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Smoothing Solution

Calming Gel Exfoliant

  • for body
  • 5 fl oz
  • fragrance free

Finally: a chemical exfoliant made specifically for body. It’s formulated with premium ingredients normally reserved for the face (tried-and-true lactic acid and soothing agents like centella) to address common tone and texture concerns below the neck. The gelled serum applies neatly and absorbs quickly, incorporating easily under your preferred body lotion, allowing you to maintain visibly and physically smoothed skin.

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  1. keratosis pilaris—bumps on back of arms, thighs, and hips
  2. crepey skin
  3. areas prone to ingrown hair
  4. discoloration of elbows, knees, and underarms
  5. gentle exfoliation of neck and chest
  6. strawberry skin—discoloration of hair follicles, especially on legs

Not Good For

  1. highly sensitive skin
  2. sunburned skin
  3. irritated skin
  4. active breakouts
  5. using prior to waxing
  • CONTAINS
  • 10%

    LACTIC ACID

    [exfoliant]

  • 5%

    UREA

    [moisturizer, exfoliant]

Water/Aqua/Eau, Lactic Acid, Urea, Sodium Hydroxide, Trehalose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Glycerin, Arnica Montana Extract, Panthenol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate.

Water/Aqua/Eau [solvent], Lactic Acid [exfoliant], Urea [moisturizer, exfoliant], Sodium Hydroxide [pH adjuster], Trehalose [skin-conditioning agent], Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose [thickener], Glycerin [humectant], Arnica Montana Flower Extract [skin-conditioning agent], Panthenol [skin-conditioning agent], Centella Asiatica Extract [skin-conditioning agent], Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder [skin-conditioning agent], Sodium Hyaluronate [skin-conditioning agent], Phenoxyethanol [preservative], Ethylhexylglycerin [preservative], Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate [chelating agent].

This is a clear, spreadable gel containing alpha hydroxy acid that dissolves build-up of dead skin cells with soothing ingredients that help calm visible irritation.

pH Level is 3.7
This formula is vegan.
Soft Services does not test on animals.

Use on clean, dry skin before moisturizer. Apply a thin layer on areas of the body that are uneven in texture or color. For best results use once daily, and protect skin from sun exposure.

Sunburn alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

Warning: Use only as directed. Avoid contact with the eyes and intimate areas. If irritation occurs, discontinue use and consult a physician.

Do not use before waxing. If planning to wax, wait at least one week from last use of an AHA product like Smoothing Solution to avoid irritation.

Tube: 100% aluminum
Cap: 100% polypropylene plastic
Carton: 100% responsibly sourced, FSC-certified paper
Carton Liner: 100% paper

See this page for recycling instructions.

Reviews

26 Customer Reviews

(4.5) average rating

92% recommend this product

  • jen Verified Purchase

    Gender: Female

    Age: 50

    Skin Tone: Fair

    Relevant Concerns: calloused, dry, dehydrated skin, chicken skin

    Verified Purchase

    Smooth Operator I have been using the Smoothing Solution for a while now (I'm currently on my third tube). I apply a quarter-sized amount onto all my bits (backs of a...
    I would recommend this product to: anyone with skin
  • Hannah Verified Purchase

    Gender: Female

    Age: 24

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Keratosis pilaris

    Verified Purchase

    Love it! I’ve been using the smoothing solution for 3 or 4 weeks and have started to notice a difference. I like that it’s fragrance free and dries down quickl...
    I would recommend this product to: People trying to calm redness and uneven texture
  • Hilary Verified Purchase

    Gender: Female

    Age: 33

    Skin Tone: Light

    Relevant Concerns: Coarse hair + sensitive skin, in-growns

    Verified Purchase

    Great for sensitive skin, and it replaced my deodorant Been using this for about a month now and I love it. It's the only thing that has worked to keep my bikini area calm and smooth post-shave. BONUS: It'...
    I would recommend this product to: Any and everyone who plans to shave regularly this summer
  • Reviews

    26 Customer Reviews

    (4.5) average rating

    92% recommend this product

    • jen Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 50

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: calloused, dry, dehydrated skin, chicken skin

      Verified Purchase

      Smooth Operator I have been using the Smoothing Solution for a while now (I'm currently on my third tube). I apply a quarter-sized amount onto all my bits (backs of arms, knees, thighs, butt, etc.) with plenty to spare. It has NO SCENT and spreads like a DREAM. It absorbs immediately, and I follow with the Carea Cream.
      I would recommend this product to: anyone with skin
    • Hannah Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 24

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Keratosis pilaris

      Verified Purchase

      Love it! I’ve been using the smoothing solution for 3 or 4 weeks and have started to notice a difference. I like that it’s fragrance free and dries down quickly, and I’m *obsessed* with the packaging. The big squeeze tube design makes me excited to use it!
      I would recommend this product to: People trying to calm redness and uneven texture
    • Hilary Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 33

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Coarse hair + sensitive skin, in-growns

      Verified Purchase

      Great for sensitive skin, and it replaced my deodorant Been using this for about a month now and I love it. It's the only thing that has worked to keep my bikini area calm and smooth post-shave. BONUS: It's also a pretty great deodorant! Just shaved my (super sensitive) armpits for the first time in a while, so I used this to calm things down and prevent in-growns, and noticed it acted like deodorant. So now, after showering/in the AM, I put this on instead of deodorant. Two birds, one stone. Even kept my B.O. at bay this past weekend in near 90-degree heat! Will repurchase when I run out, but since the tube is so generous and you truly need just a bit, I don't see that happening for some time.
      I would recommend this product to: Any and everyone who plans to shave regularly this summer
    • Samantha Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 24

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: KP, strawberry legs, and discoloration

      Verified Purchase

      Wish I would’ve discovered it sooner This product is AMAZING. I’ve struggled with KP on my upper arms and strawberry legs for my entire life and have tried what feels like thousands of products. All claiming to help reduce the appearance of the bumps and discoloration but not seeing any results until I came across this product and decided to give it a try. Put it on after my usual exfoliating and shower routine and went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning and felt my arms, I couldn’t believe how much softer they were after 1 use. I’ve used it for the past few weeks and my KP is barely visible now. My strawberry legs have also gotten so much better after using this consistently. Definitely recommend!
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone who deals with bumpy skin or discoloration in the hair follicle.
    • Lola Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 28

      Skin Tone: Dark

      Relevant Concerns: KP, eczema, body acne, uneven skin tone + texture

      Verified Purchase

      The best of the best! My favorite body exfoliant! I was really drawn to this at first because of the texture. It's a gel that you leave on so its different from most body exfoliants i've used. I like this product the most for my KP. after 3 weeks of consistent use, I saw a big difference in reduced KP on my arms especially. I like using this when my skin texture is really uneven, bumpy, needs to be smoothed out! I think this is also my favorite Soft Services product in general 💚
      I would recommend this product to: KP, strawberry/bumpy skin
    • Melissa

      Gender: Female

      Age: 38

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP, ingrown hairs, dullness

      KP solved How I wish I had this back in high school, when I was absolutely mortified by the KP on my arms. The best thing would have been for me to realize how cute I was back then and how much it didn't matter, but this is a close second! My arms cleared dramatically within days. I use a small amount every few days to maintain, plus after shaving or waxing.
      I would recommend this product to: anyone with KP!
    • Jill Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 42

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Little bumps, discoloration, felt like moisturizer wasn't sinking into my skin, just sitting on top

      Verified Purchase

      Brightness and texture improvement results Loved this purchase! It made a difference in my skin texture and brightness in about a week; people in my life noticed too. The tube seemed big but I'm realizing I can use it on other areas like elbows and knees. Will 100% buy again and recommend.
      I would recommend this product to: I would, and I have
    • Dasaun Verified Purchase

      Gender: Male

      Age: 22

      Skin Tone: Dark

      Relevant Concerns: uneven texture

      Verified Purchase

      Effective and good for sensitive skin Consistent usage yields immediate benefits for the skin, especially in areas that are prone to ingrown hairs or are especially sensitive to exfoliation.
      I would recommend this product to: People looking for a non-physical form of exfoliation
    • Diego Verified Purchase

      Gender: Male

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Verified Purchase

      Baby soft skin instantly! The Smoothing Solution has become a staple in my body skincare. It glides on effortlessly and the results are almost instant. Baby soft, glowing skin! Works great for evening out tone and texture as well!
      I would recommend this product to: Everyone!
    • Sarah Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 29

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Bumps from tight leggings

      Verified Purchase

      Awesome product that actually works as advertised I love the consistency of this product. It goes on so easily! I originally bought it for bumps that came from wearing tight workout clothes but after I month I ended up using it on my entire body to get smooth skin everywhere! I love that you only need a small amount to cover a large area so the tube will last forever!
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone!
    • Anne

      Gender: Female

      Age: 43

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Dry skin, eczema, redness

      Favorite body product I have used I use this and the lotion together, after the shower. Yes it is a little sticky going on, but when I use it after showering and then apply their lotion after, I’m fine to get dressed within 10 minutes and it doesn’t stay sticky - in fact my skin is super smooth and hydrated without feeling at all greasy. I love that this feels like how I take care of my face - in a product that makes sense for the rest of my body! The acids aren’t too much, and have been a huge help with “Chicago winter skin”. I have never had a product work this well for exfoliating the body - even much more expensive products - love it.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone
    • Janine Verified Purchase

      Gender: Male

      Age: 38

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: only KP, thankfully

      Verified Purchase

      Post-baby KP worse than ever. This works! I've had KP for most of my life and been able to manage more or less with Cerave SA lotion but after having a baby last year my KP was worse than ever before. After 2 uses I could notice the smoothing solution working. After seeing how well this worked I then ordered the buffing bar and my arms are smoother than I can ever remember them being. (I have been using both products 2x a week. The KP is not 100% gone, but like 85% gone so far. To say I am impressed is an understatement.)
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone with KP, mild or severe.
    • Jill Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 22

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: body acne, uneven texture

      Verified Purchase

      Getting over a rough patch (of skin) If you have any areas of rough skin or uneven texture on your body, this will help smooth them. Some of the rough patches I've been dealing with for years and have never had any success with have finally shown results with this gel. A small amount goes a long way, as does using it on a regular basis.
      I would recommend this product to: anyone with skin texture concerns
    • Danielle Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 26

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Post shave bumps

      Verified Purchase

      Hello silky soft skin!... Hello silky soft skin! I absolutely love the quick to absorb formulation of this product. My legs have never felt softer and even prevented any post shaving bumps. Don’t walk, run to get this in your body care routine!
      I would recommend this product to: Any skin type since this formula has skin soothing ingredients! I gave pretty sensitive skin and didn’t experience any irritation from the lactic acid
    • Nicole

      Gender: Female

      Age: 26

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: KP, dry skin, discoloration

      Love this body gel! First off the bottle is much bigger than I expected! Love that. It also is fragrance free and the application is easy and soaks into skin nicely! I’ve used this product twice already and I think it is helping a lot with my dry skin on my legs, and also with my KP. I can’t wait to see what my skin looks like after two weeks of use it’s going at such a good rate right now.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone who wants soft or even skin!
    • Kim Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: -

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Ingrown hair

      Tester

      Holy grail. Have been looking for a product like this and been through so many different oils, scrubs, gels etc for stubborn ingrowns. I use this a few times a week and it's super gentle but very powerful. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.
      I would recommend this product to: -
    • Emma Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 32

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Rough skin

      Verified Purchase

      Can't live without it I am addicted to this serum! Since I got it, I have used it after every shower. Makes my arms feel super smooth after using the buffing bar.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone
    • Leslie

      Gender: Female

      Age: 36

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: Breakouts / KP

      Too sticky and won't dry Love all the other Soft Services products, but no matter how thinly I applied this solution or how long I left it to dry, it would not be absorbed and made my clothes stick to my body. At the end of the day, I'd have fuzzies and a residue left on my skin that I'd have to wash off. Combined with the moisturizer, no matter how thinly applied, it was worse.
      I would recommend this product to: Nobody
    • Rachel

      Gender: Female

      Age: 37

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: KP, ingrown hairs

      Overall wonderful - fills a niche A bit sticky if applied too thickly, but otherwise a lovely exfoliant. As somebody with propensity toward ingrown hairs and KP, but who also has eczema, I have to be careful about acids. This one has never irritated my skin, but I do notice a significant decrease in bumpy texture and ingrown hairs. Will re-purchase to use nightly!
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone
    • Sadie Verified Purchase

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Fair

      Relevant Concerns: KP and sensitivity.

      Verified Purchase

      too tacky! I wanted to love this because I have severe KP on my arms and am always looking to find ways to get rid of it. I didn't see much of a change at all and the texture was extremely tacky. Too bad - I really wanted to love this.
      I would recommend this product to: not really anybody.
    • Tyler Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 27

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Body acne, bumpy skin

      Tester

      I really like the ingredients in this gel and although I think it'll probably have more results after long term use I do notice my skin is generally brighter and softer in the areas I use it. Would be improved if it were even slightly stronger. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.
      I would recommend this product to: -
    • Natasha Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 33

      Skin Tone: Dark

      Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

      Tester

      The smoothing solution overall was great. It was like a primer for the skin. At times it did feel sticky and I think it would work best if you give it time to absorb before applying moisturizer. I noticed that my skin had a whitish residue when I used the gel and moisturizer together. The gel definitely needs time to absorb. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.
      I would recommend this product to: -
    • Lynne Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 58

      Skin Tone: Light

      Relevant Concerns: Crepey Skin

      Tester

      This clear gel gently smoothed the texture of my skin after just a few uses. I was impressed with how quickly it worked! *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.
      I would recommend this product to: Anyone with dry patches or uneven texture.
    • Rinaldy Tester

      Gender: Male

      Age: 34

      Skin Tone: Dark

      Relevant Concerns: Dry skin, tinea versicolor

      Tester

      Never used a gel like this before. Felt great going on, and you can feel it activating on the skin right away. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.
      I would recommend this product to: -
    • Umaimah Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 33

      Skin Tone: Medium

      Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

      Tester

      I love that you can apply this daily to trouble areas. I've been applying it to my elbows and my dry spots and it had some peeling but generally helped remove the dead skin. *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.
      I would recommend this product to: -
    • Michelle Tester

      Gender: Female

      Age: 30

      Skin Tone: Dark

      Relevant Concerns: Dry skin

      Tester

      Feels good. Didn't really notice a difference but like texture and will keep using! *This person tested the samples for three weeks pre-launch. Soft Services products were provided as compensation for their honest review.
      I would recommend this product to: -