Depilatory Creams – A Home Hair-Removal Solution

We would all love to splash our monthly earnings on entire days at the spa, being pampered head to toe like royalty. But let’s face it, as most modern, budget-conscious women will probably tell you, this is not a sustainable option.

If this is your story as well, then opting for a simple home hair-removal product, like depilatory creams, could be the answer. Firstly, the difference in cost can be staggering! Likewise, there is the convenience of using the product in your own home, not having to make an advance appointment, and the added element of privacy. Lastly, some depilatory creams can work as quickly as five minutes[1], which is perfect if you are sprucing up just before you leave for work, or head out for a romantic evening. Let’s take a look at the different depilatory cream out there, and give you a couple of tips to have you walking out with sleek, smooth legs like the pros!

What are Depilatory Creams?

Depilatory creams work by dissolving the hair just below the surface of the skin[2], which can then be washed or wiped away. They provide safe and pain-free results that are more long-lasting than shaving.[3]


Smooth legs are a must have when leaving the house, but there isn’t always time to wax, let alone make a detour to the salon. Depilatory creams are great options if you’re rushing out the door, and can leave you with up to four days of smooth results. What’s more, some can even be used in the shower. Simply apply the cream, wait for the indicated time, and rinse away. Smooth legs in the time it takes for your conditioner to set? It doesn’t get much more efficient than that.


Underarms can be a tricky spot. You may be wary of getting a neat, polished result when tackling this area. But never fear! Veet’s Bodycurv applicator is specially designed to glide over your body’s curves and contours with precision. This is a great option if you are worried about getting neat results in those hard-to-reach areas.


You might wonder whether depilatory creams are suitable for more sensitive areas like your bikini line. The good news is, they are! However, the skin around your bikini area can naturally be more sensitive, and hence, more prone to irritation than the skin found elsewhere on your body. For this reason, you may wish to consider a depilatory cream formulated for sensitive skin. Veet’s sensitive skin products contain enriching ingredients such as Aloe Vera, specially added to quell any irritation you might feel. However, when in doubt, it’s a good practice to test your cream on a less sensitive area first (like on your leg), before moving on to your bikini line.


Unwanted facial hair is perfectly common, but it can be an embarrassing issue for many women. You could always opt for a precision waxing tool, but if you are looking for a totally painless solution, then look for mild creams which soothe the skin on the chin, upper lip, and cheeks as the hair is creamed away.

Depilatory creams are a great at-home option if you are looking for quick, painless and cost effective hair removal solutions. So why not save your next big trip to the spa for when you really deserve some TLC, and become a hair removal expert in your own home? Besides, with the money you could spend on appointments, your next trip to the spa might include a full body massage!