Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Quick review: Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave

As part of the starter kit I bough way back in the summer of 2010, I got a bottle of Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave - a non-alcoholic after shave balm.

I didn't think too much of it at the time; I was new to the traditional way of shaving and had no real experience in using a post-shave product. So I tried it for a bit, and promptly decided not to bring it with me when I went on a 12 month Tour of Duty in Africa. It was a glass bottle after all, and I needed the space in my bags for other things... looking back I should have brought it. Hindsight is 20/20, and now I know the importance of a decent post-shave routine.

Long story short, I got back home and started picking up on using after shave, which cleared up the issue of dry skin I been troubled with while in Africa.

The Proraso Liquid Cream After Shave is a pretty decent after shave balm; the lack of alcohol mean no burn, and it's fair to decent as far as moisturizing goes. It can leave my skin a little greasy though, so I have to wipe my fingers after using it. Scent is faint, which can be good or bad depending on your preference, and fairly indescribable.

I don't use this as often as I perhaps should - simply because I find Krampert's Finest to be a much superior product as far as moisture and scent goes. Kramper's can give a bad alcohol burn though, if I managed to nick myself...

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