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Updated January 2023
I’ve learnt over the years that sometimes beauty products are worth the investment and that often you get what you pay for. However, a few years ago I discovered an amazing product and I still cannot believe the price tag! I’d always used Nair hair removal wax strips, but became frustrated at the cost. A box of 20 strips would set me back about £6 and so often there would be unusable strips in the box, where they wouldn’t peel away properly.
So, on my next visit to Home Bargains, I decided to look at the alternatives available. Here I found a brand called ‘Vital‘ and, at just 99p for 36 face / underarm strips or £1.29 for 20 body strips, I eagerly threw them into my trolley. Well, I’m embarrassed to admit that when I got them home I chickened out.
As someone who has allergies to makeup, certain shampoos etc, I’m very cautious when I introduce a new product into my beauty regime, and I just couldn’t bring myself to use them. So, into the cupboard they went and I forgot about them for a couple of weeks.
The next time I decided to de-fuzz, I got my trusty Nair strips out and set about fixing my bikini line but most of the packet was unusable as they wouldn’t peel apart. Frustrated, I decided to be brave and test the Vital strips – I’m so pleased that I did; they’re brilliant! The green, gel-like strips peel apart easily, so I’ve never had to waste a single strip.
They’re by far the best at home wax strips I’ve ever used – I get no reaction to them, and very little soreness. They are large and very effective, which has cut down the amount needed per waxing session. I simply cut them into smaller sections to make waxing easier. They also contain aloe vera which I think accounts for how quickly the redness disappears.
Online, I’ve spotted them on Ebay for around £3 – so if you can’t find them in store, that’s still a much cheaper option than the big brand equivalents. I’ve been using these for nearly 5 years now – I love them!