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    Best Grooming Products

    Because half of your workout is taking care of yourself—before, during, and after.
    Martin Mulkeen


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    Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal bar soap

    Activated bamboo charcoal sucks up bacteria, toxins, and microparticles without absorbing into the skin. $10,

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    Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands salve

    Badger uses olive oil as the base, for a healthy dose of hydration and vitamin E. $8,

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    Ursa Major Essential face wipes

    Using a blend of aloe, witch hazel, willow-bark extract, birch sap, and bamboo, these single-use wipes ($24 for 20) moisturize your skin while exfoliating and cleansing, so you won’t feel dried out.


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    Molton Brown Thermal Muscle Soak bath crystals

    Don’t be alarmed when these crystals ($30) turn your hot bath kelly green. A soak in the woodsy-scented water soothes tired muscles and makes you feel like you just woke up from a nap.


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    Jack Black Pit Boss antiperspirant and deodorant

    The Boss ($17) blunts sweat and odor even while your motor is still running high, which is the litmus test of a good deodorant. Bonus: aloe and vitamin E to revitalize skin.


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    Burt’s Bees Peppermint foot lotion

    The coconut oil helps soften calluses, while cooling and invigorating menthol does the impossible: it makes rubbing swollen, post-workout feet a pleasant olfactory experience. $9,

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    Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream SPF 50+ WetForce

    Unlike the many sunscreens that run off your skin the moment you start to perspire, this Japanese cream ($36) was created with sweat in mind: its UV barrier actually strengthens upon contact with moisture. 


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    DZ Nuts Pro chamois cream

    Time-trial specialist Dave Zabriskie worked with a pharmaceutical scientist to create a chamois formula ($24) that goes on your nethers like a good moisturizer while also fighting bacteria. It’s a peloton favorite.

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