10 Aftershave Balms and Lotions to Soothe Post-Shave Irritation
Dealing with a bad case of post-shave irritation? There’s a soothing aftershave product for that. Help keep the skin on your face and neck feeling great with our picks of the best aftershave balms and lotions for men from the L’Oreal portfolio of brands!
Not all men swear by aftershave balms, gels, and lotions, but there’s good reason to incorporate this product into a grooming routine. Most after-shave products—the good ones, anyway—can help refresh and soothe skin post-shaving to keep unwanted irritation at bay. Needless to say, if you’re someone who shaves often, a quick coat of aftershave after the fact can make a big difference for your skin’s comfort levels and appearance. There’s no shortage of aftershave products out there to choose from, but not all are created equal. If you’re looking for an aftershave to incorporate into your routine, you’re in luck! Below, we share 10 of the best aftershave balms and lotions from the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.
VICHY HOMME AFTER SHAVE
The beauty sphere is no stranger to after-shave products formulated with alcohol. And while that may be a good option for oily or combination skin types, products formulated with alcohol may irritate those with sensitive skin. That’s where Vichy Homme After Shave Balm comes in. 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. Like all Vichy products, After Shave Balm formula is enriched with the brand’s beloved Mineralizing Thermal Water. What’s so special about Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water? We’re glad you asked! The water is infused with 15 rare minerals—think: iron, potassium, and calcium—from the thousand-year old volcanic rock it flowed through back in Vichy, France.
To use Vichy Homme After Shave, simply apply a bit of product to your face and neck after shaving.
Vichy Homme After Shave, $23.00 MSRP
L’OREAL PARIS MEN EXPERT HYDRA ENERGETIC AFTER SHAVE BALM
Day after day, the drying effects of shaving can start to wear and tear on the skin. The good news is you can take action by treating your skin to an energetic aftershave balm that’s formulated specifically for targeting redness, razor burn, and excessive dryness caused by shaving. The result? In addition to fighting five signs of shaving discomfort, this formula provides the skin with 24-hour hydration and softer, more supple skin.
KIEHL’S POST-SHAVE REPAIR GEL
Few things are more soothing than treating your freshly-shaved skin with a repair gel formulated with aloe vera and peppermint leaf extract. Kiehl’s Post-Shave Repair Gel helps fight razor irritation and helps protect the skin’s moisture barrier. The best part? It even boasts a refreshing peppermint fragrance that’ll help awaken your senses in the morning.
Kiehl’s Post-Shave Repair Gel, $22 MSRP
KIEHL’S CLOSE SHAVERS SQUADRON SMOOTH GLIDER PRECISION SHAVE LOTION
Powered by kukui nut oil and aromatic essential oils, treat your skin to a lightweight aftershave that instantly shifts into a transparent gel upon application. The formula works to soften facial hair for a precise shave, in addition to protecting the skin from razor irritation.
BAXTER OF CALFIRONIA SHAVE TONIC
Get yourself a product that works as both a pre-shave and post-shave treatment. Lucky for you, one of the leading brands in men’s skin care—Baxter of California—offers just that. The Shave Tonic is a revitalizing treatment that cools razor burn and prevents ingrown hairs while balancing the skin’s pH levels.
Baxter of California Shave Tonic, $18 MSRP
BAXTER OF CALIFORNIA AFTER SHAVE BALM
Shaving can be notorious for drying out your complexion, but if you don’t want to sport a beard it’s likely a part of your weekly routine. Instead of swearing off shaving just to steer clear of dry skin, follow up your shaving ritual with this aftershave balm. The formula is catered to soothing and protecting the skin as it combats dryness. To use,apply a small amount to shaved areas, massaging in until it’s completely absorbed.
Baxter of California After Shave Balm, $19 MSRP
GIORGIO ARMANI ACQUA DI GIO MEN AFTER SHAVE LOTION
Prefer luxurious aftershave lotions that boast soothing scents? Add Giorgio Armani’s Acqua Di Gio Men After Shave Lotion to your shopping list. This soothing aftershave calms and protects the skin, all while exuding the woody and aquatic scents of Acqua Di Giò.
BIOTHERM HOMME ANTI-FEU DU RASOIR
If you have a normal skin type, consider an aftershave that helps soothe razor irritation. This formula—enhanced with moisturizing agents and safflower oil —helps comfort and soften the skin.
BIOTHERM HOMME ULTRA CONFORT
Give your skin the comfort it needs with the Biotherm Homme Ultra Confort. Formulated with ceramides and life plankton, this moisturizing balm with cashmere technology was developed specifically for protecting the skin against discomfort and sensitivity to shaving. As a result, you’ll achieve skin that’s fresh, supple and soft.
Biotherm Homme Ultra Confort, $46 MSRP
BIOTHERM HOMME AQUAPOWER ACTIVE LOTION
Treat your delicate, post-shaved skin to a lotion that moisturizes, soothes and fortifies the skin. This formula is alcohol-free, boasts a lightweight consistency, and can boost the skin’s strength against external daily aggressors.