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Aveda Men: Aftershave Balm

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Lets get the low scores out of the way real quick ok?


Price:

$18 for 100ml. For me, that is on the high side. I won't say I am a miser when it comes to spending money, but if I have extra money to spend on, say, soaps and razors :biggrin: I would rather funnel money in that direction.

Cooling Sensation:

Not really anything in this to cause a cooling effect except for the natural evaporation process causing a slight lessening of the feeling of my skins surface temperature.



On to the Great aspects of this balm.


Quality:

This is a solid hard plastic dispenser with, IMO, a durable dispensing nozzle. One press dispenses an amount of product about the size of the average persons Pinky Nail. I would find myself using 4 'squirts' of this product after each shave. I would rub each squirt onto a different quarter of my face ( left and right cheek / left and right sides of neck ) and use any excess to cover my chin and upper lip.


Fights Razor Burn:

I noticed with this product that any mild razor burn that I had incurred during my shave would quickly heal within 1-2 hours - about the same as when I use a witch hazel based splash. (as always YMMV). Any weepers caused from the shave were instantly sealed after this product was applied. I also noticed that the few nicks/weepers I did cause seemed to heal quicker during the 2 weeks that I was using this product.


Scent:

Lavender and Camomile :yum: I have to say that I have an affinity for these scents and this product is no exception. I have Lavender EO that I add to my own homemade aftershave splash, and I have to say that this products scent is dead on, but not overpowering. The scent lasts on my skin for about 3 hours max (YMMV) and remained pleasent as it slowly tapered away.


Efficacy:

This product (for me) definitely worked as advertised. The bottle says "Smooths and Conditions Skin" Well, it sure did!


Moisturizing:

Like I said above - this product absorbed into my skin at a very rapid pace. It could be that I had unusually dry skin for the past 2 weeks, but it does not feel like it. The products rubs on smoothly and does not become tacky or dry tacky on the skin. My skin physically feels more hydrated to touch as opposed to the dry smoothness I experience when using a witch hazel based splash. The Aloe in the product is probably the biggest contributer to the moisturizing properties.


No Alcohol Burn:

This product does not contain alcohol.... can't really say more than that!



Other:

This product is hypo-allergenic. I have sensitive skin and I break out with 99.9% of the balms I use, plain and simple. I used this for 2 weeks and did not experience a single breakout let alone a white head. Being 28 years old, it sucks to catch a zit every now and then. of course....YMMV.

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I found this product at an Aveda salon. I will post a link to their store locator in this review:

http://www.aveda.com/templates/door/locator.tmpl

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http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?p=573804#post573804

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I paid $15 for a 100 ml bottle at the Aveda store. This has fast become my favorite ASB. It cools and calms my skin without a mess or any burn. It does leave a little shine on the skin which I buff away with a towel a little while after applying. The smell is light and fades quickly so as not to clash with colognes. The ingredient list is top notch without synthetic fillers in the top 5.

The packaging and dispensing pump are excellent.

Best of all, they have a money back guarantee at the store. If you don't like it, return it for a full refund (must be at least 75% full).

If they made a version with cooling menthol, it would be perfect for hot days.
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I've been using Aveda AS for two weeks now. I love how smooth it leaves my skin. Combine Aveda with a BBS shave, and it feels like silk. It really seems to fight razor burn well. I don't get much of a cooling sensation, but I don't ALWAYS need to feel like I'm in the arctic on a February morning. I like the scent, which is pleasant but not over powering. I don't like cologne, so the level of scent in Aveda is just right for me. I find it has a mild citrus-like scent. It moisturizes really well, and doesn't leave any sticky residue behind. I'll be buying another bottle.
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this is my go to stuff. a bottle should last about 6 months or longer. it goes on a bit tacky, but that goes away quickly. i am not a big fan of the aveda scents, but this one disappears immediately. i have very good skin complexion when using this product. it took me about a week to go from indifferent to can't go without it. definitely take a chance on this because it is worth it.
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Cooling Sensation
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Fights Razor Burn
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