The Best After-Shave Products for Men
The best formulas will not only soothe discomfort and nicks, but also hydrate the skin so it’s left feeling fresh and comfortable. What’s the harm in that? There’s no shortage of aftershaves on the market, so if you haven’t found one that works well for you, don’t fret! Ahead, we share nine of the best after-shave formulas—from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands—that may just revolutionize your shaving routine.
KIEHL’S POST SHAVE REPAIR GEL
This soothing after-shave gel—formulated with aloe vera and skin-replenishing squalane—helps fight razor irritation and helps protect the skin’s moisture barrier. The result? Refreshed skin that’s not further irritated with the use of harsh, drying alcohols.
VICHY HOMME AFTER SHAVE BALM
Formulated with Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water—which is rich in 15 rare minerals from the French volcanoes—Vichy Homme After Shave Balm is worth trying out. The formula is alcohol-free—making it suitable for use by even the most sensitive skin types—and can help soothe the skin and minimize discomfort. To use, apply all over the face and neck after shaving.
Vichy Homme After Shave Balm, $23.00 MSRP
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA AFTER SHAVE BALM
This nourishing post-shave moisturizer hydrates, soothes, and protects skin as it combats dryness caused by daily skin shaving. To use, apply a small amount of balm to shaved areas, massaging in until completely absorbed.
Baxter of California After Shave Balm, $19 MSRP
L’ORÉAL PARIS MEN’S EXPERT HYDRA ENERGETIC AFTER SHAVE BALM
Soothe your skin from redness, razor burn and excessive dryness after shaving with this formula. It is enriched with vitamin E and broad-spectrum SPF 15 and can help protect skin against damaging UV rays while providing intense moisturizing comfort. The result is softer, suppler skin and all-day hydration. Plus, it’s super affordable!
BIOTHERM HOMME AQUAPOWER LOTION
We all know what the effects of a razor can be on skin. By using this hydrating and invigorating lotion, you can experience an instantly fresh and soothing sensation on irritated skin. Use it after shaving to perfectly hydrate the skin and improve its appearance.
Biotherm Homme Aquapower Lotion, $42 MSRP
YVES SAINT LAURENT L'HOMME AFTER SHAVE LOTION
This after-shave lotion goes beyond hydrating and soothing skin. Designed with Urban Energy Concentrate, this formula can help stimulate the skin’s natural ability to fend off environmental aggressors.
GIORGIO ARMANI CODE AFTER SHAVE BALM
Dealing with razor irritation? Don’t worry, this after-shave balm uses extremely soothing ingredients to help calm the skin. An added bonus, it leaves behind the scent of the brand’s Armani Code cologne behind, so you’ll smell as fresh as you look.
Giorgio Armani Code After Shave Balm, $51 MSRP
BIOTHERM HOMME ULTRA CONFORT MOISTURISING BALM SOOTHING AFTER-SHAVE
Treat your skin to this ultra-soothing and hydrating after-shave balm. Using “Cashmere” Technology, this balm has been specially designed to alleviate any discomfort you may feel after shaving. All you need to do is apply a small amount to clean skin after shaving.
GIORGIO ARMANI ACQUA DI GIÒ AFTER SHAVE BALM
Formulated with the woody scent of Acqua Di Gio, this after shave balm will leave your skin nourished, soothed, and smelling incredible. If you’re on the hunt for a balm that will immediately calm your skin while giving off an earthy scent, this will be your new go-to.
Editor’s note: When it comes to shaving, there are plenty of tips and tricks you can try out to avoid razor bumps and burns, but we get it— sometimes they just happen! Luckily, with the plethora of A+ post-shaving products available, finding the right product to soothe your skin doesn’t have to be difficult. We recommend reaching for an aftershave balm, lotion, or gel every time you shave to keep your complexion as happy and refreshed as possible! Sure it’s an extra step in your routine, but it can truly make a difference in the appearance and comfort of your skin!