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The Absolute Best Grooming Products To Buy September 2020

Great grooming takes work. That’s why The Manual team tests and vets countless soaps, moisturizers, colognes, and more to find the best personal care products for men, so you don’t have to. Every month, our writers highlight some of their favorites. Read on to learn more.

Baxter of California Deep Clean Shampoo

Baxter of California Deep Clean Shampoo

“A new sulfate-free shampoo that does what it says, and leaves my scalp and hair feeling squeaky clean for days.” — Christian Gollayan

Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face Sunscreen

Everyday Humans Resting Beach Face Sunscreen

“We all know you’re supposed to wear sunscreen every day, regardless of the weather. This is the first sunscreen I’ve found that actually makes that feasible. The lightweight liquid spreads easily, absorbs instantly, and the hyaluronic acid means it actually nourishes my skin.” — Chelsea Batten

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops

“Cold weather is on the horizon whether we like it or not. Personally I love it! Especially with these glow drops, they bring life back to dull skin with a natural radiant glow that will definitely get you a few compliments” — Ty Gaskins

Beau Brummell Face Wash

Beau Brummell Face Wash

“I’ve been using this charcoal-based face wash lately. I love how fresh and clean it makes my face feel, even with late summer’s hot, sweaty, humid weather. The fragrance is also very light and clean-smelling. I just use it in the shower, and then follow up once a week or so with the brand’s kaolin clay and charcoal face mask.” — John Jones

Eve Lom Rescue Toner

Eve Lom Rescue Toner

“This month, I focused on upgrading my skincare regimen. One of the products I’ve added to my regimen is this all-star hydrating toner. Not only is it gentle yet beneficial, it also helps counteract blemishes and uneven skin tone.” — James Love

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask

“Whenever my skin is feeling extra tired, dull, or dry, I use Summer Fridays Jet Lag mask before bed. I wake up with radiant, hydrated skin and have that post-facial glow.” — Vanessa Powell

Hello Shea Butter Fragrance Free Deodorant

Hello Shea Butter Fragrance Free Deodorant

Super affordable, lasts for hours, and has a non-obtrusive scent. Can’t complain about any of that.” — Christian Gollayan

The Nue Co. The Pill

The Nue Co. The Pill

“They call it a ‘topical supplement.’ I call it a facial in a bottle. Just one pump hydrates, tightens, and lights up my skin for the entire day.” — Chelsea Batten

Goshi Exfoliating Towel

Goshi Exfoliating Towel

“This product launched last month and I haven’t stopped using it yet! It creates the perfect lather when mixed with your favorite body wash. It leaves my skin extremely smooth and refreshed, I typically like to do two to three times a week.” — Ty Gaskins

Urban Skincare Rx Purifying 2-in-1 Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask and Scrub

Urban Skincare Rx Purifying 2-in-1 Pumpkin Pore Detox Mask and Scrub

Maskne has consistently been a problem for my skin since the start of the pandemic. This mask not only provides a deep cleanse, but it also allows leaves my skin feeling rejuvenated and helps aid against hyperpigmentation.” — James Love

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

Caudalie Beauty Elixir

“I keep a bottle of this on my desk at all times. I spritz my face before any Zoom meeting or when I need a skin pick-me-up. It instantly brightens my skin, wakes me up, and smells like the spa.” — Vanessa Powell

Moroccanoil Shower Gel

Moroccanoil Shower Gel

“I’ve gone through four of these shower gels this summer. If I could swim in it, I would.” — Christian Gollayan

Wonder Valley Hinoki Body Oil

Wonder Valley Hinoki Body Oil

“Cooler weather means hotter showers, and that means cracking out this light and luscious blend of super plant oils kissed with the scent of cedar and Japanese hinoki.” — Chelsea Batten

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Nuit Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra Nuit Moisturizer

“I first discovered this product during fashion week in Paris. I was looking for something that would revitalize and restore moisture to my skin nearly immediately after back-to-back nights out. It did the trick and has become a go-to in my vanity!” — Ty Gaskins

Veron François Hydrating Mist Nourishing Water

Veron François Hydrating Mist Nourishing Water

“My hair has been longer this summer than it has been in years. This nourishing water is a perfecting styling agent when I want to wear my hair curly or brushed down and pair it with a pomade for waves.” — James Love

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream

Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream

“Fun fact: your neck area is one of the most difficult areas to correct with plastic surgery. That’s why prevention is key. This neck cream from Kiehl’s works wonders on the appearances of fines and sagging skin.” — Christian Gollayan

Osea Vitamin Sea Serum

Osea Vitamin Sea Serum

“Enriched with antioxidants from 7 different types of seaweed, this silky facial serum is a true miracle worker.” — Chelsea Batten

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