If you’re anything like me, you’ve been fighting a war against body hair since the day you hit puberty. Every summer, the nightmares come back. All of the sweat mixed with stubble and razor bumps is one of those struggles no one wants to deal with.
I have used every weapon in the book in an attempt to get soft, smooth skin in all of the necessary areas. From razors and wax strips to strings and lasers, I’ve done it all. But it’s always time-consuming, relatively expensive and often painful.
As it turns out, I wasn’t looking in the right place for my hair removal needs. But TikTok has set me straight. The latest trend in hair removal is from a brand that’s been around for 110 years. I hate to admit it, but those Gen Zers might be onto something.
Say Hello To This Magic Powder
Achieving smooth, hairless skin without shaving or waxing is a goal many of us would like to achieve. Which is exactly why Softsheen-Carson Magic Shaving Powder is one of TikTok’s newest stars. Did we mention that it only costs $3?
Softsheen-Carson Magic Razorless Shaving Powder is a depilatory—or chemical hair remover—just like Nair and Veet. According to InStyle, it’s been popular for years with Black men. As Board-certified dermatologist Mona Gohara explains, this is because “men with deeper skin can be more prone to ingrown hairs and razor bumps.”
How It Works
Let’s dig into the details for just a minute.
Softsheen-Carson Magic Shaving Powder uses a mixture of calcium thioglycolate, calcium carbonate and calcium hydroxide to work its magic. That powder painlessly breaks down the keratin structure of the hair follicle, and when you remove it, the hair will weaken and break off.
Because this powder allows for such extremely close hair removal, there is less risk of ingrown hairs or bumps. On top of that, the results can last up to four days.
This Magic Powder Is Easy To Use
To use the Magic Powder, all you have to do is scoop out two teaspoons and mix it with equal amounts of water to create a paste.
Simply apply the paste to the area of your skin where you want to get rid of the hair—legs, armpits bikini line, etc.—and then wait five to seven minutes. The last step is to wipe the paste clean off of your skin with a damp washcloth. That’s it, and that’s all.
Don’t Take Our Word For It
We love the Magic Powder, but as do thousands of happy customers who have left reviews.
“All the hair came right off and my legs, armpits and…. have never been so soft in my life,” one satisfied customer wrote. “No razor burn and no ingrown hairs. I will never take a blade to my body again.”
“I have never been so f***ing smooth in my life,” added another.
Sensitive Skin? No Need To Worry
Even if you suffer from eczema, psoriasis or other skin sensitivities, the Magic Powder won’t cause any irritation. The only complaint seems to be that the smell is strong. But ultimately, it’s not bad enough to discourage anyone from using it.
Oh, and did we mention it only costs $3? (We did, but we wanted to make sure you caught that.)