Today, I will be reviewing Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo.
- Introducing Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo, a specially formulated two-step system designed to gently yet effectively remove fine to medium unwanted facial hair on the upper lip and jaw line, while minimizing irritation.
- Smooth and visibly hair-free skin at your fingertips!
- In just 8 minutes, skin is transformed – feminine and visibly hair-free.
- Dermatologist tested.
- 3 months of smooth, visibly hair-free skin in 1 box (12 upper lip treatments).
48 Hours prior to every use: Read and follow warnings and directions on carton carefully. Conduct 48 hour skin reaction test. Product can cause allergic reactions and irritation. 48 Hours before each use, Test your skin reaction by applying small pea size amount of cream on forearm evenly. Do not rub in. After 10 minutes remove product and rinse skin. If after 48 hours there is no adverse reaction, begin using as directed. If discomfort or irritation occurs, remove product right away and rinse with cold water. If irritation persists, stop use and seek medical advice. Do not use around eyes, eyebrows, ears, nose, breast, perianal, or genital areas. If eye contact occurs, rinse right away and seek medical advice. Do not use on scars, moles, broken, irritated, sunburned, or recently shaved skin. Do not exceed 10 minutes of use or severe irritation can result. Wait 72 hours between uses. Keep out of reach of children. For external use only. Contains alkali and thioglycolate. In case of ingestion, consult a doctor right away.
Skin Guarding Balm: Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Ozokerite, Beeswax/Cire D’Abeille, Propylparaben, Ethylene Brassylate, Tocopherol, Propyl Gallate, Tocopheryl Acetate. Hair Removal Cream: Water/Eau, Mineral Oil/Huile Minérale, Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Thioglycolate Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance/Parfum, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.
48 Hours Prior To Every Use: Read and follow warnings and directions carefully. Conduct 48-hour skin reaction test.
Step 1: Prepare Your Skin
Apply Skin Guarding Balm. First, lightly swipe the Skin Guarding Balm only once across the middle of the areas you wish to treat. Important: apply a thin layer to ensure effective hair removal.
Massage Skin Guarding Balm:
Use your fingers to massage the Skin Guarding Balm into your skin, going beyond the area you wish to treat. Massage for 20 seconds in a circular motion. Effective massage ensures there is a thin layer to keep the Hair Removal Cream from coming in direct contact with your skin, while ensuring the balm doesn’t overly coat any hairs you want to remove.
Step 2: Remove the Hair
Apply Hair Removal Cream. Squeeze the Hair Removal Cream onto your fingertip (small grape size for upper lip treatment) and immediately smooth over the area to be treated (on top of the balm), covering it completely with a thick layer. Do not rub it in. Use only with the Skin Guarding Balm provided. Wash hands immediately and thoroughly. Wait for 6-8 minutes. Leave on longer for thicker hair, but do not exceed 10 minutes.
After 6-8 minutes, gently remove cream with a tissue or cotton ball (do not rub excessively). Rinse your skin thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry.
Skin Guarding Balm + Hair Removal Cream work together to gently remove facial hair for skin that is beautifully soft, smooth and visibly hair-free.
My Experience with Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo:
I normally do threading on my upper lip, but I bought this kit for emergency situations. I am using this product for the first time now while I write this.
This kit consists of two thing, A skin protection balm and the hair removal cream. The skin protection balm is very much like how a lip balm would be, but its for your skin. It coats the skin in this transparent greasy layer. The texture is very squishy, so be careful while applying.
Once you apply this balm evenly, you have to massage it in for 20 seconds and the apply the hair removal cream. The cream is like any other hair removal cream you might have tried. Smells disgusting and causes a slight burning sensation. I must say the balm does help because while applying, I might have spread it out to areas where the balm might not have been applied and it burnt like anything. Be sure to apply a thick even layer and coat all the hair. You might need to keep it for longer time if you have thick hair.
You have to then keep the cream for about 6 – 8 minutes in which time you can laugh at yourself in the mirror. After a while, you can wipe it off with a tissue or a cotton ball. The hair comes off very easily and then wash your face with lukewarm water.
It does burn a little bit even after I have removed it, but maybe my skin is over sensitive. For me, I need threading of upper lips every 2-3 weeks. I would not recommend applying such chemicals on your face on a regular basis, but its good for those occasional days when you don’t want to look like Verappan in front of your hubby.
Pros of Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo:
- Easy to use.
- Lip balm does help.
- Quick application and removal.
- Gives about 12 uses in a single pack.
Cons of Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo:
- Expensive at about $15.
- Smells foul.
- Does sting and burn.
- Might not work very well on thicker hair.
- Not suitable for very sensitive skin.
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