Is Proraso After Shave Lotion Worth The Money?

Proraso After Shave Lotion Review

Review of Proraso After Shave Lotion

Are you looking for information on Proraso After Shave Lotion? Wondering if this product is any good? Curious if it leaves your skin feeling moisturized and nourished after shaving?

If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because I recently started using this lotion after it was given to me as a holiday gift.

Here’s the thing you need to know – I’m one of those people who remains super loyal to a brand, meaning it’s hard for me to switch things up.

Not My Usual Aftershave Balm

Over the past few years, I’ve found myself reaching for Dove’s Men+ Care Post Shave Balm because my skin responds well to the ingredients.

That said, when I ran out of Dove’s product a few weeks ago, I decided to give the Proraso aftershave lotion a try. After all, my brother did give it to me as a gift and I was growing tired the darn thing sitting on my closet shelf.

Now that I’ve used the lotion for the past month, I feel well qualified to write up this review. Now before diving deep, you need to know that I’m not getting paid one dime from the folks who make this product or from an affiliate program.

Translation: What you see is the real deal.

So, you are probably wondering what’s the verdict? Did I like Proraso After Shave lotion? Was it worth the money?

All I can tell you is that since applying their product to my face and neck after each shave, I’ve been super pleased. Below, I’m going to highlight the things that I dig.

Proraso After Shave – What I Like

  • Provides immediate relief of razor burn after shaving
  • A little bit goes a very long way
  • Goes on soft and absorbs quickly into the skin
  • Calms inflammation, particularly around cheeks
  • Excellent moisturizing capabilities
  • Masculine, woody scent that is not overpowering
  • Contains mostly (97%) natural ingredients
  • Does not use parabens, silicones or mineral oils
  • Doesn’t leave a shiny residue like other balms

In my case, my brother bought a 3.4 fluid ounce bottle. He also included a set of Harry’s Razors (something I still need to try).

What About The Scent?

You may be wondering how this product smells? The best way to describe it is “old school”. Yes, there is a barbershop quality to the scent and that’s OK. I’m an old school kind of guy and prefer the masculine vibe.

The best way I can describe the scent is woody with hints of sandalwood. That said, it’s not over the top like you might find with popular men’s fragrances.

Would I Buy This Shave Lotion?

The national retail price of Proraso After Shave Lotion hovers around $14.00. While it’s not an expensive personal care item, it’s also not cheap.

When I am done using the lotion, I’ll probably buy a new bottle. Don’t get me wrong. I still like Dove’s aftershave balm. But now that I’ve been using the Proraso brand, I’ve really been digging it.

I’ve noticed that after applying the lotion, my skin feels softer and suppler. Moreover, I like the way it smells. Just a few days ago, a friend of mine picked up on the scent while we were out for coffee.

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When she asked what I was wearing, I told her it was the Proraso lotion. “Really? I love the scent. I’m going to have to get some for my boyfriend – I think he’d like it,” she said with a laugh.

Well, there you have it, folks – my honest thoughts about Proraso’s After Shave Lotion. Obviously, there are other reviews on the web that will differ from what you’ve read here. Some guys say the lotion is too “old fashioned”. Others say they don’t like the woody scent.

That’s cool – all of us have different reactions to grooming products. I’m curious, have you used Proraso’s stuff? If so, what has been your experience?

Please share your thoughts in the comments area below. Thanks for stopping by.

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John Lannoye is editor and founder of Men's Variety. Based in Chicago, he blogs on topics related to health, grooming, wellness, relationships and men's grooming. Follow him on Twitter.