02-26-2013, 03:04 AM
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  • max1ci6
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  • Sirolo AN, Italy
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What do you advise for an AS balm without chemicals?
I prefer balm to splash and like to use less chemicals i can.

Thanks

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 02-26-2013, 05:32 AM
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Crown Shaving Co. Their balm is fantastic with a simple ingredient list.

http://www.crownshavingco.com/products.htm

Available at West Coast Shaving as well.

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 02-26-2013, 05:53 AM
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Check out the Aubrey Organics line of after shave balms

http://www.aubrey-organics.com/Category/...aving.aspx

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 02-26-2013, 06:00 AM
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Pure jojoba oil, perhaps...?

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 02-26-2013, 06:14 AM
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Weleda After Shave Balm

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 02-26-2013, 06:40 AM
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  • Johnny
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I have very sensitive skin and have been using this for years. One of the best I've found.

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 02-26-2013, 07:13 AM
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The Village Barber balm is superb

http://www.villagebarber.com/products/shaving-balm

Very thick and calming. I really recommend it.

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 02-26-2013, 07:24 AM
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  • Songwind
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I'm going to go ahead and be that guy and point out that "chemicals" are why A/S balms work, and ask where your personal line is.

I really like how RazoRock A/S Wax treats my skin. It contains alcohol, but it's not a huge amount and never leaves me feeling dried out.

I'm also fond of PREP pre/post shave cream. Very soothing on rough razor burn. Not the greatest scent in the world, unfortunately, but it goes away quickly.

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 02-26-2013, 09:09 AM
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  • EHV
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Organic, Unrefined Shea Butter. Biggrin

The Nilotica version is nice and soft. By far, the best "balm" that I've ever used and no chemicals or processing.

You can add scent beforehand with another product and the shea butter will ultimately "seal in" the scent and prolong it.

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 02-26-2013, 09:10 AM
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As Eric mentioned, it would be helpful to know which chemicals you are trying to avoid, ie parabens, alcohol, etc.. That being said the Razorock aftershave Wax is
about as natural as it comes; the performance is good, but the scent is not my favorite...to me it's a rather woodsy smell.

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 02-26-2013, 09:44 AM
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  • max1ci6
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Thanks for advises guys Smile
I am trying to avoid parabens for sure.
I already use Unrefined Shea Butter and that could be already enough , i know , but i like to finish with some scent too .
I find unrefined shea butter has a very mild smell and will try the EHW's suggestion.

My post shave routine is :
warm water rinse
pass alum block stone
tools cleaning
cold water rinse
dry off with towel
apply shea butter
in 10/15 min apply AS balm

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 02-26-2013, 11:25 AM
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  • Songwind
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If you're already applying the shea butter, why not just go with a cologne for scent?

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 02-26-2013, 12:00 PM
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  • max1ci6
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I could Smile

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 02-26-2013, 02:03 PM
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The Shea butter + balm seems a little overkill for me, but if your looking for some paraben free balms I would recommend RR as wax or the new Proraso balms.

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