As a followup to our previous post on how initimate shaving works, here’s a new product that supposedly makes the process less painful.
It’s called “Pre-kini” and it’s a pre-shaving treatment. Does it really work? We haven’t tested it, but we’re a bit skeptical based on looking at the formula. Its active ingredient is benzocaine , the same chemical used in teething products for babies and other oral care products for gum or tooth pain. Benzocaine has a mild numbing effect when used on mucosal tissue (inside your mouth for example) but it doesn’t really do much on the outside of your body because the skin there is different.
In addition to benzocaine, Pre-kini contains licorice extract (which is supposed to be an anti-irritant) but it also contains a fragrance (which can be an irritant!) Why they felt the need to throw a fragrance in this formula is a mystery to us. Keeping this product gentle on the skin should be much more important than making it smell good.
Finally, just so you know, even if this product does ease the burning sensation you can get while shaving, it won’t do anything to solve the problem of foliculitis, the condition that causes inflammed “razor bumps” that you can get from shaving down there.
The Brain’s bottom line: we’re skeptical this product will do very much but it may provide some relief. The good news is that it’s not very expensive some if any of our loyal Beauty Braniacs decide to give it a try please let us know what you think.