Seemingly every man in America has grown out some facial hair during our year of quarantine—you just need something to break the ice on Zoom, you know? If you’re letting your scuff come in (or you’re sick of it and want to go back to being baby-faced), these are the best beard products to keep everything soft and lined up.
The Best Beard Oil: Acqua di Parma Barbiere Beard Serum
Unlike a standard beard oil, which are enjoying a lot of popularity (but can be a little greasy), this formula blends almond oil with hyaluronic acid, so it has a gel-cream texture that fights frizz without looking too shiny—it goes on thick but then just disappears. You wouldn’t know it was there, if not for the fact that your face is now soft and great-smelling.
Ingrown Smoother: Renée Rouleau Anti Bump Solution
Lactic acid gets under the skin and to the root of deep acne and ingrown hairs. One of the most-asked questions on GQ.com is “How do I treat razor bumps?” The answer is short: Buy this.
For Rough Stubble and Beyond: King C. Gillette Soft Beard Balm
King C. Gillette, an exciting new spin-off of the Gillette brand, delivered some impressive-looking products at a very pleasing price this year. The hero, though, was this balm—a lightweight, non-greasy styler for your beard that will help you stay fresh in between barbershop visits.
The Best Razor: Oui the People The Single Sensitive Skin Razor
It takes a true, steady hand to make a safety razor work well (without injuries). But if you’ve got what it takes, the rose gold on this bad boy is totally irresistible, and looks amazing. Most safety razors have a sort of “ye olde barbershop” feel, but this one is like a little piece of futuristic art for your sink.