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Bliss Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face

What it is:An easy-to-use hypoallergenic wax strip designed to remove facial hair quickly and easily without heat. What it does:Formulated with moisturizing aloe vera, these wax strips remove hair without fuss. The quick, convenient strips are perfect for experienced waxers looking for a fast, on-the-fly fuzz removal, whether traveling or touching up between in-spa waxes, or for first timers who have never waxed. What else you need to know:The wax gently grabs to remove even the most tiny hairs, shortening waiting time between waxing sessions. One strip can be used up to five times. For smaller areas, cut the strip to the required size.
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ACNE ALERT
After I used these strips (I tested them the night before) on my upper lip I got terrible breakout. Could this jsut be from the oil? I have coarse dark hair and this product took care of all of it and I would like to keep using it, but I don't want to have to deal w the breakouts...
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
Anonymous
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
11 answers
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answer 1
These are the most convenient/fast and gentle waxing product I've used. I use after-wax oil SPARINGLY, to really remove the left-over, stickiness of wax (better than soap/water or witchhazel or alc.). It seems to "calm" skin of my upper lip, too.Yes, antibiotic cream (overthecounter) also works. I guess it's used a lot after waxing at salons because you will NOT have clean skin when walking into salon, probably won't wash right after waxing, either.
Because my aging skin is more delicate/stretches with waxing, my preference is "threading" by my Indian beautician (she is amazingly good at removing ALL the hairs, lasts about 4 -6 wks, but must allow hair to grow back in w/o tweezing).
I find this wax wks well if my skin is NOT oily, but also NOT just-washed. Washing makes the hair stick LESS to the wax, maybe bcs its texture is stripped of whatever "barbs" stay stuck to the wax? Also, pre-wax wash w/warm water melts wax too much when applied to face, so it cannot "hold" onto the hair. Wait ~45+ mins after washing face or work out/sweating, and/or apply ICECUBE to moustache area, to cool down the skin. Otherwise, no wax will work. I also have to be very attentive to DIRECTION of hair growth. Is harder to pull strip from my non-dominant Left Hand side, but that is especially important for the 1st&2nd "yank" on the strip (later pulls on remaining hairs probably picks up interspersed hairs that are NOT growing in same direction as the 1st ones).
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kctg
(dc)
answer 2
I think it probably is just from the oil. The same thing happened to me, but I have trouble with frequent breakouts too. I am not sure what is in the oil but I figured that (for me) it was just because the oil is not meant for people that have problems with breakouts.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Des Moines, Iowa)
answer 3
That happened to me too!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
velveteenrabit
(Lexington, Ky)
answer 4
I don't use the oil either, instead I wipe with witch hazel on a cotton pad.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mrsbauc
(Northern MN)
answer 5
I usually break out on my lip after ANY wax treatment, so I doubt it's just from this product. After I use it and the oil I am sure to wash my face (I use Proactiv), then I put on the Proactiv acne lotion and now I almost NEVER break out from it.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lphoto
(Vernal, UT)
answer 6
I had the same exact problem. Take them back - they're awful!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ursula
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 7
It is definitely from the oil! The after care of most wax products break me out. The remnants of this wax can actually be taken off with your face cleanser, it just might take a little extra scrubbing. OR you can be sure to cleanse and tone your skin after you use the oil, don't let it linger on your skin.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
thesillybanana
(Weston, FL)
answer 8
try using tend skin before and after waxing.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
laurenokie
(dc)
answer 9
It's the oil. I work with waxing specialists and the oil causes beakouts often. Usually we just tell clients to use witch hazel after service, then the following morning too!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
tanmadsawmom
(Marysville,WA)
answer 10
When I wax, either on my upper lip or brow wax I always break out, and is very normal that this happens. I read on a magazine that if you break out, right after waxing put a little bit of antibiotic cream or gel, over night, and its gone.... IT HAS WORKED LIKE A CHARM ever since!!!! =D
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
nancypr
(San Juan, Puerto Rico)
answer 11
Hello. I ALWAYS break out after waxing my upper lip, and it drives me crazy. But with this product, I did not break out at all. Perhaps it has something to do with the formulation of either the wax or the oil that your skin is sensitive or allergic to.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lelabet
(San Diego, CA)
Question
Effective on dark, coarse upper lip hair?
I have dark coarse upper lip hair and was wondering if this would effectively remove it? Thanks!
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
seedvila
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
11 answers
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answer 1
I also have really dark upper lip hair and it worked great for me. I also use these strips for trimming my bikini area, which is very dark and coarse and the strips also worked great there too. If you have very stubborn upper lip hair, use the strips according to the directions and use something flat to rub the hairs into the wax really good.
answered 1 year ago
linderbobinder
(Cedar City, UT)
answer 2
If you have a lot of curliness or hair grows in different directions, you must apply and yank in direction against the direction of growth. Figured this out bcs my dad would often get ingrown beard hairs after shaving -- a result of curliness. Try applying/yanking strip in at least one direction,AND make sure face is not too warm (melts wax too much) due to washing w/warm water or fr sun/sweating.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
kctg
(dc)
answer 3
I have really coarse eyebrow hair and it gets about 90% of that. I would say that it would get most of it and the rest you could tweeze. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
hdalangin
(Carlsbad, CA)
answer 4
I PURCHSED THIS PRODUCT TO REMOVE COURSE HAIR ON MY CHIN AND I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE RESULTS. IT DID NOT REMOVE IT AS I HAD HOPED
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
barby0913
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 5
I seriously doubt it. I have very fine (though plentiful) hair on my upper lip and these waxing strips are not tacky enough to "grab" all the hairs. I think they are fine if you're in a hurry, but their heated wax probably does a more thorough job. Still, at $40+ a pop, it's pricey.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cms14
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 6
Yes. That is my hair type too and it took it all off
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
nikkimarie01
(Seattle, WA)
answer 7
That's what I tried it for but it didn't work at all it just left a gross goop try to find something else.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
velveteenrabit
(Lexington, Ky)
answer 8
Yes! I have coarse, medium & fine hair there and it got it all!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
mrsbauc
(Northern MN)
answer 9
I'm sure it would remove it just fine. I have mostly dark hairs and some peach fuzz and it removes EVERYTHING on me.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
lphoto
(Vernal, UT)
answer 10
I'd steer clear of these bad boys. Gigi makes waxing strips that are good for stubborn facial hair. Find them at Sally Beauty.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
ursula
(San Antonio, TX)
answer 11
I don't recommend this product for the upper lip. The reason why I bought it was for the exact same thing and it did not pick up any hair.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
miryvenzor
(Denver, CO)
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can you use this product on your entire face?
i have fine blonde hair all over on my face, but a lot of it. I have sensitive skin and i dont want it to irriate it. I have tried cremes and it doesnt work good for me
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
haileyperryman
(jacksonville AR)
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
11 answers
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answer 1
Yes it does and can be used on the entire face, I have sensitive skin too and it didn't irritate my skin, it was just red for a bit just like any other waxing I've done
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
bklovesclinique
answer 2
I think you should be able to use it for any area on your face. I have some extremely fine hairs above my upper lip and it works great there. I use it mostly there and for my eyebrows. But since you said you have sensitive skin I want to mention that this product does cause my skin to become kind of irritated. I use both the solution that comes with it to soothe the skin and my regular moisturizer or skin soother. My skin isn't irritated for more then 10-20 minutes but for someone with sensitive skin that might be problematic.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Des Moines, Iowa)
answer 3
When I wax my brows to remove the big hairs, it always grabs the peach fuzz as well so I would have to say YES to your peach fuzz question.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
hdalangin
(Carlsbad, CA)
answer 4
I have super sensitive skin and used this product on my upper lip, chin and lower cheeks with great success and only a little irritation. (Less than with hot was!)
answered 2 years ago
mskat
(San Jose, CA)
answer 5
you would need alot of patience to handle your peach fuzz. It's time consuming and each strip only works twice, then there's no grasp. I think it's perfect for sensitive skin, it didn't even affect my skin.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
gmagcal
(Covina, CA)
answer 6
Def not. I used it on some fine blonde hairs on my lip, and all it did was leave my skin red, sticky, and didn't get rid of any hairs.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
janaynayhey
(NoChuck, SC)
answer 7
no
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
andishell
answer 8
I would not use these strips on the entire face. They are too small. You would be better off purchasing the larger kit with the wax that requires heating. The prepared strips are too small. You might also try No-No or one of the at-home threading devices for all-over-the-face use.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cms14
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 9
I have very sensitive skin and I didn't have a problem after using Poetic Waxing strips, and I have with other products. Give it a try!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
gothamite
(Leesburg, VA)
answer 10
I have sensitive skin as well and this product work well for me- I still turned red and broke out a little, but not to the degree I do with other products. I think this would be fine to use anywhere on your face or body - but the strips are tiny and really just meant for tiny areas like the upper lip. I'd do a test strip on another area of your face any see how you react before attempting larger sections. Just keep in mind that the more you reply the wax to the same area, the more likely you'll be to break out - that's why I like these, they do a good job of removing most (if not all of the hair) with one pull, so you don't have to keep reapply to the same area again and again, which equals less break-outs. Good luck!
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
operaaria
(Boston, MA)
answer 11
I used them to remove my fine blond facial hair and thought they worked great.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
orbi
Question
Does this work on eyebrows???
Mine have never been waxed, but they have been trimmed an I think it is time for a waxng!!!
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
tennisgurl222
(Brandon,MS)
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
11 answers
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answer 1
I think it would work for eyebrows.
answered 7 months ago
Hannah81
(Castle Rock, CO)
answer 2
I used these to touch up my eyebrows, but the design of the strip made it really really difficult. I don't think they'd work well at all for a first-time eyebrow wax.
answered 9 months ago
ec2442
(Dublin, Ohio)
answer 3
Yes! It does work on the eyebrows
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
bklovesclinique
answer 4
This definitely can be used on your eyebrows. That is primarily what I use it for. It works amazingly well for me. Even when my eyebrows are waxed professionally there is a hair or two that has to be tweezed. With this product, I didn't have that problem. I think you should be able to use it for just about any part of your face.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(Des Moines, Iowa)
answer 5
I use these on my eyebrows and they get about 90% of the bigger hairs and all of the peach fuzz in between the brows. if you don't do waxing regularly (I do), you may want to start with a professional shaping and then you can just maintain the look and only have to go back to the salon every couple of months. Good luck!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
hdalangin
(Carlsbad, CA)
answer 6
Definitely - the only suggestion would be to cut them down so you don't take your entire eyebrow off!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
bella7
(New York, NY)
answer 7
This didn't even work on baby fine hairs, so NO. It will not work for coarser eyebrow hairs.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
janaynayhey
(NoChuck, SC)
answer 8
I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THESE FOR EYEBROWS BASED ON THE WAY THE WAX IS ON THE STRIPS. THIS PRODUCT WOULD BE BEST FOR PEACH FUZZ ON THE FACE
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
barby0913
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 9
Unless you take the time to cut and shape the strips, I wouldn't recommend it for your eyebrows. Since the adhesive is pre-applied to the strips in a rectangular shape, it is hard to get enough control to wax stray eyebrow hairs without waxing off a section of your brows....be careful!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
pearl13
(Seattle)
answer 10
My hair is blond and course and it did not work on my brows are over lips
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
tamdav
(Gardendale Al)
answer 11
I DONT RECOMEND TO USE ON YOUR EYEBROWS. ITS PERFECT FOR UPPER LIPS
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
esstee
(BROOKLYN NY)
Question
Peach fuzz?
Would this remove peach fuzz?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
juicycouturegal
(Parsippany, NJ)
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
11 answers
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answer 1
it really took away most of my peach fuzz!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
alexandraapple
(quebec)
answer 2
Yes! While it did nothing for my coarser eyebrow hairs it eliminated all the light surrounding "peach fuzz" them!
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
TReneeB
(Washington, DC)
answer 3
Yes - I used it under my chin for the first time and it got rid of all the hair there, including the light peach fuzz.
answered 2 years ago
mskat
(San Jose, CA)
answer 4
Absolutely fabulous on peach fuzz!!
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
gggrace
(Boise, Id)
answer 5
I'm gonna say no because the product harldy grabs any hair as it is. I was using it on my eyebrows and it was a hit and miss with it. Sometimes it would grab a good amount of hair and sometimes it would grab nothing so I'm going to say peach fuzz will not be enough hair for it to grab on to. When you wax the hair usually have to be good 2-3 inches so you can pull it from the root.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
dee217
(Staten Island, New York)
answer 6
no
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
andishell
answer 7
DEFINATELY.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
barby0913
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 8
It does NOT take off tiny hairs, just skin!
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
conniechacha
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 9
I used this product to wax my peach-fuzz-stache....it removed about 70-75% of the hair....not bad.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
pearl13
(Seattle)
answer 10
On the upper lip, yes, it will do an adequate job. It may not eliminate all of the hair, however. I would not use these for "peach fuzz" on the cheeks. The strips are too small.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
cms14
(Pittsburgh, PA)
answer 11
I dont see why it wouldn't. I would just make sure that the hair is long enough.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
nikkimarie01
(Seattle, WA)
Question
How often do you need to use?
I've never used a wax before, and I don't know how often you typically need to do it. For people who have used this one and other ones, does the effect last about the same amount of time as other ones?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
belle9872
(NY)
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
9 answers
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answer 1
My results seem to last for at least two weeks before anything remotely visible starts popping up,but i think it depends on how fine your hair is. Mine is between coarse and fine and I don't have a problem getting the hair off or coming back too soon.
answered 6 months ago
britred
answer 2
I think it all depends on your hair growth. I think once every 1-3 weeks.
answered 7 months ago
Hannah81
(Castle Rock, CO)
answer 3
When you wax using ANY method you pull the hair out at the root, same as plucking. The effects will last as long as it takes for the hair to start growing back. How long "it lasts" varies from person to person depending on how quickly your facial hair grows. It will last longer than using a cream or shaving because those methods don't pull the hair out from the root, rather they cut or burn the hair off mid shaft. Another benefit to waxing/plucking is the hair feels softer and finer then the regrowth of shaving or cream removal. That's because when you cut the hair mid shaft, the part that starts to grow back out is the thickest strongest part of the hair. When hair that's been waxed/plucked grows out it is a brand new hair with a finer lighter point, because it's the end of the hair.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
thesillybanana
(Weston, FL)
answer 4
I use this on my upper lip, and the effect seems to be lasting longer than when I go to the salon.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
lelabet
(San Diego, CA)
answer 5
This is my first time using an "at home" wax, so I don't know how long this will last, but a wax from the spa usually lasts me about 3- 4 weeks.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
bellazmom
(Madison, WI)
answer 6
Yes, Works great ,grabs very well
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
gipseesoul
(Sugar Land Texas)
answer 7
I just started using this product 1 month ago. I have been using facial wax strips for years. I have had to wax half as much as I used to since I started using these strips.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
aileenellis
(Seattle, WA)
answer 8
For facial waxing, I'd say every 2 weeks with plucking in between for course hair growth. I've tried a few do-it-yourself products for facial waxing and really think that Poetic products are by far the best. They're pricey, however, you'll spend more money in the long run experimenting with brands that don't give results. For body, I recommend laser hair removal (my opinion).
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
bebechicklet
(Washington, DC)
answer 9
with these strips I went about 3-4 weeks without seeing any hair growth! I had waxed my arms and legs. I find that really good considering when I get a bikini wax by a professional hair starts to grow back in about 2 weeks.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
sephoragirl12
(ny)
Question
Can I use this on my bikini line?
I was just wondering if I could use these on my bikini line. I don't have much hair and I thought that if I could use these I would because the price is so much better than the body wax strips! Thank you :)
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
alizawall
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
8 answers
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answer 1
I think they would be alright to use, they're fairly wide so even if you did have more hair, they could get the job done.
answered 3 weeks, 2 days ago
TaylorLynn93
(Pennsylvania)
answer 2
I don't think so because they are tiny, about the size of a pinky finger.
answered 7 months ago
Hannah81
(Castle Rock, CO)
answer 3
Yes, you can! I totally do and it works great!
answered 1 year ago
linderbobinder
answer 4
I wouldn't... I'm pretty sure the hair down there is way too thick to grip on to the wax. It already has trouble getting all the upper lip hair as it is.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
thepersiangirl
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 5
Probably not, these barely worked on my peach fuzz
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
laura58
(MD)
answer 6
Yes, I actually used mine on the bikini line and it worked great. They make two kinds one for face and ones for body. But I used the face ones since its a more sensitive area and I never had an issue.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
mizzale
(Georgetown, ky)
answer 7
I purchased this to use on my bikini area and it was not effective
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
ssga
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
No I don't think it's strong enough to handle the bikini area.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
gmagcal
(Covina, CA)
Question
Will these strips work on sideburns?
I have these annoying sideburns and if I use things such as Nair or other Hair Removal treatments, the hair falls out but I am left with an ugly patch of skin that can show stubbles that try to grow out, but it can't be rid of. Can you suggest anything that might help??
asked 2 years ago
Anonymous
(Charlotte, NC)
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
3 answers
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answer 1
That's what I used them on and they worked great! :)
answered 8 months ago
thexica
(Detroit, MI)
answer 2
Yes! Just be sure to go against the grain.
answered 9 months ago
ec2442
(Dublin, Ohio)
answer 3
Honestly, I doubt it. I could hardly get them to grip my eyebrow hair...you would probably go through 3 packs to take off sideburns. Its not a very useful wax on the strips, unless you're using it for a slight touch up. Even then its a lot of effort! If you want to stick with the brand--try their at home waxing kit, that would do a better job.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
TReneeB
(Washington, DC)
Question
Do the wax strips contain any beeswax
asked 1 year, 4 months ago
Debbip
(Temecula,CA)
on Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Face
2 answers
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answer 1
These strips are the worst ones I've ever used.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
kboston
(Boston, MA)
answer 2
The wax strips are hypoallergenic and there is no beeswax in the ingreatients here are the ingreatients so you can take a look at them.

Wax Ingredients:
Triethylene Glycol Rosinate, Glyceryl Rosinate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Aloe Barbadensis (Leaf) Extract, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Red 27 Lake (CI45410).

Oil Ingredients:
Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Fragrance (Parfum), Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Coumarin, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Guaiazulene.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
murphycaroline
(Columbus,OH)
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