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Earth Essentials Aloe Herbal After Shave Skin Soother

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This is a health food store type aftershave. Normally I don't go for these types shaving products but after checking this one out on the shelf at Whole Foods I'd figure it was worth a shot. Priced at under $6 US for an 8oz bottle (cheaper online at some places), you get a lot of bang for your buck. This is an alcohol free after shave, that for some reason doesn't contain witch hazel. No big deal, because the ingredients that are in here make for a very effective high quality aftershave that you can use instead of, or in addition to, witch hazel if you want. When you splash it on, there is slight sting and tightening of the pores. I was afraid I was going to have a skin reaction to it but after reading the ingredients, I figured out that was just the alum in the stuff. After the slight sting, there is a very subtle cooling/soothing effect, then you get an herbal, citrusy scent that quickly dries down into a pleasant powder smell. Overall, this stuff feels and smells great on the skin. If you unscrew the cap, you'll notice that is a fairly concentrated greenish brown liquid. As such, you're probably better off applying this with wet hands and face like you would an alcohol based splash. Note that there are some EOs in this, so if you have particularly sensitive skin it might not work for you. My skin is pretty sensitive but I didn't have any problems. Highly recommended for those who want to try an alcohol free aftershave with more natural ingredients and/or those who want something to use as an alternative or in addition to a milky aftershave balm or witch hazel.

The ingredients are as follows:

Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Panthenol, Oleth-20, Glycerin, Allantoin, Menthol, Bixa Orellana (Annatto) Extract, Sodium PCA, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Potassium Alum, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Peg-10 Soya Sterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

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Price: I paid $6.50 at an independent health food type store. I've seen it for $8.25 on the internet. You get 8 oz. Considering the quality, I give this an easy 10.

Quality: it goes on very smooth. It's a liquid. Alcohol free. The first poster here listed the ingredients. It's got all the goodies: Aloe, glycerin, allantoin, potassium alum, lactic acid....well you can read them all above. They went to a lot of trouble to get this mixed properly.

Fights razor burn: I've been using it off an on for 3-4 weeks. I don't get bothered by razor burn too much except on my neck sometimes (which also gets dry skin). This AS is very soothing to my neck and I get no itching.

Cooling Sensation: I gave this an NA. It contains menthol but it's not the main attraction.

Efficacy: skin looks and feels wonderful. It does not dry my skin. Sometimes my neck itches at night and I don't have that problem with this.

Scent: I've asked SWMBO and my mother, they both like it. It's on the sweet side but it's a very "clean" scent and it is not long lasting.

Moisturizing/No Alcohol Burn: As covered above, it helps to keep my skin moisturized but it's not a balm, it's a splash. No burn since this product does not contain alcohol.

NB: On the front of the bottle it says "earthscience" Aloe/Herbal. As mentioned in the first post, it's made/distributed by Earth Essentials.

I use a variety of aftershaves and I prefer the "barbershop" type brands (Master's etc). However it's nice to have such an excellent non-alcohol splash to add to the rotation. It contains a lot of skin goodies for the money.

Only downside some people might have is that around the (white) cap can turn brown if you don't keep it rinsed off after use. So close the cap and rinse after use. I would guess this comes from the Annatto. However, it does not discolor your face.

Highly recommended!:thumbup:
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