Friday, February 6, 2009
Product Review: Smooth Away
I got the Smooth Away kit in the mail last week. It's got a large and small paddle, four replacement pads for each paddle, and a nice carrying case. I also got Smooth Away Hair Inhibitor Moisturizer.
I took out the paddles and applied the first microcrystalline pad to each one. The paddles are flexible, and formed to the shape of my hand and legs. Following the directions, I rubbed in small circles both clockwise and counter-clockwise. I will admit right now, I tried a similar product circa 1998, with very unimpressive results. Those things tore up my legs! I was a little worried these would do the same. I am very pleased to report they were different. These are soft, flexible, and leg-friendly. The small one worked nicely on my ankles and around my knees.
After this I used the Hair Inhibitor Moisturizer. So far, so good. It felt nice going on and was not greasy. It has a very light coconut scent. It did not smell like strong coconut to me, it smelled fresh. After using it for 61 days it says it will "Make a noticeable difference in coarseness and density of hair." I haven't had it that long, but even if that wasn't a factor, I like the way it made my legs look and feel.
The hair was removed from my legs, my skin was exfoliated in the process, and my legs looked great! What more is there to tell? I give it two big toes up!
Smooth Away is safe on almost every hair type. (It is not recommended for stiff beards.) It seems like a good idea for a young lady starting to 'shave' her legs, or anyone who hates to use a razor. (Include me in the list of people who don't enjoy razors) It's also a way to remove hair from your face or arms without it growing back in prickly.
Smooth Away is easy to find. It's available at CVS, Rite Aid, Sally beauty, Walgreens, and WalMart, to name a few. The kit retails at $9.99, the moisturizer at $7.99, which I think is a great bargain.