First thing’s first: Your body hair is natural and anyone who tells you to remove it can STFU. If you love it, great, but for me? I prefer the hairless game, and I’ve pretty much tried every hair removal method under the sun—waxing, shaving, sugaring, you name it. I’ve done it to my body all in the name of becoming a hairless cat (don’t @ me). But no matter what I try, I always come back to hair removal creams. Hair removal creams are just so quick and easy to use—and for the most part, they’re pretty inexpensive too.
Basically, hair removal creams (they’re often called depilatories) contain chemicals that help to break down the keratin proteins in your hair, which ends up dissolving them. Once the hair’s been dissolved, you just wipe it off with a wet towel. It’s super-simple and you won’t be left with any of the bumps or nicks you get from shaving. So go ahead, toss your razor/delete your waxer’s number and try one these seven best hair removal creams that’ll leave you as smooth and hairless as a Kardashian instead.
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Best Exfoliating Hair Removal Cream
Nair Clay & Seaweed Exfoliate & Smooth Leg Mask
This is my holy grail hair removal cream. I slather a thick layer all over my legs, wait about five minutes, and then wipe it off and hop in the shower to rinse off any residue. It quickly gets rid of any stubble and exfoliates my skin thanks to a combo of calcium and sodium hydroxides plus exfoliating clay.
Best Gentle Hair Removal Cream
Veet Botanic Inspirations Sensitive Formula Hair Removal Cream
You know that burning sensation you can get from some hair removal creams? Yeah, you won’t have to worry about that with this one. It’s formulated with aloe vera and vitamin E, two ingredients that will keep keep even the most sensitive skin calm and smooth.
Best Facial Hair Removal Cream
Sally Hansen Creme Hair Remover Duo Kit
Even though the hair on your face is NBD, you might still want to get rid of it…and that’s where this hair removal cream comes in. Just smooth it on, wait five minutes, and gently wipe it off with a damp tissue to instantly remove facial hair. Plus it comes with a moisturizing lotion, filled with plumping collagen and moisturizing vitamin E to keep your delicate facial skin looking glowy.
Best Hair Removal Cream for Dry Skin
Nair Hair Remover Moisturizing Face Cream
Some hair removal creams can be drying and leave your skin feeling super-tight. Not this one—it’s formulated with sweet almond oil (a gentle, moisturizing ingredient) to ensure your post–hair removal skin feels as soft as butter. (P.S. If your hair is on the coarse side, you can leave the cream on for up to 10 minutes.)
Best Hair Removal Cream for Your Bikini Area
Nad’s Sensitive Hair Removal Cream
Your bikini area is prone to irritation (as you already know from being a living, breathing human), so if you’re going to use a depilatory down there—it has to be packed with hydrating and soothing ingredients, like Nad’s formula here. It’s made with melon extract, aloe vera, avocado oil, and honey to help prevent your sensitive bikini-line skin from freaking out and becoming irritated.
Best Hair Removal Cream for Your Underarms
Nair Glides Away Sensitive Formula Hair Remover With Coconut Oil
This hair removal cream for your armpits is literally just as easy to as deodorant. Turn the dial to dispense the cream and use the top of the applicator to glide it on—easy and mess-free. Bonus: The formula is infused with coconut oil and vitamin E to prevent your pits from getting dry or itchy.
Best Hair Removal Cream for Legs
Veet Aloe Vera Legs & Body Hair Remover Gel Cream
With over 3,300 reviews, this is the number one best-selling hair removal product on Amazon—and for a good reason. The gel-cream formula removes hair at the root (so you stay hair-free for longer) and it contains skin-soothing aloe vera and vitamin E to help your skin feel insanely soft to the touch too.
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