The best hair removal creams for men

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styling your body hair can be one of life’s most daunting administration tasks.

Whether it’s nicks in sensitive areas or the throbbing pain when tearing off a wax strip, it’s not always an easy process.

Whatever ordeal you’ve been through, your manscaping journey is about to get better with hair removal cream. They work by using chemicals to dissolve the protein structure of the hair at the root, so they can be rubbed into the skin and leave you hair free for up to four weeks.

To use, simply leave it on for the required time, then scrape it off or wash it off in the shower. When the hairs grow back, they will be finer than after shaving. And you’re also less likely to get ingrown hairs. We recommend in-shower creams, simply because it’s faster, easier and less messy – although they both do the trick.

When it comes to choosing a cream, you will need to know which area you intend to groom. Some are for general areas of the body, including the chest, back, arms, and legs, while others, like Nads for Men, Down Under are specific if you’re looking to, uh, tidy up the basement. We’ll let you know which are which in our reviews.

Make sure you always follow the directions on the product and don’t leave it on too long, or you risk irritated skin or even a chemical burn (baboon’s butt, anyone?). Better yet, play it safe and do a patch test at least 24 hours before use on a small section of skin to make sure you don’t have a bad reaction.

So we’ve rounded up the best ones available to buy now that’ll have you looking as smooth as a Love Island lothario in no time (one of them is even show-approved… ).

Andrew and Ikenna from Love Island 2022

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Veet For Men Pump 400ml

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Best for: sensitive skin (and Love Island fans)

If your skin is sensitive, this Veet formula is the cream for you. Not only will it leave you feeling silky smooth, but it will hydrate at the same time. You can use it on the back, chest, arms, legs, armpits and groin line, but not on the face, genitals or nipples. Approved by the Love Island villa, you’ll be feeling like a hunk in minutes.

Nad’s for Men Down Under Hair Removal Cream 150ml

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Best for: pubic hairs

Let’s face it, we’ve all had our fair share of injuries from grooming our intimate areas, and Nads for Men is the solution to this very specific but painful problem. After applying it to the area, leave it on for at least four minutes and test a small area for hair removal, and if it doesn’t come off easily, you can leave it on for up to an additional six minutes (although that you might not risk the full 10 minutes the first time – ouchy). When you’re done, wipe it off in the shower and you’ll feel fresh and ready to go.

Nair for Men Body Hair Removal Cream 13 oz

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Best for: in the recess of the shower

If you want an in-shower cream to avoid messy cleanup, Nair for Men should be on hand in your bathroom cabinet. As one of the biggest names in the hair removal world, it’s a proven formula that’s great for use on thick and coarse hair, but be sure to stick to using it on the back, chest, arms and legs. Plus, it contains aloe vera to soothe skin after use, leaving you feeling silky smooth for days.

No Hair Crew Body Hair Removal Cream – Hair Removal Cream 200ml

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Best for: frizzy hair

A brand entirely dedicated to hair removal for men, No Hair Crew is one of the specialists in removing thicker hair with stronger and deeper roots. Vegan and cruelty-free product, this cream contains soothing ingredients and provides optimal results for legs, chest, back, arms and pits. If you are in the market for healing your nether regions, go for their intimate hair removal cream In place.

Veet for Men In-Shower Hair Removal Cream for Normal Skin

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Best for: a great all-rounder

An easy-to-rinse formula, Veet’s In-Shower Cream is a great option if you have a busy routine. With water-resistant ingredients, you only have to wait two minutes before getting in the shower, then three more before testing if the hair comes off easily, which means you don’t have to watch the clock. Just be sure to set a timer so you don’t go over 10 minutes while washing.