Not all products are alike. In fact, every single one offers a different kind of experience. Whether it has to do with scent, texture, or results, it can take time to find the highest quality product that’s tailor-made to fit your specific style. Having your own personal tastes is your prerogative as a man. But with so many options out there, it can be hard for guys to narrow down the right supplies for them.
These days, grooming and home health has become its own science, employing proven solutions to age-old problems and providing easily accessible results you can be confident in. A man’s health is central to who he is and how he expresses his look and style. Why not combine both worlds to live a life of boldness and freedom, making confident choices and embracing rich colors, luxurious sensations, and delicious aromas? Check out some of our favorite items for grooming and overall health, just in time for the holidays.
What Swamp Crotch?
Groom your junk like the royal jewels they are with premium products available by Tame the Beast skincare, including Nutt Butter, a multipurpose lotion for your junk that packs a nice eucalyptus tingle. There’s also an edible version (yep!) with food-grade ingredients like peppermint oil and vanilla extract that will make your candy cane even more enticing. (Nutt Butter $19, getbeast.com)
The European Zen bath and body brand, Rituals, launched a new collection called The Ritual of Yalda, inspired by the ancient Persian festival of the same name. Warm hearts and keep skin glowing all winter long with this luxurious Yalda Limited Edition Gift Set, which includes shower gel, body cream, a bath bomb, and a candle, all made with soothing pomegranate and refreshing watermelon essences—both known for their antioxidant properties. ($65, rituals.com)
That Glow, Tho
We love The Good Chemist’s Youth Boost Serum, which is made of scientifically proven elements, including vegan and cruelty-free peptides, antioxidant fruit extracts, and hydration. The company can help you choose the right routine for your skin, and it donates $1 from every purchase to support STEM education programs for young girls. ($65, thegoodchemist.com)
There’s now a sunscreen made specifically for those with melanin-rich skin that won’t leave white residue as it dries. Fragrance free, it is made with all-natural ingredients like carrot seed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado, and Shea butter, while providing SPF 30 and UVA protection. ($19, blackgirlsunscreen.com)
Beard Fit For A King
It’s time to tame those whiskers with King Beard & Company’s Beard Butter, a whipped, light weight mix of Shea and cocoa butter you can add to your daily regimen to tame, nourish, and shape your beard while providing a charismatic scent (notes of mango, cocoa, and vanilla). And of course, it’s 100 percent organic. ($14, kingbeardco.com)
Finnish company Four Sigmatic makes beverages infused with nutrient-rich superfoods (particularly various kinds of mushrooms). Try the Dark Roast Mushroom Coffee with chaga and lion’s mane mushrooms, or the Mushroom Mocha Mix with chaga and cacao. They also make coffee pods for your machine. ($10 and up, foursigmatic.com)
No More Chafing
Marathoners know the Body Glide chafe bar is the best way to prevent blisters from forming. (It’ll also help your body glide across another without any uncomfortable chafing.) Body Glide’s formula makes it easy to apply for all-day protection from skin-to-skin rubbing, chafing from clothing, or pinching and friction from shoes, protective gear, and other irritants. The 0.35oz size fits perfectly inside running belts or armbands, and is TSA-friendly so take it on the slopes or to gyms this winter. ($5 and up, bodyglide.com).
Be Pure Beauty’s Love + Charcoal Masque is a deep-cleansing facial mask that will help clarify your complexion by extracting dirt and debris while also nourishing and restoring your skin’s natural resilience with Cupuacu butter and Alpine Rose. Approved by global cosmetic certifier Ecocert. ($49, bepurebeauty.com)
The Perfect Beer
This limited release hazy pale ale from Harpoon Brewery offers a thirst quenching, replacement for your go-to after-the-gym relaxation elixir. Brewed with a blend of buckwheat, chia seeds, and Mediterranean Sea salt, the ale is just 120 calories per pint and provides electrolytes and other refreshing nutrients. (prices vary, harpoonbrewery.com)
Bites of Energy
Everyone from business moguls, athletes, and celebrities have written about the importance of a healthy morning routine. Take it up a notch with nutrient-dense ENERGYbits, 100 percent organically-grown, protein-rich spirulina algae. Add a few spirulina algae tablets to your breakfast and you’ll be adding more than 40 vitamins and minerals, omega-3 oils, essential amino acids, and a powerful dose of antioxidants. That’ll prepare you to take on the day with gusto! ($120 for 1,000 tablets, energybits.com)
CBD Is Modern AF
Know your CBD from your THC! Medterra’s CBD oil is 100 percent free of THC (the part of cannabis that makes you high), and its available in all 50 states. The benefits of CBD oil are endless — from better sleep, to better skin, to decreased anxiety, and pain relief. Squeeze a drop or two of the Medterra tincture on your tongue or rub some of the pain cream on your aching muscles. You’ll thank us in the morning. ($45 and up, medterracbd.com)
Honey Belle’s 4-Pack Loofah Soap is made with coconut oil and glycerin soap around a natural, unbleached sea sponge. These soaps will keep your skin clean, refreshed, and moisturized. Chose the Refresh & Relax pack, featuring soaps scented with sandalwood and patchouli, Eucalyptus and peppermint, green tea and cucumber, and charcoal and bamboo. ($28, honeybelleshop.com)
Biotech company Tesseract is defining the impacts of performance and muscle formation with TetraCumin-QR, a musculoskeletal support enhancer designed to maximize the bioavailability of curcumin in the body. Found in turmeric, curcumin helps to maintain a healthy inflammatory response, which relieves muscle ache and speeds up muscle recovery. ($53, tessmed.com)