Strip It! Down to Basics
Additional photo courtesy of Strip It! Special Thanks to Ms. Arlette Alvarado of Strip It Beauty Products and Sugar It Waxing Salon
While we’re all talking about the new year, annual projects, and goal-setting, let’s not forget to include an equally important matter in our lives—ourselves. For most people, they want to get healthier or more fit this year. But let’s strip it down to basics, shall we? Have we looked back on our hygiene and beauty regimen for the past year?
Body hair may be one of the minutest details of our physical selves, but controlling its appearance can spell the difference between self-conscious and self-confidence. Especially nowadays and in the near-advent of summer, we’d rather be in culottes and flowy skirts than in inhibiting jeans, we really have to look good to feel good (among other things, of course).
Last year, there was a boom in the cold wax industry. And although I’ve been meaning to get into it earlier, I can’t seem to find a specific brand that suits me, my time, and budget. Until, of course, I found out about Strip It!
Strip It! is a ready-to-use hair removal sugaring (also known as Egyptian sugar wax). It is all-natural (made from sugar, honey, and calamansi), hypoallergenic, and soluble in water so it’s safe to use on the face, body, bikini area, and even on sensitive skin. It also exfoliates dead cells, moisturizes, and promotes skin lightening!
Sugaring is epilation or removing hair from its roots. Hair is unseen for 2-4 weeks unlike shaving or using hair removal creams. Sugaring also helps keep hair growth sparse and thin the more often you use it.
The Strip It! Sugaring kit includes four cloth strips, a wooden applicator spatula, the wax tub, and information with instructions on how to effectively use the product. Because the sugar wax is soluble in water, it washes off the cloth strips and spatula very easily so you can reuse them however much you like.
The step-by-step instructions are a breeze to follow. I was padding on wax and stripping like a pro in just a few repetitions. The wax smells great, too since it’s mostly honey.
It was actually the first time after waxing that I felt so hair-free! Strip It! wasn’t hard to use and didn’t miss a single strand. It also didn’t have that residual sticky feeling, and it left your skin supple and soft. It took me just about half an hour doing both legs. I saved time going to and fro the salon, with the same great results.
They have 100g (P130), 200g (P200) and 350g (P295) sugar tubs. If you’re just trying out the product, you can opt for the 100g, good for two uses. But if I were you, I’ll get the biggest tub right away and stick with it! I highly recommend it!
You can find them in Sesou Nature Source at the following malls:
1. G/F Trinoma near Sarabia Optical
2. G/F Glorietta 3 near Regatta
3. G/F Market!Market! near Mercury Drug
Garden Wing Basement, Alabang Town Center.
They also have distributors at the following:
1. Cerana Farms #12 Handicrafts Village, Tiendesitas, Pasig
2. Poshnails, Marikina Maryland 1 Bldg, Gil Fernando Ave cor Estrador St. (intersection of Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall)
3. Gorganics Eco Store, level 2 Marquee Mall, Pampanga
4. Sugar It! Waxing Salon 98 Avenida Rizal, Molino, Bacoor, Cavite.