I’ve been following the same shaving ritual for as long as I can remember. The goal has always been: lather, shave, rinse, done. When I first started shaving it was at the bathroom sink after showering. One of the biggest evolutions in my shaving routine was switching from sink shaving to shower shaving. That latter and current personal method seemed to streamline the task even more. Since shaving is something I do daily, I will skip a day every so often to give my skin a break. Nicks and irritations happen and may require a day or so to heal. While I don’t think my skin is overly sensitive, the day to day shaving routine can take its toll. And some products have taken their toll on my skin as well. I’ve always tried to use products with the least risk for irritation and that have little or no scent. Scraping a sharp razor over facial skin is bound to cause some resistance eventually, and lead to a skin revolution of sorts. And to be overwhelmed by a scented product has made shaving in times past almost unbearable. For me the biggest factor in choosing to try the new Aveeno Mens Active Naturals Collection is the fact that each of the three products I tried are fragrance free. A BIG plus for me.
The first of the Aveeno Men’s products I used was the Face Wash. Whereas before, I used plain water to wash my face, I immediately noticed a difference in using the Face Wash. I’m convinced it’s because of Aveeno Active Naturals Oat formula that my skin felt very clean, smooth and not dried out at all. As listed in the ingredients, there are invigorating beads to exfoliate the skin while cleansing. They also help prep facial hair and skin for the job at hand: the shave! The wash is also designed to help prevent those pesky nicks and cuts.
The Aveeno Men’s Shave Gel is also designed with Active Naturals Oat formula to help prevent razor bumps as well as cuts and nicks. I found the application of the gel to be smooth and effortless, and for me it even has a soothing affect.
After the smoothest shaves I’ve experienced in a very long time, I should have remembered to apply Aveeno Men’s After Shave Lotion. Well, being a creature of habit, I forgot the first couple of times to even use it. After trying several different after shave lotions over my lifetime, none had lived up to their purported claims. At least not for me. I am so glad I finally remembered to try Aveeno! It immediately soothed and calmed my freshly shaved skin. With humectants working in concert with glycerin, the top two layers of skin are infused with moisture. To help retain that moisture, petrolatum is designed to form a protective barrier. And all the while the Active Naturals Oat ingredient helps soothe away any minor post-shave irritaion.
The New Aveeno Active Naturals Men’s Face Wash, Shave Gel, AND After Shave Lotion are now part of my new shaving regime. I started using these Aveeno Men’s products for what they didn’t do: had no scent, not irritating, etc. But I ended up loving them for what they did do: great skin cleansing, ultra smooth shave, and protected and moisterized skin afterwards. No doubt Aveeno will do the same for you.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Dad Central Consulting for AVEENO. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.