Splashing on aftershave after a close shave isn’t too good for your skin – the stinging sensation will tell you that much. It dries it out and irritates the open pores, causing puffiness and inflammation in some cases. Easy prevention is to find an aftershave set that offers a scented alcohol-free balm with the aftershave. This moisturizes and soothes the skin in preparation for the aftershave. Moisturizing on a daily basis will make your face feel fresher, and it will help prevent age-lines. Listed below are some brands that offer a set with the soothing alcohol-free post-shave balms.
Calvin Klein Eternity/Alcohol-Free Balm
Calvin Klein Eternity Aftershave balm uses the same ingredients as the aftershave, top notes of lavender, mandarin, bergamot, and lemon adding a fresh touch, whilst middle notes of coriander, lily, orange blossom, and juniper berries make up the heart. Bass notes of sandalwood, amber, musk, and vetiver finish this off as a great all-season fragrance. Calvin Klein Eternity balm is a popular choice as it’s very effective at soothing the skin post-shave. It will make your skin feel refreshed and ready for that dose of aftershave.
Paco Rabanne 1 Million/Alcohol-Free Aftershave Balm
The Paco Rabanne 1 Million aftershave is one of the leading fragrances for men, extremely popular due to its fresh character, plus its amazing longevity. The balm uses the same notes of Blood orange, grapefruit, mint, cinnamon, rose and light leather for its top notes and the middle and bass notes are a warm heady mix of white wood, patchouli, and amber. The balm not only soothes the skin but it also adds to the aftershave’s longevity.
Calvin Klein Obsession & Alcohol-Free Aftershave Balm
Here is another top aftershave/balm for men, a calming product for the most sensitive of skin. It’s a strong fragrance but manages to remain subtle and gentle. Like Paco Rabanne, it’s longevity makes this great value for money, seeing you through a whole day. Over 2 decades have passed since its release, and it’s still a top contender, its warm base notes of patchouli, sandalwood, vetiver, benzoin, vanilla and amber, and its citrus outburst of tangerine, grapefruit, lime, and bergamot obviously making this a universal gem, mixed to please the masses. Notes of lavender, nut, coriander, and warm spice emanate from the fragrance’s core, an aftershave appropriate for any occasion.
Christian Dior Eau Sauvage After-Shave Balm
This fruity and citrusy Christian Dior aftershave is a favorite of many. Its scents are a mix of fresh lemon and rosemary top notes, and middle notes of petitgrain and basil. Its bass is simply a touch of vetiver. The balm soothes and softens the skin due to the active ingredients, preventing rash, leaving fresh sensations that the skin has been fully moisturized for the day ahead.