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Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Extra Strength (New & Improved)

Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Extra Strength (New & Improved)

3 ounce tube
  • $10.99
  • Buy 3 or more at $10.49 each
    Buy 6 or more at $9.99 each
Temporarily out of stock. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our apologies. The manufacturer is out of this product and we will likely not have it back until Fall 2015. In the meantime, please try the Regular/Mild version

Click here for a Formula 103- Before and After

In the past, Treasured Locks has not recommended depilatories to prevent the razor bumps that plague so many black men. Old-fashioned depilatories are so hard on the skin that they often cause more problems than they prevent. We have offered other solutions that have helped many men use a razor again or for the first time. However, with the discovery of Formula 103, we can offer a razorless alternative to those men who want to use a chemical shave system, for whatever reason.

Formula 103 is a depilatory developed especially for the shaving needs of African-American men. Formula 103 is formulated to be soothing and healing for men's skin. Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream softens the hair and dissolves it without damaging the root. It also moisturizes the skin so much that you will not even need an after shave. Consequently, the formation of bumps is prevented. Perfected after six years of intensive laboratory research and testing in five countries, Formula 103� Facial Hair Removal Cream can remove even the coarsest hair. Formula 103 has a unique herbal fragrance.

In 2008, Halsik began working on yet another reformulation of Formula 103.  While Formula 103 was already the best depilatory on the market, they knew they could make it even better.  The original formula leapfrogged the depilatories currently on the market, providing men who had used a depilatory in the past with a far superior alternative.  The next goal for Halsik, one even more ambitious, was to develop a product for men who had never used a depilatory before.  The goal- irritation free shaving.  In 2009, the new Formula 103 is ready for distribution.  The new Formula 103 is as much better than the previous version as the previous version was better than any other depilatory on the market.  

Differences between new formula and prior version:
  • The constitution of the new and improved formula is an almost 60% herbal formulation.  The result is the product is even milder and gentler on the skin.  This makes it virtually irritation free.  Even men with sensitive skin can use the new formula.
  • Formula 103 has achieved a breakthrough in the industry by the addition of an herbal fragrance.  If you remember the old days of depilatories that had an odor that would run the family out of the house, you were thrilled by the reduced smell of the previous version of Formula 103.  The new and improved formula takes another leap forward with no unpleasant odor at all.
  • Test subjects also reported improved consistency of results.

Formula 103 Features:
  • Convenient and easy-to-use.  No mixing. Total time takes no longer than shaving with a blade or with clippers.
  • Soothing
  • Formulated especially for black men
  • Helps eliminate razor bumps
  • Formulated with Herbal Extracts

"For first Time users of DEPILATORY CREAM, perform a PATCH TEST with a reasonable quantity. If any skin irritation is observed. DISCONTINUE USE"

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Thioglycolate, Mineral Oil, Calcium Hydroxide, Theobroma Cacao (cocoa) Seed Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hydroxide, Simmondsia Chinensis (jojoba) Seed Oil, Dimeticone, Lavadula Angusttifolia (Lavender) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, Amica Montana Flower Extract, Silica, Herbal Fragrance

"For first Time users of DEPILATORY CREAM, perform a PATCH TEST with a reasonable quantity. If any skin irritation is observed. DISCONTINUE USE"
  • Shake tube vigorously before use
  • Do not wash or wet beard before applying Formula 103. Formula 103 should be used before showering.
  • Spread a generous amount of cream on entire beard forming a thick coat.
  • Rinse hands
  • Leave cream on for 8 minutes. You can go about the rest of your morning routine while cream is on.
  • Wipe small area with clean damp towel. If hair comes away easily, the cream has ben on long enough. Some hair may take a further 2-3 minutes.
  • Wipe off remaining cream.
  • Rinse face with water.
  • If needed, apply Formula 103 Razor Bump Serum.
  • Wait 24 hours before reapplying.

  • Read and follow all package directions carefully.
  • Perform a patch test first. If you have not used any depilatory product before, use Mild Strength.
  • Improper use of this product may result in severe skin irritation.
  • Do not use on broken or irritated skin.
  • Do not use if perspiring heavily.
  • Keep away from eyes. If cream gets in eyes, rinse repeatedly with water and consult a physician.
  • Wait 24 hours before reapplying

Patch Test
  • Apply Formula 103 to a 1/2" square of clean, dry skin.
  • Allow product to sit on skin for 6-8 minutes
  • Wipe product off and rinse skin
  • Wait 24 hours looking for any allergic reaction or irritation
  • If allergic reaction or irritation occurs, discontinue use

By Todd from rockford,MI on November 29, 2011
how long will the hair stay away?

By Treasured Locks Staff on November 29, 2011

Formula 103 removes the hair at the surface. How fast the hair will return depends on your personal rate of hair growth. Formula 103, by itself, does not slow the rate of growth of hair.

By Phani from Sunnyvale, CA on December 18, 2011
Can Indian's use this too or it's only for Afro-American men?
By Treasured Locks Staff on December 19, 2011

The product was formulated for and tested on African hair and skin types.

By Phani from Sunnyvale, CA on December 18, 2011
How many times/shaves will this 3OZ come for? Or, how often do we have to buy this or will cost me every month?
By Treasured Locks Staff on December 19, 2011

Unfortunately, we cannot answer this question because it depends on how often you use the product and how much you use. The number of shaves you get will vary.

By Bryan from missouri on April 21, 2012
does it reduce hair growth? and does it REALLY work?
By Treasured Locks Staff on April 23, 2012

Formula 103 does not suppress hair growth. Because it gives such a close "shave", you might find you have to use it less often than a razor blade. It does REALLY work.

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Customer Reviews for this Product

Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Extra Strength (New & Improved)
4 Stars based on 50 Review(s)
Indpls, In
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Extra Strenght (New & Improved
March 16, 2014
I like Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Extra Strength. It has removed facial hair and no more bumps. Thank you Treasured Locks. Keep producing this product.- Gerald

Patrick Williams
Centreville,, Va
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product. Better than Magic Shave.
December 21, 2013
This product does not irritate or burn my face as bad as Magic Shave. Formula 103 does a much better job at removing the hair from my face; it removes all the hair not leaving anything behind. From time-to-time it burns a small spot on my face but overall I am very pleased with this.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

formula 103 is grrrrrrrrrrrrreat !!!!!!!!!!!
August 4, 2011
i really like the product it work good on my skin and left me with no razor bumps . i was really surpise cuz everything i usually try wouldn't work on my face. i advise all men that struggle with razor bumps to try it. it's grrrrrrrrrrrrreat !!!!!!!

Stephen Norman
Chicago, IL
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Saved My Skin
February 2, 2011
When I was a teenager I started shaving. Since my dad was absent from my life in that respect, I had to rely on teaching myself. I picked up a razor and started shaving...WORSE MISTAKE OF MY LIFE. Razor bumps, scars, you name it, I had it. Until I discovered Formula 103. This product cleared my skin up and I've been a happy customer for almost 8 years, thanks so much.

George Washington
Miami. Florida
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

April 20, 2015
I'm satisfied completely with this product the best I ever tried

Covington, GA
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The Formula is strong
January 30, 2014
I bought it for my son and his skin is sensitive so his face was irritated. I used on my underarms and it was okay for me. Do the test first as directed.

swainsboro,ga 30401
2 Stars

103 facial
November 26, 2013
I do not like it.

Tallahassee, Florida
1 Stars

Burned and Bearded
March 12, 2013
I purchased this product in hopes that I would no longer have to use a razor to shave. Well, I was majorly disappointed in the product. I left the product on with the instructed amount and time, and none of my hair came off. Also, the product burned my skin and made my skin irritated. This product is not for everyone, and I know that now.

Leonard Baker
Dewey, Oklahoma
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good, but.........
March 5, 2013
Of all the different shaving creams I have used for past fifty years, this has proven to be the most effective for removing hair. It does however, leave spotty gray at times. Plus the expense for the amount you get is a little bit much. I would recommend it to my friends.

Jay C
Atlanta, GA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Formula 103 extra strength
October 22, 2012
I would rate this product from 1-10 about a 7, this product is the best I found so far, but still looking does an ok job but not great, does not remove all the hair. Could be improved the smell is a lot better than others I have tried. My biggest complaint is the small size for the expensive price, the cost is too high for the small amount you get. P.S. increase the size of tub to 6 oz. and reduce the price.

Ridge Spring, SC
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Finally found a great Facial Hair removal Cream
July 23, 2012
This cream is great. For a long time I have looked for a cream that actually did remove my hair correctly. And I must say with Formula 103 I have found it. It removes all the hair on my face and doesn't dry it out., I have told many of my friends about this product.

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

good and removes most of hair
June 10, 2012
I thought this cream did a pretty good job. It removed most of the hair in the patch test i tried.

Arifjan, Kuwait
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Formula 103
February 21, 2012
Formula 103 is one of the most effective facial hair removal creams I have used. Yet, for me even when left on for the longest recommend time period (or even a minute longer) it does not remove all of my hair. Also I have noticed once I wish my face afterwards and it dries, I see little stubs of chemically "burnt" or partially dissolved white hair left behind. I actually then use a single blade razor to remove what the cream left behind. That being said, people with less coarse facial hair should not have a problem at all, and for me this is the best solution I could find. I am am to remain almost completely razor bump free for extended periods of time using this cream in combination with light shaver to "finish" with the cream started. If I didn't have to shave at all I would give it five stars. :)

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Found it after a long search
January 30, 2012
I used to purchase this product in a retail store, but had not seen it for a longtime. I assumed the company had stop making the product. While surfing the web recently, I was surpised to find the product was still being produced. Best shave I can get by far!

Fort Benning, GA
1 Stars

Not for me
January 25, 2012
I am South Asian with a coarse beard. Thought this product will work good for me but it burnt my skin and did not do any better than ordinary razor. Used it the second time after my skin recovered and applied for less time than mentioned in the instructions but it burnt my skin again with a lot of irritation. At least this product is not for me. And even if it worked, its too expensive for the number of shaves you can do with a single tube. (hardly 5-6 per tube)