Road Test: Bikini Numbing Cream
BareEase may just change the way you think (and fear) bikini waxes!
One of the most dreaded events of the summer is the bikini wax. No matter how many times you’ve done it, it hurts. There’s just no way around it, you just suck it up. Right? Wrong! I recently road-tested the BareEase and Cream Prep Kit for Ouchless Hair Removal ($25, drugstore.com) and for the very first time in my life I didn’t scream, “mama!” dig my nails into my hand, or burst into tears when getting my bikini area waxed.
I followed the directions on the box, wiped the product on and then wore the latex panties that came in the kit. The pink thong is something that I wouldn’t wear normally, but it did the job of keeping the unscented cream in place and not smushing everywhere. After 30 minutes, I wiped it off, got dressed then conducted part two of the test.
Part two was held at the Stark Waxing Studio in New York City. There, I met with Rachel, the esthetician who was going to assist me in the test. We used Stark’s famous blue wax and went to work. Well, Rachel went to work. I lay on the table being nervous. So… the two of us are chatting away, I’m hearing the delightful “rrrip, rrrip” noise of the fabric picking up the wax and I felt….nothing. NOTHING!
For the first time in my life, I didn’t hold my breath or beg for a moment to compose myself. It was so painless that I didn’t even pause in my nattering.
If you really want a bikini wax where you won’t embarrass yourself or the esthetician by screaming out loud during the procedure, I heartily suggest that you try BareEase. It’ll actually make you look forward to waxing!
PJ Gach is Senior Editor: Style + Beauty at BettyConfidential.