BEAUTY AT ITS BEST


Get all the facts before you decide to start shaving. It’s a personal decision, so trust your instincts just like you would about the makeup or clothes you wear.

When you think you’re ready to start getting rid of unwanted hair, talk it over with someone you trust.

The truth about shaving

Before we move on, let’s put an end to some of those persistent myths that are out there.

Myth: Shaving causes your hair to grow back thicker, darker or faster.

Truth: No way. Hair regrowth is determined by what's on the inside—your genetics and hormones. So why does this myth keep popping up? As hair grows back, the blunt ends make it seem thicker. Most hair grows about a quarter-inch per month and is a sign that your body is healthy and doing just what it's supposed to do.

Myth: Shaving leaves skin dry and flaky.

Truth: On the contrary! Shaving helps skin look and feel smooth by whisking away your top layer of dead skin. But remember to use a shave gel and a moisturizing lotion after you shave to keep skin feeling (and looking) it’s best.

Myth: A new blade causes nicks and cuts.

Truth: Actually, it’s the opposite! Shaving with an old, dull blade can cause more nicks and cuts. Because a new blade is sharper, it’s safer. Use a light touch—you really just need to skim over skin—and choose a good razor to help prevent any unwanted “ouch!” moments.

Myth: Men’s razors are better than women’s razors.

Truth: Actually, the technology behind men’s and women’s razors is the same, but some razors are designed just for women (and girls).

Myth: You have to go to a salon to get smooth skin.

Truth: When it comes to hair removal, you’ve got lots of options. But wet shaving is a quick and easy way to help skin stay soft and beautiful. Plus it’s inexpensive and convenient; you never even have to leave the comfort of your own home.

Different methods of hair removal

Hair grows just about everywhere (like legs, underarms, bikini area, even the face). And with lots of ways to get rid of it, you’ll want to learn what’s best for you. So check out the short description of each method below.

Wet shaving uses a set of blades to glide over wet skin and lathered shave gel to remove unwanted hair.

Electric (or dry) shaving uses a fine screen that traps hair and cuts it off with a moving blade underneath.

Depilatory creams, lotions, roll-ons and foams all use a chemical compound to dissolve the hair at the surface of the skin.

Waxing can be done hot or cold. The wax gets applied to your skin and then is quickly stripped away in the opposite direction, pulling the hair out with it.

Epilators look a lot like electric shavers. The head of the epilator is placed on the skin and rotating disks remove hair at the root.

Laser hair removal uses a laser to pass a pulsating beam of light through the skin to your hair follicles.

Electrolysis uses a very fine needle that gets inserted into the hair follicle and destroys regenerative cells with a mild electrical current.

How to shave

First, soak hair in the shower or bath for 2-3 minutes to soften. Then, lather up with a protective shave gel like Sensitive Skin shave gel. Shave gel helps keep water in the hair and makes sure that the razor glides easily over your skin, protecting you from potential nicks and cuts. Plus, it helps you keep track of where you’ve shaved to avoid missing any spots. Always use a light touch, don’t press down, and shave legs from the ankles up. For your underarms, shave from all angles—up, down and sideways. And for the bikini area, shave in the direction of hair growth first (inward) and against for an extra-close shave. After shaving, it’s always important to moisturize. It helps keep your skin hydrated, not to mention glowing.

Shave as often as you need to—some shave every day and some only twice a week. It's about what feels right for you and makes you feel confident and beautiful. Remember: Always shave with a fresh blade to save your skin from nicks and cuts. This means you need to replace your blade at the first sign of dullness or discomfort (usually after 5-10 shaves).

After each shave, simply rinse and air-dry your razor to help prevent it from becoming clogged. Sharing a razor’s not recommended. Once you decide that shaving is right for you, it’s best (and more fun) to buy your own razor.

The recap

So now you’ve got the basics down. Think you’re ready to shave? Great! Shaving is a great way to get rid of unwanted hair for most girls. Plus, it can give you that extra boost of confidence to make you feel like your beautiful self.

SMOOTH MOVES: SHAVING TIPS

01 Shaving legs for a look you can rave about

Flaunt fierce attitude with amazing legs. Short on time before the big game? No worries. Disposable razors combine exceptional performance with ultra convenience. Perfect for keeping your legs at their best on and off the field.

02 A razor to call your own

Sharing razors, even with family members, is not hygienic.

03 Find the perfect razor

Your personality and your beauty routine are some factors that help you decide the best women’s razor for you.

04 Tips for the first time

Use a new razor. Wash your legs and underarms to remove oil and perspiration. Lather up with a shave gel like Silk Skin before shaving to ensure the razor glides easily over skin. Shave gel also helps you keep track of where you’ve shaved to avoid missing any spots. For maximum comfort, use a light touch and shave in the direction of hair growth to shorten hairs and then against the grain to get the closest results.

05 Shaving your legs: How far to go

Some shave to just above the knee; some shave their thighs, too. If your hair is fine and pale, you may not want to bother with the added step of shaving your thighs. There's no wrong way for shaving legs: you decide what feels right for you.

06 How often should I shave?

Shave as often as you need to—some women shave every day and some only twice a week. It’s about what feels right for you and makes you feel confident and beautiful. For example, you might shave your bikini line more regularly during swimsuit season.

07 Shaving your underarms

First, wash to remove any traces of deodorant. Apply shave gel to help protect skin against nicks and cuts. Raise your arm and touch the back of your neck—this helps keep your underarm flat and easier to shave. Underarm hair can grow in all directions, so shave up, down and sideways to get the closest shave. Wait a few minutes before applying deodorant to avoid irritation from your antiperspirant.

08 The best time of day to shave

Morning, noon or night is fine—just remember to soak in a warm bath or stand in the shower for a few minutes to help soften the hair, making it easier to cut. After you're done, use an alcohol-free lotion to help lock in moisture.

PRODUCT SERIES

SENSITIVE SHAVE GEL

200 ml, The triple lubricant formula helps protect against nicks and cuts.

Sensitive Skin shave gel helps protect your sensitive skin. Provides incredible razor glide, protecting you against nicks and cuts, and leaves you soft and smooth every time you shave.

VIOLET SWIRL

200 ml, 4x more moisturisers* to prevent ,moisture loss while shaving. *vs. Sensitive Skin

A flawless shave is easier than you think. Violet Swirl is an advanced formula for a flawless shave. With 5x more moisturisers, this formula helps protect skin against moisture loss while shaving.

PURE & DELICATE SHAVE GEL

200 ml, Dry Skin, with Glycerin and Shea Butter, is specially designed for dry skin.

Dermatologically tested, Pure & Delicate shave gel leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth with each shave. This dye- and fragrance-free formula helps to minimise the risk of skin irritation.

VANILLA CASHMERE

200 ml, 4x more moisturisers* to prevent ,moisture loss while shaving. *vs. Sensitive Skin.

Soft, smooth skin begins with Vanilla Cashmereshave gel. Our luxurious lather, infused with 5x more moisturisers, helps protect skin against moisture loss while shaving.

DRY SKIN SHAVE GEL

200 ml, Dry Skin, with Glycerin and Shea Butter, is specially designed for dry skin

Lock in moisture with Dry Skin shave gel. Designed for dry skin, the specially composed formula helps lock in moisture for soft, smooth skin, shave after shave.