OOOUUUCH!!! but then a few minutes later it feels good... however, the smell is awful and does not fade with the pain. I've found that Thayer's Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera works just as well as this on me, but hurts less, and smells better.
My hubby uses this on his blemishes and it dries them up immediately. Like battery acid...
Great product...it does what it says (but it also smells bad, like vinegar!). I used to have painful ingrown hairs, esp. when I shaved repeatedly (like many women do during summer). This took care of them within a week! Great for waxing too (which I HIGHLY recommend btw--I got my legs waxed in June and since then I've done one "half shave" to get rid of some thick hairs on one of my shins--SO CONVENIENT)... back to TendSkin, works great and is a bit expensive ($13), but lasts a long time!
If you have probs with ingrowns, I recommend you buy this!
I got this for my husband who sometimes has a problem with "shaving bumps" and irritated skin after shaving. It really didn't do a thing for him, so we won't be buying it again. Actually, he would never pay this much for any product, so I bought it for him, so I won't be buying it for him again. :-)
I use this stuff to dry up zits! I suggest applying the tonic directly to blemishes using a Q-tip. Be carefull not to apply to the surrounding skin as well because this is pretty strong stuff and it may cause major peeling. I even apply a moisturizer to the area around the boo-boo to prevent this. For best results DO NOT touch the darn zit; it WILL be flakey for a day or so, so no picking! That akward period is worth it in the long run, though, because eventually the zit just flakes away an leaves healthy skin underneath. * YIPEE! *
And of course this product is also great for it's othet more common uses as well; such as preventing ingrown hairs in the bikini zone and so forth.
I used this stuff directly on bumps and it really seems to help with the ingrown hairs. It brings down the inflammation and allows the hair to pop out.
I was soooo disappointed in this. I have major problems with ingrown hairs on my legs and I was sure this would save me. No matter what I've used, nothing works, including this. And this smelled worse. It didn't help the ingrown hairs on my husband's face either.
This is a must have for anyone who waxes! I have been waxing for years and get terrible ingrown hairs which are painful to remove. This product helped eleviate the problem. I am not saying I no longer got ingrowns, because i did still get some, but less. But is also helped them from getting very deep and they stayed more surface level and came out easily. I love this stuff! Retails $20 for the 4 oz size and $35 for the 8 oz size and can be found at sephora.com.!
Not sure if I'll buy it again -- stings like hell and honestly, it took two weeks before I saw any improvements on my ingrown hair. Oh, why? :-(