Veet Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser Review
I've been meaning to blog about this, for what seems like an Eternity, but I've been battling over whether of not to show pictures of my legs. In the end, I decided that the world was not yet ready to see them, neither clean-shaven or not!! Therefore, I'm sorry, but this is not going to be the debut of my pins! Oh, I can hear the world sighing a great sigh of relief as I type that!!
The product is:
Packaging: As you can see from the images above, the product comes in quite a tall bottle that is quite typical of many body moisturisers. What makes it stand out, however, is actually the lid, which has a cute curve to it, which I know sounds kind of weird, but look:
What is it supposed to do? As you can guess, the product is supposed to slow down the speed of which hairs grow in between shaves. And according to the packaging, it does this by "targeting the hair follicle". It allegedly does this, using their unique formula which contains something called "ProMinimise", that hydrates the skin, leaving the skin smoother. But, what I want to know:
I decided to go hunt down the Veet website, to see if they'll actually tell us what "ProMinimise" means, in a more specific sense, but the only thing I could find out, was basically what I've already mentioned, above about it hydrating the skin. But, seriously, is that not what any normal moisturiser does?
This is where I thought that it would be a great idea to shave my legs, and moisturise on leg with my Veet Hair Minimising Body Moisturiser, whilst the other one I would moisturise with an ordinary body moisturiser. The idea being to monitor the hair growth, and discover if the product from Veet thins the hairs more than a product not being marketed for this purpose. As you can imagine, this was where the images were supposed to come into play, but unfortunately, I chickened out of putting them up.
The Results: I left my legs, without shaving them for two weeks, moisturising them, as mentioned above, each day with different moisturisers (making sure to use the right one on the right leg), and I was actually really impressed to discover that both legs, whilst did have hairs, they were both incredibly light. Much lighter than normal, that's for definite. But, when I asked the other half which leg he thought looked like it had the lightest hairs, he replied that they both looked exactly the same.
It really didn't surprise me that there was no difference between the two legs, because it just backs up my initial thought that this product is just a fancy version of a body moisturiser, but with a slightly more expensive price tag, because it claims to be "different", when really it isn't. And, I really love this piece of information that I spotted on the back, when I was editing the photos of the product, that I'd taken some time ago:
Forgetting it's real purpose: As a moisturiser, this product smells quite light for a moisturiser, or as the boyfriend said, he thought it smelt like "sun cream". It's not overpowering, which I liked. The only real thing that I don't like, when thinking of this product solely as a moisturiser is that the product is very runny and I found that to be a bit annoying. But, that's probably more to do with the fact that I personally prefer cream-based moisturisers that come in tubs. So, that's more a personal preference than anything.
Overall: I am genuinely impressed that the hairs on my legs were lighter, and my legs were smoother. But I was disappointed to discover that I can achieve this with another cheaper brand of ordinary product, just as well.
So, it feels like your typical marketing of an age-old product, but in a brand sparkling new way to make it look pretty, sound amazing and encourage shoppers to buy a product that we'll believe to be a new invention, when really there isn't anything new or original about it. Because other than the word "ProMinimise", there isn't really anything, that my untrained eye, can see that makes this any different, unfortunately.
Would I Buy it Again? Definitely not. I'll be sticking to an ordinary body moisturiser on an area that I've evidently been neglecting for far too long!
Price: I've found this ranging from between £5 - £8.
Where to Buy: Any shop that sells skin care products, such as Boots.