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Men’s Grooming – Sharp Shavers

These new launches go beyond simply providinga slick surface for a blade to actually improve theskin and protect it from common shaving hazards.

SHARP SHAVERS
These new launches go beyond simply providing a slick surface for a blade to actually improve the skin and protect it from common shaving hazards.

 

1. AMERICAN CREW POSTSHAVE COOLING LOTION
Soothing pumpkin seed extract and antiinflammatory tea tree oil make this double-duty aftershave lotion calming and moisturizing. ($16.50; americancrew.com)

2. THE BODY SHOP FOR MEN MACA ROOT WASH OFF SHAVE OIL
Used by Inca warriors as nourishment, the antioxidant-rich maca root is said to help protect skin  from razor burn. ($10; The Body Shop)

 

3. KIEHL’S ULTIMATE MAN RAZOR BUMP RELIEF

A blend of oil-absorbing ginger root, exfoliating salicylic acid and soothing willow herb thwart razor bumps, ingrown hair andother irritations. ($26.50; kiehls.com)

 

 

 

4. JOHN ALLAN’S SLICKWATER
This pre-shave solution contains tea tree oil, oat extract and cucumber to prep skin and help reduce cuts, nicks and razor drag. ($28; johnallans.com)

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5. REN HIGH GLIDE COOLING SHAVE CREAM
Pumpkin fruit, the key ingredient here, is rich in exfoliating enzymes, which promise to prevent ingrown hair. ($40; Sephora)

6. LIERAC HOMME EXPRESS SHAVING FOAM
This creamy mousse is packed with a complex of five minerals that promote proper skin balance while ensuring an irritation-free shave. ($18; lierac-usa.com)

 

 

 

 

FACE TIME
Men’s skin care is increasingly targeted, with complete collections based on a guy’s unique and  varied needs.

1. NIVEA FOR MEN DOUBLE ACTION FACE WASH
A 100 percent soapfree formula gives this cleanser the power to effectively clear away daily grime without stripping skin. ($5.99; mass retailers)

2. L’ORÉAL PARIS MEN’S EXPERT HYDRA-ENERGETIC SKIN ENERGIZING GEL CLEANSER
This invigorating face wash cleans deeply but gently thanks to a soap-free, pH-neutral formula that softens skin and preps it for shaving. ($6.99; mass retailers)

3. ZIRH NATURAL FACE MOISTURIZER

Formulated with botanicals, vitamins and minerals, this all-natural moisturizer is free of parabens, sulfates, fragrance, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals and phthalates. ($36; Sephora)

 

 

 

4. GIORGIO ARMANI SKIN MINERALS FOR MEN MOISTURIZING BRONZER
This moisturizer cum self-tanner is infused with mineral-rich obsidian sourced from the island of Pantelleria in Sicily. ($50,giorgioarmanibeauty.com)

 

5. CLARINS MEN ANTIFATIGUE EYE SERUM
Ginkgo biloba extract, oat sugars and trehalose help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffiness while smoothing and tightening the thin skin around the eye. ($29; Clarins counters)