Too often we focus on the software and hardware of Shaving without placing much emphasis on the resultant effect of shaving. Any professional barber will recommend a good After Shave to help soothe and repair skin after shaving. Naturally, Aloe Vera is a good ingredient to help repair and soothe skins. So you shouldn't be surprised if you see it as a key ingredient in your After Shave products.
After Shave Balm
This balm is made specifically for men with extra sensitive skins. To prevent those annoying skin irritations, you would have to rub this balm daily to help soothe and repair your shaven skin. These shave balms have anti-infection properties that help to prevent bumps, ingrown hairs and other skin irritations.
After Shave Splash
This is a more common After Shave product used by traditional men. Not until the development of the balms, men were often seen slapping their faces with this product. It is effective but may leave behind a stinging feel.
This product, although still in use, predates the Splash. It was used by Egyptian men many centuries ago. Alum is rich in potassium and helps block cuts and nicks. Sometimes we get these nicks and cuts while shaving and we try to stop the bleeding by playing a bit of toilet paper or cotton wool. Old Egyptian men realized potassium is needed in blood clot and used same principle in using the alum block to stop bleeding by sealing cuts and wounds.