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23 Men's Grooming Products That Actually Work

If you are a dude, buy these. If you are a lady, steal them from said dude.

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1. Origins Skin Diver Charcoal Soap, $15

First of all, it smells divine: a heavenly mix of fresh and spicy cloves, wintergreen, spearmint, and rosemary. Second of all, it's great for bacne. Within a week, you should see those pesky little bumps on your back and shoulders subsiding. Lastly, you'll feel squeaky clean because the charcoal draws all of the impurities out of your skin. Buy it here.


3. Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm, £37

Don't let "wild rose" in the title fool you — the scent is much more herbal than flowery. As a mask, a lip balm, moisturizer, de-frizzing hair treatment, and a cleansing balm, this product is nothing short of a multitasking miracle product. Read more rave reviews here. Buy it here.


8. Nivea's After Shave Balm, $9

"After you shave, you apply about the amount of your pinky nail on your face and instantly a warming sensation envelops over your skin and it's very relaxing." And it treats broken or cut skin with no stinging. Get it here.

10. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery, $46

Pat this herbal-scented elixir into your skin and it will instantly smooth, soften, and brighten. It has the loveliest consistency of any of the facial oils and guys love it because it sinks into skin effortlessly without leaving a greasy sheen.


11. Kevin Murphy Night Rider Hair Paste, $29

If you're going to spring for a hair product, make it this one, which provides hold and texture without ever making your scalp look greasy. Bonus: It's rad for women too, especially those with shorter hair styles, so everyone in your life can share.

12. Crystal Deodorant, $7.31

It's literally a rock that you lightly dampen to apply, and it actually does get rid of B.O. Great for anyone with especially sensitive skin or looking to start a more naturally derived regimen. And it lasts forever — over a year of daily use, by the company's estimation.

13. Kiehl's Close Shavers Squadron Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream, $16

If you've got stubble or coarse beard hairs, this shaving cream protects irritated skin from razor burn, cuts, and ingrown hairs. Your skin will also be baby soft after using this. Get it here.

14. Buckler's Chapped Skin Remedy, $19

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Winter dries out your hands and elbows, but have no fear, Buckley's Chapped Skin Remedy is here. After rubbing some on, you'll find there's no scent and no annoying, greasy residue — and yet it's still super hydrating.


16. Anthony Logistics Deep Pore Cleansing Clay, $23

The clay mask is beneficial for men who struggle with oily skin. You'll really get the grease off of your face and bask in the smooth, radiant aftermath. Get it from Sephora here.

18. Neutrogena Men Sensitive Skin Oil-Free Moisture, $6.99

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Instead of shelling out $20 or more for a moisturizer, pick up this gem from your local drugstore. It keeps oily skin hydrated without the junky mess, and uses Helioplex technology which extends your face's protection from the sun. Available here.


19. Baxter Of California Clay Pomade, $18

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If you have thin hair, this clay pomade adds texture. If you have thick hair, this product will whip that monster into shape. So, step up your daily hairstyle with this pomade that goes a long way. Buy it here.

21. Woody's Daily Conditioner

Sure, this conditioner will give you stronger, healthier hair and yeah, it keeps your hair moisturized, but with this product, it's all about the tingle. Mint and menthol stimulate the scalp in a cool way (and it will probably wake you up in the morning). Available here.