I have sensitive skin, and I'm prone to breakouts, so shaving my face has always been a challenge. After shaving, I often get a stinging sensation and I am likely to get ingrown hairs. I tried the Glyder Styptic Balm, which is used to seal nicks and cuts after shaving - and for me it helped with some skin issues associated with shaving.
We've all had the experience of getting a nick or cut from shaving. That's when most of us fuss with a roll of toilet paper and try to stop the bleeding with little paper wads. It's always amazing how shaving nicks can keep bleeding for a long time, and sometimes removing the toilet paper causes it to start again.
That's why Kaivan Dave – a startup entrepreneur in Chicago, IL – invented Glyder. Not only does Glyder seal up small cuts, but it also helps prevent ingrown hairs and razor burn and soothes the skin. The product is called a "Styptic Balm" - meaning it is used to stop bleeding. Most other styptic balms out there are chalky or have alcohol in them. However, Glyder uses simple ingredients, including: Tea Tree Oil, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera, and Jojoba. All of these natural extracts help heal the skin and stop the burning sensation of a fresh shave. Plus Tea Trea Oil is a natural antiseptic, so it helps prevent infection (breakouts).
It looks like a chapstick, costs only $10 (with free shipping!), and it's easy to use. So when Glyder reached out to me, I was excited to see what it does.
I shaved, gave the product a try, and I made a video of my review:
Though I didn't cut myself shaving (thankfully) I did apply Glyder to different parts of my face that were irritated. For me, irritation happens where the razor aggravates areas that I already have breakouts or acne. My skin also gets new irritation from a close shave. So, I applied the Glyder in circular motions on the affected areas, and I immediately felt a cooling and soothing effect from the balm.
The stinging/burning of my face was instantly relieved, and it also felt a bit protected by the balm. I notice that right after I shave my skin is prone to break out since my pores are exposed – shaving is a form of exfoliation, after all. But Glyder felt like it formed a protective layer. So I waited a few days to report back on whether it had prevented some skin issues...
Now I've waited a few days to report back, and I can confirm that after 3 days I have not had a single new breakout where I shaved. Normally, I would have gotten a couple new breakouts. So it seems that Glyder helped me avoid some of the dreaded after-effects of shaving.
Thanks Glyder for letting my try this revolutionary product. All guys with sensitive or problematic skin should try it out! And soon they plan to have a similar product for women.
This post is sponsored, but the review and opinions are my own.