Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Collection: Review

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Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Collection: Review
New from Nair for Spring and Summer 2015 are a line of hair removal products infused with Moroccan Argan Oil and orange blossoms intended to nourish the skin and reduce the discomfort of waxing. The Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Body Wax ($18.99 CAD) features a convenient roll-on applicator while the Nair Cire Divine Argan Oil with Pain Reducer ($18.99 CAD) features a resin formulation that requires no strips or messy clean up. So how did these products work? Read on to find out.......
Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Collection: Review
Nair Cire Divine Argan Oil with Pain Reducer
Nair Cire Divine Argan Oil with Pain Reducer ($18.99 CAD):
This is a resin wax that comes in a large plastic tub. To use it, simply microwave and let stand for a minute or so. The wax has a light floral/nutty argan fragrance. Because the resin wax will harden after being spread, it doesn't require wax strips to remove it. However, I noticed that I have to spread it quite thick on my skin so it can be ripped off easily without tearing.
My verdict is that these are pretty easy to use and they are good at removing hair of medium thickness, of at least 5mm long, although the instructions say it works on hair as short as 2mm. Also I noticed that the wax is not very good at taking off coarser hairs, but that's pretty much the case with all wax products unless you have some super professional waxing skills.
Additionally, the wax comes with three post-waxing wipes to sooth the skin, and a large wooden popsicle stick to spread the wax.
Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Collection: Review
Nair Cire Divine Argan Oil with Pain Reducer
Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Body Wax ($18.99 CAD):
Unlike the resin wax, this is a soft wax that applies with a roll-on applicator and removes with a wax strip. To use this one, simply remove the inner cap and microwave the whole tube for about 25 seconds. The roll on applicator initially worked very well, applying thin layers that are easy to remove with the included strips. However, as I went on with my third and fourth application, I noticed that the roll-on applicator kept on getting stuck because it cools and harden as it is exposed to the room temperature. So pretty much after a few rolls, the applicator got stuck. The wax is technically rinsable with warm water and soap but unlike sugar wax, this stuff did not wash off easily. My hands felt sticky even after washing them profusely. I am surprised that this wax did not come with any post-waxing wipes which would actually help a lot with removing leftover wax.
Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Collection: Review
Nair Moroccan Argan Oil Ultimate Roll-On Body Wax (comes with 10 reusable cloth strips)
Overall:
I know I've only reviewed razors in the past but I am actually a pretty big at-home waxer (for my underarm and bikini area at least). However, neither of these products really wowed me although I did like the Cire Divine resin wax because it didn't require any removal stripes. The addition of argan oil really didn't add a noticeable difference to the waxes and the Ultimate Roll-On Body Wax applicator just kept on getting stuck. Additionally, I was not impressed by the fact that the rinsable formulation did not rinse very well and only came with 10 reusable cloth strips (versus 20, which is what most soft wax products come with). 

Availability:
Nair products are available at mass and drug retailers across Canada.
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