Men’s Guide to Grooming

Let’s hear it for the boys!
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Although all of our products are as good for guys as they are for gals, our beard and facial hair care products have lads top of mind.

Whether you’ve embraced your inner lumberjack or you prefer clean-shaven cheeks, the delicate skin on your face deserves the kind of special attention our shaving and facial care products can provide.  Put your best face forward with these tips for the boys.

Cleansing

How you cleanse your facial skin is one of the most important – and the most common – things to consider when caring for your face. Soap is great for a squeaky clean, but might be washing away some of the natural oils that help keep your look healthy and moisturized. For a soothing wash, try a creamy option like 9 To 5 Cleanser. Almond oil and dove orchid infusion keep skin calm while removing dirt and grime at the end of a long work day. 

If you’re bearded, turn to pineapples to keep yours soft and clean. Our Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash is loaded with fresh, enzymatic pineapple juice, which helps cleanse skin and zap away dirt in even the bushiest of beards. Brightening and deeply cleansing, this emollient wash is great for anyone who wants a fresh-looking face – ladies included!

Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash

Kalamazoo Beard and Facial Wash in use

Shaving

If you’re clean-shaven, avoid daily irritations that shaving can cause the old-fashioned way – with a helping of soothing honey and calming oat milk. Dirty Shaving Cream is rich, softening and soap-free so it won’t dry out your skin. For a double hit of moisture and brightening effects, Five O’Clock Whistle Shaving Smoothie combines jojoba and olive oils with invigorating coffee and calming lavender oil. Whipped up for a light texture, smooth some on before you wield that razor for a silky soft result without the razor burn.

Moisturizing

Before you head out the door, there’s more! Regardless of the way you shave, taking a razor to your face can leave skin feeling a little on the raw side. Our Cosmetic Lad Facial Moisturizer works to battle post-shave irritation with freshly juiced, antioxidant-rich wheatgrass and soothing organic Fair Trade aloe. Before applying moisturizer, prep your skin to take in as much moisture as possible by spritzing with Tea Tree Water Toner to tone the skin. Don’t worry, our toners are alcohol-free, so they won’t sting your freshly-shaven face!

Grooming

Partial to the Handlebar, the Mouth Brow or the Cookie Duster (moustache, that is)? Veerappan Moustache Wax is just what you need. It has meditative and woodsy essential oils like sandalwood and vetivert to give it a rugged, earthy scent. Warm a bit of wax between your fingers, and then style and shape your facial hair any way you like. It’ll even make full beards soft and more manageable. In a pinch? Use a dab of this wax for hair styling as well, to tame stray strands and keep your look polished.

Beard or no beard, we all want to look and feel our best, and choosing products designed with your facial skin and hair in mind is a great way to start. Pop into one of our shops and let our product experts help you find what’s best for you. Happy bearding!

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