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Veet/Immac

Is it true that veet (aka immac) might be carcinogenic (might cause cancers)??? I'm considering using it as shaving is such a pain, anybody use it, know anything about it?

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Reply 1
i use it, but to be honest so many things are labelled as carcinogenic these days (deodorant, talc, food etc.) that it seems pointless to worry about. However, if your worried about it why not search on the internet a natural company that sells a similar product?
i dunno what its called but my friend buys all her beauty products from a company that only use natural ingredients, soz for not bein more help!
So many things are labelled carcinogenic so I wouldn't worry about using them. Maybe if you are worried only use the stuff occassionaly, for holidays and stuff. That is the main times I use Veet/Immac..
Reply 3
oh thanks, no both of those posts were useful. i'll check out alternatives, but like sparklyteacosie said i'll probs only use it rarely, so that'd be ok.
argh..i used it and got the most awfully itchy rash. It gives me the shivers (the thought of it...not a lasting effect).
Reply 5
lessthanthree
meh, everything'll kill you these days.
BUT

I googled this for you, and came up with this: clicky!
It basically says that the strips contain silica, which is linked to cancer, but hasn't been fully investigated yet.

oops yeah i meant to say veet cream, but thats on their too. it says about something possibly being carcinogenic, but only possibly. it has a score of 7.6, whatever that means!!!

http://www.ewg.org/reports/skindeep/productinfo.php?prod_id=908950
lessthanthree
yikes, that report sounds nasty.

if this is a response to my rash story...it was nasty and believe me, the itchyness was beyond itchability.
Reply 7
lessthanthree
yikes, that report sounds nasty.

yeah it is a tad worrying, but then i donno if when they investigate these chemicals they think about the quantities of the chemical that'll be in the cream.
Most of those unassessed chemicals sound like normal stuff anyway, anything used in moderation is ok i suppose.
I use the cream stuff now and again- it's not bad, but it's a bit smelly, and I think I prefer normal razors!
I use it now and again too; it works fine for me but I don't think it's very good for really sensitive skin. To be honest if you started to worry too much about carcinogens then you'd probably end up not leaving the house :rolleyes:
For really gorgeous natural products try http://www.lush.com
They don't do hair removal creams but their products are truly excellent (and the do a fab shaving cream btw..) x
is anyone useing the bladless thingy? cos i wanna use it but im not sure bout it
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is anyone useing the bladless thingy? cos i wanna use it but im not sure bout it


I've used it a couple of times. It worked really well...but I don't use it often as my skin can be a bit sensitive.
Reply 12
RachelBabyfrog
I use the cream stuff now and again- it's not bad, but it's a bit smelly, and I think I prefer normal razors!

yeah, its not got the best scent!!!! :biggrin: just have to have another shower afterwards!
the Veet Rasera bladeless kit is rubbish, I have sensitive skin and it lit;erally BURNT my legs. the sensitive removal creams are better but stink, and don't really last any longer than shaving.. they're just better in terms of ingrown hairs, rashes etc.

I tried the cold wax strips afgain the other day and they're alright, my skin is possibly a bit too sensitive as I got a slight rash around my bikini area.

seriously tho, I think shaving is the least bother out of all of the above.
Reply 14
marychrist
the Veet Rasera bladeless kit is rubbish, I have sensitive skin and it lit;erally BURNT my legs. the sensitive removal creams are better but stink, and don't really last any longer than shaving.. they're just better in terms of ingrown hairs, rashes etc.

I tried the cold wax strips afgain the other day and they're alright, my skin is possibly a bit too sensitive as I got a slight rash around my bikini area.

seriously tho, I think shaving is the least bother out of all of the above.

yeah, it does seem to be less hassle, but never gets the right result really. i have well sensitive skin so i get a bit of a rash like you say.
just tried a test patch of that veet cream, all good so far. its really easy to use!!! just gotta see how long it lasts for, then again doubt i would use it for my legs it fiddly and shavings just easier. for bikini line though it seems fine so far.
Reply 15
yeah its called the veet hair removal bikini kit (in a blue box) for sensitive skin. all good so far!!!
yeah, and it's alright, I just wish the results lasted a little longer! I hate having a stubbly bikini line. you can use the cream every 72hrs, but when the hairs are so short it's not always totally effective.

wish I had the guts to get waxed professionally :frown:
Reply 17
so it really doesn't last that long then?? oh dear :frown: :p:
i was originally gonna get the veet bikini line waxing strips but my mum bought this one by mistake. i'll see how it turns out, and tell you all if you want
Reply 18
I used it this morning and now behind my knees are really painful. I find it works ok but stings like buggery!!
Reply 19
Olivia22
I used it this morning and now behind my knees are really painful. I find it works ok but stings like buggery!!

i suppose thats just where its taken the hair out by its roots. it should calm down soon :p:

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