I bought a bottle of this stuff several years ago to treat legs and bikini area, and have used it from time to time since then. This product is just a little too harsh and drying for me, and doesn't really work to cure ingrowns. I find that my skin starts drying up and peeling after a week or two of use, and I have to stop using it. I now use Paula's Choice BHA gel intead. Same active ingredient as Tend Skin (salicylic acid), cheaper, and not drying to the skin. Wish this product was as miraculous for me as it has been for others, but on my body it's just a big flop. :-(
I waxed my upper lip area for the first time ever a few days ago. Immediately after the waxing, i developned several small bumps along my upper lip. I purchased Tend Skin and applied twice a day wit a cotton swab. This stuff is great. After about a day or two of regular use, the tiny bumps went away
I bought a bottle of this based on friends' raving reviews, and I was devastated when I reacted to it. The scent, as offensive as it is, would have been tolerable, but it stung something awful. I tried to continue use through the pain, just to see if it would work, but it did nothing. Disappointing.
Used it for the first time this week on both bikini area and underarms. already the skin is smooth, bumps are almost totally gone. Worth every penny-will purchase again!!!!! (smell isn't that bad-goes away in seconds)
I am one of those people who has used this for years. My fiance is crazy about it and when I moved in we started going through a bottle every two weeks. It cured his ingrowns and any break outs he had. I swear by it as an acne fighter. I use it as my toner. harsh I know but it works. It smells and it could knock you out if you get a deep breath but I wouldn't use anything else. in fact when I don't use it for a bit I break out
Don't waste your money! This doesn't work well.
Ok I bought this after reading the reviews and I don't know if I haven't given it enough time...although been using it for 1 week...but I haven't noticed any change at all. I still have the ingrowns...and I use it twice a day. I'm gonna give it another 2 weeks and then go back to tweezing out the ingrowns...not happy with it at all and it was bloody expensive!!!
I've been using this for years & I don't know what I would do without it. I suppose I could just used plain old aspirin but this is much easier. I always used to get ingrown hairs after waxing but I just wipe this on a couple of days before a wax & then a few day after as well (not necessary all the time as it's quite drying imo) & no more ingrowns - yay! It doesn't irritate my skin or burn.
I expected much more from this product. I use an epilator on my legs and I still get red bumps even if I use tendskin... It soothes a bit, though.
First found out about this product after my first bikini wax. It saved me! It does sting like you-know-what (which is why it gets a 4 instead of a 5), but it does work. I also dislike the vinegar smell as well. But it does protect from ingrown hairs & makes waxing or shaving a lot less painful!