You might not want to admit it, but taking care of that ugly mug of yours is actually really important — especially since none of us are getting any younger. Ursa Major Fortifying Face Balm is a great solution, and works well as an after-shave or daily moisturizer. It's lightweight, smells nice, and helps soothe the after-effects of wind, sun, and razor burn. It's also toxin-free and uses natural ingredients like aloe, kendi seed, carrot, and birch extract to hydrate and heal your skin while minimizing shine. Think of it as your secret weapon to ward off any signs of that 'work hard, play hard' lifestyle.
As the name suggests, Ursa Major Citrus Riot Body Wash has a feisty scent thanks to lime peel that also works as an astringent. But its ingredients list goes far beyond green fruit. It has aloe to soothe and hydrate, ginger for its antiseptic attributes, vetiver to help strengthen your skin, and even grand fir that acts as an anti-inflammatory. Better yet, it's 100% natural and organic, and when possible, the ingredients are sourced from family-owned sustainable farms — making it better not only for your skin, but the planet, too.
Getting a tattoo is a big decision, since you'll be living with it for the rest of your life. Momentary Ink lets you get a idea of not only what it will look like, but how you'll feel about it. You simply upload your custom design, and they use a proprietary process to turn it into a temporary tattoo that'll look just like the actual piece. Using their sealing and matting solutions, the tattoos last for 3-10 days, or long enough to gather the impressions of your friends and family, stare at yourself in the mirror endlessly, and ultimately feel more confident about the decision when it's time to make it permanent.
Clean living doesn't mean much if you're taking in all sorts of chemicals through your armpits. Ursa Major Natural Deodorant gives you odor and wetness protection without the chem lab cocktail. It's made using 100% natural ingredients like aloe, clay, eucalyptus, and hops, absorbs moisture, kills off odor-causing bacteria, has a very light scent with notes of ginger, rosemary, and lemon, and won't leave pit stains on your shirts.
Unlike a pair of jeans or even a new car, there are no try-ons or test drives when it comes to tattoos. And for every amazing piece of art on someone's skin, there are five regrettable pieces being hidden from the light of day. Inkbox Two-Week Tattoo gives you a chance to wear some ink, without the commitment and price that goes along with a trip to the parlor. It doesn't look childish or too fake, and takes only 10 minutes to apply without the pain of a tattoo gun. It's fruit-based and lasts two weeks, giving you a chance to "demo" a design you're thinking of having done permanently, or provides you with a little edge for your first trip to the county jail.
The air is hot. You've been active. And now there's a sensation coming from your shorts that lets you know you'll need to hit the shower soon. Combat this situation with Jack Black Dry Down Friction-Free Powder. It helps keep your man bits and undercarriage smooth and dry, smells good, and also helps to prevent chafing — which comes in handy when you find yourself walking around all day, whether it's at a theme park, family reunion, or just taking your furry friend for a stroll.
We all know beer is made with hops, barley, and yeast. But as it turns out, those ingredients do a great job of taking care of your hair and skin, too. Cooked up by the mad scientists at Carlsberg Laboratories and cosmetics maker Urtegaarden, Carlsberg Beer Beauty leverages the vitamin B and silicium in these beer-making ingredients to create shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion. And lest you think they're just using the name to get noticed, remember that each bottle contains 0.5 litres of real Carlsberg beer.
After making the decision to have a piece of art tattooed on your body, you'd better take the time to properly care for your permanent investment. Anchor & Bliss Tattoo Moisturizer is all-natural, vegan, and alcohol free, and isn't just something to apply for the first couple weeks after your session, but can be used long term. Choose from three different scents and watch your skin stay soft and healthy while your tattoo remains nearly as vivid and crisp as the day you were inked.
You need to stay clean. You need to protect your eyes from the sun. Take care of both with Chiefs Pine Wash + Sunglasses. In addition to the masculine, forest-smelling body wash, you'll also get a pair of wayfarer sunglasses down inside the 22 oz. bottle, wrapped in plastic to keep them dry. Are they Ray-Ban quality? Probably not, but good luck finding a pair of Ray-Bans inside a bottle of body wash.
Hands get dry and rough during the winter, but smelling like perfumey hand creme is enough for most of us to just ignore it. Hydro Salve Hand Cream from Baxter should suffice, and not just because it's odorless. It's loaded with aloe, Shea butter, and avocado oil to repair dry skin and deliver nutrients to rough and chapped areas.
It's important to keep clean and smell good, but dudes don't want to smell like a bed of flowers or cheap cologne. The Bourbon & Leather Everything Bar Soap from Das Boom keeps you clean and features two scents that most guys gravitate towards — bourbon and leather. This unique product is made in Los Angeles using nature-based ingredients and can be used for shaving or for a head to toe wash.
Only the manliest of men get clean using black soap. That's exactly what Rebels Refinery Wealth Of Man Oil Bar Soap lets you do. Made in Toronto in small batches of 500 then hand-wrapped, strung, and sealed, this unique bar contains organic coconut oil, organic palm oil, soy protein, charcoal food coloring (for that dark as night color), and sandalwood oil to leave you smelling great.
Add a bit of German essence to your cleaning regimen with Frank Leder Bavarian Sausage Handsoap. Made in small batches in Austria, this unique hand soap is made with traditional recipes in mind, using natural ingredients and scents to leave you with a marjoram and black pepper smell that's manly and enticing. Presented in a handsome 250ml glass bottle with a Bakelite screw cap.
Ideally, you'd have all your favorite skin care products at your disposal after a busy day. But whether you've been traveling, working, or exploring, real life seldom works out that way. Which is why Ursa Major created its Essential Face Wipes. Individually-wrapped and infused with the company's 4-in-1 Face Tonic formula, these bamboo wipes will remove oil and grime, exfoliate, heal, and hydrate your skin, all while leaving behind aromatic traces of orange, fir, and lavender. The result is fresh, clean skin that's ready for whatever the rest of your day holds.
Tough day getting things done out in the yard? Just rub some dirt on it — or get good and clean with some Good Clean Mud. Made from bentonite clay,coconut oil, olive oil, citrus, and essential oils, there's no more natural way to get the grime off after a tough day toiling in the soil. It works to soften and lift away grime, letting you easily rinse off any mess you might have acquired during your chores. It's completely free of any nasty chemicals — setting it apart from your typical soaps — so you don't need to worry about putting the wrong stuff on your skin.
If you care about living a healthy life, it's not just what you put in your body, but what you put on your body that matters. That's why Red Beard Brew Bars are made with the best all-natural ingredients — essential oils from avocado, coconut, and olives — as well as great, home-brewed beers. No chemicals and no unnatural fragrances. Each batch is made in small quantities, with special care paid to every bar, so you know you'll feel great after every shower or bath. Choose from combinations like rosemary mint hefeweizen, peppermint coffee porter, and woodsman india pale ale, or join the soap of the month club and get new seasonal varieties throughout the year.
It's no secret that a close manual shave can be rough on the face — nicks, cuts, razor burn, and dried out skin can all make for a lousy way to start your day — and most aftershaves meant to soothe your skin leave you smelling a bit like your grandpa. But not The Men's Soap Shop Aftershave. With scents like vetiver, lemongrass and ylang-ylang, cedar wood and patchouli, and several more, you'll smell fresh and manly every morning. And with ingredients like witch hazel, aloe vera, and natural essential oils, it'll leave your face feeling cool and refreshed, without all the irritation and discomfort you're used to after shaving.
Shaving can be a real pain — both figuratively and literally — it's an obligatory chore for most of us that can leave your face feeling razor-burnt and raw. But there are steps you can take to make it more of a pleasure, steps like the Baxter Hot Towel Solution. All you need to do is soak a towel in hot water before your shave, and spray it with the contents of this bottle, then do the same after your shave using cold water instead. The hot water opens up your pores, while the cold water closes them back up again, making it easier to get at those stubborn hairs while helping prevent irritation. And the natural ingredients in the solution take your shaving prep just a step further, with menthol, rosemary, eucalyptus, camphor, and more all helping to tone your skin.
Forget its cancer causing effects and frequently nasty smell when burnt — anyone who's ever stepped into a pipe and cigar shop can tell you that tobacco can smell great when used properly. And Chiefs Tobacco Man Wash is a great example. Made with organic coconut, olive, and palm oils, it also adds in tobacco fragrance and charcoal for a little added smoky smell. Available in soap, wash, face wash, shaving cream, or convenient bundles.
If you're the kind of guy who would rather spend his weekends outdoors — climbing, skiing, hiking, backpacking, canoeing — rather than hanging out at the newest club, the way you smell probably isn't top of mind. But at some point you've got to get clean, so you might as well do it with something made from simple, natural ingredients that won't dry out your skin — something like Sasquatch Soap. Available in a range of manly recipes, you can choose between pine tar, gold moss scrub, cedar citrus, cool fresh aloe, and more, each handmade to suit guys like you.
Sure, we should moisturize our hands more often — after every trip to the wash room would be a good start — but we're guys. We just don't. Sometimes that leaves us with chapped, red, gnarly-looking hands. And when that happens, it's a good idea to have a rub of Weather Ready Hand Repair Balm handy. This healing product includes natural oils, beeswax, Calendula extract, Myrrh, and Bentonite Clay, all of which combine to get your hands looking and feeling like normal in no time.
It may have been developed for the Swedish Military, but you don't need to be a soldier to enjoy the benefits of Hudsalve. Well adapted for use in cold weather and wind, this balm is great for protecting your lips, as well as your face, hands, joints, and feet. And as with any great multi-use substance, it's become popular for more than just skin protection, being used as mosquito protection, weapon grease, and even leather treatment. Just don't go looking for it in cherry or some similarly silly flavor.
Body washes, cleansing bars, exfoliating scrubs, moisturizing creams — come on guys, do we really need all this? After all, we're still men. So get clean like a real man, with Chiefs Pine Man Wash ($29). It's all you need for your morning ritual, with a smell like fresh pine, and organic coconut and olive oils for a lather that will get you clean without leaving you feeling dried out. It's also non-toxic, biodegradable, and made in the USA, all while coming in one of the largest bottles on the market (16 ounces). So ditch all those extra bottles cluttering up your shower, stick with the basics, and keep it manly.
Think of Tattoodo Tattoo Designs ($60 and up) as a sort of Threadless for the tattoo industry — it's one part open market for tattoo artists to share and sell their work, one part opportunity for customers to hire artists to create custom, one-off designs. If you know what you want, but don't have the artistic skill to come up with your own design, all you need to do is start a contest, set a budget, and artists will submit work for you to evaluate. If you find something you like, they'll send you the work to take in to your local shop. If that's not your style, you can browse hundreds of designs from various artists, purchase them on the spot, and go get inked.
Fight back against the damaging effects the dry fall and winter weather has on your skin with Kiehl's Ultimate Man Soap-On-A-Rope ($15). It's made with natural oat bran, oat kernel, and pumice, giving it an abrasive surface that works well to exfoliate dead, dry skin, keeping your skin healthy in the process. It also has a great citrus scent that's really refreshing on a cold, dark morning, helping get you moving when you'd rather stay in bed. The convenient rope helps you get a handle on the bar, while letting you hang it up in between uses.
Everyone loves the smell of freshly-cooked bacon in the morning, so it stands to reason that adding the smell of bacon to your morning shower routine could only make it better. With Bacon Soap ($10), you can do exactly that. Made from natural, vegan ingredients (that's right, no actual pigs went into this soap) like coconut oil, avocado oil, castor oil, and olive oil, it works up to a nice lather, leaving you feeling clean and smelling great. Each bar is dyed and shaped to look like a slab of bacon straight from the butcher, and comes wrapped in a burlap bag, adding to its rustic appearance.
Don't worry — it won't leave your mouth smelling like beer. That said, Atlantic Farms Hops Lip Balm ($7) is made using that favorite of beer flavorings, hops. The process starts by steeping citrusy, potent varieties of hops in virgin olive oil, which is then blended with coconut and hempseed oils, as well as organic beeswax. Finally, the mixture is enriched with vitamin E, has its flavor added, and is then finished with finely ground hops to improve the texture and provide a hoppy finish — just like your favorite IPA.
Tired of your hands smelling like cucumbers, orange blossom, or whatever other feminine fragrance happens to be in the soap around your house? Pick yourself up some ManHands Manly Scented Soap ($6). These uniquely scented, handmade soaps come in amazing manly scents like beer, cash, bacon, bonfire, top soil, baseball glove, fresh cut grass, and muscle rub. The only downside? They're bar-only, so if you're looking for a pump soap to replace the liquid lavender by the bathroom sink, you're SOL.
We have no idea what it has to do with the movie(s) — other than the fact that the soap maker's husband is a fan — but True Grit Soap ($6) still seems manlier than anything you're grabbing off the shelf at your local Target. Ingredients include olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil, shea butter, sodium hydroxide, pumice for scraping away grime, and essential oils — several of the citrus variety — that give it its fresh, clean scent.