Fur Body Care Review
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Let’s get personal today. I know a lot of you are getting ready for beach season and the first thing that comes to mind is, you guessed it, body hair. Now I am not saying that it isn't on everyone's mind year round, but when the clothes come off and the swimsuit goes on… As someone who struggles with constantly having to shave to have smooth legs, underarms, and bikini line (hey Pink Tax, I am looking at you) I am always looking for products that can help keep me from shaving so frequently. Whether you shave or elect not to, I highly suggest you take a look at today's DEEP DIVE on Fur's Stubble Cream and Ingrown Concentrate.
In my case, I have a very difficult time keeping the smoothness of a shave for more than two days. It always seems like I am not only shaving constantly to keep up with body hair growth but also suffering from self-consciousness because of it. I suffer mildly from something referred to as ‘Strawberry Legs' or a form of Keratosis Polaris. This is where the hair follicles on your legs go red post shaving and look at if there are tiny little irritating bumps everywhere. It can also be seen as irritation from shaving ad that is often the case for me. To help keep this from happening I always make sure to use a sugar scrub on my legs before shaving to remove dirt and unnecessary oils, shave, and pat my skin dry post-shower. After this, I apply the Fur Stubble Cream to my legs (I do the same thing for my underarms).
Fur calls the Stubble Cream a lightweight, all-over body moisturizer. It is fast absorbing, 100% natural, and ideal for post-shaving smoothness and slowing down the hair regrowth process. Fur does not define what 100% natural means, but they do state that the formula forgoes phthalates, parabens, silicones, and artificial colors or fragrance as well as being gluten-free and vegan.
Ingredients that are going to be important to watch out for are the essential oils. Diluted or not, Tea Tree Oil (antioxidant and fragrance) and Lavender (skin conditioning and fragrance) are not ideal for people with more sensitive skin. Yet the Tea Tree is great for fighting acne due to its antimicrobial properties. The heavy hitter ingredient that concerns me is the Glyceryl Stearate SE (surfactant and emulsifier) because it is not the best for those with oily skin, can trigger fungal acne, and is highly comedogenic. Cetearyl Olivate (hair conditioning) is derived from the oil of olives and can also be a fungal acne trigger.
On a more positive note, we have a plethora of ingredients providing hydration in this cream. Glycerin (humectant) is a substance that will draw water to the skin and lock it in. Also present is Sodium Hyaluronate (humectant), which is the salt from hyaluronic acid and will also help lock in moisture and is great for healing scars or pigmentation. Take the Squalane (skin conditioning), the Jojoba Oil (skin conditioning), and Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter with a grain of salt. While all three are amazing for moisturizing the skin, they can also be tricky for people who easily break out.
Next up is the Ingrown Concentrate, which I actually do not use for ingrown hairs. I am knocking on wood as I write this because I have never really gotten ingrown hairs. That being said, I gave my sister a bottle and she absolutely loves it. If I am feeling fancy I will add a few drops to the Stubble Cream, but I am not usually that amazing so it is a rare occurrence. I do however love using it as a… Cuticle Oil.
I know what you are thinking, that is really weird. After talking to Community Manager Emma Grace at Fur HQ, I learned that most of the products are actually multifaceted. She loved that I was using it as a way to keep my hands and nails healthy and moisturized.
With the ingredient breakdown, it is safe to say that everything here can be troublesome for people with acne prone skin. While there is the MYTH that people with oily skin should not use oils, it is entirely untrue. They simply need to be cautious about which oils they use and how much they use. Fortunately, we are not slathering our faces in this serum and it is being used (ideally) for ingrown hairs.
Standouts for me are the Grape Seed Oil (skin conditioning) that has omega-6 fatty acids for skin health. Castor Seed Oil (skin conditioning), which can help the ingrown hair grow faster as to remove the irritation. Vitamin E (skin conditioning) is going to be great for any Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (brown spots) or Post Inflammatory Erythema (red spots). Chamomile (extract) will soothe and once again Tea Tree Oil (antioxidant and fragrance) will help with the ingrown hairs bacteria.
Body hair is by no means something to be ashamed of. For a very long time, I felt the same way about it as I do with acne, "Is it all anyone sees when they look at me?" Society and culture are defiantly changing and there is a conversation to be had about hair, especially on females. So whether you are sliding into that "itsy bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini" or preferring to go without shaving for a few days in winter, Fur has a product for you.
Fur Stubble Cream $35 USD for 5.0 Fl. Oz.
Fur Ingrown Concentrate $28 USD for 0.5 Fl. Oz.
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