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What is the difference between Aftershave and Cologne?

Asked by Juul , Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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E. Dixon

E. Dixon

E. Dixon
E. Dixon

Answered Jun 15, 2020

Aftershave is used immediately after shaving, and the sole purpose of this preparation is to soothe and moisturize skin after shaving. Aftershave contains antiseptic agents that help ease any slight cut made by the razor.

Manuka honey is put in as one of the ingredients of aftershave and provides moisture and soothing relief of pain from the shave. It is meant to be used after using shaving cream to shave the face and the chin. On the other hand, cologne is used to add a fragrance. Cologne is not only used after shaving; it can be used anytime.

It is typically applied strategically on certain parts of the body. This area includes the wrists and chest. Cologne generally is more expensive because it is more robust and lasts longer than aftershave. However, it is not uncommon to be used together.

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M. Jabrowsky

M. Jabrowsky

M. Jabrowsky
M. Jabrowsky, Bank Manager, Ohio

Answered Jun 11, 2020


There are many types of fragrance varieties that men can use. Two of those are aftershave and cologne. They both have aromatic scents to help men smell their best at all times. Though they both smell good, the difference between the two is that cologne does not have the skin benefits that aftershave offers.

The reason for this is that aftershave includes an astringent, which cologne does not. This astringent in aftershave helps close the pores. When pores are closed, it prevents any infections from entering. Along with that, after shave can help keep the skin hydrated and prevent the skin from being dry.

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M. Klose

M. Klose

M. Klose
M. Klose, Content Writer, Oakland

Answered Jun 11, 2020

Aftershave, just as it sounds, is a product used mainly by men after they finish shaving. Aftershaves are used to heal worn-out skin caused by the effect of a sharp blade on the outermost skin lining. They are made specifically to be applied on the face so as to heal the surface. Aftershaves are made with certain substances that help to reduce the power of sensation during the healing process.

The common aftershaves exist in three forms, such as lotion, liquid, and gel. Although they might be made to contain fragrance, they are not meant to serve as perfumes. Cologne, on the other hand, is a type of perfume that has 2% to 5% essential oils in its composition.

The presence of the essential oils is the reason why cologne is being used mostly by men, although it is equally available to be used by women. Unlike aftershaves that have skin moisturizers in their composition, cologne doesn't contain skin moisturizers.

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Hanneke

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Hanneke
Hanneke , Teacher, PhD, Ontario

Answered Jun 02, 2020

Aftershave and Cologne are two types of fragrances that men can use. Both have appealing smells, but out of the two, aftershave is more versatile. One of the differences is that aftershave has an astringent. This is beneficial to close the pores, which prevents any bacterial infections from occurring. Another benefit that aftershave has that cologne does not is that aftershave hydrates the skin. When used, it helps prevent the skin from drying out. Though cologne does not provide any skin benefits, it does have the purpose of smelling aromatic. The scent of cologne can last throughout the day into the night.
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