Clinique Post Shave Healer is what I would recommend too...
Tired some balms but in the end, I decided I just don't like them. They all make me feel greasy. I used to use Nivea Sensitive, tried the CF and some others and probably still have a bottle of Bigelow 1200 hidden someplace in the house. I tried the Cade balm in the store recently and couldn't wait until I got home to wash it off. The closest to a balm I do use is Neutrogena Face Protect lotion, but I use it more after showering than after shaving.
If anyone does go to a L'Occitane store, try the Vetyver EDT. My wife and I both liked that. She wanted me to buy it, but I couldn't bring myself to spend the $50.
I coloniali ASB
Musgo Real Balm
Kyoku - VERY healing. Makes my red go away
Used a new balm today - Platone ASB (from New Zealand?). Found it at Marshalls on the cheap. Very pleased. It is not as thick as the more lotiony-type balms. Had just enough moisture in it, but is very much non-greasy with a matte finish. Unscented, by the way. Marshalls also had their Moisturizing Day Creme. It is quite a bit thicker than the ASB. I am using that at night.
Google barely turns up anything on this brand.
444 ASB is moisturizing & absorbs easily, light Menthol scent, can be mixed with any splash or used solo, one tube lasts ~6 months since you need a dab slightly bigger than >. If you use too much your face will feel slightly sticky, you can adjust the amount on the next application, relatively inexpensive; http://www.theportugalonlineshop.com...e-balm-gel-37g
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Nothing beats Pre de Provence for me. I bought Trumpers Lime Skin Food a week earlier than Pre de Provence and it's never been used since PdP arrived. So yeah I have an almost full bottle of the Skin Food.
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Cade is my all time favorite. Also very nice is AOS and T&H.
I don't mind paying the extra $$ on balms because they last such a long time.
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My favs are BB, Floris, Hanae Mori, T&H Trafalgar, Issey Miyake...match my colognes too. All are nice moisterizers, BB and Floris being tops.
Brian - I think it would be totally inappropriate for me to even contemplate what I am thinking about.
Many years ago at Basenotes everyone was praising the expensive Aramis Razor Burn Relief. I tried it and didn't think it was any better or worse than Nivea for Men, Trumper's Coral Skin Food, the Gillette balms (if you can stand the smells), Mennen Afta original, Proraso or Rexona Men for that matter.
The only real soother I've found for nicks and scrapes is dabbing Mennen Skin Bracer on the affected areas, waiting a minute, then putting whatever balm I have at hand over it and the rest of my face. Mennen Skin Bracer is the after shave splash with the closest properties to that of a balm that I've come across - it hardly stings and does moisturise somewhat. But it definitely does a better job on razor burn and nicks than else anything I've tried in my attempts at wet shaving over the years.
Nivea for Men Balm I think is very good, but it gives me a wet look I'm not fond of. I prefer Rexona for Men aftershave balm because it gives me a matte finish. Unfortunately t disappeared from our shelves, but I stocked up with 10 years worth. In Italy I bought a bottle of Nivea for Men aftershave splash, which worked very well and didn't give me the wet look , but I haven't seen it sold down here.
Long time seeker of the perfect ASB. The only one that consistently performs and has, at least as of today, a permanent place on my shelf is Truefitt & Hill's Ultimate Comfort ASB. Lately I've been wanting scents after the shave and haven't gone to it as much, but as soon as the slightest bit of irritation comes about, I return to it like a faithless dog slinking back home. Give it a try. Expensive, but you only need a little.
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Musgo Balm is not greasy and it's lightly scented.
What do you guys think about Razor Burn Repair Liquid by Proraso?
Looking for something more easily obtainable where I am and not too expensive. Only learning to DE shave so need something good to relieve that razor burn.
Now using Sanex For Men Sensitive Aftershave Balm but it doesn't help. In fact I think it burns even more when I apply it.
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Other than that it's a great product - I also use the balm from the same series, also a great product.
In my Top 10 of fav after shave products - I have 15 AS products in my den, only the best survives - and this is still a part of my den.......
Check out the Saint Charles Shave website. They have wonderful balms. My favorite is the Sandalwood. Long lasting, soothing and only $11.00. I have also tried their Aspect and Lime. Same price. Worth a look see. You can email them and tell them what you are looking for and they are very helpful. They are also members of B&B.
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