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Bea After Shave Balm

I found a website selling this After Shave Balm and, because it is so inexpensive, decided to give it a try. The website advertises the fact that this is imported from Spain and that it contains Glycerin and Linalol. FYI, Linalol is just a fragrance.

In terms of texture, this is truly a balm -- definitely thicker than a milk or splash. A little goes a long way (especially in terms of the scent) and I've found the most effective way to apply this cream is to put a dab in my palm with a couple of drops of water and to rub it together to create a cream. Similar to what you do with Proraso Pre/Post.

Price - At about $3 for a 75mL (2.5oz) tube, the price is hard to beat. Clearly a 10/10

Quality - You get what you pay for. As you can see from the ingredient list below, this balm is chock full of chemicals. Just a 2/10

Fights Razor Burn - I never have a big problem with razor burn, so it is hard to judge this, but my face does feel better after using this cream. 5/10

Cooling Sensation - No menthol or anything in this, so no noticeable cooling sensation. N/A

Scent - Very strong flowery scent. I happen to enjoy it, but I could see how some people might not like it. Regardless, the scent doesn't last more than an hour or so. 7/10

Efficacy - Compared to the higher-end, more expensive after shaves, this doesn't really stand a chance. However, taken on its own, it does a fair job. 5/10

Moisturizing - I have very dry skin on my chin and around my mouth and this stuff seems to keep it pretty moisturized. I will probably need to supplement it during the winter, though. 7/10

No Alcohol Burn - Even though there are about four different kinds of alcohols in this, there isn't any noticable burn. 9/10

Overall, I'd give this product a 5/10. It is so cheap that I will probably keep it around just because I can. It is by no means my favorite aftershave, but it gets the job done. Interestingly, it seems to contain Salicylic Acid, which is often used in acme creams. Not sure why.

Ingredients: Water, Denatured Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Glycerin, Parfum, Methyl Paraben, Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, Isoraldeine, Lyral, Linalol, Salicylic Acid

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