spa for when you really deserve some TLC, and become a hair removal expert in your own home? Besides, with the money you could spend on appointments, your next trip to the spa might include a full body massage!