As clients prepare to bare all in the sultry summer heat, waxing takes on new significance. Fortunately, it's become a more pleasant experience with fruit-scented and more natural-based waxes. We also have a host of enticing orange and yellow products to add a bit of sunshine and help get you and your clients through the dog days of summer.
Waxing PoeticA botanical soy-based antimicrobial liquid hair removal system, Nufree Nudesse 98.6º by Equibal leaves skin soft to the touch. Safe for more than 98 percent of the body, it never dries and never sticks to the skin. www.equibal.com. Hemp from Clean+Easy is an emollient-rich, anti-inflammatory wax that revitalizes the skin while removing hair. Formulated with hemp seed oil, it helps restore damaged skin and reduces flaking. www.aiibeauty.com. The result of two years of research and development on how waxing affects the skin, Aveda's Plant Wax Program comes in both soft and hard formulas. Designed for larger areas on the body, the soft formula includes plant-based moisturizers, such as certified organic jojoba and babassu oils. For sensitive areas such as lips, brows, and underarms, the hard formula can be used without waxing strips. It contains sweet almond oil to help moisturize and soften the skin. (800) 328-0849. Flora-Wax Liquid Wax from Cosmopro is available in Yellow (shown) and Green formulas. Complete with the natural aroma of fresh fruit, Flora-Wax Creamy Fruit Wax appeals to the sense of smell. It comes in three scents: Green Apple (shown), Lime, and Coconut. (800) 351-3516. Formulated for acne-prone skin, Jilbere de Paris Satin Smooth Ultra Sensitive Zinc Oxide Wax includes titanium dioxide and minerals that act as a barrier from irritation. Complete with eucalyptus, Tea Tree Wax contains natural calming extracts that penetrate the pores and help release hair follic www.conairpro.com/
Wax On, Wax OffJilbere de Paris Satin Smooth Satin Hydrate Skin Nourisher is a post-depilatory skin moisturizer. Working to restore skin's natural balance, it includes a light sunscreen to protect newly waxed skin. www.conairpro.com. Formulated to slow hair growth, Acad'Epil's Specific Post-Depilatory Body Lotion from Academie Scientifique limits the development of ingrown hairs in addition to moisturizing the skin.
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(800) 323-6984. Also helping to eliminate and prevent ingrown hairs, Tend Skin treats problems associated with various hair removal methods, such as shaving, waxing, and electrolysis. (800) 940-8423. Absorbing moisture and oil from the skin, Pre-Epilation Dusting Powder from Gigi is a fragrance-free formula that helps prepare skin for more effective waxing. www.aiibeauty.com. Available in convenient wipes, Completely Bare's Bikini Bump Blaster soothes irritation caused by ingrown hairs. www.completelybare.com/.
More melting action (products clockwise from top left) Wax'n Waxing Hair Removal System's one-pound block refill from Natural Way includes mineral oils, resins, bees wax, and petroleum extracts. (800) 643-1626. Made of smooth non-flexible plastic, Perfect Waxing Spatulas (shown on block) from Eva's Esthetics stay cool to the touch. (800) 765-7597. Waxing spatulas (shown beneath block) from Natural Way come in a variety of shapes and sizes. (800) 643-1626. Flora-Wax Hard Wax from Cosmopro comes in three formulas: Yellow Wax (shown), Green Wax, and Pink Wax. (800) 351-3516.