Do you ever regret a choice almost immediately after making it? I had the awesome opportunity to review something from Cosmetic Love, and when the first item was out of stock I went instead for the Etude House Put Your Hands Up In Shower Hair Removal Cream*–how boring is that? But I had heard only good things about the brand, and the packaging was so cute, so there I was. It’s a boring choice, but a potentially useful product.
One thing that is always true for Etude House is that the brand has absolutely adorable packaging. Can you blame me for falling in love with the Etude House Put Your Hands Up In Shower Hair Removal Cream? It’s just so freaking cute!
Inside the box, Etude House Put Your Hands Up In Shower Hair Removal Cream comes with a squeezy tube of hair removal cream as well as a little sponge. To use the product you apply the cream to the arm/leg/underarm area, not rubbing it in and washing your hands well afterwards. You’re supposed to wait a minute before showering, and then avoid water for at least two minutes afterwards– not leaving the cream on for more than 10. Personally, I think closer to ten rather than three is necessary to get the effect.
Etude House Put Your Hands Up In Shower Hair Removal Cream is a thick cream with a traditional hair remover type scent, it doesn’t smell much different from the Nair product I’ve tried before. Application is pretty easy, however unfortunately I had a painful reaction when I started to apply it to my underarm and had to remove it right away. I’m not sure what caused the reaction, but be sure to test on a small area of skin before applying. However, always willing to experience a little pain for my blog– or maybe I’m just stubborn– I gave it a try on my legs inside and had no issues.
When I was ready to rinse off Etude House Put Your Hands Up In Shower Hair Removal Cream I used the sponge to help remove the cream and gently scrub away any hair. On my first use I left the cream on my skin for about 5 minutes before removal and it removed most of my leg hair stubble. However depending on your own hair you might need a different length of time. You also have to make sure to cover all your skin, without rubbing in it. I just patted it everywhere with palm. I also had to wait outside the shower for the cream to fully develop, but I had just started reading the Veronica Mars novel so I didn’t mind! Like I said, there was no reaction or irritation on my legs.
My overall impression of the Etude House Put Your Hands Up In Shower Hair Removal Cream wasn’t bad, although I obviously wouldn’t recommend it if you have sensitive skin– but if you do have sensitive skin, you probably already knew to avoid products like this as they are, by nature, a bit harsh. I had good results using it on my legs, but it wasn’t any more special than the Nair product I’ve tried asides from the adorable packaging. If you’re looking for a product like this and love Korean beauty, it’s just as affordable at Cosmetic Love as the drugstore alternative.
In terms of Cosmetic Love, which sent me Etude House Put Your Hands Up In Shower Hair Removal Cream, the website has an amazing selection of Korean Beauty products and brands, and I even got a couple little samples with my product. Shipping took 2-3 weeks which is pretty good given how far the product had to travel and it’s FREE (tracking and express are extra of course). Cosmetic Love are always running great sales and promos and it is definitely worth checking out! Sadly this product is currently out of stock but they have plenty of other Etude House products.