Inhibitif Face Serum

Date Tue, April 14 2015

Facial hair. Ugh. As a woman, I shouldn’t have to deal with it, yet I’ve been blessed with my mothers genes. When I look at my mother, her sisters and even her own mother, I see a sort of denial. The if-I-don’t-mention-it-then-it-isn’t-real approach doesn’t work for me, though. Denying facial hair doesn’t remove it, and it doesn’t make others blind to it.

This is why I am often on the look for a product to help my slow hair growth and reduce its appearance. That’s how I discovered Inhibitif.

Inhibitif has a number of formulas, including a serum and cream for body use and a deodorant. The formulas are designed based on sensitivity and thickness of skin in different body parts. The facial serum, for example, is better for sensitive skin that’s thinner. There’s also a few products designed entirely for men; however, most of the formulas have a similar ingredient list.

Inhibitif Face Serum

Inhibitif Face Serum

There’s a couple different bottle sizes for Inhibitif body, and the facial serum, which I received to review, comes in a 30 ml bottle with a dropper. The ingredient list is as follows:

Water (Aqua), Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Dihydromyricetin, Chelidonine, Saccharide Isomerate, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Betaine, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Bisulfite, Farnesol, Linalool.

Inhibitif serum with dropper

Inhibitif serum with dropper

I typically find that droppers are less than idea for administering products like this. They seem so sloppy and inconsistent, and who’s actually going to tip their face back to apply a product? It would be better to simply hold your finger over the lip of the bottle to get product. I personally find myself gathering product from the side of the dropper.

Inhibitif doesn’t have much of a smell, and it goes on clear. There’s no physical reaction or sign that it’s on, and it hasn’t been an issue with any makeup, moisturizer or other products that I already use. I’m also happy to note that it doesn’t cause me to break out, which is always a concern. If  I’m going to use multiple products, I put Inhibitif on first like the instructions state. I would probably have preferred a cream to the serum, and I wonder if I could add the serum to moisturizer and still have it work.

You’re supposed to use twice a day over areas where you remove hair. Initially, I read this as after shaving or waxing twice per day and wondered who shaved that often. So I was just applying the Inhibitif serum after shaving in the morning. However, I saw little results after several weeks, so I did increase to 2x daily for two weeks.

While I do think my hair growth has slowed, it hasn’t stopped enough for me to comfortably stop shaving every day. Nor does the texture seem to be much improved. If the hair seemed finer, for example, I could probably avoid shaving. For my needs, this product would have to have more noticeable results for me to keep buying it. However, I will finish the rest of the bottle and report back later.

According to the site, results can be seen in as few at two weeks. Inhibitif will work better used over waxed areas. Because I shave and pluck rather than waxing, I guess this means I may not see as drastic results than if I waxed. After you start seeing decreased hair growth, you can cut down to using it once every other day.

Aside from reduced hair growth, density and “prominence” are also supposed to be decreased. The description of this seru also claims it will help reduce ingrown hairs and redness, which means it might be worth giving a try if your typical hair removal methods tend to cause that.

However, Inhibitif is a product that you use in addition to whatever method you’re already trying. It won’t take long to apply, so it’s probably worth giving a try to get rid of unsightly and embarrassing facial hair. If Inhibitif does work for you, you may end up spending less time removing hair overall, which may very well make it worth the effort and cost. However, Inhibitif may not work for everyone.

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