For the diehard fans of ManPossible, you’ve most likely read up on ManPossible’s past “razor virgin” post. Since then, I’ve converted to a full-fledged razor wielder. But, I’m still in the honeymoon phase and loving every minute of it. Like most marriages, not everything is perfect though. In the case of shaving with razors, I’ve come to find myself with regular cases of the razor burn. Why do I love razor shaving? Because of the close shave experience! BUT it also leaves my skin vulnerable and in pain. Who says you have to suffer to look beautiful! If you are sick and tired of skin irritation, tenderness, or just those party pooping (and painful) bumps (aka razor burn), we may have a cure for you. I might be a bit late to the party, but I sure as hell will have a good time shaving… We give you Clinique: Aftershave Healer!
Move aside mama’s boy who plays Dungeons and Dragons. This is not your typical “healer”, whose spam health buffs while your “crew” clicks away at the Godzilla boss. No! No! No!
What we have in this sleek dark gray bottle is an elixir of youth and rejuvenation. If Clinique is known for anything, we’d say it’s the brand’s focus on simplicity. Aside from the single tone color, this 75ml bottle only conveys two messages: “Clinique For Men” and “Post-Shave Soother”. Don’t you wish everything in life was that straightforward? A vessel is only as valuable as the content it carries. The resident of this particular vessel is a runny (watery) and milky texture. Unlike most aftershaves in the market that comes in various aromas (flowers, strawberries, rainbows, etc.), this product can be described as, wait for it…. odorless. If you are not yet intrigued, neither are we. BUT…
The Aftershave Healer’s power only surfaces when it’s put to use. After your regular shaving routine, dab a couple drops of this stuff into the palm of your hands and lightly spread out the content evenly and quickly. Once the initial step is complete, tilt your head back at a 45 degree angle and proceed to run your palm across the surface of your freshly shaven face. The sensation is immediate; you’ll start off by experiencing the usually numbing/tingling feeling as the ingredient does contain alcohol. However, unlike the sharp and sometimes excruciating pain experienced from other aftershave products, this feeling is a bit more subtle and somewhat inviting. For you Man-in-Training readers who can’t handle pain, instead of smearing this stuff across your face, try lightly padding your palms against the skin to generate small flows of cool air to counter the pain. While your brain is still processing this newfound sensation, your skin is quickly absorbing this nutrient rich concoction of aloe, witch hazel (huh?), almond, and all sorts of goodness. The instant absorption does not leave any greasy residue on your hands or your skin; another big bonus! From beginning to end, the entire process takes just few minutes for you to experience the difference. Shortly after applying, you’ll notice the irritation subsiding and leaving your skin feeling soft, moistened, and nourished to the touch. And by the way, the odorless complaint earlier, we take this back, as we’ve been testing this for the past couple of weeks, it works well (without conflict) with your fragrant colognes, deodorants, hair products, etc.
Men don’t tell other men, lies. We are going to give it to you straight: GO GET THIS! (Available online or at the Clinique counters for US$19.50).