Gigi Hair Removal Lotion Review

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Paul McCarthy

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An alternative to shaving, Gigi Hair Removal Lotion is applied to the skin and works within minutes to remove hair from legs, arms, underarms, bikini area and face.


3.6 out of 5 Stars

Product List

  • Gigi Hair Removal Lotion
  • Gigi Hair Removal Cream for the Face
  • Gigi Hair Removal Cream with Balm for Bikini and Legs

Product Overview

Gigi Hair Removal Cream is an excellent hair removal cream that comes in formats for the face and for the body. As an alternative to shaving, Gigi Hair Removal Cream removes unwanted hair within 8 minutes and leaves skin hairless for up to 5 days. The cream works on regular and sensitive skin, and with its cooling cucumber and aloe vera, leaves skin feeling refreshed after application.​

Product Features

  • Works within 8 minutes
  • Great for regular and sensitive skin
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Options for body and face
  • Results last up to 5 days

How it works

Gigi Hair Removal Lotion is applied in a thick layer to the area where you would like to remove the hair. Lotion is not to be rubbed in, just applied thickly.

Woman using depilatory cream on leg

After 5 minutes check to see if hair comes off easily, if it does remove the rest of the lotion. If it does not, leave it on a little longer, but no longer than 8 minutes in total.

The lotion should be wiped off with a washcloth, and the area rinsed with water and patted dry. The lotion dissolves hair to leave the skin hair free. Regrowth can be delayed by up to 5 days.

Gigi has created separate lotions for the face and for the body. It is not advised to use the body lotion on the more sensitive facial skin, and it is also not advised to use the facial lotion on the body as it may not be as effective as it should be.

Possible side effects

It is recommended to do a trial skin test 24 hours before using the product to make sure no allergies or irritations appear.

Possible side effects include: dry skin, irritations, stinging sensations, rashes and (very rare) chemical burns. It is important to follow the product application guidelines and to remain within the application time limit to avoid burns.

Do not use if burns or irritations are experienced after the trial skin test. The lotion should not be used on broken or irritated skin, or less than 24 hours after prolonged sun exposure or tanning. The lotion should also not be used on moles or directly on the genital area.

Is it effective?

Gigi Hair Removal Lotion is very effective, even on coarser hair. It’s a great alternative to shaving, especially if you are prone to razor bumps or ingrown hairs.

It can be used on sensitive skin and regrowth may not happen for up to 5 days.

What customers think (reviews) rates Gigi Hair Removal Lotion at 3.6 out of 5 stars, with reviews ranging from “excellent product” to “doesn’t work for me”. 80% of the reviews are very positive about the product, seeing it as completely worth it and an excellent alternative to shaving.

Some customer comments:

“Of all the hair removal products I have ever tried this has been by far the best. Effective and gentle and I don't mind the smell. I am very happy with this product and plan to continue using it.” – LoveAandE

“I have been looking for something for a while now that will remove unwanted hair without the painful razor bumps and I have finally found it. This worked great and it's so easy. All you have to do is apply and wait. I ended up waiting the full ten minutes then I simply washed it off and it got rid of ALL of my unwanted hair. I couldn't believe how smooth it made me and it was easy to just place in the areas I wanted it in. There is a slight smell, like most hair removers but it isn't very strong and it doesn't last once you are done. This is by far the best hair remover I have used.” – B.E. Love​

Personal experience

I applied Gigi Hair Removal Lotion to my legs and left it for the maximum time of 8 minutes. It removed all of my unwanted hair and didn’t start growing back until more than 3 days later! The only thing I didn’t like was that the smell was a little off-putting.

Things we Liked

  • Very effective
  • Works on regular and sensitive skin
  • Works on fine and coarse hair
  • Fast acting

Things we didn't Like

  • Strong smell
  • Can only be purchased online, not in popular drugstores


Gigi Hair Removal Lotion is an excellent alternative to shaving, easy to apply and quick, showing results within 8 minutes. With options for the face and the body, Gigi Hair Removal Cream rates highly along with other hair removal cream favorites.


For the past 12 months, I have been testing and playing with all sorts of hair removal products for Hair Free Life. My goal is to provide the most accurate and up-to-date hair removal consumer information on the internet. When I'm not photographing, reviewing and researching hair removal products I play the drums in a samba band and am a volunteer for the Swindon Lions! Got any questions? Write to us below: