We recently discovered Alpine Provisions because they joined the Plastic-Free Revolution with 100% recyclable aluminum and the company has raised the bar on fair-trade ingredients. The products consist of organic aromatherapy blends like Cedar, Vetiver and Lavender in an array of products. Try the body wash, shampoo and deodorant this month. They also get extra points because a portion of all sales benefit Colorado Outward Bound School that provides young adults with three-week-long outdoor leadership programs in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, Utah, Alaska, and Wyoming. Their packaging is hefty and masculine gaining high-altitude points.
We call Goodwipes a shower in a box. The difference with these scented wipes will fit in a pocket, wallet, glove compartment or backpack. Just what men need after a strenuous workout, attending outdoor festivities, traveling in a plane, train or car. They are 100 biodegradable and plant-based. This is the perfect gift for the guy on the go — Goodwipes are a must-have for men who care about personal hygiene — all men should — especially men with a full schedule between home and work.
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the morning? When you need a little help to get that glaze off your face, we recommend Biotrue Hydration Boost Eye Drops. With all the work and squinting on cell phones, driving and constant computer assignments, your eyes pay the brunt of the strain and this product provides instant moisture and relief for the common day syndrome. Keep a bottle in your office desk.
Many years ago, a very popular grooming and cosmetic company released a hand moisturizer aimed at the male population. It was called ‘grass’. This product not only reached its target market with great appeal but also became the leading product in their entire line. Why? The scent was based on a freshly mowed lawn and conjured up images of a beautifully manicured garden, playing in a back yard, teeing off and hitting the greens. Hand in Hand is the first company that we can recall to bring something remotely back on the market with their Sweetgrass Body Wash. Made in the U.S.A gives them extra points and kudos.
Hank Skincare gets a shout out this season. The brand is changing the narrative that skincare is primarily for women. Well, men have skin too, right? This month we are highlighting their BHANG — a face treatment that assists the skin with vital nutrients found in plant compounds, including CBD. This product was tried and tested with noticeable instant results.
You might also want to pick up the Hank Shield — their hair and beard balm. We applied a dime-size amount to my palm and were able to groom my hair and goatee for a formal event. When my small gathering was safely able to remove our PPE masks, several attendees commented on the style and shine of my hair and beard. Good feedback is always flattering.
Who would think that lip balm could be reinvented in the most awesome way? Not me. That is until we discovered Curology. This company literally has blown the lid off the lip balm industry. This product has no cap. It’s true and smart — Curology lip balm does not have a cap and that is just part of the beauty in its genius. Everyone in our testing group admitted to losing the cap on other brands either in their pocket, shaving kit or backpack. Several mentioned that it was retrieved from their jeans with pocket lint.
This packaging and product will help gents keep their lips hydrated, free from chapping and kissable. Curology offers a subscription service that is perfect for the skier, swimmer, outdoor enthusiast, etc. on your gift list. Their mint flavor gives them very cool extra points.
Women are not the only humans with skin. We are being sarcastic here, but sometimes you would think that females are the only ones on the planet who need skincare. Men need to scour, moisturize and take care of their epidermis. It’s not about vanity or looking youthful for men so much as being healthy and looking their best regardless of age. The RéVive Gift Box has everything men need in one complete set.
The gift box includes soothing day cream, sensitive eye cream, repairing night cream and a contouring massage roller. Combined, the Révive regimen gives the skin a healthy glow.
With notes of Jasmine, Incense, Cardamom, Brazilian Rosewood, Vetiver, Tobacco Leaf, Cedarwood, this season we selected Les Deux No. 1 for its clean, fresh and masculine scent. We also like the company’s vegan and cruelty-free policy. There are no added sulfates, phthalates or parabens and their product are hand mixed in small batches.
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