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PharmaTutor (April - 2017)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 5, Issue 4)


Received On: 17/03/2017; Accepted On: 29/03/2017; Published On: 01/04/2017


Dhrubo Jyoti Sen
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College,
Arvind Baug, Mehsana, Gujarat, India



Aftershave is an important part of a man’s daily lifestyle routine. After shave is a liquid product applied to skin after shaving. It contains an antiseptic agent such as denatured alcohol, stearate/citrate or witch hazel to prevent infection of cuts, as well as to act as an astringent to reduce skin irritation. Menthol is used in some varieties as well to numb damaged skin and it is an ingredient that shaving cream manufacturers have started including in their formulations, too. Aftershave with alcohol usually causes an immediate burning sensation when applying it post-shave, with effects sometimes lasting several minutes, but most commonly only for seconds.



How to cite this article: Sen DJ;Aftershave: a truth behind iconic fragrance; PharmaTutor; 2017; 5(4); 5-11