Did you know that most shaving related skin concerns are not caused by the razor but are the result of inadequate skin preparation and post-shave care?
Optiphi formulated a two-step, easy and convenient system, to incorporate into your daily shaving routine to improve the shaving experience and reduce trauma to the skin during a shave. To fit into our fast-paced lives, the two-step system can alternatively be used as a cleanser and moisturizer as a daily skincare regime. ‘Trauma associated with poor shaving techniques, inferior products and lack of regular skincare conspire to diminish the skin barrier, which creates a further challenge to skin health.’ Head of Formulations, Optiphi Research & Development.
Skin issues associated with poor hair removal approaches are common and include, irritation, razor burn, even nicks and cuts from grooming as well as trapped or ingrown hairs. The two-step system specifically targets the skin issues by focussing on shaving in the following way
1. Pre-Shave preparation
The force required to cut hair decreases dramatically as hydration increases. The second consideration is exfoliation, to prepare the skin and hair for the shave, creating a smooth shaving surface. The first consideration in pre-shave preparation is to reduce the hair cutting force required, which
directly translates in improved shaving comfort.
2. Post-shave treatment
The post-shave focus addresses skin hydration to target razor traumatized skin, while emollients concentrate on protection and lubrication, leaving the skin smooth and soft to minimize razor-related skin problems. Barrier restoration is another key focus after the process of shaving is completed.