Aftershave comes in liquid and balm formats. A balm has a thicker consistency and a more subtle scent. It is more soothing, and often a good choice for sensitive skin.
Many aftershave liquids have an alcohol base that provides that cooling feeling that many men love. The alcohol can prevent infection if you nick your skin! They can also dry the skin, and some find that they cause an unpleasant burning sensation. If this is the case for you, choose an alcohol-free formula or a balm.
Which formula and scent you choose is a matter of personal choice.
Aftershave helps close the pores and smooth the skin. Once you are done shaving, rinse your face with warm water to remove any remaining soap and then wash your face with cold water to tighten the pores. If you have nicked yourself the cold water will also help stop the bleeding. Dry your face and then apply aftershave.
Amazing Shaving offers a full line of Colonel Ichabod Conk aftershaves, including both balms and alcohol-based solutions. Choose a scent that matches or blends with your favorite Colonel Conk soap:
Amber aftershave cologne provides a clean, natural, woodsy essence.
The Almond aftershave balm soothes the skin and emits a masculine almond fragrance.
Lime aftershave evokes a tropical scent.
And the old classic, Bay Rum, mixes natural bay leaves and Jamaican rum.