Want to say goodbye to ingrown hairs for good? Today on the blog we reveal the best ingrown hair products for treating those annoying red bumps!
There are a few key things to look out for when looking for a good ingrown hair serum: exfoliating ingredients, soothing and moisturizing ingredients, and not a ton of alcohol if you want to use them on your face. People who mostly deal with irritation may not need as many active ingredients, but if you struggle with bumps and ingrown hair, you’ll want chemical exfoliants to help bring out those hairs and keep them at bay!
PFB Vanish + Chromabright
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This roll-on serum doesn’t just help prevent ingrowns from forming–it also helps to fade discoloration from extracted ingrown hairs and soothe irritated skin. A combination of glycolic acid and lactic acid are designed to refine the surface of your skin, fading discoloration, and exfoliating dead skin cells. Salicylic acid penetrates more deeply into your skin to open up clogged pores, as well as having an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effect. This product also contains camphor leaf oil which helps to relieve the pain and itching associated with ingrown hairs. It can be used all over the body, although some may find it too drying to use on the face. The roller ball applicator is quick and easy to use and helps to reduce mess.
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- Contains AHAs and BHAs to brighten and exfoliate skin
- The chemical exfoliants are a low enough concentration that you can safely use them on your face and other delicate skin
- Rollerball application is fast and easy
- Can be used on the face and body
- Relatively low concentration of lactic and glycolic acids make the product less effective on areas with thick skin, such as the legs
- High alcohol content and camphor oil may not agree with sensitive skin
Tend Skin The Skin Care Solution
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Tend Skin Liquid Solution is a cruelty-free way to handle ingrown hairs! This simple product is designed to smooth, moisturize, and exfoliate the skin. Apply it before and after your hair removal routine to get the best results. The ingredients include antibacterials and moisturizers to keep your skin soft and clear. Acetylsalicylic acid soothes your skin with its anti-inflammatory properties. The liquid solution can be used all over the body and comes in 4, 8, or 16-ounce bottles. Since this product doesn’t contain chemical exfoliants, it can be a good option for people who struggle with irritation after hair removal.
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- Soothing ingredients to smooth and moisturize your skin
- People using Retin-A and other medications may prefer this non-exfoliating formula
- No animal testing, cruelty-free
- High alcohol content can be irritating to the face or sensitive skin
- Lack of chemical exfoliants may not help to resolve deep ingrown hairs or brighten dark spots
Kerah Lane Organic Razor Bump & Ingrown Hair Formula
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Looking for an alcohol-free serum for ingrown hairs? This formula from Kerah Lane uses witch hazel and aloe rather than alcohol as its main ingredients. That means this ingrown hair treatment is non-drying while still being soothing and cleansing. Extracts of willow bark ease inflammation, while burdock root extract helps kill bacteria. Salicylic acid exfoliates the skin to help keep ingrown hairs from getting “trapped” in the pore. Essential oils and organic ingredients make this product feel like a spa treatment. It can be used on the face and body, but people with sensitive skin may want to avoid using this product on the face.
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- Organic ingredients
- Exfoliating and anti-inflammatory ingredients both treat and prevent ingrown hairs
- Alcohol-free, uses witch hazel instead
- Essential oils can make sensitive skin angry – try it on the body first before the face!
Ingrown Hair Treatment By Penchant Bare
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This Penchant Bare ingrown hair serum’s first ingredient is witch hazel, so although it does contain alcohol, it is less drying than serums whose main ingredient is alcohol-based. It also has glycolic acid and salicylic acid, which help to exfoliate the skin to prevent ingrown hairs as well as brightening discolored areas. Although Penchant Bare claims to be next-level for treating ingrown hairs, the ingredients are pretty similar to many ingrown hair treatments you can find. That means that this product works, but isn’t special beyond its marketing. If you want an exfoliating ingrown hair serum with a lower alcohol content, then Penchant Bare serum is a good option.
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- Low alcohol content
- Exfoliating AHA and BHA ingredients
- Pump design rather than squeeze bottle
- Contains some alcohol
- Chemical exfoliants don’t play nice with Retin-A and other skin prescriptions
bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads
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Bliss is known for providing a sweet spa experience, and their Ingrown Eliminating Pads are no different. The product comes with 50 pads, each with a high concentration of glycolic acid perfect for exfoliating the body. Salicylic acid, oat extract, and lavender oil help relieve inflammation, and a touch of witch hazel encourages healing. Due to the glycolic acid and alcohol content, these pads are best used on the legs, underarms, and other parts of the body, and not on the face. The combination of ingredients here is hard to beat: exfoliating to draw out ingrown hairs and brighten dark marks, moisturizers to help prevent ingrown hairs, and soothing ingredients to make up-and-coming ingrown hairs and irritation less intense.
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- High glycolic acid content is ideal for exfoliating the body
- Lots of healing and soothing ingredients as well
- Pads are easy to use and don’t make a mess
- Too strong and drying to be used on the face
Since everyone’s skin is different, your favorite product might be someone else’s nightmare–something to keep in mind when comparing ingrown hair products. The right combination of exfoliants and moisturizers can make the aftermath of hair removal better than ever before!