Forget the Tools and Gift Dad These Skincare Essentials

SPRING 2017
By Wendy Rose Gould for Modern Muse

Here's the thing. Dad probably could do without another “Best Dad Ever" mug to add to his collection. His drawer full of ties is likely overflowing and, chances are, his tool belt is already fully loaded. So instead this Father's Day, give him the chance to look after himself with some of the masculine skincare goods below, which are as utilitarian as they are luxurious. After all, even the least "skin conscious" men have some sort of grooming regimen.

Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve

Aqva Pour Homme Atlantiqve is one of the newest men's fragrances from Bvlgari's growing collection. This one is light enough to be worn daily, but makes enough of a statement to be reserved for special occasions, too. As its name suggests, Aqva Atlantiqve smells like a deep-sea dive into the cool and refreshing Atlantic waters, marrying its quintessential sparkling ocean scent with fresh, vibrant citrus and earthy vetiver and amber.

The Art of Shaving Lexington Razor

If you've been toying with the idea of gifting Dad a razor, now's the time to go big. The Art of Shaving's Lexington Razor is the brand's most technically advanced razor and considered one of the better products in the industry. Its advanced “Flexball" technology allows the razor to pivot and glide across the skin to minimize tugging, chaffing, and cuts. You can buy the razor alone, or add an accompanying brush and stand. Either way, Dad will love that it takes less time to get a closer shave.

Kiehl's Groom-On-The-Go Grooming Solutions Set

Kiehl's Groom-On-The-Go Set is a great grooming starter set for dads—especially those who travel often. It contains four travel-sized products, including a two-in-one nourishing shampoo and conditioner that nixes build-up and hydrates the scalp; a flexible-hold styling clay to add shape and texture to hair; a lightweight nourishing beard oil to soften and soothe; and an anti-aging moisturizer to hydrate, firm and reduce signs of aging. Each is infused with an earthy, clean and masculine scent of cedarwood, sandalwood and eucalyptus. You can also buy each of these products, and others from the Grooming Solutions line, separately and full-sized.

Jack Black Performance Remedy Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser for Hair & Body

This two-in-one cleanser and shampoo from Jack Black will ensure Dad is not just awake, but fully invigorated every morning. It's loaded with a symphony of aromas that stimulate the senses and get the day off to a positive start. Rosemary and eucalyptus join forces to nix surface bacteria and boost his immune system, and they also help decongest and improve breathing. Plus, it contains juniper berry, an ingredient that eliminates lactic acid build-up within the muscles, thereby reducing soreness after a workout.

L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream

L'Occitane's Shea Butter Hand Cream is one of the brand's bestsellers. In fact, one is sold every three seconds—a pretty good sign that it's a sure thing. The hand lotion contains 20% organic shea butter (known for its richness and ability to soothe, heal and protect the skin) as well as almond and coconut extracts, and honey, which is an antibacterial and soothing agent. The product's no-fuss packaging, natural scent, and non-greasy finish make this especially great for Dad.

Ferragamo Dopp Kit

Once Dad has all the necessary skincare essentials, he's going to need a place to keep them. Salvatore Ferragamo's Dopp Kit is a luxurious option crafted in Italy from high-quality calfskin. It features an interior zip compartment to help keep everything organized and comes in two colors: a fiery deep red and inky navy.