I have a love-hate relationship with cream hair removers. First of all, make sure you NEVER get this stuff on a scab if you have a cut on your leg because it will dissolve the scab and make you bleed. Secondly it will help thin your body hair but I find you still have to shave a little bit. I do find that I get a closer/smoother shave if I use this first, but it never gets 100% of the hair off on its own for me. I especially find it helps to relax/thin coarse pubic hair making that shave much easier but obviously you have to be super careful using this stuff in that area since it's not technically safe for it.