11-19-2013, 09:06 AM
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Just curious as to whether there's a preference among you fine folks for aftershave splashes that contain alcohol versus those which do not. If you like one over the other, why?

Thanks everyone!

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 11-19-2013, 09:25 AM
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Personally I would love to use alcohol-based splashes. Unfortunately rosacea on my skin doesn't, so I generally go with non-alcoholic balms.

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 11-19-2013, 09:28 AM
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(11-19-2013, 09:25 AM)jpakstis Wrote: Personally I would love to use alcohol-based splashes. Unfortunately rosacea on my skin doesn't, so I generally go with non-alcoholic balms.

Have you ever tried an alcohol-free splash? Just curious.

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 11-19-2013, 09:57 AM
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(11-19-2013, 09:28 AM)BarristerN_Mann Wrote: Have you ever tried an alcohol-free splash? Just curious.

I have tried the Lucky Tiger After Shave & Face Tonic and some Thayer's no-alcohol witch hazel and I like it but it'd be nice to get a little of that alcohol "sting" without the alcohol. And none of them seem to tone, which are probably two of the reasons why people like to use alcohol-based splashes.

Krampert's Finest is probably the best I've tried in not flaring up any rosacea with an alcohol-based AS.

The Gilbert Henry Bay Rum balm actually gives a nice astringent sting and tingly feeling when I first apply it.

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 11-19-2013, 10:25 AM
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Alcohol. Purely just for the burn.

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 11-19-2013, 10:27 AM
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(11-19-2013, 10:25 AM)Kerrplunk Wrote: Alcohol. Purely just for the burn.

Interesting! If I might ask: what is it about the burn that you like?

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 11-19-2013, 10:40 AM
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I used to be no-alcohol, but I've completely gone the opposite way, and can't start a day without that sensation.

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 11-19-2013, 10:58 AM
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I only use non-alcohol. I already get enough burn from the alum.

Besides, I feel that the ones with alcohol don't keep the moisturizing feeling long enough.

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 11-19-2013, 11:13 AM
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During the spring and summer, alcohol all the way. Especially when it's particularly warm - I don't want a warm, greasy face that balms typically give.

Fall and winter, balms. It's cold here in the winter. Snow and biting wind. Balms just mask your face better, and I find my face isn't as dry. O Canada.

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 11-19-2013, 12:07 PM
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(11-19-2013, 11:13 AM)Rumwood Wrote: During the spring and summer, alcohol all the way. Especially when it's particularly warm - I don't want a warm, greasy face that balms typically give.

Fall and winter, balms. It's cold here in the winter. Snow and biting wind. Balms just mask your face better, and I find my face isn't as dry. O Canada.

I am similar, but only use balms on cold days. Luckily for me that's mostly just January and February with a smattering of days in the other winter months. I have so many tubes of Simpson's Shave Balm I'll never need to order any from anywhere.

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 11-19-2013, 01:25 PM
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Depends on the day and how my skin feels. Mostly Pre de Provence balm in colder weather.

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 11-19-2013, 02:09 PM
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I use a face moisturizer after the alcohol based after shave. I feel like I'm getting a better overall performance by choosing two products that each serve a difference purpose, rather than trying to combine them.

I like the antiseptic and astringent properties of the alcohol based after shave (I could use witch hazel, too, it's a matter of variety and preference). I like a wet, non-lotion feel first after the shave.

I finish getting dressed, whatever, and about 10 or 15 minutes later I apply a very non-greasy moisturizer, more of a lotion or cream.

I feel this is the best of both worlds.

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 11-19-2013, 03:20 PM
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I'm with Face Bannon

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 11-19-2013, 05:05 PM
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Alcohol for me. I tend to have oily skin so no problem with drying and I love the sensation.

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 11-19-2013, 05:07 PM
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Seems like I had best get to work on an alcohol aftershave! I released an alcohol-free splash about a month ago, but it seems that more people seem to go for the alcohol versions. What do you folks think about sandalwood overall?

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 11-19-2013, 07:27 PM
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Alcohol AS for me. If I use balms or something without any alcohol the irritation just sits there and smolders all night long. I also have oily skin so the drying actually helps my skin. And I also like the burn it just feels good and quenches any irritation right away. If I do use a balm my face feels like a greasy mess.

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 11-19-2013, 07:28 PM
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(11-19-2013, 07:27 PM)sunflake Wrote: Alcohol AS for me. If I use balms or something without any the irritation just sits there and smolders all night long. I also have oily skin so the drying actually helps my skin. And I also like the burn it just feels good and quenches any irritation right away. If I do use a balm my face feels like a greasy mess.

Have you ever thought about trying an alcohol-free splash?

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 11-19-2013, 09:33 PM
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Alcohol splash for me. I've tried some very good non alcohol splashes and currently like RazoRock Problem Solver but I like the burn too. I feel underwhelmed when I splash on a non alcohol splash.

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 11-20-2013, 05:18 AM
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alcohol for me, usually in the form of a Bay Rum. but, if the AS has some assortment of plant oils/extracts, I find it somewhat mitigates any "drying" effect of an alcohol AS.
There are a few balms I CAN use, but generally, they are overkill in the "moisture" department.
Then, while it could be said that alcohol is alcohol, how "drying" it is varies with the
kind of alcohol used. Cane alcohol, I usually do okay with.
(post-post edit: AS with glycerin, I could live without.)

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 11-20-2013, 04:40 PM
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I have used non-alcohol gels (Nancy Boy Signature), non-alcohol balm (Trumpers Coral), non-alcohol splashes (Thayer's Witch Hazel Lavender and Rose) and alcohol aftershave (Royall Lymes).

Of those; Royall Lymes is the absolute bomb. The refreshing lime scent with warm undertones and the bracing alcohol burn that is quickly mellowed by the 77 botanical oils.

I just love the ying/yang of sting followed by the soothing essential oils

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