My bad luck in the crap shoot that is genetics = totally your gain. Why else would the powers that be bestow upon me a dense thicket of body hair if not to serve as a guinea pig for all of (hairy) womankind?
Peep the latest episode in the epic struggle between Karen and all forms of hair removal technology — this bottle of EOS Evolution of Smooth Pomegranate Raspberry Shave Cream.
I picked it up at Tar-ghay last week when the cute pink bottle caught my eye (it was also on sale for $2, down from the regular $5).
The Pomegranate Raspberry version is one of seven scents in the line. EOS dipped into their garden for these paraben-free bad boys, adding aloe, oat and shea butter to moisturize parched skin.
The company claims it works for wet and dry shaves, so I tried it with both. Oh, and to put the severity of my body hair situation into perspective, nimble-fingered children could probably weave rugs out of the hair that would grow on my legs if I let down my beauty guard. It’s THAT serious.
Pomegranate Raspberry’s super sweet scent was a bit of a turnoff for me at first (do you remember how Strawberry Shortcake dolls used to smell?), but the texture, which feels like a light body lotion, convinced me to stick it out.
Either in or out of the shower, I’ve been getting really close, bump-free shaves with this cream, and I’m guessing the lotion brings razors in closer contact with the base of each hair than fluffy, foamy shave gels do. Lately after my shaves with EOS my skin has felt smooth, soft and soothed, and I haven’t had any nicks or shave bumps at all using the same kinds of razors I’ve used with other shave creams and gels.
For my fellow vision-impaired girls (I’m blind without my spectacles, yo!), this cream can be hard to see in the shower. The water/heat combo seems to melt it away faster than a traditional uber-foamy shave gel, so if you usually depend on your shave cream to work kinda like a shaving road map, you may have to either work fast in the shower, or momentarily turn off the water to help you see what you’re doing.
My shnozz and I may not see eye (nose?) to eye on the Pomegranate Raspberry version of EOS Evolution, but I like the results. Thankfully EOS created the product in four other fragrances (Lavender Jasmine, Island Blue, Cucumber Melon and Vanilla Bliss), along with a fragrance-free version (HOLLA!).
If you’re interested, I also spotted a three pack available over at target.com for $12. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,