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Saint Charles Shave - Tony's Choice Aftershave

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First off... let me say - kudos for Sue switching to a more suitable container for her aftershave balm. This is MUCH easier to use than the aluminum canisters she was using in the past, and it is also handy to see how much product you have left.

As you can see, I have used a decent portion of the bottle, and I have given this product a pretty good go. I had tried/reviewed Sue's products in the past, and did not like them - so I decided to give them one more go. Some of the products (reviews to be posted in the near future) were better than my initial experience, however this was not one of them.

I must earnestly say, I do not like it. It has a nice chocolate/mint scent to it... but after that - it really does not have much to be offered. It did not seem to reduce irritation, moisturize, soothe, etc. For me at least - it did not really seem to work... at all, and left my skin feeling greasy and oily, and then mid day, my skin would be quite dry. One way I test a/s balms/creams, is I try to use them as a hand lotion, to test their soothing/moisturizing properties, and this product did not hold up very well. My hands would quickly dry out, and the product would wear off quite quickly. I PERSONALLY find Nivea balm to be more efficacious than the Tony's. This product just didn't do it for me.

Rating Scale – Each Quality from 0-2 (2 being best)

Price – 1
Ability to Reduce Razor Burn/Irritaiton – 0
Scent– 2
Efficacy – 0
Moisturizing properties – 0

Total – 3 out of 10

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This was not the first aftershave I've got from SCS, and wont be the last, but I just cant get into the scent. It seems like a quality product just like any other products from SCS. No it's not the most cooling( I honestly could care less in the winter. The ambiant air is cooling enough where I live) and doesnt destroy razor burn if I rough up my face, but does moisturize very well. I bike commute even in the winter and if an as doesn't moiturize well my face chaps up bad. I just don't like smelling an after dinner mint.
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
2.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
2.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
5.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
2.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
1.00 star(s)
Okay, I agree with pretty much all that has been said here. Although, I found it to not be greasy, but it did take quite a while to rub in. I just got done using this stuff, and I still have a little razor burn, but it's nothing compared to using no aftershave. As a newbie to shaving, I can only compare this to alcohol splashes and using no AS at all. The scent lasts literally all day for me. I can even still smell it on my hands after some days. When you put it on, of course, it's a little stronger, but the subtle scent lingers all day. I can't describe the scent, but coupled with the scent of my coconut shave soap it smells rich and sweet. So, mint chocolate is a little too rich and not sweet enough to describe the scent, if that makes sense. Either way, this AS has some razor burn protection, although not enough for moderate-severe razor burn, it has an amazing scent, it's really cheap, it moisturizes alot for me, it has a very light tinge of alcohol burn, and the only cooling sensation I get is the kind you get from evaporating water. Overall, amazing product for the price. :thumbup1: to you Sue.
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
5.00 star(s)
Quality
4.00 star(s)
Efficacy
3.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
4.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
4.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
0.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
2.00 star(s)
I like it. There is something about the scent that I cannot place, but I find it to be a very comforting smell. I find that it absorbs quickly and does what I expect from it. For the price, it is a good value.

-Scott
Price
4.00 star(s)
Scent
4.00 star(s)
Quality
3.00 star(s)
Efficacy
3.00 star(s)
Moisturizing
3.00 star(s)
No Alcohol Burn
3.00 star(s)
Cooling Sensation
2.00 star(s)
Fights Razor Burn
2.00 star(s)

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