Aftershave balms


Grand Society
Nov 23, 2017
I find balms are a YMMV thing, just like everything else. I have found some balms that others recommend are greasy to me, even though they aren't to them.
Ingredient wise, I find Stirling and WhollyKaw to be good balms. WK I find easily absorbs for me. Stirling doesn't absorb as easily and initially leaves some white streaks, almost like sunscreen.
Wickhams absorbs easily, but I think it's a step down in formula.
Chatillon Lux salve, Martin de Candre post shave oil and Declaration Grooming Liniment don't absorb for me.

I can't remember how TSW Balm compares, I'll give it a go in a few days and let you know.


Active Member from afar
2018 Sabbatical Fail
Aug 23, 2012
I prefer serums to balms these days. Lighter, more easily absorbed and non-greasy.
I like Acqua Di Parma serum.
More recently I have been developing my own.

Is it easy to make your own?
Would you mind sharing ingredients and process with us all?