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Top 10 Men's Drugstore Aftershave

Your Post Shave Routine Requires One Of These Drugstore Aftershave Gels and Creams

Your Post Shave Routine Requires One Of These Drugstore Aftershave Gels and Creams

Let’s talk about skincare, guys. Whether you have a skincare routine or not, there’s one thing you must have in your bathroom cabinet: an aftershave. A good aftershave is necessary to calm your skin down after taking a razor to it and will prevent irritation while reducing the appearance of redness. It’s also soothing and leaves your face feeling cool and refreshed. So, all in all, it’s a good product to have by your side! Whether you’re looking for something that’s more hydrating, or you want an aftershave that’s more on the classic side, one thing’s for sure—you probably don’t want to spend a fortune on it. This is why we’ve rounded up the best men’s drugstore aftershaves. From daily moisturizing lotions to classic toners that can be splashed on your face, these aftershaves can all be found at the drugstore and, best of all, are under $20! Providing relief to your freshly shaved face doesn’t have to come at a costly price. Find the aftershave that’s right for you by shopping our picks. Opening image: harrys.com

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July 11, 2018

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Harry's Men's Post Shave Balm

Our Score

USERS SAID: “This shave balm is amazing it leaves you feeling refreshed and satisfied. It goes on super smooth as well, it even smells great. I feel like I get a shave right at Harry's Corner Shop.”

LOVED FOR: The soothing relief provided by the natural ingredients like licorice root, aloe, and cucumber


Burt's Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Aftershave

Our Score

BEST FOR: Deeply moisturizing your face with nourishing sunflower and coconut oils, leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated

USERS SAID: “This is my favorite aftershave lotion. I've tried many. Moisturizes well and has an awesome scent that compliments most classic shaving creams I use. Very woody and warm smelling. It's also very thin and a little goes a long way. Highly recommend this aftershave!”


Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm

Our Score

USERS SAID: “There is no better after shave lotion in the market. It's thin, it smells good, and is the perfect lotion for sensitive skin prone to breakouts. It absorbs into the skin quickly and you don't have to use much to cover the areas you need to moisturize. It has drastically reduced the amount of razor burn I get from time to time and doesn't leave my skin feeling heavy and greasy.”

BEST FOR: Those with sensitive skin will benefit from this formula that has no drying alcohol and a light fragrance. 


Lucky Tiger After Shave and Face Tonic

Our Score

HELPFUL TIP: Use a cotton ball when applying to ensure the toning process goes smoothly.

LOVED FOR: Being a light and refreshing tonic to splash onto your face post-shave. 


Dove Men+Care Post Shave Balm, Hydrate

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The lotion-like consistency that’s light and doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy

USERS SAID: “This is one of my favorite aftershaves. I have sensitive skin but after using this for just a day or two post-shave, my razor burn is gone or doesn't appear at all!”


Every Man Jack Signature Mint Post-Shave Face Lotion

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The light scent that doesn’t smell overpowering and is just enough to be pleasant

BEST FOR: Calming your skin and reducing redness for a smooth and clear post-shaved face


Pacific Shaving Company Caffeinated Aftershave

Our Score

WHY YOU NEED IT: This aftershave uses natural ingredients, including a naturally-derived caffeine, to reduce the appearance of irritated skin.

BEST FOR: Frequent travelers will want to stash this in their toiletry bag as it’s TSA Travel-Compliant.


Lather & Wood Shaving Co. After-Shave Balm

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The spray bottle that makes application of this aftershave simple and quick

USERS SAID: “All I was looking for with an aftershave was a good scent. This delivers that and plenty more. This aftershave keeps its scent for hours, but remains subtle. The way it makes my face feel is astounding. It gives me an insane amount of moisturizing that I haven't gotten from most lotions, and does it without any greasy feel at all.”


Proraso After Shave Lotion - Refreshing and Toning Formula

Our Score

USERS SAID: “Smells really nice, feels good on the skin. Refreshing, but not painful like some other alcohol based aftershaves. Smell is light, and classic; feels almost citric in nature.”

BEST FOR: With ingredients that include witch hazel, menthol, and eucalyptus oil, this aftershave is perfect for refreshing and toning to prevent irritated skin.


Pinaud Clubman After Shave Lotion

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The classic and intoxicating scent that lingers like a timeless cologne

USERS SAID: “Great stuff. Gives me fond memories of my grandfather. I use it daily.”

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