Get a closer, smoother shave thanks to John Allan’s Slickwater Pre-Shave Solution ($28). This unique mixture creates a slick surface for your blade to glide over, conditioning the skin without clogging pore and raising the follicles for a close shave. Tea tree oil and oat extract help finish the job by relieving dry or irritated skin and reducing redness.
Fight back this winter with Malin+Goetz Lip Moisturizer ($12). This highly recommended daily protection lip gel hydrates on contact to restore your zombie-like pucker. The no-frills stuff is fragrance, flavor and color free, and the scientific-helvetica tube makes sure you won't be mistaken as a lip gloss wearer.
Make your post-workout shower even more effective with Jack Black Body Rehab Scrub & Muscle Soak ($35). This manly cleaning agent packs Shea Butter and Glycerin to keep your skin healthy and smooth, with Eucalyptus and Rosemary work to loosen knots and increase circulation while Arnica and Epsom Salts help relieve tension and relax your muscles.
Get legendary cleanliness with the Zirh Warrior Shower Gel Collection ($23 each). Choose from rulers such as Ulysses (Light Exotic), Julius Caesar (Refreshing Citrus), Alexander (Spicy Wood), Cyrus (Sensual Smooth), and Charlemagne (Cooling Icy).
There's nothing quite like a classic — and few shoe silhouettes say classic the way the 574 does, with a legacy that dates all the way back to 1988. Though plenty of new colorways have been introduced since the original gray, black, and white, none stand out like the New Balance Neon Lights 574. Available in several bold color combinations accentuated by bright neon highlights, these shoes feature glow-in-the-dark technology that illuminates them at night. Combining luminous accent colors with the cushioning of an ENCAP midsole, they're the ideal blend of time-tested wearability and unique, exciting style.
While most guys have a love-hate relationship with Axe, the new Dark Temptation scent aims to make your female relationships nothing but love-love. Inspired by the irresistible-to-women aroma of chocolate, Axe Dark Temptation ($3-$5) will soon be available as body spray and shower gel.
Forget the flesh colored Band-Aids, and opt for some man-approved Duct Tape Bandages ($4). Made from real 3M duct tape, these adhesive bandages are more durable than standard ones, and are even longer to wrap around your sausage fingers.
While we're well-known for putting pepper on damn near everything, we had no idea we could put it on our skin. Molton Brown Re-charge Black Pepper Body Wash ($28) features an infusion of detoxifying black pepper oil, which helps boost circulation and stimulate muscles while acting as an antiseptic and antioxidant. Plus, the spicy mix helps wake you up, making it perfect for your early-morning routine.
Save a step with the Anthony Action 2-In-1 Shave Cream ($25). Not only will the cream give you a close shave, but it'll also moisturize your mug. Just rub the excess into your face instead of rinsing it off like normal shaving creams. Vitamins A, B and E, as well as aloe vera leaf extract and golden seal do all the magic.
Need help with chafed, cracked, or dry skin? Put on some BodyGlide ($15). This skin protectant helps prevent all of the above, as well as blisters, rashes, and other surface-related problems. Petroleum free, it won't clog your pores, and is sweat, water, and rub resistant. Your skin will thank you. [via]
If you're still recovering from that "friendly" softball game this past weekend, you're probably wishing you had some of this stuff. Made from a secret mixture of Menthol, Aloe Vera and Mannetake Mushrooms, Mensgroom Sore No More ($24) is a quick-drying gel that helps quickly soothe your atrophied office muscles.
All of you AXE haters out there are going to love this. The AXE Detailer Shower Tool ($5) is a dual-function, manly-looking body scrubber which features a rough red side for your tough parts and a soft black side for sensitive areas.
Need to freshen up between showers? Try a couple sprays of Kill It Dead ($12). Billed as a "natural de-funkifier," this mixture of witch hazel, tea tree oil, and other earth-friendly ingredients is formulated to kill offending odors emanating from your underarm, foot, or other stinky spots. A great alternative to traditional aluminum-filled anti-perspirants.
If your shoes tend to resemble the bayou after a long workout (or just a long day at work), pick up some Amenity Foot Spray ($32). With a mixture of Drieline, willow bark, menthol, and clove and thyme, this stuff helps prevent wetness and odor, minimizes crevices on feet, and reduces calluses. The locking sprayer is great for a gym bag.
Designed for sensitive skin, NXT Light Shave Gel ($5) is light in more than one way. It's light on foam, to let you get a better glimpse at what you're shaving — lest you accidentally slice off your prized soul patch — but it also comes in a specially designed package that boasts an LED in the bottom, lighting the gel up like a lava lamp once every 15 seconds. Great for the looks of your bathroom shelves, bad for trying to smuggle dinosaur DNA. [Thanks, Jno | via]
Ditch your aluminum-filled antiperspirant for more natural protection. Organic Grooming by Herban Cowboy Dusk Deodorant ($10) is a highly-rated, manly-smelling natural deodorant that actually works. It's vegan and contains no aluminum, alcohol or artificial colors, and is even packaged in recycled plastic.
The heat of summer brings with it more than just glorious weather and bikini-clad girls — it also creates perfect conditions for some legendary Swamp Ass. Avoid that problem with Anti Monkey Butt Powder ($6). Like the name suggests, this power-packed powder is formulated to absorb sweat and minimize skin discomfort, keeping you dry whether you're in a marathon lawn-mowing session or just a real marathon.
Reduce your bathroom travel necessities with the do-it-all L'Occitane Cade Shower Gel for Hair & Body ($20). This two-in-one shower gel works on both your hair and body, getting you clean without the need for two (or more) bottles. Shea butter provides moisturization, and the Cade mixture adds a purifying, energizing scent to the proceedings. A hell of a lot simpler (and more sophisticated) than hauling around that old bar of Irish Spring.