Facial hair is a man’s best friend. Hiding imperfections and highlighting key areas, an artfully groomed beard or mustache can dramatically change your look. Don’t believe us? Consider bearded versus clean cut Lebron James, Idris Elba or Drake. Whether you’re fuzz-free, rocking a chin of well-groomed stubble or sporting a full on Rick Ross situation, be sure to keep your look on point with these essentials.
BEST SHAVE CREAM:
TOM FORD SHAVE CREAM
You deserve a taste of the good life. And this luxe buy infused with chamomile extract and aloe is the stuff that dreams are made of. Soften your strands for a close, smooth shave with this rich, cooling formula.
Amazing! The peppermint scent is quite relaxing and the texture feels like silk. The application is so smooth and buttery I liken it to having a professional shave.
BEST BEARD OIL:
KIEHL’S NOURISHING BEARD GROOMING OIL
Itchy, wirey facial hair can totally kill the vibe between you and bae. Perfect for new to full-gown beards, this lightweight oil imparts shine and softness while leaving behind a woodsy aromatic fragrance.
This oil immediately disappears into your beard, leaving it glistening throughout the duration of your day. The blend of sandalwood, cedar wood and eucalyptus will leave you anticipating your next use.
-Steve “Sincere” Gilles, Celebrity Barber & Founder, Director’s Cut, Inc.
Check out this brief tutorial on how to apply Kiehl’s’ Beard Oil:
BEST BEARD WASH:
EVERY MAN JACK BEARD WASH IN CEDAR WOOD
Beards can get dingy as hell, collecting dirt, bacteria and food particles over time. Show the hair on your face some love with this nourishing cleanser. Bonus: It also smells damn good.
BEST POST-SHAVE TREATMENT:
PERRICONE MD CBx FOR MEN SOOTHING POST-SHAVE TREATMENT
Part of Perricone MD’s new mens-focused line which launched in late August, this antioxidant-rich serum keeps ingrown hairs at bay and fights irritation.
Many post-shave lotions and balms have a lot of alcohol, which burns the skin. This one has a pleasant, cooling sensation and left my skin moisturized hours after use.
BEST BEARD BALM:
DUKE CANNON BEARD BALM
A well-manicured beard can be a symbol of power and prestige. Great for fuller beards, represent like a true boss with this nourishing moisturizer that also soothes the skin underneath.
It offers a ton of shine and has a bold scent that will definitely wake you up in the morning.
-Bruce Goodwin, CASSIUS Men’s & Lifestyle Editor
BEST PRE-SHAVE TREATMENT:
TENZING PRE-SHAVE OIL
Running a sharp blade across your face should never be taken lightly. So set your shave off right with this lightweight formula that calms irritation with natural ingredients like castor seed oil, macadamia oil and lavender oil.