View Full Version : Shave Products for Dry Skin
04-19-2009, 07:58 PM
There a few different compendiums on this site that provide a summary of some shave products. I think it would be a good idea to create a thread for users with dry skin that includes recommendations for what generally works and what doesn't work. I am no expert but I definitely have used products that have left my skin feeling like sand paper. I know, I know YMMV. But I think generally if you truly have dry skin there is a laundry list of products that leave a lot to be desired and a lot of products that make you glad you left the canned goo behind. I'll start off. These are products that have worked for my dry skin and MAY serve as a guide to avoid wasting money on products that aren't for your skin type.
Creams: Body Shop Maca Root, Saint Charles (any scent, Shea Butter is King), Art of Shaving Lavender.
Soaps: Pre de Provence, Provence Sante, MWF/Kent,
Aftershaves: Nivea Extreme Comfort, Pre de Provence, Provence Sante
04-19-2009, 08:08 PM
We should indeed. I have dry/sensitive skin and here are some products that work for me:
Truefitt and Hill Oil
Mama Bear's Rosemary Mint
D.R. Harris Soaps
Aftershaves (balms and splashes)
04-20-2009, 08:00 AM
Sounds like a good idea. Here's my two cents:
Using some sort of preshave might be a good idea (for extra protection), although it's not necessary. A good, cheap preshave would be Em's place preshave oil.
I haven't used them yet, but I heard that Taylor of Bond Street shaving creams are very moisturizing.
For dry skin, aftershave balms would be best. They moisturize and protect the skin.
I'm not sure if this is true, but I've been told that it's best to use unscented products for sensitive skin, in order to keep the least amount of chemicals and substances out of the product. This will hopefully result in more comfort and less danger from skin reactions.
Hopefully this advice holds true :rolleyes:
04-20-2009, 08:20 AM
In place of a true aftershave, you could use a moisturizer such as Paula's Choice Skin Recovery Moisturizer. Very gentle, unscented, very hydrating.
Sometimes I mix it 1:1 with a nice scented ASB and get the best of both worlds.
04-24-2009, 02:11 PM
I've found that Aveeno moisturizer works extremely well on dry skin as a post shave, it's not a real "aftershave" but it works so well that I forgive that. It even comes in a slightly mentholated version! (or maybe it's camphor, or both)
04-24-2009, 05:17 PM
I do have kind of dry skin on my cheeks and I have found that Tabac soap as well as one from the bay are really moisturizing (read my review)
For balms I love the Weleda one or just jojoba oil.
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