The Grooming Essentials of 2015

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

 

(Michael Karsh)

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

 

summer
(Michael Karsh)


Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal bar soap

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

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(Michael Karsh)


Badger Balm for Hardworking Hands salve

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

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(Michael Karsh)


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. ursamajorvt.com

 

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(Michael Karsh)


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. moltonbrown.com

 

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(Michael Karsh)


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. getjackblack.com

 

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(Michael Karsh)


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, burtsbees.com

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(Michael Karsh)


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. shiseido.com 

 

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(Michael Karsh)


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. dz-nuts.com

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(Michael Karsh)

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