Tried and tested

SMOOTH OPERATOR
When the warm weather comes around, off come the tights and leggings to find the legs you’ve ignored all winter may require a bit of maintenance before being paraded around in floaty skirts and shorts. 

There are more options then ever when it comes to hair removal — epilating and laser removal as well as the usual waxing and shaving.

Each have their own benefits and drawbacks when it comes to time, effort and price. And, of course, you could choose to go au naturel.

For those that choose to de-fuzz, this summer, Veet have launched their Natural Inspirations range of hair removal products that promise to harness ingredients from Mother Nature. 

Focusing on moisture-rich ingredients such as shea butter, grape seed oil and calming aloe vera, they aim to make “your hair removal routine a more pleasurable experience”.

Which is a big ask as we all know hair removal can be a literal pain. We tried out the wax strips from the range and while they have a pleasing colour and smell, no amount of naturally-derived pine resin is going to make it hurt any less. 

That’s not Veet’s fault that’s just a fact of life — and maybe because we failed to master the technique. But if you have a higher pain threshold and better dexterity, these are a good choice and great value for money (€8.39 for 20 strips).

If you’re looking for a painless option, you can try out the hair removal cream from the range (€8.99). It promises to last twice as long as shaving and to leave the skin feeling nourished — as well as smooth. 

However, like with all hair removal creams, there is still that distinctive smell but it’s not overwhelming. It’s a relatively easy procedure and your skin does feel moisturised after.

Veet Natural Inspirations range is available in Tesco, and most pharmacies nationwide

BUY IT NOW

Like the iPhone of the hair world, the unveiling of a new GHD styler is cause for much excitement. Rather than hotting up again, the latest iteration, GHD Platinum, actually dials down the heat, to 185 degrees. 

Why? That’s the crucial temperature at which hair is made malleable enough to straighten or curl without it being frazzled, which nobody wants.

GHD Platinum, €215 ( www.ghdhair.com )

BEAUTY BULLETIN

BEARDS GROWING

More bad news for razor manufacturers; according to a new survey by Braun, clean-shaven guys are now in the minority, with 52% of British men sporting some kind of facial fuzz, and a third of those choosing a full-beard style. 

Medical tourism company www.Medigo.com  reports that online searches for facial hair transplants have surged by 454% in a year.


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