Palmer's, cocoa butter, facial hair remover

If you recall, I bought Palmer’s No Blade Cocoa Butter Facial Hair Remover back in December, but I was not keen to use it because of the bad smell.  However, desperate times calls for desperate measures!!  My Husband started saying, “Hi Tasha!” i.e. he was saying hello to my moustache!!!

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I was a bit apprehensive but I bit the bullet and tested the smelly Palmer’s No Blade Cocoa Butter Facial Hair Remover.  Here is a picture of the ingredients and the instructions on how to use it.

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I applied a thick layer of the smelly stuff on one corner of my upper lip.  Waited around for 4.5 minutes and then scraped the cream off with the spatula provided.  I was surprised at how much hairs there were!!

tasha, facial hair, after use of hair removal cream
Gross or what?

The area of skin where I had applied the Palmer’s facial hair remover was throbbing red.  It was a tad  itchy.  As instructed, I washed off the area with cold water and patted it gently with cotton wool.

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And then I examined the area closely.  Pah!!  There were still some stubborn hairs left.

I was disappointed that there was no aftercare cream to apply on the area because my skin was red and itchy and needed something soothing.  So I dug out my old hair removal cream aftercare moisturiser and put some on.

In conclusion, Palmer’s No Blade Cocoa Butter Facial Hair Remover is not a product I would recommend.

  • It did not remove all my facial hair even after I followed the instructions to a tee.
  • It smells really bad.
  • The thick brush which you are supposed to use to apply the cream worries me because of cross-contamination.
  • The product was not kind to my sensitive skin, leaving it red and itchy.
  • No aftercare soothing moisturiser.
  • A thumbs down 2 out of 10

7 Comments on Palmer’s No Blade Cocoa Butter Facial Hair Remover Review

  1. Ally
    22/02/2011 at 9:43 am (7 years ago)

    The packaging looks like it came from the 1980s…!

    • Ling Tung
      22/02/2011 at 11:16 am (7 years ago)

      @Ally, Haha! True, true.

  2. Wing
    23/02/2011 at 9:12 am (7 years ago)

    A few years back I used Jolen which was suppose to bleach the hairs invisible. Alas it gave me a red rash around my top lip and never again will I do that again!

    • Ling Tung
      23/02/2011 at 11:56 am (7 years ago)

      @Wing, OH NO!! That sounds nasty. I have never bleached my upper lip…but I don’t want to now

  3. Danielle
    14/10/2011 at 2:29 pm (6 years ago)

    So I bought this product for about six dollars and after I smelled it I did something I have never done before. I did a patch test on my hand. I figured it was sensitive enough to tell me something, but anything that happened would not be too noticeable. I left it on for about four minutes and took it off. All my fine hairs on my hand are still there and my hand is red and itchy. A failure. I am just glad I did not put this on my face.

    • Ling Tung
      15/10/2011 at 12:09 am (6 years ago)

      @Danielle, Unfortunately, it is not the best product from Palmer’s!!!

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