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There’s just something about that feeling of freshly shaved legs. Or freshly shaved anywhere for that matter. Sadly, though, shaving doesn’t always deliver the results you hope for. Do you end up with nicks, ingrown hairs and razor burn all too often after shaving? You might be missing out on one important step: an aftercare routine.
When you hear the word “aftershave,” you probably think of that stuff men use. But women need aftershave products just as much as men do. And at Truly, we have plenty of them for you to choose from.
Here are five aftershave products every woman needs in her shaving routine.
It’s the aftershave oil you’ve seen all over TikTok. Glazed Donut Shave Oil is a summery-scented, lightweight oil infused with hydrating coconut oil, soothing lavender, and nourishing vitamin E. This cooling formula replenishes lost moisture while combating razor bumps and burns and helping soften the skin. Even the most sensitive skin can benefit from using this beauty product in their routine. It’ll leave your legs, bikini line, underarms (or wherever you shave away the fuzz) feeling irresistibly smooth.
For best results, coat your freshly shaved skin in this oil and leave to absorb before getting dressed or applying other skincare products. You don’t only have to use it after shaving. You can also use it on a daily basis to keep skin buttery soft and glowing.
Made for your bikini line, Cooka Concentrate is a super cooling formula that tackles ingrowns, razor burn, and nicks. It harnesses the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender, tea tree oil, and primrose blended with hydrating jojoba oil to leave your bikini area soft as a petal. Honestly...it’ll make the hair removal process painless.
The bikini line is such a sensitive area — and it’s prone to all sorts of shaving nasties, from ingrown hairs to razor burns to dryness and irritation. Cooka Concentrate is exactly what your shaving routine needs for cushioning skin and enjoying a silky smooth shave every time — sans inflammation.
For best results, apply the serum as needed on freshly shaved areas such as the pubic area, underarms, legs, etc. Use it anywhere on the body where hair meets skin to soothe, hydrate, and heal. All skin types can benefit from including it in their shaving routine.
Feel dry after shaving? Look towards one of our most moisturizing shaving lines — Coco Cloud. Coco Cloud After Shave Serum does a superb job at hydrating and healing the skin. It’s formulated with calming coconut, antioxidant-rich vanilla, and skin quenching argan oil to drench skin in long-lasting moisture while eliminating ingrowns and irritation.
It’s the perfect aftershave serum for people with dry skin. Plus, it features that delicious signature scent of our Coco Cloud products — sweet, fresh, and coconut-y. Yum! Honestly, it’s like nothing you’ll find at the drugstore.
For best results, apply on clean, dry skin post-shave using a cotton pad or simply apply to palms and pat into freshly shaved skin directly. You can even use it after waxing for instant relief. Best of all, it doesn’t have that uncomfortable greasy texture a lot of moisturizing products have. It feels wonderfully lightweight, leaving behind zero residue.
You don’t need to pay the price tag of a Chanel, Dior, YSL, or Lancome lotion when you have Coco Cloud After Shave Moisturizer easily within reach. Made with a deeply moisturizing base of shea butter combined with nourishing coconut, argan oil, and vitamin E, this creamy dreamy formula is here to slay dryness and body irritation for good. Besides smelling like paradise, this moisturizer is guaranteed to leave skin feeling sensational. Plus, it’ll nip those shaving nasties like razor bumps and burns in the bud.
All dermatologists agree that moisturizing after shaving is a good idea. Since shaving dries out the skin — just like exfoliation — they recommend replenishing lost moisture with a buttery body lotion.
For best results, apply a dollop directly to your skin, and massage it in until fully absorbed. You can also use it as your daily body lotion to keep skin smooth, healthy, and happy.
Make sure your skin’s left feeling super soft next time you pull out the razor with this PowerPuff Girls-inspired after shave butter. Rich, fluffy, and flash-absorbing, What’s Up Buttercup? Aftershave Butter is an acne-fighting, deep conditioning moisturizer made to ward off body blemishes, dryness, and shave-related irritation. Powered by avocado, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and kiwi, these active ingredients work together to promote your silkiest, most radiant skin.
Avocado’s anti-inflammatory properties assist in alleviating post-shave redness and irritation while replenishing lost moisture. Niacinamide strengthens the skin’s ceramide barrier, in turn locking in moisture while warding off acne.
For best results, apply a generous amount to freshly shaved skin post-shave. Let it absorb fully before getting dressed.
What you do (and use) after shaving is just as important as what you do before and during the shaving process. Besides using the nourishing products above, here are some other quick tips for nailing shaving aftercare.
Use a gentle roll on deodorant — and nothing that will irritate skin.
Look for products that contain calming ingredients like aloe vera and witch hazel.
Avoid spritzing on eau de parfum straight after shaving. Return to your designer fragrance collection an hour after shaving to let skin heal and avoid irritating it.
In the days following your shave, always use a gentle cleanser and avoid potentially harsh ingredients such as salicylic acid.
If you haven’t got one or more of the five above post shave products in your life, now’s the time! Seriously...shave days will be so much chiller when you’ve got these baddies in your bathroom. You don’t need to use all five. We suggest using 2-3 to make skin truly happy after shaving.