You might want to see this post that compares the "old" formula (made in Germany) with the "new" formula (made in Mexico).I used this product for many years, but now I noticed that it's made in Mexico instead of Germany. It made my neck look more red, and I originally thought it was my shave technique.
Have they changed the ingredients?
Good breakdown of old and new. I've used both and currently use the new. I've not had a reaction to the new and think the scent of the old was a bit better.
I have noticed and like your appreciation for dollar store shaving products, which I share. Those who are snobbish about the price or source of some of this stuff are missing out!I never liked the Nivea after shave balm it's too watery. The best balm I have ever used comes from Dollar Tree the Power Stick brand for one buck and it's made in USA. It's very thick and peppermintish.