Tend Skin Liquid

by Tend Skin  
$20 - 4 fl. oz.
Poor Read Member Comments
Add To Faves»

Want to buy this product?

Skin Care > Specialty Products > Specialty Skin Care Products
Last Updated:
Jar Packaging:
Tested On Animals:

Tend Skin Liquid was “discovered” by a dentist’s patient, has been available for years, and has a formula that has remained unchanged, which isn’t good news. It’s a toner-like product that contains a lot of isopropyl alcohol, which can be drying and irritating to skin (making it completely inappropriate as an after-shave or for soothing razor bumps). The ingredient that works to reduce the prevalence of ingrown hairs and bumpiness is aspirin (acetylsalicylate). Aspirin is indeed an effective anti-inflammatory and anti-itch agent when applied to skin, just as it is when consumed orally (Sources: Dermatology Nursing, August 2004, pages 325–328; Journal of Immunology, December 2002, pages 7063–7070; Acta-Dermato Venereologica, January 1997, pages 46–48; and Pain, September 1995, pages 339–347).

Although putting aspirin in an alcohol base enhances its penetration into the skin, the irritation from the alcohol causes an inflammatory reaction and generates free-radical damage on its own, which completely negates the benefits of the aspirin. The claim that no other product in the world can do what Tend Skin does is without basis in fact, because there are other lines that put aspirin in their “after-shave” products (Paula's Choice has one). And you could always make an aspirin toner of your own by crushing a few tablets in distilled water and mixing it with a couple of drops of glycerin.

l Cream FoundationTend Skin is pricey for what you get, and although I cannot say you won’t get any results from it, there is no question that those results, however notable, come at the cost of irritation, which is a detriment for the long-term health of your skin. By the way, using a well-formulated (meaning pH-correct and irritant-free) beta hydroxy acid (BHA) product is also a great way to soothe skin after shaving. That’s because BHA (salicylic acid) is closely related to aspirin and shares its anti-inflammatory prowess.

Effectively reduces the appearance of unsightly razor bumps. Regular application will reduce the appearance of existing ingrown hairs without tweezing. There is no other product that will reduce the appearance of ingrown hairs.

Isopropyl Alcohol, Water (reverse osmosis), Propylene Glycol, Acetylsalicylate, Glycerin, Cyclomethicone

There isn't a whole lot to Tend Skin because they sell only two products, one a plus and one a minus. Perhaps the most stunning comment is the fact that their namesake product, meant to soothe freshly shaved and irritated skin, carries a warning that it is flammable because of its alcohol content! That makes me burn just thinking about it!

For more information about Tend Skin, call (800) 940-8423 or visit www.tendskin.com.

Member Comments

Summary of Member Comments

  1. How would you rate the results? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
  2. Was this product a good value? (4 = Best)

    1 / 4 Poor
  3. Would you recommend this product? (4 = Best)

    2 / 4 Average
Page of 1
  1. Anonymous
    Reviewed on Monday, April 07, 2014
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    Didn't work for me and made my legs and hands peel
    • I struggled with ingrown hairs for years, and thought Tend would help. I used it faithfully for about week each time I did my legs and/or bikini area with an epilator. There was no change in the frequency of bumps/ingrown hairs, and my legs and hands got extremely dry, to the point of flakiness. This happened each time I went through a cycle of using Tend. I wish I'd seen this review first. Paula's Choice Skin Relief Treatment worked much better, though I still get some bumps.

  2. Liz
    Reviewed on Saturday, February 16, 2013
    • Recommend
      4 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      4 / 4
    • I have been using tend skin for years! I get ingrown hairs in underarms, bikini and legs. I use tend skin on underarms and bikini EVERY time after my shower. I use the rollerball applicator. I have not had an ingrown, red rash, itchiness or irritation ONCE since using this everyday.This products has been such a life saver in those bikini moments.

You May Also Like These Products From Paula's Choice

About the Experts

Paula Begoun is the best-selling author of 20 books on skin care and makeup. She is known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop and creator of Paula's Choice. Paula's expertise has led to hundreds of appearances on national and international television including:

View Media Highlights


The Paula's Choice Research Team is dedicated to helping you find the absolute best products for your skin, using research-based criteria to review beauty products from an honest, balanced perspective. Each member of the team was personally trained by Paula herself.

585633-IIS5 v1.0.0.344 10/25/2014 12:42:56 AM
Skip to Top of Page
FREE Shipping on Everything   |   FREE Antioxidant Retinol Serum on $50+   |   5 FREE Samples

Create an Account

Create Account»
  • »

New Customers

You will have the option to create an account after you have submitted your order.