Skintimate Mandarin Burst Moisturizing Shave Gel

Date Thu, September 11 2014

It’s been a loooong time since I’ve used a shaving gel or cream that you can buy in the aisles of a drug store or big box store. Maybe this sounds strange to you if you typically use brands like Skintimate, ┬ábut the products that I’m known to use typically come from the sex toy shop. I like super-slick shaving creams that sometimes cost as much as replacement razor blades. They get a closer shave, moisturize well and stick to the skin well. Adult manufacturers create shaving products specifically for sensitive areas, too, which cuts down on razor burn and bumps and other irritation.

I know, I know. This isn’t sounding awesome for a product that you can get at your nearest Walmart SuperCenter, but let me assure you that the review does pick up.

Skintimate Mandarin Burst Moisturizing Shave Gel

Skintimate Mandarin Burst Moisturizing Shave Gel

I received a full bottle of Skintimate’s newest scent — Mandarin Burst — to review. In fact, I received the bonus size that’s a little bigger, so woot for that! The bottle combines mandarin, lime and lemon scents, and it’s definitely citrus-y. It goes well with the body wash I’ve been using, a mango combination I believe. While the scent is strong during use, it fades when you’re out of the shower.

The shaving gel comes out as a thick dollop of gel but turns into white foam as you spread it on your skin. The foam is much thinner than shaving gels that stay gel, and it rinses away quickly. I had forgotten how quickly and definitely had to change my shower routine to make sure my legs stayed out of the water.

I’ve used this shaving cream with multiple razors, and while it definitely didn’t seem to be as slick during use, the shave with the best razor seemed equivalent to my recent shaves. Afterward, my legs were soft, but they were also a little itchy. It’s generally something that I can deal with after applying lotion, however.

I did find myself shaving again more frequently, so I’m thinking that I didn’t quite as close a shave as I am used to getting. It feels fine for the first day or so, but I can’t go as long between shaves.

For under $3 per bottle, however, it might very well be worth it. And it’s certainly easier to find a can of Skintimate than it is to find those specialty shaving gels that I tend to use. Skintimate’s new Mandarin Burst might be the best balance between cost and a good shave.

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