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Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Mild- Click to be emailed when it's back in stock

Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Mild- Click to be emailed when it's back in stock

3 ounce tube
  • $10.99
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Formula 103 Mild/Regular is for men with a lighter beard and/or with very sensitive skin.   Similar to the Extra Strength version of the product but milder, it even further reduces the chance of skin irritation. 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´┐Ż Facial Hair Removal Cream can remove even the coarsest hair. Formula 103 has a unique herbal fragrance.

Formula 103 Features:
  • Formulated especially for black men
  • Helps eliminate razor bumps
  • Formulated with Herbazine´┐Ż
  • Contains a unique anti-irritant

Key Ingredients:
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Jojoba Oil
  • Herbazine

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

Formula 103- Yeah, I tried it.
UPC 646761120016

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 been 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 D Lee from Oakland, CA on May 26, 2012
Is this a product that can be used on a daily basis? Or, must your skin have a "recovery period"?
By Treasured Locks Staff on May 28, 2012

It can be used every 24 hours (once a day).

By JC from TX on September 24, 2012
Can this product be used on other parts of the body other than the face? i.e similar places as in the women version of formula 103?
By Treasured Locks Staff on September 24, 2012

This product is intended only for the facial area. The Legs & Bikini product should be used for other areas.

By Carl from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 18, 2012
Will this product work on my skin if I am not African American? I am Caucasian and have relatively sensitive skin, and I have the worst time with facial shaving. For a few days after shaving, especially on my neck, the skin is really sore and develops tiny pimples and red bumps where I shaved. It's embarrassing, but I look even worse with facial hair. I've been looking at other products that claim to work on men's facial hair, like Veet, but many customers complain about painful chemical burns when used on sensitive skin. Do you think that Formula 103 could work on my face?
By Treasured Locks Staff on March 19, 2012

Formula 103 was developed for and tested on African hair and skin types.

By Donn from austin tx on March 17, 2013
can I use it on my head?
By Treasured Locks Staff on March 18, 2013

There is a product formulated for the bald look. It's Formula 103 Sport. You can find it here:

We suggest using Formula 103 Sport for your head.

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Customer Reviews for this Product

Formula 103 Facial Hair Removal Cream Mild- Click to be emailed when it's back in stock
4 Stars based on 40 Review(s)
Pikesville, Maryland
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

January 4, 2012
When i saw the reviews for this product online, i was one of the doubting Thomas and i had thought this was one the rest of them. I had tried several facial hair removal creams but they did not work for me at all. So i reluctantly purchased this cream expecting to get little or no result. To my amazement, the cream removed my coarse chin hair in less than 10 minutes and the dark bumps on my face disappeared. This is indeed a MIRACLE product. It didn't burn me or damage my skin. I would highly recommend this product for an end to shaving problems.

Patrick Williams
Centreville, VIrginia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product.
November 10, 2015
Formula 103 through Treasured Locks is great. I used to be able to buy this at WalMart some years ago and it was better on my face than Magic Shave. But then it wasn't sold with that company any longer. Thankfully Treasured Locks sells it online. Thanks for having this for purchase.

Lemoore, CA
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

November 5, 2015
This product does a good job of removing my facial hair. Although even the mild cream is stronger than what I normally use so there was some skin irritation. But it leaves a smoother finish to the shave and lasts about 2 days longer. It would be worth the premium price over the depilatory I normally use if there was more product. 3oz is only good for about 3 shaves versus 6oz of the product I normally use at only $7. Also include S&H charges and this isn't the greatest value.

Ashtabula, Ohio
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Formula 103
September 24, 2015
This product works well for me, and I do like it a lot ! It seems quite pricy for the size that it is.

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

You might not want to use it every day.
July 24, 2015
Since this was going on my face, I was extra-careful to follow ALL the directions. I put a test spot on my face for the 8 minute minimum directed for normal use. (The instructions didn't specify a time for the test patch.) I noted that, after 8 minutes, no hair was removed, so I figured I needed to go perhaps the full 10 minutes when it came time to do the whole face. I waited the 24 hours, and had no adverse reaction. I put it on all over and covered thoroughly and thickly. I noticed a slight tingle I did not remember from the test patch, but it was not unpleasant, so I waited almost ten minutes before wiping off. The wash-cloth hurt quite a bit as I wiped it off my face. The vast majority of my facial hair was removed cleanly. Only one area of my chin and the areas along the edge of my lips seem to have somehow remained unaffected. I'm assuming the unaffected areas had poor coverage. There was no visible damage to the majority of my skin, but it felt a bit raw. IAnd, the small area from the test patch was a bit red and felt particularly raw. When I showered, my face stung a lot worse, but that went away after I dried. There was no way I was going to put more of the cream on right then, so I fixed the unaffected spots with a razor. A day later now, the test spot is still hurting, though the bulk of my face is only slightly tender at worst. From this, I've concluded that the cream should NOT be used every day. Fortunately, my face is also pretty darned clear of stubble, so 2 or maybe even 3 days between chemical shaves seems practical. Give your skin time to heal between shaves. Do this every day and I strongly suspect you will damage your skin. This was the sensitive-regular mix. Extra strength may be far more harsh. I don't know. It's not available right now. I would recommend this to a friend but tell him to be very careful and go to the trouble of figuring out the absolute minimum time required for his particular facial hair and skin. And, if it hurts, wipe it off.
Merchant Response:
Thanks for your very thorough review. Everyone will react slightly differently to the product depending on their skin type. Some people cannot use depilatories at all (any depilatories) which is why we recommend the test. The regular strength is not strong enough for some people. It can be too harsh for others- those who cannot use depilatories at all.

Detroit, MI
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Overall Satisfaction
June 20, 2015
I was surprised at how well this product not only takes the hair off smoothly, but does not generate hair bumps. The first time I used it, I didn't know that you should not wash your face for about 40 minutes after removing all the hair. The secret is to let the formula stay on your skin and seep in BEFORE you wash your face. Do that, and you will have a smooth shave.

East Hardwick, VT
1 Stars

Doesn't Work
April 21, 2014
This was the worst shave cream I've ever used. I've been using shave creams since they started. This company just has the formula all wrong. I had to switch from Magic Shave Cream because they changed their formula. I went back to the gold can which is messy but works.

United States
2 Stars

Is it supposed to feel like your getting a chemical burn???
March 31, 2014
This isn't for sensitive skin. It BURNS. It does remove the hair. It smells really chemical-like. I threw it out.

Long Island, New York
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

The best..
September 23, 2013
I tried formula 103 once before and it worked great, but it was a little on the expensive side compared to magic cream shave, half the price for twice as much. I relearned an old lesson, you get what you pay for. It removes the hair a lot closer to the root and isn't as harsh on my skin. This is one great product.

Copley, Ohio
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent Product
December 30, 2012
I have been using this product for about a year now and I have to say it is worth every last cent. My face and neck were covered with the most unsightly razor bumps. I used Magic Shave Powder and that got rid of most of them and then I switched to this and now they are pretty much completely gone. It is definitely less messy than Magic Shave and I get the best results when I let it sit on my face while im showering and washing my body. My self confidence has shot up and I am very very thankful to have found this product. I dont know about others but I shave about once every 3 days so it lasts me awhile, but I guess they could add more for the price. I recommend this to everyone, but be careful because the chemicals may be too much for some people.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 Stars

November 2, 2012
After the recommended test patch, and the 8 minutes I started to wipe it off because I was experiencing discomfort and little to no hair came off. What did come of was patches of my skin. It left my face beet red but later on the redness dissipated. My face was left with extreme discomfort and about 20 or so centimeter wide cuts. I don't have particularly sensitive skin so I would not recommend this product if you have sensitivity at all.

Washington, DC
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great for Sensitive Skin
September 25, 2012
I started using this once I decided to shave my head. I have extremely sensitive skin and also am prone to razor bumps but this works for me.

Riverside, California
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Miracle Clear
July 14, 2012
Serious razor bump problem when I shaved. With this new product, my issues with razor bumps have reduced significantly, although not completely rid of. Skin looks much better.

4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Product
June 24, 2012
I have been using this product over all the other facial hair removal creams. This one does work the best. I rated it a 4 instead of 5 because the price is high.

South Dakota
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great hair removal cream!!
June 21, 2012
The mild Formula 103 facial hair removal cream is the easiest and best product I have ever used. Easy to apply, works as stated. Leaves the skin feeling very smooth and clean. Just follow the directions for fast, easy results. I will be back for more. Thanks for this great product!!!