Do Hair-Minimizing Body Lotions and Butters Really Work? 2 Experts Weigh In

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Which leaves the question: do hair-minimizing body butters and lotions work?

Do Hair-Minimizing Body Lotions and Butters Really Work?

Do Hair-Minimizing Body Lotions and Butters Really Work?

Do Hair-Minimizing Body Lotions and Butters Really Work?

"[Hair-minimizing lotions] usually work by altering the structure of the hair follicle, making it weak in order to slow down the production of hair," said dermatologist Dennis Gross, MD.

"The hair-minimizing ingredients work by slowing hair regrowth at the root," she said.

"This means that the technology only works on skin that has been waxed or plucked because waxing pulls hair out directly from the root, vs. shaving, which simply cuts it off at the skin’s surface".

Do Hair-Minimizing Body Butters Work?

Karly Fitzgerald, the senior manager of product strategy and development at European Wax Center, further explained how the brand’s products work.

Waxing, laser, shaving — there’s no shortage of hair-removal methods out there, but when it comes to budget-friendly, store-bought products (aside from shaving, of course), the options get a bit more limited.

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