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Freshen Up: Gift Ideas for the Well-Groomed Man

by Matthew Wexler
EDGE Media Network Contributor
Monday Dec 1, 2014

After countless holiday parties, one of the best gifts you can give is a grooming product that will help the recipient freshen up after too many late nights of revelry. Here at EDGE we've scrubbed and scoured to find our top five picks of the season. And we've never looked better.

Feed Your Skin ... and America
One of our favorite brands is back, offering another holiday collection with a purpose. Kiehl's has partnered with the Norman Rockwell Estate to donate $100,000 to provide 1 million meals to families through Feeding America. "We are thrilled to be partnering with an iconic brand like Kiehl's to share Pop's work with a new generation, especially during the holiday season," said Abigail Rockwell, granddaughter of Norman Rockwell.

For the first time, Kiehl's is also introducing a Charitable Limited Edition Holiday Set of the brand's greatest hits, including Creme de Corps, Amino Acid Shampoo, Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, Ultra Facial Cream, Grapefruit Hand & Body Wash and a deluxe sample of Midnight Recovery.

Kiehl's, $45

Work It Out

For sporty friends and family who appreciate a good face wash, Dermasport offers a new skincare line that specifically addresses the facial skincare needs of athletes and those with active lifestyles. The premiere collection includes Athletic Face Wash (for oily, normal and dry skin), Athletic Clarifying Toner Mist, Age Defense Moisturizer and the Multitasking Eye Cream-each formulated to restore the skin's pH balance, cleanse, clarify and nourish.

Dermasport, $15-$25

Who You Calling Pansy?

Founded in 1921 by Dr. Rudolf Steiner, Dr. Ita Wegman and a team of scientists, Weleda has been a leader in holistic health and wellness for more than 90 years. Working with fair-trade partners, the company also is committed to its own biodynamic farming methods and uses all-natural ingredients in its product line, including Pansy Extract (shaving cream), Witch Hazel (smooth shave toner), Aloe Leaf Juice (aftershave balm) and Jojoba (moisture cream for men). $14.50-$23.

Weleda, $14.50-$23

For the Killer Coif

Give good hair this holiday season by tapping into one of Philadelphia's leading stylist's professional line of products: ARS by Andre Richard Salon. Andre Richard Salon opened his flagship salon in the self-proclaimed "gayborhood" in 2007. This biomineral hair care is clinically tested for high performance and amazing results. Products range from shampoo and conditioner to styling spray and finishing oil.

ARS, $13-$22

Fresh Face

A perfect gift for a man on the go, J. Paul's mini shave kit includes some of the most iconic products from this New Orleans-based brand. Leave scruff behind and keep skin looking fresh and clean. Scrub Preshave and Glide Shave Cream exfoliate the skin, soften your beard and lift whiskers into a position that makes it easier to achieve a closer shave. The double-duty Guard Face & Body Lotion acts as both a moisturizer and sunscreen to hydrate and reduce the signs of aging. Finish with the alcohol-free Ice Aftershave for a refreshing finish without the burn.

J. Paul Mini Shave Kit, $36

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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