16 Editor-Approved Hair-Removal Products That'll Keep Your Skin Smooth All Summer
Hair removal is a personal choice, and if you're someone who chooses to be hairless — whether it's by way of shaving, waxing, lasering it off, etc. — the removal process can be daunting. Waxing is known for being a literal pain, and in some cases, can be damaging to the skin if done incorrectly; shaving, though convenient and painless, can often result in annoying ingrown hairs and razor burns; and laser hair removal, though effective for the most part, isn't exactly accessible or cost-effective for everyone.
Still, seasonal changes wait for no one, and now that summer is officially here, you might be looking for some quick, easy, and relatively pain-free ways to get rid of your new growth. No matter your method of choice, we've rounded up some of the best (editor-approved) hair-removal products you'll want to use all summer.
Hanni Weighted Razor
The Hanni Weighted Razor ($38) is a safety razor that uses a single-blade, double-edged design, and it's so good that it gave one editor a super-smooth finish with no ingrown hairs or razor burn. This razor is expertly weighted so you don't have to apply a ton of pressure to shave, and it can also be used outside of the shower, but the biggest perk is that to replace an old blade, all you have to do is twist the bottom of the razor's shaft and toss it in the trash with minimal touching.
Flawless by Finishing Touch Hair Remover
The Flawless by Finishing Touch Hair Remover ($20) uses a quick-spinning blade beneath a smooth slotted surface to remove ultrafine hair on any part of your body. Its pen-size shape makes it easy to throw in your bag and pull out whenever you need a touch-up.
The Braun Epilator ($145) allows you to seamlessly slot a long-lasting hair-removal method into your shower routine. One POPSUGAR editor found that the steam from her shower softened skin enough to lessen the usual discomfort she feels while epilating certain areas of her body.
Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover
The Tweezerman Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover ($20) puts speedy hair removal in your hands, plucking facial hair from the root using its flexible spring. It's that simple.
Gillette Venus Pure Shaving Cream Manuka Honey and Vanilla
An absolute staple on one editor's hair removal product list is the Gillette Venus Pure Shaving Cream Manuka Honey and Vanilla ($8), which smooths on skin like butter to make for the closest shave possible and smells even better — like vanilla pudding!
Sally Hansen Microwavable Eyebrow, Face & Lip Wax Kit
The Sally Hansen Microwavable Eyebrow, Face & Lip Wax Kit ($7) is an ever-reliable option when it comes to removing facial hair. It's really easy to use — the wax only takes about three minutes to heat up — and even comes with a few aftercare products that remove excess wax and soothe the skin once you get the job done.
Sephora Collection Level Setter Razors
These razors in the Sephora Collection 4 Piece Facial Razor Set ($10) are just like the ones your brow stylist probably uses to remove any excess hair above the arch, and it works exactly as you think it would; it clears off all the fuzz from your cheeks, chin, and forehead, while simultaneously offering a gentle physical exfoliation to the skin.
Flamingo Pubic Hair Wax Kit
Gentle yet effective, the Flamingo Pubic Hair Wax Kit ($10) makes waxing at home about as easy as it gets. The proof? After a few glasses of wine, one of our editors somehow managed to convince her partner to help her DIY the process, and — despite having zero waxing experience and impaired hand-eye coordination — even she pulled it off with aplomb. It grips the hair nicely so you only need to yank the strip once per section.
Schick Intuition Sensitive Care Moisturizing Razor
The Schick Intuition Sensitive Care Moisturizing Razor ($8) has been a go-to for one of our editors for over a decade. Per her review, she loves that features cream surrounding the blades making the use of other lotions and creams unnecessary.
Eos Shea Better Shave Cream
Remember in high school when you'd shave your legs and incessantly brag to your friends about how smooth they felt after? That's how you'll feel every time you shave using the Eos Shea Better Shave Cream ($4). Instead of foaming up like a regular shave gel, it applies much more like a lotion and will instantly makes your legs feel crazy soft and moisturized after every shave.
Oui the People Sensitive Skin Razor
The blade is gentle on the skin, and the razor itself is a lot better for the environment as opposed to the $12 disposable razors you'd typically buy in bulk from the drugstore. It also gives such a close shave that our editor didn't see any new hair growth for nearly a week.
Parissa Wax Strips For Face & Bikini
There's a simplicity about the Parissa Wax Strips For Face & Bikini ($10) that you have to love. You simply rub a strip between your hands to warm it up, pull the two sides apart, and then wax wherever you want to wax. You can even cut them up to fit specific areas, and because they're so easy to use, you can sneak into the bathroom for a quick touchup when you realize you missed a spot — no shower, weird smells, or microwave required.
Skin Regimen Shaving Gel
The Skin Regimen Shaving Gel ($35) is a gel-to-foam formula that not only does what all shaving gels should — make the razor glide better and soften the skin — but it has an energizing scent that help wake you up in the shower and add a bit of luxury to your regular shaving routine.