Keeping a professional image includes body hair maintenance, but this product is not the way to go. I’m shocked this product received rave reviews by magazines.
- Pink color
- No matter how much I went over an area, I could not get the skin to feel completely smooth or look fully hairless
- It seems to only burn off the ends of hair, not the whole follicle (laser hair works because you shave and then the laser attacks the color of the hair left in the follicle)
- It takes a while to go over large areas
- There is a hair burning smell (similar to when you do laser hair removal)
- The skin buffer does all the work but that isn’t a permanent change
- I usually do not get ingrown hairs but if I didn’t use the buffer I’d get ingrown hair
- The machine now stops continuously after every 1/2 inch of movement and I have to turn it off then back on to get it to work momentarily again
Verdict: The concept is great but the execution is poor.
How to prevent ingrown hairs
Before posting my review, I saw many reviews on the Sephora website. It seems that people love it or hate it. I wonder if maybe there are just a lot of defected products released. A lot of the positive reviews spoke of minimized ingrown hairs (a likely effect of the buffer pad). If this is a problem for you, the answer is likely to exfoliate. Weekly use of body scrubs will keep your skin fresh and smooth. Also, try shaving with coconut oil instead of shaving cream. Coconut oil prevents irritation and moisturizes your skin well before and after the attack of your razor blade.