My initial reaction to Lucky Tiger After Shave and Face Tonic was that it felt like I was using an essential oil rather than an aftershave. There wasn’t any sting when I applied the tonic, and the liquid felt a bit thicker when I applied it to my face. It was refreshing but in a different way than the Clubman Pinaud (last months after shave). After taking a look at the bottle and confirming online, Lucky Tiger After Shave is an alcohol free after shave, which I have to admit I may prefer over an alcohol based aftershave. Sure, in a sick way, feeling the sting from the alcohol is oddly pleasing, but I would imagine your face would disagree.
If you are looking for something that will provide a long lasting scent then you need to look somewhere else. For the most part I found that the gratification from the citrus scented tonic (officially orange, tangerine and grapefruit – the actual scent is a bit difficult to describe but the combination of the mentioned scents is balanced really well and is not overpowering at all – one really needs to smell this stuff to fully appreciate it) came in the pouring into your palms and applying to your face. After my first application I immediately headed down the stairs to have my wife have a smell but it was already too late. I have to admit that I really enjoy the Lucky Tiger After Shave and Face Tonic scent, and I do wish that it would linger just a bit longer, but if you are someone who uses cologne this may be something you are looking for – an after shave that will not compete with your cologne of choice.
I found that the Lucky Tiger left my skin feeling really fresh and free of any lasting oily feeling, giving it top marks for moisturizing. I’m sure that the Aloe Vera component of the tonic is partially responsible for such a great feeling.
I’m sure that there are after shave products out there that may provide a ‘healthier’ option for your skin care, but the Lucky Tiger After Shave and Face Tonic can’t be far behind. Another thing to consider is the fantastic packaging of the bottle – who doesn’t want that on you bathroom sink? Only thing that would make it better is if it was a glass bottle (I know, safety, safety, safety). Again if you are looking for an after shave with a strong, lasting scent, then you need to look somewhere else. However, if you are looking for a product that will soothe your skin, provide protection, and not break the bank then you should give Lucky Tiger a try.