Aftershave lotion – which one to choose and why should I actually use it?

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Aftershave is one of the most common grooming products used by men. Although visits to a barber are becoming more and more popular, still a large number of men shave on their own. After shaving, it is worth using the right fluid. Which specification to choose and what benefits does the aftershave fluid provide?

What are the benefits of aftershave fluid?

After shaving, especially such delicate skin that is on your face, you should apply a soothing agent to it. These can be a lotion or liquid. By applying them to slightly damp skin, we can be sure that no blemishes or imperfections will appear on the surface of the skin. In addition, it will not be tight and unpleasant to the touch

It is also worth taking into account ingrown hairs. By ensuring that your skin is properly moisturized, you will also avoid this painful condition.


Aftershave is a product that is supposed to disinfect the skin immediately after shaving. This way, we can be sure that the skin will be in great condition, even with daily shaving. In addition, the water minimizes the effect of skin redness. After use, we can feel a pleasant refreshment on the skin

Importantly, aftershave also has features similar to perfume. Its scent lingers on the skin for a long time. Therefore, before choosing a particular product, you should know its composition and fragrance. Many men abandon the traditional perfume in favor of classic cologne. When choosing the right cosmetic, always pay attention to the composition. The more natural extracts, the better. This is because they have the best soothing effect. Here are the ones that work best on irritated skin after shaving.

Aloe Vera

This is a plant that has powerful nourishing and hydrating properties. So, it will improve the overall appearance of your skin and also visibly soothe redness and irritation on your skin.


Cosmetics with the addition of chamomile have soothing as well as toning effects.


It is a plant that moisturizes, soothes and softens the skin irritated after shaving. Allantoin makes the skin pleasant and extremely soft to the touch.

Shea butter

It has long been known that it has a beneficial effect on the skin. It not only moisturizes and lubricates it, but also protects it against adverse effects of external factors.


This ingredient perfectly softens and moisturizes the skin. It can be used in combination with allantoin or alternatively.

Cocoa butter

An ingredient that eliminates negative effects of free radicals. It also has a beneficial effect on the production of collagen in the skin.

Witch hazel extract

The plant in question has been appearing in cosmetics for a short time. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and toning properties.

Castor oil

This ingredient is also responsible for softening the skin. It also has a nourishing and smoothing effect.

Milk thistle oil

This plant exhibits anti-inflammatory as well as antioxidant effects.

Birch sap

This ingredient should be found in every lotion and liquid for men. It is great for eliminating skin problems and also has an antiseptic effect.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint extract is great for refreshing and soothing, as well as toning the skin.

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