Facial depilation creams

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Last reviewed: 18.05.2024

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Any skin imperfections are very upsetting for women. Especially spoil a woman's appearance and mood excessive vegetation, so at all times it was removed in every possible way. Make the skin clean and attractive painlessly and easily help creams for depilation face. They delicately remove hair without disturbing its roots.

Removing facial hair with depilatory cream

Many people practice facial hair removal with depilation cream in view of its convenience and simplicity. Indeed, the procedure has several real advantages. It is painless, non-traumatic, inexpensive, gives prolonged results. How do creams for depilation of the face in contact with the skin?

If the razor, sugar paste, wax or electric depilatory act mechanically, that is, cut or pull out hairs, depilation cream belongs to chemical methods. Cream mass dissolves them, but also does not destroy the bulb. The main ingredient is calcium theolglycolate. It turns into a liquid state of keratin - the protein of hairs, as a result of which all together is easily washed off with water. Additional components take care of the depilated area.

  • For dry skin it is better to choose a preparation with a high content of oils, for oily and combi - with extracts of chamomile, calendula and similar herbs. Olive oil is a universally useful component.

Part of the cream goes deep down, where it destroys the subcutaneous part of the hairs. This keeps the surface clean for a few days, and then the hairs grow finer and in smaller numbers.

Chemical depilation is harmless if the instructions are clearly followed. As an exception, irritation, allergies, and burns may occur on very delicate skin. Blondes with thin skin should be especially careful. To avoid trouble, it is recommended to conduct a trial on a small area of skin. In addition, it is forbidden to use soap and alcohol lotions.

Since cosmetics of this kind usually do not smell very pleasant, the procedure should be performed in a ventilated room or with the hood on. If possible, without children or allergic adults present.

Indications Facial depilation creams

Perhaps not everyone knows that, in addition to depilation, there is waxing. The difference is that epilation procedure removes hair together with the bulb, that is for a long time - almost forever. And depilation destroys only the visible part of each hair, so soon they are again friendly "poking" out of the skin and become more or less visible.

Facial depilation creams eliminate hair of any length. It is recommended to use them no more than twice a week.

Facial depilation creams are used in the following cases:

  • If you have a lot of facial hair, and not only;
  • for men allergic to daily shaving.

In individual cases, the indication for use is the professional requirements of specialties (e.g. In athletes).

Release form

The names of depilatories do not always indicate a clear purpose. Some depilatory creams are used exclusively for the face, while others are also suitable for other parts of the body. And vice versa. It is not advisable to experiment on your own, because in different places and the skin of different sensitivity, and hair of different rigidity, it is better to use preparations, guided by instructions or after consultation with a cosmetologist.

Many manufacturers offer entire lines of products designed to remove hair from all problem areas and for all skin types. Among them - Veet, Sally Hansen, Byly depil gold, Byly aloe, Nad`s, Lady Caramel, Avon, VELVET Camomile, Batiste, Bielenda Vanity, Eveline, Fitokosmetik, Tanita, Vitex, Sanico. In this cosmetic abundance it is not difficult for men to find a brand depilatory for their needs.

Byly depil gold

The name Byly depil gold corresponds to reality: this brand's facial depilation cream contains particles of cosmetic gold. It has soothing properties, thanks to which it is used to remove hair from the most sensitive areas of the body. The noble metal protects against painful sensations during and irritation after the procedure.

  • The kit contains a tube and a plastic spatula. When applied to the face, the active ingredients dissolve the hair shafts without harming the skin.

Additional components take care of the skin surface: moisturize, soften, smooth. Colloidal gold, included in the formula of the depilatory product, stimulates respiration and cell metabolism, tightens and smoothes the face. At the same time, the result lasts long enough.

The procedure with Byly depil gold is simple and easy to perform at home. A spatula is used to evenly apply the cream to the skin washed with warm water and dried - in the areas where the vegetation is to be removed. After 5 minutes try to remove together with the hair. If they are not completely removed, the product is left for a few more minutes. Rinse the mass also with warm water, dry delicately, without rubbing the face.

To avoid undesirable consequences, do not prolong the procedure for more than 10 minutes. Do not depilate if the skin is irritated, covered with wounds, rashes or neoplasms.

Byly aloe

One of the gentle and skin-caring facial depilation creams is Byly aloe with a unique 100% natural composition. It is a Spanish product containing aloe and extract of the Boswelia Serrata tree. Aloe moisturizes, softens the skin subjected to the procedure. The extract cools and soothes, prevents inflammation and discomfort.

The procedure is performed on washed and dried face skin. The effect is pre-tested on a small area. The cream is applied and distributed in a thin layer. Leave for five minutes, at which time wash your hands thoroughly. If the hairs are removed poorly, wait a few more minutes and then wash off the drug with warm water. Dry the skin without rubbing, at the end of the procedure, use a napkin that comes with the drug. The napkin is needed to moisturize and soothe the skin.

Do everything according to the instructions. Do not apply the preparation on irritated, inflamed, sunburned and damaged places, as well as on moles and other neoplasms. The cream should not remain on the skin for more than 10 minutes.


Veet France is one of the most famous developers and manufacturers of depilation products. Gels, sprays, creams for depilation of the face are produced in bottles, tubes, cylinders, with dispensers and all sorts of additives in the composition - all for efficiency and convenience of customers.

  • According to reviews, traditional tubes are the best packs from a practical point of view.
  • It is convenient to use the preparation equipped with a dispenser.
  • Sprays have been found to be uneconomical as one canister is only enough for one treatment when applied tightly.
  • Veet for depilation in the shower has disappointed many people. It turns out that when applied according to the rules, it does not remove hairs.

The French cream is designed for vulnerable skin and is used for large areas of skin, but has proven effective on the face as well. Veet Hair Lightening and other products in this series are in demand. Unlike most other brands, Veet smells quite tolerable.

The cream is applied to a clean face in areas of hairiness. Allow enough time to affect the hairs, and remove with a spatula or sponge. Move should be against the growth, gently removing the cream with separated hairs and not traumatizing the skin. Then the treated area is thoroughly washed and cleaned. The procedure is considered over after lubrication with tonic or nourishing cream. Such care soothes and protects against irritation.

Sally Hansen

Sally Hansen USA products are categorized as luxury products. Users believe that the high price is justified. Starting with the package: each face depilation cream of this brand is sold together with a spatula, a brush, a bottle of balm to treat the depilated area. A big plus - high quality and a minimum of adverse reactions. It lasts for a long time, even when used not only for the face, but also for the bikini area.

  • When removing tendrils, keep the preparation above the lip or on the chin for 3 - 8 minutes, then gently remove with a cotton pad. Then wash well with soap-free water and lubricate with the included balm with vitamin E.

According to reviews, the hair grows back slowly, it is lighter and finer than before. The advantages include cost-effectiveness in use. The disadvantages are the "chemical" odor and the possibility of getting a burn in case of improper use. The manufacturer warns: it is strictly forbidden to apply the product on the eyebrows and in the eye area.

Sally Hansen offers a range of creams to remove and lighten unwanted hair. The cream with brush applicator is based on a new formula. It contains avocado oil and tea tree honey and promises instant results and no discomfort.


"Flawless smoothness" - so called the creators of the cream for depilation of the face from the company Avon. It is classified as a mass-market product. This is a special cream that not only removes unwanted vegetation, but also delicately cares for the skin: moisturizes, soothes. Meadowfoam oil makes the surface of the dermis soft and gentle. Chemical components are balanced by other natural substances: oils and extracts. Shea, aloe, gammelis, jojoba, amaranth seeds, white willow bark - these ingredients are designed to provide post-depilation care for the skin.

  • The package is equipped with a beveled spout, which makes application convenient. The product has a characteristic odor, but not as pungent as, for example, depilatories for legs. However, it is not pleasant either.

An allergy test should be performed before the main procedure. The cream is usually effective after two and a half minutes. The time can be extended, but not more than 8 minutes. The depilatory can be easily removed with a tissue.

In case of high sensitivity, the skin tingles slightly, hyperemia is possible, which soon disappears. All this is warned about by a long instruction, enclosed in the carton package.

According to reviews, discomfort at the depilation site may persist until the next day. The effect lasts from a week to two weeks depending on individual characteristics.


Popular brand Evelyn at prices occupies the middle segment, so many people consider the ratio of price, cost-effectiveness and quality of creams for depilation of the face or body optimal for the consumer.

  • Ultra-tender, ultra-fast, ultra-nourishing, 9B1, ecpress creams with aloe, sea minerals, for sensitive skin - this is an incomplete list of depilatory products from Polish cosmetologists.

In total, Evelyn offers 15 varieties of products designed for universal use and for specific areas. They contain innovative components, extracts and organic oils, silk proteins, antioxidants, and take into account the type and condition of the skin.

  • Evelyn's ultra-tender series is designed for sensitive skin prone to dryness, irritation and capillary dilation. It requires delicate care, which can be provided by the creams "9 in 1" and "Bio Depil".

In addition to the depilatory effect, both products are enriched with youth-promoting antioxidants. Aloe vera and proteins make the skin silky. Thanks to the slowing down of hair growth, the depilation procedure can be done less frequently than with other products.

Evelyn's supporters have discovered another practical application of the cream: it turns out that it perfectly softens keratinized skin on the heels. The procedure is usual: after a bath, these places are covered with a thick layer of the substance, rinse off after 10 minutes and rub with a pumice stone. Then the heels are lubricated with a nourishing cream. Soon they look like a baby's.

Facial depilation cream with gold

Real cosmetic gold is an effective component of special creams for facial depilation. Particles of the precious metal give the skin a natural glow, soothe sensitive areas, prevent pain, irritation and discomfort. Colloidal gold promotes cellular gas exchange, regenerates and tightens the skin. Facial depilation creams with gold dissolve hair shafts without harming the surface, and caring substances moisturize and soften the skin.

Byly laboratory has developed a whole range of high quality products for hygiene and body care, including depilation products. Selected natural ingredients, professional experience and creative solutions of cosmetologists make it possible to produce effective products that have gained popularity in many countries.

  • The hair removal cream containing gold particles performs its task perfectly, in addition to moisturizing and making the surface of the skin radiant. Gold is not only a precious metal, but also the best antioxidant, which makes the skin radiant and healthy-looking.

Thanks to other substances, the skin is softened, retains moisture and remains protected from external irritants. Suitable for all skin, especially very sensitive skin.

Cream with gold is kept on the face for 8 - 15 minutes, depending on the effect produced. If irritation appears, the mass should be immediately washed off. By the way, it is not recommended to apply it to the armpits, near the eyes, nose, chest. Also depilation is not carried out in places covered with warts, eczema or wounds. In case of accidental contact with the eyes, it is necessary to immediately rinse them with clean water, and test the first application.


No information was found regarding the pharmacodynamics of facial depilation creams.


No information was found regarding the pharmacokinetics of facial depilation creams.

Dosing and administration

Depilatories are designed for external application. The procedure with the use of a cream for depilation of the face is not long and painless. Vegetation is eliminated without damaging the roots, so new hairs do not ingrow into the dermis. Unfortunately, they appear after a week, sometimes darker than before.

The method of application and doses are specified in the instructions. Usually the procedure begins with preparation - cleaning and degreasing, taking into account the skin type. It is not bad to apply a light mechanical peeling to remove keratinized cells beforehand.

  • Keep the mass on the skin for 3 - 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of hairs; destroyed hairs are removed with the applicator together with the remnants of the product. Move the applicator against hair growth.

Creams are washed off very thoroughly with water. In case of irritation apply antiseptic ointments, special lotions or decoctions of herbs - chamomile, calendula or celandine. Then apply special means to prevent ingrowth and slow down the subsequent growth of hair.

  • Do not use metal accessories for the procedure. Protect your hands with gloves to avoid destroying the nail plates.

During the day, depilation sites should not be washed with soap and water or exposed to tanning - neither under the sun nor in a solarium. And remember that they need increased nourishment and care, as depilatories dry out the dermis.

Use Facial depilation creams during pregnancy

Since while expecting a child in a woman's body radical hormonal changes occur, a reasonable question arises: is the use during pregnancy of various methods of getting rid of unwanted hair, in particular, by means of a cream for depilation of the face?

  • According to the manufacturers, such products do not affect the fetus in any way, as they act locally and do not enter the general bloodstream. However, caution should be exercised by the expectant mother.

To prevent undesirable consequences, it is necessary every time, not only before applying a new product, to check its effect on a test area. As familiar paints sometimes strangely color the hair of a pregnant woman, so the cream for depilation of the face can behave differently than usual. Experts advise everyone expecting a baby to purchase preparations with a minimum of aggressive and odorous components. Some creams, like Sally Hansen, are not used at all during pregnancy and breastfeeding. If you decide to depilatory cream, especially carefully read the instructions, including the list of contraindications, and do not skimp on quality.


The use of facial depilation creams is not always for the good. There are contraindications to use related to general health, local pathologies or facial defects, namely:

  • injuries of various etiologies;
  • warts, rashes, infections;
  • moles and other protrusions;
  • Oncology;
  • a short break from the previous depilation;
  • visit the beach or tanning bed 2 to 3 days before the procedure;
  • hypersensitivity, history of allergy;
  • intolerance to one of the components.

In pregnancy, it is necessary to follow the doctor's advice and be guided by your own common sense. It is better for a future mom to do without unnecessary chemistry, replacing it with mechanical depilation with a razor.

Side effects Facial depilation creams

When applying facial depilation cream, avoid contact with the eyes. If this happens, rinse them abundantly with clean water. Pre-testing is highly desirable, and before each treatment.

  • Side effects include the possibility of allergies and unpleasant odor. It is emitted by caustic chemicals, which are mandatory ingredients of depilatories.

The odor lingers for a long time even on cleanly washed skin, which is fraught with discomfort for the user and sometimes for others. Another undesirable point is the whitening of tan.

It is desirable to apply products strictly for the intended purpose, that is, do not apply intended for depilation of the face on the rest of the problem parts of the body, and vice versa. If irritation occurs, the cream should be washed off and not used further.

Side effects include the following:

  • The regrown hair may darken and become more noticeable.
  • The procedure has to be repeated regularly.
  • Too thick and stiff hairs, typical of some brunettes, creams do not remove.

Low efficacy of the preparations may be due to high oiliness or insufficient cleansing of the skin before the procedure.


Facial depilation creams are intended for external use only. To avoid overdose, breaks are required between treatments to rest the skin. If the cream is kept longer than indicated in the instructions, the treated area becomes red, irritated and, in the worst case, even burned.

To prevent drying, tightness, discomfort, the break should be at least 76 hours, and after each treatment the skin should be nourished and moisturized with appropriate creams.

Interactions with other drugs

Interactions with other preparations have not been described. However, it can be assumed that the ingredients interact undesirably with alcohols, soaps, possibly other chemicals, and ultraviolet light. All manufacturers of facial depilation creams warn about this.

Storage conditions

The main storage conditions are a cool place and inaccessibility to children. After each use, the facial depilation cream should be tightly closed.

Shelf life

When buying a facial depilation cream, pay attention to the expiration date. Products of different brands last from 24 to 36 months.


Often negative reviews are caused by errors in use. Those who understand the principle of chemical depilation, carefully read and follow the instructions on the use of creams for depilation of the face, so they get the desired result without side effects. The effectiveness of the drug also depends on individual skin characteristics, including hormonal.

All people are subject to age-related changes. You can ignore wrinkles, gray hair, sagging skin. But it is hardly possible to ignore the appearance of tendrils or hair on the chin. Remove them without pain and third-party eyes help creams for depilation of the face, and how to choose them, will prompt useful information, including that provided in this material.


To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug " Facial depilation creams" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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