What is the difference between aftershave splash and balm?
Aftershave splash contains alcohol that works as an antiseptic to keep any cuts from becoming infected. It also works as a toner to close pores and tighten the skin. Typically aftershave splash has a stronger fragrance, which appeals to men who want a subtle scent without using cologne. Many men avoid an aftershave because they worry that it may itch or burn; however, irritation can be avoided by choosing an aftershave balm, which has no alcohol. Aftershave balm is especially beneficial to those who suffer from dry skin or razor bumps because it hydrates and soothes the skin. Balm has a more subtle fragrance than splash, so it is less likely to conflict with cologne. It is also preferred by men who prefer to avoid fragrances on their faces.