When you shave you make lots of tiny cuts to the face. The alcohol in aftershave triggers a pain response but rapidly evaporates leaving you with a gentle tingle. Top tip, if it stings like crazy you're probably shaving wrong, using a dull blade, not appropriately protecting your face with shaving cream etc.
So, what is aftershave made out of?
Aftershave is a liquid product applied to skin after shaving. It contains an antiseptic agent such as denatured alcohol, stearate citrate or witch hazel to prevent infection of cuts, as well as to act as an astringent to reduce skin irritation.
Which is better aftershave or cologne?
An Aftershave contains less perfume oil (around (1%-3%), therefore the scent isn't as long lasting as an Eau de Toilette. Many aftershaves contain soothing and cooling ingredients, such as Aloe Vera. This helps soothe the skin after a shave . An Eau de Cologne will contain 2%-5%.
What are the benefits of after shave?
An aftershave can arrest bleeding caused by shaving & help your facial skin heal faster. It has a soothing effect on the skin. Hygienic benefits include keeping the skin pores clean & bacteria-free. This helps prevent acne.