Best Post-Shave Face Cream for Men

As of December 2020


The 90-day average price as of 12/4/2020 on Amazon is $7.29, according to data from Keepa. Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change.


Anything around $7/bottle is a good price. This thing lasts a long time.


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what we like

  • Best for those looking for: A daily face cream with SPF to calm post-shave irritation and reduce razor burn
  • Subtle and nice scent
  • Absorbs quickly
  • Soothes skin
  • SPF 15 included to help protect face from sun
  • Low cost
  • Travel size

keep in mind

  • This cream is awesome. Zero complaints so far


I’ve always had fairly sensitive skin which can be prone to ingrown hairs and occasional breakouts after shaving. Discovering a good post-shave balm almost five years ago has been a life saver for me.


L’Oreal’s Men Expert Hydra Energetic Aftershave Balm checks off all the things I look for in a good post-shave balm:

  1. Smells great
  2. Soothes my face
  3. Absorbs quickly
  4. Inexpensive
  5. Travel size
  6. Contains SPF


The last one is key and is the feature that you do not often find in most post-shave balms (particularly one that absorbs this quickly). We all really should be using SPF daily, in the summer or winter months, to protect our face from sun damage. This lotion helps you conveniently do that while also soothing any possible razor irritation.


I was a previously chronic user of this Neutrogena face lotion but the horrendous bottle design and tiny size was absolutely puzzling to me for a product that popular. After recently switching to Loreal Men’s Face Wash and being blown away by the results, I decided to give their after shave balm a try as well. I was equally impressed. It echoed all the positive qualities of the Neutrogena bottle while coming in a much larger and ergonomically friendly bottle shape. I’ve tested several balms over the past decade and the Loreal Hydra Energetic Aftershave Balm is the best I’ve ever seen. I expect to be using it for years to come.

Sizing Tips & FAQs

Does this contain SPF?

Yes it does. SPF 15


How much do you use at one time?

As much as you need to cover the face, but typically like a dime sized amount


Is it sticky/wet? How well does it absorb into the skin?

VERY well. Absorbs perfectly into the skin


What is your full morning shave routine?

  1. Rub pre-shave oil across entire face to loosen up facial hair
  2. Wet shave brush 
  3. Lather shave brush with shave soap in bowl and spread across face
  4. Shave using razor
  5. Wash face using facial cleanser
  6. Apply after-shave
  7. Apply post-shave moisturizing balm
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Related Products & Links

Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion with Sunscreen SPF 20

This is our previous top pick and it’s still awesome. If you want a cream in a smaller bottle with a slightly higher SPF, it’s still a good choice. The bottle design is absolutely horrendous and they have yet to improve it.


L’Oreal Paris Skincare Men Expert Hydra Energetic Facial Cleanser with Charcoal

This is the sister face wash to this face cream. It’s a game changer and I love it. Highly recommend buying it to pair with the cream for your daily routine.

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