Inhibitif - I'm trying it and, for me, it's already working. Anyone else try it?
With all the talk about The Ordinary, recently, I was re-intrigued by an earlier product from their parent company DECIEM - Inhibitif.
I re-read the Beauty Brains Podcast "Do Hair Growth Inhibitors Really Work?" (http://thebeautybrains.com/2014/11/do-hair-growth-inhibitors-really-work-the-beauty-brains-show-episode-57/) and decided, well... why not give it a shot. First, some background.
I'm a fair-skinned person with dark leg hair and I've lived most of my life in a location that was relatively cold with few hot days a year (San Francisco, CA). I've lived in Europe for the last 9 years where the summers are REALLY hot and muggy and wearing linen pants just wasn't cutting it, anymore.
I found out that shaving my legs with a razor would only last about a day - two if no one looked closely. Hair removal creams worked for three days - but they are stinky, expensive and messy. I started epilating three years ago and, although most women only need to do it once a month I have to do it every two weeks - and I'm not kidding - it takes me 1 1/2 hours to do both legs and plus you need to add on the endless exfoliating and lotion-spreading and whatnot to keep ingrown hairs from forming. And, honestly, I don't know about this "myth" that epilating slows your hair growth or damages some follicles - I'm pretty sure I had more leg hair three years after I started (could be hormonal - I also started precocious menopause 3 years ago).
I decided that THIS was going to be the year I was going to tame those hairy daemon legs. They are a big problem that disrupts my life for at least six months a year because of the climate in which I live now- next to the Mediterranean sea.
I've read-up on laser removal - I'm a prime candidate with fair skin and dark hair - but recent events have dedicated our budget elsewhere and we're talking thousands of dollars to get it done.
So, I bought myself the latest epilator model for Christmas and I cut down the epilation time in half to just 45 minutes for both legs, every two weeks.
Last month I ordered Inhibitif - with the dewy eyes of hope and wonder. I started applying it almost twice a day for two weeks. I say almost because I would say at least three out of the 7 days I only applied it once. It is very liquidy and very strongly perfumed - it actually smells like a man's cologne. I wonder if this product was actually formulated for men since it's called a "body" serum and not a "leg" serum that a woman might shop for.
Anyway, here I am two weeks later and ready to epilate. Whahaaa!?? There is only half or maybe just a third of hair on my legs than usual aaand it only took me 15 minutes to epilate each leg! I'm going to stick with it - if I can cut down epilation to just once a month this product will seriously change my life.
Has anyone else tried it, or curious to try? What have been your results?