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After Shave

Whether you are looking for a Macaulay Culkin burn or a zen-like soothe, it's great to condition and moisturize your skin after you shave. Splash on one of our after shaves to leave your face feeling cool, smooth, and refreshed. Shop our Top 10 and Newest aftershaves or browse our wide selection.

  • SFWS/ Barrister and Mann After Shave Balm, Saguesera-West Coast Shaving
    $11.00

    SFWS/ Barrister and Mann After Shave Balm, Saguesera

    2 reviews

    Brand new non-alcohol based aftershave balm Scented with cedar, violet, coconut, lime, all spices, & rum Also available in a matching shaving...

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  • SFWS/ Barrister and Mann After Shave Balm, Citricuya-West Coast Shaving
    $11.00

    SFWS/ Barrister and Mann After Shave Balm, Citricuya

    1 review

    Brand new non-alcohol based aftershave balm Scented with blood orange, passionfruit, pink pepper, pear, & galbanum  Also available in a matc...

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  • SFWS/ K Shave Worx After Shave Splash, Miami Nights-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    SFWS/ K Shave Worx After Shave Splash, Miami Nights

    2 reviews

    Traditional Aftershave Splash Alcohol-based Scented with a complex aroma of citrus, florals, and a masculine base Kevin & Kelly Daugherty are...

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  • SFWS/ K Shave Worx After Shave Splash, Riptide-West Coast Shaving
    $20.99

    SFWS/ K Shave Worx After Shave Splash, Riptide

    2 reviews

    Traditional Aftershave Splash Alcohol-based Scented with honeysuckle, balsam, sandalwood, & strawberry Kevin & Kelly Daugherty are the "K...

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  • SFWS/ K Shave Worx After Shave Splash, Key Lime Barbershop-West Coast Shaving
    $22.49

    SFWS/ K Shave Worx After Shave Splash, Key Lime Barbershop

    1 review

    Traditional Aftershave Splash Alcohol-based Scented with hints of fresh lime and vintage barbershop Kevin & Kelly Daugherty are the "K" in K ...

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  • SFWS/ Catie's Bubbles Eau de Parfum, Summer Solstice-West Coast Shaving
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    $50.00

    SFWS/ Catie's Bubbles Eau de Parfum, Summer Solstice

    Handcrafted eau de Parfum Alcohol-based Scented with a summery scent of citrus, floral, and woods Catie's Bubbles (named after the soap maker's d...

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  • SFWS/ Catie's Bubbles After Shave Splash, Summer Solstice-West Coast Shaving
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    $19.99

    SFWS/ Catie's Bubbles After Shave Splash, Summer Solstice

    Handcrafted, artisan after shave tonic Alcohol-based, with skin-loving botanicals Scented with a summery scent of citrus, floral, and woods Catie...

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  • SFWS/ Oleo Soapworks After Shave Splash, Citrus Verde-West Coast Shaving
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    $12.00

    SFWS/ Oleo Soapworks After Shave Splash, Citrus Verde

    6 reviews

    Traditional aftershave splash Alcohol-based, with menthol Scented with a fresh, green, citrus aroma  West Coast Shaving is pleased to carry this ...

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Is shaving soap better than shaving cream?

As you might expect, the answer is “it depends”. When you want to whip up a lather quickly, a shaving cream is often a good choice. However, a shaving soap has a base that allows for many more ingredients. So, if you are looking to get a good moisturizing, protective, long-lasting lather, then you will probably want to stick with shaving soaps. It might take a little longer to get a good lather, but the time spent is worth it.

Is shaving soap necessary to wet shaving?

Some sort of protection is vital to a wet shave. You will really do a number on your face if you attempt to take a blade to your skin without the benefit of some sort of lubrication. Many classic wet shavers will choose to lather up a shaving soap, but you could use a cream, gel, or even an oil. However, your results are definitely improved when you choose products that are designed for the specific purpose of shaving.

Can I shave with regular soap?

The short answer is yes. However, as stated above, your results with wet shaving are greatly enhanced when you use the products designed for it. Shaving soaps are formulated to create thick, rich (protective) lathers that stay on the face and loaded with ingredients to moisturize and nourish your skin post-shave. A regular soap might produce an airy, bubbly lather that doesn’t provide much protection and a post shave that leaves you dry and cracked.

Do you leave shaving soap in the mug or bowl?

Many artisans today are loading their soap into containers/tubs that are perfect for lathering. They are wide-mouthed and over-sized just for the purpose of lathering. If you are using a puck or refill, then there isn’t any reason why you couldn’t leave it in the bowl or mug. With any shaving soap, however, it is important to rinse off the excess lather and leave it out to dry as much as possible. This will increase its longevity and reduce waste if it sits wet.

Will shaving soap get too old to use?

Unlike a shaving cream, a shaving soap generally does not get too old to use. Like a bar of soap, shaving soap can last and last. Technically, the biggest thing happening over time is that more water evaporates from the soap (but that can actually improve the soap, this is what triple-milling does). However, the scent will gradually fade over time so you don’t want to hold onto your soap forever.