Recommended Grooming Products

Recommended Grooming Products

American Crew 

The American Crew Firm Hold Styling Gel has great consistency, it applies evenly without clumping your hair together.  The good thing about this is it’s alcohol free and has natural extracts that helps hair look thicker. It also works on wet or dry hair.



Can You Handlebar

The Can You Handlebar oils are meant to provide you some good thoughts to consider during these few moments while the day is still in front of you. Your oil will look as good from the day it arrives until you’ve used the last drop!




Colonel Conk

The thick lather from this glycerin soap offers sufficient protection, however it doesn’t last as long as other shaving soaps I tested. Good quality for what it costs, I really liked that you could buy a variety pack and test the various scents




Crabtree & Evelyn

Packaged in a beautiful wooden box, this soap is reinforced with skin conditioning vitamin E and has a woody tropical fragrance.  It provided a good shave – very similar to Col Conk above.


Cremo Cream

I absolutely love this shaving cream.  Why?  Inexpensive, concentrated (so a little goes a long way), and it provides a great shave even with crappy razors (I am testing those as well!).



I found all three systems to be effective – and over a period of 14 days saw my teeth whiten by about 5 to 6 shades with NO PAIN. One of the reasons I was happy with DazzlePro is that it’s all made in the USA. When it comes to things I’m putting in my body, I like things that are made here in the USA.



This is a gel that actually provides a decent facial shave and is made to be used on other parts of the body (I use it for the back of my neck.) This product can be found at your local Walgreens or Wal-Mart.



Grim Blades

Grim Blades are the finest hand made American Straight Razor’s and have a luxurious shaving experience with the soap. Each straight razor is made with pride to last lifetimes. Hand this blade down for generations and share the timeless ritual of shaving, ecological responsibility, and of course- a priceless shave.



Grooming Lounge

The shaving oil 1oz airless pump container by the Grooming Lounge is perfect for your travel bag. The ingredients all the are simple  – there’s no propane here everything is a natural oil derivative. The oil smells great without being overpowering.



Jack Black

No, not related to the comic actor (at least as far as we know). These are Jack Black skin products, some of the best out there for men. They have serious obsession with knowing about every ingredient and what it’s doing — which is exactly the trait you want in the folks making your skin creams. Trust me, or better still, check out the website.


LePA Skincare

I met Sam Hossa at a trip for Venture Lab’s Investment Competition, where he impressed me with his ideas and his understanding of skin care for men (and with his Air Force background). Sam was kind enough to do an interview here on the site for us. His wife comes from a Slovenian family with European spa experience, and together they’ve made a unique operation right in Austin, TX.




The man who loves an extra close shave will be a fan of the Merkur Model 180 Long-handle Safety RazorThe classic double-edged safety razor is made out of heavy steel and features a chrome finish sturdy razor. The quality materials produce a ultra smooth shave and the replacement blades are about ten to fifty cents a pop at any drugstore.



Neutrogena Men

When I’m traveling or in another country, I find Neutrogena is a great brand to pick up as I feel overall they are a consistent value brand.  A bit pricier than other well known companies – I like that they cater to men with sensitive skin as it sends the signal they try to minimize the number of possible irritants.  



Pete & Pedro

My friend, Aaron Marino (Alpha M) and his friend/stylist, Stephen posta of Dyer &  Posta Salon owns Pete & Pedro. Together, they created a line of men’s hair products of high quality, paraben free and made in the USA. You can choose from a variety of products from shampoo to hair paste that will moisturize and add shine to all hair types.




The Philips Norelco state-of-the-art shaving system is excellent. No doubt about it, it’s an amazing razor. It works in getting to shave the hard to reach spots on your neck and it cuts so closely and effortlessly. It’s lighter, quieter and more responsive than any electric shaver. You can use this on wet or dry skin and clean up is so easy.



Suitable for sensitive skin that tends to irritate easily. Thanks to its special anti-irritation properties – this cream/soap leaves skin soft and smooth.





Shave Secret

I like that I can find this at stores locally.  Both Wal-Mart and Walgreens (Drugstore) carry it, and it’s relatively inexpensive there or buying directly on Amazon.  I found it had a mild scent, is made in the USA, and a bottle lasts about 3 months with regular usage.


The Straight Razor Leather and Cloth Strop is perfect for caring for your razor. There are actually a variety of strops available on the market- make sure you buy a quality strop that lasts as long as you do!




One of the best men’s manicure set comes with 7 top notch TopInox stainless steel instruments that have been handcrafted by experts in Solingen, Germany. All tools are housed in a discreet, masculine black leather case with a magnetic closure. It’s everything a man needs to tend to his nails without extra frills.