It sorta works. I’ve seen a slight reduction in ingrown hairs. It definitely doesn’t slow or thin hair growth. Has a bit of a burning sensation after applying but it’s nothing near alcohol based aftershave.
I purchase this product pretty regularly, alternating with similar products from Kiehl's, Clarins Men and Clinique for Men. I've never suffered from any irritation to my normal to combination skin. This product is the best value of the products I've mentioned (200ml), so definitely recommended.