There’s no denying the effectiveness of hard wax beans for hair removal – and that’s coming from a finicky, hardcore waxoholic who has had years of experience in DIY waxing. Stripless, painless, effective, no mess, convenient to DIY, and all at a price that is significantly lower than what you’d be paying at a waxing salon? Tell me more and sign me up.
However, as with every waxing product, it can be hard to tell the good from the bad, and if you should chance upon the bad, the results can be pretty disastrous. Playing around with my skin and experimenting with random products is something that I generally avoid, but in the case of hard waxing beans, I couldn’t help it. My curiosity won out – they’re so pretty, I couldn’t resist ordering and trying everything I saw.
After months of ordering, waiting, trying out, and the occasional breaking out in bright red rashes (sorry, TMI!), I finally fixed on a few tried and tested products, and from then onwards, it’s been an exclusive relationship – I’m done playing the field.
Everyone has probably seen/tried out blue hard wax for hair removal – the color makes it kinda hard to ignore. But after my forays into the world of hard waxing beans, a few products have really stood out for me, and one of them is the Cirepil blue hard wax beads for hair removal – they are just really, really dope.
I’ve expressed my appreciation for Cirepil’s magic blue beads several times before (read all about it here and here) and I’ve got to say, these hot wax beads are definitely among the top 5 on my list. Read on for my Cirepil hard waxing beans review.
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Cirepil’s stripless depilatory blue hard wax beans are developed by Perron Rigot, a French manufacturer established in 1936. They’ve patented more than 20 depilatory waxes, which means they really know their stuff! In addition, they’re also pioneers in creating numerous new products, such as the first stripless wax, and the first hypoallergenic wax.
Their years of experience in creating waxing products really shine through in the Cirepil blue wax beans. A quick, user-friendly, and cost-effective method for hair removal, these depilatory beans are made of a special high quality patented polymer formula, which shrink wraps each hair to ensure easy and consistent hair removal.
No strips are required during the waxing process, as the wax hardens enough for you to simply pull it off with your fingers, and you can remove everything from thick coarse hair to fine fuzz, and even short, shaved hairs. The formula is suitable for all areas, all kinds of hair, and all skin types. Cirepil blue hard wax beans are great for both DIY waxing at home and for use in professional waxing salons.
So, first things first, I really love the bag that the Cirepil waxing beans come in – it is resealable, which makes storing and using the waxing beans super easy. I use a wax warmer to melt the beans (I’ve got quite a few good ones, but I usually use this one – I’ve found that it’s the best wax warmer for Cirepil).
Helped along by some occasional stirring with a trusty applicator stick, the wax reaches a warm, beautiful, melted consistency in no time. Once I bring it down to a comfortable temperature, I have found the wax incredibly easy to apply and there’s no stringiness or gooey-ness – the texture is like runny honey, only slightly thicker.
When applied, it hardens in no time (I check by tapping on it), but remains nice and pliable, which means it comes off with ease, without breaking or flaking. With a firm, decisive pull, the wax patch comes off smoothly, pulling out all the hairs with it – the process is painless for me every time, and I’ve found the wax only adheres to the hairs, not the skin.
Every time I’ve used it, just one application has been enough to remove all the hairs in the area I’m working on, which means I can make a nice, quick job of it. The wax also leaves absolutely no residue on the skin, so I’ve never had to sit around trying to remove random, stubborn blotches of sticky wax off my skin. I’m a lazy girl, I hate clean-up time, okay?
Ever since I discovered these, I have been using them regularly for all my waxing needs (everything from eyebrows to bikini line and legs), and they don’t disappoint. Plus the results are so long-lasting, I stay hair-free for 3-4 weeks following a waxing session. Honestly, I’m hooked.
I know, I know. Stripless waxing is not a new thing, and hard stripless wax is not exactly some brand new innovation. However, waxing beans, especially Cirepil wax beads, are a total game changer in terms of stripless waxing for hair removal, and there are a number of reasons for that.
Firstly, the shape and size. These tiny Cirepil waxing beads are super easy to melt evenly, unlike many other hard stripless waxes – with most stripless hard waxes, you have to warm up an entire solid glob, but with waxing beads, the heat is distributed more evenly throughout, which means quicker, more even melting. When heated, Cirepil hard wax beans turn into a luxurious, smooth liquid mixture that is easy to apply and remove. The bean form also makes it really, really easy to measure out the precise amount of wax you require.
Secondly the formula. The consistency of Cirepil wax beans makes them very easy to work with – no difficulties or struggle here. They melt easily, and spread on easily – there’s no stringiness or stickiness which can happen with a lot of other types of hard waxes. They also dry and harden quickly, and come off smoothly. Once hardened, the wax patch becomes firm but also remains pliable and flexible, making it super easy to pull it off. The formula is such that Cirepil waxing beans leave absolutely no residue on your skin when you’re done waxing. No post-session clean-up? I’m all for it.
Thirdly they are cheaper than most tub/tins of hard stripless wax because they cost the same or less but last way longer!
Based on these reasons, Cirepil hard wax beads are the ultimate stripless hard wax type for hair removal in my books. No strips = no mess, no stickiness, no fuss, and waxing is easy as pie.
They work! Cirepil wax beans are made of a unique formula that comprises a special polymer – they melt easily, remain pliable even when they harden (which makes them really easy to remove), and they shrink-wrap each hair as the wax dries, gripping each hair, and not the skin, allowing you to pull up both coarse hairs and fine fuzz from the roots! It is an incredibly precise kind of super wax.
As an (ahem) fairly hairy girl, I was pretty amazed with the results of the Cirepil hard wax beads, and it might sound funny but I continue to be amazed each time I use it – it’s like waxing nirvana over and over again. With other waxes, every time I DIY I usually have to go over the same area at least twice, and the few times I visited waxing salons, it was the same story. However, with the Cirepil blue waxing beads, one application is all it takes – only ONCE have I had to tweeze one or two stray leftover hairs (and those may have been leftover because I pulled the wax patch off too jerkily), but that’s honestly it. These waxing beans’ hair removal powers are truly incredible. If you’re wondering which hot wax beads to use, stop right here – these Cirepil hard wax beans are where its at.
The effectiveness doesn’t stop at the hair removal part. The results are also super long-lasting – after a waxing session with these babies, I’m smooth and hair-free for a good 3-4 weeks. These waxing beads have honestly changed my life – it is SO liberating, empowering, and reassuring to have a convenient, trustworthy DIY hair removal method that I know I can rely on for perfect and long-lasting results each time. They’ve been a huge confidence booster for me, and have made my life way easier.
Everything about the Cirepil blue hard waxing beans experience exudes ease and comfort. In addition to the awesome resealable package, the beans are just so easy to use. They are excellent waxing beads for beginners, and the pros, naturally, will be unstoppable with these.
They melt really easily. There are many ways to melt hard wax beans, but for maximum ease and effectiveness, I would recommend that when you purchase your hard wax beans, buy a wax warmer to go with it, or a complete hard waxing beans kit (which usually contains the beans, a warmer, and applicator sticks).
Cirepil’s hard wax beads also glide on to the skin really easily- the mixture is not sticky or stringy, making it really easy to work with, and it hardens quickly. Because of this, it is also really easy to remove, provided you apply with the correct thickness (it isn’t hard to figure out, after one or two trial runs you’ll be a pro at it). Melt, apply, let it dry, pull it off – that’s all there is to it! No strips, no post-wax clean-up.
Again, a word of caution – it is totally possible to use other methods, such as a microwave, for melting the beans, but if you’re going to do so, please be careful. Personally I recommend using these beads with a good wax warmer – combined, these two products are all you need for easy, convenient, effective and inexpensive DIY waxing at home.
Applicator sticks further up the “easy” factor, but if you want, you can just cut up any cardboard on hand to use as strips (personally, however, since I find cardboard unreliable and flimsy, and because I do not have the patience to sit around and cut cereal boxes into strips, I stick to applicator sticks like these ones, or these ones).
Many painless wax beans reviews have been written, and much fuss has been made about whether or not hot wax beads are truly painless. However, I’ve got to say that my experience with waxing beans, and with Cirepil wax beads in particular, has been completely pain-free. They grip the hair and not the skin, and come off in one smooth, firm pull.
My experience might not be the case for every single person out there. The amount of pain any given individual can handle is subjective, as it depends on each person’s individual threshold – however, I have a pretty low threshold, and Cirepil waxing beans have still been completely painless for me.
Also, I think that perhaps those who find hard wax beans painful are probably just not using them correctly – there’s a proper way to use them, and if you stray from that, you’ll probably end up in pain territory. For more info on how to use hard wax beads for hair removal – THE CORRECT WAY – click here.
The cost-effectiveness of Cirepil’s hard wax beans makes them another winner in my book. Spend the money you save from waxing salons on cooler stuff!
Plus, how convenient is it to not have to worry about scheduling and keeping waxing appointments, or worse, having to wait for an appointment while you try to get through the days with your increasingly hairy self?
Waxing whenever you want, in the ease and comfort of your home, is one of the main things that compelled me to start DIY waxing at the age of 19, and DIY waxing just doesn’t get easier than it is with Cirepil blue hard wax beads.
Having used them multiple times, I’ve been waiting to hit a snag with these, but it just hasn’t happened. Sounds crazy, but there seem to be no cons, really. However, if I were to be very, very finicky, and purposely pick holes, perhaps someone or the other might encounter the following problems with Cirepil blue hard wax beans:
If you’re unfamiliar with it, the smell of melting wax can be difficult to get used to. However, persevere on the DIY route and you’ll get used to it in no time. It’s seriously not that bad!
Waxing can often cause redness and I assume that may be the case for some people who try out Cirepil hard waxing beans. However, using a cooling product post waxing, like aloe vera gel, should clear it right up.
Having tried pretty much every DIY waxing method out there, as well as most of the hard wax beans that are available in the market, I’m going to have to give the Cirepil blue hard wax beads a double thumbs up – they are hands down one of the very best hard wax beads out there. It’s one of those products that just WORK, you guys – the cons are so negligible, and the pros so overwhelming, you’ll definitely become a believer. 10/10, would totally recommend! Try em out.
A hard wax beads review would be incomplete if I didn’t point you guys to all the related products you can use in accordance with your skin type and waxing needs. While the Cirepil blue hard wax beads are a stellar all-round product that you can successfully use for all areas and all skin and hair types, the folks at Perron Rigot have got a few other offerings you can try out too:
So these are a product that is designed specifically for the more intimate and sensitive areas. I’ve used it on my face, underarms, and bikini line – works like a charm! Get more deets here.
Fragrance free and hypoallergenic! I haven’t tried these ones out yet, but in case you’re interested, check em out here.
Designed to give your skin a little TLC while you wax, this wax is creamier and more supple in texture than the blue, and best for sensitive areas and fine hair. I only ever got this one once – I prefer the blue. However, you can check it out here.
Pretty much the same as the blue, just with a nice mellow rose fragrance. Check details and pricing here.
Given their natural ingredients, hard wax beads for hair removal are generally safe for all skin types. However, as with all waxes and hair removal products, you need to make absolutely sure you do not use hard wax beans on broken, irritated, inflamed or injured skin, or on warts, moles, sunburned areas or areas of the skin that have recently been affected by surgery. In addition, be careful not to wax your skin within 2 hours after showering or sunbathing, and do not go for sunbathing, tanning, or exfoliating for at least a day or two after you’ve waxed.
In order to make sure you do not have an allergic reaction to waxing beads, test a small bit on a small patch of your skin (preferably on the area inside your forearm) – if, after 24 hours, all seems well and you haven’t developed a rash or experienced any other adverse reactions, it means you are good to go.
Do not use hard wax hair removal beans if your skin has reacted badly to wax products in the past. If you have skin conditions/skin-related disorders like eczema, or are using medication that has an impact on your skin, please consult your doctor before use.
Remember guys – hairless, smooth skin is a major goal, but it’s also important to be super careful about your health and skin, so if you think a product is affecting you adversely, discontinue use and consult with a doctor immediately! XOXO
Hardcore beauty enthusiast, fashion maven, fitness fanatic, and aspiring dermatologist, Isabella is a long-time-frequenter-of-waxing-salons turned DIY-er. Always on the lookout for depilatory products that are painless and easy to use, she's a waxing beans convert and determined to teach you everything she's learned about achieving perfectly hairless and smooth skin!