Does Smooth Away Really Work?

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Does Smooth Away really work?Smooth Away is for those that are tired of shaving their legs and other body and facial hair and want something that will provide longer lasting results with less time and hassle. It claims to use a process of removing the hair that doesn’t involve shaving, waxing, or the use of chemicals. But does it do the trick, and how does it work?

Most women are content to shave their legs, and have gotten used to the habit. However, there’s always room for improvement, and any time a product is shown to make things just a little bit easier, or more effective, women will gobble it up. The other side of this coin is if it doesn’t work those same women will be quick to tell you your product is junk. So does Smooth Away fall into the winner category, or is it a loser?

The Claim
The makers of Smooth Away say that it buffs your hair away when you use a circular motion in both directions. They also say that your hair grows back less each time you use it.

When asked if it hurts to use Smooth Away they claim that no part of the product can cause pain. They also say that you can use it every day, just be gentle. With normal use the average user can use the pad twice before having to throw it out. Because it uses superfine crystals, these wear out over time so you need to replace it.

They also say that it works best on shorter hair, and if you have longer hair you should trim it down so that it can be more effective. Because of the crystals it actually exfoliates your skin at the same time, so once you’re done your skin is not only hairless, but also silky smooth.

The Hype
The hype comes from how often you see this product being sold, both online, on TV, and at the mall. There is a bit of anti-hype though, because you can also find this in retail stores and even at the dollar store, leading some to question its quality.

The Cost
Smooth Away is $21 which includes shipping. You can get it for less through Amazon and in other brick-and-mortar retailers.

The Commitment
If you’re going to commit to using Smooth Away for your hair removal, you have to stop your usual methods such as shaving or waxing in order to get a good idea of whether or not it works. According to the manufacturer, over time your hair will grow back less and less, meaning your commitment to hair removal should diminish with repeated use.

The feedback as to whether or not Smooth Away works has been mixed, to say the least. Some people claim that it works just like it shows in the promotional video, with others saying it doesn’t work at all, and is a total ripoff. Anytime the reviews vary so wildly on a product, the only real solution is to give it a try yourself. Because the price is so low now, it doesn’t hurt at all to give it a try and see if it works with your particular situation.

Beauty products like this are the hardest to evaluate with user reviews, because of the different types of hair that people have, and also because many people don’t follow directions. You have no way to know how they used the product, on which areas, if they followed the instructions, or how many times they used it.

It’s clear that you need to use Smooth Away in a very specific manner. They stress just how important it is to use a gentle motion, and also that you need to go in both a clockwise and counterclockwise direction. These are very detailed instructions that many women probably don’t even follow. Most people probably just take it out of the package and start rubbing it on their legs. If you use the reviews from those kinds of people to make your decision, you might be led to believe that it doesn’t work.

However, the overriding consensus is that this product is a bomb, and the fact that it’s showing up at discount retailers shows that the manufacturer made too many of them and is trying to offload them due to lack of sales.

A news crew tries out the Smooth Away:

Final Smooth Away Review

In all likelihood the Smooth Away system does not work according to the way it is described. You just can’t ignore overwhelming negative feedback. User error can only go so far, and the overwhelming majority of users say that it doesn’t provide the results it promises.

Our Recommendation
If you see the Smooth Away system at store near you at a very cheap price go ahead and pick it up. It can’t hurt to give it a try. But don’t get your hopes up thinking that this is a permanent solution to shaving your legs, or that you’ll be able to use Smooth Away every day as your hair removal solution. It might work for you, but if it does you’ll be in the minority.

What do you think? Does Smooth Away work or not?

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