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Gift Guide 2013: Looking Good

by Matthew Wexler
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Friday Nov 29, 2013

This article is from the April 2014 issue of EDGE Digital Magazine.

By the times the holidays kick into full gear, we're all bloodshot, bleary-eyed and in need of some serious makeover magic.

Gift yourself some high quality grooming products to get through party season with a fresh-scrubbed glow that will have you ringing in 2014 as if you hadn't aged a day all year.


Available exclusively at, this small toiletry bag made of leather and vinyl is perfect for storing essential TURO SKIN products and additional grooming products for travel. Includes:

  • TURO SKIN Multi-Active Shave: This self-foaming shave cream is applied as a cream but transforms into foam and is infused with anti-inflammatory agents that soothe irritated skin.

  • TURO SKIN Daily Moisturizing Lotion + Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15: This lightweight moisturizing lotion hydrates skin while providing UV protection without a heavy or tacky feel. Safe and effective for use after shaving, it helps to soothe irritation caused by razor burn and improve skin’s texture.

  • TURO SKIN 3-in-1 Shower Cleanser: An all-in-one cleanser that can be used for the hair, face and body, this cleanser washes away impurities from head to toe using a biodegradable, nonirritating, plant-based surfactant system.


    Hudson Made Beard & Shave Soap

    Based in the Hudson Valley, Hudson Made develops and curates American made artisan products. Their exclusive line of Beard and Shave Soaps rinse away debris while leaving behind the natural oils of your beard and skin.

    The trio collection includes Original White, Cedar Clove and Citron Neroli. Hudson Made’s Beard and Shave Soaps make for an invigorating shave and are perfect for a reviving and refreshing morning grooming ritual-whether your beard is nurtured or nullified.

    3 discs, 3.5 oz. each, $70

    Aidan Gill for Men

    Before there was an onslaught of trendy barbershops popping up around the country, there was Aidan Gill, whose New Orleans outpost has been offering soothing shaves and men’s grooming accessories for more than 20 years. It’s worth a trip to the Crescent City for a wet shave and complimentary glass of whiskey. But if you want to reimagine the experience at home, consider some of Gill’s exclusively branded brushes and soaps.

    Men’s Ivory Shaving Brush, $90
    Men’s Razor in Black, $75
    Pre-Shave Oil (2.5 fl. oz.), $25

    Go Smile: Smile Whitening Light System

    Go Smile: Smile Whitening Light System
    Long gone are the days of goopy gels and mouth trays. Simply apply serum directly to teeth, apply light to activate and in less than one hour? you’ll be flashing your pearly whites.


    Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

    You can look good and feel good. Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve makes a big impact with its red flip top and super size. One hundred percent of net profits up to $25,000 will benefit amfAR.

    amfAR has channeled more than $366 million into its mission to end the AIDS crisis since its founding in 1985 including grants to 2,000 research teams worldwide. Iconic brands like Kenneth Cole and Kiehl’s have taken notice, creating specialty items and packaging to help raise funds.

    $28.50 (7.8 fl. oz.).

    Matthew Wexler is EDGE's National Style and Travel Editor. More of his writing can be found at Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @wexlerwrites.


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