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The holiday season can take its toll on the body, there’s no doubt about that. Indulgent foods, lack of sleep, and not to mention that little thing called alcohol — the endless temptation this time of year leaves many of us feeling and looking far from our best.

The flip-side is that there’s an overwhelming abundance of grooming products out there to step in and lend a hand. We’ve narrowed down some of best options available right now, from skincare and shaving to products for the bath.

Take a look at our curated selection of grooming cupboard upgrades below.

Skincare

Aesop

The Chronicler

Aesop

$130
Buy at Aesop Store

When you ask most guys with a flawless skin what their routine is they just say “Aesop.”

Arriving in a reusable amenity case, the Australian brand’s “The Chronicler” set includes a skin-polishing exfoliant, a clarifying masque, and a bottle of the previously recommended Fabulous Facial oil. Adding Aesop into your routine means using the product very sparingly as a little goes a long way meaning you can expect the small bottles to last.

The Ordinary

Buffet + Copper Peptides 1%

The Ordinary

from $29
Where to shop

The Ordinary is a brand housed under Canadian beauty company DECIEM. This “Buffet” serum contains hyaluronic acid and Matrixyl 3000 (must-have ingredients to fight signs of ageing), and a 1 percent concentration of pure copper peptides to help restore textural damage, correct blemishes, and even out skin tone.

Haeckels

Mixology Skin Oil Set

Haeckels

$49

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at Mr. Porter

FREE SHIPPING

Haeckels is a skincare brand based in Kent, on the southeast coast of England. The company makes use of its cliff-facing laboratory to harvest and distil seaweed, ocean mud and marine minerals into its products, which are free of synthetic ingredients. This set contains four travel-sized oils made from kelp, borage seed, sea buckthorn, and raspberry seed.

Shaving

Tom Ford

Conditioning Beard Oil

Tom Ford

$57

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Buy at Nordstrom

FREE SHIPPING & RETURN

Tom Ford is a trusted name in the skin and beauty world on account of the man himself looking about 20 years younger than he actually is. Ford also happens to sport a permanently tidy five-o’clock shadow, making the brand’s conditioning beard oil a good choice for those wanting to soften their beard with a blend of almond, jojoba and grapeseed oils.

Also, it’s lightly scented with one of the brand’s signature “Private Blend” fragrances so you can expect a hit of tobacco and vanilla.

Murdock

Fundamentals Shaving Kit

Murdock London

$69

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $200

Buy at END.

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $200

For those who prefer a clean-shaven look, there’s the Fundamentals kit from London-based brand (and barbers) Murdock. This set contains a shaving cream with mallow extract, alongside a lightweight anti-inflammatory post-shave balm.

Haircare

Sisley

Hair Rituel Smoothing Discovery Kit

Sisley

$67
Buy at Selfridges & Co.

Long gone are the day of the 3-in-1 body wash for hair, face, and whatever else. This set from Paris-based luxury cosmetic behemoth Sisley contains four products: revitalising smoothing shampoo, a restructuring conditioner, a regenerating hair mask, and smoothing hair oil – to restore your locks back to their best pre-winter condition.

Oribe

Haircare Kit

Oribe

$47

FREE SHIPPING

Buy at Mr. Porter

FREE SHIPPING

Founded by celebrity hairstylist Oribe Canales, this is a brand for people who take hair-care seriously. This triage of colorless products includes shampoo, conditioner and hair creme for styling.

Bath & Body

Augustinus Bader

The Body Cream

Augustinus Bader

from $165
Where to shop

Designed to be applied every morning and every evening this body cream from Augustinus Bader contains the brand’s patented regenerating TFC8®, Shea Butter and Brazilian Candeia oil.

Byredo x Daniel Arsham

Suede Hand Lotion

Byredo x Daniel Arsham

$60
Buy at Selfridges & Co.

American visual artist and serial collaborator Daniel Arsham – who’s worked with Hedi Slimane, and most recently Dior recently worked with Selfridges to add his multidisciplinary practice to the London retailer’s accessories pop-up store The Corner Shop. This Byredo hand wash has notes of bergamot, amber and velvet plum, and arrives in a bottle illustrated by Arsham.

Le Labo

Bergamote 22 Shower Gel

LE LABO

from $48
Where to shop

The label on Le Labo’s Bergamote 22 scent reads “Do not swallow as it obviously doesn’t taste as good as it smells,” which is undeniably good advice, but also indicates the tempting aroma found within – a mix of of sweet amber and bitter grapefruit.

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  • Curated by: Yulia Pankova
Words by Max Grobe
Associate Fashion Editor