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(This post was last modified: 05-26-2016, 08:51 AM by Great shaves.)
If you can kindly recommend some balms designed for sensitive skin I would greatly appreciate it, needless to say menthol and alcohol are forbidden for my skin type! Big Grin

The only balm I like to use is Nivea Sensitive. Great stuff. I've heard good things about Stirling balms as well. The good thing about the Nivea though is that you can pick it up at the drugstore.
- Jeff
I have three that I use, I use the Nivea Sensitive skin formula and 2 Proraso balms The blue label one which has aloe and vitamin E and the Greay one which has Green Tea and Oat. Those are all I use and they work great IMHO.
(This post was last modified: 05-27-2016, 02:46 AM by Hobbyist.)
Stirling Soap makes excellent balms and are pretty much the only ones I use on a regular basis. As others mentioned above, Nivea is also good and I do use the sensitive one on occasion. However, if you're looking for balms with a lot of nourishing oils then Stirling is the one I recommend.

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(This post was last modified: 05-27-2016, 05:51 AM by oMniPotent.)
+1 Stirling.

I used to be a fan of Nivea Sensitive ASB but not really anymore. It is probably the most hyped balm there is but I tend to air on the side of more natural these days and no so mass produced, but that's just me. One that isn't mentioned much in any forums is Simpsons balm. Very short list of ingredients, most of which are nice. More of a balm where as Nivea ASB is basically a milk.

If you have sensitive skin, fragrance is another major thing you want to avoid, and if I recall Nivea Sensitive has fragrance in the ingredients list, but again, people swear by it.
Why don't you tell us how you really feel about Nivea LOL.

You can't make a blanket statement and say that everyone with sensitive skin must avoid fragrance because everyone's skin is different and everyone is sensitive to different things like shea butter, grape seed oil, coconut oil or meadow foam oil, all of which are found in a lot of Artisan balms. The only way to tell what YOU like and works best for you is to just try different ones and then the ones you don't like you can sell on forums like this. Just because it is made by small artisans (which I have spent a ton of money supporting small artisans and their products because I believe in them) doesn't mean it is the best product for you.

Bottom line all of this obviously is IMHO

Philadelphia, PA
soap commander makes really nice balms.

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Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.

Los Angeles
I agree with the others Nivea Sensitive is all I use.

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Yup Nivea sensitive is good and readily available. I also enjoy Ginger's garden, PAA and L'Occitane Cade balm

(05-28-2016, 02:45 PM)andrewjs18 Wrote: soap commander makes really nice balms.

Are any of them non-mentholated (OP said no menthol)? I have the Lime/Patchouli balm & it's pretty heavily mentholated.

+1 for Nivea.

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