I like the numerous scented merchandise we feature, from the pleasant perfumes of Floris to the delicate scented shave soaps of D.R. Harris, however some days I’m simply not feeling the perfume fantasy. Be it as a consequence of a specific sensitivity, a hangover, or the will to not conflict with my favorite fragrance, there are days I’m grateful for my unscented shave merchandise. For some people, it’s not a matter of alternative however somewhat a requirement as a consequence of a piece surroundings, allergy, or scent-sensitive liked one. For these people, scent-free is vital, from shaving to bathing. If this sounds such as you, I’ve acquired the right merchandise for a perfume free shave!
Perfume free Preshave merchandise
shave at all times begins with a slick layer of preshave to guard your pores and skin and assist your razor glide. Personally, I at all times attain for Kent of Inglewood Preshave Gel. These things is fantastically slick and hydrating, precisely what my pores and skin wants within the desert named Alberta that I dwell in. Crown Shaving Co. makes a similar alternative, in case your loyalties lie in Ontario.
I discover that these water-based preshave merchandise work phenomenally nicely, with out the downsides of oil. Whereas preshave oil is nice, it’s additionally fairly oily. Surprising, I do know. However significantly, I don’t love the sensation of oil on my fingers which must be washed off earlier than I deal with my razor, and my sometimes oily pores and skin isn’t an enormous fan both. Water-based preshave works at the very least in addition to oil, with not one of the oiliness!
Bartigan & Stark Nil is made in Calgary, all-natural, and unscented!
Unscented Shaving cream and Cleaning soap
For scent delicate people, presumably the worst expertise conceivable could be having a smelly lather of their face for a number of minutes whereas they attempt to give attention to shaving. Fortunate for them, we now have a handful of wonderful unscented lathers!
I at all times begin the fragrance-free suggestions with Bartigan & Stark, as a result of it’s made by somebody nicely acquainted with scent-free environments: respiratory therapist on the Foothills hospital in Calgary, Glenn Loveless! Along with being a literal hero, Glen has formulated a beautiful unscented shaving cleaning soap that he makes himself, humourously referred to as “Nil”. if you happen to’re after a extra conventional shaving cleaning soap in a wood bowl, D.R. Harris Naturals is one other wonderful alternative.
For people keen on a gentle, fluffy cream that whips up like meringue, look no additional than Trufitt & Hill Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream. It offers a fully picturesque lather in seconds utilizing a standard brush. If you happen to’re not a brush-use you’re completely lacking out, however you’ll additionally get a very incredible shave with Schaf Shaving Cream. This brushless system works nicely for fast shaves, shaving within the bathe, or taking in a carry-on bag. It’s additionally extraordinarily pure and made in Canada, win-win!
After I say “scent-sensitive”, I guess you instantly image some who layers on WAY an excessive amount of cologne, or makes use of the most cost effective dollar-store aftershave out there. Whereas anybody would react to that sort of an aftershave, some people can’t deal with any aftershave in anyway. If you happen to’re within the camp of solely reacting to synthetic scents, you’ll be completely fantastic with any product from Castle Forbes, D.R. Harris, Like Grandpa, or Bartigan & Stark. All are scented with important oils, except Like Grandpa’s Sandalwood.
That mentioned, pure scents are nonetheless an excessive amount of for some people and workplaces. Fear not, we now have the answer! Aftershaves are available two classes: bracing, alcohol-based splash, and soothing, hydrating balm. Whereas no unscented alcohol-based splashed exist (vodka, I suppose? No, don’t put vodka in your face), D.R. Harris has made a superb analogue for these with delicate, utilizing boric acid & witchhazel referred to as Skin Tonic.
Kent of Inglewood Aftershave Balm is my go-to for a soothing, hydrating unscented aftershave.
Within the realm of balm, there are many nice choices. As soon as once more, Kent of Inglewood Aftereshave Balm takes the #1 spot. We spent a ton of occasions testing, re-formulating, and perfecting this one and it’s actually one of the best. Extremely hydrating and soothing, however fast-absorbing and non-oily. If you happen to’re on the lookout for one thing extra heavy-duty, Truefitt makes a matching balm to their Final Consolation Shaving Cream that’s intensely moisturizing, and Bartigan & Stark have an oilier Nil aftershave balm which is superb for dry pores and skin.
Different wonderful scent-free grooming items
I’ve to start out by giving a giant shoutout to your complete Schaf line of merchandise. They’re the rationale my pores and skin isn’t coated in zits lately, and I like their dedication to high quality pure merchandise. I exploit the cleanser and moisturizer particularly, however every part they make is incredible.
One other ‘miracle’ product in my eyes within the Laurel Oil soap by Aleppo Savon. The soapmaker, Abdulfatah Sabouni, left Syria after his manufacturing unit was bombed, and opened up store in Calgary, AB. He makes a variety of conventional Syrian soaps, and the laurel oil recipe is unscented, extremely moisturizing, and dates again by means of millenia of Syrian custom!
I hope this helps you in a perfume free journey. If you happen to’re not beholden to unscented merchandise at residence, don’t overlook you’ll be able to nonetheless get pleasure from fragrances within the night and on the weekends! My most interesting perfumes don’t come out each single day, so don’t be afraid to deal with your self to one thing good you should use or put on when scent isn’t a problem. And in case your life must be 100% fragrance-removed, bear in mind what Neil Younger mentioned: carry on rockin’ within the scent-free world!