Friday, December 30, 2016

Tend Skin Review

Tend Skin Review

Have you ever woken up the day after suffering through a painful bikini wax to discover that your smooth, hair-free skin has been invaded by unattractive, uncomfortable ingrown hairs? This happened to me many times until I gave up on waxing and went back to shaving. Unfortunately, I soon remembered that razor burn is just as irritating as ingrown hairs.

Luckily, Nail Polish Canada now carries Tend Skin*, a product that can help keep our skin in good condition after hair removal. Tend Skin reduces razor bumps, treats ingrown hairs without the need to tweeze, and reduces the appearance of redness caused by shaving. It can also be used after waxing and electrolysis to prevent and reduce ingrown hairs, as well as to treat redness or irritated skin after waxing or facials.

This product is to be used after hair removal by applying a thin layer to dry skin with a cotton ball and repeating daily. It’s made for both men and women and is recommended for men’s faces and necks and women’s legs, underarms, and bikini lines. The formula is a clear liquid and the main ingredient is aspirin. When I was younger, my grandma used to wet an aspirin and put it on bee stings to minimize pain and swelling. This was a very effective method for treating the sting, so I can see how aspirin would be a useful ingredient for treating the irritation that results from shaving and waxing.

That said, Mr. Writing Beauty and I put this product to the test to see if it really is an effective solution for dealing with ingrown hairs and razor burn. He often has redness, irritation bumps, and a few ingrown hairs on his neck even on days when he doesn’t shave. After the first use, the redness was significantly minimized. It usually appears shortly after shaving but only about half of what he usually experiences occurred. He used it a second time that day before bed and woke up to much smoother, less inflamed skin. With continued use over the course of the week, his skin was cleared of the ingrown hairs and was free of redness and irritation bumps. Now, he gets a much closer shave because the razor can glide over smooth skin, so he can actually shave less often.

I tested out the product on my bikini area where I often experience razor burn and I have a few ingrown hairs that have been hanging around from my waxing days. Just like Mr. Writing Beauty, I noticed a progression over the course of a week when using this product. My razor burn minimized with each use and my existing ingrown hairs, which were bumps under the skin with no visible hair, began to shrink to the point where I could soon see the hairs before they eventually came to the surface. I wish I had this on hand during my waxing days when painful ingrown hairs kept me from feeling comfortable in bathing suits. Now, I’m ingrown hair and razor burn free. I’ve gone from using this product after shaving in the morning and then before bed at night to only using it after shaving. It’s also very convenient since it dries very quickly so there’s no need to wait to get dressed after using it.

Aside from using this product after shaving, I discovered that Tend Skin can be used on pimples to reduce swelling, tone down redness, and mattify the area. I will also keep it in mind in the summer when the mosquitos start biting again.

I must confess that this product does burn a bit. The first time I used it before shaving, I was surprised by the burning sensation, especially on an area where I unknowingly had a small cut from my razor. When I checked the ingredients again, I noticed that Tend Skin is alcohol-based which likely explains the cause of the burning as well as the alcohol-like scent. The burning is not unbearable, doesn’t last long, and seems to become less prominent as the skin becomes less irritated with continued use. I am more than happy to put up with a little burning in exchange for skin that is free of ingrown hairs and razor burn.

Overall, I am very impressed with Tend Skin's effectiveness and quick results. I think it’s great for anyone who shaves or waxes to have on hand. It’s also reasonably priced at $19 for 118ml since a little goes a very long way. On, this product ships out on the next business day so you won’t have to wait too long to try it out after placing an order. At the moment, Nail Polish Canada is offering free Canadian shipping on orders over $29 or $4 flat rate. Shipping to the United States is also available.

To learn more about Tend Skin, click HERE.

Have you every tried Tend Skin? If so, how well did it work for you? If not, do you plan to try it?

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