The Best Grooming Gear of 2019
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Potions to stay prepped for tomorrow’s adventure
Everyone Hand Sanitizer Gel ($8)
Flu season is brutal, but so is bathing dry hands in germ-killing alcohol. Thankfully, Everyone loads its gel with cooling glycerin to cut the burn and leave digits softly moisturized while eliminating 99.9 percent of nasties.
PureKana Vanilla CBD Oil ($52 and up)
Deep-tissue rubs are good, but a full-spectrum CBD supplement is better: the non-psychoactive plant extract can help relieve pain and inflammation and improve sleep quality—useful when you’re banged up or under the weather. PureKana’s oil is organic, third-party tested for potency, and sourced from hemp, so it’s legal in all 50 states.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream ($16)
You won’t regret bringing along this multitasking ointment in your pack. Use it on feet to reduce friction, on hands to prevent cracking, on lips to soothe chapping, and on cheeks to preempt windburn.
Aura Cacia Eucalyptus Oil ($20)
When you feel congestion coming on, splash a few drops of Aura Cacia’s eucalyptus oil in a bowl of steaming water or on a hot washcloth in the shower, then take a deep breath. Inhaling the antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory vapor will clear everything up in no time.
Maapilim Hair Cream ($32)
Mermaid-tressed and short-cropped testers alike fell hard for this leave-in conditioner. Credit goes to an addictive cardamom scent and the ability to keep hair exceptionally soft and impeccably tame while bombing through blizzard conditions.
Mother Dirt AO+ Mist ($49)
The solution to bad, odor-causing bacteria is to introduce some good bacteria. Add this probiotic spray to your daily routine, then marvel at how much less you and your gear stink après. (Stash it in the fridge so it keeps longer.)
Lush Angels on Bare Skin Cleanser ($17)
Dry air and freezing temperatures call for a softer scrub. Mix this lavender-scented paste with a little water, buff it into your skin, and the gentle blend of kaolin clay and almond meal magically lifts dirt away.