I know I’m not the only one who has a bit of unwanted facial hair. Nothing major; thankfully I don’t have a full on beard or anything but sigh……..I have some peach fuzz on the upper lip. I have heard of Jolen Creme Bleach that is designed for use on the face and body but ummmmmm bleaching dark hair lighter on darker skin is not for me. If I were to bleach that hair it would make it more pronounced, no thanks. I was thrilled when I received a set of Jolen products to test out and discovered that they now have a facial hair remover kit. I did also use the Jolen Creme Bleach for some facial hair maintenance but in a different way, more on that later.
My lady mustache isn’t bad; actually I just have a few hairs more over to the sides of my upper lip. The Jolen Facial Hair Remover Kit made removal fast and easy with no irritation to my skin. I have used facial hair depilatory creams before, but a lot of them irritate my skin. The Jolen Facial Hair Remover Kit has a skin guarding balm that protects the skin. I love that the Jolene Facial Hair Remover Kit included cleanse and soothe wipes for removal. In the past when using a depilatory cream I would either use a cotton ball to remove, which wasn’t effective or a damp washcloth which I find irritating. The cleanse and sooth wipes contain aloe and chamomile to keep the skin calm. 10 minutes later my lip is fuzz fee and all is right with the world.
I have been teetering back and forth about lightening my eyebrows up a bit for some time now and for whatever reason I just never do it. My hair is a dark brown but my eyebrows are really dark, almost black. I always feel like the color of my eyebrows looks harsh against my skin tone, especially when I fill them in. If I use an eyebrow fill that is dark they look weird and too light looks off also, because it just doesn’t blend. I decided now was the time to lighten the brows just a bit.
Not going to lie, I was super nervous about this and I watched the timer like a hawk. If I left the bleach on too long I could end up with blonde brows and that would look crazy. The Jolen Creme Bleach comes in two formulas; Original and Sensitive. The Sensitive formula contains aloe vera. I used the original for my brows.
I followed the directions on the package and mixed a small amount of the Jolen Creme Bleach and accelerator powder in the provided cup. I applied the Jolene Cream Bleach with the enclosed spatula and a q-tip, but in hindsight I think working it in with an old spoolie would have been better. The instructions say to leave the creme on for 10 minutes, but remember that is to bleach and I only wanted to lighten. To be on the safe side I left the Jolen Creme Bleach on for about 2 minutes and removed to check. My brows were still pretty dark at this point, so I applied again for another 2 minutes. This time when I removed the creme I could see that my brows were a bit lighter, but not extreme which was perfect. My eyebrows are now a med-dark brown and my brow fill looks more natural.
If you need to do a little facial hair grooming in the form of lightening or hair removal, Jolen has you covered. Right now Jolen is also running a fun Bleach to Bare Giveaway. More than 50 winners will have a chance at ULTA Beauty gift cards, free Jolen products and fun summer essentials to show off summer skin. Click here to enter the giveaway.
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