Veet Hair Removal Creams Review

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Sue McCarthy

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A popular alternative to shaving and waxing, hair removal creams now come in all shapes and forms for the body and face. Veet’s line of hair removal creams is one of the most popular on the market due to its availability, efficiency and affordability.


4.0 out of 5 Stars

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Product Overview

One of the most popular names in the at-home hair removal industry, Veet has a comprehensive line of hair removal creams for the body and face, for regular and for sensitive skins.

Gone are the days when depilatory creams were messy and smelt strongly of chemicals.  Nowadays the application and removal takes less than 10 minutes, creams are less harsh on the skin and don’t have such pungent smells.

Veet’s hair removal cream range includes gel cream and spray-on formats and most options come with a spatula for an easy application and removal. There is also an in-shower version.

If you want a quick fix hair removal option that lasts longer than shaving, doesn’t cause razor burn or ingrown hairs, and is quicker and less painful than waxing, then  hair removal cream is for you. Veet’s hair removal creams are among the best and most popular on the market.

Product Features

  • Regular creams work within 10 minutes
  • Fast-acting cream works within 6 minutes
  • Options for regular and sensitive skin
  • Sensitive skin options contain aloe vera and vitamin E to protect the skin from dehydration
  • Easy to apply and remove
  • Options for body and face
  • Results last up to a week

How Does it Work?

The cream is applied in a thick layer to the area of skin where hair is to be removed. The chemicals in the cream work to dissolve the hairs, and the aloe vera and vitamin E protect your skin and leave it hydrated.

The cream works within 6 -10 minutes at the most and is removed with the aid of a spatula or a washcloth. Regrowth may not start for up to 5 days.

It is important to make sure you are using the correct cream for the area you are treating.  Facial skin is more sensitive than body skin, so it is not recommended to use the body hair version on the face. Conversely, the facial hair version may not be effective on the body.

Possible Side Effects

As with any type of hair removal cream there are possible side effects. First time users should always do a skin test 24 hours before use to ensure that they do not suffer from any skin irritations when using the product.

Possible side effects include:

  • dryness
  • irritation
  • rash
  • stinging sensation
  • chemical burns (very rare, especially when product instructions are followed correctly)

It is advised not to use Veet hair removal cream immediately after sunbathing or tanning, or on broken or irritated skin.

Is it Effective?

Veet hair removal creams are highly effective when used correctly. Results are visible within minutes and can last up to 5 days. A great alternative to shaving, especially for someone who is prone to razor burn and ingrown hairs.

Some Consumer Reviews

Based on online reviews, Veet is the most popular brand for hair removal creams on the market, due to its effectiveness, availability, affordability and also because the creams don’t smell strongly, unlike some of the others.

Amazon rates Veet’s hair removal creams at 4.5 stars out of 5, as does (all ratings based on customer reviews).​

"This product gets hair off completely!! It leaves your skin feeling smooth and soft. You won’t regret buying it.”


“At first I was afraid of trying any hair removal gel, mostly because I imagined that my legs would burn. But after receiving a coupon I gave it a try. The first time I used it I was hyper-diligent because I was afraid of leaving it on too long. I was also skeptical that it would remove all of the hair. After following the directions (which were quite simple) I rinsed my legs. I am not exaggerating when I say I have never remembered my legs being this smooth. It also lasted for much longer than with shaving. I have used it several times since then, and would recommend it to anyone.”


Personal Experience

I used Veet’s Fast Acting Gel Cream Hair Remover Pump Sensitive on my legs and underarms and found it highly effective. Easy to apply, easy to remove, and without the pungent smell that often comes with hair removal creams.

Results were achieved within the 6 minute timeframe and the hair didn’t start growing back until 4 days later. It is a great alternative to shaving in my opinion!

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In Conclusion…

Based on available evidence, I believe that Veet currently provides the best hair removal cream on the market.  Easy to find and easy to use it provides results very rapidly and also leaves you with soft skin. A great alternative to shaving!

Things we Liked

  • Efficient
  • Affordable
  • Easy to apply
  • Fast acting
  • Doesn’t smell too strong

Things we didn't Like

  • The application spatula doesn't come with all formats


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: