Veet - EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit
- Overall rating:
Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit is a hand-held, self-heating home-wax system with a roll-on applicator that helps deliver an even layer of warm wax and delivers salon-quality results at home. The wax is formulated with the same ingredients as the wax used in salons and is enriched with natural beeswax, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
- Articles about this product:
- Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll-on Kit Trial Team
- Video: how to wax your legs in a flash
- Style file: spring fashion trends
- Essential pre-wedding prep
- Battle of the hairy legs
- Face off: hair removal
- How-to: minimise hair growth
- Back to basics: at-home hair removal
- Five best buys for busy women
- Your holiday beauty maintenance manual
Through supermarkets and pharmacies nationally
1800 022 046 (AUS) / 0800 40 30 30 (NZ)
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 6:28pm
heated to perfection
This came along at exactly the right time, being lazy since summer my little bits of fuzz were due to be removed. I liked that this did not cause any reactions with me sensitive skin. I had left the device and came back 45 mins later by which in was hot and ready to go. I assume the aussie one will be quicker possibly as it took quite some time ( though we had be advised prior.) The wax applied easily, i am used to cold wax strips so this was a little bit nicer to use. It went on pink and following the fool proof instructions I managed to come out with smooth hairless pins. It was easy to use and was not at all messy. I got two uses out of it so far under arms and legs . I checked to see if all the hairs were waxed off and they were! (usually i have to go over with a shaver...) it was so effective. I found it was almost painless, perhaps due to the heat? And fast to use if you exclude heating time. The only slight negative was i could not remove some left over wax afterwards (and i do not reccommend using this after getting your nails done; lesson learnt) but it came off with a little cream lots of scrubbing and some oil. Overall a plesant experience, ive never been able to remove all wax completely but perhaps a better remover would make this a little friendlier.
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 2:38pm
trial team review
thankyou BH for letting me trial this product!
before using I read and re-read the instructions so I knew what to do as I have only used pot wax a couple of times before, with not very good results so I must admit wasn't expecting much, but I was surprised it worked well!
as others have said it takes about 50 minutes, not 20 as claimed by Veet, to fully heat.
application is easy and it applied the wax in a nice even and thin layer. there was definitely not as much mess as when you use a wax pot and spatula! and I liked that I didn't need to stop in the middle of waxing to reheat in the microwave.
it removes all hairs easily and was not at all as painful as I expected which was a pleasant surprise.
my skin was smooth and I did get red dots for a few days afterwards but that always happens to me when I get waxed.
only complaints is there are only 12 wax strips and 4 wipes! maybe its that I am just a bit unexperienced but I used 8 strips for both my legs! and a wipe on each leg and my hands, so there is no way I could do my legs 4 times.
other than that and the fact it takes longer to heat it is a pretty nifty little device and I will be purchasing wax cartridges when I run out.
Thanks again BH! :)
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 1:21pm
Fool Proof Waxing at Home!
I have to admit as much as I dislike waxing in winter I was thrilled to be included in this trial!
To me this is such a nifty idea, the roller dispenses the right amount of wax and there is no mess. Because even though I'm a rather proficient waxer (i must say) sometimes with the ones you heat up in the microwave or wax pot bits of wax seem to drop no matter how careful I'm being.
The wax itself is a stunning pink, pretty much fool proof to apply and I wasn't left with a rash at all. Once heated (it did take close to 50 mins, I was told that this is because we were sent the European models and had to use adapters for them to work) you just roll in the direction of hair growth, apply the strip and pull back up fast. There are only 12 strips included in the package, they can be used a few times on each leg but to be honest whenever I buy these wax kits there is always less strips than what I would like, especially if you are just leaning. That would have to be the only downside to the kit and that's a very small complaint since you can actually buy the strips separately. Speaking of the strips when the wax was at the correct temperature it removed all of the wax and hair with ease. SO if you are having issues this is something that may be going wrong, besides the obvious hair being too short or long. I still used the cleaning wipes after but they were only needed in a few very small areas.
Pain factor? Kind of hard to say as everyone has a difference tolerance levels but it definitely was any more painful than other waxes I’ve tried.
If I ignore the time my one took to heat up because of it being an overseas model this is something I would definitely recommend to those that already like to wax at home and beginners alike. Even if you haven’t waxed at home before I'm fairly certain you would find it a breeze to use. Oh and when pulling the wax strip off count to three and exhale when you pull, it does help and waxing is one of those things you get used to the more often you do it!
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 12:11pm
Veet EasyWax Trial Team
I was so happy to be a part of this trial team, thanks so much bh.
The packaging of the product was great. I loved the pink and everything was laid out to see. The design of the unit was sleek.
Heating time took way longer than the recommended 20 minutes, I needed to wait 50 minutes for the wax to reach a good consistency. I’m not sure if this difference was due to the trial model being a European model and thus requiring a converter or if they are just being optimistic with the timing.
The wax was bring pink and was rolled on easily (make sure the slanted side of the roller is in contact with the skin). I loved the colour of the wax as it easily showed me where I had already applied the wax and any leftover wax residue after removing the strip. The wax smelt like regular hair removal wax.
I won’t lie. I think waxing does hurt a little but it’s over quickly and the more you do it the more you get use to it. This product was no different.
It took me a couple of tries to get back into the swing of pulling the strip off correctly and as a result some hairs were left behind. I found the knees a particularly tricky area.
I used four strips for each ¾ of a leg.
I left the unit plugged in for the entire session as that wax seemed to cool down quickly. I found that it wasn’t too hard to use with the cord still attached. I did find that my unit ended up covered in wax from my fingers and I couldn’t remove it with a clean wax strip or the wax removal wipe. I also found that the removal wipe struggled to remove any leftover wax from my legs.
I was a disappointed that you have to buy another cartridge for use on under arms and bikini line. I doubt I will buy refill cartridges though. For the amount of waiting around for the wax to heat I prefer to use the ready to use wax strips on my underarms.
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 11:13am
Fantastic product, kit needs some tweaks
I am 9 months pregnant and haven't been able to reach my legs to shave for longer than I'd like to admit. Luckily, this meant I had plenty of hair for deforestation with the EasyWax kit. I did the front of my shins as far down as I could reach, then my waxing novice husband took over and did the rest. We both found the system incredibly easy to use, and once the wax was warmed sufficiently, it was a quick process.
As others have mentioned, the kits sent to the Trial Team were overseas models and took a long time to heat up. For me, it took 50 mins to reach the correct temperature. I found I had to leave the unit plugged in for most of the waxing process, as the cold weather meant the wax started to harden within 5 minutes once unplugged. The bright pink wax becomes translucent when ready, then becomes opaque again as it cools on the skin. This great colour makes it very easy to see where you've applied the wax or if there's any left on the skin, and it's great fun to use. I have black hairs, so it also made it perfectly obvious that the hairs were being pulled out roots and all, which is just what I wanted to see.
There was a very faint scent to the wax when warm, but hubby couldn't smell it - definitely nothing offensive or unpleasant, and not overtly perfumed. The provided wax removal strips did a great job of catching the wax, but there just weren't enough. The 12 strips provided barely did my lower legs, not including my knees. I used each strip 4-6 times before throwing it away. Given that there's wax still to use in the cartridge, I feel that Veet should provide more strips in the kit. As for the wipes, I gave up after the first one proved to be completely ineffective at removing the wax. While I feel this is more to do with the wax than the wipes, it's an issue that should be addressed by Veet. Luckily, both hubby and I made a point of "dabbing" a used strip onto little patches of remaining wax to remove them, so there weren't too many patches of pink crust to scratch off (the only way I could see to get them off).
This kit surprised me. I expected it to be messy, painful and inconvenient. I've obviously had some really unpleasant experiences with waxing in the past. Luckily, I found the process to be pain-free, despite expecting the same degree of pain I experience with my rare salon waxes and home-jobs using other products. There was next to no mess, except on my fingers, and I know this could be easily resolved by having more strips to use so each strip didn't have to be repeatedly reused. Hubby was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was, and he was chuffed when I told him how great the results were.
Overall, I'd love to give 5 stars for this kit, but the excessive heating time, poor removability and insufficient strips have forced me to remove one star. If you're after a fuss-free home wax kit, this is definitely it, provided you don't mind buying replacement strips and cartridges, or are prepared to sacrifice an old pillowcase for the purpose of making your own strips.
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 9:18am
I was so excited to be asked to trial this for Beauty Heaven as I am a big fan of at home waxing.
The kit is easy to put together and comes with 12 strips and 4 wipes, at first I thought that the strips looked a little small and was worried that the would not do the Job, but luckily I was able to get two uses out of each strip.
I did worry at first about which was the wax cartridge goes into the heating device but after a few minutes I realised that it did not matter.
The wax does take a while to heat up more like 40 – 50 minutes instead of the 20 it says in the instructions. After heating it for approx 50 minutes (I lost track of time) the wax was at a perfect consistency and so easy to use it just glides over your skin. For some reason this seemed less painful that all the other at home wax kits I have tried which is a huge plus.
The strips are the perfect size for the job and as I said before I was able to get two uses out of each strip so the 12 strips did two half leg wax jobs, but not the 4 sessions like stated on the packaging.
The wipes included in the kit for removing excess wax did not do the job for me, but to me that’s not a big issue when compared with the rest of the kit.
Straight after I completed the waxing I noticed that my legs were not in there usual irritated red state that other waxes seem to leave them in.
Overall this is a great little kit and I am so happy that I was able to trial it.
Rating: Jun 18, 2012 1:01am
Fiss Free, Fuzz Free!
When I was first invited for this trial, I was really excited. I really like the sound of the entire roll-on concept. In short, I am quite impressed by this new gadget. I got great results with using the roll-on. In the kit you get the electrical roll-on, a docking station, plug with a sufficiently long cord, the 50ml wax refill and 4 wipes and some strips.
I find the waxing process quite messy so I’m very pleased that the entire process is now a lot neater and more hassle free – no more sticky spatula or sticky tub! The roll on concept is also effective in ensuring that the perfect amount of bright pink wax is delivered onto my skin. It is also heated to the right temperature, and because it’s plugged in, the right temperature is maintained. It is impossible to make a mess or to burn yourself. Simply roll the wax onto the area you want to remove hair from – in the direction of the hair growth at any angle desired. Two thumbs up to Veet as all this combines to easier waxing for awkward spots like behind the legs.
Although this is a great concept, I do have some bugaboos. My biggest bugaboo is that the wax isn’t water soluble. It makes it difficult to clean the strips and anywhere else if I do get it anywhere else like your clothes. There are ‘perfect finish wipes’ which are basically scented oily wipes which did remove the wax but there are only 4 wipes included in the set. I also felt that I had to rub quite hard and It would just be a lot easier if the wax was water soluble. My second bugaboo is also about cleaning – the instruction pamphlet explicitly tells the user not to clean the roll on head, but at least a lid is provided for the roll on. Also, be mindful that it took mine about 30-40 minutes to heat up, as opposed to a few minutes in the microwave that the normal waxing pot takes so just keep that in mind!
If you can overlook the negatives then this is a great product. Once it is heated to the optimum temperature, the device was simple and quick to use. I just wish the wax was water soluble!
Rating: Jun 17, 2012 9:31pm
First of all thankyou for picking me to trial this product beautyheaven :)
To start off with, I usually use an epilator to remove the hairs on my legs. I did use to wax my legs before but I found it ineffective, messy and annoying to use. I also steered away from it because my cousin had badly burnt her hand trying to heat up the wax using an at home waxing kit. So when this landed on my desk I was quite intrigued with it!
To start off with, the packaging is neat and simple and I am glad they thought of a stand for it. It makes heating this product up much more compact as I don't have too much room around my bathroom to leave it lying around. I also appreciated the fact that it had a red light on to indicate that it is switched on. I did feel that it was kind of a let down that the light wouldn't go green to indicate that its ready. You were sort of left assuming a bit and you had to test it every now and then to see if it was ready.
Also it took 40 mins to heat up which i thought was a bit long.
THE TOOL ITSELF
But when this product is heated, the tool itself was just warm and I felt really safe using this product. In addition to this, if you left the plug on whilst rolling wax on your legs the wax will not overheat. It stays at that perfect temperature which was a feature I really liked.
Another thing I loved about this product is that it did spread that even layer of wax on. The width of the wax that was rolled on to your legs was perfect for the strips as well. It made this product a really clean and simple to use. I literally had 5 mins to use this product before I headed out to meet up with a friend and I could see myself waxing both legs within 5 mins without leaving a huge mess behind!
I also liked the oil cloths they provided to remove the excess wax. It made my legs smooth and silky.
I love this product. If there is anything to really complain about is that once you use this tool to roll on the wax. The rolling bar itself couldn't be cleaned. But I would assume that is why they provided a cap for the tool so that dust particles, hairs and other things cannot be collected when you aren't using it.
I would definitely repurchase this product. It was extremely easy to use and I felt really safe using it which is a number one priority on my list. It also removed all my hairs effectively and made my legs super smooth. I will continue trialing this product and update on things like how many times i can use the wax before i have to repurchase.
Rating: Jun 17, 2012 4:47pm
Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit
Veet EasyWax Electrical Roll-on Kit is a nifty DIY at-home wax product but I do feel that the product could be better and for this reason I give it 2.5 stars. A hand-held wax device which holds specially designed wax cartridge re-fills, Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit is a similar product to the hand-held roll on wax devices you would see in salon. When I was trained in beauty therapy in 2006 we were trained using the traditional wax pot but shortly after graduating and working in the industry, the hand-held wax applicators started to make their presence in salons because they are hygienic, prevent dripping wax from going everywhere, and glide over the skin with ease. As I have tried these in salon, I was really excited to embrace a home version. Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit comes with one wax refill cartridge which pops inside the applicator. The applicator comes with a charger to heat up the wax and can be used for approximately 20 minutes without the power cord. While Veet claims that the wax will be ready to use within 20 minutes, I found that the device dragged and pulled along my skin when tested and I could tell that the wax was not ready, so I left it for another 20 minutes. After 40 minutes, the wax was ready to use but still dragged along my skin and pulled it in an uncomfortable way so I would advise leaving the wax to charge for around an hour if possible. Now, to best sum up my experience with hair removal, I would like to mention that I have sensitive skin on my legs and whenever I wax my legs experience a spotty red sensation that lasts for a few hours. My skin (or leg hairs) are so sensitive that when epilating hairs, that spotty red sensation is twice the intensity and can last anywhere up to a week after epilating! For this reason, I have resorted to simply shaving my legs for the past two years. I was excited to wax my legs and find out how my skin reacted. The 12 wax strips the pack includes are very good quality and the fibres do not fray or fall apart on the edges. Rolling the wax in the same direction as the hair growth, I left about a centimetre of room to peel back the strip. Holding my skin taut to ensure a clean removal, I would peel the wax strip back quickly and the majority of hairs would come out - but not all of them - so I would place the wax strip over the area and try again which worked 50% of the time. Because the wax, enriched with beeswax, did not heat up enough as promised, this meant that my application was slow, sticky and not smooth like I had been hoping for. I left the wax device plugged in for the whole duration of my leg wax but it did not seem to get hotter and soften the wax furthermore which I was disappointed about. The pain was tolerable but of course not pleasant as you would expect and while my skin was left with spotty red marks on the surface of my skin, this subsided within a couple of hours which was fantastic. After one hour, my right lower leg, the one I had started on, still had a long way to go until it was finished, and while most areas waxed were smooth, there were still a few hairs that had not come out and some which were either too shot or had snapped off during the removal process. If that seems like a long time to you (it did to me) then it might be best to just see your beauty therapist but if you are really keen to save money and invest in an in-home version then I would recommend Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit over other competitors in the same price range because Veet are still the leaders in at-home hair removal products. Because the removal process took so long, I decided to pack it up and clean away the excess wax on my leg with the wax removal wipes included in the kit. These wipes worked a treat, erasing all traces of wax on my leg and even cleaning my wax applicator in seconds. These wipes have a slightly greasy residue but this washed off easily with warm water. So the big question is will I use Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit again? I would like to - should the wax transfer on to the skin easier and if it was a quicker process. The 12 wax strips would not be enough for someone who has not waxed themselves because waxing is a tricky and slightly daunting experience to a newbie. I tried to save my strips by flipping them over and using the reverse side once it was used, and also folding it in half again. While I can see the amazing potential Veet EasyWax™ Electrical Roll-on Kit has to offer, I do believe the wax itself needs a little more perfecting but love how accessible this device is, considering it was originally available to salon professionals only.
Rating: Jun 17, 2012 3:48pm
Very Handy to Own!
First off - I'd like to thank BH for choosing me to be a part of this trial team.
*I would like to say that I ended up using this product to wax my arms rather than my legs, as I had recently had my legs waxed & waited and waited for them to grow back enough in time for the Trial Deadline to no avail.
The Kit contained:
The Self-Heating Device
The Base for the Device
The Universal Adapter was posted separately
The Veet Easy Wax Electrical Roll-On Kit comes in a very "girly" looking pink box about 20-25cm square. The product itself is around 20cm tall discounting the cradle it sits in which would easily fit most people's bathrooms etc.
The applicator itself is a bright fuschia pink & white and is ergonomically designed whilst retaining a pleasing line.
If there is one thing I was tempted to remove points for - it is the disparity between the alleged heat-up time on the instructions (20-25 minutes) and the actual heat-up time (anywhere from 40-60 minutes). I think Veet are doing themselves an immense disservice by making this claim. Initially I thought it may have been because the BH Trial Team were using universal adapters however after looking at a few OS Reviews it became clear that this is a world-wide problem.
I really don't think being honest about the time it takes to heat the product up would be a problem for Veet as it is something you can have on in the background while you are pottering around doing something else!
Getting down to the wax itself: I only waxed my forearms (whilst blonde they are kinda hairy!). It took me approx. 10min. and 6 of the cotton strips to complete as I found I could re-use each one a few times. I think to complete your entire leg region you may actually need more of the strips - but that wasn't a problem for me...
The wax itself was quite dry but effective & is tinted a pink colour so you do not miss a spot. I could not detect any obvious scent - unlike at some Beauty Salons!
The Perfect finish wipes do have a lingering scent but it is not unpleasant (as opposed to some I have used). I imagine if your skin is really allergy-prone, you might want to use baby or coconut oil as it gave me a slight transient rash.
All in all, I think this is a great product and I will certainly be buying more cartridges and strips as soon as they become available. This product has really helped me with my current "Economy Drive" and I look forward to not having to use Wax Strips to avoid "out-sourcing" most of my waxing! Also - I am intrigued by the "other" applicator for underarms etc. as I think it will be fantastic for Summer.