Brush and Rinse

Listen, guys: we know. When it comes to brushing your teeth, you want to simply stick your head upside down in the sink to get a rinse. And, depending on the sink, that’s not always possible. Most of the time, your head just won’t fit. So, you try the next best things: disposable cups, scooping water into your mouth, or using a glass that always takes up more counter space than you’d like (and we’ve all seen how gross that glass gets if you leave it out).Luckily for us, [... more]

Men Have Skin Too

Men often overlook their bodies’ largest organ, their skin, thinking it may seem feminine to take care of it with lotions, balms and creams. However, since you’re going to be stuck in your skin just as long as any lady is, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to start paying attention to it. Guys, let us introduce you to Ursa Major. The company’s line of skin care products, targeted specifically for men, provides a combination of all-natural ingredients coupled with a highly pleasurable experience for its users. [... more]

The Soap Doctor

The creator of this Dr. Bronner’s organic soap was a third-generation soap maker named Emanuel Bronner. After escaping Nazi Germany, he continued to make soap by hand in his California home. The labels of the liquid product are covered in small print that express his moral philosophy and say things such as, “Human race the Moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith! For we’re All-One or none!” But what’s most interesting about this soap is the number of uses the maker claims it has; with the phrase “18-in-1” on the [... more]

Coal Care

You may not immediately associate charcoal with skin and hair care, but activated charcoal boosts beauty benefits by drawing out oil, dirt, and other harmful toxins from clogged pores and follicles. Many beauty and health companies now recognize the advantages of charcoal and incorporate the ingredient into products, such as Boscia’s Luminizing Black Mask ($34) and Sort of Coal’s Kuro Shampoo ($35). While it seems strange seeing your face covered in a dark gray cream, reviews promise an almost instantaneous improvement in the appearance of your skin, [... more]

Join The Club

This service offers an affordable solution for any guy who shaves and finds himself in the predicament of constantly buying new razors or scraping by with dull ones. For just one dollar a month, the Dollar Shave Club (DSC) will send you a pack of five new razors so you never have to worry about buying them again. With your first purchase, you get the handle for no extra charge; then you can expect the razors the same time every month. The $1 per month razors have two [... more]

Don’t Fear the Beard

Sporting a full-grown beard isn’t just a style choice—it’s a lifestyle as well. At least, that’s what Beardbrand believes. The company sells American-made maintenance products and offers styling tips specifically designed for the “urban beardsman.” From a variety of combs, to scented beard oil and mustache wax, Beardbrand strives to make beard care a luxury experience. Customer favorites include grooming collections, such as the Beardsman’s Kit ($170), which comes with mustache wax, three different combs, a boar’s hair brush, trimming scissors, and your choice of Beardbrand beard [... more]

Repel the Bugs, Not Your Friends

The smell of bug spray reminds me of summer, but I don’t cherish that odor for anything other than what it makes me remember. Real talk: That stuff stinks to high heaven. So this summer, I’ll be keeping bugs at bay with OutScent, a new, all-natural insect repellent with essential oils from grapefruit, fir needles, patchouli, and other woods. It’s how summer is supposed to smell. And the fresh scent is subtle, so a misting all over the skin won’t make you smell like you just walked out [... more]

It’s the Balm!

Smith’s Rosebud Salve merits a place in your make-up bag, purse, backpack, briefcase, gym bag—anything you carry with you. Infused with real rose extract, this unbelievably smooth lip balm smells just as lovely as it feels, not to mention that it comes in an adorably vintage tin. The greatest part, this salve not only soothes chapped lips, but also relieves dry skin on your elbows, knees, ankles, and palms. Plus, it works as a substitute for your cuticle cream. Who can resist that kind of versatility?  

Sharp Hair, Sharp Life

A sharp haircut is as essential as a sharp suit. And for those of you whose hair is uncooperative, like mine, the right product makes all the difference. Grant’s Pomade is doing great things, pushing the science behind classic products. Check out their Matte Dressing, which features a mid-weight hold without the shine. It works on all hair types, from oily to dry, and because it’s water-based, it avoids the waxy build-up you get with some other hair products. That’s good news, especially if you agree with [... more]

It’ll Be Our Little Secret

If you’re a guy who enjoys the late shift, either burning the midnight oil on a project or just a regular Tuesday night out on the town, you’re no stranger to this question: “Hey man, you alright? You look tired.” Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes are dead giveaways of a long night. Much like that first cup of coffee, Kiehl’s Eye Alert refreshes with a jolt of caffeine and skin-tightening vitamins. Plus, thanks to the cucumber and alfalfa extracts, it makes your face feel great. [... more]

Throwback to Style

I hit up my barber, Mic Fox at acclaimed Parlour & Juke in Nashville, to point me to hair products with a rich style and tradition. He encouraged me to check out military boar bristle hairbrushes. “Your grandpa probably still has his from the 40’s,” he said. “There’s a reason behind that.” One respected boar bristle brand, Mason Pearson, has been in business since 1865. They perfected their products by the 1920s and haven’t changed the designs since. No matter your hair texture, you’re sure to find [... more]

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