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A satisfying shave starts before you spread any lather. Begin with a quality pre-shave treatment like John Allan’s Slickwater.

John Allan's

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No matter how much care you put into your shaving routine, daily razor drag is bound to occasionally leave your face like red, scorched earth. Luckily, there’s a remedy for desert face. This cooling aftershave is like a downpour after a long drought, relieving redness and irritation while repairing, protecting, and hydrating skin with aloe vera, chamomile, and cucumber.

How it Works

Organic ingredients such as acai fruit extract work hard to repair irritated skin while simultaneously cooling your skin. Oat kernel and vitamins A and E protect and moisturize.

How to Use

After shaving and washing your face, squeeze out a dime-sized amount of this cooling aftershave into the palm of your hands. Rub hands together and apply to the freshly shaved area.

Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernal Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Menthyl Lactate, Panthenol, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Sodium PCA, Sorbitan Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, *Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, *Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Methylisothiazolinone, Retinyl Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, *Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, *Cucimis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, and *Panax Ginseng Root Extract.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Nice aftershave

Got this as a gift for my son who is a novice shaver. It's gentle and good to use after an electric shaver. He is really enjoying the cooling effect and moisturizing benefits.

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Use it daily, your skin will thank you

This was first non-box sample purchase. I need a post shave and I wanted something on the thinner side. It goes on nice and light and you can actually feel it hydrating your skin, nice experience. I use it on days I don't shave as a base before spreading moisturizer. Fragrance leaves a little to be desired, hence the 3 star review.

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"Splash of hydration" for sure

I bought a full size one based on the sample in my BB. I absolutely love this product. I use a small amount and it makes my face hydrated and leaves it clean feeling. After patting on my face, I rub the rest on my hands like a moisturizer (my face and hands are hydrated for the rest of the day). Bravo!

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The most soothing aftershave

Most aftershaves or face lotion will burn when used after wet shaving or DE. This does not and absorbes very well. John Allen is the new standard for me, by far my favorite.

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Doesn't sooth skin after a shave

This did make my fiance's face very very soft, but I bought it for him tio help sooth his skin after a shave, which it really doesn't. He now uses it just to moisturise after. I do like that it doesn't have a strong scent like most other aftershaves.

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Cool Face

I received cool face in my June box and was looking forward to trying it. I am a fanatic shaver and as a rule don't try new shaving products, wow was I pleasantly surprised. After a great shave, I used Cool face an my skin immediately thanked me, I will argue that this is the best aftershave product I have used and after 10 years I officially switched to it. No burn, extremely soothing and leaves a nice glow. Thanks for the sample!

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does the job with a cooling sensation

i use this every time I'm done with my single razor shave. haven't noticed any razor burn since using this product.

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Great for Sensitive Skin

I have very sensitive skin and shaving kills me. I am very hairy and have a thick coarse beard. This stuff really works. Calms the redness and helps with recovery. The pre-shave by this company is the bomb too.

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Amazing

I really love this stuff. I got the sample and immediately ordered it after the first try. It really is perfect for after shaving.

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Best After-Shave, no alcohol burn

If your face ever feels burning or cut or just raw following shaving, you need to use this. It's cooling, moisturizing, and just nice. The smell is very light, but it does have a hard-to-place medicinal or unusual scent; it's not a bad smell. The bottle travels well, too, as it's a strong plastic - no glass to break, which is great. Can't recommend this enough, I forgot to use it once, and my face hated me for it all day. Never again!

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