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Outlaw Sweat with Body Powders

Wetsuits are cool. Wet suits aren’t.


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We’re not against a little perspiration: sweat on the brow is a sign of a good effort, and it’s how all those good pheromones get distributed. But when the only way not to soak through your shirt is by walking gingerly and observing a yogic breathing pattern, then we’ve got to put those fluids on blast. One way to do that is with body powder, also known as “talcum powder” thanks to its main ingredient, talc, a very fine mineral substance composed of hydrated magnesium silicate. The other ingredients vary, from menthol (in Gold Bond) to Bulgarian rose (in Acqua di Parma), which accounts for the differences in smell and price. These are the seven body powders that we’re using. Let this be the last time we speak of it publicly.

OUR PICKS: Gold Bond ($10), Taylor of Old Bond Street ($14), MenScience Androceuticals Advanced Body Powder ($16), Grooming Lounge Super Powder ($16), Balla ($17), Santa Maria Novella ($45), Acqua Di Parma Colonia ($50)

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