Removing hair is a pain — to say the least.
And, if you’ve ever been privy to a Nair experiment-gone-wrong, you know that home hair removal can also be, at times, a hair-raising event.
But that was decades ago, and the today’s crop of hair removal products are more effective — and less painful — than their prototypes from the 80s.
Still, there’s such a dizzying array of products to choose from — creams, foams, and even gadgets — that it’s hard to know what will work and what’s just hype.
That’s why we’ve put together a tried-and-true list of the Top 7 best hair removal products on the market today.
How We Got The Buzz On The Fuzz
We wanted to make sure you had all the options at your fingertips, so we’ve sorted through dozens of products to find the ones that really make the grade.
We looked at the following characteristics when considering each of our contenders:
Ease Of Use
We wanted to see products that were easy to use and instructions that are simple to understand. We loved the ones that were a one-step process.
Cost was calculated over the number of uses necessary to get the desired result. For example, some permanent hair removal devices would take several uses.
Anyone who’s ever tried an old-school epilator knows that comfort is important. No stinging creams or pinching, please.
Maybe a little pain is worth some gain? For those that are willing to feel a little sting for four weeks of hair-free legs, we’ve included some options.
Of course, all devices or products must be completely safe. No caustic chemicals or dangerous devices allowed.
Despite what your mother may have told you, it is important what others may think. We know this, and we’ve considered all the reviews and testimonials for each product in our lineup.
The Top 7 Hair Removal Products
Let’s not split hairs, all of these products are excellent ways to get rid of those unwanted strands. We’ve got something for everyone on this list, so dive in and choose the option that fits your needs.
- Requires 1 AA Battery - Included
- 18K Gold-Plated in Beautiful Rose Gold, Discreet and Portable
- Removes Facial Hair Instantly and Painlessly from Lip, Chin, Cheeks; Removes Peach Fuzz so Make-up Glides-On Flawlessly
For anyone who’s ever caught sight on that one long hair on their chin in the mirror and wondered if it grew overnight, there’s Finishing Touch.
The Finishing Touch Flawless Women's Painless Hair Remover is portable and easy to use.
Just remove the cap, flick the switch on the side to the “on” position. A light will turn on, so you’ll know the device is ready for use.
Now find that errant hair — or hairs — and press the head flat on your skin.
It must be flat — angling it will not remove hairs close to the skin and will leave you with stubble — not good.
Now, using very light pressure, make smooth, circular motions over any areas with unwanted hair.
The Finishing Touch’s blade with Butterfly Technology microscopically cuts the hair down through its spinning head.
While the head may get warm to the touch with use (this is normal), the blade never touches your skin because it’s neatly tucked under the gorgeous 18-karat-gold-plated head of the Finishing Touch.
Perfect for small areas like lips, chin, and face, the Finishing Touch is gentle enough for daily use, so you’ll never be surprised by a chin hair again.
Best of all, it’s so tiny — and beautiful — that it’s easy to throw in a suitcase, or even your evening bag for quick touch-ups.
- Clinically tested IPL for permanent hair reduction
- The only IPL with SensoAdapt technology for a safe and effective treatment
- Treat a lower leg in just 10 minutes
You know those super-expensive hair-removal treatments you get at your dermatologist’s office? The ones that use Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?
Well, the Gillette Venus Silk-Expert IPL brings this technology home — for a fraction of the price.
The Venus Silk-Expert has a SensoAdapt skin tone sensor — the only skin tone sensor on the market today.
While you’re using the device, the sensor reads your skin tone up to 80 times per second and adapts the light intensity automatically to suit your individual skin type.
This means you don’t have to guess at energy settings as with other IPL devices, which makes this device safer — and more effective — than competitor brands.
Best of all, you can treat the lower part of your leg in just 10 minutes. And, with IPL, over time the hair ceases to grow in treated areas.
The Venus Silk-Expert is safe for legs, armpits, and bikini lines and best for people with medium-to-dark hair and medium-to-light skin tones.
- Touch-ups are quick and easy with this versatile beauty tool that shapes eyebrows, removes fine hairs, and even...
- High quality blades are uniquely designed with fine micro guards to help protect skin
- Includes an extra attachment for precise eyebrow shaping
Because faces grow unwanted hair, too, there’s the Schick Silk Touch-up Dermaplaning Tool.
This slender wand can quickly and safely remove even fine hairs from your brow line, chin, or anywhere on your face.
With a special cover that attaches to the blade, you can easily shape your eyebrows with precision. Each blade is fitted with micro-guards to protect delicate skin from nicks and cuts.
If you use lotion or cream before shaving, the Silk Touch-Up will smooth your skin through a process of gentle exfoliation as well as removing unwanted hair.
Some users use the Silk Touch-Up every day simply for the exfoliation benefits. They claim it gives them smoother, more youthful facial skin.
Small enough to tuck in your purse or in a suitcase, the Silk Touch-Up is the perfect grooming tool for women on-the-go.
- MADE IN THE USA - All Natural, Extra Strength Formula for Thick to Coarse Body Hair. NOT for use on facial/head/nose/ear...
- Wipes clean with VidaSleek's 'Post Wax Oil' (Product is Not Water Soluble)
- Unisex: Made for Men and Women with thick, coarse hair
If you’ve got thick, coarse body hair you need removed, then this is the wax for you. Yes, waxing hair does hurt, but the Body-Honee brand got such rave reviews that it made the list.
Their spa wax is a cinch at removing those unwanted hairs from your legs, underarms, bikini line, and other places on your body only.
When your hair regrows, it will be lighter and softer and, eventually, it will stop growing completely.
The BodyHonee brand is formulated with all-natural ingredients like avocado oil to leave your skin hydrated and smooth, yet it’s as effective as a salon wax.
Using it is easy. Heat the wax in a warmer to a consistency like honey, then daub a thin layer onto skin in the same direction your body hair grows.
Put an unwoven epilating strip on top of the wax and smooth with firm strokes three to five times. Then, remove the strip on one quick motion, going opposite of hair growth.
Use Body-Honee’s special post-wax oil to nourish and moisturize your skin and enjoy your smooth, hairless legs.
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When over 600 customers rave, you have to listen. Neomen’s formula removes hair in five to ten minutes through chemical depilation.
This formula is enhanced with aloe vera, baby oil, hyaluronic acid, and Vitamin E to keep depilated skin smooth and hydrated.
As with any chemical cream, you should do an allergy test on your wrist before using, but Neomen’s cream has been dermatologist-test for safety and results.
To allergy test, put a small dab of cream on the inside of your wrist. Wait five minutes and wipe off, rinsing well. Check for redness and irritation — if there is none, proceed with product use.
If you see redness, irritation, or feel stinging before five minutes are up, wipe the cream away immediately and wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Using Neomen cream is easy.
Wipe on the product, being careful not to rub it in, then wait five to ten minutes, depending on the thickness and coarseness of your hair. Never leave the product on for more than ten minutes.
When time is up, simply wipe off with a wet cloth and rinse your legs under running water. Pat dry, and enjoy your smooth, silky skin.
If you want to go old-school, then check out Veet’s Fast-Acting Gel.
A far cry from the cream depilatories of the past, Veet is a chemical depilatory that dissolves hair close to the root for super-smooth skin.
To use, clean and dry the area and apply the gel evenly to coat your hair. Don’t rub the gel in and do wash your hands immediately.
Leave on for about five minutes, then test a patch by wiping the gel off with a paper towel in a small area. If the hair comes off easily, you can remove the rest using a wet washcloth.
If the hair is stubborn, leave the formula on for 10 minutes total, then wipe off with a washcloth and wash and dry your legs.
Reviewers loved the pleasant smell and many with coarse and curly hair had great results with this product.
You can use Veet on your legs, underarms, bikini line, and arms. It contains aloe vera and Vitamin E for extra moisturizing power.
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This pulsed light device is suitable for use on the entire body, plus this model gives you several other benefits in the same machine — a light for acne reduction, skin rejuvenation, and, of course, hair removal.
Pulsed light can reduce hair in as little as eight weeks, and this device features a WPL technique — weak pulsed light.
Weak pulsed light generates less energy, so the hair is removed more painlessly and with less skin irritation than Intense Pulsed Light (IPL).
After applying the pulse of light to the skin, the follicles will absorb the energy, and, in one to two weeks, the hair will fall out.
The kit includes the machine, a Cool Head for WPL, goggles, a shaver, power adaptor, and user manual. The only drawback to this machine was the lack of user reviews and testimonials.
Still, we included it as one of the most innovative devices for hair removal available. And, with the other options included — acne control and skin rejuvenation — this WPL device was hard to overlook.
A Close Shave — Which Hair Removal Option Will You Choose?
This variety of hair removal products runs the gamut — from creams and waxes to machines and devices that will get your skin silky smooth and hairless.
They’re all stunningly good buys, with innovative ingredients or technologies, save and effective processes, and highly recommended by current customers.
The only problem you’ll have is which to choose.
If you’re looking for absolutely permanent removal, then pulsed light or waxing is the way to go.
Of the two, pulsed light is less painful and, if we’re honest, not that much more expensive considering you have to keep waxing for long periods before hair ceases to grow.
If you’re just looking for temporary removal or relief from the itch and snag of stubble, then a simple depilatory cream will work just fine.
The new creams aren’t the foul-smelling concoctions of old, and they’re chock-full of skin-nourishing ingredients like aloes, oils, and moisturizers.
Of course, for those that suffer with just a few errant hairs here and there, the slim personal groomers are an inexpensive — and easy — solution to the problem.
Whichever you choose, the products on this list are sure to give you that smooth, silky look and feel you’ve been longing for.