Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2020 Verified Purchase
ordered these not knowing what to expect. I received the box, and decided to use one to see how it works. There is a liquid inside the little pod. It is visible from the outside since is is all around the edge in some sort of compartment separate from the towel. When you press the senter of the pod as instructed, the "divider" apparently breaks and wets the towel. Once it starts wetting the towel, the towel starts raising out of the pod.
The towel is large and moist enough to wipe your hands or a surface area. It has a very nice citrus scent. I am very please with it, and order another box for my wife.One person found this helpful
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2019 Verified Purchase Ok, so based on my review of the same companies “nick stick” you would think I would have stopped there...and you’d be wrong. in my defense I ordered these at the same time as that other (worthless product - nick stick) so I decided they should at least be given the opportunity to fail. Imagine my surprise when they didn’t!!! First of all let’s talk concept, matchbook style, use what you need design is not only convenient but more sanitary than any other option I’ve ever used. No more cleaning blood off a chalky stick! Just wet, apply and discard. Works as effectively as a traditional steptic stick without the mess and cleanup. These things are so good the company should include them with their completely useless “nick stick” product...just saying.
Reviewed in the United States on September 23, 2019 Verified Purchase This alum block works very well, is easy to use and comes in a handy storage box that makes traveling with it a breeze.
I returned to traditional wet shaving (safety razor, brush, shaving soap) a number of years ago. Using the traditional double-edge blades and metal razors requires some practice and experience before one can do this completely nock or irritation-free. Finishing a shave nick-free is not difficult, but having an alum block like this is essential to nipping your weepers when they happen.
Unlike styptic pencils, the alum block is basically just that; a small block cut from a large piece of alum. You'll note that the "cut" edge, where it's removed from the big block, will have a rough edge, but the other edges are smoother. These are the ones you should stroke on your skin for the most comfort.
I rarely get nicks, but when I do, I rinse my face with cold water (well, as cold as we can get tap water here in Florida). I'll wet the alum block with warm water and run the smooth edge over the nicked area first, then over the rest of my face and neck to relieve any irritation. I should mention here that the alum block is also excellent for relieving common razor irritation in addition to nicks and weepers.
As the instructions state, you should always rinse the alum off your face with water after about three minutes. You don't want to leave the residue on your skin.
For me, the block usually stops my nicks from bleeding immediately. Whether or not this works for you the same way will depend on your skin and how easily you bleed.
This is a great item for grooming, and I recommend one to any man who shaves.