Hair removal

Independent and trusted reviews and tests of hair removal products and treatments, including information about laser and IPL hair removal, men's shavers, and home hair removal.

Men's shavers

Men's shavers reviews

Extra features can make a shaver easier to use, but don’t always lead to a smoother shave.

28 Nov 2013 | We report on 14 men's electric shavers (13 battery and one mains-powered) from Braun, Panasonic, Philips and Remington.


Beard trimmers

Two CHOICE staffers check out some facial hair trimmers.

21 Aug 2013 | Two CHOICE staffers check out some facial hair trimmers.


Laser and IPL hair removal: are they safe?

We expose a number of untrained operators aiming lasers at your body.

20 May 2013 | A lack of regulation has led to a rise in untrained laser and IPL operators.


Women's razor reviews

Which women's razors shed those unwanted hairs and leave your skin silky smooth?

23 Nov 2012 | We have test results for 13 women's razors from Gillette Venus, Schick and Bic, priced from $0.70 to $16.


Men's razor reviews

Which men's razors achieve a smooth result without damaging your skin?

14 Nov 2012 | The results for this test are shared among several consumer organisations.

Leg waxing

Home hair removal user trial

Wax on, wax off? What type of hair removal product is the easiest and best to use?

2 May 2007 | We sent out wax kits, wax strips, depilatories and epilators to 141 voluntarily hairy-legged trialists.

hair removal wax

Professional hair removal guide

Permanent hair removal sounds appealing — but the results aren’t guaranteed.

27 Feb 2007 | Whether you choose to pluck, shave, wax or zap it, getting rid of unwanted hair can be a time-consuming and often expensive and painful process.


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