Want smooth, bump-free skin after hair removal? Are you prone to getting ingrown hair bumps? Part of our battle against unwanted hair is keeping our skin smooth and silky after hair removal.
In my experience, regardless of the hair removal method I choose (whether I shave, wax or epilate) I still get nasty bumps on my legs.
Blame it on genetics or having naturally dark and coarse hair, but one thing is for sure, it’s annoying and can get really itchy most of the time!
Nothing seems to alleviate the discomfort except for scratching and vigorously exfoliating to get these teeny tiny hairs out, that is until I read about this solution for ingrown hair and razor bumps.
Boy, was I so eager to try it and put it to the test to give you guys and gals an idea on whether this thing is just hyped or if it really delivers.
What solution am I talking about? Tend Skin products, babe!
So, if you’re looking for honest Tend Skin reviews, you’ll find them here! Let’s get going!
- Honest Tend Skin Reviews 2019
- An In-Depth Look At The Products of Tend Skin
- Putting It All Together
Honest Tend Skin Reviews 2019
Ok, now time for real talk. Tend Skin has been around for quite some time and has been deemed as a miracle skin worker by many. A lot of men and women who subjects themselves in some form of hair removal, consider it their holy grail.
With all these social media influencers creating their own Tend Skin ingrown hair solution review and the product garnering thousands of positive feedback on other sites, is it really worth the hype? What’s in it that makes it work?
Let’s answer those questions one by one.
An In-Depth Look At The Products of Tend Skin
What Makes It Work?
Tend Skin ingredients are not so secret at all. In fact, some people are trying to make their own “Tend Skin” formulas from scratch.
Isopropyl Alcohol and Acetylsalicylic Acid are the two major ingredients of Tend Skin.
They help in sloughing off dead skin cells keeping your pores free from any obstruction (dirt, sebum, dead skin cells) that may hinder hair from coming out causing unsightly bumps and inflammation.
The formula also has Cyclomethicone used as a stabilizer which together with Glycerin and Diglycerin helps keep your skin moisturized with a smooth and silky feel after the product dries.
Lastly, they use Polysorbate as an emulsifier to solubilize any oils into the water and make it easier for the skin to absorb thus increasing the efficiency of the product, making it the best you can find in combatting ingrown hairs and razor burns.
Is It Worth The Hype?
Man, first of all, this product is so hard to find at local stores and pharmacies. There may be some stores who sell them, but that’s quite rare.
So, if y’all ask me if you can use Tend Skin for strawberry legs, by all means, babe, yes! It definitely improved the appearance of those pesky dark dots by say 50-60% after a month of using it.
Not sure how long I need to use it to make the other 40-50% vanish, but we’ll see.
You can also use Tend Skin for bikini line, I tried that and noticed a reduction in bumps and inflammation (I get one to two inflamed bumps sometimes) in that area.
It is effective, however, there are a few downsides to this…
Stings Really Bad
No matter how flawless we shave, there are still micro tears or cuts that may not be visible to the naked eye (unless you slipped while shaving, then you’ll get a highly visible one!).
Applying this bad boy right after shaving (especially if you have cuts and razor burns) stings really bad like you’ve been stung by a swarm of bees. Like seriously, it’s not for the faint of heart.
It brings back memories of childhood where my mom runs after me trying to “clean” my wound with alcohol. Harsh, I know. I blame all the stinging to the main components of this magic potion: Alcohol and Salicylic Acid.
During the initial use, I was shaking whenever the cotton pad touches my skin as I’m unsure which part would sting, after 3-4 uses, I’m like f**k it, I don’t care, gimme smooth skin!
Can Be Drying On Its Own
Again, thanks to its alcohol and Acetylsalicylic content, this formula can be a bit drying when left on its own.
But I guess that’s basically how this thing works, it dries up your skin to make it easier for the top layer to be exfoliated, releasing those nasty ingrown hairs that cause bumps.
Given its drying powers, some people use Tend Skin for acne. I have yet to try that on my occasional 1-2 PMS pimples.
Given the fact that this thing stings like sh*t, I would suggest y’all not to apply it on open wounds. Yep, those pimples you tried to squeeze the gunk out of. Perhaps it’s best applied on pimples that are just beginning to grow.
Oh boy. Most Tend Skin reviews out there, albeit being positive, have some sort of negative reaction when it comes to its scent and I, for one, agree that it’s not the best scent out there for a skin product.
I mean, it’s not that bad but it’s not good either. I prefer some sort of a light, clean scent (say Aloe or Lavender) instead of a rubbing alcohol scent that punches your nose making it known that the king of the shaving world has arrived.
Not for People with Aspirin Allergy, Sensitive Skin, and Severe Acne
If you have TRUE aspirin allergy (you get hives, asphyxia, etc. upon ingesting or even touching products containing aspirin), sensitive skin and severe acne, better stay away from this product.
There’s ample warning about this on the packaging and the product’s website and they’re there for a reason.
People with sensitive skin may experience a severe burning sensation and may cause the treated area to be redder instead of alleviating the redness. People with severe acne or acne prone skin noted flare-ups after using the product.
Although I didn’t experience the flare-ups and extreme redness, etc., I advise using this product with caution.
Less is more. You don’t have to bathe in it to see it work, doing so may only cause more harm than good and always, always, ALWAYS test any product on a small patch of skin (preferably on your wrist) before using it on your entire face or body.
That way, should you find yourself allergic to the product, you don’t have to deal with a larger, more visible area (like your face).
Can You Use Tend Skin After Sugaring?
Sugaring is a form of waxing, and Tend Skin is perfect for pre and post waxing care! Applying it pre-waxing makes it easier for you to pull the wax.
Don’t worry, hair would still come off but it won’t tug on your skin. Applying Tend skin after waxing or sugaring helps alleviate redness and keeps pores clean and clog free minimizing the appearance of ingrown bumps.
Does Tend Skin Work On Scars?
Given its micro-exfoliating power, it can definitely lighten up dark marks such as old pimple marks, insect bites, strawberry legs, etc. (except keloids).
How soon can you expect results? Well, that differs per person and how often you apply the product.
After some skin shedding, you can notice that your scars are 1-2 shades lighter than before. Again, not sure how many months it will take to completely disappear, but you’d definitely see improvements as early as 2-3 weeks.
Putting It All Together
Overall, the Tend Skin line is an amazing product for people with normal skin who wanted something that could minimize the appearance of their ingrown hair, bumps and dark spots.
The Tend Skin Air Shave Gel is a nice accompaniment to your shaving routine. On its own, it is powerful enough in reducing razor bumps and burns but applying the Skin Care Solution at the end of your routine can triple that power making it more efficient in eliminating ingrown hair and razor burns.
Seems like heaven sent, eh? Wait till you experience the sting! You’ll definitely use all the expletives in your dictionary! Thus, I won’t suggest this product for people with uber sensitive skin, severe acne, open wounds and those allergic to Aspirin.
By the way, summer’s nearly here, I never thought I’d have a use for the roll-on (again, I feel it’s unhygienic), but come to think of it, if you’re hitting the beach, it’s the perfect size to carry.
No need to transfer the product on to a smaller bottle and no need to pack on cotton pads and swabs! A total space saver!
I hope these Tend Skin reviews gave you an idea of the pros and cons of the Tend Skin product line before you go buy them (They’re not cheap I know!).
Have you tried any or all of the Tend Skin products before? Share the good, the bad and the ugly, and help thousands of men and women make the informed choice.
Together, we can battle ingrown hair bumps! Till the next hairy article. Ciao!