Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips Review

by Visakhi on December 4, 2011 · 52 comments

Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips Review

Facial hair is a nightmarish problem for females.  We try as many methods possible to get rid of facial hair like bleaching, waxing, threading and advanced methods such as electrolysis and laser.  In my search for a solution to get rid of facial hair, I came across Hip Hop Facial Wax Strips.

Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips Review

I was familiar with hair removing strips from Veet which are used for removing hair from the body. Hip Hop designed these strips specifically for facial hair and I like that part. A wax strip which is specially made for face might be gentle and effective and that was my expectation with this product.

Price:

Rs.40

How To Use and Ingredients List:

How To Use

Product Description:

  • Most convenient, easiest & safest way to get rid of unwanted hair from small & crucial areas of the face.
  • Hygienically packed – 6 double sided wax strips, no stickiness, no mess.
  • Ready to use wax strips, removes hair from the root unlike conventional wax or hair removing cream.
  • Can be used on upper lip, chin, forehead, cheeks. Cut the strip with scissor according to the area to be waxed.
  • Same strip can be used 2 to 3 times during waxing, depending on the skin type. (for oily skin – 1 to 2 times, for dry skin 2 to 3 times).

My Experience with Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips:

This is the first ever facial wax product that I have used, so I can’t compare it with anything I know, but I can relate it to Veet wax strips in general. Facial wax is becoming very common these days and wax strips provide a very handy and mess-free option for removal of hair.  The first time when I used it, I was amazed by the results. I never knew I had so many tiny hairs on my face.

Facial wax

This product works quite effectively, though not 100%, but surely 90%. It did remove hair from my chin, cheeks and forehead, but the result when applied on the nose was not so satisfactory and that’s not a big issue when it’s so effective in other areas.

The wax strip gives a little pain when pulled against the direction of hair growth, but the pain is negligible compared to threading. These packets also contain a after depil towelette to remove traces of wax. I found it too moisturizing, so I wash my face immediately after using this towelette to prevent any breakout.

Issues with using wax strips on the face are that it can make skin sag sooner, since the skin gets pulled when we use these wax strips. It gives me a kind of stretchy feeling after using the strip.  So, I have reserved these strips only for emergencies. I also use a good toner after this waxing session, so that pores won’t get enlarged. Though they claim that one strip can be used 2 to 3 times, I use one strip only once.

Summing up its pros and cons.

Pros of Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips:

  • Its effective in removing facial hair.
  • It won’t take much time, plus going to a beautician is also not needed.
  • One packet is enough for one-time use covering the complete face.
  • It is very cheap, Rs. 40 for a pack of facial wax strips is highly affordable.
  • No parabens.
  • Hip Hop products are not tested on animals.

Cons of Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips:

  • It won’t make your face 100% hair free :toothygrin: (it is 90% effective though).
  • I am not sure if waxing the face is a good option, because the skin may lose its elasticity easily after regular waxing.
  • I can’t find any other cons with this product. It’s a good and cheap option to remove facial hair.

Would I Repurchase Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips:

I have already purchased 3 more packets.

Would I Recommend Hip Hop Skin Care Facial Wax Strips:

Yes, it’s a cheap and effective product for removing facial hair.

IMBB Rating:

4/5.

Has anyone else used Hip Hop Facial Wax Strips or any other waxing method to remove  hair? Please do tell me if you have.

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jyo December 4, 2011 at 6:54 pm

ohh cool. i’ll get one for my upper lips. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: i hate threading it it thr :scream: bt tell me visakhi…it did not do anything to the growth rate or the hair thickness ri8…. ?:) i would hate to have a thick black mustache on ma face :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

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Visakhi December 4, 2011 at 7:00 pm

😀 😀 .. No Jyo.. dont worry, Nothing like that will happen.. else i would have been looking like that nw :lol2: infact the hair growth is much slower than the threading..

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jyo December 4, 2011 at 7:03 pm

:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: thts amazing.M ordering it rightaway from urban touch :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: thank u so much Visakhi :puchhi:

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Visakhi December 4, 2011 at 7:13 pm

It was my pleasure Jyo, and do tell me hw it worked for u.. 🙂

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jomol December 4, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Visakhi….good review :waytogo: :waytogo: …and wat all we do to get rid of facial hair :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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Visakhi December 4, 2011 at 7:12 pm

true Jomo.. I was seriously thnking of laser .. But a little bit scraed u knw… :yikes:
The goodpart is laser will last very longer , and i feel totally fed up with these temporary solutions.. 😐

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Nupur December 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

this looks interesting visakhi 🙂 nice review :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Visakhi December 4, 2011 at 7:45 pm

thank u Nupur… :thanks:

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Vid December 4, 2011 at 8:23 pm

I think should try this for upper lip nice review visakhi :))

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Visakhi December 4, 2011 at 9:48 pm

pls try it, bt i am nt sure of its effects on upper lips, keep the skin taut (suck the lip inwards), i thnk that way it will work better… 🙂 🙂

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keirti December 4, 2011 at 8:38 pm

sounds a descent product visakhi par i didnt find this brand around my place… :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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Visakhi December 4, 2011 at 9:49 pm

Its nt available here too.. i ordered it online.. O:)

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keirti December 5, 2011 at 3:57 pm

oh then to me too give it a try… :thanks:

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pragati singh December 4, 2011 at 8:51 pm

i use it all the time now, i find threading so much more painful, n with this i can wax my entire face n neck ! 🙂

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Rati December 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

i am so going to hunt for this stuff. only at one shop here i ahve seen some hip hop face wash. dnt know where will i find it. these are so awesome. :((

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Shaili December 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Rati
i guess you can get it @options in cp
i have seen a few hip hop products there

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Rubleen Kaur December 4, 2011 at 9:40 pm

my comment awaiting moderation 🙁

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Visakhi December 4, 2011 at 9:52 pm

oh.. nice.. it is one of their best sellers.. I thnk lot of gals are suffering from this facial hair problem.. :-/

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kriti1812 December 4, 2011 at 10:05 pm

where can i get dis in delhi ?

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visakhi December 5, 2011 at 12:49 pm

no idea Kriti… :struggle:

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Ritika December 4, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I have seen this here but I was a little skeptical about these . But now I am surely getting these :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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visakhi December 5, 2011 at 1:40 pm

get it .. get it// hope u like it :yahoo:

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Shaili December 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

nice review
have you tried using sleek face wax (=katori wax) ?
i am a regular user of it since 4 years..so far so good 🙂

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srishis December 4, 2011 at 11:49 pm

hi shaila i have used katori wax…but now i dont use it as my skin is prone to acne n katori wax is quite warm!…insted i used veet wax strips for tiny area facial hair removal in times of emergency. i will now hunt this product!

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visakhi December 5, 2011 at 12:51 pm

No , i dont get that here… :struggle: .. bt this one also works fine for me.. 🙂

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nids December 4, 2011 at 11:56 pm

i only think ki waxing facaial strips mans for ur upper lips… y to wax the whole face?? :struggle: i hav seen ladies with slight hair on chin too but thts it.. side burns n all waxing so much odd.. v can beach them na :struggle:
this seems a nice product.. i didnt order it coz i prefer threading.. wud try i sumtime.. nice 1 vishakhi :yes: :yes:

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visakhi December 5, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I knw nids, bt i am scared of bleeching.. It have tanned me in the past… Nw i dont use bleach at all… :-/

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thePURPLEspirit December 5, 2011 at 9:55 am

Arey theses wax strips never nworked for me. Tried them on my upper lip but nothing came off. Hehe. Maybe I was just using the wrong technique.. I dunno.. Par I find threading best and easiest. :makeup:

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visakhi December 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

threading pains me like hell.. :((

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Poo December 5, 2011 at 10:07 am

Hy=ey Vishakhi.. I am scared of waxing my facial hair.. I am happy with bleaching effects.. :tongue: :tongue: ..
BUt yes i shall get some of these for emergency usee.. 😉

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visakhi December 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

its good for emergency used poo… O:)

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devilgal December 5, 2011 at 11:22 am

Thanks Vishakhi, i saw this in UT and ordered this.. but ws wonderin if this will be harmful..
nice revieww :thanks:

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visakhi December 5, 2011 at 1:44 pm

i hope its not so harmful.. it didnt do any harm till nw.. 🙂

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Arja December 5, 2011 at 4:38 pm

do hiphop has pore strips too? i am so gonna get a pack :yahoo:

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Pragnyadeepta December 5, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I also have chotu sa mostache. But I won’t mess with it unless I am left with no other choice. 😐 :yikes:
If I ever do something about it…It’lll probably be laser treatment…and that too only because I wear makeup to highlight my lips. :teeth :-*
Great review,Visakhi! :thanks:

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babita January 4, 2013 at 11:59 pm

ok

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Sana Rose July 29, 2012 at 11:14 am

I had to go to the beautician for waxing upperlip and chin every 2 weeks or 3, for 30rs charge. But they wax and clean up the remaining hair with threading which isn’t great and might speed up hair growth. Once I saw that they had moved to these hiphop facial wax strips from the usual wax tin and they charged 30 for one strip, and 60 if 2 strips were used! Damn! That’s not great. I went online and bought 2 boxes for 42 rupees/box of 6×2 strips then. And it lasted for months! I have ordered next 4 boxes. It’s very pocket friendly for college kids like me.
To those for whom this didn’t work:
Washing the face with a face wash that clears off oil very well and then using the strip surely makes it super effective. I use it only on upper lip and chin areas. Using talc on the parts before waxing with these seems to make it work less. Drying the area well with a dry towel after washing with oil clearing facewash is better. I have dry skin and sometimes oily but I use the oil clearing facewash only for waxing with this stuff.

If u use the wax strip repeatedly over an area at once, the skin peels off and gives a sore patch of redness which becomes brown next morning by healing. 😀 which is worse than hair. My lips got hurt once (that might look a bit gross if you have a boyfriend or if u are married, lol…) , my chin and also upper lip. So avoiding stripping stripping stripping again at a time. 😀 but instead make sure the concerned area is oil free and dry, so one or two times of stripping is effective. The after depil towelettes with it are to remove the wax only. Then it has to be washed off. Also ice the waxed area well. Or wash with cold water. 🙂
This product is so far great for me as I have hair growth because of PCOD and am under homeopathic treatment. So only a physical method can be used. And not any chemical or medical applications.
Happy facial hair free life! 😀

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fatima April 25, 2014 at 11:50 pm

You said this is the first time u used a facial waxstrip ,can you please tell us normally how do you you remove facial hair .I have facial hair and growth is more near my jaw line,cheeks.Iam acne prone too. so can you please suggest a safe method of removing facial hair?.Thanks . 🙂

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Esther May 14, 2014 at 10:24 pm

I will never use Hip Hop facial waxing stripes again. I am very careful when waxing my face. I have usedthe veet stripes and on my face and had good results. But every time I use Hip Hop my skin gets burnt and this leaves ugly scars. I had mailed the company who promised to look into the issue but I did not hear from them. I have used these stripes on 3 occasions with the same painful and ugly result.

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