In a nutshell, Castle Forbes is the fine wine of shaving products. This brand was born at beautiful Castle Forbes Estate that rests on 6,000 acres in Scotland. It is the home today to Malcolm, the 23rd Lord Forbes and his wife Jenny or rather Lady Forbes. Malcolm is currently the clan chief, the Premiere Lord of Scotland. Back in 1996, there was an old dairy building in the back that became a perfumery where the Lady began her quest for beautiful scents. Using only the finest essential oils and further exploring fragrance creations with expert and family-friend, Andrew French, this line developed and expanded to include the shaving products so many of us have come to love. They have a full range of pre-shave (the best on the market in my opinion), shave creams, aftershave balms, and fine colognes, using only the finest natural oils available. This is what you should buy to really treat yourself to luxury.


Castle Forbes Lime Essential balm is a great product for guys who don't tolerate the drying effects of alcohol well. This has none of it and that makes it remarkably easy on the skin. For some men, aftershaves or, at least, the traditional ones, are a bit too strong. The Lime Essential option gives you great toning without having to worry that you're going to completely dry yourself out all while being left with a crisp, citrus scent.

This contains witch hazel, which is a smart choice in astringents. It allows this to have the same bracing feeling you'd associate with a standard aftershave, but is much gentler. Castle Forbes also packs a lot of moisturizers into this product since they use only the best ingredients, so you get the advantage of locking it into your skin at the same time that you're smoothing out and closing up your pores. It's a sort of best of both worlds for shaving and most guys are likely to be very happy with the results that they get.  

Size: 4.4 oz.  
Made in Scotland. 

INGREDIENTS: Water, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerine, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Lime Essential Oil, Tromethamine, Linalool, Carbomer, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool