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How to Apply After Shave Lotion

Remember watching your father in the mirror after he finished shaving? He’d grab his bottle of after shave (maybe it was Old Spice After Shave), splash a small amount into his hands and then pat his beard with the palms of his hands, sometimes looking like it was a painful experience. Just what is after shave lotion, why do we use it and how should it be applied?

After shave lotion is a product that comes in many forms: liquid, gel, even powder. It’s primary purpose is to treat the freshly shaved area with an antiseptic agent intended to prevent infections from cuts that may have resulted from shaving. It generally contains a form of alcohol or stearate citrate and as a result usually “burns” immediately after application, thus the often-pained look on the freshly shaven. The burning can last up to several minutes.

The market has responded to the stinging symptoms by creating products with essential oils and moisturizers that have allowed them to brand their aftershave as unique. In fact, today’s best post shave lotion products claim to be alcohol free for less burn and to contain no oils that are associated with clogged pores. Shaving balms are a good alternative to a biting liquid.

And just as women enjoy selecting their own personal scent, men, too, like to have their “shaving scent.” Experiment to find one that works for you. After shave fragrance won’t last as long as a splash of cologne, but if you use both, it’s best to buy a set that includes an after shave and a cologne of the same fragrance.

Shaving oil products, such as Proraso Crema Liquida Dopobarba, has been used in Italian barbershops for more than 50 years, which is made of creamy, light-weight formulas that leave skin smooth and soft.

Razor burn can result from a close shave, but there’s a solution for that, too. Murad Murad Man Razor Burn Rescue boasts may benefits including infusing skin with antioxidants to reduce redness and inflammation and the removal of dead skin cells, thanks to the ingredient glycolic acid.

Apply after shave lotion immediately after shaving to get the most benefit.

recent after shave creams product reviews

proraso  with eucalyptus
proraso with eucalyptus By joe c from st louis on 02/11/2014
What I Like:Soothes Skin
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Comments about Proraso Shaving Foam with Eucalyptus Oil and Menthol Refreshing and Toning Formula, 300ml/10.6oz:
i first found this in Italy a number of years ago and have been searching for it ever since. simply the best shaving foam i have ever used. the eucaplytus is incredible!

My Husband loves this product
My Husband loves this product By Jennifer @ NYC from New York on 02/12/2013
 Review of Bold For Men Dry Shave Gel (1 Review)
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Clean Feel, Clean Scent, Reduces Irritation, Soothes Skin
Recommended Uses:Daily Use, Travel
Hair Texture:Fine Hair, Coarse Hair
Comments about Bold For Men Dry Shave Gel, 120ml/4.0oz:
My husband shaves with this product daily. It gives him a clean finish and the redness around his neck is gone.

Super Slick Feel
Super Slick Feel By Baldheaded Dude from Austin on 01/21/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Absorbs Quickly, Alleviates Redness, Clean Feel, Clean Scent, Great Value, Moisturizes Skin, Not Greasy, Prevents Cuts, Reduces Irritation, Relieves Skin, Soothes Skin, Sting-Free
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Hair Texture:Coarse Hair
Comments about Daggett & Ramsdell Super Lubricating Bald Head Shaving Lotion, 113ml/4oz:
I use this product daily to shave my face, neck, and head for a completely cleancut appearance required for my job. This is the best product out there for men with coarse hair bar none. It has been particularly difficult to find a good product for getting my head clean but this one makes it slick as a bowling ball. I don't have a piece of hair on me after using this!

Is the old stock: Green Tea and Aloe, not Oatmeal
Is the old stock: Green Tea and Aloe, not Oatmeal By TheReeseThree from The Great Northwest on 01/10/2013
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Clean Scent, Not Greasy, Prevents Cuts, Reduces Irritation
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Hair Texture:Coarse Hair
Comments about Proraso Shaving Soap in a Bowl with Green Tea and Oatmeal - Sensitive Skin Formula, 150ml/5.2oz:
Husband has used Proraso for years. He has tried many shaving soaps and is really happiest with Proraso - it is really good stuff. Unfortunately, the new formula (green tea and oatmeal) is described here, but we received old stock (aloe and green tea). If you're looking for old stock/formula, you'll be happy. If not, you won't.

Great find
Great find By Happy Bunny from CT on 12/26/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Absorbs Quickly, Clean Feel, Clean Scent, Not Greasy, Reduces Irritation
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Comments about Billy Jealousy Shaved Ice After-Shave Balm, 103ml/3oz:
This product is a good compromise between aftershave splash and aftershave lotion. It is not as creamy, so it absorbs quicker, plus with a bit of stinging, I feel like it does a better job disinfecting microcuts. Decent size bottle for the price. Pleasant smell.

Not as expected
Not as expected By factsarefriendly from Arlington, Texas on 11/03/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Clean Scent, Reduces Irritation
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Comments about Proraso Shaving Soap in a Bowl with Green Tea and Oatmeal - Sensitive Skin Formula, 150ml/5.2oz:
Cheap container of poor quality plastic. Hard to work up a lather. Over priced. Advertisement makes one think that the bowl is ceramic. Wrong.

Biotherm Aquatic Lotion
Biotherm Aquatic Lotion By Scott in NE Georgia from Atlanta, GA on 06/13/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Absorbs Quickly, Alleviates Redness, Clean Feel, Clean Scent, Not Greasy, Reduces Irritation, Relieves Skin, Soothes Skin
What I Don't Like:Expensive
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Hair Texture:Coarse Hair
Comments about Biotherm Aquatic Lotion After-Shave Intensely Refreshing Lotion, 200ml/6.76oz:
When checking the Biotherm official website, I don't seem to find this product still available. Does anyone know if Biotherm has stopped making Aquatic Lotion? I've used it (whenever I can find it) for years. Not sure about its moisturizing properties (I'm currently using Biotherm Aqua Power), but find it to be a great after shave facial product, perhaps with a small initial sting, but otherwise both fresh and refreshing, and definitely non-greasy. It would be great if this product were not quite as expensive as it is.

Years of complete satisfaction!
Years of complete satisfaction! By D'Shave from St. Petersburg, FL on 04/15/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Budget Buyer
What I Like:Clean Feel, Clean Scent, Reduces Irritation, Soothes Skin
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Comments about Aramis Lab Series for Men Maximum Comfort Shave Cream, 227g/8oz:
I started using the product over 10 years ago and am a raving fan! At first glance, you might think it's expensive for shaving cream, however, one tub lasts for months. I highly recommend giving it a shave!

CLUBMAN MOUSTACHE WAX WITH BRUSH/COMB
CLUBMAN MOUSTACHE WAX WITH BRUSH/COMB By KIRS from GREEN VALLEY, AZ on 04/06/2012
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
Commitment to Color:Natural Hair Color
What I Like:Easy to Use
Recommended Uses:Men
Current Hair Condition/Concerns:Normal
Comments about Clubman Moustache Wax with Brush/Comb, Neutral:
I USE THE PRODUCT DAILY

Biotherm Homme Ultra Confort Moisturizing After-Shave Lotion
Biotherm Homme Ultra Confort Moisturizing After-Shave Lotion By Pepe from Boston, MA on 03/12/2011
Describe Shopping Style:Brand Buyer
What I Like:Absorbs Quickly, Alleviates Redness, Clean Feel, Clean Scent, Moisturizes Skin, Not Greasy, Prevents Cuts, Reduces Irritation, Relieves Skin, Soothes Skin, Sting-Free
Recommended Uses:Daily Use
Comments about Biotherm Homme Ultra Confort Moisturizing Balm Soothing After Shave, 75ml/2.53oz:
Comforts skin and has a slight tingling and scent associated with peppermint, in my opinion. Overall, a great product that is truly a luxury item. Treat your skin to the best!

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