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When it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair, hair removal cream and waxing are two popular options to consider. When choosing between hair removal cream and waxing, it’s essential to take into account your specific needs and skin type. Discover more about the difference between these two hair removal methods and check out our hair removal range from removal wax to depilatory creams.

The difference between hair removal cream & waxing:

Hair removal cream

Hair removal cream VS Waxing

Hair removal cream, also known as depilatory cream, is a topical product containing chemicals that dissolve unwanted hair. They work by dissolving the hair at the skin’s surface, allowing it to be wiped away.

Depilatory creams are quick, painless, cost-effective and can be used at home, but they may have a strong odor and can cause skin irritation in some individuals. So, it’s important to follow the instructions carefully and perform a patch test each time before using, even if you’ve used them successfully before.



  • Fast
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Painless
  • Hair grows back softer
  • More long-lasting compared to shaving


  • Unpleasant odor
  • Chemical sensitivity
  • Not as long-lasting as waxing
  • Not suitable for all areas

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Hair removal cream VS Waxing

Waxing removes hair from the root by extracting it from the follicle. If you want the results to last weeks, waxing is your best bet. While hair removal creams remove hair without pain, waxing can cause some discomfort particularly to those with sensitive skin.

The good thing is the results last much longer than shaving and hair removal creams. And the more regularly you wax over time, the finer your hair becomes and the longer it takes to grow back. And waxing can be done all over the body, from your brows to your bikini line.


  • Fast & effective
  • Hair becomes finer & softer with regular waxing 
  • Lasts longer as it removes hair from the root
  • Suitable for all areas, from brows to bikini line


  • Pain & discomfort depending on the target area
  • Ingrown hairs, breakouts, and infected hair follicles
  • Relatively expensive

Tips to prep your skin for waxing:

  1. Trim hair to three-quarters of an inch using a clean personal grooming tool
  2. Gently exfoliate to remove all the dead, flaky skin from the surface a day or two before you wax
  3. Cleanse the area to remove any germs, sweat & oil
  4. Dry the area thoroughly with a clean towel

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