For pretty much most men, Shaving involves rituals, that sometimes we are not even aware of. Think about it our first experience of shaving will have been watching our Dad, older brother, Uncle or Grandad Shaving in the mirror, asking questions including, “what are you doing?” “why are you doing?” And “why doesn’t mummy have to shave?”
A relatively new element to the Shaving ritual is the use of some sort of a Post Shave product. For many years our Fathers and Grandfathers would use an After Shave, universally, resulting in that sharp intake of breathe (think Kevin is Home Alone), which undoubtedly was effective at doing its job, but due to the high levels of alcohol in these products, didn’t do your skin any favours. Even now, whenever I catch the unmistakable aroma of Old Spice I’m transported back to to my parent’s house and their bathroom and watching my dad Shave carefully putting a rectangular blade into his metal shaver and then splashing that clean, crisp scent of Old Spice over his face.
In more recent years we’ve moved away from After Shaves to Moisturisers, less harsh and much more kinder to our skin. Today we round up 6 of the best Post Shave Moisturisers around today.
Relatively, the new kid on the Shaving block is Harry’s Post-Shave Mist. A great product for guys who prefer a light and soft application, your skin will thank you after your shave. The formula is alcohol-free, which means no stinging sensation, just a calming and soothing experience.
Add a little luxury to your life with this classic, as the old adage tells us, never goes out of style. Like a perfectly tailored suit, Creed’s Green Irish Tweed has been and continues to be worn by confident men at the peak of their field. Evoking the lush greenery of the Emerald Isle: cut grass, spring meadows, summer wild flowers and herbs warmed by a gentle sea breeze and of course a little drop of water like rain is involved.
This has to win Editor’s choice, eagled eyed followers of the blog, will know how high in regard, I hold this product. Clinique for Men’s Post-Shave Soother, really is a breakthrough post-shave formula containing a combination of licorice and plant extracts that leave facial hair looking finer and softer. With continued use, shaving will be quicker and more comfortable as razor burn caused by daily friction is reduced. Additional ingredients provide exfoliation and anti-irritating benefits virtually eliminating bumps and ingrown hairs, as well as helping to encourage the healing of minor nicks and cuts.
Clarins Men Post-Shave Soother offers a calming, comforting, oil-free post-shave balm with skin repairing and moisturising properties and a light, fresh, clean fragrance. A great choice for normal to sensitive skin prone to shaving-related redness and irritation.
Containing Alpine Sea Holly and Centella Asiatica plant extracts intensively soothe and repair. Shea Butter, Marula and Avocado oils moisturise and restore suppleness. A patented complex of Bison Grass, Chinese Ginger and Purslane plant extracts energise and soothe. Clarins e3p protects skin from the irritant effects of environmental pollution.
Ohhhh TOM FORD FOR MEN OIL-FREE DAILY MOISTURIZER is a hydrating and conditioning moisturiser. This fast-absorbing and skin-mattifying moisturiser uses the Tom Ford Skin Calming and Infusing Complexes with a combination of luxurious butters to hydrate skin, reverse dullness and help reduce the look of fine lines and pores. Skin is left feeling toned, polished and bright with vibrant energy, what more would you expect from Tom Ford ?
Last but in no way, shape or form least is Lab Series 3-IN-1 POST SHAVE. A Breakthrough gel treatment formula works to treat razor bumps, prevent ingrown hairs and refine beard texture. Absorbs quickly to leave skin soothed, refreshed and comfortable.