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Brand: Sheer Skin / Type: Shaving / What it does: Smoothes,

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      25.02.2011 00:36
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      Do not bother to use this

      Most (if not all) women on this site will know the pains of hair removal, and if you are anything like me, you have tried pretty much anyway of removing body hair. I have tried everything from shaving to epliating and back again, in the hope to find a quick, easy and painless way to remove unwanted body hair.

      A friend of mine once recommended that I try the sheer skin hair removal system, as she had just bought one, and it claimed to be a quick, easy way to remove body hair with no pain and no mess. Sounded like a brilliant idea, so I thought I would give it a try.

      The Sheer Skin set basically looks like little pieces of sandpaper in different sizes, with a strap on the back to enable you to slip one over your fingers (or finger for smaller pieces) and then you rub this little thing on your skin in a circular motion to remove the hair. It sounds simple enough, but I was unsure as to how well this work.

      My first worry was that this might hurt, despite the claims for it to be pain free. It is basically sandpaper, of a finer texture and the size of even the biggest piece in the box is not much bigger than a couple of inches, so it looked like it would take an age to remove a decent amount of hair from my body.

      I tried a patch on my leg with this Sheer Skin, and I followed the instructions to gently rub my skin in a circular motion. I noticed that after about a minute of rubbing over and over on the same patch, that the hair was indeed gone, but so was my skin! I just had a very pale, hairless patch of skin that was a bit sore to the touch! The skin was quite dry too, like something had just sucked the moisture straight out of it! I thought maybe that it would have a different effect on another part of my body, so I tried a smaller piece on my forearm, but found that it was the exact same problem!

      I have dry skin anyway, but this made it stupidly dry and it took loads of moisturiser for my skin to feel any where near normal again. My friend who bought this kit has quite normal skin, so she gave it a try as she thought her skin would react differently. She got about half way through one leg, when she found that she had to stop because the pain was just too much, and the sandpaper had just run out!! Her leg (or the half of it anyway) was red raw, and very dry too. This half a leg had taken her almost an hour to do!

      My patches on my arm and leg grew back very quickly, I may as well have just shaved instead! The re growth was also very itchy, sore and coarse, a problem I do not get when I shave!!

      This Sheer Skin System went straight into the bin after this, and I can happily say I have never even been tempted to use anything like this ever again. Shaving may get expensive, but it is a lot less pain and a lot quicker to do also. I am unsure as to where to buy this system from, as I never asked my friend and I never wanted to buy it for myself after trying it, so never looked for it.

      I do not recommend anyone buy this, unless you love rubbing off your own skin and causing yourself pain! I would prefer to give this product a 0 in the way of stars, but sadly that is not a possibilty so I am giving it a 1. I urge everyone to stay well away from Sheer Skin, it really is not worth trying.

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        22.02.2011 23:49
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        ouch ouch ouch never again

        I found these in the bathroom cabinet a few months ago, something my mum had been given, hadn't use so as usual I decided to take ownership of. The idea of these small pads is to eliminate unwanted hair on the body by 'buffing' the skin.

        This all seems pretty simply I know but what they don't tell you is that OMG does it hurt if done incorrectly. I believe the reason for the pain is because I chose not to read the instructions and take any notice of the guidelines. Basically the pads are made of what I can best describe as sand-paper (but extra fine) you then take the pad and in circular motion buff away at the hairy skin (three times clockwise...three times anti-clockwise). When buffing the skin you may notice a white power appearing this is in fact dead skin that has been removed by the exfoliating action of the gritty paper. At this point is where I got carried away, my skin felt super smooth so I decided it would be a great idea to buff away at my whole body just randomly picking patches I thought could do with a buff, forgetting that these were indeed intended for HAIR REMOVAL. So 1000 buffs later I decided I was done.....

        The hair removal part was OK it seemed to clear what I would describe as downy hair but where the hair was thicker had just aggravated the skin. And then I came to experience the pain, I had managed to aggravate my skin sooo much that I was now a big red fireball (my skin was burning, irritated and glowing) this finally died down after a day or so......

        My overall opinion of this product would be use with care and don't expect amazing results. Its fine for small thin patches of hair but wouldn't recommend on sensitive areas. Also read the instructions if not you too will glow like a fire ball!!!

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          18.08.2010 00:41

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          I tried this product and it's a total waste of time. While at first it did remove most of my hair on my arms and my arms felt really nice and smooth, the hair grew back within a week. Worse of all it was more rougher and thicker and the pores on my arms began to feel like stubble hair! I discontinued after use immediately. Sheer skin is just like shaving because the hair is not removed at the roots. Better to stick with the waxing-at least that works and like the saying no pain no game!

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          19.01.2010 19:14
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          A hair remover that adds shine!!

          I originally saw this advertised on TV for £19.99 but actaully paid only £4 for it from Store 21 (formerly BeWise).
          I hate having to shave my legs every day in the summer as it can make my skin quite sore, so I was looking for something that was more gentle on my skin. I was a little worried that the mitt/pad would be too abrasive but I neednt have worried.
          The pad looks a little like the wet and dry sand paper that you can get but it is very very smooth. In fact i didnt think it would be abrasive enough to get rid of leg hairs. It was!
          You use this by rubbing a in small circular motions over the leg area- keep moving it or it could make you sore. Not only did Ifind that it removed the hairs, it also exfoliated my skin really well. After applying a moisturiser my legs were beautifully shiny! A very professional finish! I love it. It can be a bit messy because there is skin dust all over but the end result is well worth it!
          I didnt use the face applicator so I cannot comment on that.

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            17.11.2009 00:07
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            Overall it id what it said.

            I tested this product as part of a group review and while I did find the process a little bit painful, I must admit that I did really like the results. The sheer skin product did achieve a good job of removing the hair on my legs, although I will say that Im lucky in that my legs are not too hairy. But it did leave my legs with a feeling of being silky and soft, almost buffed up in effect. A couple of the girls in the group experienced some mild skin rashes on their legs after they used it but they reported that these cleared up after a day or two.

            I have used the product once again since and I think I probably shall use it again in the future. I have recommended it to my friends although I have warned them that it can prove a little painful. But personally I think the results are worth it.

            A short piece on sheer skin, by the company who paid us to do the review can be found here - <a href="http://www.amidaskincare.com/sheer-skin">sheer skin review</a>

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              08.08.2009 17:33

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              I bought this Sheer Skin product---- IT IS AN ABSOLUTE WASTE OF MONEY !!!Don't buy it. I paid over £25 inc. P&P thinking it would be good for a forthcoming caravan holiday. Of course I tried it and found it completely useless, NOW I AM TOLD THAT I CAN'T GET MY MONEY BACK EVEN THOUGH IT IS >>>>>>NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE.THE 1 STAR IS NOT DESERVED !!!! but I could go no further without awarding it !!!!

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              01.10.2008 16:55
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              Be careful to follow the instructions and don't be too vigourous!

              Visiting the Norfolk Beauty and Body show on Sunday this week I passed a stall selling this product, which I'd previously seen advertised on a shopping infomercial type advert.

              I'm normally a shaver, but I hate to do it, it takes forever, and really doesn't last very long. So I'm constantly on the lookout for something else! I even went so far as to try waxing, having heard so many people "wax" lyrical about it! But that just hurt way way way too much!

              So when I saw the advert on the TV for sheer skin I honestly thought it was too good to be true. I've seen these exfoliating mitt things before that are supposed to leave you hairless in as painfree manner as possible. I was sceptical, but intruiged and then when walking round the show I saw the lady demonstrating and decided to offer up my stubbly legs for a test. I live in jeans so rarely shave unless I have to, so there was a fair amount of growth!

              So she used my leg as a demo.

              The way it works is with a kind of "wax on, wax off" motion. You rub fairly vigourously in circles one way and then back the other way in circles. I was amazed at the sheer difference between patches on my legs, it was fabulous, really smooth, and not stubbly. You do this on dry skin and then shower and/or moisturise afterwards.

              So I was so impressed that I bought a set, it costs £20 (well £19.99) for about 18 months supply which seemed good value. I took it home and before I had my bath there I was "sandpapering" my legs as my boyfriend called it!

              The result was fab. My legs were smooth and exfoliated and felt great.

              The problem came later. I got in the bath which was a bit too hot and my legs tingled a little, and then when I got out I noticed I had a red itchy patch on my left leg. This eventually stopped itching, and I think I might have gone over the same patch too much which caused the problem.

              So, I'm not going to throw it out just yet, but I shall be more careful

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                18.09.2008 23:51
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                waste of money if your looking for something that doesnt cause shaving rash

                I bought this the other day after watching a movie with my freind and when turning the movie off putting tv on the shopping channel came on. we were about to change channel when we saw it was about a new painless way to remove bodyhair and thought, hey lets listen to this. it was advertising sheer skin, a product which uses small crystals on a pad (kinda like sandpaper but really smooth so its actually quite soft) which when used in a circular motion (only circular) apparently removes hairs from the folicle kind of like waxing but is painless. I thought this was too good to be true to went to thier website and had a look. I have started to suffer from shaving rash recently which is really annoying, it starts with a burning sensation after i shave and the next day my legs are all bobbly and sore, it makes me not want to shave as often as i normaly would because of it so i was interested in trying something new so in the end i ordered it. It was £19.99 for the pack which includes the large and small depilitator pad with 5 refills of each size plus postage and packaging which was about £4.99 if i remember correctly. it said on the website that it would take about 13 days to come but actually came in only a few so getting the cheaper shipping option turned out ok.

                As soon as i recieved the package (delivered by DHL) I had a go, it really did remove the hair so the leg was beautifully soft and it also buffs the skin making it appear fairer as if freshly exfoliated (because it is freshly exfoliated ^_^) I was very impressed.

                HOWEVER next day, 'shaving rash' again, it said on the website the hair would remain gone for 1-4 weeks however next day my hair was prickly again so obviously didnt remove it from the root just somehow removed the hair from the surface in a similar way to shaving. I would honestly say it wasnt any better than shaving and actually took a little longer (although this can and has to be, done dry so if you wanted to do it without having a shower this would be better than shaving) It is supossed to be able to remove underarm hair and bikini hair also but it was absolutely rubbish at this so shaving and waxing win unfortunately. I think it turned out to be a waste of money although there is always a chance i was using it wrong although if its that easy to use wrong, again i think it was a waste of money :(

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                Remove unwanted hair and get silky smooth skin without the pain or mess!