The majority of after shaves on the market are liquid, but some of the best after shave products around are gels and balms. A gel or balm can make a pleasant change from alcohol-based liquid after shaves. We’ve tried and tested and found the best after shave balms and gels available.
Baxter of California After Shave Balm Review
This is a light, fragrant balm which isn’t at all greasy or sticky. Baxter makes a whole range of really great products, and this is no exception. It deeply moisturises you skin while soothing at the same time with a nice chill. It’s one of the more expensive on this list, but it’s worth it!
Pros: Light fragrance, not greasy, moisturising
Brut Moisturizing After Shave Balm, Original Fragrance Review
Brut are a trusted brand for a reason and this alcohol-free, healing balm is a real winner. There’s no stinging when you apply it unlike other ‘refreshing’ products and with Shea butter and aloe, I really noticed the difference it made to my skin overall. The scent is distinct but pleasant although it didn’t hang around for long which was a shame.
Pros: Alcohol-free, contains Shea butter and aloe
Cons: Nice fragrance but no staying power.
Prada By Prada For Men Aftershave Balm Review
This after shave goes on smooth and smells amazing. It’s so good I think it can double as a light cologne, especially during the day. You don’t need to use a lot either, meaning the bottle will last for a while. On the downside, the designer name comes with a designer price tag! But don’t let that put you off because this is easily one of the best after shave balms.
Pros: Smooth, great fragrance, can also be used as a light day cologne
The Art Of Shaving After Shave Gel Review
I wasn’t familiar with this brand before being recommended their after shave gel. It comes in a range of scents (including unscented!) for a range of skin types which I thought was pretty clever. It’s not often you see companies creating great products that can suit every kind of man. I was surprised how quickly the gel was absorbed into my skin given its texture on my hands. Because it is so targeted, make sure you know which particular product is the best after shave for you.
Pros: Suits a range of skin types, absorbs quickly
Cons: You need to know your skin type
Nivea For Men Extreme Comfort Post Shave Balm Review
Nivea products never fail to disappoint and their after shave balm is no different. It actively helps to repair the damage done to your skin by shaving and uses nanotechnology which is pretty cool! It’s not too greasy, not too dry; it’s just right and is particularly good for controlling razor burn. The only thing that could make this product better would be a glass bottle.
Pros: Repairs damage, uses nanotechnology, controls razor burn
Cons: Would have preferred a glass bottle
Finding the best after shave balm or gel is easy!
Balms and gels are a great alternative for men looking for after shaves that are actually work! The best after shave balms and gels provide protection for your skin long after you finish shaving and you will notice the difference!