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The Best Shaving Products for Sensitive Skin

By Luke Chapman - 1 year ago | Updated
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By now, it’s common knowledge that your skin is most vulnerable after shaving – and yet we often find it difficult to give our face the care and attention it needs. The James Bond school of thought dictates that you slap on the finest fragrance immediately after shaving with a cutthroat razor (and preferably just before inventively offing another anonymous henchman).

We’ve come a long way since 007 first stepped into his tux and onto our screens, however. The post-shave products available today are formulated with the needs of your skin first and foremost in mind, allowing men to enjoy both a close shave and a relaxed, comfortable complexion. Given all the effort and scientific know-how invested in new post-shave innovations, there has never been a better time to have sensitive skin. Read on for a run-down of the best shaving products for sensitive skin to prevent irritation and promote smoothness.

DIOR Sauvage Aftershave Balm

£59.08

Razor burn is immediately soothed by this non-greasy balm from DIOR. Enriched with antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory cactus extract, the balm sinks quickly into the skin and dries with a matte finish and the fresh, woody scent of Sauvage.

Nuxe Men Multi Purpose Aftershave Balm

£20.00 £22.00 (10% off)

You're likely already familiar with Nuxe Men's original aftershave balm. This new interpretation pairs the same great benefits with a sensitivity and gentleness that's unique to the formula. Working in tandem with your skin, these powerful ingredients offer your skin moisture, softness and protection. Keep the positives, strip away the negatives; Nuxe makes it appear so simple that you wonder why more brands don't do it!

Hermès Terre D'Hermes Aftershave Lotion

£49.00 £62.00 (21% off)

Great not only as an aftershave to soothe and scent your skin post-shaving, this lotion also helps razors glide more smoothly across the skin for a better shave.

Weleda Men's Aftershave Balm

£10.36 £18.75 (45% off)

Bid goodbye to parabens and pthalates with this Weleda Aftershave Balm. What you'll find instead is a formula that provides instant relief from irritation, not to mention a surge of essential moisture – and all this without any greasiness or sticky residue. Weleda's dedication to ease and straightforwardness is clear and present in each one of their formulas. You'll find no pseudo-science here – just good, reliable ingredients that leave your skin feeling and looking great.

DIOR Homme Dermo System Repairing Aftershave Lotion

£41.25

Another top choice from DIOR, this aftershave lotion soothes razor burn and redness for comfortable, soft skin. It contains a bio-fermented ingredient to maintain your skin's microbiota and vitamin E phosphate for a strong skin barrier to keep your newly bare complexion safe from environmental aggressors.

ELEMIS Men Daily Moisture Boost

£24.75 £38.00 (35% off)

Elemis are home to a few cult-status products, but one not to miss is their Men Daily Moisture Boost. Containing naturally active ingredients, this everyday essential helps to alleviate those pesky post-shave symptoms for long-lasting comfort. You can expect to find the likes of polynesian green tamanu oil and cactus cerus flower extract within the ingredients list, too.

Boss Bottled Aftershave Balm

£19.99 £40.00 (51% off)

If you don't know what to get that fussy man for his birthday, Christmas or anniversary, you can rest assured that the Boss Bottled Aftershave Balm puts a smile on his face. The luxury aftershave balm is drenched in the finest ingredients to enhance the quality of his shaving selection.

The iconic moisturising balm has a non-oily texture which soothes the skin and helps it heal faster. It's also enriched by charming aromatic ingredients for freshly scented skin.

Nuxe Men Multi Purpose Aftershave Balm

£20.00 £22.00 (10% off)

Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic, this is arguably the most efficient aftershave balm you can buy. It's also extremely affordable, giving you plenty of bang for your buck.

Harnessing the power of naturally-derived ingredients, the calming formula reduces razor burn by a massive 100% and increases softness by 95%. Welcome the nourishment into your routine for cashmere-soft skin with enhanced clarity.

Bulldog Sensitive Aftershave Balm

£5.79

And last but not least, for a super affordable yet effective option, we love this soothing balm from Bulldog, which contains essential oils, green tea extract, aloe vera, cucumber and chamomile to reduce inflammation and moisturise the skin after shaving.


Don't go into your next shave unprepared. Stay one step ahead of irritation and soreness, and show your very best face to the world. For more male grooming and beard care tips take a look at The Best Beard Styles for Your Face Shape and our guide to post-shave products.

Luke Chapman

Written by Luke Chapman

After six years of experience in content writing, Luke followed his passion for male grooming, particularly fragrances, hair styling and natural skin care.

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