It's been around forever. I use the kind that is in a tub that goes in the microwave. It's easier than you may think. Also, you can buy muslin fabric(for waxing with fabric strips) by the yard for about $3 if you want to do bigger areas at a cheaper price. I have very thick, dark hair. Had a uni-brow and stashe by 14. Thankfully I never had much hair on my arms or other parts of my body, but I know people that have waxed their arms for years, too.