Self-care can take many forms. Eating well is a type of self-care, as is getting enough sleep and indulging in downtime. But at Kiehl’s, the kind of self-care we’re most interested in is personal care—specifically, caring for your skin and hair. When you look good, you feel good—and that goes for both men and women. That’s why we have a range of products for healthy skin and hair from head to toe, including several collections made specifically for men.
Here, we’ll introduce you to nine Kiehl’s essentials that we recommend for all men, from skincare staples like moisturizers to shave creams and haircare products for that perfect slicked-back look. We’ll also give you some tips on incorporating these essentials into your daily grooming routine. Keep reading to discover Kiehl’s best men’s grooming products to snag right now.
“Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap
No matter your lifestyle or self-care habits, your grooming routine begins in the shower. Start it off on the right foot with "Ultimate Man Body Scrub Soap". Our exfoliating bar soap for men contains oat kernel meal and volcanic pumice, alongside hydrating glycerin. The gentle formula helps remove dirt and oil while exfoliating the skin. It also helps alleviate roughness on tougher areas, like the elbows, knees, and heels. Note that it’s only formulated for the body—if you’re looking for a men’s facial exfoliator, check out our article This Is Why Men Need to Exfoliate.
Shampoo and Conditioner:
Grooming Solutions Nourishing Shampoo + Conditioner
No shower routine is complete without an effective shampoo and conditioner. While we have several options for a range of different hair types, guys who prefer a streamlined routine can reach for Grooming Solutions Nourishing Shampoo + Conditioner. This two-in-one cleanser gently removes buildup while nourishing your strands to reveal softer, fuller-looking hair. It’s suitable for both scalp and facial hair and can be used daily or as needed for healthy-looking hair.
Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion
Applying lotion immediately after showering helps trap moisture in and keeps the skin feeling hydrated and soft. While any body lotion will do—most are unisex—we recommend Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion. The fan-favorite formula (a Kiehl’s favorite since the 1960s) is made with aloe vera and oatmeal and comes available in a range of fresh fragrances. The lightweight body lotion absorbs quickly with a silky texture that leaves skin feeling soft and smooth.
Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle
Whether you prefer a clean shave or like to keep a bit of scruff, your arsenal should include a few key shaving products. Prep your skin and hair for a close, comfortable shave with a mild shaving cream, like Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle. This Kiehl’s classic, which contains energizing menthol and camphor, smoothes on easily and helps prepare skin for a clean shave. The easy-to-use brushless formula is suitable for all skin types and can be applied directly to dry skin. We recommend first washing your face with a gentle cleanser (see our top picks for men here) and then applying a generous amount of this brushless cream to areas you plan to shave. For tips on shaving safely, check out our article How To Shave Your Face In 6 Steps.
Ultimate Razor Burn & Bump Relief
After you complete your shaving routine, smooth on an aftershave treatment, like Ultimate Razor Burn & Bump Relief. This men’s must-have calms and soothes just-shaved skin for a sting-free finish every time you shave. The moisturizing formula with aloe vera and lipo-hydroxy acid helps exfoliate the skin to reduce the appearance of razor bumps and burn. The refreshing aftershave formula is suitable for all skin types and can be used daily after shaving to reveal more nourished, resilient skin over time.
Ultra Facial Cream
Regardless of your skin type or specific skin concerns, moisturizing every day is essential. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, we recommend reaching for our #1 best-selling moisturizer, Ultra Facial Cream. The cult-classic formula with olive-derived squalane sinks into the skin quickly, providing instant hydration that lasts for up to 24 hours. When used consistently, it’s clinically-demonstrated to leave skin softer and smoother.* Apply a thin layer to clean skin in the morning and evening as part of your regular men’s skincare routine (don’t forget to add SPF for daytime wear).
*Results based on a four-week clinical test.
Hair Styling Cream:
Creme with Silk Groom
Once you’ve completed your shave routine and your hair isn’t sopping wet, apply a styling product to help keep your hair well-groomed (no matter how you style it). We recommend Creme with Silk Groom, which contains jojoba oil and hydrolyzed wheat protein. The non-greasy formula smoothes and conditions hair while adding lustrous shine. It also helps improve manageability and protects your strands for an optimal styling experience.
Stylist Series Creative Cream Wax
If your preferred hairstyle requires strong-hold products, try Stylist Series Creative Cream Wax. This unique styling putty for medium to coarse hair provides long-lasting hold for spiked, shaped, and slicked-back styles. The non-greasy wax formula helps give your style definition without flaking or buildup and can be applied to damp or dry hair for maximum hold.
Grooming Solutions Nourishing Beard Oil
Last but not least on your list of men’s must-haves is a nourishing beard oil. We recommend Grooming Solutions Nourishing Beard Oil, which contains cold-pressed Amazonian pracaxi oil along with a blend of aromatic essential oils. The lightweight hydrating formula helps tame and smooth coarse facial hair to give your beard a silkier finish. The fast-absorbing formula also helps moisturize the skin beneath your beard for a refined, nourished feel. We recommend massaging a few drops of this aromatic oil into your beard and skin as the final step in your head-to-toe men’s grooming routine.