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Ill start off by saying that this is really a very good product. Ive been using it exclusively for 2 years now. Previously I had used a wide variety of commonly available products in the mens section of supermarkets and chemists without much joy. The top of that list was Nivea AS balm, which wasnt bad at all. However, after using this Clinique I have never gone back.

It is a thin and runny milk-type product, with a very slight brown tinge. It is unscented, so I have marked that as n/a. It does however have a very slight hint of a synthetic smell. For me at least, it is not unpleasant, and does not persist at all after application.

Upon post-shave application, you get a very mild 'alcholy-type' tingle. But this is definatley not an alcohol burn sensation. It is more like a mild quenching of any nicks which is actually very satisfying! It definately leaves the skin feeling refreshed and nourished. It is also an effective moisturiser, and I have turned to it even when unshaved for taking good care of any extreme cold winter facial skin dryness. The product instantly absorbs into the skin, not leaving any of that horrible greasy feeing you sometimes get with other products.

The only real downside is cost. It does seem pricey at approximately £15 for 75ml. However, you dont need to apply much, and one 75ml bottle lasted me approximately 6 months. (For me, i find it effective to use a small 'penny' sized amount after each shave.)

As with all Clinique products, they are marketed as 'suitable for all skin types, and allergy tested under the supervision of dermatologists.'

No ingredients ar elisted on the bottle, and I had a tough time tracking them down. This is what I found by searching online for details, but please note that I cannot be sure of their accuracy.

"The ingredients in Clinique’s post-shave healer include: water (aqua purificata) purified, aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) gel, alcohol denat, witch hazel (hamamelis virginiana), almond (prunus dulcis) meal extract, althea (althea officinalis) extract, cyclomethicone, dioctyl malate, c12-15 alkyl Benzoate, oleate, phospholipids, bisabolol, panthenol, tocopheryl acetate, retinyl palmitate, aloe (aloe barbadensis), acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, tea-carbomer, myreth-3 Myristate, isocetyl stearate, butylene glycol, trisodium edta, and methylparaben."

I definately recommend giving this one a go.

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I have been using this product during my time in University and as many others felt that "trial and error" procedure would finally bring me to " one". Is this the product i have been searching for? Maybe. It does the job done by soothing the skin, minimizing irritation( if you do get one). Personally i find the bottle really handy to bring along on the trips. As many have said before you surely don`t need much.
The smell is not the best one but once again i am not looking for that in this product.

Recommend to everyone with sensetive skin! Go and get one!
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Quality
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Efficacy
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Moisturizing
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No Alcohol Burn
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Cooling Sensation
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Fights Razor Burn
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I love this stuff. :001_smile

You only need a very small dab of it to do the job, and do it very well. I'm on my 1st 75 ml bottle, and it still has some left after 2 months of use. Impressive for me, since I tend to need a lot of product to soothe my dry, sensitive skin.
Price
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Scent
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Quality
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Efficacy
4.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
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No Alcohol Burn
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Cooling Sensation
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Fights Razor Burn
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I, or my neck, lived on this stuff for the better part of 6 years when I had chronic razor burn. The Clinique stuff did the business and I would recommend this to anyone who doesnt want their after shave balm to interfere with their cologne or after shave. The appearance can be misleading as it looks nothing more than milk; it's thin, runny and doesnt give the impression that it will do much to sooth. Once applied though, your reservations are dispelled as it's instantly kills any redness or razor burn. For those of you who must wear a stiff white collar and tie to work each day, this is the stuff for you. For added effect, I was told by the Clinique girl (who in ye goode olde days used to knock on your front door like the Avon Lady) that when used in conjunction with the M lotion the soothing effect is improved greatly. I stopped using this because I moved overseas and it cost and arm and leg compared to, sharp intake of breath, Gilette's afer shave gel.:biggrin1:

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