What Ever Happened to Shave Minimizing Lotions?

Let’s face it, women should be born without hair. (I know, it wouldn’t fit that whole cave man/Darwin theory.) We hate shaving because of the nicks, cuts and bumps that are associated with it. Waxing and epilating, on the other hand, are just as painful and cause just as many bumps. Then there’s depilatory creams. They smell like a bad perm once you apply it them to your legs and it hardly removes the hair. You’re left over with stubble and a rash. What’s a girl to do?

Well, a few years ago, shave minimizing creams were all the rage in the beauty industry. It all started with Jergen’s Naturally Smooth moisturizer. In just 2 to 4 weeks, you would start shaving less and less. Well, sign me up! I remember the lotion being incredibly rich and creamy. I don’t know about my hair growing in less but it did start to get lighter. Well, as it’s popularity grew, Jergen’s quickly went off the market.

Why would they take it off the market so soon? Was there something wrong with it? Luckily, there are still others on the market such as Aveeno Positively Smooth and St. Ives’ Smooth Legs, but they’re quickly fading away as well. Why would they pull it off of store shelves when these lotions were obviously popular?

Now all we have left in the drugstore world is Nivea’s Sun Kissed Beautiful Legs. Not only will it give you a gradual glow, but it will give you smoother legs as well. Talk about the best of both worlds. I wouldn’t want to see this bottle to disappear, especially with summer coming out. Nivea is now giving Jergen’s Natural Glow a run for their money. (How about if Jergen’s came out with a Natural Smooth Glow?)

If you have a few extra bucks to kill, you can try the Bliss Get Out of Hair lotion for $35 (top) that will minimize ingrown hairs, razor burns, bumps and stubble in between waxing, shaving or whatever you’re doing. No No also have their very own shave minimizing lotion for $50 at Sephora. Keramene from DS Laboratories (bottom) has also joined the ranks with a $129.99 cream. (That is, if you’re really desperate to minimize your body hair.) Is it as good as Jergen’s was? I can’t find any reviews on this product as of yet. Maybe there’s still hope for shave minimizing lotions to make a come back. For now, we’ll just have to stick with whatever works for us.

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4 thoughts on “What Ever Happened to Shave Minimizing Lotions?

  1. Thanks for the article, but did it doesn’t answer the real question… Why were these lotions that worked well and were popular discontinued?

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