The handsome man’s guide to handsome

Edit your bathroom down to these 15 essentials

By The Editors
September 28, 2015 9:00 am

Because less is always more, especially when it comes to time spent in the bathroom, we’ve edited the items you need down to the bare necessities. Stock up.

In the Shower

Baxter of California’s shampoo and conditioner is all-natural, smells like the ocean breeze and wages war against DHT, a hormone detrimental to hair growth.

Next up: bars. Gel body washes are usually chock full of unnatural ingredients. Baxter’s exfoliating bath bar is refreshing and big enough to last many moons. And Ursa Major’s face wash mixes aloe with a lavender-lime mix to repair and clean your moneymaker.

Behind the Vanity

Kiehl’s lightweight lotion is a simple revitalizer with a neutral nose that applies quick and smooth. Speick deodorant is free of aluminum and has a classic masculine scent that lasts all day.

For shaving, creams are better than foams — they’re softer on your skin. Port Products Shave Formula is thick enough to soften your whiskers while soothing the dermis underneath.

Daytime: Jack Black’s Double Duty blends with ease, softens your skin and protects it with 20 SPF. Nighttime: Buckler’s Face Repair will have your mug waking up soothed, refreshed and ready to carpe diem.

For Your Mop

Depends on what you’re looking for. Port Products Texturizing Hair Putty spreads easily for a strong, natural hold. Baxter’s Clay Pomade has a more matte finish and 24-hour staying power. And Byrd Classic Pomade will give you that wet, ‘50s surfer ‘do. Pick your poison.

At the Office

Keeping a small Dopp kit at the office: pro move. No need to have lots of stuff, just a toothbrush and toothpaste, Ursa Major Face Wipes, Buckler’s Chapped Skin Remedy (great for later in the day) and another stick of Speick deodorant.

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