skin care

It puts the lotion on

Ursa Major Fortifying Face Balm

Is treating your face well too effeminate for you? Get over yourself. Unless you’ve got the symmetry of Matt Bomer or go by first name “Tom”, last name “Hardy”, there’s no good reason to glorify skin like a catcher’s mitt. Ursa Major Fortifying Face Balm ($36) is a great option for topical care this summer....

Solar, eclipsed

Davines SU After Sun Grooming Products

You’re well-dressed and fit, you drive a nice car and even your girlfriend is easy on the eyes. But you still park your face under the hot sun, thinking that you’re invincible. If you don’t want to resemble a baseball glove twenty years from now, you should be wary of sun damage to both your...

Pure and Simple

Prospector Co. Grooming Products

Prospector Co. is an independent men’s grooming brand that channels a similar vibe to the Portland General Store. All of their hand-blended, small batch products feature purely natural ingredients and are designed for those who care just as much about what goes on their skin as what they drive, eat, wear, or watch. Distinctive combinations...

Taking the Hassle Out of Face Care, One Kit at A Time

Bread & Butter Skin Care

Created around the notion that keeping your face in mint condition should be a hassle free affair, Bread & Butter’s Skin Care kit appears to be the ideal solution for guys who already have enough to keep track of in their busy lives. One purchase from the company gets you enough face care supplies to...

What's Good for Mother Nature Is Good for You

All Terrain Natural Remedies

I often wonder if the products we apply to our skin do more harm than the conditions they’re designed to protect us from.  Ranging from sunscreens to bug sprays, muscle rubs to hand sanitizers, the unnatural compounds in these products (most of which I can’t pronounce) make me question if this is really what my...

Neocutis Bio-Restorative Skin Cream

Post-holiday stress and the piss-poor economy wreaking havoc on your skin? Look to Neocutis and look no further. I’ve been using their bio-restorative skin cream with PSP for almost two months now, and the results are dramatic, to say the least. Exclusive to Neocutis, PSPs, or Processed Skin Proteins (not from Sony), are derived from...

Biotherm Anti-Rides Line Peel

Live Outside the Lines By Guest Writer and Gear Enthusiast Edward Cheng Skin is the body’s biggest organ (though some men may beg to differ) and yet most guys completely neglect it. With the winter months upon us, limiting outdoor activities, now’s the perfect opportunity to rehab the skin on your face. Biotherm Anti-Rides Line...

GP Protocol | Rule #94 – Moisturizing Isn’t Just For Your Face

Gear Patrol Protocol Rule #94 – Moisturizing is part of a man’s daily maintenance (it is, so get use to it.) The thing is, you shouldn’t stop when you reach your neck. If you’re working out to lose weight or to pack on extra muscle your skin may not be able to keep up with...

Baxter of California Skin Care Set

Cleanse, tone & hydrate your skin on a daily basis with a trio of products designed to balance & control excess oil production, without drying facial skin. Cleanse – 10 oz. face wash Tone – 10 oz. herbal mint toner Hydrate – 4 oz. oil free moisturizer. Cost: $40 @ Shop Intuition