Both homegrown and apothecary, the Savannah, GA-based Prospector Co. prioritizes short, recognizable ingredients with longterm benefits. They were born with a mission to help guys with sensitive skin to achieve a clean, comfortable shave, but have expanded into a full-fledged, thoughtfully produced grooming brand.
Don't worry, it cleans up nice. Most bars of soap are sleek and smooth out of the box, but not this one, and that's a good thing. It combines a bunch of ingredients that haven't met until now: one is Ose-Dudu, aka "Black Soap" from in West Africa. It also uses palm kernel oil and activated charcoal to soak up impurities from the skin while nourishing it at the same time.
Ingredients: Ose-dudu (African Black Soap) / Glycerin / Palm Kernel Oil / Shea Butter / Activated Charcoal / Palm Acid.
Essential oils make for an essential body wash, and Prospector Co.'s blend of cedarwood, juniper berry, and pine in their Burroughs Body Cleanser work to flush away the dirt and toxins that are hiding on and around your body, while hydrating and fortifying the skin at the same time. This shower gel smells like freshly chopped soft pine, and the screw-top, flask-style bottle might even make you feel like you just got done chopping down a Christmas tree in 1924.
8 oz. / Made in the USA
This bay-leaf and coriander-scented aftershave is inspired by the maritime voyages of Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson, the first men to reach the North Pole. It uses witch hazel to disinfect and tone the skin, plus aloe to soothe any redness and irritation. It's old school grooming, and doesn't give you that Home Alone burn, instead it cools the face after a proper shave. Massage a few drops into freshly shaved skin, in downward circular motion. Made in the USA.
Give your skin a healing shot of absinthe. This "Green Fairy" lotion works wonders: With shea butter and oils of sunflower, coconut, sweet almond, and patchouli, this hand and body lotion seeps deep into your skin for a soothing, invigorating refresh. And it calms the senses as much as it does the skin, with a light scent of absinthe and marjoram (the latter has pine and citrus qualities). Apply as needed to clean hands, feet, and body, avoiding the face.