04-30-2017, 10:19 AM
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Hi All-- I'm starting to do some research for a Sharpologist article about which aftershave balms work best to get rid of razor burn the quickest. I'm specifically thinking of burn (redness, irritation) vs. shave bumps or ingrowns. Please suggest some products I can purchase to test. Also interested in DIY solutions you've tried that worked well (others have suggested tea bags, aloe vera, sunburn creams, etc.).

(Yes, I know that the best way to fix razor burn is to avoid it in the first place with proper prep/lather/technique Biggrin )

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 04-30-2017, 10:37 AM
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Simpsons Aftershave Balm.

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 04-30-2017, 10:39 AM
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Myrsol Emulsion for me.

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 04-30-2017, 11:28 AM
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  • Smudge
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(04-30-2017, 10:39 AM)Asafiev Wrote: Myrsol Emulsion for me.

Lucky Tiger Face Tonic.

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 04-30-2017, 11:33 AM
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I find Speick and L'Occitane to be very healing.

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 05-01-2017, 04:36 AM
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  • Mouser
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I used balms exclusively back when I was shaving with canned good and multi-blade razors but since I made the switch I very, very rarely need a balm but when I do I use L'Occitane  Baux.

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 05-01-2017, 04:47 AM
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Penhaligon's works very well, on the cheaper end of the spectrum proraso green preshave works very well too, especially for summer time

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 05-01-2017, 09:08 AM
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L & L Grooming aftershave liniment gives me the best results.

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 05-01-2017, 09:17 AM
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Krampert's 80 Below works wonders for me, YMMV though considering the sheer amount of menthol in it.

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 05-01-2017, 09:19 AM
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I'm interested in this topic as well as I have sensitive skin and I get what I call "superficial" razor burn from time to time -- redness that lasts for a hour or two and goes away without any enduring discomfort.  I've not yet found a balm or product that soothes this redness -- as a matter of fact, most balms I've tried seem to inflame it.  Will be following this thread (and article!) with interest.

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 05-01-2017, 09:23 AM
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I will say I've read good things from members here about Santa Maria Novella Emulsione Analcolica.

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 05-01-2017, 09:45 AM
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(05-01-2017, 09:19 AM)surfshaver Wrote: I'm interested in this topic as well as I have sensitive skin and I get what I call "superficial" razor burn from time to time -- redness that lasts for a hour or two and goes away without any enduring discomfort.  I've not yet found a balm or product that soothes this redness -- as a matter of fact, most balms I've tried seem to inflame it.  Will be following this thread (and article!) with interest.

I noticed this same thing when I was using myrsol splashes. Loved the feel and it was a superficial redness but I stopped using them because of the redness. I dont really get the redness from the balms I've used though

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 05-01-2017, 09:54 AM
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Just used today to verify my recollection, St. James' Geranium Lavender gel for sensitive skin. Great stuff with very little scent.


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 05-01-2017, 11:05 AM
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Nivea is a great product and it is no expensive I have been using it for over three years.  The Aveeno is no longer made and I was not pleased with Neutrogena.

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 05-01-2017, 04:56 PM
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If you are really raw then Speick (it's very thick), otherwise Prorasso.  Prorasso liquid is a great value.

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 05-01-2017, 06:17 PM
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I know it is not a balm, but unrefined shea butter is superb for any type of skin irritation.

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 05-01-2017, 06:32 PM
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  • DayMan
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Not a balm, but I think the Cremo lotions work great.  The regular formula and SPF both work about the same.  They don't feel heavy on your face, but they moisturize well and get rid of irritation quickly if I get any.

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 05-01-2017, 06:33 PM
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(05-01-2017, 06:17 PM)celestino Wrote: I know it is not a balm, but unrefined shea butter is superb for any type of skin irritation.

Signs011

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 05-02-2017, 10:39 AM
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Gft coral skin food. It's like your skin just drinks it and it really calms things down for me.

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 05-02-2017, 03:35 PM
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Most Effective Aftershave Balm For Razor Burn?

wait till the next day is the best solution for razor burn

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