The Best Grooming Gear of 2021
Make sure your après involves self-care
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Maapilim Hand Sanitizer ($10)
The best sanitizer is the one you’ll actually want to use. Maapilim’s gel has the requisite 70 percent alcohol for effective de-germing and includes aloe to counter dryness, but the star of the show is the unisex fragrance. A dime-size blob leaves skin beautifully scented with sunny bergamot and heady jasmine grounded by earthy cedar. When your friends ask about your expensive cologne, whip out the tube and share—clean hands for everyone.
Sachajuan Intensive Hair Oil ($53)
Gnarly tangles and crispy ends are no match for Sachajuan’s lightweight treatment: argan oil contains fatty acids that protect hair’s delicate keratin structure, sea buckthorn oil restores elasticity to help prevent breakage, and sunflower oil reduces friction that can result in split ends. Plus it smells subtly powder clean, which mitigates the funk from a long day of getting after it.
Moon Juice Plump Jelly ($58)
Hyaluronic acid is a moisture powerhouse. This little molecule binds to 1,000 times its weight in water and absorbs beautifully into skin to provide serious hydration. Moon Juice’s formulation goes a step further with reishi mushroom extract, which quells irritation from goggles and wind and has antioxidants to combat sun damage. Apply two pumps to clean, damp skin and your parched mug will be as good as new in no time.
Herbivore Lapis Blue Tansy Face Oil ($72)
Cold, sun, and wind wreak havoc on sensitive skin. Outside of prescription options, the best remedy we’ve found is blue tansy: this vivid flower from the same family as chamomile is rich in azulene, a soothing extract with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, for intense soothing relief. Herbivore’s Lapis oil blends it with kukui nut and jojoba oils, which won’t leave you greasy and are packed with fatty acids that help maintain healthy cells.
Tatcha the Kissu Lip Mask ($28)
Peeling lips got you down? Slather on Tatcha’s lip mask before bed and you’ll wake up to a flake-free kisser. Instead of petroleum or thick waxes, the pale pink balm uses camellia oil and squalane to repair skin’s moisture barrier, melting onto skin like honey and smoothing into cracks for effective healing. And should you decide to wear it to après, the scentless and tasteless formula won’t interfere with your IPA.
Natureofthings Fortifying Magnesium Soak ($36)
When your legs are feeling the burn, a plain hot bath is good but an hour with these salts is better. Magnesium chloride can help overworked muscles relax, while 60 milligrams of broad-spectrum CBD is purported to promote a good night’s sleep—critical for the body’s repair processes. Antimicrobial French green clay tackles the body acne that can rear its ugly head after a long, sweaty weekend on the mountain.