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    19 Facial Hair Products For Stepping Up Your Grooming Game

    I mustache you a question, where did you get that self-cleaning electric razor and badger hair shaving brush?

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    1. A Gillette Fusion5 men's razor that comes with four anti-friction blade heads and a lubrication strip that fades to alert you when to switch to a new one before you nick yourself.

    Side-by-side shot of a silver, blue, and orange razor with extra blade cartridges and a model using the razor to shave

    Promising review: "I have been using the Gillette razor for more than 10 years. It is my favorite brand. I changed the blades every two months and my last razor handle lasted for four years. I recommend this model with five anti-friction-blades, comfortable and smooth, much better than the three blades." —X.W

    Get it from Amazon for $19.94.

    2. A pair of stainless beard and mustache scissors with comb and faux-leather case, for those times when any single little hair growing out of your head (be it from your chin, nose, or ears) needs to get gone as fast as possible.

    A small pair of pointy metal scissors with a smaller plastic comb atop a light brown leather pouch

    Promising review: "I have had a mustache for most of my adult life and as a result, I have tried a great many items for the care and grooming of it. I was in need of both a good comb (old one broke) and a quality set of scissors. I found both with this product. The scissors especially are of high quality and very sharp. I have a very coarse mustache and it takes a good pair of scissors to accomplish the fine-tuning necessary to keep it looking good. I found what I needed!" — Karl H.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.97.

    3. A tin of Honest Amish beard balm leave-in conditioner to soften splitting hairs and "nourish new growth" while combating any itchy skin caused by growing out your big old grizzly beard.


    Promising review: "I have had a beard for over five years at different lengths and thicknesses. Everything I tried in the past was too oily and my beard looked frizzy. I saw several recommendations from beard care sites that used this product. I tell you I am impressed with the results. It smelled great but in a mild sense. My beard is so much softer and healthier-looking. I apply it daily after a shower and a quick blow-dry to get rid of the excess moisture. Since my hair is thick I went with the balm for a little help styling. Quickly rub between your fingers to warm up and rub it into your beard. My skin feels great with no itchy flakey scratchy beard. My wife loves the smell and it's not too oily to touch." —Timothyech
    Get it from Amazon for $11.43.

    4. A tube of paraben-free Cremo Original shave cream made with natural ingredients including macadamia seed oil, aloe, lemon, papaya, and olive leaf extracts so you can avoid all those unpleasant nicks, scratches, and razor burns.

    A model's hand holding the tube  and squeezing white shave cream into their hand

    Promising review: "I've always used shaving gel — the kind that foams up upon applying — my whole life, so I was bit skeptical reading about a shaving cream that wasn't a gel nor really even a cream. I took the risk anyway and ordered this, and I'm glad I did. While it's nothing like I've been accustomed to, it's much better. The company is entirely correct when they say the air in the foam prevents a cleaner shave, which makes sense and I personally experienced the proof myself when using this cream. Not only is the shave so much cleaner, but it's actually just as smooth if not slightly more so than the shaving gel. Very impressive, especially considering the smell of this is much more natural. It reminds me of a citrus essential oil of some sort. Highly recommended." —Zavage

    Get it from Amazon for $5.44.

    5. A rotary Philips Norelco Shaver 3800 for a dry shave or a refreshing wet shave with gel or foam that's totally cool about taking a shower with you. Get 60 minutes of shaving (that's about 20 shaves on average) with a single one-hour charge.


    Promising review: "What's not to like about it? Gets a really super close shave just like disposable razors, without any nicks or cuts at all. I use it to completely shave my head bald. The design helps follow the curves and contours of my skull really well. I love how easy it is to clean and maintain, and that you can use it in the shower. The only thing is, that it does take a little bit longer than a typical disposable razor to achieve the super close shave of the disposable razor, but it is totally worth the bit of extra time." —AJ

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

    6. A tube of Shea Moisture full beard detangler made with Maracuja oil and Shea butter, because sometimes your beard gets all knotted and you know you want it looking smooth and shiny at all times.

    An upright, green, brown, and black tube of beard detangler

    Promising review: "This is the best beard detangler/conditioner on the market. It smells great (my girl likes the smell) and the tube lasts a long time. All you need is a little squirt to moisturize a medium length beard. Also, I have sensitive skin and it doesn’t irritate my face or anything. I have curly hair and after a bit of this jazz, the comb slides right through. Highly recommend." —Billy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    7. A jar of fragrance-free, water-based Bossman "Mudstache" mustache wax to put the old soup-strainer through basic training to grow "away from your mouth and upper lip."

    A small jar of wax

    Promising review: "I have been growing my beard for a while. Every time I start getting mustache hair in my mouth when I eat, I trim it back. Well, I finally decided to tame my mustache and get those hairs out of the way. I've been using Mudstache daily to tame my mustache and it works great. I was concerned when I first received the item and saw how small it is. Well, I assure you it will last a long time. It does not take much of this powerful stuff to coat your mustache daily. If you have a mustache... or want one... you will not regret this purchase." —Candyman

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    8. A Perfecto shaving brush, because nothing works up a nice lather for a straight razor like 100% pure badger hair bristles (but please don't try rubbing an actual badger against your face to exfoliate, this brush will do that too).


    Promising review: "I bought this brush to replace a different brand I have had for many years. I forgot how nice a new brush feels and works. I have used this for about a week and, so far, very little problems with shedding. It really works up a better lather than the old brush and works well with my shave soap. I do not use a cup, but place the creme directly on the tip of the brush and work it into the brush and my beard at the same time. I have noticed fewer nicks than before (actually none) and that is welcomed." —CDL

    Get it from Amazon for $14.98.

    9. A Bump Patrol aftershave treatment serum to manage any razor bumps/burn, ingrown hairs, folliculitis, and irritation you experience after shaving, no matter what part of the body.


    Promising review: "I've battled folliculitis for at least five years with on and off flare-ups and limited results. I've had dozens of rounds of antibiotics, antibiotic creams, and I've tried a dozen other creams including silver and Manuka honey with limited results. This stuff has done wonders for me. In about a week of using twice a day, I've cleared up just about all of my bumps using this. If, by chance, I forget to use this after shaving; I pay for it hours later with painful pimples that seem to start only hours later. Great product, wish I found it sooner!" —Frank T.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. A starter Bevel shave kit which includes a safety razor, shave creams, oil, balm and 20 blades to prime, hydrate, and restore your skin while offering an irritation-free shave each and every time.

    A silver razor and shaving brush with three dark blue bottles of shaving product

    Bevel is a Black-created business (since sold to Proctor & Gamble, but still run by CEO Tristan Walker) that created The Bevel Shave System designed specifically for coarse, curly hair and re-engineered the classic safety razor for smoother, clearer skin after shaving.

    Promising review: "Amazing! I’ve dealt with bad razor bumps since I’ve started shaving. My girlfriend recently bought me the shaving starter kit as a gift. When I used it I was impressed with the smoothness of my skin once I finished shaving, it got all the hairs and It was a great beginning to finish experience. Now I’m even more impressed that it’s been a week and no razor bump breakouts! I think I’ve found my forever shaving system thanks to my girlfriend and Bevel." —Jeremiah

    Get it from Bevel for $89.95 or from Amazon for $89.95.

    11. A wooden beard comb and case for applying oils and balms to your facial follicles or to combing food out of your beard before anyone can say, "Let me guess, you had tacos for lunch?"

    A reviewer's hand holding a light brown wooden comb and a black leather carrying case

    Promising review: "Comb > brush for longer beards. This product gets the job done with minimal snagging on a longer beard. I carry this with me everywhere. The best compliment I can give this brush is a nod to it's durability. I keep it in my back pocket opposite of my wallet at all times, I never even think to move it before sitting down on it. The thing is super strong and worth every penny. Will probably buy another to leave in the truck." — Nicholas
    Get it from Amazon for $7.88.

    12. A Philips Norelco grooming kit with a trimmer for beard, head, body, and face, that, yeah, basically covers any part of you with unwanted hair emanating from it.

    A silver and black trimmer with eighteen different shaving attachments

    After a reasonable amount of research, I picked up this grooming kit to maintain my beard and the back of my neck between haircuts. But since I'm taking my hair appointments at home right now, I'm putting almost all of these attachments to the test (yes, even the nose hair trimmer). The battery life is fantastic so I never have to really worry about it cutting out mid-shave. Light, ergonomic, quiet, and easy-to-clean, just like the man who uses it!

    Get it from Amazon for $54.97.

    13. A block of Gentleman Jon made from 100% potassium alum (a natural antiseptic with astringent properties) that'll travel well in its own plastic case, stopping irritation and bloody nicks wherever you may roam (even if it's not too far from home).

    Side-by-side images of a reviewer's hand holding the plastic case closed and then open to reveal the alum block

    Promising review: "I've been wet-shaving for a long time, with cartridges and even straight razors. In the past, I always used styptic to treat nicks and razor rash, because the local drugstores didn't carry alum. I've always wanted to try alum, however, and I finally had the presence of mind to search for it on Amazon. I used the Gentleman Jon block this morning on some weeping razor rash, and I will never use styptic again. The alum block is very effective, easier to apply, and far more gentle—no painful stinging. It leaves a smooth, clean sensation; a great finish to your shave." —Giovanni Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    14. A bowl of Proraso shaving soap for lathering up for a completely classic barbershop shave packed with purifying eucalyptus and menthol for that refreshing, straight-from-the-barber's-chair feeling.

    A small green plastic bowl of shaving soap next to its branded box

    Promising review: "I thought I wasn’t going to like it when I first opened the bowl of soap. It smelled like Christmas trees. However....once I hit it with my badger brush and a little water..magic. The menthol feels really good on my face. The smell is mild while shaving, but not like Christmas trees. Maybe the water wakes something up. Incredibly easy to get a great lather with. I’ve used the Proraso red cream in the past and have zero complaints. I think this soap allows for a little bit closer shave. I did notice that the shave is a tiny bit closer without using the preshave. 100% satisfied with this product." —Curtis Diaddigo

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    15. An all-natural Northern Fir beard oil made with argan and jojoba oils and lightly scented with notes of cedar wood, black pepper, and juniper berry, because sometimes you want to feel like you just stepped out of the woods even though you just left your bathroom for the couch.


    Promising review: "It's hard to find a beard oil that smells just right and keeps your beard soft. I have an especially scratchy beard, with some dry skin that needs tending to. The stuff does my beard and skin just right. It's definitely well-hydrating but doesn't leave an oily residue. It also makes me smell like I don't work in a cubicle all day and actually can do something with my hands in a forest, like with tree sap and getting callouses so I should wear gloves or something. Which is great, because I totally do (work in a cubical), and totally would rather be doing something in a forest." —Ian S. Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    16. A Clubman styptic pencil (you know, that brand with the top-hatted dandy that you see in every barbershop) that does one thing and does it really well: stops bleeding fast!

    The pencil and packaging

    Promising review: "Magical! You put the product on a razor cut, and the bleeding magically stops. I have never used this sort of product, but now that I have, I am extremely pleased. I never knew I needed this until I used it. Now, I use it semi-frequently, and I would recommend it for any person who shaves." —Sir E.

    Get it from Amazon for $2.96.

    17. A tube of Pacific Shaving Company caffeinated aftershave, because the same antioxidant-rich ingredients that get you wired from your morning cup of coffee also reduce redness from shaving your wiry beard.

    A reviewer's hand holding a grey tube of aftershave with white and blue writing and a black top

    Promising review: "The aftershave works really well. It has a minty smell. Not strong like toothpaste but a refreshing minty smell. I like the fact that it is a little thick. Some aftershaves once applied seem to dissipate after a minute where the skin feels dry and irritated. It's like a thick lotion or almost a paste and stays on the face for an extended period, leaving a comfortable feeling after the shave. I will definitely buy again." —Ga Boy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    18. A Braun Series 7 electric foil "smart razor" that adapts to your beard whether you're shaving wet or dry. The "Clean & Charge" station will even automatically lubricate and juice up your shaver for up to 50 minutes of cord-free grooming.

    A gray, black, and silver electric foil razor, case, charging stand, power cord, brush, and other accessories

    Promising review: "Finally got rid of an old rotary razor I had and this shaves much closer. Feels great in the hand, very nice build quality. You can adjust the power if your skin is very sensitive. It's nice having the cleaning system which disinfects and flushes out the stubble. I don't shave every day so the replacement cleaning cartridges will probably last me one-and-half to two months, which works out to maybe $2.50 a month. Well worth it." —Dee

    Get it from Amazon for $174.94+.

    19. A three-pack of Nivea Men sensitive shaving gel made with chamomile, witch hazel extracts, vitamin E, and no alcohol (which means no burning), so even the most irritable of faces can enjoy a smooth shave.

    Three white cans with blue branding of shave gel

    Promising review: "Love this shaving gel! I tried several other brands. Some rusted in the shower, some broke the top while traveling and would not dispense. Those were some of the more common brands. I decided to let the reviews help me. Aluminum rust-proof can. very nice sturdy top dispenser. The scent is not too strong like I saw someone complain about. There is a scent, but very mild. Lathers very well. I pretty much love everything about this gel. They could make the can look cooler (haha, just kidding)." —Michael E. Dossier

    Get it from Amazon for $9.36.

    Listen, unless your name is Danny Trejo, you're going to need more than a straight razor (or in his case a machete) to get a consistently clean, close, nick-free shave.

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