Imagine for a moment that you are pulling your car into the driveway and you hear that dreaded clunking noise. You coast your ride into the garage and kill the engine, only to hear the hissing sound and see the smoke of death begin to rise from under the hood. Lucky for you, you’re the kind of guy that has a toolbox in your garage containing all the equipment you’ll ever need to get the engine running to put you back on the road and back to the hustle. Your body is the same way, it needs a collection of tools that can keep you working efficiently and on the road to success. From antiperspirant to keep you cool under pressure, to a face lotion to keep your skin looking young and active, below is our list of top picks for you to turn your bathroom cabinet into the toolbox for your body.
Method Men Aluminum Free Deodorant
Nothing is worse than white undershirts with the yellow pit stains that inevitably cause early retirement for an otherwise perfectly good shirt. Method Men has solved this problem with its aluminum-free deodorant. Not only does it smell great and will keep the pits free of stains, but it also doesn’t contain parabens or phthalates which have been linked to breast cancer and asthma.
Hawthorne Face Cleanser
Let’s be honest… most guys wash their face in the shower with bar soap or the same 3-1 product they use on the rest of their body. Your skin is unique, so you shouldn’t be using the same soaps as everyone else. Whether you have sensitive, dry, or oily skin, Hawthorne has a cleanser tailored to your skin’s specific needs. With an auto-replenishment option that you set to fit your life, this is a no-brainer for every guy.
House 99 by David Beckham Greater Look Moisturizer
The key to younger and healthier-looking skin is quite simple, hydration. And let’s face it, if you are going to take advice on how to look great every day, fellas, there aren’t many better options than David Beckham himself. With sleek looking packaging and a lightweight formula that promises to reduce shine, this is a great choice to keep your face looking its best all damn day.
The Art of Shaving Heavyweight Safety Razor
The razor industry has done an impeccable job convincing us that the best way to get a close shave is to add as many blades as we can into a plastic casing with a built-in soothing strip. That can’t be farther from the truth as studies show that the more blades you have, the more chances you have for razor burn. If you are not ready to go full James Bond or John Wayne and put a straight razor against your skin (no judgment here) then a safety razor is a great alternative. The team over at The Art of Shaving are the industry leaders of luxury and quality and their heavyweight razor adds the kind of balance that makes it easy for beginners to learn how to use a single blade without applying too much pressure.
Le Labo Shaving Cream
If vintage coolness was a factor in decision-making, then Le Labo would win this contest hands down. A cool, aluminum packaged product that drips in swagger was inspired by a classic New York style barbershop. But that isn’t where this cream’s benefits end. It’s a plant-based formula that includes sage to tone, chamomile to soothe, and coconut to nourish.
AquaSonic Electric Toothbrush
If you are still using a manual toothbrush, then throw it away along with the equally outdated iPod Shuffle. With the advent and the advancements of electric toothbrushes, the oral health world has become much less of a guessing game. No more teaching people how to brush, automate the process. AquaSonic has risen to the top of this industry by creating their black series which boasts a 40,000 vibration a minute motor and a feature that times you so you never miss the recommended two minutes of brushing your dentist has always hounded you about.
David's Peppermint Natural Toothpaste
The FDA has never defined what the word “natural” means when it comes to the toothpaste world, but David’s has defined it for themselves by setting out their own guidelines. Free of virtually every artificial ingredient on the market and comes in a recyclable tube, this toothpaste also rates among the best in performance and effectiveness.
C.O. Bigelow No. 117 Dr. Keightley's Mouthwash Concentrate
If you are looking for something to elevate and replace the typical mint mouthwash that you have been using since your parents taught you how to gargle, then C.O. Bigelow has got you covered with their No. 117. The hint of cinnamon is a refreshing change to the formula that is developed to fight bacteria that causes bad breath. No morning routine is complete without it.
TOOTHPASTE — Less is more, 3 out of 5 people use more toothpaste than they need. A pea-sized dot is a plenty to do the job. This is for all the people that learned by seeing the CREST commercials with the long, sweeping amount of paste on the brush
THE BLADE — The blade should sit at a forty-five-degree angle to get the closest shave while avoiding razor burn and nicks
FACE WASH — Using a face wash before you shave will level up any shave products you use as it gets rid of dirt and toxins and prepares your face for hair removal