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Top 10 Aftershaves For Women

Hate Shaving? These 10 Post-Shave Products Will Make You Change Your Mind

Shaving is a matter of personal preference. There are some people who don’t mind the feel of full armpits and the look of legs covered in hairy strands. There are also people who wouldn’t dare step outside without skin as smooth and hair-free as a newborn baby. Truth be told, a shopper can be both, depending on the mood and the day. That’s why beauty experts always recommend keeping aftershave on hand, because sometimes, one can’t predict when they’ll want to use it.

Whether it’s an aftershave balm, oil, or cream, the skin will be grateful as it treats, and in some cases prevents, the most common shaving annoyances. Ingrown hairs happen when hair curves and grows back into the skin after being removed. Anyone who has ever held a razor in their hand has probably fallen victim to one or many. Those prone to these will especially love aftershave since many of the top formulas actually help prevent ingrown hairs from happening in the first place.

Skin irritation can also be an unfortunate side effect of shaving, especially when you're using a razor past its expiration date or have skin that's prone to allergic reactions. The best aftershaves are enriched with ingredients that treat inflammation, redness, and post-shave bumps.

How We Found The Best Women's Aftershaves

Thankfully, these pain points and more are addressed by the aftershave products on this list. Besides all skin types and budgets being considered, Rank & Style’s proprietary algorithm factored in social media buzz, expert commentary, beauty editor recommendations and other shopping data to create this reader-approved roundup. Ahead, the formulas that made the cut.

Next up, check out the 10 Best Razors For Women.

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June 30, 2022

Words:Rank & Style

Product Expert:Georgia Jones

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Top 10 Lists serve as unbiased shopping guides to the most trusted product recommendations on the internet. Products are scored and ranked using an algorithm backed by data consumers find most valuable when making a purchase. We are reader-supported and may earn a commission when you shop through our links.

The Rankings


Bliss Bump Attendant Pads

Our Score

4.2

Pads

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Exfoliation is an underappreciated tactic for warding off ingrown hairs. Thankfully, Bliss was ahead of the curve when it developed these one-use pads which are infused with glycolic and salicylic acid, two ingredients known for their ability to gently remove the root cause of blemishes while also smoothing out the skin.

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: Lavender oil is also at play to calm redness and inflammation or prevent it from happening altogether.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Fur Skincare Stubble Cream

Our Score

4.25

Cream

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: This gynecologist-tested formula is an aftershave that just so happens to be an all-over body moisturizer, too. One of its key ingredients, olive extract, softens hair and makes it appear finer when it grows back.

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: Tea tree oil helps balance sebum production, which means fewer blemishes and quicker healing. 

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


IntiMD Coochy Intimate After Shave Protection Moisturizer

Our Score

4.25

Mist

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: The name leaves nothing to the imagination. Here is an antioxidant-rich moisturizer made exclusively for the intimate area but still safe to use on other parts of the body. The formula is mostly botanical extracts without alcohol, sulfates, and parabens, ingredients that aren’t necessarily harmful to the entire body but can be irritating to private areas. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: This formula applies like a mist through a spray applicator.


Truly Coco Cloud After Shave Moisturizer

Our Score

4.3

Moisturizer

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: It almost looks good enough to eat, but don’t be fooled by the sweet exterior. This aftershave moisturizer packs a heavy punch with ingredients that deep condition, strengthen the skin barrier, and diminish bumps and dry patches. 

USER REVIEW: “First off, it smells amazing. To me, it smells like a coconut chai latte with extra sweet cream. It makes my legs look like and glazed donut. This is my favorite moisturizer I’ve tried thus far from Truly. I recommend rubbing it together in your hands to warm it up before applying.”

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Completely Bare Bikini Bump Blaster

Our Score

4.35

Affordable

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: These pre-moistened pads take the mess out of aftershave—but not the effectiveness. Each one is infused with glycolic and salicylic acids to exfoliate and green tea extract to soothe. Combined, they’ll improve the overall health of the skin and decrease the appearance of bumps and razor burn.

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: Because of the exfoliant acids, these work best on oily and combination skin. 


Bikini Zone Medicated After Shave Creme

Our Score

4.4

Medicated

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: For some shoppers, shaving is a painful but necessary process. They’ll be relieved to find this aftershave cream is enriched with the pain reliever lidocaine and cooling menthol for almost immediate relief after using a razor. 

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: The gel is also quick-absorbing. So much so, that it promises to be stain-free. 


Gillette Venus Daily Soothing Serum

Our Score

4.45

Serum

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Oftentimes, shaving cream and/or razors can deplete the skin of moisture, which ends up being the real culprit behind ingrown hairs, bumps, and soreness. This gentle daily serum is designed to restore moisture while also addressing excess oil. Lactic acid, the most gentle of chemical exfoliants, dissolves dead skin cells and speeds up cell turnover to keep the skin smooth and properly hydrated.

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: It’s been tested by dermatologists and gynecologists and made without fragrance, so even shoppers with sensitive skin can reap the benefits.


Fur Skincare Fur Oil

Our Score

4.5

Oil

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Here’s a cult favorite that feels as good as it looks. The formula is exclusively plant oil-based and tackles a variety of concerns associated with hair removal. A standout ingredient is clary sage oil, which acts as an antimicrobial and astringent to calm post-shave irritation.

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: Though it’s designed for the bikini line, pubic area, and underarms, it can be used all over and absorbs quickly into the skin.

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free


Shaveworks The Cool Fix

Our Score

4.55

Gel

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: Both preventative and prescriptive, this oldie but goodie owes its staying power to a gel formula that combines exfoliating glycolic acid with multiple botanical extracts to provide instant cooling relief and protection against future bumps.

SOMETHING ELSE TO KNOW: Derm-tested, allergy-tested, and fragrance-free? It’s no wonder shoppers of every skin type swear by it.


Tend Skin Solutions

Our Score

4.8

Best Overall

WHY IT MADE THE LIST: If there’s one thing shoppers love about this aftershave liquid, it’s how quickly it works. The formula is heavy-duty, but because it’s fragrance-free, may still be non-irritating for sensitive skin (still, it’s best for combination skin). Use it once, and watch redness practically vanish into thin air. Use consistently, and daily, and that same redness, along with ingrown hairs and razor bumps, will become a distant memory.

USER REVIEW: “I never leave reviews for anything, but this stuff blew my mind to the point that I felt the need to rave about it. Buy it—it’s 100000% worth the price tag. I get the WORST razor burn, cysts, ingrown hairs, redness, and soreness when I shave [and] have purchased just about every single product on the market. The only thing they did was make these issues more severe, except this product. I noticed immediate results, no redness, a significant decrease in ingrowns, and no soreness. Every single side effect from shaving—gone in the blink of an eye."

Cruelty Free

Cruelty Free

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