Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review If you use it properly it will work
Don't try to do this in a rush. I recommend prior to using for best results: wash your face with a moisturizing face wash, GENTLY exfoliate (areas you're using the Nair), and last- keep a lukewarm cloth for a few minutes over the areas you plan on using the cream (to soften to hair). This is a solid 15 minutes prep. Apply the Nair in an even and thick layer where you want to get rid of the hair. Set a timer for exactly 5 minutes. Check an area with a q-tip or round cotton face pad. If the hair comes off, go ahead and gently remove the cream. If it doesn't do 1 minute checks. 7 minutes is my perfect time. Seriously never leave on longer than 10 minutes because it will burn your skin and make red. I use barely-damp cotton pads (about 5-8 depending on how much area you're covering) and very gently wipe the cream in the direction your hair grows. Once you remove the cream, rinse your face with cold water, pat your face dry (use a nice soft towel careful not to scrub your face), and immediately apply facial lotion- I use Jergens all purpose face cream -nothing perfumey or scented not meant for your face. Leave your face alone for about 30 min to an hour (don't immediately try and apply powder and foundation). If you do it just like this, Nair will work perfectly every time. The trick is not to rush it- it's a serious chemical.
Most Helpful Critical Review DO NOT USE
I had this product for fine hairs on my upper lip, chin, and a few fine cheek hairs. I followed instructions thoroughly left on for 5 mins, when I went to wipe off with a wash cloth OMG lets just say my face felt like it was on a stove being cooked!! Once I finally got it all off I screamed when I threw cold water on my face to rinse the rest off completely. This took place about 2 hrs ago, now my face is extremely red, is still burning badly, ooooo and the best part I have red bumps, and scabs everywhere. Would not recommend ever, unless you want to feel miserable. It did remove the fine hairs tho but in exchange gave me scabs =(
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Phil from Ft worth
I like it for facial hair removal
I would buy this products again
Letty from Texas
Love it, smell great and holds my hair in place
I'll buy this as long as they continue to make it
Heather from New Milford, CT
If you're post menopausal and now have hairs where there weren't any before, PLEASE TRY THIS STUFF! You could spend $45 plus $10 tip for chin, lip and eyebrow wax OR you can try this stuff for around $6 bucks. Did I mention no pain, has a lovely scent and most important, IT WORKS!
Be very careful with this product - OUCH
Wally from Denver, CO
If you haven't read all the reviews already— I'll recap with BE CAREFUL. I normally wax my entire face, so I definitely don't have super sensitive skin, but really wanted to try something that would allow me to not have to tug or pull. Tried this for 5 minutes and got a pretty bad chemical burn that I'm currently icing. It definitely removed the hair but wow the chemical burn STINGS. Please be cautious when using this product. Chemical burns are very common and really hurt, so please think of that before trying this.
Angela from Ny
I started getting lots of facial hair but I was debating to try numerous tings but luckily I didn't. I can believe I saved my self so much money by just using this product one time I'm amazed by the result it works just as it's described highly recommended it
This product burned my face.
Y.I from Austin, Texas
Used this product as directed and it still burned my face.
tay from usa
i have pcos so i have some extra hair on my face. it makes me really insecure and shaving last for a day before i need to shave again so i was looking for alternatives. i have sensitive skin so i was checking it every 30 seconds or so, it never burned or anything. after 10 mins i took it off cause every time i checked nothing happened. it barely took away hair and my skin was red but i didnt think much of it at first. i went to use my cleanser and it burned so so bad.
Definitely don't recommend
Dani from Chicago
Highly recommend to NOT use this on your face. Starting burning 2 mins after I put it on my face. Great for the body though.
Use with Extreme Caution
Simone O from Chicago, IL
Although this did a great job removing the peach fuzz from my face, it irritated my skin and caused some scarring. My skin is not sensitive. I've used really potent products (i.e. chemical peels, etc.) and none have irritated my skin like this product. I will not apply this to my face again. I'll just use it on my legs.
Hair today gone tomorrow
Dena from Ct
For the price it's worth it! Decently gets rid of stubborn lip hair however it doesn't last I feel like the next day I have hair again - could be different growth not necessarily the And effectiveness of the product. I cannot say for sure. But I like it and for the price you can't go wrong.
mixedgal from United states
I bought this face cream, used it, then the next day my face was covered in little tiny bumps all over my cheeks & chin area!! Never again.
Removes hair but start with less time
Seachag from Burlington, VT
I have sensitive skin and I needed something besides tweezing for all the little hairs I can't stand anymore. I read the directions and applied to a smaller space first. It worked great except I wish I'd read reviews first and started with less time. 5 min is what the box recommends but I would start with 2-3 min. My lip area is beyond dried out and I have a few small burn spots. The hair was all removed beautifully but at the cost of my face feeling tight and super irritated. It was beyond red and blotchy for a few hours even after I liberally moisturized. The redness is gone the next day but the tight skin and semi numb feeling is still there. DEFINITELY DO LESS TIME THAN BOX SAYS TO START!!
Samantha Shead MUA from Albany, Ga
I remember that I used to use this stuff like once a month as a teen. As an adult, I've used it a couple times but it's been quite some time since and I forgot why I stopped. Well recently, I tried it again, and I instantly remembered. This might be for your face, but it's still extremely harsh, like all Nair products. I spread a thick layer like the instructions said on the lower half of my face and waited 5 minutes. The experience was fine for the most part, but I did feel a few tingles here and there, but it wasn't too bad. I finally wiped the stuff off gently and instantly noticed some irritation and redness. I also noticed what might have been a chemical burn near my chin that eventually turned into a pimple. This doesn't surprise me at all. What also didn't surprise me was that no hair from my mustache was gone. This stuff is a joke.
Always my go to
Mahhhahahhah from Chicago, IL
This is one of my go to products when I want to removal all the facial hair I have, I find it makes my skin baby smooth and the hair takes a while to grow back.
NOTHING BUT BURNS
Lauren C. from NY
This product is awful. It completely burned my skin when I only had it on for 5 minutes (recommended is 5-10). I have no idea if it even removed hair at this point as my face was so bright red and still burning that I couldn't tell. It came to the point I even had to take Benadryl as the burning would not stop after the product was completely off of my face. Will never buy any products from this brand again. BEWARE.
My skin is so soft and smooth!
Steff from Oviedo, FL
I just tried this for the first time today and I was not disappointed!! I left it on for about 5-6 mins and then wiped it away with a wet washcloth and my face was so soft and smooth! I was glowing!! I didn't have any burning or anything, but everyone's skin is different so be sure to test it on a small area first. Definitely purchasing again, so much easier than waxing.
Abby from Greenville, SC
This cream removed the hair on my face but also removed the skin. This caused very painful burns everywhere it was applied and i had to use neosporin on my face for several days afterwards, my face has still not recovered. Save yourself the pain and dont buy this!
Have used this for years
Jay from Michigan
I use this product once a week on every Thursday. I put it on right before i take a shower. I have noticed that using it in the shower, is what truly the only way the product works. I've used it outside of the shower and for some reason not all the hair comes off but when i have it on in the shower it works.
I put an even and thick layer on my upper lip right before i hop in the shower. I then do all my other shower things such as shampoo, shave, condition, etc, and the last thing i do in the shower is remove the cream. I literally just put my face up to the water and it removes. Usually about a 10-15 min shower is perfect. Takes off all the hair and leaves it nice and soft. Sometimes if you leave it on too long it will burn a little, so if you take longer showers make sure to get it washed off in between the 10-15 min mark.
Barely removed any hair
Laura from Indianapolis
This barely removed any hair, won't be purchasing it again.
Worked great for me
Lisa from CO
Worked great for me and left my face silky smooth. Slight sting afterwards, probably like what men experience with after applying their after shave. Stinging last only 20-30 seconds for me and then my skin and calmed down. I like this product more than the face shavers out there.
Even burned male skin
Jac from Florida
I am a transgender woman and I only started hormones a few weeks ago, so I still have thick facial hair that needs to be shaved every day. I get pretty bad razor burn from shaving and thought that maybe this could help. Worst mistake ever. I put on the recommended amount and kept it on for about seven minutes because I assumed the thicker hair would take longer. I felt no burning while the lotion was on my face. It was when I went to take it off that things went South. I almost couldn't wipe it off, it hurt so bad. It took me about 2 extra minutes to take it all off slowly. After removal I looked up close and saw that my entire face where I had applied it was tomato red and especially on my lips there was what seemed to be enlarged pores that were bleeding. I absolutely freaked out because I thought I had a chemical burn of some sort. I Immediately washed my face with a mild cleanser and put on some moisturizer followed with a cool washcloth. It's been about 30 minutes and most of the redness has gone down, but my upper lip is still tomato red in my skin in general still slightly burns and is very tight feeling. I was expecting this to not affect my skin since I still have thick male skin in my face, BUT NOPE! 100% would not recommend to anyone.
Nair is always a hit or miss
Peaches from CO
By now, I'm pretty experienced with Nair products. I'm an Italian girl and I grew body hair much quicker as a kid than anyone else I knew, but my mom was pretty strict and didn't allow me to shave, so she gave me Nair as an alternative. For years I used Nair on my legs, and I got pretty used to the ups and downs it had. This Nair facial hair removal cream works just about the same.
So for starters, it says to use for 5 minutes, but you can increase that time if the hair doesn't seem to be giving way, up to no longer than 10 minutes. I don't have coarse hair on my face, (I used this only on my upper lip) but I knew for a fact that 5 minutes wouldn't cut it (it never does for me.) So I left it on for 7. The problem with Nair is sometimes you get away with perfect soft skin, and sometimes you have soft, but very red and irritated skin. It removes the hair, but the latter happened to me the first time I used this. I don't have sensitive skin but Nair will still irritate it anyway when it wants to. Thankfully, the raw looking redness went away in about an hour and you couldn't tell it was there to begin with. My tips for using Nair are that you DEFINITELY have to remove this cream with a wet wash cloth like the directions say. The hair won't come off unless it's gently wiped off by a cloth. If you have coarse hair, slathering on the cream a bit thicker should help, but don't leave it on for longer than the bottle says. And if you experience irritation, try splashing cold water on the area or doing a cool compress to soothe the skin a bit. Usually the rawness will go away in the same day, but there are some cases that it could stick around for longer, so just be careful.
TL;DR: This product works, but is rather finicky like all Nair products. Experiment to see what times work best for you to prevent burns, because it WILL burn if not careful.
Burns the face when used as directed
Francie from Tennessee
Left on my face per directions. Left chem burn around my mouth.
Thick hairs bye!
Rose from Dallas, TX
I have thick eyebrow hairs and it worked! It says leave it on for 5 mins but not over 10. I left it for 7-8 mins and it worked! I'm not saying it's like omg! The smell isn't as strong as their other products, I did felt a little burn but it's cause I have sensitive skin. But it did leave my skin looking smooth overall.
Jay from Dallas
It worked way better than i thought it would and leaves my face smoother longer than dermaplaining . The smell is what gave it a 4 star instead of 5