Our first choice is the ‘Revlon Moisturizing Paraffin Bath for Smooth and Soft Skin’. As you’re no doubt aware, Revlon are a trusted and respected brand, which is one of the reasons that we’re keen to cover their product as our first entry.
Perhaps best known for their cosmetics, you may not have seen that Revlon also have a wide range of related products too, and paraffin wax baths are no exception.
The prime reason for buying a wax bath is to help you get better skin – mainly on the feet and hands. Other body parts are treatable too, such as the elbows and knees – mainly areas where you’ll typically experience tougher skin from the daily wear. It should be pointed out that this isn’t something that’s intended for facial use.
- 1 Features Of The Revlon Wax Bath
- 2 The Customer Opinion
- 3 The Final Diagnosis
Features Of The Revlon Wax Bath
Let’s continue with a factual look at what you get with the Revlon.
In The Box
In the box you’ll find the bath itself, the wax to melt in the machine, two ‘mitts’ which are gloves that you’ll wear while the treatment does it’s thing and plastic liners that go over your hands before you put on the mitts.
Here’s what that all looks like:
As you can see, it’s a reasonably smart looking machine, if a little basic.
What It’s For
Of course, the importance of this machine is in the results, so while the appearance might seem a little lacking to some prospective buyers, the real interest should be generated by the results. We’ll have a closer look at the customer opinions shortly.
The Revlon model is aimed at treatment of hands, feet and elbows, with the gloves and liners being primarily intended for use on the hands. It’s possible to use the same technique on the feet, but for the elbows a simple wax treatment from dipping should suffice.
It should be noted that the preparation time for the machine to be ready for use is longer than some buyers might expect. Allowing at least an hour from turning the machine on to starting your treatment is wise. While a small portion of those sixty minutes allow the machine itself to begin to warm, it’s the melting of the wax that really takes the time.
Indicators are provided above the power dial to indicate that there’s power to the unit and whether the heater is active, and there’s also a five-point scale to show how hot the wax itself is. While the scale is labelled to run from ‘Keep Warm’ to ‘High’, a lot of people might find they need to stick to the lower end of the scale for comfortable use. It’s advisable to gradually work your way up in terms of heat to avoid temperatures you find uncomfortable or may even feel as if burning.
The Customer Opinion
In this section, we’ll move on to look at the thought of people that have bought this wax bath previously. It’s all very well telling you what we think, but we’re able to give you a much better cross section of opinion by diving into the common themes of other people – real life owners!
Great For Painful Hands
A good place to start is to consider the main objective that people are buying the machine for – improved skin and to relieve pain. While the machine is not primarily marketed to improve conditions like arthritis, there are plenty of reports that people are finding the Revlon effective. Don’t just take our word for it either, click over to Amazon using the blue buttons on this page and take a look for yourself.
At the time of writing there are over a thousand reviews on this product, many of which refer to specific joint and muscular conditions and skin complaints. On the whole people are suggesting that they’ve seen improvements.
Takes Time To Heat Up
We mentioned earlier that the sales information suggests that you need to allow at least an hour for the wax to melt and be ready for use, but some people are saying it has taken them considerably longer. It’s likely that there are two factors at play here, firstly the temperature of the wax before it’s put into the bowl of the machine and secondly how much wax is used.
If you’re using a large amount of wax that’s been stored somewhere cold, it’ll take a lot longer than a small amount that’s been kept in a warmer location.
It’s not a huge problem that there’s a delay before use, you just need to factor in that you need to allow the time before treatments can begin.
You Can Treat Two Hands At Once, Unless You’ve Got Big Hands!
Most reviews containing opinions that we’ve been through are from women, and it seems for female users you can expect to be able to treat both hands at the same time if you so wish.
However (there’s always a ‘but’ isn’t there?), you really need to think about the practicalities of the treatment before doing so – it’s not going to be easy to get either hand into a liner and then a mitt with hands covered in liquid wax, so we’d recommend one at a time for at least the first few uses until you’re very familiar with the process.
Big Feet Are Too Big For This
In a similar vein, there’s a number of observations that people with large feet will struggle to completely submerse them in the wax due to the size of the bowl.
Of course, it’s perfectly possible to do your heel and toes ends of your foot separately, just be careful to place the machine somewhere where spills and drips won’t cause a problem if you’re blessed with clumsiness!
It’s not something that’s been reported a lot, but there are a few reviews referring to wax leaking out of machines. In general these seem to relate to new purchases so perhaps this was a faulty batch or just a symptom of many units selling and a few failing.
It’s easily remedied, especially if you buy from a reputable supplier like Amazon, just send it back for a replacement! As we said – not likely to be a common problem but worth a mention even if there’s only a few isolated cases.
The Final Diagnosis
In summary, it’s easy to see why this machine is popular with users. Revlon’s wax bath is priced competitively and offers a simple solution that customers generally find very effective.
If you’re interested in trying a wax bath for the first time, whatever your motivation, the Revlon is likely to be a great choice.