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Sunday 30 October 2011

Reduce ingrown hairs, razor bumps or burn after waxing or shaving!

Hi everyone!

Well I thought since I was talking in the last post about my new shaving with oil regime that I would also share the last part of that regime with a new product I purchased recently. It is not completely perfect the fact that it is not a natural product but we dont have to be strict- a little effort goes a long way in trying to be more natural- and some products can be forgiven and I will discuss all the concerns and benefits. 
I like to share all my finds with you and you can make your own decisions as to what you would like to do.

I just know that ingrown hair and razor bumps/burns are a pain for a lot of people so I wanted to tell you about a decent- not so well known in my opinion- product I found that helps.
Some of you might have already heard of this or are using this product already, but I can imagine a lot of you are like me and hadn't heard of it until very recently or only hearing about it right now in this post.

I was researching not too long ago about reducing ingrown hairs and razor bumps that sometimes occur- although for me not really at all- and I came across a product that people were mentioning and it had good reviews.
People were saying they had tried various different options like most of us, but they were very happy with the result and are going to continue with it.
Well here it is-  
PFB Vanish.

I purchased this 4oz bottle on ebay for 15 pounds and it came with a travel size version also. I will provide a link at the end for the trial version.  Lets take a look!

First of all, here is a general synopsis of the details about the product:
  • Unisex
  • Roll-on gel.
  • Softens hair and hair follicles reducing ingrown hairs and razor bumps resulting from shaving, waxing, tweezing, electrolysis and laser hair removal.
  • Exfoliating
  • Moisturising
  • Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial.
  • Can be applied daily.
It can be used on the,
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Although most shaving products I have come across are not for the bikini area or will state that it is ok for the bikini line, this one does not state the bikini area at all.     I have used it perfectly fine on the bikini area, no problems.  It can help along the bikini line where sometimes the edge of underwear can irritate freshly shaved skin.
( Although this seems like a product that may irritate sensitive skin due to containing alcohol as you see in the ingredients below, I have pale relatively sensitive skin and I have not experienced any negative side effects from using this product, but I know everyone is different.  Plus I figured it was a good sign that it was not stated on the product that it was harmful in any way to sensitive skin)


The ingedients exactly as on the product are:

SD Alcohol 40B, Aqua, Isopropyl Alcohol, Salix Alba (Willow)Bark Extract, Propylene Glycol, cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Hydroxyproplcellulose, Camphor, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid.

I know you are probably thinking ok this means absolutely nothing to me and most people do not care, but there are a few that would be eager to know.

I know some of these are not exactly excellent to see such as the alcohol and the acids and of course the propylene glycol (which is actually a main ingredient in anti-freeze and leads the active ingredients- quite often the bad ones in a lot of products- easily into the skin) but in this case it is helping to retain moisture in the skin, allowing the moisturising agents like glycerin and the anti-inflammatory willow bark in to maximise the great results of the product.

There are not many ingredients in this product which I like to see actually plus this is usually not a product that is used daily and sometimes you just need to let one or two products with questionable ingredients slide if they work very well and this one does work well in doing what it says on the tin.

The way I saw it well I am making an effort in other ways to avoid bad ingredients and this one didnt have any of the usual nasties like parabens or sulphates so I was happy enough to use it.
Plus propylene glycol is in so many products that people use every day, like deodorants,shampoos, shower gels, makeup, baby lotions and sun lotions and these are the products I try to avoid it in.
Can't help but love one or two great products that are not exactly the natural ones we crave.

Applying this product:

  • I just roll it quickly across my skin and then rub it in with my hands.
  • I usually apply this the day after I have shaved because using the oil to shave makes my skin smooth so I allow this to absorb first and the next day apply PFB vanish.
  • It does make my skin feel soft, even before I started using my shaving with oil routine.
  • The product does not have a pleasant smell and although it is not very strong, I advise opening a window while applying after a shower and when you wash your hands thoroughly afterwards the smell subsides within just a few minutes.                                                                                         I seriously didnt care about this and most of the other people that purchase this product obviously didnt either because to be honest I would rather have a smell for a few minutes than have annoying ingrown hairs or razor bumps.  It says on ebay that it is a herbal smell but I wasn't so sure, see for youself.

Well if you choose to purchase this product and give it a go, I would love to hear how you got on with it.   You can leave a comment or contact me here.
The duo that I bought has now ended on ebay but this link I will give you here is for a 2oz trial version which I would recommend so you can try it out first. Here is the link (as at the time of this post) on ebay.    Good luck!

Best Wishes


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