I have tried a Skintimate shave gel in the past and loved it. Since my last bottle was all used up I was so ecstatic to get to try this.
|It funny how it looks like the bottle is blending in with my table. In reality the bottle is gradient color of orange and yellow|
There are three different scents: mandarin, lemon and lime. The one that I got was the mandarin scent.
The labeling on the container says that it contains 6 different moisturizers including vitamin E and Olive butter which helps replenish skin's natural moisture while providing for unbeatable razor protection for a close comfortable shave and healthy feeling smooth skin.
Directions says to wet area to be shaved and then either dispense product on your fingertips or directly on the area. Rub gently to spread the gel/ foam over entire area, shave and then rinse off completely.
The product comes out from a tiny hole and is a really pretty pinky orangey color. Even though my palms didn't have any water it changed from a pink orangey gel to a thick white foam in seconds. You really only need about 2 quarter size for each calf. The first time I tried it, I dispensed too much and got way too much foam all over my calves. Consequently when I was shaving I couldn't see my leg well and accidently got a tiny cut. Regardless of my stupidity, I felt that the gel did provide a layer of protection to prevent razor burns.
|I wasn't quick enough to capture the pretty pinky orangey color before it changed into the foam but you can see a little bit of the color underneath the foam|
|the foam had a nice fluffy and dense texture-kinda like cool whip- felt like I was frosting my leg-made me want to eat cake so much XD|
Scent: I liked that the scent was just right. Its a nice sweet mandarin scent that was light and not overpowering. For those who don't like overly scented products, this is just right.
All the foam washed away without leaving any residue and left my calves feeling lightly moisturized and refreshed. Its ok to use in the summer when my skin isn't quite as parched as in the winter but in the winter, it will definitely not be moisturizing enough for me since I have very dry scaly skin.
I actually like Skintimate's moisturizing shave cream that I bought before more because it is like 10x more moisturizing than this shave gel. After using the shave cream, I seriously do not have to apply moisturizer over my legs and that's in the dead winter. However it does leave a little bit of oily residue which some may not like. I also liked that the shaving cream doesn't foam up so I can see where I am shaving. However, I don't like the package because it makes dispensing out the product messy. The cream dispenses from an opening at the bottom and in order to allow the bottle to stand upright, the bottom is a wide flower shape, but because of the shape, cream gets caught in the crevices. Overtime there is old cream in the crevices that turns black and its disgusting.
Replenish: I will not purchase this for myself when it runs out mainly because it wasn't moisturizing enough for me. It was like any other foaming shave gel but I did like its light scent. After I run out I am most likely going to repurchase the Skintimate moisturizing shave cream since winter is coming and I definitely need the extra moisture. This might be for people who likes a light foaming shave gel but its not a one for me.
PROS: - lightly moisturizing shave gel
- refreshing light scent
- dispenses cleanly
Cons: not moisturizing enough for my dry skin
Disclaimers: I got this as a free sample from crowdtap. I was not paid by the company to write this review and all opinions are completely mine.
Thanks for reading,