Lotion that minimises hair growth

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Lotion that minimises hair growth
Minimise Your Shaving Sessions (Image by Flickr.com, courtesy of Betsy Fletcher)

If you are sick of shaving your legs daily or you have excessive hair on your upper lip, a lotion that minimises hair growth may be just the thing you need. Designed to minimise hair growth, these lotions extend the time needed between hair removal sessions.

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Facial hair minimising lotions

Vaniqa, Aveeno Positively Smooth and GiGi Slow Grow are a few of the facial hair minimising lotions on the market. While GiGi and Aveeno Positively Smooth are both widely available at beauty supplies or other mass market retailers, Vaniqa requires a prescription to obtain. Either a bottle of Aveeno Positively Smooth or a bottle of GiGi can cost around £6, and Vaniqa can cost up to £32 depending on your prescription coverage.

Body hair minimising lotions

Aveeno Positively Smooth also has a body moisturiser that is widely available at most mass market retail stores such as Target. This lotion and others like it can be used on the body and are designed to minimise hair growth, especially in areas such as the legs. Most body hair minimising lotions cost less than £9.


Vaniqa uses eflornithine HCl cream as its active ingredient to minimise hair growth. Aveeno Positively Smooth uses more natural ingredients like soy to reduce hair growth.

How Fast Do They Work?

These hair minimising lotions are designed to work within a month or two. According to the Vaniqa website, you can expect to see hair reduction in four to eight weeks. Aveeno claims that their hair minimising products will give results within four weeks.

Additional Information

These types of hair minimising lotions are wonderful if you would like to extend the time in between hair removal sessions such as shaving or waxing. Keep in mind, though, that these products only work while you are using them. If you discontinue use, expect your hair to return to its original state.

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