Happy Thursday! Today I have something a little bit different to share with all of you, and it’s a review of the new Skintimate Shave Gel in the scent Mandarin Burst! I got the opportunity to test out this product through the website Crowdtap, so I wanted to let you know about my experience. I am not usually a shave gel or shaving cream user at all. In fact, I remember using Skintimate way back in the day during the “Skintimate…. or not” advertising campaign in the early 2000s and not enjoying it. But now that years have gone by, I was excited to give this a try and see how I like it!
Crowdtap sent me a full size bottle of the Skintimate SignatureScents Moisturizing Shave Gel in Mandarin Burst (phew, that’s a mmouthful). This product is designed not only to replenish your skin with six moisturizers including Vitamin E and Olive Butter, but to smell refreshing as well! The scent is a combination of fresh mandarin, lemon and lime. Of course, Skintimate is supposed to give you a close shave without irritation.
Before I review the product, I think it’s helpful for you to know my own personal shave gel story. I know, that might sound weird, but I really dislike shaving creams! I find that they are pointless – why buy a separate product for shaving when I can just use the soap or shower gel I’m already using? I don’t have problems with razor irritation, and I also find that sometimes shave gel prevents me from getting a close shave. Lastly, it adds time to my shower. Taking all of these factors into consideration, I decided to test out this gel with an open mind. I used it on my right leg for about a week and a half, and stuck to my regular system on my left leg as a control.
Here is what the shave gel looks like out of the can. It first looks like a pink gel, but once you begin lathering it up it becomes a white foam. The scent is quite nice – I like the citrus smell and don’t find it overpowering at all. I actually wish the scent was stronger, because it doesn’t linger at all! I think the only time I smell it is while I’m using it. If you don’t like lingering fragrances, though, that’s definitely a plus for you!
While I did enjoy the shaving experience, I found that using the shave gel did not make much a difference in my skin. Right out of the shower, my right leg was a bit more moisturized, but in the long term I can’t tell the difference. I do think the shave is close with this product, and I didn’t find it sticky to the touch like some other shaving creams. Finally, I enjoyed a specific fringe benefit with this product! Because I wear glasses, it’s often easy for me to miss a spot while shaving. However, with the shave gel it is clear which parts I have or have not shaved yet. Definitely a bonus for me and any of my other glasses wearers out there!
All in all, I’m definitely glad I gave this Skintimate Shave Gel a try. It is a great product, but to be honest I don’t see it fitting in with my lifestyle all that well. It adds time to my shower routine, and there are no significant changes in my skin. That said, if you are looking for an affordable shave gel that smells great, I would recommend this to you. It all depends on your personal shaving routine! Please let me know in the comments if you use a shave gel, and what you think of it! Use the hashtag #SkintimateHappyLegs on social media to see what others think of this shave gel as well.
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