03-07-2017, 04:47 PM
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I have neither the cash or the space to have matching sets of scents from lather to cologne. I read somewhere that enjoying your favorite soap or cream and cologne without matching is as simple as using an unscented balm in between. So gentlemen what are your favorite unscented balms and why?

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 03-07-2017, 04:55 PM
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(03-07-2017, 04:47 PM)RetroRon Wrote: I have neither the cash or the space to have matching sets of scents from lather to cologne. I read somewhere that enjoying your favorite soap or cream and cologne without matching is as simple as using an unscented balm in between. So gentlemen what are your favorite unscented balms and why?

I have 4 options for you.  All of these absorb well and do not clog pores.

- Speick - Great daily balm, better than Nivea for healing but not as "thick" as Soap Commander or L'Occitane.
- Nivea Sensitive balm - Lighter balm for days that are less rough. 
- L'Occitane - Heaviest balm but absorbs well.  I use this when my face feels really raw.  Their Cade balm is also very nice, if you want to try the scented version (juniper scent).
- Soap Commander Integrity - Can be bought with or without menthol.  Lasts well and has good healing properties.  I've been using Soap Commander (of all flavors) recently as my go to daily balm.

Eric

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 03-07-2017, 05:04 PM
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(03-07-2017, 04:55 PM)EricM Wrote:
(03-07-2017, 04:47 PM)RetroRon Wrote: I have neither the cash or the space to have matching sets of scents from lather to cologne. I read somewhere that enjoying your favorite soap or cream and cologne without matching is as simple as using an unscented balm in between. So gentlemen what are your favorite unscented balms and why?

I have 4 options for you.  All of these absorb well and do not clog pores.

- Speick - Great daily balm, better than Nivea for healing but not as "thick" as Soap Commander or L'Occitane.
- Nivea Sensitive balm - Lighter balm for days that are less rough. 
- L'Occitane - Heaviest balm but absorbs well.  I use this when my face feels really raw.  Their Cade balm is also very nice, if you want to try the scented version (juniper scent).
- Soap Commander Integrity - Can be bought with or without menthol.  Lasts well and has good healing properties.  I've been using Soap Commander (of all flavors) recently as my go to daily balm.

Eric

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 03-07-2017, 05:35 PM
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(03-07-2017, 04:47 PM)RetroRon Wrote: I have neither the cash or the space to have matching sets of scents from lather to cologne. I read somewhere that enjoying your favorite soap or cream and cologne without matching is as simple as using an unscented balm in between. So gentlemen what are your favorite unscented balms and why?

I would suggest either Soap Commander Integrity or Stirling. Both are excellent.

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 03-07-2017, 05:51 PM
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Art of Shaving Unscented is as luxurious and soothing as anything I've ever tried. Highly recommended.

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 03-07-2017, 05:58 PM
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Simpson Aftershave Balm, which is only available unscented.

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 03-08-2017, 11:14 AM
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- Jack Black unscented post shave gel
- AoS unscented aftershave balm
- Xpec unscented aftershave gel

All 3 are fantastic

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 03-11-2017, 09:38 AM
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Proraso Original Liquid Cream Aftershave Balm.  This one comes in the white, &, green package.

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 03-11-2017, 10:05 AM
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I'm cheap. DIY it. Base oil of your choice (Olive, Avocado, Almond, Grapeseed, Meadowfoam)+ spot of Argan+Aloe . Bob's your cheap uncle.

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 03-11-2017, 01:06 PM
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I have decided to order some Bordeaux Aftershave Balm, from Soap Smooth.  I shall order it next week.

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 03-12-2017, 01:06 AM
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Eufros balm. Oil base with some great additions that leaves your skin feeling nourished and smooth, without any oiliness or tackyness.

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 03-12-2017, 06:39 AM
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Stirling. Effective.

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 03-25-2017, 04:32 PM
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Thanks guys for the input! It really helps those of us who are new to what I call luxury wet shaving. 
I purchased two scented from the "best face feel" recommendations and they are great.
Now I'm going to chose one or two from here and go for it.

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 03-29-2017, 06:35 PM
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(03-07-2017, 05:51 PM)nervosa1901 Wrote: Art of Shaving Unscented is as luxurious and soothing as anything I've ever tried. Highly recommended.

This is so good, I don't even use ASBs (...maybe 2-3x a year) and still keep this one around. Smells like luxury. And it just works. Beautiful product.

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 04-07-2017, 06:06 AM
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Lab Series Razor Burn Relief Ultra.  Seemingly expensive but a little goes a very long way & it's non-greasy too.  Very calming.

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