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  • Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm - Instant Relief 100ml

Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm - Instant Relief 100ml

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Product features

  • Soothing formula with Chamomile instantly relieves skin from irritation
  • Skin looks healthy and cared for
  • Contains Witch Hazel provides skin with long-lasting hydration
  • Alleviates skin redness and dryness
  • Reduces skin sensitivity with regular use
  • Fast absorbing - non-sticky - non-greasy
  • 0% alcohol, no burning
  • Skin compatibility dermatologically approved for sensitive skin



Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm is a sensitive after shave balm is fast absorbing, has 0% alcohol* and you won't need to tolerate irritated skin post-shave ever again. (*no Ethyl Alcohol)

This sensitive after shave balm helps to prevent that burning feeling after shaving. It is extra gentle and enriched with the powerful combination of Chamomile and extracts of Witch Hazel, for an after shave balm men's skin will instantly benefit from.

Key Benefits:

  • Instantly relieves skin from 5 signs of skin irritation: burning, redness, dryness, tightness, itchiness.
  • Witch Hazel provides skin with long-lasting hydration for ultimate skin comfort after shaving.
  • Quick absorbing and non-greasy.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin - 0% alcohol, no burning.
  • Contains soothing Chamomile extract.

Skin compatibility dermatologically approved on men with sensitive skin.

For best results pair Nivea Men Sensitive range face washes, moisturisers and other products specifically designed for men with sensitive skin.

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For a fair chunk of men out there, applying aftershave is an essential part of their morning routine, and one which may even help provide the confidence to face up to the challenges of the day ahead.

For countless others, however, a very simple question looms large: just what is aftershave? What does it do?

Let’s start with the first of those questions, what is aftershave? The term ‘aftershave’ covers a wide range of products that are applied to the skin, as one might expect, after shaving. These products come in either the traditional, alcohol-based liquid form, often referred to as a ‘splash’, or in the form of lotions and balms.

Aftershaves are distinct from cologne. Whilst aftershaves are designed primarily to disinfect freshly-shaved skin and contain a low dosage, typically 1-3%, of essential oils, Eau de Cologne, on the other hand, is designed with the sole aim of making you smell nice; it also contains a higher concentration - sometimes as much as 7% - of aromatic compounds, which is why colognes have a stronger scent than your standard aftershave.

So what does aftershave do? Aftershaves are designed to reduce the irritation, razor burn and bumps caused by shaving. They do this by clearing your pores of any bacteria that may have been present, post-shave, on your skin, and by then sealing up those pores to prevent the entry of any additional dirt or bacteria.

Aftershaves can also help hydrate the skin post-shave, and the scented varieties of aftershave can provide you with a wonderfully masculine musk following your morning shave, or just before you head out for the evening.

Aftershaves, then, perform a variety of functions, and there is some variation in terms of what the different types of aftershave do for your skin. The traditional alcohol-based liquid aftershaves of the abrasive, slap-it-over variety which will forever be associated with Home Alone are rather different from the gentler, more recent incarnations of aftershave, i.e. the after-shave balms and lotions.

A lot of men use aftershave, not only post-shave, but to help them smell nice as well. A well scented aftershave can give someone the confidence they need to take on the day or even approach the person they like - but how long does aftershave last? Typically aftershave will last up to three hours on the skin before the smell starts to fade. What if you need to smell nice for longer than three hours?

Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. If you want to smell nice for longer, try using an Eau De Toilette, which can last for up to seven hours. Our NIVEA MEN Eau De Toilette offers an elegant scent of pink pepper, cardamom and tangy grapefruit to keep you smelling fresh for the whole day.



Which is better: wet or dry?

It depends on the condition of your skin and what you're used to (e.g. a dry shave is recommended for sufferers of chronic acne). The advantage of a wet shave is thoroughness, and the advantages of a dry shave are speed and convenience. In both cases you should help your skin to regenerate quickly after shaving by using the right aftershave care: e.g. aftershave enriched with moisturisers and vitamins.

For a wet and dry shave in one use the Philips Moisturising Shaving System - an electric shaver with NIVEA MEN skincare expertise.

And what if I cut myself?

Cold water is often enough to stop small cuts from bleeding. An anti-bacterial and styptic pencil will help to stop heavier bleeding (available at the chemist's). 

My skin is nearly always irritable with red spots after shaving. Why is that?

  • This can be caused by many things:
  • Do you shave against the direction of hair growth?
  • Do you press down too hard on the blade?
  • Do you use strong-smelling shaving products containing alcohol?
  • Do you rub your skin dry with a towel after shaving instead of patting it?
  • Or do you use an electric shaver and rip the stubble out of your skin?

This often happens on a lower setting too... Consult a dermatologist should the problem continue.

I often have in-growing facial hair. How does this occur and how can I avoid it?

In-growing facial hairs are often caused by incorrect shaving.

Rule number 1 when having a wet shave: never shave against the direction of hair growth! If you shave in all directions, this quickly pulls the facial hair out, causing unnecessary stress for the skin and possibly inflammation. Very horny skin can make it even more difficult for facial hair to grow out – the hairs remain underneath the surface and grow inwards.

Tip: Regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells. Last but not least, if your skin is particularly bad, this can distort the hair follicles and sometimes the direction of hair growth, which can lead to hair growing along under the skin. In-growing facial hair can often be removed using tweezers (carefully!) – but only when a red circle has not yet formed around the hair. If this is the case, consult a dermatologist.

What is the difference between shaving gels, foams and creams?

Selecting a shaving product really is a matter of personal taste.

The advantage of a shaving foam is that it can be used quickly and directly after spraying from the can.

Shaving gel, on the other hand, is sprayed into your hand without having to shake the container. By moving it through your fingers in a circular motion, a large amount of shaving foam is created from a small amount of shaving gel.

Shaving with the help of a shaving cream is the classic approach. But it requires a shaving brush. Move the dampened brush in a circular motion until a creamy foam develops.

Treatment Comparison

Side Effects

Like all skin care products, Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • Do not use it, if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, our Rightdose pharmacists or nurse.

Info Leaflet

Before using any skin care products, it is important to read the information and follow the instructions on the package.


Post shave balms, or aftershave balms, tend to be creamier and milder in scent than aftershave lotions. Whilst they do often contain alcohol, balms tend to come with a lower alcohol content than lotions and are designed, first and foremost, to hydrate and replenish your skin. Balms are the perfect choice for those suffering from razor burn and bumps.

Nivea offers an extensive range of aftershave balms. Give your skin the aftercare it needs and deserves with Nivea  Sensitive Post Shave Balm.


Always remove makeup / sunscreen before using this sensitive shave balm. 

For external use only.


  • Apply aftershave after a shower, when you are clean and dry. This will help the aftershave to stick to your body and last longer.
  • Shave using gentle strokes.
  • Pour into hand and apply liberally to shaved areas.
  • Avoid eye area.
  • For best results use Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Gel.


  • Target pulse points. These are areas on your body that emit heat and help to strengthen the scent of your aftershave.
  • The best places to apply aftershave are your inner wrist and neck.
  • Don’t rub your aftershave after application. Rubbing your aftershave into your skin can cause the scent to ‘bruise’ and affect how long it will last.


For external use only.

  • Avoid eye area.

Keep out of the sight and reach of children.


Key Ingredients:

  • Chamomile extract
  • Witch Hazel


Aqua, Glycerin, Isopropyl Palmitate, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hamamelis Virginiana Bark/Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Tapioca Starch, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Sodium Carbomer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Piroctone Olamine, Parfum.

The ingredients listed correspond to the current state of production. Since we regularly adjust our formulations to incorporate new scientific findings, the declaration of ingredients specified on the package applies in each case.

Does not include Alcohol (Ethyl Alcohol.

Alcohol-free products: Is a product really alcohol-free even if cetyl alcohol, for example, is listed as an ingredient?

In chemistry there is a group of substances with the collective name 'alcohols'. Their physical states range from liquid to solid, with different properties. When 'no alcohol' is stated on a product, this refers to ethyl alcohol, which is also a component of alcoholic drinks.

In cosmetic products, ethyl alcohol has a refreshing and invigorating effect. In the full declaration of the ingredients on the packaging, ethyl alcohol is listed as 'alcohol' or 'alcohol, denat.'.  The aliphatic alcohols (e.g. cetearyl alcohol or lanolin alcohol) are solid substances. They are used, for example, as emulsifying agents with a nourishing effect, which give the product the required consistency.

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