Reddit Reddit reviews Nivea Men NIVEA FOR MEN Sensitive Post Shave Balm, 3.3 Ounce (Pack of 1) (thomaswi)

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Nivea Men NIVEA FOR MEN Sensitive Post Shave Balm, 3.3 Ounce (Pack of 1) (thomaswi)
Helps protect skin from shaving irritationsImprove skin's condition over timeFormulated with no drying alcoholLightly fragranced
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24 Reddit comments about Nivea Men NIVEA FOR MEN Sensitive Post Shave Balm, 3.3 Ounce (Pack of 1) (thomaswi):

u/microseconds · 221 pointsr/everymanshouldknow

/r/wicked_edge has lots of great advice. I'll boil a lot of it down for you though..

  1. Stop using the 17-bladed nuclear-powered vibrating cartridge monsters with extra lubricating strip and kung-fu grip. Similarly, no electric shavers. They're really electric hair-ripper-outers. Not kidding. Kick it old school, like your grandfather. Look at a double-edge safety razor, or if you're really looking to go all-in, consider a straight razor.

  2. Think about your shaving cream. Does it come out of a can using aerosol? Maybe rethink that too then. Plenty of options out there that don't involve chemical-laden aerosol-propelled goo. You can even really turn the clock back with a cup/bowl/mug and brush setup to whip up a nice lather. I'm a fan of Taylor of Old Bond Street. But, I've also used DR Harris products, and they're quite nice as well. One of the side benefits of my former job was all the trips to London, so I could just stop into the ToBS shop on Jermyn Street. Sadly, those days are past, so I rely on the kindness of co-workers that still go over. :) It's easy enough to get their products in the US, it just costs a bit more.

  3. If you go the DE route, get a sample pack of different blades. Different blades work differently on different guys. For me, Derby blades are death. For others, they're amazing. For me, I work well with Astra, or can manage Feathers if I'm really careful (they're super sharp). My best blade though, has been a Personna medical prep blade.

  4. Shave in passes. Do a with-the-grain pass, followed by an across-the-grain pass. If you're really not there yet, you can add an against-the-grain pass, but that's a pretty advanced move. Remember - you're doing multiple passes. You don't need to remove every bit of hair the first pass. You don't press the razor into your face (as you're probably used to!). This razor has heft, and a blade that's really sharp. You're accustomed to a lightweight razor that has blades that are as dull as a hunk of cardboard compared to your garden variety DE blade.

  5. Use a quality aftershave. Try to avoid ones that contain alcohol, as it dries out the skin. I love the Nivea sensitive skin stuff. I can get it for way cheaper than that link shows at Walgreens, Target or Wegmans though.

    Many folks will try to sell you on the economics here, and how much money you'll save by shaving this way. While possible, it's not necessarily so. One can go bonkers and spend hundreds on the best gear if they wish. BUT, you don't have to.

    For me, I use a $30 brush from with a $5 mug from Target. My cream (ToBS Jermyn St) runs about $15 a tub, which lasts me probably 6-9 months. My daily shaver is a $30 Edwin Jagger, and my blades run about $30 for a 100-pack. I get 2-3 shaves from each blade.

    If you run the numbers, you'll likely come out ahead by going to DE, get better shaves, and have better skin as well. It sure was cheaper for me. I used to go through a cartridge a week. So, that's 4 carts a month. I was spending $30-ish every other month on 8-packs of cartridges, or about $3.75 per week. Nowadays, that's 2 blades a week, at ~$0.30/blade, that's $0.60/week in blades. That's a massive savings alone.

    You can do the ROI analysis for yourself. Take into account what you'd spend on shaving supplies, and calculate at which points the cost lines cross (ie break-even).
u/Marilize_Legajuanaa · 27 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Thank you! I love the primer but i want to experiemt with new things. The makeup artists i follow reccomend the nivea after shave balm as a primer. i realllly want to try it. The mac has lasted me ages! I still have quite a bit left after using it for months

u/jking11 · 7 pointsr/wicked_edge

I also have dry sensitive skin. I use Nivea Post Shave Balm and it works wonders. I went with Nivea because it was cheap on Amazon and I had a gift card that I had to use up. Your skin will definitely thank you later for using some kind of moisturizing aftershave. Be sure to buy something without alcohol in it because that will dry out your skin even further.

u/bikerwalla · 7 pointsr/wicked_edge

Thanks to this subreddit, I've found Nivea For Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm -- this is the secret to a good shave that doesn't leave stubble or shadow, because it plumps up the skin past the cut hairs. It was hard to find 3 months ago, because women made the discovery that their "makeup primer" had the same ingredients as this aftershave balm but the men's stuff was 1/3 the price. I hope this helps!

u/caffeinated_pirate · 6 pointsr/malegrooming

Apply after shave after shaving. This stuff works great Beware, if your wife or girlfriend watch youtube makeup stuff, she might start using it as primer.

u/airbornesimian · 6 pointsr/wicked_edge we go :D

I'm going to preface what you're about to read with this caveat: My knowledge of aftershaves is somewhat limited. I've tried and used a handful myself, and know what I would recommend out of those, but I'll also recommend a few others based on what I know of their makers. I'll try to make very clear which is which.

Here's the page of aftershave samplers:

u/pinkythereddog · 5 pointsr/malegrooming

Have you thought about making the switch to a safety razor? As /u/Slayman420 said, head on over to /r/wicked_edge and read a few of the threads and side bar. Best thing I've ever done to move away from cartridge razors and my skin is looking better too.

Make sure your prepping your face well by either shaving after a nice hot shower or washing your face first with your Cetaphil and hot water. If you're not into moving to a safety razor, maybe look into getting better soap using a shaving brush and a good shaving soap. Learn how to lather it well and you'll notice a huge difference with that alone.

Usually when I shave I do three passes: one with the grain, one across the grain (literally going horizontal on the face) and then if I need it, going against the grain. Don't press hard with the razor. Let it glide over your face.

Post shave, I wash my face with cold water then use a post shave balm.

Hope that helps!

u/neuronuggets · 5 pointsr/wicked_edge

Actually, on this sub i think you're talking about: Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Extra Soothing Balm, 3.3 oz Nivea creams/soaps aren't talked about as much.

If you're looking for something simple, try a shave oil like Shave Secret. It's cheap, and all you have to do is rub a few drops onto your wet face and you're good to go. I use this when i shave at the gym, for instance.

Hope this helps.

u/thegoddamntrain · 3 pointsr/wicked_edge

If you like balms and want to stay on the cheap Nivea men's sensitive post shave balm is right around the $5-6 range and performs well.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/masturbationquestions

Use some aftershave after, makes things easier.

I use a nivea aftershave balm like this:

The skin calms down a bit.

u/-_Jamie_- · 1 pointr/asktransgender

A good electric razor may be a solution for you. I've used this Phillips model for going on two years now (both before and after starting laser btw) and it is amazing. There's a bit of a learning curve, but once you get used to it, you won't have near as bad of issues with the neck. Also, if you don't like wasting money, buy it on eBay instead of Amazon.

Other things I use to get the best shave possible -

Shave Secret -not sure why Wal-Mart beats Amazon here, but they do

Nivea After Shave - I apply this over the Shave Secret oil and my Norelco glides over my face no problems.

Bump Stopper 2 - also a blessing, use as directed, after applying after shave, and after makeup removal before bed. I find it barely use it for a couple weeks after a laser session, but I was using it every day before starting laser treatments and now use it during the last two-ish weeks between sessions.

This is the regimen I've had in place for a good while, as the hair on my neck grows in 217 different directions and using a multi-blade or a safety razor always jacked my neck UP. Best of luck!

u/Hectoronthemoon · 1 pointr/wicked_edge

To prevent irritation you probably will want to have an alum block/stick and some Nivea for Men Sensitive After Shave Extra Soothing Balm. Make sure you have good prep also by making sure your beard is well hydrated. You might want to try a pre-shave oil to provide some extra protection.

u/whitefalcon684 · 1 pointr/bald

Honestly, I always had issues with my scalp being dry and itchy...until I completely shaved my head. Not sure what was causing it but it went away instantly with all of my hair being gone.. Not sure how much hair is left with a zero, but I'd try shaving it and see what happens. I do use this Nivea aftershave

u/redtidepods · 1 pointr/oddlysatisfying

tip: if you don't like the shine on top, you can use women's "makeup primer" to hide the shine. It's basically an invisible lotion with ingredients that mattify (un-shine) the skin and control oil.

A lot of men's skincare lines are selling primer as "shave balm" and other skincare products to control shine.

u/glatts · 1 pointr/malegrooming

So about a year or two ago I began experiencing similar problems. One day it was so bad that on a whim in a drug store I purchased a little blue tub of Nivea Creme. It was cheap, but I figured I'd give it a try as I've liked some of their other products, especially their post shave balm which helped with razor burn and bumps.

Now I had never used moisturizers or anything on my face before. I would just wash it with a face wash when I showered and went to bed. But a friend of mine was working at Vogue or GQ and got my gf a couple of free samples of this stuff called Crème de la Mer. She absolutely swore by and I could definitely see the improvement in her skin. But as you can see here, at nearly $200 per ounce it's not cheap. But I got curious as to what made it so effective beyond hte marketing hype.

This led me to looking into the ingredients, and what do you know? That tub of Nivea Creme I bought almost has the matches. In fact, numerous other people have written about them and most say their performance is essentially the same. So unless your name is Daddy Warbucks and you don't mind spending 40 times the amount for what is at best a negligible difference, go with the Nivea Creme.

I recommend using it after you wash in the evening, and just leave it on nice and thick overnight. Then in the morning, rub some on your face before after washing again, but really rub it in this time. Within about 24-48 hours you will be as good as new, if not better.

u/Ao_of_the_Opals · 1 pointr/AskWomen

I shave my legs, armpits, and lady parts daily and almost never get razor burn or ingrown hairs anymore. I used to only shave once every few days because my skin would get so irritated, but I've found that with this process I'm able to shave daily with no issues:

  1. Trim long hair first
    • Like others have said, if it's been a while since you shaved the area it's a lot easier if you trim the hair down prior to shaving. If you don't have a trimmer using scissors is fine.

  2. Exfoliate
  3. Use good razor blades
    • This is the most important thing. Don't use crappy disposable blades; even a lot of the "better" drugstore brands would still give me bumps and ingrown hairs (like Mach 3 Turbo and equivalents). I currently use the Dorco Shai 6 Smooth Touch blades though I bought one of the Pace 6 Plus handles because the men's razor handles are much sturdier (the Shai handles are entirely plastic and break easily if dropped, and the men's are mostly metal and a lot more sturdy).
  4. Use a good shaving cream
    • Ditch the aerosol foam stuff, it's not helping you much at all. Conditioner is better than those shaving foams. There's a lot of different options, but I've found that for my skin the best are the thicker creams that contain some kind of shea or coconut butter. I really like Lush's Dirty shaving cream, but it's rather expensive so I've switched to the Van Der Hagen Shave Butter that's like 1/4 of the price and works just as well.
  5. Switch out blades often
    • I switch out my razor cartridges every 3 days, which seems to be the limit before they get dull enough to start irritating my skin and giving a worse shave. Don't bother with places like Dollar Shave Club -- they literally just buy Dorco blades, re-brand them, then mark them up. Just find an online retailer and buy direct from them.
    • Also, if you do go with Dorco, there's absolutely no reason whatsoever to pay full price. They have some kind of sale every 2-3 weeks so I always wait until they're having some kind of 20% off or buy-one-get-one promotion before buying more.
  6. Moisturize
u/thisone4mysexuality · 1 pointr/MtF

I actually found it in the store today. Smelling it, though, I found it a little strong. I'm sensitive to some fragrances and I can only know for sure after having it on for a while.

When it dries, there is no scent? Maybe I should have applied some to my skin while I had it open to make sure, especially if it's so effective! It sounds like just what I was looking for :)


u/BogieLowenstien · 1 pointr/AskMen

Pulled this from my own Instagram because I couldn't find the original on my phone, so sorry for the b&w filter, but this is what I'm currently rocking, except for the blade.

The razor is a Gillette Fat Boy adjustable double edge razor that I cleaned up (they only made them from like 1958-61 or something like that, so usually if you find one they're not in the best condition).

Instead of the Astra blade I've moved on to these which work better for my skin.

Soap, pre-shave oil and aftershave are all from Grimm Blades, the "Smolder" collection.

Honestly, the oils are shit as far as function. The soap works pretty well, but I have super sensitive skin, and the oils just weren't cutting it for me, but I'll be damned if they aren't the best smelling things I've ever used in my life. The pre-shave oil wasn't entirely terrible, so I'd use that, but the aftershave never helped, so I started using Nivea sensitive aftershave balm on my actual neck, and just applying the Grimm Blades aftershave to the back of my neck and behind my ear. Since the Nivea is near-scentless, it works out pretty well. Like, seriously, the Smolder set is my favorite smell of all time.

I have no clue what brand the brush is since it was a gift, but it's badger hair and works really well.

I stole the mug from my wife.

Edit: typos

u/LivPlusPlus · 1 pointr/transpassing

Depends! Since your foundation sits kind of heavy and dry, I'd say go with a water-based primer to try and get a bit of hydration. On the cheap side, tons of girls over at /r/makeupaddiction really dig Nivea for Men After-Shave Balm. It happens to work really well as a primer, if you don't mind smelling like dude for a little while. Pricier options include Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer. Those are usually my go-tos when my skin is dry, otherwise I use Benefit Porefessional.


On a related note, are you using a moisturizer before applying foundation? You absolutely should be if you're not already. Just give it 5-10m to sink in before starting makeup. Skincare in general (see: /r/skincareaddiction) can go a long way towards making your makeup look great.


Last tip would be to try blending your foundation out with a slightly damp sponge (Beauty Blender, RT Sponge, etc) instead of a brush. Can help give your foundation a more 'dewy' look.

u/travistravels247 · 1 pointr/MtF

I found laser did help, hormones should help more. I suggest a fascial brush to gently exfoliate before shaving. Don't over shave, if not everything is done in the first pass, use an electric shaver later. Also, this aftershave works well and doesn't smell strong or musky.