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Magic Shave Powder - How to use, Reviews, and side effects

August 17, 2018

Magic Shave Powder

SoftSheen-Carson is the company behind the Magic Shave Powder product.  There are several different varieties including Gold Fragrant, Regular Strength, Extra Strength, and platinum conditioning with Aloe and Vitamin E. 

What is Magic Shave Powder

It’s a powder used to remove unwanted hair without using a razor.  Most commonly used by those that face issues with razor burn and ingrown hairs.

 Mixing the powder with water creates a paste that breaks down hair rather than cutting it off with a razor.

How to use Magic Shave Powder

  • Mix shave powder (.5 to 2 tsp) with equal amounts of water
  • Mix to create a paste like consistency (not too thick or too runny)
  • Apply to area where hair is to be removed
  • Leave it for 5 minutes
  • Wipe product off with washcloth
  • Rinse with cool water
  • Do not use this product within 36 hours of previously using a razor on your skin.

How does it work?

The word Depilatory means to remove unwanted hair.  It does this by chemically dissolving hair into a jelly like substance that can be wiped away from your skin.

How long does it last?

A 4.5 ounce container of Magic Shaving powder will last between 10 to 15 uses.

Side Effects

It does not require a razor, so it minimizes razor burn and ingrown hairs.  Unfortunately the chemicals used can irritate the skin.  Those with sensitive skin are especially susceptible to irritation.

The best way to learn how your skin will react is to apply a very small amount to a small area on your skin to see how it reacts.  

Where to buy Magic Shave Powder

It’s available in drug stores, and retails stores such as Walmart across the U.S. and Canada.  If you are buying online then Amazon is probably the fastest and lowest cost option.  Check for the latest price

They come as an individual product and also come in packs of 3, or 12 for people that regularly use it.


Consumers of this product experience a wide range of results.  Everything from it works wonderful to it doesn’t work at all.  Others complain about the irritation and most everyone doesn’t care for the smell of it.

Having said that those that need to use the product due to issues with using razors love it.  It’s the only thing that really helps remove hair without causing other issues from razor burn and ingrown hairs.

If you are a first time user just make sure you take the precautions mentioned before about trying it out on a small area.  Another option to help reduce razor bumps and razor burn is to use a single blade razor.


The ingredients vary between the different lines of product.  Below is a sample ingredient list from the Gold Fragrant Magic Shave Powder.

Corn Starch Zea Mays , Calcium Carbonate , Calcium Thioglycolate , Calcium Hydroxide , Guanidine Carbonate , Fragrance Parfum , Eugenol , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Linalool , Benzyl Benzoate , Citronellol.

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