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Before you shave, exfoliate your face in a hot shower with the Kyoku for Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub.

Kyoku for Men

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Even the mightiest and most protective cream can’t change the simple fact that getting a clean shave means attacking your defenseless face with a deadly weapon. That’s why even a textbook perfect shaving session requires follow-up shielding and repair. Chosen as Men’s Health’s Best New Post Shave product in 2011, Kyoku’s crisp and citrusy repair balm has rare Japanese herbs to soothe skin and calm redness. Think of it like a peace treaty. At least until the next shave.

How it Works

The formula takes a three-pronged approach to making your face feel better after a shave: it calms, heals, and repairs your skin. Witch hazel and aloe reduce skin redness, inflammation, and irritation. Essential oils derived from ancient Japanese herbs reduce redness and repairs cuts through improved blood circulation post-shave.

How to Use

Apply a to face and neck after shaving and washing your face.

Water, SD Alcohol 39-C, Isopropyl Myristate, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose, Sesquistearate, Hamamelis Virginian (Witch hazel) Bark/Leaf/Twig Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Calophyllum inophyllum, (Tamanu) Oil, Cetyl Ester, Glycerin, Shark Liver oil/Squali Lecur, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Salicylic Acid, Allantoin, Carbomer, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Great for my Husband

My husband is in the military and has to shave on a daily basis--it wreaks havoc on his skin. This stuff has been helping a lot with the redness and irritation he was exhibiting.

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My boyfriend loves it!

My boyfriend loved this gift! He tends to get razor burn, and he said the balm has made a big difference. We both like the smell, and it's also worked well as a moisturizer (and he has really sensitive skin). Will definitely be purchasing again.

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best repair balm I've tried

I've sampled many different after shaves and while most do a good job with razor burn, this one worked the best. have never experienced razor burn with this product and am interested to try this brands other products.

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works as advertised

Couldn't ask for anything to work better. I can scratch myself with my razor and this takes all the redness out. No more going to work looking like the razor got the best of you.

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Okay product

I was expecting a bit more from this aftershave balm. Other Kyoku products smell great, this just does it's job.

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OK, but not great

I was looking foward to using this, but came away not too impressed. Mild smell, like lotion, and does not cool skin that well. Also, wondering which "ancient herbs" they say are in this because there is no distinctive scent.

Nothing special.

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