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Lumin Prime Day 2020 Sale: Save 30% off Some of the Best Men’s Grooming Products

Lumin Prime Day 2020 Sale: Save 30% off Some of the Best Men’s Grooming Products

Buy some of the best hair care, and skincare products for men at Lumin's Prime Day sale.
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8 Essential Men’s Skincare Tips for Fall 2022

8 Essential Men’s Skincare Tips for Fall 2022

Follow our essential skincare tips in fall 2022 to fight sun damage and prepare for cooler, drier temperatures to hydrate and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
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The Best Latinx-Owned Grooming Brands to Shop Now and Forever

The Best Latinx-Owned Grooming Brands to Shop Now and Forever

These beauty products bring on a refreshing level of self-care, confidence, and charisma to your weekly routine, Latinx style.
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The 10 Best Vitamin C Serums for Smoother, Better Looking Skin

The 10 Best Vitamin C Serums for Smoother, Better Looking Skin

Got age spots? Turn back time with one of these skin brightening anti-aging Vitamin C serums and your future self with thank you.
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The Absolute Best Grooming Products To Buy September 2021

The Absolute Best Grooming Products To Buy September 2021

We test countless soaps, moisturizers, colognes, and more to find the best skincare and haircare products for men. Here are our favorites this September 2021.
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Wrinkles, Eye Bags, and Age Spots: How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

Wrinkles, Eye Bags, and Age Spots: How to Repair Sun Damaged Skin

Here's a quick guide to some of the best ways to reverse sun damage.
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How to Get Rid of Those Annoying Blackheads Once and for All

How to Get Rid of Those Annoying Blackheads Once and for All

Spotting a blackhead on your skin is never a good thing. Follow this guide to removing it fast.
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Product Review: Influencers Love This DIY Skincare Mask. Is It Worth the Hype?

Product Review: Influencers Love This DIY Skincare Mask. Is It Worth the Hype?

The $85 kit is touted for its hydrating and anti-aging benefits, and has been endorsed by Instagram influencers, and is dubbed the 'Blue Apron of skincare.'
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Product Review: Here’s Why Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Is Great for Men, Too

Product Review: Here’s Why Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Is Great for Men, Too

The most anticipated beauty line (which includes a face wash, toner-serum, and moisturizer) this year, we put Rihanna's Fenty Skin to the test.
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Should You Wash Your Legs and Feet in the Shower? Dermatologists Weigh In

Should You Wash Your Legs and Feet in the Shower? Dermatologists Weigh In

Dermatologists weigh in on whether you should clean your legs in feet while showering.
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What is ‘Maskne?’: How To Prevent Breakouts and Acne From Wearing A Face Mask

What is ‘Maskne?’: How To Prevent Breakouts and Acne From Wearing A Face Mask

Acne and breakouts caused by wearing face masks can be a pain. We reached out to a dermatologist on how to to keep your breakouts at bay.
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Everything You Need to Know About CBD Skincare

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Skincare

Cannabidiol — the non-intoxicating, minimally psychoactive compound derived from cannabis plants — is now showing up in the skincare aisle.
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Grooming Journals: Joey Zauzig’s Secret to Camera-Ready Skin

Grooming Journals: Joey Zauzig’s Secret to Camera-Ready Skin

Lifestyle influencer Joey Zauzig shares his beauty tips for looking great, including his favorite sunscreens, shaving, beard products, and cosmetics for men.
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Product Review: Finally, an Easy-To-Use Skincare Line for Men of Color

Product Review: Finally, an Easy-To-Use Skincare Line for Men of Color

This Black-owned brand relies on a three-step skincare routine features a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer that are made for men of color.
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How the LGBTQ+ Community Has Transformed the Grooming Industry

How the LGBTQ+ Community Has Transformed the Grooming Industry

The LGBTQ+ community has had a longstanding influence over the beauty and grooming industries. We highlight some of our favorite queer-owned brands, and why they're making genderless products.
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Grooming Journals: Phillip Holmes’ Tips to Looking Great During Conference Calls

Grooming Journals: Phillip Holmes’ Tips to Looking Great During Conference Calls

The content creator and stylist shares his favorite grooming products for men and tips to make sure your hair and skin looks presentable at all times.
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Why We Can’t Get Enough of This Hydrating Cooling Mist

Why We Can’t Get Enough of This Hydrating Cooling Mist

Alder New York has come out swinging this summer with a newly launched product to cure your summertime skin care woes.
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Lumin Skin Care Review: An Affordable Approach to Healthier Skin

Lumin Skin Care Review: An Affordable Approach to Healthier Skin

The Lumin Skin Care process is different than most. Lumin creates a personalized regimen based on a survey designed to pinpoint your top skincare concerns.
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The Best Skincare Products According to John Mayer, Sam Smith, and Henry Golding’s Groomers

The Best Skincare Products According to John Mayer, Sam Smith, and Henry Golding’s Groomers

John Mayer, Sam Smith, and Henry Golding's celebrity groomers share their favorite hair and skincare products for men.
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Grooming Journals: Leo Chan’s No-Frills, Full-Proof Personal Care Routine

Grooming Journals: Leo Chan’s No-Frills, Full-Proof Personal Care Routine

Menswear and travel influencer Leo Chan shares his go-to personal care products, including the best shampoo, cologne, and serum for men.
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The Manual Selects: Our Favorite Grooming Products This 2021

The Manual Selects: Our Favorite Grooming Products This 2021

We round up the best skincare and haircare products, including shampoos, colognes, and cleansers, for 2021.
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Why Karamo Brown Wants Us to Take Better Care of Ourselves During Quarantine

Why Karamo Brown Wants Us to Take Better Care of Ourselves During Quarantine

The culture expert of "Queer Eye" opens up about life during quarantine, his new Luminary podcast, and his empowering grooming line.
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How to Make Your Own Exfoliating Face Mask with Ingredients From Home

How to Make Your Own Exfoliating Face Mask with Ingredients From Home

Create hydrating and exfoliating masks at home using organic, cold-pressed, unrefined ingredients from your kitchen.
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How to Look Good on Camera at Home

How to Look Good on Camera at Home

Working from home means learning how to look good on camera. We provide tips and tricks on using lighting and angles so you can look your best on Zoom.
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Confused About the Best Skincare Products? Start With These Ingredients

Confused About the Best Skincare Products? Start With These Ingredients

We spoke with grooming experts to find out what ingredients to look for in skincare products to fight sun damage, signs of aging, and more.
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Much-Needed Quarantine Grooming Tips from Kyle Bardouche, Founder of Jack Henry

Much-Needed Quarantine Grooming Tips from Kyle Bardouche, Founder of Jack Henry

For this week’s episode of The Manual Podcast, we sit down with Kyle Bardouche, founder of men's grooming brand Jack Henry.
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Is This Natural, No-Frills Grooming Line Right for You?

Is This Natural, No-Frills Grooming Line Right for You?

Plant Apothecary is a one-size-fits-all grooming brand featuring natural ingredients suitable for a variety of skin types. 
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How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer at Home

How to Make DIY Hand Sanitizer at Home

Since hand sanitizer is in short supply at drug stores and online retailers, learn how to make one at home with our guide.
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A Complete Guide to Winter Skincare for Men

A Complete Guide to Winter Skincare for Men

The Norwegians have a saying: "There's no bad weather, only bad clothes." But the cold can still wreak havoc on your skin. No matter how much fun you might have on the slopes, there's nothing fun about the windburned skin, cracked lips, and inexplicable acne breakouts that winter weather can bring.
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Mother Dirt Wants You to Put Bacteria on Your Skin

Mother Dirt Wants You to Put Bacteria on Your Skin

Mother Dirt is the latest grooming company using live bacteria to improve the health and quality of your skin.
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What to Know About Makeup for Men, From First Blush to Current Trends

What to Know About Makeup for Men, From First Blush to Current Trends

For those who identify as men, makeup can be an opportunity to break free from the confines of male stereotypes. With just a little swipe of lip balm or a pencil to the eyebrows, you can give the finger to what society says a man “ought” to be and redefine yourself as the man you truly are.
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Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra

Get Acquainted With the Military-Approved Skincare Brand Bravo Sierra

The Bravo Sierra skincare line offers heavy-duty, versatile grooming essentials that are tough enough for every man, military or not.
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Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man

Hardworking Gentlemen Offers American-Made Grooming Goods for the Everyday Man

Hardworking Gentlemen prides itself on delivering grooming products made from natural ingredients for the everyday man. The lineup includes moisturizers, hair products, soaps, natural deodorants, and a sea salt spray that leaves your hair feeling and looking like you just got out of the surf.
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The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain

The Best CBD Oil and Skincare Creams for Managing Pain

When it comes to managing pain with CBD, you might just have to put your money where your mouth is — or in my case, where my aching foot is. These are the best CBD oils and cream we've tested.
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West Skincare Is the Best New Grooming Product Line for Active Guys

West Skincare Is the Best New Grooming Product Line for Active Guys

Active pursuits for the modern man are best complemented by an active grooming routine -- like that of West Skincare's recently launched collection.
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The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men

The Best Anti-Aging Creams and Skincare Products for Men

If you're not exactly thrilled by the prospect of a "Marlboro Man" look, now's the time to find an anti-aging cream or skincare product and make it a part of your daily routine.
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The Best Natural Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Suggestions

The Best Natural Tattoo Aftercare Tips and Suggestions

For some natural tattoo aftercare tips, we spoke with Alfredo Ortiz of Brooklyn Grooming. We've also rounded up some of our favorite products on the market.
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For Men Interested in Better Grooming, Beau Brummel Brand is Where to Start

For Men Interested in Better Grooming, Beau Brummel Brand is Where to Start

The Beau Brummel for Men line is sulfate-free and guaranteed to deliver results right away — we should know, because we tried the products ourselves.
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The Best Natural Sunscreen Options for the Environment and Your Skin

The Best Natural Sunscreen Options for the Environment and Your Skin

Recent studies by the FDA have shown that traditional sunscreens not only harm coral reefs and other sensitive natural environments, but they also might be seeping into your bloodstream and disrupting your endocrine system. So skip the drug store sunscreen and opt for these natural sunscreens instead.
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Bulldog Skincare for Men Wants to Takes Care of Your Face and the Planet

Bulldog Skincare for Men Wants to Takes Care of Your Face and the Planet

Leave the parabens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances to the other guys. Take care of your sensitive face with these gentle products from Bulldog Skincare. From all-natural ingredients to a new form of enviro-friendly packaging, the brand is doing its best to go green.
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Mountain Mug: Famed Mountain Climber Conrad Anker Talks His Skincare Routine

Mountain Mug: Famed Mountain Climber Conrad Anker Talks His Skincare Routine

Famous mountaineer Conrad Anker shares his five skincare rules on the mountain to protect your hands, feet, and face from sunburn, frostbite, and painful cracks. Plus, the only soap he trusts...
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Zitsticka Will Zap Your Zits Away with Self-Dissolving Micro Needles

Zitsticka Will Zap Your Zits Away with Self-Dissolving Micro Needles

Got  acne that just won’t quit no matter how many ointments or creams you try? Then you may want to consider taking a look at Zitsticka, a new company that uses needle-laden stickers to zap painful zits for good.
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Class Up Your Dopp Kit with the New William Roam Steam Travel Set

Class Up Your Dopp Kit with the New William Roam Steam Travel Set

With this travel kit from William Roam you won't have to waste any time in the travel toiletries section of your local pharmacy. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, mending kit, and more — the Steam Travel kit has all your travel grooming needs covered.
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You Can Look as Spritely as Ryan Seacrest with His Skincare Line, Polished

You Can Look as Spritely as Ryan Seacrest with His Skincare Line, Polished

Have you ever turned to American Idol or Live with Kelly and Ryan wondering how in the world Ryan Seacrest looks the same as he did 20 years ago? This skincare regimen is the answer.
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8 Ways to Calm Stress-Related Skin Irritation, According to an Expert

8 Ways to Calm Stress-Related Skin Irritation, According to an Expert

We spoke to Sarah Kugelman of Skyn Iceland about her skin calming process when it comes to stress-related skin irritation. Read more for her top recommendations for soothing skin irritation, from soothing balms to detoxifying soaps.
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Kobe Tested and Approved: Art of Sport Provides Athletic Skin Care

Kobe Tested and Approved: Art of Sport Provides Athletic Skin Care

With basketball great Kobe Bryant as a partner, Art of Sport founder Matthias Metternich uses athletes to hone formulas and test grooming products before launching them in the market.
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The LogicInk Temporary Tattoo Let’s You Know When You’ve Had Too Much Sun

The LogicInk Temporary Tattoo Let’s You Know When You’ve Had Too Much Sun

Logicink is a temporary tattoo that is waterproof and safe for kids and adults. Once applied to the skin, Logicink tells you how much UV exposure you've had and when to retreat to the shade.
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Activated Charcoal: It Does Your Body, Teeth, and Closet Good

Activated Charcoal: It Does Your Body, Teeth, and Closet Good

Charcoal kicks ass at dislodging grime and other nastiness, which is why it has become the ingredient du jour in everything from toothbrushes to shampoo to clothing. Learn more about this safe and simple everyday purifier.
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It’s National Men’s Grooming Day: Celebrate With Some of Our Favorite Grooming Goods and Gear

It’s National Men’s Grooming Day: Celebrate With Some of Our Favorite Grooming Goods and Gear

While it might be a made-up holiday, National Men's Grooming Day does draw attention to an often maligned or entirely ignored subject: men's grooming. In honor of the holiday, The Manual spotlights a few good grooming brands and gear all guys should know.

Cool Off from Head to Toe with these 7 Cooling Grooming Products

Cool Off from Head to Toe with these 7 Cooling Grooming Products

For maximum refreshment, we’ve assembled seven products that will start your day (or evening) with a cooling tingle to last until you can get your hands wrapped around that frosty glass of iced mint tea (or a tangy mojito, depending).