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The Best Products of 2017: Grooming

New scents, versatile stylers and naturally-derived products.


Innovations in grooming products are aimed to help us look and feel our best. The distractions of dry skin or unkempt hair are just that: distractions. The most notable grooming products released helped relieve us from such disturbances. Naturally derived products and versatile stylers made up the bulk of these releases with a couple light and friendly fragrances rounding out the list.

Baxter of California Sulfate-Free Daily Face Wash


This face wash uses coconut-derived cleansing agents to do away with dirt and excess oil. It includes aloe vera and allantoin to reduce redness and hydrate the skin while the inclusion of caffeine helps energize and refresh. Fragrance-free and paraben-free, this is ideal for all skin types and can be used with beards.

Buy Now: $22

Living Proof T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler


The T.B.D. Multi-Tasking Styler is formulated to style hair in a variety of ways without weighing it down. The Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) and a non-silicone emollient blend is easy to work through hair. Ideal for all hair types (and safe to use on color and chemically-treated hair), it can be used on damp or dry hair to achieve different looks.

Buy Now: $26

Sam McKnight Modern Hairspray


This hairspray has a verdant scent rich with green leaf, herbs and green garden notes. It’s a great multi-styling mist that can add volume, texture and lasting hold. And, at the end of the day, it brushes out with ease.

Buy Now: $29

Scalp Revival Charcoal and Tea Tree Scalp Scalp Treatment


For people suffering from a dry or irritated scalp, this treatment is a great way to remove buildup and add hydration. It uses Binchotan charcoal to draw impurities from the scalp, a blend of peppermint and spearmint oils to reduce itchiness and tea tree oil to help heal and reduce inflammation. The inclusion of witch hazel normalizes oil production and the inclusion of biotin helps support healthy hair growth. Best of all, this product is 98 percent naturally derived.

Buy Now: $32

Perricone MD CBx for Men Collection


Naturally derived from Cannabis sativa, this line of products is made up of a face wash, a moisturizer and a post-shave treatment. The phytocannainoids help calm irritation, soothe dry complexions, balance over-oily skin and promote moisture-retention. These benefits are perfect for people who suffer from dry or irritated skin from shaving or exposure to the elements.

Buy Now: $35+

Virtue Recovery Shampoo


This shampoo rebuilds damaged hair while dissolving daily buildup. It utilizes Alpha Kerata 60ku, a whole human keratin that heals and repairs hair, along with hydrolyzed quinoa (a plant protein), baobab seed oil (for hydration) and grapefruit extract (to revitalize the scalp). Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, color and dye, this is ideal for those whose hair needs a little extra something.

Buy Now: $38

Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura Collection


Made up of a cologne, shower gel and aftershave, this collection features Acqua di Parma’s new fragrance called Colonia Pura. A lighter version of the brand’s trademark scent, this has a base note of narcissus and is noticeably less peppery than other offerings from Acqua di Parma. Elements of bergamot, orange, cedar wood and patchouli make this scent a well-rounded offering to wear in both the summer and the winter.

Buy Now: $40+

Aesop Hwyl Eau de Parfum


Aesop’s latest fragrance, made in partnership with perfumer Barnabé Fillion, is an unobtrusive scent inspired by a Japanese forest. Smoky, spicy and earthy, this is an intriguing fragrance to work into your fall grooming arsenal. It doesn’t scream “Look at me!” — and that’s just the point. It’s quiet and complex, a fragrance for the introspective.

Buy Now: $125

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