While waiting in line at my local Target I spied this little gem between the candy and batteries on an impulse display. I thought, “Boy, I DO hate shaving” and into my cart it went. Smooth Away Hair Removal Set works by buffing down your stubble so it is no longer as visible.
The kit comes with a small holder and a large holder, along with several sticky-backed buffing sheets. I have seen the concept for Smooth Away before, but this time looked a lot more appealing, given the addition of the mini-buffer and an actual ‘handle’ instead of just a piece of glorified sandpaper. I say sandpaper because that is exactly what it is. The sheets of “buffing crystals” are even made by 3M (who make sandpaper!!).
I started my trial on my leg with about two days worth of growth. I placed the Smooth Away in my palm and began to go in slow, circular motions. With my other hand I checked the results. Not too shabby! Granted, it was not as smooth as you would get with a razor, and there was there was a dusting of dead skin (think sanding a table- EW!), but it was a lot easier and faster than shaving.
After doing both legs, I think this would be ideal for wintertime, when my legs are not on display. For summer I feel it does not get my legs as smooth as I would like, however, it would definitely be acceptable if you don’t have time to shave. So I moved on to my arm. Some people do not remove their arm hair, but I do. It’s not even aesthetic, I just like a smooth arm. The Smooth Away is great for arm hair removal. I have decided I will use Smooth Away once a week to keep my arms hairless.
I saved the scariest part for last; facial hair. For the face, I used the mini-buffer that fits over your finger. I positioned myself so that I had plenty of light and began to very lightly remove my mustache. EXCELLENT! I did not even have to rub very hard, which I was worried about. It buffed away my mustache with no redness, swelling, or pain. Definitely an impulse buy I do not regret!
I paid $9.99 for my Smooth Away Hair Removal Set, which came with the 2 sizes of handle, and several refills. I have seen them at Target, Sally’s and Wal-Mart for the same price.
You can also check out their website at www.getsmoothaway.com