Do creams that promise to reduce facial hair really work?
It depends on the formula. In the past, they main ingredient in these products was soy, which only slows hair growth. New creams such as DermaDoctor Gorilla Warfare, $50, slow growth plus contain hair-weakening ingredients like willow bard (it breaks down keratin, the main ingredient in hair) to make fuzz less noticeable as well as to exfoliate the follicle, so hairs fall out. “A lotion must do all three for you to see a difference,” says Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist of BeautyStat.com.
We also reviewed the new Olay SMOOTH FINISH FACIAL HAIR REMOVAL DUO
New Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo is a specially formulated two-step system that gently yet effectively removes unwanted facial hair. Common facial hair removal methods can leave visible tell-tale signs such as irritation and redness that give away women’s “beauty secret.” Now, Olay has a gentle way to get beautifully smooth, visibly hair-free skin.
Skin Guarding Balm:
Ingredient/Ingredients: Sucrose Polycottonseedate, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Ozokerite, Beeswax/Cire D’abeille, Propylparaben, Ethylene Brassylate, Tocopherol, Propyl Gallate, Tocopheryl Acetate.
Hair Removal Cream:
Ingredient/Ingredients: Water/Eau, Mineral Oil/Huile Mineral, Cetearyl Alcohol, Calcium Thioglycolate Hydroxide, Calcium Hydroxide, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance/Parfum, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice.
Our scientific assessment of their clinical studies:
Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo system showed significant advantages for skin moisturization and reduction of redness/irritation compared to other depilatory creams. And results comparing the Smooth Finish Facial Hair Removal Duo vs. the competitors confirm that the system provides significant skin protection benefits.
This product retails for $22.99.
– Ron Robinson, cosmetic chemist and founder of BeautyStat.com
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