Let’s be honest–in the summer, the whole beauty routine thing gets a little impossible due to the sun’s dehydrating effects–even from just five minutes of exposure. And, let’s be frank–lotions don’t cut it. For something quick and functional for all-over-the-body, nothing beats a basic balm like Christophe Robin’s Intense Regenerating Balm with Rare Prickly Pear Seed Oil ($62). Made with 9% of pure active ingredients, the key ingredient here is Prickly Pear. The oil contains nearly twice as many vitamins and antioxidants as Argan and still gives a kick of moisture anywhere that you need it–think hands, feet, split ends, and even to sunburns that need emergency care. I’ve even used it as a spot treatment around the brows after a brutal wax session. For me it’s a must-buy and I get nervous when I think about it running out. Your man can use it too–a walnut-sized dollop is enough as a post-shave healer.
Photograph Courtesy Christophe Robin