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The 10 Most Essential Men’s Grooming Products For Summer

June 19th, 2024

What to stock up on for your summer grooming kit.

Time to fill up the beach bag! Summer brings holidays, pool days, and yard work which means it’s time to start thinking about the grooming products that you’ll need to keep on hand so that your skin, hair, and eyes stay in great shape. Here are the 10 best products you can find to make sure you have some stylish (and safe) fun in the sun this year.


Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen

Taking care of your skin is important any time of year but it is even more essential during the summer months. We spend a lot more time outside and the sun if far more intense than in the winter months. A great sunscreen should accompany you to all outdoor activities. The Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 is a terrific option.

As its name implies, this sunscreen is invisible as well as odorless and doesn’t create the pesky, greasy, oily film that seems to always find its way to your sunglasses. Additionally, Supergoop! has a funny name so there’s an added hilarious benefit of asking your friend to hand you some Supergoop! out of your bag.

Recommended for all skin types, this is a staple for anyone headed outside for fun in the sun.


Clubman Osage Rub

What if I told you there was a product that is a wet-shaving icon, channels old school barber shop vibes, leaves your skin cool and refreshed, and is more affordable than your favorite espresso beverage? Would you be interested? Of course you would!

The Clubman Osage Rub is a classic staple that works to refresh your face after shaving and even your scalp or body after showering. The menthol and eucalyptus oils provide a scent that is cleanliness in liquid form. In a time where life is becoming more and more expensive, Clubman’s Osage rub remains a classic and affordable summer grooming staple.


Harry’s Post-Shave Mist

If you are looking for an alcohol-free option for a face refresh, Harry’s Post Shave Mist is a great choice. Supplanting alcohols with essential oils like aloe, basil, and seaweed, this blend works to soothe irritated skin after shaving. Our faces take an extra beating in the summer because, in addition to sun damage, we also have to deal with regular shaving. Harry’s Post Shave Mist helps moisturize and reduce post shaving irritation.

One very cool feature of this product is that it’s a mist, which allows for it to be applied easily and without getting the product on your hands. Harry’s has established themselves as a reputable and disruptive force in the men’s skin care and grooming world, and products like this keep pushing them further as a leader in that space.


Oars + Alps Face & Body Wipes

Fun activities out and about are staples of the summer calendar. Marathon tailgating sessions, yard work, and long days at the beach leave us sweaty, salty, and grimy. Need a way to feel clean and refreshed while you’re out and about? Look no further than the cooling case and body wipes by Oars + Alps!

These on-the-go wipes allow you to look and feel your best despite whatever challenges the oppressive summer heat throws your way. Fresh water and soap are not always readily available. Keep the wipes close at hand, and they can help clear your skin of dirt, sweat, and sunscreen right in the moment.


Baxter of California Herbal Mint Toner

A daily skincare regimen is a must year round, but our skin takes a real beating in the summer months. Sun and wind damage, sweat, dirt, constant application of sunscreen, abrasive insect repellent — it all takes its toll.

The Baxter of California herbal mint toner clears your pores of the impurities and environmental damages. Their botanical blend helps reduce redness and preps your skin to be more receptive to other products like moisturizers. This a great product to have as a base for your daily skin care routine. It’s never too late to get started!


skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

One of the first things we notice when we’re tired and run down is that our eyes look puffy and dark. In fact, it’s one of the first things people point to when they notice we’re tired, ‘Hey, your eyes look tired…”

skyn ICELAND’s Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels are essentially an eye spa on-the-go. Just ten minutes with these little miracles and your eyes will look refreshed. No more puffiness, dark circles, or premature wrinkling. It is said that the eyes are the window to the soul, so let’s make sure we take extra care of them this summer.


Christian Dior Eau Sauvage

Just like well made cocktails, fragrances are seasonal. Christian Dior’s Eau Sauvage is a classic go-to summertime fragrance you need in your rotation.

Heavy on citrus and floral notes, Eau Sauvage gets you fresh in a hurry when you’re on your way out the door or resets your evening after showering off the day’s fun in the sun. Eau Sauvage is an elegant and tasteful scent that works for casual as well as formal occasions. It’s a classic for a reason.


Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

Kiehl’s is a bit of a stalwart in the skin care world so when you’re looking for a reliable and gentle daily face wash, the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial cleanser is absolutely worth consideration.

The Ultra Facial Cleanser’s claim to fame is that it clears your skin of unwanted dirt, debris, and oils while not leaving skin undernourished, which is perfect for the stress that summer weather puts on our faces. Kiehl’s is widely available, affordable, and suitable for all skin types, making it an essential addition to your daily grooming routine.


Vacation After Sun Gel

While it is certainly important to prepare your skin before you bask in those summer rays, it is equally as important to tend to your skin after your sun session is completed. Vacation’s After Sun Gel is an alcohol-free, aloe and cucumber-heavy formula that will begin to rehydrate your skin immediately.

No matter how much we try, getting a little too much sun is inevitable. The After Sun Gel gets your skin on the road to recovery without leaving sticky, oily residue, providing immediate cooling relief while also helping maintain healthier skin over a long period of time. Small enough to pack in a messenger or beach bag, you can begin healing your skin immediately while you’re on the go.


SachaJuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo

During the summer, much of the focus is on skin care but we also need to remember that our hair sees its share of damage. Sun, sweat, salt, and chlorine all work to put our hair through its paces so it is important to make sure that we are treating our hair well. The SachaJuan Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo helps nourish hair using a cruelty and paraben-free formula.

Washing out the chemicals and salt in our hair will leave it feeling healthier, looking shinier, and overall just cleaner. Washing your hair regularly in the summer can keep it from getting damaged by the elements and the Ocean Mist Volume Shampoo is a great, natural, and environmentally responsible product to keep your hair looking and feeling its best all summer long.

The Bottom Line

Keeping grooming products on hand is the best way to ensure that you remember to use them! Don’t wait to pick them up another time. Find what works for you and your grooming needs and make sure they are available in the moment when you need them. Taking care of your skin and hair is incredibly important when venturing out into the sun.

Be safe and have a great summer!

Stylishly Yours,

Logan Morford

Logan Morford is a Communications Director in Lexington, Kentucky. His interest in menswear really took off in his late 20s as his career necessitated a more polished look for meetings and travel. His work, combined with a healthy love of James Bond and the idea of the gentleman spy, serves as the inspiration. He lives with his beautiful wife who instilled the idea of fashion being able to evoke emotion when she gifted him with a vintage engraved OMEGA. They both love getting dressed up for date nights to remind them of when they were first dating, and hope to instill this love of classic fashion and civility into their young daughter.

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Editing & Photography by Brian Sacawa


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