What is an aftershave?
Firstly, an aftershave is not to be mistaken with an Eau De Toilette (EDT) - these are different products but confusingly can often share the same scent. If you want a fragrance to spray on your wrists or any other pulse points then you're after an EDT. Aftershave says what it does on the tin; it's what you use after a shave. Aftershave is available in two forms; an aftershave balm and an aftershave lotion. The balm usually features antiseptic properties which are perfect for soothing and calming the skin after a wet shave. It’s also alcohol-free. A lotion, also known as a 'splash on', is formulated to close the pores after a wet shave.