5 Winter Grooming Essentials

Cold weather survival for your skin.

Not Available Lead
Complex Original

Image via Complex Original

Not Available Lead

CLEAN: Kyoku Daily Facial Cleanser 

Start off with a facial cleanser that will give your skin a boost before a long day of work. Ginseng and sunflower oil team up to penetrate pores and protect your skin from frigid temps. The cleanser also helps reduce the appearance of raccoon eyes from the previous night’s debauchery.

$9, kyokuformen.com


HYDRATE: Malin+Goetz Chamomile Treatment Oil 

Originally used during Shiatsu massages for lymphatic drainage, this oil is now a daily facial moisturizer for extremely dry skin. The chamomile and vitamin E quickly absorb and retain moisture. Apply after a shower when your skin is damp to keep the elephant wrinkles in check.

$68, malinandgoetz.com


MOISTURIZE: Aesop Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream 

Thick creams usually clog pores but Aesop’s lightweight formula is the champ when it comes to aiding your dry face. The vitamin-rich primrose cream calms blisters and breakouts, so there will be no polished forehead shine in sight.

$45, aesop.com


RENEW: Lab Series Max LS Skin Recharging Water Lotion

Turn back the hands of time to your adoloescence with this water-based lotion that repairs skin damage and targets visible signs of aging. This solution also acts like a toner and moisturizer all in one, which will keep you from looking like a rough old leather jacket.

$40, labseries.com


SHAVE: Caswell-Massey Shave Soap in Wooden Bowl 

Groom your winter beard with a timeless shave bowl. Founded in Newport, RI, by Dr. William Hunter in 1752, Caswell-Massey counts George Washington and JFK among its fans. Now you can ball like a president. The all-vegetable based almond soap won’t irritate even the most sensitive skin.

$30, caswellmassey.com

this story appears in complex's december 2012 / january 2013 issue

Latest in Style