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Upgrade your look: The best men’s grooming products for fall 2022

Grooming products for men: 7 items you should get this fall

DOGPOUND x OffCourt
OffCourt x DOGPOUND Performance Spray
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RENSE Gel Balm Honey-Infused Cleanser
Valoie Honey Gel-Balm Cleanser
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Hardworking Gentleman Face + Beard Oil
Hardworking Gentlemen Face + Beard Oil
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BlackWolf Nation Exfoliating Bamboo Face Scrub
BlackWolf Nation Exfoliating Bamboo Face Scrub
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OffCourt Exfoliating Body Soap
OffCourt Exfoliating Body Soap
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Patricks FM 2.5 Super Matte Finish
Patricks FM 2.5 Super Matte Finish
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BlackWolf Nation Shampoo & Conditioner
BlackWolf Nation Shampoo & Conditioner
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With Labor Day behind us, fall is unofficially here. It marks the return of football, bonfires in the evening, and hoodies being worn. Your wardrobe is getting ready to make a shift to your fall fashion staples, and so too should your grooming routine and your men’s grooming products.

As we slowly begin the shifting of seasons, it is always a good idea to switch up your current grooming rotation. The light, crisp, and refreshing products you use during the summer just don't quite live up to the same standards on cooler fall days. With so many brands cranking out their fall line-ups, it’s hard to keep up. Luckily, we rounded up some of the best men’s hygiene products you can add to your fall grooming refresh.

Offcourt x Dogpound body spray.
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OffCourt x DOGPOUND Performance Spray

While all of their scents are amazing, this particular collaboration is the perfect choice for cooler days. This scent features both citrus and suede, offering the perfect combination as we transition from summer to fall. It hints with the base of leather while finishing off with a sweet undertone. Offcourt’s sprays are all aluminum free and use odor-fighting prebiotics that somehow works with your sweat, not against it. No matter how hard you work, Offcourt’s performance sprays work harder. Like we’ve said before: they’re designer scents, minus the price tag.

DOGPOUND x OffCourt
OffCourt x DOGPOUND Performance Spray
Valoie-Honey-Gel-Balm-Cleanser.
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Valoie Honey Gel-Balm Cleanser

The best time to harvest honey starts at the end of July and runs throughout the month of August. Honey is a superfood packed full of amazing benefits like being an antioxidant and helping fight infections. So, why not put it into a grooming product? Enter Valoie’s honey gel-balm cleanser. It's the perfect unisex cleanser that’s tough enough to cleanse a man’s beard, yet gentle enough to remove makeup and dissolve sunscreen. With this perfect combo of a gel and a balm, this product can help soothe and fight against ingrown hairs while soothing and limiting skin irritation.

RENSE Gel Balm Honey-Infused Cleanser
Valoie Honey Gel-Balm Cleanser
Hardworking Gentlemen face and beard oil.
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Hardworking Gentlemen Face + Beard Oil

Speaking of facial hair, fall usually means an uptick in men growing out their stubble and beards, and rightfully so. As the temperatures begin to drop, having facial growth can help combat the elements. Hardworking Gentlemen’s face and beard oil is the perfect product to add to help maintain properly hydrated facial hair. The pinewood scent is right on brand as we head into fall, too. One of the cool things about their oil is that it comes with a “dropper” built into the cap, allowing for the perfect application of a few drops into your hands, unlike the whole bottle of other brands.

Hardworking Gentleman Face + Beard Oil
Hardworking Gentlemen Face + Beard Oil
Blackwolf Nation Exfoliaing Face Scrub.
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BlackWolf Nation Exfoliating Bamboo Face Scrub

While we have been on the topic of facial care, one key product to stay up on for your fall grooming refresh is your facial exfoliator. As the days get colder the air gets drier. Having a good quality facial exfoliator can help slough off dead skin cells revealing youthful skin below. This can be very beneficial in cooler weather. BlackWolf Nation has the perfect choice for your routine. With its walnut and bamboo extract, it can help remove dry skin helping to repair your skin's moisture barrier.

BlackWolf Nation Exfoliating Bamboo Face Scrub
BlackWolf Nation Exfoliating Bamboo Face Scrub
Offcourt exfoliating body soap.
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OffCourt Exfoliating Body Soap

Offcourt has been on a roll with their products lately and we are loving them for it. With their newly released exfoliating body soap, they deliver the ultimate bar soap for your shower. Your face shouldn’t be the only part of your body that you exfoliate, especially if you work hard and play even harder. The Offcourt bar helps to remove dead skin cells, cleanse, and hydrate your whole body, while their signature coconut water and sandalwood scent add the perfect finishing touch. This bar features a medium-grit consistency, enough to exfoliate, yet gentle enough to not overly dry-out or damage skin.

OffCourt Exfoliating Body Soap
OffCourt Exfoliating Body Soap
Patricks 2.5 Super Matte Hold.
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Patricks FM 2.5 Super Matte Finish

When it comes to styling your hair, at the end of the day there is only one premium option to choose from. That option is Patricks. As an ode to the one and only Mr. Tom Ford, Patricks FM 2.5 is a medium-high hold styling wax that offers a matte finish. This gives you the ability to style your hair with a great hold, without the look of grease or crust. They also give it the perfect designer scent with the combination of leather accord and sandalwood. Very Tom Ford-esque.

Patricks FM 2.5 Super Matte Finish
Patricks FM 2.5 Super Matte Finish
Blackwolf Nation shampoo and conditioner.
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BlackWolf Nation Shampoo & Conditioner

A good hair styling product is only effective if the hair itself is cleansed and hydrated. The perfect way to do so is with the newly released shampoo and conditioner combination from BlackWolf Nation. Infused with charcoal to help cleanse the scalp from impurities and oil build-up, the shampoo helps clear up the grime without over stripping your hair of its natural oils. Then the conditioner helps to smooth and detangle hair, locking in the moisture, leaving it with a silky-smooth finished feeling. This is the perfect one-two punch for your fall refresh.

BlackWolf Nation Shampoo & Conditioner
BlackWolf Nation Shampoo & Conditioner

The transition of seasons from summer to fall offers the perfect time to update certain aspects of your life. These are some of the newest, best men's grooming products of 2022 that will elevate your routine to the next level.

Jeff Turbett
Former Digital Trends Contributor

Jeff Turbett is a health and wellness coach with over three years of experience transforming clients lives and physical health. He now resides outside of Miami, Fl, and before that, spent his life in Wisconsin - he knows the overwhelming benefits the outdoors can have on overall wellness.  Having been an athlete his whole life, he understands the importance of cross-training and the numerous benefits it can correlate to overall well-being. Jeff is also a contributor to other fitness publications.

 

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Mineral vs chemical sunscreen: Which one should you actually use?
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Even on cloudy days or days spent indoors, wearing sunscreen every day is a non-negotiable part of a healthy skincare routine. Not only can excess sunlight cause premature aging of the skin, but it's also critical to wear sunscreen to protect against various types of skin cancer. When choosing sunscreen, you'll find two main types -- chemical and mineral sunscreen. The mineral vs chemical sunscreen debate has been an ongoing one, as both forms of sunscreens have their pros and cons. Below, we'll dive into the pros and cons of each type of sunscreen to help you choose the best option.

Pros and cons of chemical sunscreen
Chemical sunscreens, often made of chemicals such as oxybenzone, avobenzone, octinoxate, or other similar chemicals, are absorbed into the skin when applied. This type of sunscreen is generally easy to apply to the face and body and absorbs UV rays that touch the skin.
Pro: hydrating for the skin
Due to the thin and blendable nature of chemical sunscreens, they are generally hydrating for the skin and can be added to cosmetics such as moisturizers, skin tints, or foundation products.
Pro: sweat and water resistant
Many cosmetics that market "SPF included" contain chemical sunscreens. People also like chemical sunscreens because they are quite sweat and water-resistant.
Pro: no white residue
Chemical sunscreens also blend well into the skin and do not leave any white residue. If you think back to the sunscreen you used as a kid, chances are it was a chemical sunscreen. Mineral sunscreens have become more popular in recent years as consumers are paying more attention to the ingredients in their skincare and health products.
Con: not the best for sensitive skin
Although chemical sunscreens are easy to use, they are not always a great choice for those with skin conditions or sensitive skin. The chemicals found in this type of sunscreen can cause allergic reactions or worsen conditions such as melasma.
Con: chemical ingredients and environmental impact
In addition, some of the chemicals used in these products may be linked to cancer, as trace amounts get absorbed into the bloodstream. Another con to consider is the environmental impact of chemical sunscreen, which may damage reefs and other marine environments.

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Why everyone is saying bakuchiol is the new (natural) alternative to retinol for your skin
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Expected to reach USD 1.79 billion by 2030, the global retinol market has been on the rise recently -- offering an easy and accessible way to achieve brighter, more youthful skin at home. Retinol works by helping to increase your skin's proliferation (creating new skin cells) and helps increase your skin's collagen production to help target acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and other common skin concerns.

Although many people find they have great success with retinol, it's not for everyone. Not only can retinol be harsh on certain skin types, but it's not always the best choice for those who prefer a more natural skincare routine or one that is plant-based. That's why many people opt for Bakuchiol, a natural retinol alternative. Below, we'll break down the hype about Bakuchiol and its potential benefits for your skin.
What is bakuchiol?
Bakuchiol comes from a plant grown in India known as Psoralea corylifolia. Also known as the "babchi" plant, this botanical extract has been used in ancient Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic practices for centuries. Recently, Bakuchiol has gained popularity in the skincare world, offering properties similar to those of the well-known retinol. Bakuchol extract is offered in many forms to add to your skincare routine, such as in serums or moisturizers. Sometimes, Bakuchiol is also combined with other botanicals, such as jojoba or rose hip, to help improve effectiveness.
What are the benefits of bakuchiol?

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My 5 favorite (discounted) Tom Ford colognes in April 2024
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When you buy a Tom Ford cologne, you get one of the best men’s colognes around. However, understandably, such fragrances come at a premium. If you’re keen to save money while also scoring some great new fragrances this month, we’ve got all the best cologne deals on all things Tom Ford. Once you’ve chosen the right cologne for you, dive into our highlights below to see the best Tom Ford cologne deals that are available this month.
Tom Ford Grey Vetiver -- $122, was $235

Launched in 2009, Tom Ford Grey Vetiver aims to encapsulate the modern man’s spirit with timeless elegance. It has top notes of grapefruit which blends with the aromatic freshness of sage. There are also notes of orange flower, orris, and a hint of spicy nutmeg and pimento. Base notes of amber woods and oak moss add earthy depth which last throughout the day in a manly yet sophisticated way. For a more traditional and classic scent, you can’t go wrong with Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.

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