Veet - EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit
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Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit is a self-heating at-home wax system with a roll-on applicator that is designed to deliver an even layer of warm wax for effective hair removal. The hand-held device helps to deliver salon-quality results at home and is formulated with the same ingredients as the wax used in salons. The formula is also enriched with natural beeswax, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
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Featured ReviewSep 30, 2012 6:28pm
Salon results at home
The Veet at home waxing system is one of the best at-home salon result hair removal methods that I have come across.
Included in the box are the wax cartridge, non-woven strips, the waxing unit, post depilitary wipes and a base unit to hold the device.
The instructions state that the unit takes approximately 20 minutes to heat up, however I have found that it is more effective if you allow about 40-45 minutes. This allows the wax to go on more thinly and makes the hair removal easier.
Once you have applied the wax you put the non-woven strip over the area and press firmly before grabbing the end and ripping the strip off in the opposite direction to the hair growth. It sounds painful but it really isn’t too bad.
I am used to the pain of epilating and have been either waxing or epilating for about 20 years so find that it is quite bearable. I also prefer either of these methods as compared to shaving as the hair takes much longer to grow back, and the hair is softer once it does grow back.
I found the unit sits comfortably in the hand and the wax glides easily onto the skin without dragging. The only issue that I had was that the wax seemed to cool down a little more quickly that I would have liked. It was approximately 14 degrees on the day I used this so both the wax and my legs got cold.
I used 3 strips on the lower leg which was probably one more than I would use once I am more experienced. I think that I could have used a little less wax and still got a great result.
It took me approximately 10 minutes to wax the lower half of my leg and it was extremely smooth and hair free. I normally suffer from extreme redness after waxing, but I did not have any redness at all (it wasn’t even a little pink).
My legs remained relatively hair free for approximately 3 weeks and I have continued to use this great waxing unit since receiving it.
I have since purchased the bikini and underarm wax and will be putting it to the test really soon.
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Rating: Jun 19, 2012 7:25pm
Veet EasyWax Trial
Having only had experience with at-home wax that needs to be heated (and reheated) on the stove or in a microwave, I was keen to try a self-heating home waxing system.
The Veet EasyWax was easy to assemble, simply insert the wax cartridge, rest the wax wand in the cradle, plug in the cord, and leave to heat. As the product under trial was the European model, the voltage difference meant it took around 40 minutes to heat up, instead of the suggested 20 minutes. There is a red light on the wax wand, indicating there is power to the unit, but a light (perhaps green) indicating the wax is to temperature would be a welcome addition. Included also in the kit are 12 wax strips, which can each be used several times, and 4 wax-removing wipes.
The wax itself is a bright coral-pink, quite a nice colour, but I found that as my skin becomes very red upon waxing, it became difficult to see where any waxy residue was left on my skin! The wax wipes were successful at removing any excess wax, but any oil will do just as well if you run out of wipes. The wax strips can be reused several times, once one side becomes full of wax, simply fold the strip in half, and the unused side of the now shorter strip can be used.
I found it most effective to roll the wax wand up my leg, against the grain of my hair growth, applying a quantity of wax slightly shorter in length than the strip used to remove it. The EasyWax delivers a thin layer of wax, it is important to get the roller moving first, because it is somewhat stiff the first time you try to roll it upon your skin. When the wax wand was unplugged, the wax cooled quickly, so I kept it plugged in most of the time, although this got a bit awkward, I sometimes found myself in a messy tangle of legs, wax and cord! After applying the wax and quickly removing the strip with a firm rip, I found around 70% of the hair was removed from my legs. Not as good as a salon wax of course, but for an at-home product, I think this is the best you would get.
Compared to other home waxing systems, this is certainly the most effective I have ever used. The main advantage is the lack of mess compared to traditional at-home waxing systems, and the fact that the wax doesn’t get too hot, so there is no burned skin. I am interested to try the wax cartridge with the smaller head, designed for bikini and underarm waxing. The disadvantages are the lack of strips, only 12, there should be at least double that many, and I doubt that one cartridge would go as far as claimed on the packet. All in all, I don’t think it is worth the $40 price tag (and how much will the cartridges cost?) but I was happy to trial this product, and if the cartridges are a reasonable price, I will purchase them and gladly continue using my Veet EasyWax.
Rating: Jun 19, 2012 7:20pm
Veet EasyWax Electrical trial team
Good evening ladies.
Straight up, I am hairy, very hairy. I inherited my hairness from my dad that is about as hairy as an ape. I am sadly not even joking.
Moving on. This is a pretty good product. I usually shave or when I do wax, I use wax strips. The EasyWax kit is pleasant looking pink product that is easy to hold.
It took 40+ minutes to heat up, that didn't phase me, I just did other stuff around the house while it warmed up. Oh and the night before I used this I used a body scrub on my legs because it makes them feel smoother and I don't get itchy legs when the hair starts to grow back.
The wax needs to be rolled onto the skin, and it comes out cleanly and thinly (and is a pretty pink colour!) and then you need to put a strip over the wax and rip it off in the opposite direction to hair growth. I did have some little patches of wax left on my skin but that came off with a bit of baby oil.
The only thing negative I have to comment on is that it would be great to have heaps more strips included in the kit.
Rating: Jun 19, 2012 7:11pm
just like in a salon!
First of all, thanks BH for letting me be a part of the trial team.
This comes in a pink and white box with the waxing device showing. The device also had a base for it to stand in and a cord, the device itself was very easy to hold, reminded me of the shape of an epilator. It also came with one wax cartridge, after wax wipes and wax strips.
I let the wax cartridge heat up in the device for 40 mins, I didn't mind because in that time I exfoliated and did other things. Once the wax was heated up; I rolled on the wax from knee to toe as directed on the instructions, the layer of wax was thin and even. After rolling on wax, I put the device back on the base, grabbed a wax strip. Firmly ran up and down with the palm of my hand over the wax strip a few times, and pulled the wax strip off. I found that because I didn't have to apply the wax with a stick, this roll on was great because it was just so even and simple ! There aren't many wax strips that come with the pack but what I did was use one strip, then another, by the time I was done with the second, the wax on the first would be dry so I could use that strip again which is great. I even used the back of used wax strips! After waxing both legs, I had used 5 strips so I still have some left for my next session.
The wax itself doesn't have much of an odour which is great, consistency was also amazing. After waxing, I used one of the after wax wipes which made my legs feel amazing. I didn't have any wax residue because it comes off with the strips so easily! It's been three days since I've waxed and they're still smooth! I will definitely purchase the roll on applicator wax cartridge for underarms as this applicator is way too big for that, I can imagine it getting very messy so I didn't try.
All in all, great product. Will continue to use. Thanks BH!
Rating: Jun 19, 2012 6:16pm
I received this kit for review as part of the Beautyheaven Trial Team Program, and I was really excited to try it out.
The packaging is quite nice. It's sleek, easy to assemble, fits nicely in the hand, and feels like it would travel well. It's also cute and pink, though I know that won't be to everyone's taste. The little plastic stand is a great idea, though I wish it were sturdier. I also wish the cord were longer, as I felt like you'd have to be right next to an electrical socket to use it comfortably.
The kit states that it takes 20 minutes for the wax to heat up, but I found that I had to wait in excess of an hour for the wax to apply smoothly! Unless the Australian version on shelves is more powerful than the European versions we were trialling, I would strongly suggest that Veet alter their product claims. It's a bit counter-intuitive really; why bother buying a DIY waxing product when you could travel to and from the salon and get your legs waxed by a pro in less time?
The actual waxing was a bit hit and miss. It may just be me being a n00b at waxing myself, but I found that sometimes I either had to a) apply 2 layers of wax, or b) use the wax strips on the same spot twice. On the plus side, the wax is this great coral-pink colour a la MAC Impassioned Lipstick (yeah I'm weird, but I love the colour :P) and the smell was not unpleasant.
Unfortunately I found that there weren't enough strips in my kit to wax both my calves! I see other people are complaining in their reviews that there aren't enough strips for the stipulated 4 sessions, and I couldn't even make them last for one session! Granted, this may be because I had to go over many spots twice, but I also have big legs - so it's not a terribly friendly kit to those who don't have the thinnest pins.
The wax-residue-removing strips were relatively effective, though I did find I had to scrub a little bit to remove some of the wax. They have an oily residue that serves to moisturise the legs after waxing, but will require a decent handwashing afterwards, unless you're keen on feeling like you've washed your hands in olive oil ;]
Would I purchase this kit on its own if it weren't sent for review? No. It takes an hour to heat up, and I didn't have enough strips for both calves. If there were a *tonne* more wax strips included, the kit took less time to heat up, and the price point were a little lower, I might consider it.
Rating: Jun 19, 2012 3:50pm
I hadn't waxed in years since I bought my epilator but this product does make the process a lot easier and faster.
-Product is pretty easy to hold and grip
-Applies the perfect amount of wax each time
-Wax was very effectiving in removing even the tiny hairs
-Didn't experience any abnormal irritation
-Product keeps wax an ideal temperature, warm enough without burning your skin
-Single wax strip can be reused up to 6-8 times
-Wax was removed easily with the aftercare wipes
-Wax cartridge may just actually last 4 wax sessions. After waxing the entire of both my legs, I've still got a bit more than 3/4 left!
-Took forever to heat up. We were told it could take 40 minutes instead of 20 since it was an overseas model but mine took just over an hour
-Cord was too short. Made it hard to reach the other side of my legs. You can unplug it and it will maintain the temp for up to 15minutes but I would prefer a longer cord.
-Stand is too light and the cord is plugged in too low. Sometimes it was just easier to lay the product on the table.
Cons aside, I will definately be repurchasing replacement cartidges, I think this product is really great!
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 8:47pm
This gadget brings the salon to your home, with an ergonomic device. The provided wax cartridge lasts a few sessions, there are several wipes to soothe the skin afterwards, and there are several removal strips. The wax needs to be heated for 40mins for effectiveness so you'll need a timer!
It is very easy to use. The wax carrtidge clips into the applicator, which sits in a deck for heating. I found mine worked just as well when I left it heated for 60min so don't worry too much, it won't catch fire nor burn you!
For me, application was not so pleasant. The roller was stiff at first use so I needed to roll it with my hands a lot (once it was going it was fine). After application I found it best to leave the cartridge plugged in as it would cool too quickly, so the wax kept heating itself so an ideal temperature.
I rolled light pink stick wax ~15cm up my leg and arm, then used the removal strips immediately (ripped in the direction of hairline growth). I then used the soothing strips and had absolutely no irritation.
I found that the wax could stick to a lot of things (like the applicator!) so I had to use some alcohol wipes to remove it.
But it did leave a nice, smooth result which has so far lasted 2 weeks!
It was very easy to use and a very good, cheaper, home-option. Delightful to have tested!
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 7:37pm
I was so excited to trial this product having just begun waxing as my first method for hair removal. The product was nicely packaged. Although I was slightly disappointed in how the applicator took to heat rather then the suggested 20 minutes it took me double the time to get the wax to come out smoothly. I found the product easy to use although wish the kit had of come with more strips and wax. It took me about 25 minutes to wax each leg and the result was salon worthy. This product was less messier than using strips and the residue came off much more easily.
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 7:16pm
Hassle free DIY waxing
I have tried my fair share of DIY waxing products and this one has to be one of the best in terms of ease of use and being mess free.
All you have to do is put the wax container into the holder and plug it into the power to heat for around 40 minutes (the packaging claims 20 minutes waiting time but that's no big deal)
Once the wax is heated you are ready to go. All you have to do is do run the applicator across the area you want to wax and a perfect thin layer of wax will come out. The wax ends up being the perfect temperature so there is no chance of burning yourself and it comes out evenly and easily without having to go over the same area more than once.
The kit contains everything you need for around 2 applications of your entire legs. I think that if you are not experienced with at home DIY waxing then you might have problems with having enough strips to pull off all the wax. However, I don't think that is a big deal as you can easily buy some more strips at the supermarkets or you can use an old shirt and cut it into strips (that's what I used to do when I was still learning).
To my surprise the wax is bright pink! It also has a slight smell which is not that great but it is not too strong so it didn't really bother me too much.
I found this product definitely helped me achieve salon results in the comfort of my own home. There was no messy wax residue or leakage, it was all clean and simple to use.
I found that the wipes that came with the product did a great job in removing excess wax.
I can't wait until this product is readily available in Australia so I can buy some refills and start using this on a regular basis as a replacement to my usual waxing product. I highly recommend this product for easy to use and mess free waxing at home.
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 6:58pm
Thank you BH for letting me review this. I have to say, this was soooo easy to use. e had a longer heating up time due to the product for review being a European model (can't wait for it to be released here).
It's so easy, you just put the cartridge in, and let it warm up. The cartridge already has the roller complete.
Once it was warmed up, this was sooo easy, the wax just glides on. I only did my legs and there was plenty of wax left in the cartridge when i checked after I let it cool down.
The strips that are included work so well, you can use the over and over again as you use the warm wax, this is because the roller puts the wax on at the perfect coverage at the perfect temperature.
The wax is pink, i didn't really smell any scent, so if there was one, it's very light. The wax residue is pretty easy to get off, you do need to use a lot of the included after-wax wipes but you can use baby oil or any other wax off oil to do the job which works much better.
I found that this wax really worked well on my legs, with only having to repeat on a couple of areas, therefore this is fantastic product. It left my legs silky smooth.
It didn't take me very long either, i was able to do it whilst the baby was sleeping (hehehehe)
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 6:39pm
Great concept just not for me
The Easy wax kit includes:
The self heating device
Stand base for the device
• Did the Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit help you achieve smooth, professional, and salon-quality results at home?
It helped remove hair but I don’t think it was salon worthy results.
• Would you regularly use Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit as part of your at-home hair removal routine?
I am going to stick with the hard set wax for now as I don’t have to worry about having enough strips.
• How easy was it to achieve long-lasting results with the Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit?
I think it was relatively easy, after tweezing the remaining hairs it left me with a lovely smooth result.
The packaging looked nice but it doesn’t have the functionality to be used as a storage box for the device.
I really liked how easy it was to hold and after a few strips it glided on quite nicely.
I left it heat up for 1hr and it was still a bit hard to move but as I just stated after a few swipes it starts to glide on a bit nicer.
I feel like you don’t get enough strips and it never seemed to remove all the hair in one strip, I would have to go over it again and then tweeze the remaining.
Unfortunately for me this product isn’t a winner. If this was hard wax (doesn’t require strips) then it would be the greatest. I really love that you can leave it plugged in while you’re waxing so you don’t have to keep running to the microwave which is such a pain.
I also tried using this on my boyfriends back, It didn’t remove nearly enough hair. I then tried waxing his back with the hard wax that I use normally and it did a much better job, so for course hair I don’t think this will excel in that department.
Overall because it is strip wax it isn’t for me, but that is definitely not a fault just a personal preference. If you prefer to use strip wax then I think this is a great product.
I think personally I am just awful at using strip wax :)