Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: Aftershaves?

  1. #1

    Default Aftershaves?

    Can you use an alcohol based aftershave (oldspice) when wetshaving, and if so what order and do you still need a balm?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Rawalpindi, Pakistan (with CONUS address)
    Posts
    1,901
    Images
    21

    Default

    Unless you are prone to an adverse reaction to the alcohol or any other ingredients in the aftershave, you can always use an alcohol based AS, Old Spice included. I'm using an Old Spice that was manufactured back in 1976 with no adverse reactions so far :)

    As to the order, well.. shave, rinse face thoroughly with cold water after the last pass, towel dry, apply aftershave.

    In my opinion, you should either apply an aftershave balm or lotion at a time. Most brands offer both variants of their products and some even offer alcohol-free balms and lotions as well.

  3. #3
    Thread Starter

    Default

    Should I do the balm first or AS

  4. #4

    Default

    I put on a balm (Trumpers Skin Food) or witch hazel, let it dry and then a light splash of aftershave.
    Pigs are an excellent source of bacon!

  5. Default

    Of course you can. Personally that's the only type of aftershave I use as I don't particularly care for oily stuff on my skin, and if I did I would just use plain mineral oil instead of overpriced oil/water emulsions.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lanesborough, In the "other" Massachusetts
    Posts
    15,722

    Default

    Yeah, balm first then AS. There are several balm's without any scent to them, so they're good to sooth your face after the shave is done.
    Regards, Paul

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    The great state of Kansas.
    Posts
    394

    Default

    I have not tried a balm yet, but I enjoy my Old Spice. It is just a great end to my shave.
    I started out with nothing and I still have most of it left.

  8. #8

    Default

    I just put on an AS like Old Spice or DR Harris Marlborough. Then I follow with some Nivea Sensitive Balm, because alcohol dries my skin too much.
    So yes you can just use your Old Spice.

  9. #9

    Default

    I'm still pretty new to this as well, but I've had great success with the nivea balm(s), but in warmer weather I tend to use just the regular aftershave.

    Good luck and welcome aboard.
    ... Linedrive
    Elatum a Deo non deprimat

  10. #10
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    3,065

    Default

    I use AS then a balm

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Michigan's Thumb
    Posts
    9,805
    Images
    4

    Default

    I use witch hazel, followed by whatever my alcohol based aftershave choice of the day is. I don't find any need for a balm.
    ~~JOHN~~*Founding member of ALPHA Team*

  12. #12

    Default

    I usually use a splash,then a balm simply because my skin gets dry from the alcohol.You can also try adding glycerin to your AS splash.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,343

    Default

    Aftershaves are applied after you shave and dry your face off.

    Most aftershave splashes sting like hell, and they only ever aggravated my razor burn, though lots of people enjoy the stinging sensation. The only exceptions I know of are Mennen Skin Bracer, many of the Trumper ones, A*Men and Halston Catalyst - they don't sting much, and actually sooth and slightly moisturise. Also there are other good ones that have "toner" in their name, like Olay Men.

    I've found a lot of designer after shave gels sting like hell (worst was Nautica Latitude Longitude), but the ones from Gillette are pretty good.

    Aftershave balms is what I usually go for. I haven't found one that doesn't work well, soothing the skin and moisturising it - be it supermarket stuff, expensive stuff from the big skin care people, or the scented designer stuff.
    I use unscented balms like Nivea for Men Extrasensitive either,
    a.......Just by themselves, or
    b....... I put them on, wait 10 minutes or more, then put scented designer aftershave splashes over the top of them (this way, the latter don't sting much), or
    c........I put some balm in my hand, spray three shots of Cologne/EDT into it, mix it with my finger and apply (this way, I make my own scented designer balms, rather than buying them).
    Cheers,
    Renato
    Last edited by Renato1; 05-02-2012 at 07:23 PM.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Montréal, Canada
    Posts
    37,546

    Default

    There's no specific order, it depends what works for you. I only use a splash, no balm. It depends on your skin type.
    Cheers, Luc - My Gear(Wiki) - Have a question, PM a mod. That's why we're here!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    179

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Renato1 View Post
    c........I put some balm in my hand, spray three shots of Cologne/EDT into it, mix it with my finger and apply (this way, I make my own scented designer balms, rather than buying them).
    Cheers,
    Renato
    +1
    I sometimes mix some Nivea sensitive Balm with Old Spice AS in my hand. Works great. Nice smell and moisture.
    Chris Member of BOTOC

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,343

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Raccoon View Post
    .

    Most aftershave splashes sting like hell - don't they feel great? order yourself some Mama Bear Summer AS with an extra shot of menthol!
    Plenty of chaps at Basenotes have said the exact same thing to me over the years, including how it made them feel alive first thing in the morning.
    I'm more of the opinion that I know that I am alive already.

    Cheers,
    Renato

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Posts
    1,343

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kvarten View Post
    +1
    I sometimes mix some Nivea sensitive Balm with Old Spice AS in my hand. Works great. Nice smell and moisture.
    That's good. The balm mixing technique I describe always works with designer scents, but sometimes it kills off too many notes of a particular scent, so that it smells a bit deficient.
    Cheers.
    Renato

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,045

    Default

    Cornhuskers + favorite aftershave = Poor Boys Skin Food.
    Rob- Shower Shaver. Just shave already!

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Rochester, NY
    Posts
    1,708

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by michiganlover View Post
    I use witch hazel, followed by whatever my alcohol based aftershave choice of the day is. I don't find any need for a balm.
    +1 same here
    Ben

  20. #20

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Luc View Post
    There's no specific order, it depends what works for you. I only use a splash, no balm. It depends on your skin type.
    Same for me.
    Have a question or problem? PM a Moderator.

    Make a donation or become a Contributor to B&B here http://badgerandblade.com/vb/payments.php

Similar Threads

  1. FS: Aftershaves
    By noahpictures in forum Shaving Mall - Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-24-2010, 10:42 AM
  2. I'm using up my old aftershaves
    By Peter Mount in forum Aftershaves
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 06-07-2010, 04:41 AM
  3. FS Various Aftershaves
    By Duncan Hill in forum Shaving Mall - Buy/Sell/Trade
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-21-2009, 03:27 PM
  4. Are aftershaves really necessary?
    By dsfo in forum Shave Clinic & Newbie Check-In
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-17-2009, 06:07 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
By accessing Badger & Blade, you agree to abide by the Terms of Usage. You can find our Privacy Policy here.
Once submitted, any posts, images, or content become the property of Badger & Blade.
Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.