I Shaved My Bikini Line With This Men’s Anti-Razor Bump Razor And Here’s What Happened

2. What up,
y’all?! My name is Essence and I’m a
beauty editor at BuzzFeed. Every six weeks or so, I get a
bikini wax. But recently, I skipped my wax appointment and
tried Bevel
Shaving System, a men’s anti-razor bump grooming set.

What up, y'all?! My name is Essence and I'm a beauty editor at BuzzFeed. Every six weeks or so, I get a bikini wax. But recently, I skipped my wax appointment and tried Bevel Shaving System, a men's anti-razor bump grooming set.

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Essence Gant

It’s a subscription
box that ships every three months. Each order has three
months’ worth of supplies, and the total subscription, which
includes nine months’ worth of product, is $89.85. Canceling
is free and you can stop your subscription at any time.

For this review, however, Bevel was provided to BuzzFeed free
of charge. This is not a paid advertisement, though, and we
were not obligated to feature the brand. In other words, I’m
about to give you the realness!

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5. Inside
my Bevel box was the razor handle, 60 blades, a badger brush,
priming oil, shave cream, and restoring balm.

Inside my Bevel box was the razor handle, 60 blades, a badger brush, priming oil, shave cream, and restoring balm.

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The products looked like something a fancy grandpa who smokes
out of a pipe and wears ascots would use. Okay then! I see
you, Bevel!

The priming oil is a protectant formulated with
lavender, olive, and castor oils. It’s supposed to soften the
hair and calm the skin before shaving to prevent tugging and

The badger brush is like an exfoliant, lifting hairs
in preparation for the shave. It also helps to work up a
nice, creamy lather with the shave cream. The shave
hydrates the skin and hairs for an easy, smooth

And the restoring balm is alcohol-free (NO
BURN), made
with lactic and salicylic acids to help gently exfoliate and
even your skin tone. It also contains oat kernel, tea tree
oil, and jojoba oil to prevent irritation, dryness, and

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6. Here’s
how it works:

Here's how it works:

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Step 1: Apply the priming oil to the area you’ll be
Step 2: Dampen the badger brush with warm water and
squeeze a little shaving cream onto the brush.
Step 3: In a strong circular motion, use the brush to
apply the cream to the area you’re going to shave.
Step 4: Shave with the grain in steady strokes,
rinsing cream and hair off of the razor as you go to avoid

The site claims that applying pressure is not necessary, and
instead advises users to shave at a 30 degree angle. Here’s
their demo for
how to get a good shave. For a closer shave, Bevel
suggests adding more shave cream to the brush and repeating
steps three and four.

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7. After
thoroughly reading the instructions on the back of the
packaging, I took the razor where no razor’s gone in a long-ass
time and began my bikini shave!

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I took extra precaution and exfoliated my bikini area with
one of my fave products,
Bekura Pecan & Vanilla Bath Sugar Sorbet, just to
make sure all of the hairs were lifted. Hairs that are
tightly curled or not fully surfaced from the skin are razor
bump traps!

I then followed each step to a T, using the Bevel products. I
was surprised as to how close the shave was and how neat it
looked. I didn’t even have to pull my skin for a close shave.
My skin also felt smooth, which I wasn’t expecting; I thought
it was gonna be all stubbly and stuff. There was no
irritation. Things still looked good that night, but it did
look like a small amount of hair was already growing back.

The next morning, I hopped up out the bed, turned my swag on,
AND STILL NO INGROWNS! I exfoliated again in the shower, only
because I was still a little nervous and wanted to make sure
my hairs didn’t try my life and grow back too curly or
anything. I applied some more of the balm, as suggested in
the Bevel instructions. I exfoliated the area again in the
shower before bed that night, and I decided from then on to
exfoliate at least once a day to make sure the hairs could
grow back through the surface with ease.

*The razors are disposable. I threw them away after each
use, even though they were still sharp, to prevent any kind
of irritation or infection.

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By Day Three, the little hair that did grow back was pretty
short and looked neat, so shaving wasn’t really necessary. I
just put on a little balm and went on with my day.

Over the next four days I exfoliated consistently, every
morning and sometimes at night. I also kept putting a little
pea-sized drop of the balm on each time I took a shower. Less
hair grew back than I thought and I couldn’t even see it on
my bikini line when I put on my underwear. I was in shock
that there wasn’t any irritation, ingrowns, or itchiness.
Like, not even the slightest itch! All PRAISES TO BLACK

I shaved again on Day Eight just for the hell of it. The hair
was still really manageable, but I wanted to cycle through
another week or so of the same routine to see if the results
were different. And again, I had no irritation — AT ALL. Not
a razor bump, not an itch, and no redness!

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Before I started getting bikini waxes six years ago, I found
shaved hair to be annoyingly itchy, and the effort I had to
put into preventing razor bumps was just too much. BUT THIS

Also, I used the razor on my legs and underarms, and my skin
was so smoooth! It was actually smoother than when I
use regular drugstore razors. The shave was nice and close,
without me having to apply pressure, and it had my legs and
pits on point!

I’m strongly considering continuing my subscription because
now I know that I can use it on basically all of my body
hair. In the long-run, it’s more affordable to pay $89 to
have nearly a year’s supply, and it’s more convenient for me
than running to the drugstore every time my bikini line needs
a touchup or my legs look like Chewbacca.

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11. Now
that I’ve found a shave system that works, would I stop
waxing all together?

Personally, no. Here’s why: For one, I also get my butt strip
done and I ain’t trying to have a sharp object all up in my
cheeks. And two, it just suits my schedule better to go see
my wax girl every six weeks and not have to worry about the

I would, however, use it in emergency situations—like when I
sleep past my wax appointments. It’s also good to have on
standby to maintain my bikini area in between appointments,
like when I want to go swimming but I’m not in need of a full

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