How many of you ladies here have a serious attack of rash and redness post-waxing? *Counting hands*. Ok everybody. I thought so! Rosin, also known as colophony, is the sap or sticky substance that comes from pine and spruce trees. Its “stickiness” lends itself to being used by many companies to produce hair removal waxes. Colophony is well recognized as a skin sensitizer and cause of allergic dermatitis. Rica wax is 100% Colophony Free.
What is Rica wax?
It is a natural wax from Italy. The Italian-based professional uses a vegetable oil base combined with glyceryl rosinate (the sticky substance) for quality hair removal with less pain. The advantages of using Rica Wax are superior hair removal with less pain, and gentle and nourishing anti-inflammatory care.
Rica offers wax according to skin type:
• Normal Skin – Titanium.
• Dry Skin – Olive Oil.
• Sensitive Skin –Milk, Argan oil.
Then there are 2 more:
• Brazilian– Avocado.
My Experience with Italian Rica Waxing:
First, Rica’s cotton milk pre-wax gel was applied onto my hands. This was to cleanse and prepare the skin for hair removal. This guarantees proper sticking of the wax. It also sanitizes the skin to prevent infection of the follicles.
Next, the lady applied the Rica Olive oil liposoluble wax. This wax doesn’t have to be heated. No risks of burning, in addition to its wonderful goodness! And true to their claim, the superior grip on the hair, allowed removal in just one pull. No more re-applying and pulling and tugging, yay! Both hands were done in a matter of minutes. I am not sure of their claim about causing less pain though. I mean the pain is due to the pulling of the hair from its roots and the type of wax wouldn’t really affect that right?
Post waxing, there was wax stuck onto the skin like a film. She applied Rica’s coconut after-wax emulsion to remove the residual wax.
Lastly, she applied Rica’s Aloe vera after wax lotion to reduce any bit of redness and to soothe and moisturize the stressed skin.
This cost me 600 INR for both hands. It is costlier than your usual waxing. Well obviously, it has to be imported from Italy, plus all the ingredients and products used, do call for that. The individual products are retailing in Indian online websites as well. So, you can give them a try if your salon doesn’t have this.
It was a good experience and though I may not completely switch to this, I will at least get this done on every alternate trip to the salon 🙂
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