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Brand: Nivea / Type: Aftershave Balm / What it does: regenerates,

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      07.10.2013 15:08
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      An okay aftershave balm, not too powerful, and lasts a while

      I have the Nivea after shave Balm which was bought as a christmas present a couple of years ago. It is in a small chunky white glass bottle that has squared off edges, and the blue Nivea logo on the front. The bottle feels quite heavy and is a good shape, it goes well in the bathroom with my other stuff.

      This Nivea after shave Balm costs £ 5.35 in Boots the same as the Replenishing there is a new extreme version as well.
      This is the post aftershave balm that I am reviewing there is a replenish one which I have also had.

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      I haven't used it that often, as I am not a big aftershave person,it is about one third used I would say. I do remember when I put it on at work, when I was working at a hospital, and as I walked over to the hospital a girl I was walking with commented on something the cleaners were using that made her cough.

      To this day I don't know if it was a coincidence but it made me a bit worried about wearing it again.
      I thought maybe it had gone off or something, but it seemed okay to me.

      This feels refreshing when it goes on and the scent lasts until you leave the house at least, which not all balms/ aftershaves / scents do , it doesn't or hasn't stung or affected my face in a bad way so it can't be too powerful. I have had one reaction from someone as I have written which has maade me slightly cautious.


      INGREDIENTS

      Water, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Panthenol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tapioca Starch, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bisabolol, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract (Matricaria), Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean), Triceteareth 4 Phosphate, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance.

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        06.08.2010 20:48
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        Fantastic product, will keep on buying

        Myself, like a lot of guys out there, suffer from sore, dry skin after a wet shave. This can be a problem when wearing a shirt and tie as your chin/neck chafes your collar and can become very uncomfortable. There was times when I had to leave it 3-4 days before I could shave as in between that time my face was incredibly sore and didn't fancy running a razor across it! Most aftershave balms I have tried have never really worked for me, one even dried my skin out and made it even worse! Sure, some of them helped slightly with my problem but it still proved to be uncomfortable.

        Shopping one day I suddenly realised I was out of shaving foam so nipped to Superdrug to pick some up. Whilst having a good nosey around ispotted the Nivea For Men Soothing Balm. Having heard good reviews about Nivea products from friends and family I decided to get some, as it was on special offer anyway at 2 for £6! A quick read of the back stated that it included Chamomile, Vitamen E and Provitamen B5 which meant absolutely nothing to me but it sounded good so straight into the basket it went!

        Next morning I shaved and applied the balm. It is of a milky white appearance and has a nice smell to boot. Not a lot is needed with this product which helps with the longevity. It certainly has helped with my problem, my skin feels more hydrated and is not as sore as it was by using other products. Constant use of this product has meant that I can shave every 2 days now instead of 3-4 days and it's not as sensitive as it used to be. Since then I have used Nivea products as they represent value for money and actually work.

        To summarize. If, like me, you suffer from dry, sore skin after shaving then I really do recommend this product. It has worked wonders for my skin and has also helped the appearance of my skin as well.

        This review is also on Ciao under my same username.

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        09.04.2010 08:22
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        good price and value

        I am like most men do not always relish the thought of shaving, but it is one of those things that just have to be done if you are a clean shaven man.

        Sometimes I get an irritation on my skin after I have shaved as I have sensitive skin, I like to use after shave as I feel it closes the pores and make me feel nice and clean.

        For a few years I have used this balm as it is excellent for my type of skin.

        I usually pay around £6.19 for a 100ml bottle which inside has a nice milky liquid that is easily absorbed into the skin and I find it much better than some gels that are on the market.

        It is alcohol free and it also has a nice fragrance that is left on the skin and it moisturises at the same time thus minimising the soreness and shaving rashes, and those razor burns tend to happen with sensitive skin.

        When applied it gives immediate relief and comfort and although I use a wet razor usually, it can be used with an electric razor too.

        It is formulated with chamomile and also with pro vitamin B5, also contains vitamin E, which are all very good for the skin.

        I buy one of these approximately every 6 weeks as I shave twice a day sometimes but a little does go a long way and for the price it is very good value to keep the face feeling fresh and less pain.

        It is a nice size to keep in the bathroom cupboard or in a wash bag if going on holiday or an over night stay.

        I would not be without this product now and I recommend it to those who have sensitive skin types as I have.

        I rate it a 5 star.

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          10.08.2009 21:04

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          Thumbs up!

          Like the other reviewers here I find this a very good product to use after shaving. It can sting a bit when I apply it at first but it soon cools and soothes my face as it is meant to do.

          I've tried a few cheaper, cream-type alternatives but they never seem to absorb into my skin properly and my family notice it. I've sometimes had them asking me if I've cut myself shaving - this has never happened with the Nivea! I always come back to it in the end.

          The product was "Improved" a while ago with a new fragrance but I actually preferred the older one. It's still pretty subtle though and not particularly noticeable. This isn't meant as a criticism - I like it that way!

          The only real drawback is the price, but at most supermarkets it is still under a fiver. I've seen it on Ebay, but with the heavy bottles this balm comes in the postage usually makes it uneconomic, unless you buy in bulk.

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          07.10.2008 18:50
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          Great product for soothing irritated skin.

          Nivea for Men After shave balm. If you have looked at my profile then you will know I am a female still I have written this review as its a very nice product.

          This after shave balm is made by Nivea. My husband has normal skin I would say but every now and again he complains that his skin is sore from shaving. I spotted this in the supermarket and thought that I would treat him to a bottle.

          It comes in a heavy glass like bottle. It is mainly white with a blue lid. It is a nice hand size bottle. It contains 100 ml. The balm itself is like a lotion in consistency and is white in colour. It has lasted my husband ages, I am ashamed to say almost a year. I costs £4.45.

          From my husbands point of view he thinks it is a great product. He says it sinks into the skin easily. He only uses it when his skin feels irritated and it really calms his skin down. He says it has a cooling effect on his skin. The balm contains Vitamin E, Provitamin B5 and many moisturising ingredients. After using his skin feels alot softer. From my point of view I love the subtle fresh smell. It is very pleasant and I can tell when he has used it. His skin feels alot smoother.

          I think the product would be great for guys with sensitive skin as it is advised on the bottle that you can use daily after shaving.

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            22.09.2008 13:49
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            Definately worth £5

            Nivea Sooththing Aftershave Balm.

            Shaving can sometimes seem like a pain in the neck, especially if you have fairly sensitive skin like I do. Considering the number of times an average man will shave in his life time (maybe two times a week or more, every week, from age 18 to 70 if he is permanently clean shaven) it is shocking now little care we take on aftercare. We wouldn't dream of using a rusty razor to do the job, but we happily leave our face red and sore after every shave.

            For this reason Nivea Aftershave Balm is highly recommended. The jar it comes in is heavy, a sort of thick white glass. It is quite pleasing to look at, quite contemporary and not overly feminine. This is very important for men and I think Nivea have it spot on.

            The cream is dispenced by pushing the lockable plunger. This means that it lasts AGES. I've used it everytime I shave for over a year and there is still lots left. You will usually only need 3 or 4 pressed per shave, so at £5 or so a bottle it is excellent value.

            The cream itself is very soothing, thick and cool. I'm not too fond of the smell, but it isn't too strong and fades quite quickly. Once the cream has properly soaked in, you skin feels super smooth, supple and moisturised. Best of all you feel confident that you have done your skin a little favour. It quikly becomes part of your shaving routine and and fears about "gayness" fade when you realise it's just part of the routine.

            I'd highly recommend this, works great and leave your skin looking perfect.

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            11.01.2005 20:50
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            Call me an old woman (which i'm not, by the way), but i've always been a big fan of the normal, old-fashioned Nivea Cream. Unfortunately it's just not really suitable for use as an aftershave balm. So when i learned that Nivea did various aftershave balms as part of their "Nivea For Men" range, i got quite excited. I was hoping that this would mean i could experience fantastic Nivea skincare, whilst using a proper, manly shaving product.

            I wouldn't say i have particularly sensitive skin, but when i shave there's generally a lot of burning and soreness. Ideal to test an aftershave balm on then.

            Nivea aftershave balms come in 100ml glass bottles, which look quite stylish (if you're interested in that kind of thing). You're advised to apply a small amount after each shave, so a 100ml bottle should last quite a long time.

            The balm itself smells much like many male grooming products - a kind of perfumed, soapy, harsh, but not unpleasant odour. It is white in colour, and thin and slippery to the touch. Much like every other balm i've ever seen, in fact. Nivea describe it as being 'light and non-greasy' - i'd agree with the "light" bit of that...

            The writing on the back of the bottle says that the balm will 'gently sooth and condition your skin after shaving'. It also claims to be 'easily absorbed' and that it will 'help protect your skin against the irritations and inflammation that can occur after shaving'. It sounded great to me!

            On first trying it, it did sting a little initially, but that sensation soon changed to a more soothing one. The balm was very easily absorbed, leaving little visible evidence of its use. My skin felt very smooth, which, to be honest, i don't personally like.

            I definately experience a little less irritation and shaving rash after using this product, but it doesn't perform miracles. It's best as a means of soothing and cooling the skin right after a shave.

            Whilst not being over-powering, the balm does leave a definate perfume smell. This can create a bit of a strange combination when you're also using an aftershave/eau de toilette.

            Although the balm does everything it claims to do, my skin feels a bit strange after using it. Whilst i do care about reducing irritation from shaving, i'm less interested in general skin maintenance. I think this product is just a little too good for my liking!

            At around £5+ a bottle, this isn't dirt cheap. But then there are plenty of much more expensive balms on the market, so i guess it's reasonable.

            All in all, it depends what you're after. If the blurb on the bottle sounds good to you, then you probably won't be too disappointed - you may even be very happy.

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              24.10.2002 00:07
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              Right I am not odd doing this op and yes I am female. But I must say, I approve of this after shave balm. We have to like it too guys!!! My chap has tried lots of aftershaves and they cause rashes and tightness on his skin. I guess alot of people have said Nivea balm is expensive at around £4.oo but as my chap has replaced his aftershave with this it is very reasonable. He also doesnt bother with any moisturiser when using this. It smells really nice, softens his skin and seems to stop his razor burn. Also, as he has sensitive skin and has had no rashes. Right, it comes in a white and blue pot bottle and cardboard carton and this looks quite nice packaging, not tacky at all. Its 100ml and is just one of the nivea for men range. They also do, shaving gels, face scrubs, moisturiser etc. They also have nice giftsets around christmas. It's alchol free and doesnt sting-so am told. Its dermatologically approved, but doesnt mention if hasnt been tested on animals, I hope it hasnt. It has vitamin B5 and vitamin E Hamamelis, and Bisabol in its ingredients, not a clue what they, sorry. Its made by a company called Beirsdorf uk. You need a small amount and you just rub it in your face and neck daily after shaving. You get softer nicer skin, smell lovely and get lots of lady's after you!!!!!Miracle stuff go and get some.

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                25.02.2001 09:03
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                Do you feel like shouting at the top of your voice when you apply aftershave after shaving? I do, and sometimes I look just like that kid from Home Alone. I have found an excellent alternative to aftershave that not only does it not sting, it actually leaves your skin feeling smooth and refreshed. Nivea has been a notourious brand name in costmetic products for women. Now they are producing a range of products for us men too. Their after shave balm is the best thing I have ever used after shaving. It is enriched with vitamins and other various things that help to soothe and calm your skin, minimizing the risk of further skin irritation. Its completely alcohol free, which means it doesn't sting. It cost me about £5 for a 100ml bottle, that should last you 6 months I would think. It's a really nice, pleasant alternative that I would recommend any male to use. Especially those with sensitive skin who our prone to irritation and rashes.

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                  08.11.2000 16:21
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                  If you are like me who has sensitve skin, then I would really recommend that you use a aftershave balm. For me shaving has always been a nightmare, even with all these new high tech blades. They sure do cut the hair fine, but leave you feeling like you have third degree burns on you face. I was recommended Nivea aftershave balm, thinking that it was just another one of these products that make huge claims but don`t deliever on the goods. I was shocked when applied. It really feels like someone has got a hose on you face, cooling and soothing the skin. Give it ago, what have you to loose, only the pain and redness.

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                  20.08.2000 23:42
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                  If like me your skin feels like someone is holding a blow torch to it after you have finished shaving, then I thoroughyl recommend that you use Nivea after shave balm. You may feel a little girly (or maybe even gay) having a bottle of skin lotion in your bathroom, but get over it, this stuff is great. As soon as you put it on you can feel the cool calming effect it has on your skin. Normally it should help to reduce any redness and soreness you may experience after shaving aswell as leaving your skin really smooth. It costs about £5 for a bottle, but it is well worth it, because it lasts for ages. Trust me it will be the best thing you have done for your skin in ages.

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