Not one for a bunch of muss and fuss, I generally like to keep my hair-removal process as streamlined as possible. A sturdy pair of tweezers or my trusty razor and bar soap are usually all I need to get the job done. But when it comes to getting rid of my recurring collection of chin hairs for good (or at least a month), few at-home tools can compete with the satisfying smoothness of my skin after using Glee’s Face Wax Strips.
Aside from scheduling the occasional eyebrow wax, I’ve never been brave enough to test the hair-removal waters on any other part of my body since I’m the type of person who needs to find their center before enduring the sting of a professional wax. Is anyone ever really excited to rip hair off their face? Still, I was fed up with how quickly my chin hairs sprouted after being razed off and was willing to risk pain for the prospect of a baby-smooth chin that might last longer than a week. So for this year's SELF Healthy Beauty Awards, I tested Glee's facial wax strips, which come in cheery pink-and-white packaging.
One of my favorite aspects of the Glee strips is how easy they are to use, even for a newbie home-waxer like me. Each box contains 24 facial wax strips for the actual hair removal, and as a fun bonus, 12 finishing wipes to clean and soothe any sticky residual wax. The wax itself has notes of raspberry, though the scent isn’t too overpowering for sensitive noses. The strips are basically ready to go straight from the box. I like to smooth them over my chin a couple of times with my fingers in the direction that my hair grows to make sure any annoying hairs are snatched up in one fell swoop.
Each gentle yet highly effective strip has superwide ends that are the ideal size for gripping with my thumb and index finger, making removal fast and easy. I pull the skin beneath the strip taut, take a deep breath to mentally prepare myself, then pull. This all takes less than 30 seconds. I love that each strip has equal amounts of wax on both sides so that I basically get two strips for the price of one. Once a single strip is peeled apart, I can take my chin from Chewbacca to newborn in one seamless motion (while getting my money’s worth too).
Glee’s included wipes are the perfect finishing step, calming any skin irritated from the wax. Now that I’m officially comfortable waxing my face (a feat), I’m considering venturing into more unfamiliar territory by picking up the brand’s body-wax strips during my next drugstore run. I’m not quite ready for their bikini-wax kit, but who knows? Maybe next summer.Glee Face Wax Hair Removal Strips for Women
This box of 24 wax strips and accompanying finishing wipes remove stray facial hair easily and effectively while being completely mess-free.$9 at Walmart
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