Are Vegan synthetic waxes with the latest formulations worth the extra cost vs cheaper generic waxes?
As the UK distributor of Adam & Eve Wax we are often asked if we supply “natural” waxes. Although there is a trend for more natural products, this is not always the best option for your waxing clients.
We did previously offer waxes based on pine resins, beeswax etc – these are as close to natural as possible. We have now moved on and have class leading vegan friendly, paraben free waxes using synthetic resins.
Some people tend to suffer from allergic reactions – sometime this is a lifelong allergy. However we need to be aware of allergic reactions due to repeated exposure to products, latex is one example of this. Generally there are less chance of reactions, such as redness or bumps on the skin when using synthetic waxes rather than formulas using plant based materials.
Natural pine resin can suffer from variable batch quality. The colour can also vary from a pale yellow to a darker brown and there is a resinous odour. Having said this, Glycerol esters which are the better standard of pine resin are used by the better quality manufacturers of wax.
Synthetic resins known as hydrocarbon resin are generally of a very high grade, they are much cleaner in colour, have very low odours and are consistent from batch to batch. Adam and Eve Wax are at the forefront of using synthetic resins in their depilatory wax formulas.
Tina from Adam and Eve wax says “We use mainly synthetic ingredients from reputable manufacturers and we can trace all the synthetic products used in our waxes. A cheaper wax will use pine rosin – this not only does not perform as well it is more likely to cause allergic reactions for your clients”.
So while “natural” may sound better it may not always live up to the claim.
Karen Colborne who heads up our Beauty Training Barn adds:
Along with questions such as the use of natural ingredients, we do get asked about the pricing of our products versus various cheaper waxes available.
How can your business benefit from using a top quality hot wax and strip wax? – Here are just a few:
- Better quality synthetic waxes are easier to use, saving you treatment time, they will also spreads thinner giving you more wax treatments per pot!
- A less painful experience, can only result in clients recommending your treatments to their friends, bringing in more business for your beauty salon.
- A client who has a less painful bikini wax, is more open to you suggesting an underarm wax , so increasing your number of treatments in a given time slot.
- Beautiful subtle fragrances enhance your clients salon experience when they visit you for their waxing treatments.
If you invest in the best beauty training, why not keep up the theme of good quality and use a better standard of product for your waxing. BE THE PLACE TO GO IN TOWN FOR THE BEST WAXING TREATMENTS
The quotation below is one of our favourites:
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”
Many salons and technicians we chat with, use and retail top quality products. What surprises us is how many have not considered the advantages of offering a high quality vegan wax for their salon. This feedback from a salon who has moved to us from a generic wholesale brand sums it up very nicely.
“Absolutely loving your wax, so easy to work with and it smells divine. Amazing feedback from my clients. Pain free waxing!! Even had my female clients booking their hubby’s in for a bit of de-fuzzing!!”