Here’s our selection of the best after shaves for the winter
Generally, the skin needs further care in the winter as opposed to summer, whether it’s dry, greasy, mixed, sensitive… The cold temperatures and the wind usually harm it and dry it quite a lot… And if we combine climate conditions with daily or regular shaves, even more so! Luckily, the traditional shaving ritual includes the use of several hydrating products, but frequently exposing the face of the skin, which is the most sensitive, to the razor, can be pretty hard. So, if we want our skin to look as healthy as usual, we’ll have to spoil it a little bit more.
As we were saying, a good traditional shaving ritual includes several hydrating products, such as pre shave lotion and a good shaving soap or cream that produces dense and abundant foam. However, there is one product that is especially important to soothe the skin —the one we use after shaving: the aftershave, of course. As you probably know, there are different kinds of aftershaves: balms, lotions, with alcohol, without it… Which is the best after shave for the winter? We tell you in the following lines!
Meißner Tremonia Strong’n Scottish Aftershave Lotion 100ml
Undoubtedly, the Meißner Tremonia Strong’n Scottish Aftershave Lotion 100ml is one of our favourite aftershave lotions. It’s a lotion with alcohol, so it’s more adequate for less sensitive, less likely to get irritated skins —otherwise, it could be a bit itchy in the moment of application. If it’s our favourite aftershave lotion, the reason is its incredible aroma, which is warm and winter-like: warm, burnt oak with notes of Scottish whisky. Besides, it has great soothing power thanks to its ingredients: pure and chemical-free alcohol, organic glycerine, Scottish whisky and extracts of organic witch hazel and eucalyptus. A true luxury!
Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street Alcohol Free Aftershave Lotion 100ml
If you’re looking for an alcohol-free after shave lotion, the Taylor of Old Bond Street Jermyn Street Alcohol Free Aftershave Lotion may just be the one that will keep you company all winter long. If you don’t like balms but aftershaves with alcohol are too rough on your skin during the colder months, you just found your new favourite shaving product. Furthermore, it has a very nice smell of lavender, lemon and lime but with some sweet, warm notes that make it perfect for the winter —musk, patchouli and vanilla, among others.
Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood After Shave Balm 100ml
The Truefitt & Hill Sandalwood After Shave Balm is yet another wonderful winter product. Generally, after shave balms can be nicer in the winter, since they tend to be creamier and more hydrating —that is, they can have a greater calming effect on the skin. This particular one is wonderful thanks to its hydrating and soothing ingredients, among which you can find lanolin and aloe vera. Its soft, warm and sophisticated aroma is also worth mentioning, with notes of sandalwood, tonka bean, cedar, thyme and jasmine.
Saponificio Varesino Special Edition Cubebe Aftershave 125ml
Let’s continue with this little jewel by the Italian brand Saponificio Varesino, the Saponificio Varesino Special Edition Cubebe Aftershave —a creamy, calming and soothing aftershave with vegetable alcohol. Its bergamot, lemon and pine tree aroma with notes of nutmeg, pepper and vetiver will transport you directly to the mountains. Furthermore, its elegant packaging will leave you astonished.
Tabac After Shave Balm 75ml
Finally, we recommend you the Tabac After Shave Balm. The German brand offers a product that freshens and soothes the skin, besides calming all possible irritations. It has a truly masculine smell, with notes of pepper, bergamot, moss and neroli oil. Besides, it has a very competitive price —which never hurts!
Which are, according to you, the best aftershaves for the winter? Do you use different products in the summer and in the winter? Give us your opinion in the comments!