The Grooming Tools Every Guy Needs Now

Essential men's grooming tools in 2022 Essential men's grooming tools in 2022

The Grooming Tools Every Guy Needs Now

An updated arsenal for a more handsome you

Men are taking stock in their appearance now more than ever before. In fact, the average American man now worries about his appearance more than his health or professional success. But that makes sense, in a way. Because when you look good, you feel good. It all stems from self confidence and one's ability to believe in himself—clear skin, good hair, can't lose. Or something like that, right?

If you're looking to put your best foot forward, you'll have to put in the work. After all, a gentleman requires a decent amount of grooming, from head to toe. But if you're a regular Valet. reader, you have all the basics covered. You don't need us to tell you that your medicine cabinet should be stocked with nail clippers and a pair of tweezers. But you could benefit from some of the more recent developments in grooming gear. High-tech items and old school remedies that have risen up because they deliver results. We had the team test a wide range of products to bring you the very best—the ones that really made a difference in how we looked and felt about our skin, hair and teeth. Herewith, the tools you should consider adding to your arsenal.

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The Best Men’s
Grooming Tools in 2022

The
Cleansing Brush

It's hard not to like this little facial brush. Think of it as a pressure washer for your face, only without the pressure. The patent-pending silicone brush head is less of a brush and more of a textured disc. But the rapid-fire counter-rotating action loosens embedded grime from pores while boosting blood flow to the skin. Haptic feedback lets you know when its time to move to the next area of your face and alerts you if you're pressing too hard. The end result is a foolproof facial massage and cleansing that seems to make pores disappear and leaves you with skin that's smooth and bright.

LumiSpa facial brush,
$199 by NuSkin

A Smart Shaver

If you were to make a wishlist for the perfect electric razor, the end result would be Braun's new Series 9 Pro. First, it's extremely lightweight, which belies the powerful cutting machine hidden within. Five synchronized shaving implements, aided by sonic vibrations and a unique ProLift trimmer that manages to find and cut long, curly or flat hair. Which means it doesn't matter if you're cleaning up a five o'clock shadow or clearing away a seven-day beard, the razor handles it all with a few sweeps of the hand. Truly, we were shocked at the smoothness this delivered with minimal effort. And the fact that it comes with a self-cleaning charger and a powered travel case, means that you'll never not look your best when you've got this on your sink.

Series 9 Pro shaver,
$349.99 by Braun

A Facial Roller

You've no doubt seen jade rollers. This one is made from black obsidian—a natural crystal formed from rapidly cooling lava. Sure, it looks cool, but wait until you feel it rolling over your face. Think of it as a daily massage for your face. It aids in draining excess fluids under the skin while reducing inflammation, making it particularly useful after a late night. Obsidian is known to block negative energy and clear psychic smog. But maybe you're just happier because you're looking a lot more handsome.

Black obsidian facial roller,
$39.99 by Alder New York

Light Therapy

Want to supercharge your skincare? This FDA-approved LED mask only needs three minutes a day to soften fine lines and zap breakout-causing bacteria. You can opt for just red or blue light or use both. Taking inspiration from the laser and LED treatments in Dr. Gross' New York office, this mask delivers a serious (and seriously convenient) at-home version. In addition to its anti-aging perks—from firming skin to reducing wrinkles and dark spots—it's been clinically proven to clear acne in as little as two weeks. There are other LED masks on the market, but this one is the best.

DRx SpectraLite LED mask,
$435 by Dr. Dennis Gross

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The Toothbrush

This toothbrush looks space-aged, and that makes sense, considering it's packed with features. The slim-fit hybrid wave brush head is made with bacteria-resistant pulsating bristles that aim to effectively combat plaque, while still being gentle on your gums. Silicone ridges on the reverse offer targeted, sonic cleansing for your tongue. Made from medical-grade, non-porous silicone, it's more hygienic than a standard brush and the battery will get you nearly a year's worth of brushing on a single charge.

ISSA 3 sonic silicone brush,
$169 by Foreo

Skin Sculpting
Tool

If you tend to wake up puffy, this little guy will be your new secret weapon. Face Gym's popular Multi-Sculpt tool has six different edges that help you lift and sculpt higher cheek bones and a sharper jawline. All while reducing facial tension, releasing blockages in the muscles and aiding lymphatic drainage to depuff the skin and soften fine lines around your face. Made from solid medical-grade stainless steel, it feels particularly good right out of the fridge.

Stainless steel multi-sculpt tool,
$60 by Face Gym

The Body Trimmer

This is truly a trimmer that goes anywhere. It's designed to skim the most sensitive areas of your body with precision and delicacy. The ergonomic design makes tidying up a breeze and the shielded blade makes easy and efficient work out of de-fuzzing your ears, chest, groin and back (or backside). The V-shaped head can go anywhere—and we do mean anywhere—and it's completely waterproof so use it in the shower for easy clean up.

Waterproof body trimmer,
$69.99 by Panasonic

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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