My recent post on aftershave balms that have a cooling effect on the face was popular enough for me to continue researching products. Here are three more cooling aftershaves that I’ve tried and like:
Shaveplace “Minty Menthol” is described as a “… stimulating blend is especially good at the start of the day, during hot spells and anytime a lift is desired. Has a mentholated minty aroma with an herbaceous undertone.” I find the cooling effect relatively mild fairly long-lasting. I give it 2 ice cubes.
Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Cocos nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Palm Stearic Acid, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum (Polysaccharide Gum), Mannan, Salix nigra (Black Willowbark) Extract, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid (natural preservative) and essential oils as applicable.
Baxter of California After Shave Balm was recommended to me by several people and I find it really nice. I find it has an ever-so-slight medicinal scent and very good performance. This balm was the longest-lasting cooling feeling of the products in this post. 2 ice cubes.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Benzophenone-4, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Menthol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Polysorbate 80, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Green 5 (CI 61570)
Mama Bear “Summer Ice Aftershave Milk” is normally “unscented” (however scents can be added) though I thought there was just a bit of a menthol-like note when I tried it. In any case I got a nice icy feeling from it. It stayed with me for a decent amount of time too. Combined with Mama Bear’s “Awakenings” menthol shave soap you have a combination that will put you in the middle of the Antarctic. I give it 3 ice cubes.
Ingredients: menthol, hydrosols, aloe vera gel, witch hazel, collagen, natural vit e, glycerin alcohol