Hair happens, and it happens all over -- body fuzz eats up plenty of precious grooming time, whether you're shaving your legs or rubbing arm hair away with a cream. Because everyone's hair, preferences and budgets differ, experimentation serves as your best bet for finding the most effective products for you. For the ultimate smoothing, heed the advice of beauty pros, who steer you to 10 of the very best hair-removal products on the market.
Critically Acclaimed Creams
"Woman's Day" champions the effectiveness and speed of Nair Silky Sensations, which only takes about 3 minutes to remove hair. The beauty experts particularly praise the product's moisturizing soy and pomegranate extracts and enticing odor. "Good Housekeeping" suggests Veet Hair Removal Gel Cream -- which dissolves hair in a comparable 5 minute's time -- particularly for the forearms.
In its July 2013 issue, Oprah's “O” magazine praised the Schick Hydro Silk razor, noting its affordable price and effective moisture strip, which allows you to go without shaving cream. Another five-bladed razor, the Venus Embrace, earns the title of “must have” from Good Housekeeping's official website, which touts the product's ability to offer a close shave even in hard-to-navigate areas.
Waxes That Wow
“O” recommends Remington Electric Roll-On Wax Kit for its no-mess operation and long-lasting results, which can keep you hair-free for up to three weeks. Though it retails for about twice the price, "Good Housekeeping" calls the Bliss Poetic Waxing Kit a “must have," commending the product for its ease of use and inclusion of skin-moisturizing pre- and post-waxing oils.
Krista Bennett DeMaio, beauty editor at "Redbook," champions the high-tech -- but quite pricey -- Silk 'n Sensepil at-home laser hair removal system, calling the product easy, pain-free and effective. For a more low-tech option, the magazine recommends the Smooth Away pad for virtually painless manual hair removal.
For the Face
According to "Woman's Day" magazine's five-point scoring metric, Nair Face Wax Strips and Sally Hansen Pure Scent-sation Hair Remover for Face -- which scored a 4.6 and a 4.2, respectively -- top the charts when it comes to upper-lip, chin and hairline hair removal. The reviewers like the Nair product for its painless action and enjoy the Sally Hansen item for its pleasing scent and speedy operation.