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    Folks,

    I have sensitive skin (prone to breakouts) and would appreciate any recommendations for aftershaves that might suit my skin. I'm currently using Ahava men's AS moisturizer and while it is working OK for me I'd like to "broaden my horizons" a little if possible. Aftershaves with strong scents are probably out for me due to my skin sensitivity but I am open to any suggestions y'all might have. Thanks!

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    Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm works well for me. It has a light scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmack66 View Post
    nivea sensitive after shave balm works well for me. It has a light scent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmack66 View Post
    Nivea Sensitive After Shave Balm works well for me. It has a light scent.
    My favorite too. I use it every shave after some witch hazel. Both are widely available and inexpensive. I would at least give the witch hazel a shot before the balm to see if it helps.

    Today I followed another poster's advice and mixed 2/3 witch hazel and 1/3 Aqua Velva. It left a nice pleasant scent, but not overbearing like full strength AV. Don't know if this will work for all aftershaves or your sensitive skin but it's something to try.

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    Try some Grooming Lounge Best For Last Aftershave as it works very well for sensitive skin.

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    Boots tea tree and witch hazel. If you dont have that in the states try plain old witch hazel.

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    Try Proraso aftershave splash. Its great and I find dont need any balm or moisturiser after.

    I also use Witch Hazel with some peppermint essential oil in for a cooling effect. The WH is good for the skin after a shave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patricknewing View Post
    try proraso aftershave splash. Its great and i find dont need any balm or moisturiser after.

    I also use witch hazel with some peppermint essential oil in for a cooling effect. The wh is good for the skin after a shave.
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    I agree with the Nivea recommendations. They make some good products, and they are easy to come by and reasonably priced.
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    DR Harris Pink or SCS Hydro.

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    Tff Rasierwasser ist the best herbal stuff, you can get. Believe me!

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    The Nivea sensitive is good stuff, but I'll be contrary and say that it didn't work for my sensitive skin. When I was using it, I would have a mild burn/tingle all day. I thought it was poor shaving technique but then I switched to a different ASB and that problem went away.

    The one I use is L'Oreal Men's Expert Comfort Max Anti-Irritation After Shave Balm. Can't say I care for the name but the product works very well on my sensitive skin. At first I used a bit too much and found it to be oily, but by carefully applying "just enough" I no longer get an oily sensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanD View Post
    The Nivea sensitive is good stuff, but I'll be contrary and say that it didn't work for my sensitive skin. When I was using it, I would have a mild burn/tingle all day. I thought it was poor shaving technique but then I switched to a different ASB and that problem went away.

    The one I use is L'Oreal Men's Expert Comfort Max Anti-Irritation After Shave Balm. Can't say I care for the name but the product works very well on my sensitive skin. At first I used a bit too much and found it to be oily, but by carefully applying "just enough" I no longer get an oily sensation.
    I use L'Oreal in the winter and Nivea in summer to take advantage id the SPF sun screen

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    I'm going to take a thrashing for saying this, but try Aqua Velva. I too have sensitive skin and I've found no better alcohol based AS.
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    IMHO neither the Nivea or the L'Oreal come close to Musgo Real After Shave Splash or Balm check out the review section for more information

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    i use porasso balm alcohol free and it leaves my face very nice indeed

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanD View Post
    The one I use is L'Oreal Men's Expert Comfort Max Anti-Irritation After Shave Balm. Can't say I care for the name but the product works very well on my sensitive skin. At first I used a bit too much and found it to be oily, but by carefully applying "just enough" I no longer get an oily sensation.
    +1 for the L'Oreal. I use it a couple of times a week. Like mentioned above, be sure not to use too much or it will be greasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BWagner View Post
    Folks,

    I have sensitive skin (prone to breakouts) and would appreciate any recommendations for aftershaves that might suit my skin. I'm currently using Ahava men's AS moisturizer and while it is working OK for me I'd like to "broaden my horizons" a little if possible. Aftershaves with strong scents are probably out for me due to my skin sensitivity but I am open to any suggestions y'all might have. Thanks!
    Nivea A/S for sensitive skin
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    I have semi-sensitive skin. Witch Hazel is great to start. I also use Skin Bracer with menthol. It feels like but works like after about 10 minutes. It calms my face down big time.
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