Taking good care of your skin is imperative especially on your face where you shave daily, it’s important to keep the skin moisturized and soothed. After shaving, you can choose either a splash-on after shave or a more deeply moisturizing after shave balm.
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While both soothe the skin after shaving, alcohol-free balms tend to be better for men with dry or sensitive skin. They act as a lotion, moisturizing the skin and restoring essential oils. After shave balms have a richer, more luxurious texture and should be massaged into the skin.
Men with oilier, acne-prone skin will typically respond better to splash-on after shave. If you’ve got normal skin, you can decide based on personal preference. Some men also change seasonally, using after shave in the summer and balms in the winter.
The balms come in a wide variety of scents so you can feel free to experiment with finding one that is good for your skin type and layers nicely with your cologne. Typically the scent only lasts 1-2 hours so it’s fairly safe to experiment.
Best Natural After Shave Balm
AHAVA Time to Energize Soothing After-Shave Moisturizer for Men
This is after-shave is rich in minerals and soothes the skin with moisture after shaving. Its innovative formula ensures that it is quickly absorbed by the skin and helps to heal minor cuts and nicks caused by even the most experienced shaver.
Antibacterial action enriches the skin with moisture and leaves the skin feeling soft and refreshed. It is best to apply this after-shave immediately after shaving for maximum effect. Ahava is known for their unique range of intense skincare products that includes a complete men’s line.
Best After Shave Balm For Work
Bvlgari After Shave Balm, Man Extreme
Released by the revolutionary Bvlgari house of design, this after shave is great for work or layering with other Bvlgari fragrances.
Good After Shave Balm for Sensitive Skin
The Art of Shaving After-Shave Balm
What is an artist without the proper tools? This after-shave is the final step in the artistic process that is shaving. This balm contains an excellent formula that rehydrates your skin and soothes the aftermath of a razor.
The after-shave replenishes dry skin with much-needed moisture for an immediate soothing effect on the skin. Formulated with grapeseed and shea butter to promote the health of your skin. Antiseptic to fight bacteria and alcohol-free.
Best Budget After Shave Balm
Lather and Wood Shaving Co. After Shave Balm
Not many after shaves leave the skin feeling soft, refreshed and perfumed with a unique sandalwood scent. Thankfully Lather and Wood’s after shave balm removes irritation and the feeling of tightness without leaving a feeling of greasiness behind.
Aloe, coconut and witch hazel extracts all work together to create an after-shave that pampers the skin and leaves you with smooth, happy skin.
Best Smelling Aftershave Balm
Crabtree & Evelyn After Shave Balm
Enjoy the scent of apple wood and bergamot each day after rubbing this on. It’s soothing, cooling and non-greasy and is simply perfect for your usual daily routine. This after shave balm soothes the skin and leaves your face feeling fresh and rejuvenated.
Use this after shave to give your shave a velvety smooth finish. Besides richly moisturizing your skin the balm also leaves behind its full fragrance.
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