Hair-Free Skin

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Monday, May 19, 2014
Bikini season is coming! Time to get rid those unwanted hairs. I'm going to share a temporary method that I regularly do every twice a month. Depilatories, more commonly known as hair removal creams, work by breaking down the hair's protein structure so that the hair comes out of the skin easily when you rub off the cream.

nair pretty hair removal soft raspberry
Nair Pretty Hair Removal Cream in soft raspberry

Product description: A delicious smelling formula sensitive to the needs of younger skin, enriched with added moisturisers with a delicious raspberry fragrance, this cream works in as little as 4 minutes to leave skin silky soft.

This is my favorite hair removal cream in Indonesia. LOL! You might hate it but I've got no other choice as it's the best I can find in the drugstore. My first hair removal cream was Veet, but to be honest, 'Indonesian' Veet stinks, I really hate the smell, it stays on my bath room for hours! It made my skin dry and again, stinky. I heard they relaunched the product, with new formula, better packaging and spatula. But would I try? No, thanks. I read from the unsponsored review, it still smells awful and even stings the skin.

During my stay in Singapore, I ran out of hair removal cream, so I went to buy one. Sorry for forgetting which one that I got, but it was from Nair for sensitive skin and it was so damn good. It came with a free pink spatula that I admitted was the most amazing spatula I've ever used (talk about that crappy green spatula from 'Indonesian' Veet).
While when I stayed in New York, I prefer using the one from Veet. Yes, it is completely different from 'Indonesian' Veet!! I bought it at CVS, and was happy because of its great size! On top of that, it is CHEAP. Muahaha! The joy of shopping in the States! FYI, 'Indonesian' Veet costs me around IDR 20k (equals to USD 2) per 25ml for one time usage on my legs and arms area. While the US Veet contains 400ml and you can buy it for only USD 9!

nair pretty hair removal directions
Once again, you must follow the exact directions!

Let me quote the cautions:
Irritation or allergic reaction may occur with some people, even after prior use without adverse effect, therefore test before each use by applying product to a small part of the area where hair is to be removed. Follow directions and wait 24 hours.
If skin appears normal, proceed with full application. Do not use on irritated, sunburned, inflamed or broken skin. Do not use on face, around eyes, in nose, ears or on breast nipples, perianal, or vaginal/genital areas. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.
ingredients of nair pretty hair removal
The ingredients.

What more can I say? Using hair removal cream is easy and painless. It is unlike razor blade, no nicks and cuts. With shaving, stubble would resurface within two or three days. You might say, go for waxing then, but hey waxing is extremely painful! I actually have a high tolerance on pain, well, I do facial, chemical peeling, whatsoever, I can say they're like moderate pain. Meanwhile, waxing is 9 out of 10 for me (though it depends on which area you wax). I swear, using hair removal cream is what I prefer. The result lasts longer than shaving anyways. A week of smoothness sounds pretty good, doesn't it?

nair pretty hair removal creamnair pretty hair removal cream after
Testing out a small area on my arm. Click to zoom!

Remember not to soap your skin after hair removal. Don't use a body mist or anything that has perfume in it! Instead, I recommend you to spray Avène Thermal Spring Water. Wait at least for 24 hours if you want to use body mist. Alternatively, you may spray the perfume to your clothes. Please note that it is important to exfoliate your skin no matter what method of hair removal you choose to prevent ingrown hairs!

All in all,  I do recommend this brand to those who are new to hair removal. Don't worry that the grown hair will grow back normally, neither thicker nor darker. Really normal.

What I like:
  • nice fruity scent
  • moisturizing ingredients
  • gentle for sensitive skin
  • suitable for legs, bikini and underarms
What I dislike:
  • parabens detected (methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben)
Price: IDR 80k

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IU - My Old Story.

Have you listened to IU's new mini album titled A Flower Bookmark? I am not sure if I like this album, it's kind of a different genre to what IU usually sings. All of the songs are apparently a rearrangement of Korean oldies. However, I like the MV!
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67 comments on "Hair-Free Skin"
  1. Hi Mitch.
    Useful and interesting review
    Kisses
    Maggie D.
    The Indian Savage Diary

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  2. Nice review..I am gonna check it out :)

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  3. I haven't seen this brand in my country but I usually use waxing (^^;)

    I love that IU song! I just heard it this morning and I'm happy to see you're featuring it, hehe~

    http://itsme-hanie.blogspot.com

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  4. I tried a Veet cream like this but it didnt work for me maybe this will :)

    http://steph-g.blogspot.com/

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  5. I think I should try this one ! Thanks for sharing :)

    Chic Swank

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  6. Thanks ! It is really a great post. Painless hair removal cream is very much wanted among the woman. There is no doubt that Veet is an amazing hair removal cream. I prefer this product and use whenever remove hair from the skin. I also happy to give some useful tips for the solution of skin aging. Obagi nu-derm kit is the best way to control the signs of aging. Use it regularly and stay young forever.

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  7. Ah, Nair is better than Veet in my opinion :) I too changed to Nair because of Veet's smell as well :D

    Bloobs Blurbs II

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  8. HAHA! thank you so much for the IU update dish! is that kangminhyuk i see on the video? HAHAHA.. woah btw, call me a caveman or whatever, but i have never known such cream exists! one questions though, does the hair come off by itself or you have to use that spatula thing to smear the cream out all over the skin surface then, wait, then scrape off the cream and the hair would come off? (super curious)

    puddingme.blogspot.com

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    1. My pleasure, dear! Nah, he's not Kang Minhyuk CNBLUE. He recently made a cameo on You're All Surrounded :D About the cream, you need to remove it using a wet wash cloth after a few minutes. They don't include a spatula, but it doesn't matter since you can wipe it off easily with wash cloth. Then voilaaaa, your skin will be super smooth!

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  9. I don't shave and waxing takes too long and is very sticky, so I love cream! Lovely post!

    Personal Blog: http://missycurious.blogspot.com

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  10. Great review! that really seems to be great product except for the parabens :"
    Aaaa~ IU is a great singer! love her in dream high :')

    cheer, michelle
    http://livedreammagic.blogspot.com/

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  11. I have been using Nair and Veet now for as long as I can remember. Love that they moisturize and get rid of unwanted hair! Thanks for sharing this detailed review.

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  12. very intresting post ^^ i have to buy something like it ^^

    my blog

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  13. I do love a bit of Veet sometimes. Shame there are different versions! I prefer waxing, and I don't find the pain too bad, so will be sticking (sorry) to that for the time being.

    rosemaryofelephants.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, all the versions we have in here sucks :( Ahh.. I wish I could tolerate the pain of waxing like you!

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  14. Hi, sweetie! <3
    Thank you for your nice review! Sounds good~ :)

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    Rinako

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  15. Great that it works for you! My hair is too stubborn for this :(

    xoJules
    http://forvanityssake.com/

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  16. Thanks for the review! I've been wanting to try this <3

    Sweet Madame Blue

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  17. Thanks for sharing! I also use Nair and it works really well :) xoxo
    www.fashionphases.com

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  18. It seems like a good product! it's time for me to try it!

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  19. I really like the idea of depilatory creams but they've irritated my skin when I used them in the past. Maybe I should give this a try as it's been years since I last used one. Thanks for the review!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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  20. Great review! I've tried the Veet one recently, and I think it works pretty well~ I'll have to try the Nair one soon, too ^^ Thank you for sharing<3
    -Kiyomi xx
    kokorosasa.blogspot.com

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  21. i need to revisit trying Nair. i did a long time ago. sounds great.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  22. Never heard of this product - thanks for sharing. Great review! :-)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. I've always wondered how well these hair removal creams work. Thanks so much for this post!

    xo, Britnee
    themodelcachet.blogspot.com

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  24. I used Veet products many years ago and I remember the smell would linger on the room as well. For some reason the same company will change the products depending on the country and sometimes for worst. This one seems good and the fact that the hair grows back normally is good.
    Very nice review and thank you for commenting on my tag post. Reading those are always a fun way to know more about people.

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    1. Too bad the return policy doesn't work in Indonesia :( Thank you for visiting back, dear!

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  25. Hey!
    Ive heard these cold creams make the skin darker with time, is that so? and indian Veet stinks too :/
    Just stumbled across your blog! Followed you as well!! Love the stuff you post here! Please do stop by my fashion blog & follow it too! :)
    -Love, Madhumita

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    1. I haven't experienced darkened skin because of this cream thus far. I'm sorry to hear that Indian Veet also stinks. It's probably the same Veet we have here in Indonesia :(

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  26. It's been so long since I've used Nair! But I need to give this product another try. Great review!

    A•Mused Blog

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  27. i think this is better than hair wax..and it has lovely fruit scents..omg i want to try!
    xoxo,rika
    riikaag.blogspot.com

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  28. I love nair as well, it's soo easy!

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  29. I've only used Veet. I've never taken care of body hair but I'm planning to start a waxing routine soon. If I like being hairless, I think I'll commit to laser hair removal instead :)

    Beauty By Tellie

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  30. I used to wax, but now have switched to shaving because it's easier to just shave in the mornings. I may have to try this type of cream - something that lasts longer than shaving would be great!


    xo, Dolce
    www.mydailysweet.com
    If you're a fashion, lifestyle, or beauty blog, let's keep in touch! Leave me a comment and I'll check you out.

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  31. I tried hair removal cream years ago but I was allergic - thinking of trying a few brands and doing spot tests. They seem so easy to use!
    http://scarlettsmua.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  32. I've heard of the regular nair, but I've never heard of scented nair!
    lexi @ thelittlebrunette.com

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  33. Hi!! I use to use this product & it worked very well..but there was a point that when i finish using the product it will leave my legs with black dots of the hair so i stopped using...also it smells really bad..lol...lucky that yours smells good.
    Very nice review! Take care!!

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  34. For some reason, i have a blockage when it comes to Nair cause my mom used to use it and it smelled so bad!! I'd have to try it again, looks like they've come a long way!

    xx Hélène
    www.FashionOverReason.com

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  35. This is a really good review, I have actually been toying with the idea of trying Nair since a friend suggested it to me a long time ago.. this is the just the push I needed - i'm going to purchase some to try this week sometime! :)

    http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/

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  36. I need to give this a try again! my first time using a dep was an epic fail haha i have such thick hair..great for the eyelashes but terrible for the body

    Ali
    Pretty in Python
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    1. If you have thick hair, then you should put the cream a little longer but not more than 10 minutes. My legs hair is thicker than my arms, but it works great :)

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  37. Oh wow I love that it has a raspberry scent as hair removal creams usually smell quite foul! xx
    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

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  38. I've never tried hair removal creams. When my mom was my age she used Nair and it said it stung so badly! It's been 30 years since then, though, so I'm sure the formula has changed. Now that I hear you used it without pain I might try it out! I HATE shaving and have even contemplated saving up for laser hair removal as my skin gets welts if I wax (so painful it's unreal). This sounds like an excellent time saving alternative!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

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    1. If it stings so badly, then probably she has a very sensitive skin and it's advisable not to use it when it stings. I want to save money for laser hair removal too, but always fails LOL! So for now, I will just stick to depilatories :D

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  39. My hair grows fast and I've once tried this popular hair removing cream brand and after a day it was growing fast. But I'd love to give this one a shot too ;)


    xoxo,
    Gelleesh.com

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  40. Looks like a great product but I was not to fond of all the chemicals used.

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  41. I tried Nair when I was in France. Made in France, but it wasn't a good experience. It smells similar to Veet they produce here in Indonesia and it didn't remove my hair properly! This one looks wonderful whyyyy

    Aww I love IU but I haven't checked out her new songs, thank you!

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    1. I love IU too, her voice is so calming! Perfect for lullabies :D Yes, you should probably give this a try, the smell is wayyyy better than Veet :)

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  42. It can be a good option who like depilatory creams. I like to use epilator

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  43. Have you heard of the saying, "French women don't shave?" I am one of them. I would love to use this product, though. kisses! www.chicfromhair2toe.com

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  44. I haven't tried this before, thanks for your recommendation!

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  45. I haven't tried this one, great review!
    Thanks for stopping by! xoxo

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  46. This is interesting, but I've always been afraid to try Nair! It seems like it would be harsh to me.

    -- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

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  47. I've tried nair products but not this scent, may need to give it a try :) they are great xx

    www.lovetostylexo.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. Ooh, that's a very interesting product! I love anything that smells like fruit. :)
    Too bad, i think it's not available here in my country. :(

    www.beautychapter.net

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  49. Hi Micth, it's weird.......I'm pretty sure I left a comment a few days ago on this post, but I can't find it :S
    Anyway, it looks like a great product, and I think the advantages outweigh the disadvantage of having parabens! I'll definitely give it a try! Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you have a happy week ahead<3

    x♥x♥

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  50. Oh very interesting, looks very good!
    The IU song is very cute!
    xx

    www.sakuranko.com

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  51. i used to use depilatories back in high school but never perfected my method (and burned my skin in the process far too many times)! but thanks for sharing your review!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

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  52. You know what the reason I don't use these types of cream anymore because of the smell! Yuck! I still remember that awful stench from Veet. That was the only one I used but the smell alone was that bad I just gave up and started waxing instead lol!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  53. Such a great detailed review. I usually use wax.
    Beautetude

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  54. oooo it looks like it will work well but I have had a bad experience with these creams before. Maybe products are better now haha

    http://pebblepenn.blogspot.com.au

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  55. i tried Veet before, this is a new brand for me.
    am not sure if it's available here in the PH but this looks promising.
    :)

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    Ms. Kei

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  56. oh my god thank you so much for the exfoliation tip!! I always get ingrown hairs and i never knew why!!!!

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  57. I didnt even knov this stuff exists hahahah, I loooove review it has everything included :)


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  58. Sounds interesting... should try this too

    http://coco-colo.blogspot.de/

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