There is a new line of depilatory products in stores called Skinenvy and it promises smooth and silky skin, just in time for summer. I am a huge fan of any waxing/shaving/general hair removal products so obviously I was super excited to try this line. I in fact finished up the whole pack of Sugar & Beeswax Strips within a couple of days (yea, I'm hairy). Anyhow, to find out more about these Skinenvy products, click.......Skin Envy Sugar & Beeswax Strips ($15.99):
These are some very standard pre-packaged wax strips. The box come with 15 wax strips (all separates into two usable strips) and several moisturizing wipes that help remove leftover wax. The strips worked very well and removed 95% of hair it covered. A little trick I have with these strips is that each strip can be used at least twice. You'd think that after one go the strip loses it's adhesiveness but you'd be surprised at how many hair it can still pick up the second go!
The tiny issue I had with these strips and any other wax based strips is that if a small piece of wax gets left behind, it is very, very hard to remove (the moisturizing finishing wipes doesn't completely remove the leftover). Another trick I learnt over the years (yea, I clearly have racked up a lot of waxing experience) is to use an area from the original plastic strip that isn't covered by wax to pick up the leftover wax. The wax adheres to the plastic much better than skin so it will come off if you pull the strip away as you would during waxing.
Skinenvy Smoothing Spray Lotion ($10.99):
Formulated with vitamin E and argan oil, this spray-on lotion has a thin, liquid consistency. When dispensed from the nozzle, the product has a milky white color and after smoothed out on the skin it becomes invisible and absorbs very quickly. I like the idea of a spray-on lotion but I would have prefered a finer mist (this dispenses in a stream) that didn't require using the hands to distribute and blend. Formulation-wise, though, this is very moisturizing and lightweight, perfect for the summer time.
I think both of these are great body care products for the summer. The wax strips work well at getting rid of unwanted hair and the spray-on lotion helps sooth sensitivity caused by waxing and keeps the skin smooth and nourished. What is your go-to hair removal product, are you more into waxing or shaving, share with me in the comments below!
Skinenvy is currently available online at Farleyco and in stores at Walmart and Pharmasave.