I got this because of the great ingredients list. It has tea tree oil, witch hazel, and willowbark extract which are anti-bacterial and help prevent ingrowns and irritation. There are also moisturizing and soothing ingredients like shea, aloe vera, chamomile extract, and vitamin E. There's no alcohol, which is unusual for an aftershave treatment.
This has a unisex, citrusy fragrance that is natural and fresh. It's a watery liquid and stings a little on raw areas due to the witch hazel and peppermint and tea tree essential oils, but it's pretty minor and goes away quickly. Absorbs pretty quickly. Skin feels fresh and non-sticky afterward.
I've been using this after shaving my legs and bikini area and it's done a pretty good job of preventing ingrowns (tip: for the bikini area, follow up with a generous application of unscented Dove solid deodorant)--about as well as Tend Skin, in my experience. I still get some, but ingrowns are a big problem for me so nothing will fully treat the problem. People with finer hair will probably see a bigger improvement.
I think the packaging could be improved. It's in a dark, plastic flip-top bottle, which makes it difficult to dispense without wasting some. A spray bottle would be better.
The price is quite good given the quality ingredients. It's $8.99 for 4 ounces, but you can find it cheaper online at iherb. I've been using this generously all over my legs for the past few weeks and still have over 1/2 of the bottle left. I imagine a bottle would last a man for a very long time. Or you could share with your beau :)
this stuff is a game changer in helping my skin recover more gracefully from constant plucking. i have PCOS and need to pluck every other day by now. this really does eliminate the sprinkling of red spots and bumps that would usually pop up in spite of doing all the basic preventatives – washing and exfoliating beforehand, sanitizing the tweezers, washing after, applying (alcohol-free) witch hazel. i still do the washing and sanitizing, of course, but this is a shockingly effective last step.
it smells great, like grapefruit. it does sometimes sting momentarily in certain places that must be more raw but not everywhere all the time. i think that might be from the peppermint or grapefruit extracts since there's no alcohol to be found.
and a little goes a long way. i've been using this regularly for about five months and my bottle is still 80% full. for the area that i'm covering – upper lip, chin, neck – about four drops do the trick.
i hope they never stop making this.
THE BEST!!! Ladies! Get this for after shaving underarms, and of course it's great for men's faces too! (That's what it's designed for) I got this in a sample and we were in LOVE!! Just a little dab and it protects against infection and irritation. And it's NATURAL! :D So much better than the gloopy chemical ones they have on the market. This is a nice liquid and smells amazing. They sell it on Amazon (I think...) and Harmon's stores. Target carries the brand, but not this item. If you can find it, GET IT! You won't be sorry!!!!