7 Gym Bag Grooming Essentials

By prkhdsn / January 12, 2012

A small gym bag full of products gets me from the gym to the office without anyone knowing that I was a sweaty mess at 7 a.m., and stepping into a hot shower with products that refresh and replenish my body is one of the best rewards after a tough work out.

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
giovannicosmetics.net 8.5 ounces; $7.95
This shampoo keeps me feeling invigorated even when I’m in recovery mode. Refreshing certified organic tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus and rosemary oils leave my head feeling tingly clean. Chamomile, clary, lavender and thyme oils combine with nourishing vitamin E for added moisture and silkiness. This shampoo makes conditioner optional.





Jason Brightening Apricot Scrubble
jason-natural.com 4 ounces; $7.49
Soothing apricot oil and triplerefined walnut powder soften yet wake up skin. This gentle, dual-purpose cleanser and scrub sloughs off dead skin cells and preps my facial skin for my weekly shave.





SheaMoisture African Black Soap
walgreens.com 13 ounces; $9.99
This African black soap, made from palm ash, tamarind extract and plantain peels, has been used to treat problem skin in Africa for centuries. Moisture-rich oats, aloe vera, shea butter and vitamin E combine with exfoliating Dead Sea salt and jojoba beads to deliver mega moisture.





Burt’s Bees Deodorant
burtsbees.com 2.6 ounces; $7
I refuse to roll on aluminum and hormone-disrupting neurotoxins. I harness the power of essential oils, beeswax and cornstarch–—the kitchen essential my mother uses to
thicken soup.





Every Man Jack Fragrance-Free Shave Cream
everymanjack.com 6.7 ounces; $6
With this no-nonsense, highly conditioning, hypoallergenic cream, I never worry about drying, chafing or razor burn. Squalene, derived from wheat germ, moisturizes, while olive and sunflower seed oil hydrate.





EvolutionMan Moisture Protect SPF 20
evolution-man.com 2.75 ounces; $20
My go-to face moisturizer, Evolution Man Moisture Protect SPF 20, delivers oil-free hydration and skin-calming antioxidants from green tea leaf extract, allantoin and vitamins A and C to keep my face touchable and irritation-free. Bonus: SPF 20 from natural sun barrier titanium dioxide keeps UVB rays at bay.




John Masters Organics Bourbon
Vanilla & Tangerine Hair Texturizer
johnmasters.com 2 ounces; $21
Fine bourbon makes every party a little more fun. A dime-size dollop delivers organic shea butter, bourbon vanilla fruit oil, orange flower oil, tangerine oil and grapefruit oil.


PARKER HUDSON, who shares his grooming adventures in every issue and on his blog, organicspamagazine.com/blogs/greenguy, regularly gets buff in the gym before buffing his skin.

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