Questions & Answers
What makes Cirépil different from other waxes?
At Cirépil by Perron Rigot, we believe: “It’s not just about what we remove. It is about what we leave behind… Healthy Skin!” Unlike traditional methods of waxing, Cirépil wax sticks to the hair rather than the skin, reducing the pain of waxing by 50%! Cirépil wax encapsulates the hair, removing it from the root while leaving the skin undamaged. When the integrity of the skin is uncompromised, there is reduced inflammation, redness and downtime for the client; making painful waxing a thing of the past!
What makes waxing with Cirépil not just hair removal but a complete beauty treatment?
Cirépil’s pre and post-wax process includes Cirépil by Perron Rigot’s Antiseptic Blue Lotion, Pre-Depilatory Jasmin Oil, and After Wax Refreshing Gel. This exclusive system prepares the skin for waxing and leaves it feeling smooth, cool and undamaged.
Prior to waxing, your Cirépil wax professional will first prepare and cleanse your skin with Cirépil Antiseptic Blue Lotion, a low-alcohol cleanser especially recommended for delicate areas and sensitive skin. Next, a few drops of Cirépil Pre Depilatory Jasmin Oil will be applied to the skin to ensure the wax adheres only to the hair, and not the skin.
Once the hair has been removed through waxing, your skin will be refreshed with an application of Cirépil After Wax Refreshing Gel that will calm the skin by reducing redness and inflammation so you can leave your appointment satisfied and confident.
Perron Rigot well known for its non-strip wax is the creator of the Original patented Cirépil Blue Wax in North America. Don’t be fooled by imitations! Cirépil Blue. . often imitated, never replicated! All Cirépil by Perron Rigot non-strip waxes are available in beads!
What are the benefits of waxing versus shaving?
Waxing is more effective than shaving because it removes the entire hair from the root, not just from the surface of the skin, giving you longer lasting results. With consistent waxing over time, hair grows back finer and sparser whereas with shaving, hair appears to grow back faster, thicker and coarser. In addition, shaving increases the risk of nicks, cuts, ingrown hairs and razor burn especially in sensitive areas such as bikini, chest and underarms.
How long should I wait to wax if I have shaved?
Most waxing professionals will ask that you allow your hair to grow for a minimum of 10 days before waxing. However, some of the Perron Rigot depilatory waxes such as Cirépil Blue, Cirépil Escential Rose, Intimale 4, and Eurose have the ability to perform on hair that has only grown for 4 to 5 days!
How long will the results of waxing last?
Results can last 2-4 weeks, depending on your hair re-growth. With regular waxing, the length of time required between treatments may increase to 4-6 weeks or longer. Since hair growth patterns differ based on the individual, you may need a few treatments before you see the full benefits of waxing.
What can I do for maintenance between waxing services?
Exfoliate. To improve waxing results and reduce your chances of getting ingrown hairs, ask your professional for Cirépil Double Gommage by Perron Rigot. It is recommended that a few days prior to, and after your waxing appointment, you gently exfoliate the skin. You can exfoliate as much as 3 times a week. Removing dead skin cells keeps your skin healthy and soft in-between waxing.
Moisturize. To keep skin hydrated and smooth while helping new hairs to reach the surface of the skin without becoming ingrown, moisturize daily with the Cirépil After Wax Refreshing Gel.
Extend. To prolong waxing appointments, use Summer Water Cirépil by Perron Rigot—this product is a hair growth inhibitor, its provides a beautiful splash of fragrance that will remind you of summer all year long.
How long does waxing take?
Your Cirépil waxing appointment should take between 15-90 minutes, depending on the area being waxed, the amount of hair being removed, and the type of wax your professional is using. For example, you can expect a Brazilian appointment to last between 30 and 60 minutes and a brow treatment, 15-30 minutes. First appointments typically take a little longer as your professional will be conducting a full consultation prior to waxing.
Can I wax when I am pregnant?
Waxing during pregnancy is common; however, with increased hormones and blood flow, pregnant women may be more sensitive to waxing. It is recommended that you consult your doctor first before doing anything with or to your body while pregnant.
Should I avoid using moisturizer on the day I am going to get waxed?
There is no need to avoid moisturizing on the day of your waxing appointment. Your waxing professional will prepare and cleanse your skin with Cirépil Antiseptic Blue Lotion, a low-alcohol pre-cleanser, regardless of whether you have moisturized that day or not.
At what age can I start waxing?
You can start waxing when you reach puberty; however, it is important to note that like pregnancy, puberty is a time where the body experiences lots of hormonal changes that can impact the quantity, colour, texture and growth rate of your hair. So if you’re going through puberty and need waxing done, be mindful that your hair growth cycles are moving faster than those individuals who are in different stages of life. As a pubescent, you will likely need to be diligent in waxing every 2-4 weeks. Your waxing professional will require parent’s consent.
Are there any medications—topical or oral— that are contraindications to waxing?
Yes, exfoliating or hydroxy-based medications including but not limited to: Retin-A, Renova, Differin and Tazorac are contraindications to waxing. Blood thinners, steroids, skin lighters and oral acne medications such as Accutane are also medications that should prevent you from waxing. If you wax while on these medications, it may result in skin irritation, peeling or hyperpigmentation. Always check with your doctor first.
Can I wax before or after I go tanning?
Tanning prior to or after waxing is not recommended by beauty professionals as tanning, in any respect, is damaging to the skin. When waxing, Cirépil wax professionals aim to protect the skin and minimize the presence of redness and inflammation; therefore, it’s best to not tan before your appointment and to arrive at your appointment with uncompromised skin. However, after your Cirépil waxing treatment, if you’re thinking about tanning or vacationing somewhere warm, you must wait at least 24 hours before exposing the waxed area to UV rays. No matter how gentle the waxing process, the skin will be slightly exfoliated, more sensitive and be at greater risk for hyper pigmentation. Whether intentionally exposing yourself to UV rays or not, is essential that you wear sunscreen after waxing.
What aftercare advice should I follow after Brazilian waxing?
As with all waxing, Brazilian waxing post-care includes exfoliation and moisturizing. Use Cirépil Double Gommage as your exfoliant and Cirépil After Wax Refreshing Gel as your moisturizer. For 24 hours after waxing, it is important to avoid increasing circulation through any form. This includes exercise, tanning, spicy food and sexual activity. Increasing blood flow and body temperature after waxing can aggravate waxed areas and prolong the presence of inflammation, redness and the potential for infection of the hair follicle.
To lesson sensitivity and make your intimate waxing experience more comfortable, apply Cirépil Pre Wax Cooling Gel, a skin desensitizer, at home 45 minutes prior to your waxing service. (Do not apply near or inside mucus cavities.)
How can I maintain my bikini line in-between waxing?
In between appointments, to maintain your bikini line, use Cirépil Double Gommage by Perron Rigot as your exfoliant and Cirépil After Wax Refreshing Gel as your moisturizer. Shaving or tweezing in between appointments interferes with the effectiveness of your waxing treatment and will prolong maximum results. Therefore, it’s best to leave the area alone with the exception of exfoliating and moisturizing. Overtime, your hair will decrease in density and coarseness and you will be less concerned with the presence of hair in-between waxing appointments because it will become less noticeable.
To lesson sensitivity and make your intimate waxing experience more comfortable, apply Cirépil Pre Wax Cooling Gel at home 45 minutes prior to your waxing service. (Do not apply near or inside mucus cavities.
Why do I have to fill out a questionnaire before waxing?
As with any spa or salon service, you must fill out a questionnaire that discloses all products, medications, known skin disorders and allergies prior to waxing so your beauty professional can safely perform your service. It is important that you answer questions about your current and past state of health honestly so that your beauty professional can perform your treatment in the safest way possible.
Is there any type of wax that is better for sensitive skin?
Sensitive skin has special needs and wax that contains ingredients designed for sensitive skin is the best kinds of wax to be used. Any of Cirépil by Perron Rigot waxes can be used on sensitive skin. In particular, our strip wax, Cirépil Cristal Ocean, and our Cristalline stripless wax.