You might have the best shaver and shaving cream money can buy, but how about after you’re done shaving? Your skin needs proper treatment after you’ve dragged a blade across it. You need to protect your skin from getting tight and drying out. A really good aftershave balm will give your face the needed protection to stay soft and moisturized over time.
Aside from acting as an astringent that cleanses your skin after a shave, aftershave balm benefits your skin, giving it a softer finish. It will make you look and feel fresh and clean. A quality aftershave balm shouldn’t contain alcohol. You don’t need to subject yourself to a burning sensation after each shave. A good balm should soothe, not sting.
There are a lot of decent aftershave balms out there, and most of them happen to be alcohol-free. But four of them stand out above the rest. Here are the top four alcohol-free aftershave balms on the market.
Lather & Wood Sandalwood Aftershave Balm
Nivea for Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
The Art of Shaving Lemon Aftershave Balm
The Art of Shaving comes in sandalwood, ocean kelp and unscented as well. You only need to apply a small amount to your face and neck to stay moisturized and irritation free all day. It’s concentrated, so it should last quite a long time. You’ll get your money’s worth.
Baxter of California Aftershave Balm
The four balms above are generally the best, and should work great for almost anyone. But not everyone reacts the same way to different aftershave balms, so it’s recommended that you test them out on your skin before buying a bottle or a tube if possible. But whether you have normal, sensitive or dry skin, alcohol-free aftershave balms are the best. The lack of alcohol is a sign of quality, as alcohol can actually be irritating if you have sensitive skin. Always go with alcohol-free.