I picked up some of this as an alternative to unrefined Shea butter. I like thei shea butter but it takes some time to absorb. After reading all the positive reviews of the Nivea ASB I decided to give it a try. Far from soothing, it really did a number on my face! After a few days, my face is tender and constantly burning. Thank goodness for these forums -- now I know it's not just my imagination or a sudden turn for the worse in my shaving technique. I think I'll return to the shea butter for a while and then try another balm. I had good results with Burt's Bees after shave balm in the past.