Shaveworks The Cool Fix, $11 (for 2 oz)
Why: Earlier this week, in prep for my quick weekend trip to Catalina Island with the fam, I got a bikini wax — an obviously essential service to have before exposing a bikini-clad body.
But here’s the deal: Every time I get a wax, I always have some post-waxing irritation and days later I end up with ingrown hairs. This is not uncommon for those who wax, but it’s an annoying series of events that must be dealt with, which is why I reached for this nifty blue gel.
Thanks to ingredients like glycolic, salicylic and phytic acids (which exfoliate and kill bacteria) and Boerhavia Root Extract (which soothes and calm skin), my skin was immediately less red and irritated and bumps were minimized in a couple of days. It has a very mild fragrance and offers a soothing, cooling feeling, which stings for a second, but really does calm. I’ll continue to use this for the next two weeks to prevent more ingrown hairs from popping up.
Unfortunately a wax was the only service I had time to get before this trip, so I was sporting seriously ghostly white legs (and arms, and abs and, well … you get the picture). A spray tan would have come in extremely handy.
Speaking of spray or faux tans, what’s your favorite product or service for getting your glow on? Share by commenting.