Naturally Smooth

When Azar Moayeri arrived in Vancouver in 1981, she couldn’t find any hair removers that weren’t laden with chemicals. So she put her chemical engineering degree to use and started experimenting with everyday kitchen items. Using sugar, water, chamomile, citrus extracts, and other natural ingredients, Azar created her own hair removal products and began selling them to local salons. Today Parissa Labs is still a family business, but it operates out of its new Vancouver facility, creating natural products that are safe and easy to use in homes around the world. Parissa’s Chamomile Body Sugar is a water-washable hair remover that’s gentle on your skin. To use, you warm the product, apply a thin layer to your legs, body or face, and then zip it off with strips. Parissa’s salon-quality Warm Wax is ideal for more coarse or stubborn hair and is used the same way (you warm the wax, apply, and then zip it off with strips). For the face and bikini areas, Wax Strips are preloaded with wax. Simply warm a strip in your hands, press it onto the area you want to wax, then pull it off (perfect for touch-ups and travel). All three options include a vial of Azulene oil to soothe skin and prevent ingrown hair, and none of the products contain any toxic chemicals or preservatives. Shaving can irritate skin, plus there are nicks and cuts to worry about. Seeing an esthetician in a salon can be costly and inconvenient. We tried waxing at home with Parissa’s products and found it to be easier, less messy and less painful than we expected. Knowing Azar’s all-natural ingredients are safe enough to ingest makes it all the more appealing.

Parissa

Natural Hair Removal

Naturally Smooth

When Azar Moayeri arrived in Vancouver in 1981, she couldn’t find any hair removers that weren’t laden with chemicals. So she put her chemical engineering degree to use and started experimenting with everyday kitchen items. Using sugar, water, chamomile, citrus extracts, and other natural ingredients, Azar created her own hair removal products and began selling them to local salons. Today Parissa Labs is still a family business, but it operates out of its new Vancouver facility, creating natural products that are safe and easy to use in homes around the world. Parissa’s Chamomile Body Sugar is a water-washable hair remover that’s gentle on your skin. To use, you warm the product, apply a thin layer to your legs, body or face, and then zip it off with strips. Parissa’s salon-quality Warm Wax is ideal for more coarse or stubborn hair and is used the same way (you warm the wax, apply, and then zip it off with strips). For the face and bikini areas, Wax Strips are preloaded with wax. Simply warm a strip in your hands, press it onto the area you want to wax, then pull it off (perfect for touch-ups and travel). All three options include a vial of Azulene oil to soothe skin and prevent ingrown hair, and none of the products contain any toxic chemicals or preservatives. Shaving can irritate skin, plus there are nicks and cuts to worry about. Seeing an esthetician in a salon can be costly and inconvenient. We tried waxing at home with Parissa’s products and found it to be easier, less messy and less painful than we expected. Knowing Azar’s all-natural ingredients are safe enough to ingest makes it all the more appealing.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Alley
    Alley

    Hi Grommet fans!

    I’m the Waxing Guru over here at Parissa Laboratories, here to chat with you about Hair Removal (in case you’re wondering, it takes roughly 18 years as a waxing specialist to get a job title like Waxing Guru).

    Parissa makes All-Natural hair removal products that work wherever you need them, to gently remove hair from your bendy bits, your curvy bits, your tender bits, and yes…even your naughty bits.

    We NEVER use parabens, chemicals or preservatives in our products. So, you can fearlessly remove hair without the danger of chemical burns, razor cuts or rashes AND you don’t have to be a pro to use them. In fact, our Express Wax Strips are specifically designed to be SO quick & easy to use that you don’t need any experience at all!

    Whether you’ve got sensitive skin, tough hair or you’re a waxing virgin, we’ve got something to suit every hair and skin type – so let me help you decide which one is best for you.

    I’m looking forward to answering all your questions about our products AND about waxing in general. Don’t be shy, you can ask me anything! I’ve seen more bendy, curvy & naughty “bits” than Hugh Hefner, so please be assured that if you can reach it – I can help you wax it.

  • Sheri
    Sheri
    2/16/2012 1:32 PM

    I'd love to ask Alley a question in a more private format. Any way I can do that?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/16/2012 1:37 PM

    @Sheri: Absolutely, I will contact you directly.

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    2/16/2012 2:47 PM

    Hello,

    Is the Body Sugar the same type of material used in sugaring?

  • Alley
    Alley – Special Guest
    2/16/2012 3:03 PM

    Hi @Vicki: Yes. The centuries-old sugar paste recipe of sugar, lemon and water is the same basic ingredients we use for our Chamomile Body Sugar. The only difference is that we have formulated it to spread easily and be removed with fabric strips, which makes it both easier to use, and much less messy! This product is terrific for medium-fine hair growth, sensitive skin types and folks that are new to waxing(the washable formula makes it goof-proof). Thanks for your comment! Alley

  • Maryam
    Maryam
    2/16/2012 3:50 PM

    The wax strips are my favorite. They're soooooo easy to use and work super well.

  • Alley
    Alley – Special Guest
    2/16/2012 6:50 PM

    @Maryam :

    Thanks Maryam. Here's a little "wax Strips" tip:

    If the area you want to wax is much smaller than the wax strips - you can fold one half of the strip over on itself, to make the active area of the strip smaller to suit. Then, peel it back open to use when you need.

  • Kate
    Kate
    2/16/2012 3:52 PM

    I love Parissa wax strips. I have very dry, easily-irritated skin, but the wax strips and the azulene oil don't give me ANY trouble whatsoever.

    That said, this isn't a deal on the strips, at least. I've gotten them for *less elsewhere, and a quick Google shopping search shows well-rated sellers have it for less (total; free shipping).

    * This post has been edited to comply with our no outside advertising policy.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    2/16/2012 4:47 PM

    @Kate. Happy that you are a Parissa Wax Strips fan; I am completely converted now from shaving.

    Thanks for letting us know about the lower retail price. We do our own online research every time we launch a new Grommet and it is part of our responsibility to offer our product at competitive prices. In fact, you can't find the Essentials Wax Kits at a lower price than we have on Daily Grommet. When we last checked on the Wax Strips, they were holding steady at $8.99. That doesn't mean that today, the other site you mention offered them on sale. This is the challenge with online shopping -- it can fluctuate daily. We don't set out to discount our products, but want to price competitively while respecting our partners retail price and trying to build our own business.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/16/2012 5:02 PM

    As Wendy mentioned, we do our best to ensure that our pricing matches or beats other online retailers. However, there are times when a product can be found for a slightly lower price elsewhere.

    We want to give a huge THANK YOU to people who may find a slightly better price elsewhere but still purchase from us. It's similar to the story of someone going to the vacuum store to get a demonstration and then deciding to buy it elsewhere. We invest more than any other retailer does to discover worthy products and to tell their story so that our community knows as much as they can about the products and businesses that they are supporting with their purchases.

    The only way we make money to continue doing what we do is to sell the products we feature at our site. So a huge THANK YOU to those who do purchase directly from us.

  • Janet
    Janet
    2/16/2012 5:26 PM

    I have thick black hair so the Warm Wax is my go-to product! I don't mind paying full price for a box because it works out to be way cheaper than going to the salon. I haven't gone to the salon in years! Love, love your Warm Wax and I'm happy to support a company that makes Eco-friendly products!

  • Alley
    Alley – Special Guest
    2/16/2012 6:36 PM

    @Janet:

    Thanks for the parissa love. Warm Wax is my fave too...my co-worker and I priced it out and realized that the savings per jar was HUGE, compared to the cost of getting waxed at a salon!

  • Jill
    Jill
    2/17/2012 12:35 PM

    Hi Alley

    I would like your opinion offline as well if you don't mind. Products sound terrific!

    Jill

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/17/2012 1:32 PM

    @Jill: I will send you her information. Thanks for stopping by!

  •  Cathy
    Cathy
    5/8/2012 5:07 PM

    I wanted to love this product but it didn't work for me at all....still searching for at home hair removal...:(

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/9/2012 2:14 PM

    @ Cathy: Our Customer Support Team will be contacting you to help resolve your concerns & have the wonderful "smooth skin" that a lot of our customers have.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/8/2012 12:51 PM

    Since we have customers asking about the difference between the Warm Wax & Body Sugar kits, here's what Alley, the Waxing Guru over here at Parissa Labs has to share:

    There is a difference between sugar and wax – mainly that the base ingredient in wax is tree resin and in the sugar it is, as one might guess it…sugar. (in fact it’s so pure you could eat it – but we suggest you use it for deliciously soft skin instead ;0)

    Parissa Chamomile Body Sugar – Water washable and great for sensitive skin. Be sure to wash your skin before using. I use this one on my face or anywhere that the hair is medium thickness, like the tops of my thighs, or my arms etc. I often suggest this one to teens, tweens or first time waxers because the fact that any spills or stickiness rinses away with water makes it “goof-proof” for newbies. You can rinse and re-use the fabric strips as well.

    Parissa Microwaveable Warm Wax – Oil Soluble salon-style wax. This is actually the same formula we use in our Professional Series, and it is designed to tackle the toughest hair. Do NOT wash before using this one, because the natural oils on your skin act as a barrier to protect it. You may also want to dust a fine layer of baby powder on the area first before applying the wax, to help reduce the “ouch” factor. Any spills or mess can be cleaned with any kind of oil.

    Be sure to read the instructions thoroughly.

    A couple tips:

    · Speed counts! When you apply the fabric strip over your wax, make sure you pull that strip back quickly. Zipping that strip off fast will ensure great results.

    · Taut taut taut! You must hold your skin firmly. Think of stretching your skin back in the opposite direction that you will be pulling the strip off.

    · No ooze is good news. In both cases, you should apply the product in a paper thin layer. Spreading the wax on too thick will not give you effective results and can cause bruising.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Parissa

Natural Hair Removal

Naturally Smooth

When Azar Moayeri arrived in Vancouver in 1981, she couldn’t find any hair removers that weren’t laden with chemicals. So she put her chemical engineering degree to use and started experimenting with everyday kitchen items. Using sugar, water, chamomile, citrus extracts, and other natural ingredients, Azar created her own hair removal products and began selling them to local salons. Today Parissa Labs is still a family business, but it operates out of its new Vancouver facility, creating natural products that are safe and easy to use in homes around the world.

Parissa’s Chamomile Body Sugar is a water-washable hair remover that’s gentle on your skin. To use, you warm the product, apply a thin layer to your legs, body or face, and then zip it off with strips. Parissa’s salon-quality Warm Wax is ideal for more coarse or stubborn hair and is used the same way (you warm the wax, apply, and then zip it off with strips). For the face and bikini areas, Wax Strips are preloaded with wax. Simply warm a strip in your hands, press it onto the area you want to wax, then pull it off (perfect for touch-ups and travel). All three options include a vial of Azulene oil to soothe skin and prevent ingrown hair, and none of the products contain any toxic chemicals or preservatives.

Shaving can irritate skin, plus there are nicks and cuts to worry about. Seeing an esthetician in a salon can be costly and inconvenient. We tried waxing at home with Parissa’s products and found it to be easier, less messy and less painful than we expected. Knowing Azar’s all-natural ingredients are safe enough to ingest makes it all the more appealing.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Alley
    Alley

    Hi Grommet fans!

    I’m the Waxing Guru over here at Parissa Laboratories, here to chat with you about Hair Removal (in case you’re wondering, it takes roughly 18 years as a waxing specialist to get a job title like Waxing Guru).

    Parissa makes All-Natural hair removal products that work wherever you need them, to gently remove hair from your bendy bits, your curvy bits, your tender bits, and yes…even your naughty bits.

    We NEVER use parabens, chemicals or preservatives in our products. So, you can fearlessly remove hair without the danger of chemical burns, razor cuts or rashes AND you don’t have to be a pro to use them. In fact, our Express Wax Strips are specifically designed to be SO quick & easy to use that you don’t need any experience at all!

    Whether you’ve got sensitive skin, tough hair or you’re a waxing virgin, we’ve got something to suit every hair and skin type – so let me help you decide which one is best for you.

    I’m looking forward to answering all your questions about our products AND about waxing in general. Don’t be shy, you can ask me anything! I’ve seen more bendy, curvy & naughty “bits” than Hugh Hefner, so please be assured that if you can reach it – I can help you wax it.

  • Sheri
    Sheri
    2/16/2012 1:32 PM

    I'd love to ask Alley a question in a more private format. Any way I can do that?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/16/2012 1:37 PM

    @Sheri: Absolutely, I will contact you directly.

  • Vicki
    Vicki
    2/16/2012 2:47 PM

    Hello,

    Is the Body Sugar the same type of material used in sugaring?

  • Alley
    Alley – Special Guest
    2/16/2012 3:03 PM

    Hi @Vicki: Yes. The centuries-old sugar paste recipe of sugar, lemon and water is the same basic ingredients we use for our Chamomile Body Sugar. The only difference is that we have formulated it to spread easily and be removed with fabric strips, which makes it both easier to use, and much less messy! This product is terrific for medium-fine hair growth, sensitive skin types and folks that are new to waxing(the washable formula makes it goof-proof). Thanks for your comment! Alley

  • Maryam
    Maryam
    2/16/2012 3:50 PM

    The wax strips are my favorite. They're soooooo easy to use and work super well.

  • Alley
    Alley – Special Guest
    2/16/2012 6:50 PM

    @Maryam :

    Thanks Maryam. Here's a little "wax Strips" tip:

    If the area you want to wax is much smaller than the wax strips - you can fold one half of the strip over on itself, to make the active area of the strip smaller to suit. Then, peel it back open to use when you need.

  • Kate
    Kate
    2/16/2012 3:52 PM

    I love Parissa wax strips. I have very dry, easily-irritated skin, but the wax strips and the azulene oil don't give me ANY trouble whatsoever.

    That said, this isn't a deal on the strips, at least. I've gotten them for *less elsewhere, and a quick Google shopping search shows well-rated sellers have it for less (total; free shipping).

    * This post has been edited to comply with our no outside advertising policy.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    2/16/2012 4:47 PM

    @Kate. Happy that you are a Parissa Wax Strips fan; I am completely converted now from shaving.

    Thanks for letting us know about the lower retail price. We do our own online research every time we launch a new Grommet and it is part of our responsibility to offer our product at competitive prices. In fact, you can't find the Essentials Wax Kits at a lower price than we have on Daily Grommet. When we last checked on the Wax Strips, they were holding steady at $8.99. That doesn't mean that today, the other site you mention offered them on sale. This is the challenge with online shopping -- it can fluctuate daily. We don't set out to discount our products, but want to price competitively while respecting our partners retail price and trying to build our own business.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/16/2012 5:02 PM

    As Wendy mentioned, we do our best to ensure that our pricing matches or beats other online retailers. However, there are times when a product can be found for a slightly lower price elsewhere.

    We want to give a huge THANK YOU to people who may find a slightly better price elsewhere but still purchase from us. It's similar to the story of someone going to the vacuum store to get a demonstration and then deciding to buy it elsewhere. We invest more than any other retailer does to discover worthy products and to tell their story so that our community knows as much as they can about the products and businesses that they are supporting with their purchases.

    The only way we make money to continue doing what we do is to sell the products we feature at our site. So a huge THANK YOU to those who do purchase directly from us.

  • Janet
    Janet
    2/16/2012 5:26 PM

    I have thick black hair so the Warm Wax is my go-to product! I don't mind paying full price for a box because it works out to be way cheaper than going to the salon. I haven't gone to the salon in years! Love, love your Warm Wax and I'm happy to support a company that makes Eco-friendly products!

  • Alley
    Alley – Special Guest
    2/16/2012 6:36 PM

    @Janet:

    Thanks for the parissa love. Warm Wax is my fave too...my co-worker and I priced it out and realized that the savings per jar was HUGE, compared to the cost of getting waxed at a salon!

  • Jill
    Jill
    2/17/2012 12:35 PM

    Hi Alley

    I would like your opinion offline as well if you don't mind. Products sound terrific!

    Jill

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    2/17/2012 1:32 PM

    @Jill: I will send you her information. Thanks for stopping by!

  •  Cathy
    Cathy
    5/8/2012 5:07 PM

    I wanted to love this product but it didn't work for me at all....still searching for at home hair removal...:(

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    5/9/2012 2:14 PM

    @ Cathy: Our Customer Support Team will be contacting you to help resolve your concerns & have the wonderful "smooth skin" that a lot of our customers have.

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    8/8/2012 12:51 PM

    Since we have customers asking about the difference between the Warm Wax & Body Sugar kits, here's what Alley, the Waxing Guru over here at Parissa Labs has to share:

    There is a difference between sugar and wax – mainly that the base ingredient in wax is tree resin and in the sugar it is, as one might guess it…sugar. (in fact it’s so pure you could eat it – but we suggest you use it for deliciously soft skin instead ;0)

    Parissa Chamomile Body Sugar – Water washable and great for sensitive skin. Be sure to wash your skin before using. I use this one on my face or anywhere that the hair is medium thickness, like the tops of my thighs, or my arms etc. I often suggest this one to teens, tweens or first time waxers because the fact that any spills or stickiness rinses away with water makes it “goof-proof” for newbies. You can rinse and re-use the fabric strips as well.

    Parissa Microwaveable Warm Wax – Oil Soluble salon-style wax. This is actually the same formula we use in our Professional Series, and it is designed to tackle the toughest hair. Do NOT wash before using this one, because the natural oils on your skin act as a barrier to protect it. You may also want to dust a fine layer of baby powder on the area first before applying the wax, to help reduce the “ouch” factor. Any spills or mess can be cleaned with any kind of oil.

    Be sure to read the instructions thoroughly.

    A couple tips:

    · Speed counts! When you apply the fabric strip over your wax, make sure you pull that strip back quickly. Zipping that strip off fast will ensure great results.

    · Taut taut taut! You must hold your skin firmly. Think of stretching your skin back in the opposite direction that you will be pulling the strip off.

    · No ooze is good news. In both cases, you should apply the product in a paper thin layer. Spreading the wax on too thick will not give you effective results and can cause bruising.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.