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Brand: Skin Doctors / Type: / Type: Shaving Gel / Texture: Cream / Subcategory: Lotion / What it does: Smoothes / Contents/Size: 120ml

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      02.06.2011 17:03
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      A little expensive but does the job well

      I first bought this product about a year ago. I'd just started using an epilator instead of a razor and found that no matter how much I exfoliated I would still get ingrown hairs. I was about to go on holiday so obviously wanted to get rid of them as they're not very attractive and after trying many other products I found this in boots.
      At first I thought it seemed a little expensive at £11.21 for 120ml but I decided it was worth a try. It looked like a very professional product.
      After reading the instructions (you apply it to cotton wool and dab it on to the required area) I decided to give it a go. I used it on my bikini line, before I'd even put it to my skin I noticed the smell. It's not particularly pleasant and it's a very strong smell. I continued to use it regardless, when it first touched my skin it stung like mad but I thought this may be a good thing as it could mean that it was doing it's job....and it did! It cleared up my ingrown hairs within a few days, no red marks left, like they'd never been there. Obviously I was over the moon and I've been using this product ever since. It can be used to prevent ingrown hairs but as it's quite expensive I find that it's been to use it to treat them as you get them as it works very quickly anyway.
      I would recommend shopping around online for this product because I have found it on a few websites for a lower price than boots sell it. Although boots do often have good offers on so I tend to stock up on it then even if I don't need it.

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        25.05.2010 21:53

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        Really works even in bad cases.

        I have suffered from really bad ingrown hairs and razor rash for years which left me with ugly red bumps. I bought some of this after reading in a magazine that it was the product to help.
        I was dubious that anything could help, but I am incredibly pleased with the results. After a week of applying morning and night the bumps that would take months to go away on their own all but disappeared. Even after a couple of days they were reduced in size and redness. After clearing them completely I use this product now to keep them at bay and it really does work. I use it once a day as my hair grows very fast and I have to shave my legs every day. It's expensive as the lotion is around £10 per bottle but worth every penny. I use it on all of my legs and bikini line.
        The solution is rather strong smelling, very chemically. It's strong stuff. You put some on a cotton wool pad and wipe it over. It dries instantly and a bit of body lotion after takes the smell away.
        I do think it has dried my nails out on the hand I use to apply it however, they are starting to split and I think it's due to the chemicals. So I am remembering to wash my hands after applying.
        I honestly thought nothng could help me but this product does what it says and it's a godsend. I have been through 4 bottles so far and will keep on using it.

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        20.05.2010 22:15
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        Eases the hell of ingrown hairs

        Skin Doctors Ingrow Go Lotion promises to remove the appearance of ingrown hairs and razor bumps. Anyone who suffers from ingrown hairs will know just how irritating, ugly and sometimes painful ingrown hairs can be. As I admit to Dooyoo that I have an ugly, itchy, scabby bikini line I am glad that I have maintained my anonymity and no-one here knows who I am!

        Ingrow Go Lotion is fairly pricey; I paid £12 at Littlewoods.com, and the banner down the side of the screen tells me that Amazon have it for £11.85. Boots website has it for £10.98, though I have never seen it in store, so I suppose it is only stocked by larger Boots stores. The bottle size is 120ml, though even with almost daily use I've only used about a tenth of the bottle, so it should last around 6 months.

        The box states that Ingrow Go is suitable for "legs, underarm, bikini line, face (beard) or anywhere skin is prone to ingrown hairs and razor bumps". For clarity, I have only used it on my bikini line, so cannot comment on how well it would work elsewhere on the body (having said that I'd think twice about using it on the face!).

        To apply, you put a little Ingrow Go on a cotton wool pad or ball, much like you would with nail varnish remover. Speaking of which, the lotion smells and looks much like nail polish remover. You then dab or wipe it onto the affected area, et voilà the hairs pop straight out (well, they do if they're not too deep!). It's a little bit unsettling that the cotton wool ball always comes away a murky brown or black (and I have exceptionally fair skin!) but I guess that shows that it's doing something!

        It works by exfoliating the skin that is stopping the hairs from growing through the skin. The main ingredient is salicylic acid which accounts for the strong smell, but also means it's not suitable for those sensitive to aspirin.

        The instructions state that Ingrow Go should be used several times a week by women, or daily after shaving for men using it on their beards. At first it tells you to use it morning and night until the skin clears up. It also says that you should use it for several days leading up to waxing or electrolysis to ensure complete hair removal.

        So, where am I in this great plan and what results have I had? Well, I've been using this for just under 3 weeks. For the first 5 days or so I used it morning and night to clear up the current batch of unsightly bumps and scabs. It worked pretty well, easing out all but the most deeply ingrown hairs, and certainly was less messy and painful than digging them out with a pair of tweezers. I then moved onto using it just in the evenings leading up to when I'd shave. Used it daily in the few days following shaving. It stung a little bit on freshly shaved skin, but nothing unbearable (having said that, be careful where you put it - you do not want this stuff touching any delicate parts - it burns like HELL! Hence I'd worry about applying it to facial skin). There are far fewer ingrowns than normal, and there's no horrible itch of the hairs trying to fight through, and no ugly bumps, so I'm pretty damn happy with the stuff!

        I do have a downside. Ingrow Go is incredibly drying for the skin. I don't tend to study my bikini line that closely, but I do notice my hands. About a week ago I noticed that the skin of my fingertips on my right hand was very dry. In fact, it was flaking off. I use hand cream twice daily, but I've been using it several times during the day now, and I still have dry fingertips. I didn't initially link this to Ingrow Go, and blamed my spring cleaning blitz that lead to my hands being in water a lot over the course of a few days. However, when shaving two nights ago, I realised that my bikini line is actually peeling! Now, I've taken the view that a bit of peeling is less ugly and uncomfortable than ingrown hairs.

        So, I would say that this is definitely worth buying for the ingrown hair results, but would advise that you either apply wearing thin plastic gloves and moisturise the area you've treated shortly afterwards, or if you don't wear gloves, try to avoid getting too much on your fingers, wash your hands straight afterwards, and again moisturise them and the treated area immediately afterwards.

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        11.05.2010 11:10
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        3/5

        I bought this product after finding it on here and reading a few reviews. I also read reviews on Amazon and found that they were pretty much half good and half bad so I thought I better judge for myself as I get really bad in growing hairs.

        I bought my bottle from Amazon (with my dooyoo Amazon vouchers!) and it cost about £11 (including delivery). I thought this was ok and it came after about 4 days which wasn't too bad really.

        One thing I would say is that it is described as a lotion but it is really like a liquid. It looks to me like a toner sort of thing, not water but very watery. I was sort of expecting something thicker which I could smooth on but this is like a toner and it's just a liquidy thing really.

        First thing with this is that it really badly smells and I can't even really describe what the smell is, it is just horrible. It is a think solution and I have been using it on cotton wool pads, but they really seem to soak up most of the liquid and seem to waste a lot. The bottle is significantly used now although I haven't had it for that long or used that much I didn't think.

        I don't know how it is meant to work but it just sort of does. It is a product for ingrowing hairs which is meant to sort of prevent them and make them easier to remove which I think is done by salycilic acid which thins or softens the skin to enable the hairs to poke though. It isn't perfect and I have just found it sort of brings the hairs to the surface and then I have to remove them with tweezers which isn't really what I thought would happen. Its fine, it's just a bit annoying.

        Other people if you're reading about this have said that it stings on application but personally I didn't find that. I thought it was ok; it's just a bit cold.

        It sort of does what it says but not perfectly so I still haven't found the cure that I was looking for, I am glad I tried this though but I don't think it's worth £11!!

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          16.04.2010 13:22
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          A product that does what it promises but not for use on people who only suffer minor ingrown hairs

          Ever since i started shaving at about 15 i suffered from shaving rash and from red bumps that used to get pus in them (disgusting i know) I always just assumed this was part of what everyone kept telling me was a shaving rash, it wasn't until years later when i found out these bumps were in fact caused by hair folicles that when trying to grow out the skin were turning back into themselves and growing in the opposite direction. These ingrown hairs were what was causing these ugly painful bumps on my neck.

          When i found this out i went on a mission to find a product that would cure them but to no avail, i think i tried every product on the market for shaving rashes and all the products in boots in the womens shaving section that promised to calm the skin after shaving or waxing.
          One day i was in boots and they had just started to stock skin doctors products and i seen they had a product that was designed especially for ingrown hairs so of course i bought it not expecting much and was pleasantly surpried when after only a few applications it had completely cleared up my ingrown hairs.

          The bottle comes a 125 ml size and is just a clear liquid which looks innocuous enough untill you take the lid off and the smell hits you straight away, it is a really potent chemical smell and is somewhat similar to paint stripper. Not pleasant.
          You apply the lotion by soaking a cotton wool ball in it and applying it to the affected area. Now i have never shaved my legs or chest so i dont know what it will feel like on less delicate skin but it does sting when you apply it to your skin.
          The first time i used it was the same afternoon i bought it and by that night the ingrown hairs had already become less painful and looked much better. Encouraged by this i couldn't wait to try it the next morning after shaving as is reccomended by the manufacturers. I shaved as normal and applied the lotion to my neck, immediately it felt as though i had applied acid to my skin, the pain was unbareable. Luckily the pain became less within a few minutes but when i looked at myself in the mirror i as shocked to see that were i had applied it was bright red like i had scalded myself with boiling hot water. Now i have sensitive skin but surely this isn't normal.
          Within a few hours the burning sensation and scalding look had left my neck and i was completely free from the ugly pus filled bumps that had blighted me for years.

          I can imagine that anyone reading this will wonder why i am reccommending something that burnt my skin and the answer is simple, this is the only product i have found which actually works on ingrown hairs and anyone who has suffered from these painful things will know that the relief of being free of them is worth a little stinging.
          I have found through trial and error that if i use the lotion at night a minimum of 10 hours after shaving then i can use the product with only a slight stinging and no burning but DO NOT use this straight after shaving or you will end up with burnt red skin.
          If i use the lotion every couple of days when i do shave the ingrown hairs do not reappear.

          The lotion retails for around £12 and a bottle used regularly will last absolutely ages. I have had mine for 6 months and there is still loads left in the bottle.

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            08.03.2010 22:32
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            something that really works

            I'm also shocked that other reviewers have rated this so low - its a fabulous product!

            I bought this after I'd started getting my bikini line waxed regularly and had noticed ingrown hairs starting to appear - not attractive. I bought it off the internet (Amazon) and it cost me £11 at the time.

            It was actually a recommendation from a friend and I'm thrilled I took her advice.

            Packaging:

            The product comes in a clear plastic bottle that is smoked to look like glass. It has a matte silver screw on cap and once open you can tip the product out from a small hole in the cap.

            Product:

            The product is clear and marked on the bottle as flammable and reeks of nail polish remover. I know, it doesn't sound like something you should put on your skin but really, don't be scared. The product actually contains salicylic acid, the key ingredient of aspirin and derived from the bark of the willow tree. Its a great healer.

            Use:

            I used it on a cotton bud, by just repeatedly dabbing it only on the ingrown hairs. It rapidly thins the skin, allowing the hair to just pop out and preventing the scarring you'd get from poking around those hairs with tweezers like I'm always tempted to do. You can also dab just a little bit on spots anywhere on the body and it helps them heal really fast - be careful on the face though as its strong stuff!

            Effects:

            It kills the top layer of skin cells, and if you use too muc can cause rathe large areas of dead cells, but if used carefully it really helps those stubborn ingrown hairs pop out quicker.

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              06.01.2010 20:02
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              A good product that works for me

              Having read other reviews on this product I must say I am shocked, This product is Fantastic! At around £10 its not a cheap product for what it is, But those prone to ingrown hairs will know how painful they can be. I was recommended this product by a friend who works in a beauty salon as I suffer ingrown hairs after waxing which does not seem avoidable. This product is a clear liquid which, when applied a couple of days after any hair remova treatment is carried out clearsdebris from the hair follicle and helps to prevent swelling and infection. It doesn't smell great, sort of a cross between witch hazel and vinegar, but its a product that definately works so I will continue to use it. The lotion is a bit awkward to carry around though i suppose but it is available to buy in pads/wipes too but i have not tried those yet. If applied too close to hair removal having been performed this product will sting like something else but like any poduct with antiseptic properties this is only to be expected. If you use this product 2 days after a wax on a daily basis for a few days you should notice a reduction in the amount of ingrown hairs if you are prone. I also dabbed a little of this product on my brothers shaving rash one day and although it stung at first he did say the redness went down alot more quickly than it usually would have, but since it smells I would not recommend it for this use as there are many other mens razor bump products available for this purpose.

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              04.06.2009 19:17
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              Stick to body scrubs in the shower instead

              I've mentioned on here before my seemingly life long problems with ingrown hairs on my legs and my battle to conquer them before I get desperate and resort to sandpaper or worse.....

              I've tried every solution going including this one, Skin Doctors Ingrow Go Lotion. It's produced by an Australian owned company based in Sydney.

              The marketing blurb states that the product is designed for ingrown hairs, razor bumps and razor burns. It goes to say it's an amazing lotion that doesnt just eliminate these problems but can also prevent them from occuring if used after hair removal.

              Well I was taken in by the hype and handed over the best part of £10 for a 120ml bottle. Now that's a lot of money to me and I was expecting big things from this product, unfortunately I was left feeling rather cold.

              The product is sold in plastic bottles with a silver screw top cap. The bottle simply states the name of the product on the front and details of the manufacturer on the back. Alarmingly the bottle also states that the contents are flammable which I found a little disconcerting, what the hell is in this stuff?! whatever you do don't use this and smoke at the same time!

              The solution is a clear watery liquid which smells very much like vodka but I doubt it would taste as good. To apply it I doused a cotton pad in the solution and wiped it over my legs, it tingled slightly and gave me goosebumps as it dried. I was rather alarmed at the colour of the cotton pad afterwards, seeing as I had a shower that morning you would think I would be pretty clean but the pad came away almost black - is it the solution doing that or my skin.....?

              I went to bed dreaming of smooth legs but awoke to find very little difference. A few of the hairs had popped out but most of them were still firmly stuck under the skin. I tried again every day for the rest of the week but again saw little improvement. What a waste of money.

              I'm not going to buy this again considering the cost of it and the rather sad results. I'm going to stick to scrubbing with a loofah and some fake tan to cover up the worst bits.

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              Ingrown Hair Lotion Ingrow Go By Skin Doctor Executive Shaving is proud to introduce Skin Doctors unisex ingrown hair lotion: Ingrow Go / Can be used for ingrown hairs, razor bumps and razor burns / This amazing lotion outs ingrown hairs leaving skin smooth, clear and bump free and gives relief in as little as 24 hours! Not only that, but continued use will keep you silky smooth and bump-free for good! That's because Ingrow Go doesn't just erase existing ingrown hairs / it helps stop new ones from forming / Use Ingrow Go hair lotion after you shave or wax to ensure beautiful results / The lotion is perfect for underarms, bikini line, face (beard) or anywhere skin is prone to ingrown hairs and razor bumps / This ingrown hair lotion is the ultimate gift or treat for yourself or that someone special in your life / With all of its high quality and proudly selected components we guarantee that you will never be disappointed and will marvel at its effectiveness for years to come / Please feel free to look at our other wonderful and spectacular ingrown hair treatment products today /