I did not see a review this old standby, so I thought I would make it my first.
In just about any drugstore in the country, a 5 fl oz bottle can be had for under $5.00. I have yet to find availability to be a problem .
Bearing in mind that this is an inexpensive aftershave, I find the quality to be right on par with other offerings in this area.
Fights Razor Burn
I personally have found alcohol based after shaves to do a wondeful job as far as soothing razor burn is concerned, and this is no different. Of course, YMMV.
This is one of the selling points of this particular aftershave. Like many alcohol-based offerings, Skin Bracer contains menthol. Boy, does it contain menthol. Not a "freeze your face" feeling, but when combined with the alcohol, provides a very, ahem, Bracing, cooling sensation.
A classic barbershop scent. Certainly not sophisticated, but simple and clean in a pleasing way.
As far as drugstore splashes go, Skin Bracer is not as moisturizing as say, Aqua Velva, but by no means dries out my skin.
Present in all its wondeful glory. While the burn certainly is not a bad as some, it is present, but I don't find this to be a neccesarily bad thing. It is a cooling burn, as described above, and one that I look forward to at the end of the shave.
I am a big fan of the simple offerings that one can find reliably at the corner pharmacy. I enjoy the old fashoined scents and the soothing sting of aftershaves like Skin Bracer, Aqua Velva, and Pinaud Clubman, so for me it's a home run. For the price of admission, I would recommend this often overlooked classic to all wet shavers.