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As one of the top waxers in my area, I am often asked about where I get my supplies. My wax comes directly from Beauty Cult. My everyday supplies usually come from Amazon.
You have to do what you have to do to keep your costs low to stay competitively priced. This is a list of the items that I use. A quick note: I am an Amazon affiliate and may receive a commission from some of these sales. This doesn’t cost you anything but helps support the page.
I use Borodin wax which is supplied by Beauty Cult. This is why my clients come back as much as they do. This wax is amazing. Contact Beaut Cult today and let them know I sent you! https://beautycult.ca/
My regular waxing supplies
Some prices are in US $ and may not be available in Canada sometimes.
A few tips:
Look for reviews when purchasing items.
Check the shipping times.
Professional waxing supplies should come from a professional supplier. However, not everyone has access to suppliers easily. Amazon is convenient because of its fast shipping. Also, when you are just starting out every penny saved helps.
There are some tips on the chart to tell you why I use certain items.
There are more and more manufacturers of wax starting to sell on Amazon because of the convenience. Do your research though. Otherwise, I do not recommend purchasing professional wax online.
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The best numbing cream, spray & gel
Can you use numbing cream before waxing?
Yes, you can. Please read and follow the instructions on the product before applying numbing cream.
*Estheticians- Scroll to the bottom to get a tip on how to retail numbing creams to clients!
As a professional waxer with over 11 years of experience, I am often asked, what the best numbing cream for waxing is?
There are a variety of numbing creams, sprays, and gels out there, so how did I compare all of them?
Price: There was a wide variety of prices from $10-$200.
Effectiveness: I only chose to look at products with 4% lidocaine or higher. Anything less than that is not really gonna do anything.
Ratings: This is a hard one since the person has to use it properly in order to be effective. Also, everyone’s pain tolerance is different. And people with coarser, thicker or more hair or first time waxers will experience more pain than others.
CAUTION: READ THE LEAFLETS AND BOXES ATTACHED TO THE PRODUCTS! Lidocaine cream is a topical anesthetic used for numbing the skin in certain procedures, such as skin biopsies, hot waxing, laser hair removal, and mammograms. According to the “Journal of Drugs In Dermatology,” when used in small amounts and low concentrations over small areas of the body, it is considered safe. It can cause dangerous side effects when used in higher concentrations over larger body areas. After application, lidocaine cream should be washed off the hands completely. It should never be applied to broken skin. Lidocaine can also affect your breathing, cause seizures and cause an irregular heartbeat. So always check with your doctor before using creams with lidocaine. From https://www.livestrong.com/article/175440-dangers-of-lidocaine-cream/
So take it all with a grain of salt. I’m not a scientist I am simply laying out the Numbing creams, sprays, and gels with 4% or higher of lidocaine in them. It’s up to you to choose the best one for you.
*Before you use a numbing cream check with your service provider to make sure it’s ok
(some numbing creams are not available in all countries)
I had my reservations at first. It was a bit more expensive than some of the others I have tried but this one is by far my favourite. I was also really impressed that the company reached out to me and sent me a sample.
WHAT MAKES IT BETTER? Non-invasive and Hypoallergenic Completely reversible and does not produce any residual effect on the nerve fibre Rapid onset of action (10-15 mins) Duration of action lasts up to 4 hours May be reapplied to prolong the numbness as necessary Does not cause irritation of tissues and nerves Contains Vitamin E for faster skin recovery Applicable to all skin type
*Tip for estheticians- Numbing creams make an excellent retail product. You can also use it as an add on and charge for an application right before the wax. I usually apply it to the bikini area right when the client comes in (provided they have no contraindications). Then I proceed with all other services first and finish with that area last.
Dr. Numb® is an OTC (Over-the-Counter) Topical Anesthetic Cream (commonly known as numbing cream) that contains 5% lidocaine. It produces temporary numbness or loss of sensation of the skin and its surrounding tissues after its application. It is primarily used for relief of pain associated with skin conditions and dermal procedures.
What makes it work?
Dr. Numb® has a precise formulation of lidocaine synergistically blended with excipients that emphasizes purity, strength and composition. The potency is employed through an advanced delivery system that guarantees improved bioavailability resulting to sufficient duration of action.
How should it be administered?
Wash the area with soap and water.
Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Apply the cream and gently massage it into the skin evenly.
Leave it on with an occlusive dressing. It should start to take effect within 10-15 minutes and fully numb the skin within 30-60 minutes after it is applied.
Wipe the excess cream. Perform additional skin preparation as necessary
allergic to lidocaine, any other “-caine” type anesthetics or any of the non-medicinal ingredients in the product.
FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY. Avoid contact with eyes. If this happens, rinse thoroughly with water. If conditions worsens or if symptoms persist for more than 7 days or clear up and occur again in within few days, discontinue use and consult a physician. Do not use in large quantities, particularly over raw surfaces or blistered areas.