Ingrown hair treatment solutions are probably what you have tried to get rid of the inward growing hairs in various parts of your body. Read on find out more on popular solutions such as Anthony logistics, Kalo Spray Inhibitor, penchant bare and other medications.
Anthony Logistics Ingrown Hair Treatment Solution Review
What is it and how does it work
The Anthony Logistics for ingrown hair treatment is renowned skin care brand. It is a gel complex consisting of salicylic acid, glycolic acid and phytic acids. These are chemicals that are instrumental in the treatment of ingrown hairs.
It has been developed for men and borrowed by women for use against ingrown hairs. The fusion of its natural ingredients and some technologically prepared, is responsible for the tremendous results it has had on its reviews.
Here are its benefits with regard to its ingredients:
This chemical is a known exfoliating agent. It is the smallest α-hydroxy acid which is colorless and hygroscopic. When used on the skin, it aids in the elimination of dead skin cells. It is these dead skin cells that may lead to clogging up of the pores and trap hair underneath the skin.
Salicylic acid has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been added to Anthony Logistics for Ingrown hair treatment for these properties. They work well to reduce inflammation and prevent or treat infection.
It is therefore important for the prevention of complication of the ingrown hair bump into an ingrown hair boil or ingrown hair cyst. It also has exfoliating properties. It therefore removes dead skin cells and prevents more ingrown hairs from occurring.
This chemical works to remove the dead skin cells that are accumulated underneath the bump and also those that clog up the pores.
Willowherb (Epilobium Angustifolium)
This is an extract of the flower, leaf or stem of the plant. It has antimicrobial and anti-pruritic properties on the skin. Hence, the itch that accompanies ingrown hairs is alleviated by this compound in the product.
It owes its properties to its active molecule Oenothein-B which has wide anti-inflammatory activity. It also has anti-tumor activity and scavenges on free radicals hence faster healing of the inflamed bump. One research done in North America and Europe showed that it performs better than 1% hydrocortisone cream in the treatment of inflammation.
Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
This is an essential oil. It is obtained from the distillation process of a lavender species. The oil comprises phytochemicals that include linalool and linalyl acetate. For the benefit of the lesion that has been formed by the ingrown hair, it acts as a circulatory stimulant on the skin. This helps the skin cells initially deprived of nutrients rejuvenate. Lavender oil is also known to contain astringent properties and anti-oxidant activity. It therefore speeds up the wound healing of the ingrown hair inflammation.
Apart from the above mentioned ingredients, this product also has the following with the purpose of playing a non-pharmaceutical role:, SD Alcohol, Propylene Glycol Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Blue 1 (Ci42090), Ammonium Hydroxide Saccharide Isomerate, Yellow 5 (CI 019140 Water Purified). These ingredients are either anti-oxidants, preservatives or excipients that enhance the delivery of the active principal.
To use this product, follow the steps below:
- After you are done with shaving, apply a generous amount. Do this too before you retire to bed on a dry but clean skin.
- You should apply on areas that you have just shaved sparingly such as the cheeks, jaw and neckline.
- Persevere the tingling associated with its application so that you do not scratch your skin and open the ingrown hair bumps.
- Use it for the maintenance of ingrown hair free skin every other day. This prevent the recurrence of this condition. Fortunately, it can be used daily.
- Make sure that you apply a moisturizer after applying.
What is best suited for?
It is best suited for skin that has clogged up pore due to dead skin. It is equally effective against bacteria that may cause infections. All skin types can benefit from this product. Its soothing effect owing to the lavender oil and the willowherb make it suitable for treatment and alleviation of pruritis or irritation.
Pros and Cons
It is meant for external use only and therefore contact to open wounds may cause excessive irritation. It can cause irritation in addition to that caused by ingrown hairs. It should be discontinued at this stage. The ingredients in the product may be an allergen to your skin. It therefore requires that everyone test with a small patch of your skin such as on the wrist. It can cause side effects such as eczema, stinging pain and itching, burning sensation and hypersensitivity reaction.
It is however still a very powerful product as it offers a full-fledged package that aims to reduce the pain, inflammation, exfoliate and treat the infection.
Kalo Ingrown Hair Treatment-Spray & Inhibitor
Kalo is another remedy to ingrown hairs that is natural and herbal. It improves and reduces the symptoms associated with ingrown hairs such as occurs in razor burns, bumps, neckline ingrown hairs and those that occur on other areas of the body. It is a brainchild of Canadians.
Kalo is best applied after any form of hair removal procedure such as waxing, plucking, shaving, epilation and electrolysis.
It is meant for external use only and features treatment of ingrown hiars, razor bumps, soothing effect on irritation caused by ingrown hairs and a spray bottle making it very convenient to use and the spreadability.
To those who are allergic to sulfur content of aspirin, this product does not contain acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)/Aspirin. It is therefore safe to apply for such people.
The ingredients found in this product include the following with some benefits they have:
- Isopropyl Alcohol – acts as an antiseptic with antimicrobial and fungicidal properties.
- Aloe Barbadensis Gel – this gel has broad activity including antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Sugar Cane – has glycolic acid which is an exfoliating agent and has anti-inflammatory properties.
- Orange and Lemon – has vitamin E and C that aims to reduce free radicals in the lesion and promote faster healing.
- Allantoin – This medication is used as a moisturizer to treat or prevent dry, rough, scaly, itchy skin and minor skin irritations.
- Glycerin – a moisturizer. It also prevents the skin from being dehydrated.
- Menthol – an astringent that also alleviates pain. It leaves a cooling effect on the skin reducing the pain felt.
- Willow Bark – it contains a chemical known as salicin that acts in the same way as aspirin. It reduces inflammation of the ingrown hair.
Other ingredients include: Distilled water, Polysorbate-20, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Billberry, , Sugar Maple, Matricaria, Comfrey, Extracts, , Panthenol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Blycerin, Fructose, Urea, Niacinamide, Inositol, Sodium Benzoate, Ascorbic Acid, Lactic Acid.
Kalo is applied in the following way:
- Apply after any form of hair removal
- Use a cotton wool to apply sparingly on the areas affected. Massage thoroughly.
- You will require to use a spray if it is a large surface area such as after shaving, waxing or depilatory hair removal procedure.
- Apply 2 – 3 times daily until you notice no signs of ingrown hairs.
Kalo may cause adverse reactions such as irritation, burning sensation, tingling of the skin and hives.
The Kalo inhibitor is a product that inhibits the growth of hair and is a very economical way to do so. If you think that the hair you are frequently shaving is growing too fast, then you could use Kalo Inhibitor.
Penchant Bare Ingrown Hair Treatment Solution
It is a very effective treatment for painful ingrown hairs. It is a product packed with the witch hazel making the skin cleaner and easier to remove ingrown hairs
It has anti-inflammatory and anti-pruritic properties that soothe your skin. It works when applied on any part of the body in both men and women. It has long lasting effects such that you do not have to apply often.
Witch hazel is a topical astringent that seeks to maintain the moisture content of your skin. It is a product of Hamamelis virginiana and has activity against irritation and inflammation.
Its ingredients include: Water, Alcohol, Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone, Propanediol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hordeum vulgare Seed Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Ammonium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Epilobium angustifolium, , Dextran, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-8, Salicylic Acid.
The activity of most of the main ingredients have been described in the previous sections.
Directions for use:
Apply on dry skin after you have done any hair removal procedure. You can repeat to up to 3 times per day.
Other Treatment Options-Medicine for ingrown hair
This includes hydrocortisone cream 1% concentration. You can get this in different brands in the pharmacy. When applied twice daily, it reduces inflammation and helps reduce the redness and pain.
Renova (tretinoin)/Retin A (Retinoids)
These are anti-acne drugs. Retin-A is a drug that exfoliates the skin removing dead skin cells. This help unclog the skin pores and allow the hair to grow normally. They also decrease the number of acne pimples. They too allow quick healing of the acne. Retinoids is the general class that comprises tretinoin, an All Trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA).
Antibiotics that are beneficial to the treatment of ingrown hairs include clindamycin, erythromycin and amoxicillin. They are also used in the treatment of acne.
hey should be used only on prescription after a lab test has been done. Other antibiotics include fusidic acid. Some fusidic acid medications are combined with hydrocortisone such as ‘Facid’