by Simon Schier

10 aftershaves in comparison: what to look for in a good aftershave?

Aftershave is a hot topic. At least on the skin, if you choose the ...
10 Aftershaves im Vergleich: Worauf bei gutem Rasierwasser achten?

Aftershave is a hot topic. At least on the skin, if you choose the wrong one for you. We wanted to know: What is important with a good cologne with which we finish our shave And: Which ingredients should we refrain from when healthy skin is more than just an advertising slogan for ush?

With aftershave against razor bumps and skin irritation

First, the basics: Shaving is always a burden. Especially for us as men, after all, we shave our sensitive facial skin regularly. What is important is the gentlest possible shave. These includethe right preparation, the right tool with sharp blades(for good reasons we recommend the safety razor and the crowning glory: that After shave.

The aftershave has the task of soothing your skin from the stress of shaving, preventing skin irritation and pimples. Depending on the recipe, it appears as aftershave, lotion, balm or gel. Desired functions in addition to a distinctive scent: It can neutralize your skin, have an anti-bleeding and antibacterial effect and it can replenish oil. Some aftershaves are limited to a few functions, others manage to do as much for your skin as possible.

Especially with such an important topic as your skin, we want you not to just use any aftershave. That’s why we’ve been on the best listof a razor magazine oriented and popular aftershaves examined for their composition. For that we haveCode check asked about questionable to very questionable ingredients. The result:

All popular aftershaves contain harmful ingredients!

Our list made it difficult for us to think: Why do we men use aftershaves that may even harm our body and skin. Shaving in particular puts so much strain on the facial skin that it needs special care. With the tested aftershaves, the opposite is the program: With them we add substances that are toxic, allergenic, carcinogenic and can also cause impotence!n!

Here is the overview:

1.LOréal Men Expert Hydra Energy After Shave Balmm

• PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: weakens the skin's barrier function

• Triethanolamines, cosmetics: Can disrupt the immune system, irritate the respiratory tract, trigger allergies and form nitrosamines

2.Benjamin Bernard Beard Balm

• Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cosmetics: Potent allergen that can impair fertility

3.Nivea Men Sensitive Cool After Shave Fluid

• PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: weakens the skin's barrier function

4thProraso After Shave Balm

• Cyclomethicone: silicone that can affect fertility

• Triceteareth-4 Phosphate: weakens the skin's barrier function

5.after shave Balsam test "rel" noopener noreferrer "& gt; Dr Severin Men Original Body After Shave Balsamalsam

• Butylphenyl Methylpropional: Potent allergen that can impair fertility

• Cyclopentasiloxane: Possibly hormonal effects, based on silicone, difficult to degrade, hazardous to water. Accumulates in living organisms

• Benzalkonium Chloride: Restricted use in the EU, indications of immune system disorders, irritation of the respiratory tract and allergy potential

6.Davidoff Cool Water After Shave Balm

• BHT: Carcinogenic and may have a hormonal effect

7thHugo Boss Boss Bottled After Shave Balm

• Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde: Very potent allergen, high sensitization potential

8th.Don Draper Green After Shave

• CI 19140: Considered carcinogenic to investigated)

9.Proraso Green aftershave

• PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil: weakens the skin's barrier function

• CI 19140: Considered carcinogenic to investigated)

10.LOréal Men Expert After Shave Balsam Sensitivee

• C13-14 isoparaffin: solvent

• Disodium Edta: weakens the cell membrane and can have a negative impact on the environment

• Laureth-7: weakens the skin's barrier function

• Palm oil: ecologically very questionable from our point of view

When it comes to aftershaves, it's all about the ingredients

If you are aAfter shave be twice as careful: Many trendy brands offer you products that are not good for you and your skin. This is especially annoying when manufacturers describe their aftershaves as sensitive or include a doctorate in their name.n.

As a manufacturer of sophisticated men's cosmetics , we at sober great importance to only suchIngredients too use that are good for your skin and do not harm you. It also prepares a good oneAfter shave apply the moisturizer to the skin.

So: keep your eyes open and #staysober



Hi Niels,

danke für deine Frage – das können wir tatsächlich, denn – Überraschung – wir haben selber an diesem Thema gesessen: Schon jetzt ist unsere After Shave Body Lotion verfügbar und ab April unser After Shave Repair Fluid für dein Gesicht. Die Produkte entsprechen unseren Clean Care Standards und wir haben wieder lange entwickelt um eine optimale Wirkung der enthaltenen Komponenten erzielen zu können. In ein paar Tagen sind die Proben des After Shave heir im Shop schon verfügbar, probier es dann am Besten selbst aus :)

sober Team

Danke für den gut geschriebenen Artikel. Kannst du denn ein Aftershave empfehlen, welches eben gerade keine der schlechten Inhaltsstoffe enthält?


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