How Do I Choose the Best Cheap Aftershave?

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A lot of men use aftershave after their daily shave. The frequency of use means that the supply is depleted quickly, and it can become expensive to keep replacing it. There are lots of expensive aftershaves on the market, but cheaper options are available for men who are on a tighter budget. When choosing a cheaper aftershave, take into consideration what fragrances appeal to you, how your skin might react to the ingredients and how much you are willing to spend.

One of the easiest ways to choose the best cheap aftershave is by using your sense of smell. Aftershaves come in a variety of fragrances, from woodsy to spicy. A sniff test with the different fragrances will eliminate some of the choices from the list.

Don’t be afraid to sample a cheap aftershave for a couple of days. How it smells in the bottle might not be how it will smell after it mixes with your body chemistry. If there is a designer aftershave that you like, it is very possible an imitation has already been made by a different company. Imitation brands smell similar to the designer brand but are a cheaper aftershave.

To narrow the selection even more, take a look at the ingredients listed on each product. Some aftershaves have alcohol or citrate included in the formula. These ingredients usually are added as an antiseptic to prevent nicks that were created by shaving from becoming infected.


These additives can burn when applied, and repeated use can dry out the skin, which might be optimal for men who have an oily complexion. Men who have sensitive skin, however, should steer clear of cheap aftershave that is laced with astringents and keep to moisturizing aftershave. Most aftershaves that are offered as a lotion are moisture-based.

After narrowing the selection by fragrance and ingredients, use the cost to help you make a final decision. Anything that costs more than your set budget can be immediately eliminated as an option. All of the others can be considered.

To choose between the remaining brands of cheap aftershave, compare the prices and the per-unit cost. One brand might appear to be cheaper than another but might cost more for the same amount, so you will actually save by buying the one that costs a little more. Also keep in mind that the cheapest aftershave might not be the best option.

Sometimes, buying the cheap aftershave that is closest to the ceiling of your budget will be the better purchase. The most money that you are willing to spend might get you a little better quality. High-quality aftershaves have scents that are stronger and last longer, so it takes less aftershave to achieve the level of fragrance that you desire.


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You can spend as little as one dollar and get a great smelling aftershave. Discount, dollar, and retail stores all carry cheap aftershaves that work just as well as expensive brands.

Most of these types of stores have tester bottles of products like aftershave, so you can actually smell the product before you buy it. That way, you will be sure to get an aftershave you love at a very low price.

Post 1

A cheap aftershave that works great and has a light, pleasant scent isn't even an aftershave at all. Witch hazel is a natural astringent that also makes a great splash for your face after you shave. It is soothing to the skin and is also very inexpensive.

If you don't like a strong scent and don't want to spend a lot of money, witch hazel may be a great aftershave for you.

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