This sugaring hair removal paste kit is great once you get the hang of it, but terrible the first few times of use. If you're willing to put in the effort to learn the proper technique to get the full benefits of the product, then give it a try. If you're expecting it to work the first time for you and you have no patience, then I'd recommend continuing to do what you are doing or go see a professional.
- Leaves skin soft
- Can be applied twice in a row to get missed hair
- All natural
- Very difficult to get the technique down
- Only a few uses out of body jar
- Can be painful when applying the product
- Manufacturer: Sugar Me Smooth
- Usage: Hair removal using sugaring paste
- Included in kit: Full Body Sugar (12.3 oz) Face (3.1 oz), Soothing Solution, Four Reusable Applicators, and an Instructional DVD
Sugar Me Smooth Kit Review
How this product works: The sugaring paste is slowly applied in the opposite direction of hair growth three times, and then removed in the direction of hair growth with your hands using a fast flicking motion while holding skin taut. Generally, sugaring paste is applied with hands, unlike sugaring gel and waxes that use a stick or spatula-like applicator. However, with this kit, they give you reusable applicators in the shape of a credit card.
I've Never Sugared Myself Before
I first watched the included DVD and set everything up. I opened the body sugar and decided I was going to try my arms first. I have never actually sugared myself using the paste, so I was excited.
The sugar was a little hard and very difficult to get out of the jar. Did I mention the included applicator for the body in the shape of a credit card was very flimsy? Okay, it was, but on I went. I smoothed the sugar on with a bit of trouble. It didn't want to adhere to my hair but when it finally started to stay, it felt like my hair was being ripped out very slowly. Then after it was on, I flicked the sugar off and with it came my hair. After a few times, I got the hang of it and I was soon free of arm hair. My skin felt soft and smooth and actually hydrated.
On My Client's Back
A simple back waxing was very easy and left little hair behind. The nice thing about sugar is you can go over the same areas, unlike waxing. I still couldn't get the stubborn hair out, but there was just a few, so tweezing a couple wasn't bad. The Soothing Solution with an orange unisex scent is made to calm skin after removing hair seemed to work very well. It was oily at first, but after rubbing it in, the skin was left feeling smooth.
A Hair Removal Novice Tries It
The ultimate test, though, was to have a complete novice try the product. I handed the kit over to someone who has never even waxed themselves before, let alone has tried the more difficult sugaring paste. Two weeks passed and I received the kit back with a verbal review of sorts. Samantha, the guinea pig, decided that after trying it for a week and a half, she would stick to having someone do it for her.
Samantha had a very difficult time keeping the temperature of the wax just right, couldn't spread it easily and removing the hair was just as hard for her. She said she had a huge mess of the product that had gotten everywhere. She just couldn't get the hang of it and said she wouldn't purchase the kit because it was frustrating.
I understand what she was saying because the temperature which is warmed up by your hands has to be just right and it can be very messy. The good thing is that it does clean up with warm water very easily, unlike wax.
For the Face
I didn't notice a difference in the body sugar and the face sugar. It felt and looked exactly the same. The ingredients were the same as well. The only difference I noticed was the size.
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