Elyn® Facial Hair Suppressant Cream

Eflornithine Hydrochloride 13.9%

4.76 out of 5

(38 customer reviews)

USD $39.00 (EUR €33.15)

✓ Reduces the rate of hair growth in particular facial hair areas applied

✓ Tested dermatologically in women of multiple ethnicities, no more facial hairs!

For women with unwanted facial hair with Elyn®, your unwanted facial hair will be a lot easier to manage.

Elyn cream is very similar/identical to Eflora but with slightly different compositions. The cream is also designed to treat unwanted hair on and around the lips, chin, and other areas of your face.

It is particularly effective in conditions, such as hirsutism, which is an abnormal overproduction of androgens, or menopause that manifests itself as a natural consequence of aging.

It helps to slow down the rate of hair growth in unwanted areas, but this does not mean that it will put an end to hair growth altogether.

The cream is designed to reduce facial hair and improve the overall look and appearance of male-to-female transsexuals as well.

Brand name: Vaniqa
Size: 15g/0.53oz
Title Range Discount
Items: 2 - 4 5%
Items: 5 - 8 10%
Items: 9 + 15%


Elyn® Facial Hair Suppressant Cream Features

Hirsutism is frequent health and cosmetic concern for women. It generates psychological issues in women, particularly those of young age. Elyn facial hair suppressant cream acts on the hair follicles to slow the growth cycle. It helps women better manage facial hair removal.

Elyn facial cream helps women with hirsutism to manage unwanted facial hair growth. It significantly slows down the hair follicles cycle, reducing hair sprouting in the chin and lip areas. Hirsutism is a common issue in women with hormonal disturbances or aging women in menopause. Despite being a trivial health issue, women’s facial hair is a cosmetic concern that raises self-consciousness, guilt, and anxiety.

Most women are uncomfortable with facial hair, and they use many tools for its removal. Removing facial hair is an unpleasant process with many side effects and sometimes long-term complications. Plucking only works for minimum hair strands on the lips or chin. Shaving is not an advisable way to remove facial hair.

Dermatologists contraindicate shaving in the facial area because facial hair follicles and the underlying skin are sensitive to excessive friction. With routine facial hair shaving, the skin loses its smooth and soft texture resulting in prickle hair and rough skin.

Laser hair removal can only work for very light-colored skin. Olive skin or darker tones are at high risk of developing postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. In which the skin cells affected by the laser start producing more melanin than usual. Laser hair removal results in darker skin tone in areas where the lasers hit the skin (the chin and lips). The resultant appearance mimics hirsutism but without hair strands.

Elyn cream eflornithine 13.9 is one of the high-quality alternatives to Vaniqa and manufactured by Ajanta. It is a topical cream developed for facial hair inhibiting removal procedures and treatment of excess facial and body hair growth in a woman. Elyn cream does not remove the hair but rather slows its growth several times.

Elyn cream with 13.9 Eflornithine HCl 15g tube is a solution designed for the treatment of excessive hair growth conditions, facial hirsutism as well as in African trypanosomiasis or also known as sleeping sickness.  Elyn cream is a Vaniqa analog, one of the best quality topical alternative creams developed for facial hair inhibiting/removal procedures and treatment of excess facial and body hair growth in a woman. Elyn cream does not remove the hair but rather a several time slows its growth.  Elyn is not meant to be used alone but, rather, in conjunction with any hair removal technique already being used.

Certain proteins called polyamines are needed for this rapid cell growth and differentiation, and the production of these polyamines depends on the activity of an enzyme, ornithine decarboxylase (ODC). Eflornithine 13,9 blocks ODC and thereby slows the growth and differentiation of the cells within the hair follicles. The action of Elyn cream is identical to Vaniqa but much smoother and better than Revitol hair removal cream or Kalo hair growth inhibitor.

The main differences between Eflora and Elyn creams are the manufacturer and a slightly different composition.

Why is Elyn’s Eflornithine facial cream prescribed?

Elyn facial cream helps women with hirsutism better manage their facial hair growth. It acts on the hair follicles to impede hair growth. Hirsutism affects one in fourteen women in the USA. It is the growth of dark androgenic hair in male patterns on the skin, such as the chin, lips, inner thighs, abdomen, or thorax.

Women are born with all the hair follicles they will have in life. Androgenic stimulation does not induce hair follicles generation. It stimulates vellus hair transformation into terminal hair. Vellus hair is the thin, light-colored hair that covers the vast majority of the skin surface. In females, it is the predominant hair type, and it is invisible.

Under the effect of unopposed androgens, the vellus hair turns thick, dark, and coarse. This transformation in the hair follicle type is irreversible and permanent.

What Causes Hirsutism?

The underlying mechanism in hirsutism is unopposed testosterone stimulation of hair follicles. Relatively high amounts of androgens in women have many causes:

  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome: is the most common cause of hirsutism in young women of reproductive age. Hormonal issues cause women to experience infertility, hirsutism, and infrequent or prolonged periods. The treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome is weight loss. But since hair follicles transformation is irreversible, weight loss or hormonal replacement therapy will not correct facial hair growth.
  • Genetic predisposition: body hair growth patterns naturally differ among women. Some women are born with hyperactive hair follicles with dark and thick body hair.
  • Menopause and aging: in menopause, the ovaries’ hormonal production ceases, leaving body cells without estrogen stimulation. Under the effect of unopposed androgens, women in menopause frequently notice white hair sprouting in the face area.

How long Elyn® Eflornithine 13.9 cream to use

  • Only apply it to the areas requiring treatment of unwanted facial hair;
  • You should apply it twice per day, at 8-hour intervals, or as directed by your dermatologist;
  • Elyn cream aka Vaniqa generic half to one hour, though the compounds sit on the skin for about 5 minutes. Visible effect sets within 1 month of use;
  • Avoid applying it for at least 5 minutes after plucking hair or shaving, and you should also avoid washing the area treated for at least 4 hours after applying it;
  • You should note that it may take at least 3 to 6 weeks for an improvement to be noticed;
  • Do not allow the cream to get into the eyes, anal, mouth, or vagina.

Elyn® Vaniqa generic features

  • Effective body/facial hair growth-inhibiting cream;
  • Quality Vaniqa generic with the same composition and effectiveness;
  • Elyn slows hair growth dramatically, even better than Vaniqa cream, compared to its competitors;
  • Permanent hair remover by slowing down its growth speed;
  • Reduces the rate of hair growth where applied as directed;
  • Tested in women of multiple ethnicities;
  • Does not permanently remove hair or “cure” unwanted facial hair but slowing its growth;

Side effects of Elyn® eflornithine cream

Some side effects which may be noticed by Elyn or vaniqa users who use any solution with eflornithine component include: stinging or burning affecting the skin irritation, skin redness, acne patches of skin that are swollen. If you notice any side effects when using Elyn consult with your dermatologist. Always strictly follow all the instructions provided to you by your dermatologist while using Elyn cream a high-quality vaniqa generic alternative. You can always order Elyn (Vaniqa backorder) in okdermo skincare.

An optimum cream amount can differ based on the user’s skin and condition. It is essential you always inform your dermatologist if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any medication, supplements, or herbal products.

Why should not use Elyn® cream?

You should not use Elyn if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the cream. The cream should not be used on children younger than 12 years old. No clinical studies have been performed in pregnant women. It is not known if Elyn is passed to infants through breast milk. Always talk to your doctor/dermatologist before using Elyn® / Depilus.

Where Eflornithine cream to buy

You can always purchase Eflornithine cream online over the counter via okdermo skincare store.


Anhydrous Eflornithine HCl 13.9

Methylparaben IP 0.18%

Propylparaben IP 0.02%

Why should not use Elyn cream

You should not use Elyn if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the cream. The cream should not be used on children younger than 12 years old. No clinical studies have been performed in pregnant women. It is not known if Elyn is passed to infants through breast milk. Always talk to your doctor/dermatologist before using Elyn®.

38 reviews for Elyn® Facial Hair Suppressant Cream

  1. 4 out of 5

    May Adkins

    Prior to Elyn I was shaving every day which was very upsetting I felt very embarrassed every thing in my life from where I was going or doing I had to consider my embarrassing problem would I be able to shave. It was the last thing I thought about at night and the first thing I thought about in the morning. Not anymore now I shave maybe once a week the growth has reduced by about 80% so it’s a very light shave my self esteem is fantastic. I don’t have pcos my dr said it was ATypical (means no reason I think).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Andrea A.

    I have been using Elyn cream for many years and it has effectively decreased amount of my chin and lip facial hair, which formerly required painful monthly waxings. I only need to tweeze a couple of long chin hairs per month now — easily accomplished. Very little cream required for thin, effective twice a day applications. Once had a bit of inflammation but I lowered amount of cream applied.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary Powers

    I have been using this cream for almost a year and it’s completely changed my life.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Maxine M.

    I started using this product about a month ago and I started seeing results immediately!

  5. 4 out of 5


    Have tried electrolysis and laser. Both work, but only for a limited time as the professionals who do this have told me that NEW hair follicles darken and cause problems, even though the hair follicles they have treated are dead. I have plucked “forever” causing hairs to get courser, causing nearly constant break-outs on my chin from in-grown hairs. Bottom line: It took about 4 weeks to notice a big difference. I use on chin and upper lip. Changed the amount and texture of hair. Excellent product! I no longer obsess about my facial hair.

  6. 5 out of 5


    Having had extremely dark facial hair all my life and having tried just about everything on the market, I decided to give Elyn a go. I was so unbelievably surprised to see a noticeable difference within 3 weeks! My hair growth had slowed down and some hair follicles looked faint compared to before. I’ve now been using it for 6 months and can honestly say that it’s the best thing I’ve ever tried. From having to remove my facial hair every 3rd day, I can now go 2 full weeks without having to remove it. This has made me so much more confident about my face. I no longer feel like people are staring at my facial hair when talking to me. The hair growth has not only slowed down but in some areas, it hasn’t come back. A God send!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Misty Ramirez

    Wow this cream works I have pcos and after years of plucking every day as the hair was so bad my doctor prescribed vaniqa, I got an Elyn cream with the same composition. The difference is very noticeable after under 2 months.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ernestine P

    I have had excess facial hair since I was 17. I was tweezing at least every other day before I discovered Elyn (Vaniqa alternative). I have been using Elyn for about 6 weeks and have noticed a big difference in the amount of facial hair that has grown back. I am now tweezing only a couple times a week. This creme isnt that pricey, is well worth it! I wish I had discovered it years ago!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Joan Frank

    Perfect for hirsutism, recommend!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ollie Griffin

    I have been using Vaniqa alternative Elyn since 2014 for facial hair. I have never had to shave, but lots of plucking! It works wonderfully and I have also had laser done to remove my darker hair on my lip, chin and neck area. My complaint is the price of original Vaniqa, it is super high, Elyn is an identical product but several times cheaper.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Candace Carson

    I have been using Elyn for about 7 years now and it has been amazing. I have always had DARK and LONG peach fuzz all over my face. Elyn got rid of it. I do still grow a mustache and some thicker hairs on my chin, especially as I get older but I can manage that with tweezers. It’s the full face peach fuzz that was unmanageable. Make sure you apply the elyn as the last step in your facial regimen. For awhile I was putting in on first, under my other products thinking it would work better, but then I started losing hair at the end of my left eyebrow. Took me awhile to realize that when I put other lotions on over the Elyn, I was spreading it on to my eyebrows. Hair grew back when I was more careful.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Juana Curtis

    I have had the problem of facial hair for around 7 years, waxing, laser, plucking worked to an extent but I was still always self conscious as it would come back quickly. I knew there would be something out there to help me so got online and found reviews on this cream. I have been using for around 4 weeks now and the results are amazing. Hair regrowth has reduced amazingly, my skin feels smoother rather than stubbly, and my self esteem when out (especially in bright places) has improved so much! I highly recommend this cream to anyone who suffers from facial hair and has it effect their self esteem. It is not expensive as Vaniqa, very worth it.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Emma H

    I’ve suffered all my adult life with facial hair and had tried all other methods of hair removal but no good. I’d been plucking 2-3 times a day a tweezer literally in every room and handbag. About 4 weeks ago went on line and read about this cream and decided to give it a go and it has changed my life in 3 weeks the hair though still there is finer and slower growth now only plucking every few days, I know its early days but felt had to share my experience.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Daphne Schuster

    I love this product really works for me.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Ora Hanson

    I have to tell everyone who suffers like me don’t get the cream it’s amazing I have been using it for 3days (not long I know) but the difference in my skin & hair growth is amazing. I have smoother skin & my bumps are nearly none existent.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Shizuko Mackey

    Wow this cream works!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Julia Harris

    I am 86 years old and have been using Vaniqa, now swithched to Elyn for one year with excellent results and no bad side effects. Prior to this, I had electrolysis treatments every 2 – 3 weeks for over two years with no end in sight. My excess hair problem is on the upper lip and chin area and though my electrolysist was well certified, the problem persisted (although treatments in my early 30’s had been successful). I strongly encourage anyone considering this product to give it a try – it has changed/improved my life beyond measure.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Eldora Villarreal

    Life changing. Amazing. I was doubtful having tried laser two separate times. I’ve been using this for about 2 months and it has reduced the facial hair growth so much I am shocked. I just got my second tube. It’s not as expensive as Vaniqa , but its worth it.

  19. 5 out of 5


    Elyn Cream works for me and it arrived within 2 weeks after ordering. I’ve been using Elyn for the past 5 months and, aside from its much lower price, it’s equal to Vaniqa in every way, absolute analog, i’ve used both and can judge.

  20. 5 out of 5


    The Elyn cream is a thicker base then Eflora, i ordered both and can review it. The price is better and I feel it lasts longer with the same effect. On my second bottle ( first Eflo now Elyn) results are great! I have severe hirsutism. Shave twice a day. Think black facial hair ( beard, neck and lips) this product makes such an improvement. Only shaving once a day! Face is smooth and I feel so much better about it. I wear alot of makeup to try and hide it. Still not comfortable with people close up to my face but I’m getting there. Thanks to this product!! My tube lasted about 1.5 months.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Harriet Warren

    Miracle cream. have suffered with excessive facial hair since I was 13, I’m now 58. It started working almost immediately, In less than 2 months I am completely free from facial hair, and I am no longer afraid to let people hug me for fear of scratching them. Wish it would have been available years ago, it would have saved me a lot of grief.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Esther R.

    I suffered from coarse chin hair and would often get ingrown hairs that led to scarring from constant tweezing and irritation. I barley have to tweeze anymore and when I do the hairs are thin and come out very easy. I do not know if this product has skin lightening agents in it but I have also noticed that my scarring has faded as well! After suffering for years and not being able to leave the house without make-up I am happy to say that because of this product I am starting g to feel confident in my own skin again! I absolutely would recommend this product to anyone who could use it. I am consistent with applying twice a day and am very happy with it!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gail O

    I have been using this cream for about 5 years. I had always had a lot of blonde facial hair but, following menopause and stopping HRT at age 60, I began to grow a full beard, face and neck. The dermatologist first suggested waxing, a task which my husband performed for me. This worked for a short time, after which I noticed stubble the day after waxing. I had my androgens (male hormones) checked and indeed had too many. They can be countered by estrogen but, since I have breast cancer 8/8 estrogen positive, this was not an option. Vaniqa alternative Elyn cream just saved me!! I still pluck some stubborn whiskers every day and losing weight helps.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Eva B

    I haven’t used it yet (hope it will get rid of the demoralizing appearance of increasingly coarse and numerous white hairs scattered on upper lip and chin !)

  25. 4 out of 5

    Sue W

    I used this cream a long time ago and was very happy.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Judith Colon

    Very affordable vaniqa alterantive and OTC, it is a miracle! Thank you okdermo store!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Lynn Valdez

    I’ve had facial hair seen I was a teenager in 2007. I was told I have polycystic ovarian syndrome. I tried everything to get rid of the hair and used not want to go out I’ve only been using the cream a few days and I have seen a small improvement only time will tell.

  28. 3 out of 5

    Eloise C

    Been suffering hirsutism since I was 17, course, dark hairs on my neck, chin, and up the sides of my face, its got worse as the years have went on I’m now 25 and couldn’t cope any longer, I kept this to myself and it drained the life out of me, I didn’t go out, I suffered depression I had to shave twice a day depending on what I had to do on that day, if I wasn’t at work I wouldn’t shave and stayed at home because shaving every day was ruining my face with so many rashes, i finally got the courage to visit my gp and she prescribed me this, I’ve been using this cream for 4 weeks and I’m already seeing an improvement, don’t suffer ladies, get Elyn!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Bea Cameron

    I have used Vaniqua cream for years & when I could no longer get it I was on the internet searching and I found this cream which is better, recommend

  30. 4 out of 5


    Because of PCOS my chin hairs were getting to the point they were dark and long and I swear if I didn’t pluck every other day I would have a full beard.

  31. 5 out of 5


    I have had problems with facial hair since my mid-20’s. I am now 54.This medication has been LIFE-CHANGING.

  32. 5 out of 5

    Jamie Herald

    Wonderful shipping, great product. It helps alot.

  33. 5 out of 5

    Lily the shopper

    A good alternative to the expensive prescription version.

  34. 5 out of 5

    Sonia Cobb

    I have been using Elyn for just over a week and I can already see a massive improvement. I have very dark facial hair which I have to pluck daily and always had a dark shadow. I am so pleased to say that so far so good, the shadow is disappearing and the hair that’s growing back is finer and no where near as dark! Hirsutism is the most embarrassing thing ever. I went to my drs in the UK and was told I was not eligible for this cream, got it from okdermo, and very satisfied! Thank you dears!!

  35. 4 out of 5

    Lee Douglas

    I have loads of hair on chin, gone hard like a mans beard but I’ve been using this cream few days & WOW I can’t explain skin feels so soft so people get it immediately from okdermo and get it best thing ever

  36. 5 out of 5

    Maire Fine

    Ladies don’t suffer like I did get this product. It’s the best ever

  37. 5 out of 5


    What can I say but Thank God ! I’ve suffered from basically a full beard for over 30 years , having to shave daily , twice if I was going out in the evening . I’ve been using Elyn for nearly 4 weeks and the growth has slowed considerably . My GP in West Sussex couldn’t prescribe due to the Practice having a ‘black flag’ on this ?? He wanted to but just wasn’t able Now I’m buying from okdermo, a reliable source! Thank you guys for support!

  38. 5 out of 5

    Marion Rios

    I started this med 3 DAYS AGO!!!! I haven’t shaved since. Chin and upper lip are still smooth. I was shaving daily. I was thinking surely this isn’t working that quickly. For me, so far it’s working! Life changing indeed!

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