How Do I Choose the Best Cream Wax?

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  • Last Modified Date: 12 September 2019
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The best cream wax should be easy to use and apply, and should come off easily and not leave any residue or lumps of wax on the skin. Cream wax should be safe to use on the skin and cause no allergies, rashes or redness. The wax should be reasonably priced, easily obtainable from your local beauty store, and come with full instructions. Effective hair removal should be possible with the first application and removed from the root with minimum pain and discomfort.

Cream wax should spread on the skin easily and evenly, with a spatula or straight from the tube. It should be easily removable with no pain and no residue, especially lumps that you have to scrub or pick off. Wax should be ready to apply at a temperature that is comfortable for your skin. If the wax needs to be excessively hot then it may be painful and damage your skin.

The best cream wax states on the box how it cares for sensitive skin, and avoids reddening and inflammation. It should never cause skin reactions or a rash. Wax requires only a thin application and the product will therefore last longer this way. Effective hair removal is important; the hair should be removed from the root during the first application and not require repeat applications.


Check whether the cream wax has been properly tested and certified. Choose a reputable brand from a known outlet. Wax should come with clear instructions to help you use it safely, especially on sensitive areas, for example, around the eyes and bikini line. The instructions should include information on safe warming of the wax. Some brands supply their own warming machines for this purpose.

The instructions should also explain a safe testing procedure for testing the wax on your skin. This helps to prevent unexpected allergic reactions. Cream wax should come with muslin or cotton cloth strips to use when removing the wax. Your local or online beauty store should stock the best cream wax. Talk to the store assistant about your skin type and on which part of your body you will be using the wax.

Choose a wax that contains moisturizers and conditioners to help protect your skin from dryness and redness. The product should be properly sealed in a sterile container to prevent infection. Cream wax containing an anti-septic substance like tea tree oil is good for protection against infections.


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