Smooth, hair-free legs for the simple price of pain – that is what waxing reminds us of. How many times have you struggled with a razor just so you could avoid the pain of that wax stripping every hair follicle off your skin? If you’re anything like us, you’ve lost count. Undoubtedly, it is a painful ordeal. But there is a new kind of wax in town that has been everyone’s favourite lately. Waxing expert claim Rica wax to be less painful and more beneficial in terms of tan removal and the likes. Do these claims have any ground to them or is it just a more expensive spin-off of the normal wax? Read on to know more. Chocolate wax vs. Rica wax vs. Normal wax Honey wax is the oldest known version of wax. It is a simple mixture of honey, sugar, and lemon. This has been in use for decades. It is a sure shot and undisputed method to get rid of your hair. Though it is cheaper than its counterparts, this traditional wax comes with added chemicals most of the time. Sensitive skin might not react well to this wax as it tends to be harsher than the other two. Furthermore, there are higher chances of ingrown hair, rashes, and prolonged redness. The other kind of wax that has been in use is flavoured and more specifically chocolate flavoured. There are other flavours such as white chocolate, aloe vera or milk. Chocolate flavour predominantly uses cocoa, and shea butter in some cases. This is much gentler on your skin while also nourishing and moisturising your skin. It is a more natural alternative and can be used even on your sensitive parts. Comparatively, there is a lesser chance of irritation and redness after your waxing routine when chocolate wax is used. Now, what is Rica wax? Rica wax is relatively newer in the Indian market and is manufactured by a company based in Italy. It is technically a plant-based alternative in the sense that it uses vegetable oils and other plant extracts. This is the most suited for sensitive skin as it contains absolutely no harsh chemicals or ingredients. It is au naturale and is thus suitable for each and every skin type. This has been increasingly gaining popularity among most waxing communities. Rica wax is an alternative to the normal kind of wax itself. Hence, it can come in many flavoured forms as well. So, is Rica wax worth the hype? Is it all they claim it to be and more? We looked into it, so you don’t have to. Here are some of the benefits of this wax, so you can decide for yourself. 1. No heat You know how there is always a chance your skin can get burnt because the wax is so hot? You ask your waxing person to wait a few seconds before applying it straight out of the heater. Regardless, it is definitely a smidge too hot. Many a time you’ve been left with red patches because the wax was hotter than your skin could take. These troubles will end here. Rica wax does not require to be heated. No more of that burning sensation, or that constant fear of semi-permanent burn scars. The risk of burning your skin is completely eliminated. This is one of the most prominent benefits of Rica wax which makes it much gentler and more appropriate for sensitive skin. 2. Nourishment Rica wax is filled with all-natural oils, which leave the skin feeling soft, supple, and moisturised. There are no unnecessarily sticky ingredients like sugar and honey which makes it more tender on the skin. Even though you need to always follow up with a post-wax moisturisation routine, the oils present in the wax itself nourish the hair follicle in a way so as to avoid flakiness on the removal of the same. It is made up of plant-based oils, which automatically means that they won’t react to anything applied on top of it. So, your moisturisation routine will be unhindered, worry not. 3. Less Painful? Rica wax has time again been touted as being painless, or at the very least less painful than traditional forms of waxing. However, this might or might not be true depending on your pain threshold. Rica wax benefits from its stronghold capability in the sense that you do not have to go over the same area more than once. It tightly grips to your hair strands and ensures they come off in one pull. Avoiding constant ripping will assure that the whole experience is much more pleasant. In hindsight, you could say it is less painful but not totally pain-free. 4. Caters to sensitive skin As has been highlighted multiple times now, this is the most suitable and appropriate for sensitive skin types. The ingredients used to make Rica wax are so friendly to any type of skin that it rarely causes redness, bumps, or itchiness. Benefits of Rica wax extend to being the best kind to use for bikini area, especially because it is swifter in comparison. Furthermore, the sting caused after peeling the wax does not last that long. This makes it better for sensitised areas. Being free from harmful chemicals and colophony is key in avoiding any kind of rashes or allergic reactions that are otherwise common in people who use normal wax. Rica wax provides different kinds of flavours for different degrees of sensitivities and different areas. This is what sets it apart from normal wax. The same need not be used for every part of your body. To sum it all up, it nourishes, moisturises, is not as painful, oils brighten up the skin, adjusts to the hair follicle so as to be as efficient as possible and is hassle-free. Albeit it is more expensive, the wide range of benefits just trump everything else. The experience is so much more pleasant, and we think it is definitely worth it. You don’t have to see red every time you think of waxing. So, what are you waiting for? Say yes to Rica wax. Book your appointment now. You can thank us later!