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#57139 - 10/28/08 12:29 AM New friction product: Smooth Away
Andrea Offline
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This one is getting a lot of airplay as direct response TV ads:

https://www.getsmoothaway.com/

For more on this method:

http://www.hairfacts.com/methods/friction.html
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#58588 - 12/24/08 04:23 PM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: Andrea]
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I like the friction method a lot...prefer the Smooth Away product...not as abrasive as other products I tried. Removal takes longer than shaving, but it definately leaves your skin much softer, clearer. I've shaved my legs since 3rd grade (dark, semi-coarse hair) and thought this thing wouldn't work on me. I was wrong. I still shave when I'm in a hurry, but I prefer the Smooth Away method and product. They also have a moisturizer that helps slow hair re-growth...really nice stuff, smells good too. Took a couple of months to see the benefit of the lotion, but I did. My son is now using these products on his back and shoulders and has found it to work for him too...and he doesn't get the eruptions (pimples) he got with wax or depilatories.

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#60597 - 03/14/09 03:45 AM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: Birdie]
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I received this as a Christmas present and didn't think it would work. I tried it, and still didn't think it worked. But I kept at it and after about 15 minutes of buffing, the hair was suddenly all gone. My skin was so smooth, it was amazing. Then, being a skeptic, I was sure there would be a horrible abrasion or something there the next day, but no. Just nice smooth skin. So the trick to this product is, you have to use it for a long time, even though it seems like nothing is happening. Eventually, the hair will be gone.

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#60605 - 03/14/09 02:11 PM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: daisymae]
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Are you implying that the hair be gone for good? Can you keep us posted about this product as far as skin condition is concerned? What part of your body are you using this?
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#60607 - 03/14/09 03:42 PM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: dfahey]
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No, no -- not for good. It's just an alternative to shaving or using creams. I've used it on my upper lip, chin, and arms. Legs would take way too long.

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#65196 - 08/23/09 12:34 AM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: daisymae]
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I picked up a knock-off version of this by accident called "Smooooth Legs." I know, it's stupid, you don't have to tell me :p

I used it on the back of my shoulders. All I can say is OUCH! It gave me a HUGE red spot! I may have rubbed it against my skin too hard, but that was the only way I could get rid of the hair.

Is the real product good though? Do you have to rub really hard until your skin gets red just to get it to work?

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#74643 - 05/22/10 08:47 PM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: thenali]
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I have used Smooth Away and was not impressed. It did not smooth away the hair. A competitor -Velvet Touch- works well for me and works best on fine hair. Velvet Touch (purple/sensitive) is painless and effective but Velvet Touch (pink/normal) is very painful to use and leaves the skin feeling irritated!

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#75766 - 06/20/10 09:53 PM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: hfx]
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Where did you get the Velvet Touch from?

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#75772 - 06/21/10 12:15 AM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: Taffy]
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I used a product somewhat like this on my legs... it works quite well. Mine was pretty much a cone of very fine sandpaper. The friction generates heat but I didn't end up with a rash or anything. I think you'd have to be careful that you didn't do it on sensitive areas. I stopped using it because... I couldn't be bothered.
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#76281 - 07/05/10 10:32 PM Re: New friction product: Smooth Away [Re: Taffy]
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I bought it from Lawtons in Canada but you can also get it at Walmart. Unfortunately the purple coloured pads (for sensitive skin- very gentle on the skin) aren't in the stores anymore but you can buy them online from the company. They thankfully no longer sell the dark pink ones (very harsh on the skin!) but the light pink ones are still available in store (not as gentle as the purple ones but much gentler than the dark pink ones).

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