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Zirh Erase Aftershave Relief Tonic Review Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming razor burn bumps ingrown hairs

Zirh Erase Aftershave Relief Tonic

Zirh Erase Aftershave Relief Tonic Ingredients Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming razor burn bumps ingrown hair

Zirh Erase Aftershave Relief Tonic Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$$$ ($30-$40) – Available at ZirhBeauty.com, Beautybar.com, and Amazon.
Scent: Subtle classic barbershop aftershave smell with a hint of citrus mixed in.
I Like: how the tonic soothes razor burn. Made from witch hazel, not alcohol. Pleasant masculine fragrance.
Not a fan of: the price. I’m accustomed to paying more for moisturizers, not toners.

Zirh’s Erase Aftershave Relief Tonic is one the few post-shave splashes I can recommend as it does not contain alcohol.  The calendula and chamomile ingredients are effective at soothing razor burn.  I’m not so sure about how well Zirh Erase works to treat razor bumps and ingrown hair.  It comes in a masculine-looking bottle – the dispenser has a small hole, which allows you to use the tonic sparingly.  One bottle should last you about 3-4 months with normal use.  This product does not moisturize so you’ll need to complement it with a face lotion.

Buy this product while you still can.  The Zirh brand is going away soon 😦

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American Crew Post-Shave Cooling Lotion Review Caulfield's Counter mens grooming male skin care skincare shaving men

American Crew Post-Shave Cooling Lotion

American Crew Post-Shave Cooling Lotion Ingredients List Caulfield's Counter mens grooming male skin care skincare shaving men

American Crew Post-Shave Cooling Lotion Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Drugstore.com and Amazon.
Scent: Slight hint of tea tree.
I Like: the light texture and mild cooling sensation.
Not a fan of: the paraben preservatives.

American Crew’s Post-Shave Cooling Lotion is a versatile, lightweight after shave balm that also acts as an all-purpose face moisturizer.  The tea tree oil in the lotion helps soothe and disinfect, thus minimizing post-shave irritation.  I recommend this product to those with normal to oily skin.  Unless applied constantly throughout the day, this light lotion may not sufficiently moisturize dry skin.

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Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Aftershave Giveaway Contest Competition Caulfields Counter Mens Grooming Male Skincare Shave shaving after swag

Win this:: Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Aftershave

Our latest giveaway features Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Aftershave.  To find out how to qualify for our giveaways please visit the Contests section.  One lucky winner will be randomly selected.  The deadline to qualify for this contest is Monday, August 22nd at 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time.  Good luck!

See our review for Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care for Men Aftershave here.

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Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion Review Male Skincare Caulfields Counter

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion Caulfields Counter Male Skincare Mens Grooming Toner Product Review

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$$ ($30) – Available at Origins and Macy’s.
Scent: Light blend of chamomile, lavender, patchouli, and orange.
I liked: the product’s unique ayurvedic scent as well as its soothing and hydrating properties.
I didn’t like: nothing.  This is a great toner for sensitive skin.

Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion works very well as an aftershave splash and refreshing skin toner.  I’m normally not a big fan of face toners and astringents as they usually contain alcohol and do more harm than good.  However, this “lotion” (which is really a splash) is alcohol-free and contains a number of plant-based ingredients that help soothe and hydrate the skin.  I really enjoyed the product’s calming scent, which is a light blend of chamomile, lavender, patchouli, and orange.  As with all toners the Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Treatment Lotion should be used after washing and before moisturizing.

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Kiehls Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer Caulfields Counter Product Review Men Shaving

Kiehl's Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer

Kiehls Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer Caulfields Counter Product Review Men Shaving Texture

Kiehl's Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer (Texture)

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Kiehl’s, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York.
Scent: Light menthol, slightly medicinal.
I liked: the cream’s richness – you only need to apply a small amount.  This product did a great job at soothing and moisturizing my face after shaving.  Enjoyed the light menthol fragrance.  Contains a number of beneficial ingredients including avocado oil, sesame seed oil, vitamin E, and cocoa butter.
I didn’t like: the paraben preservatives.

Kiehl’s Ultimate Mens After Shave Balm and Moisturizer won me over as soon as I tried it.  I enjoyed how rich and thick this balm felt.  Natural ingredients such as avocado oil, sesame seed oil, olive oil, and cocoa butter helped to instantly soothe and moisturize my skin post-shave.  Because the cream is so rich, you only need to apply a small amount.  The light traces of menthol and camphor felt subtly invigorating.  You can use this product any time, day or night – not just after shaving.  This cream works particularly well in cold and/or dry weather.

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How to Prep, Shave, and Soothe Your Handsome Face Caulfields Counter

  • Properly preparing your face by washing with warm water and a gentle face wash can help you achieve a smoother shave.  Washing your face removes the dirt and debris that can hinder the glide of your razor.  Using a gentle face scrub twice a week will optimize the shaving experience.
  • When using shave cream, start by applying to the areas with toughest beard growth such as the chin.  This gives the cream more time to penetrate and soften the beard.
  • Nothing can hurt your face more than using a worn-out razor.  Switch out your blade(s) the moment you notice your razor becoming dull.  Signs include increased post-shave irritation/razor burn and frequent cuts.
  • Always moisturize and condition your face with an alcohol-free aftershave balm or lotion. Don’t skimp in this department – one layer is usually not enough.  Continue to apply until any sign of discomfort or irritation is gone and your face is properly moisturized.
  • If you shower after you shave, be sure to moisturize again after showering.

Check out the video below for a step-by-step demonstration:

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