When we talk about skincare, the conversation is focused on woman 99 percent of the time--specifically her plight to stay young and beautiful. Forever. But, what about the guys? They get acne, suffer from dry skin, and age. These eight natural male grooming brands address the needs of men’s skin, hair, and shaving.
8 Naturally Lux Men's Grooming Brands
Based in Istanbul, GLAD is an all-natural men’s grooming brand born from a collaboration between a German architect and an English former carpet trader. The result is a product that is as sleek and praiseworthy as the accented tips of a Sultan’s mustache. Their beard oil is infused with apricot kernel, vitamin E, bergamot tree, and cedar tree oils, making for an insatiably light whiff of confident masculinity that is as healing to your beard as it is to the tapestry of your senses. All of GLAD’s products are free of fragrances, preservatives, and artificial ingredients.
Anthony offers a range of products that multitask to address every skin type and concern. Anthony is an intelligently-curated brand that covers the gamut of all face, body, and beard needs. Anthony’s Shave Prep line features treatments that prevent ingrown hairs and irritated skin as well as soften and lift stubble for a superior shave. With natural ingredients such as calendula, chamomile, aloe vera, algae, lavender, and rose hip to boot, Anthony offers the best of both worlds: nature and science.
Billy Jealousy is an edgy, loud men’s grooming brand that formulates skin, hair and beard-care concoctions. It even sells a tattoo care kit for those among us who are inked. While the price point is bit steep – $18 for a deodorant, $22 for shampoo, and $65 for moisturizer – it’s well worth the indulgence.
MALIN+GOETZ stands by its promise to use natural ingredients harnessed with sensitive skin technology. Its products are made for men and women, so, feel free to share. What I like most about MAIN+GOETZ is its active awareness of skin problems like rosacea, seborrhea, and eczema as well as its use of unique ingredients. When’s the last time you’ve lathered a cilantro hair conditioner into your hair or rum body wash over your body?
All of this UK-based brand’s products are cruelty-free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and devoid of parabens, SLS, artificial colors, and synthetic fragrances. Bulldog has accumulated more than 20 awards, so you know it must be doing something right.
Bryt keeps it simple with four ingredients for men: a hair and body wash, a cleanser, a shave cream and a moisturizer. But what Bryt lacks in range, it packs in effectiveness. Its products contain essential oils and plant extracts. Bryt uses an advanced technology to extract the purest of plant ingredients that work to cleanse, nourish, and protect the skin. Each of the brand’s products is harnessed with a unique "advanced phytoscience system" (APS) formulation that contains wild harvested kakadu, burdekin, and illawarra plums from the Australian outback.
Tried and true, Kiehl’s never disappoints. The brand has quite the stock of products to choose from that cover all of men’s daily needs, from an all-in-one energizing wash for hair and body to a brushless shave cream to an age-defending moisturizer. The prices are fair and the products, timeless. Unsure where to start? Try the men’s starter kit for inspiration.
Baxter of California has to be my favorite in terms of design and execution. It’s simple, suave, and sexy. It captures male minimalism and California cool effortlessly. Since 1965, the company has been dedicated to elevating the craft of men’s grooming. Baxter of California has grown into a company with decades of research in understanding men’s grooming needs and is devoted to providing not only products that serve men but also grooming education to the men it serves. Try the brand's award-winning shave cream, which is infused with botanical extracts like menthol and tea tree oil, to truly understand why Baxter of California’s legacy continues reign to this day.
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