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Fellas, do you have a skin and grooming routine? If you don’t, now is a great time to get started. Just like you have a gym routine to take care of your body, you need a grooming routine to take care of yourself as you age. Contrary to old beliefs, it’s not silly for men to take steps to ensure they age as gracefully as possible. If you have no idea how or where to even begin, well, that’s where we come in. We’re always on the lookout for the top men’s grooming products. We believe that grooming is an investment in your self worth, and there are tons of great grooming products to help you take care of your skin, hair and hygiene.
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To help you put your best self forward, we’ve rounded up 17 of the best men’s grooming products to provide as much armor as possible, as well as providing context as to why each is important. Some items you might be familiar with, others you might not be, but regardless, we’re here to make it all significantly less scary for everyone involved.
Check out our picks below for the men’s grooming products worth adding to your daily routine.
1. Proraso Refreshing and Toning Shave Cream
BEST SHAVING CREAM
Sometimes it’s best to stick with the classics. Founded in 1908, Proraso was the shaving cream of Italy before it eventually made its way stateside. With its eucalyptus oil notes, it helps to actively purify the skin to better ready your face for shaving. Once you’re done shaving, the menthol helps to provide cooling relief. Only a small amount is needed to fully lather your face with a soft, foaming base that will help your razor to glide all over your face. It’s the essential ingredient for a good shaving foundation, one that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.
2. Harry’s The Truman Razor
SPY has sung the praises of Harry’s before, and for the money, they make the best razor cartridge and handle on the market. The textured grip of The Truman Razor handle is comfortable and supportive in your hand as you maneuver it around your face. The German-made blades are sharp and reliable without ever leaving your face torn up a la The Grinch. Furthermore, the precision trimmer helps to get those small areas where you want real detail work. And with subscription service for replacement blades, it’s incredibly easy to make your shaving experience as easy as possible.
3. Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver
BEST ELECTRIC RAZOR
Remington makes great shavers, and the Remington F5-5800 Foil Shaver is a durable, easy to use budget-friendly electric razor. It’s great for the guy who wants to be able to do regular touch-ups without going through the whole wet-shave song and dance.
4. Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm
BEST AFTERSHAVE BALM
However you go about shaving your facial hair, a great aftershave balm will make your face feel a lot better afterward. The Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm offers great value for its skin-soothing powers. It goes on a bit wet, but you don’t need much to minimize post-shave redness and burning.
5. Bevel Beard Oil for Men
BEST BEARD OIL
Having a beard without using a slick beard oil is like having long hair and not using conditioner. You’ll be OK, but your situation could be so much better. A good beard oil like the Bevel Beard Oil for Men will bring order to any disorderly beard hairs and soothe itchy facial skin too.
6. Baxter of California Large Comb
BEST BEARD COMB
If your beard is longer than Rip Van Winkle’s, then you’re in need of a good beard comb like this one from Baxter of California. In the same way that you’d comb your hair to make it presentable, this comb will do the same for your beard, helping to break up tangles while also shaping and taming that often gnarled bit of facial hair. Produced with high-quality acetate, each comb from Baxter proceeds through a rigorous 12-step manufacturing process to ensure only the highest quality — and to provide smoothly tapered teeth that are comfortable on your beard hairs.
7. GetMr. Daily Sunscreen
BEST DAILY MOISTURIZER
Your skin fights a battle with the sun every day. Every day you’re not reinforcing it with a good daily moisturizer, you’re letting the sun wear your skin down, causing the signs of aging. We’ve tested the GetMr. Daily Sunscreen and it’s a great moisturizer and daily SPF. You get all the protection of an SPF sunscreen without the sticky sensation all while rejuvenating your skin. Wins all around.
8. Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum
BEST EYE PRODUCT
Contrary to popular belief, serums aren’t what made Steve Rogers into Captain America. That being said, a good serum goes a long way. This is a solution that actively fights aging lines across your face and eyes. An effective serum, such as this one from the skincare experts at Kiehl’s, can actively heal, hydrate, and protect skin cells. In short, that leads to less puffiness and reduced wrinkles, too. You know those dark circles that can linger under your eyelids after a long weekend? A few dabs of this around those spots will have them reduced in no time.
9. Jaxon Lane Bro Mask
BEST FACE MASK
A Korean face mask is a low-effort way to spruce up your skin. You can make it part of a weekly or monthly routine for skin maintenance and to help prevent signs of aging. The Jaxon Lane Bro Mask is made from thick hydrogel to stay put and let all kinds of skin-repairing ingredients work their magic.
10. Kyoku Lava Face Mask
BEST MUD FACE MASK
If you’re having issues with major acne breakouts, a mud face mask like this one from Kyoku will do wonders to help combat that issue. This Amazon exclusive has natural volcanic mud that helps to draw out impurities in your face by naturally exfoliating your face. That leads to fewer breakouts and acne due to the fact that toxins and excess oil are being actively removed. Additionally, it helps to reduce oiliness and inflammation, the latter of which leads to those nasty spots of acne. Plus, it just smells wonderful when you lather it on your face.
11. Baxter of California Daily Face Wash for Men
BEST FACE WASH
The Baxter of California Daily Face Wash for Men is just an all-around great face wash. It’s tough on grime, soft on skin, and fragrance-free, perfect for any guy looking to keep his skin fresh every day.
12. Every Man Jack Men’s Body Wash
BEST BODY WASH
It’s hard not to love the abundant fragrance and nice lather of a good body wash. The Every Man Jack Men’s Body Wash delivers both of those qualities in spades. It’ll wash away the daily grime without stripping your skin, leave you smelling of manly cedarwood, and it’s made and manufactured in the U.S. too.
13. The Trimmer by Meridian
BEST BODY GROOMER
There’s no shame in body hair, but keeping it in line can be an important part of a thorough grooming routine. The same goes pubic hair, so you might want to consider a little trimming. The Trimmer by Meridian will handle whatever body hair you have, and it’s sleek, waterproof, and runs for 90 minutes on a full charge. Most importantly, it’s designed to prevent nicks and other painful irritations that sometimes happen during the downstairs grooming process. In our testing, we were very impressed with Meridian’s intimate trimmer, and we think you will be too.
14. Mitchum Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick for Men
If you would consider yourself an average to above-average sweater, Mitchum Antiperspirant Deodorant Stick will be the best deodorant for you. It’s one of the longest-lasting antiperspirants we’ve ever used, and it smells damn good too. This makes it the rare product that actually does live up to its claim of 48 hours of protection from sweat and body odor. Just make sure you hit the showers after day two because while this stick is strong, it’s not a miracle worker.
15. Lumin Complete Skincare Gift Set for Men
BEST SKINCARE SET
A great skincare gift set can be a shortcut to a self-care routine and quickly lead to more youthful skin. The Lumin Complete Skincare Gift Set for Men includes a moisturizer, facial cleanser, eye cream, exfoliating rub, skin serum, and recovery oil for tough spots. With all six products, there’s nothing your skin can develop that you can’t handle.
16. Layrite Natural Matte Hair Cream
BEST HAIR CREAM
If you’re in need of a good hair-styling product that can provide a day-long hold without feeling like you’ve superglued every follicle together, Layrite is about to be your new best friend. Layrite’s unique formula goes in as a cream and provides hold like a gel without giving you that sticky-icky feeling you can often get from gel or pomade. In short, it’s a hybrid solution that’s the best of both worlds. And, since it’s water-soluble, it will wash right out at the end of the day — just don’t get caught in the rain if you’re headed off to date night and want to preserve a good do.
17. Jack Black Clay Pomade
So many hairstyles can be improved with a good strong-hold pomade. The Jack Black Clay Pomade could be that pomade for you. It offers strong hold with a matte finish and doesn’t feel crunchy or greasy. If you apply this to your hair properly, it won’t even look like there’s product in your hair.
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