Manmade: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference Kiehl's Chris Salgardo doles out specific advice on skincare and grooming that's tailored to your individual lifestyle habits.


Like many men, you can probably do better on your grooming. And like many men, you probably have no idea where to start. Maybe the book Manmade: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man can help.

It’s authored by Chris Salgardo, the president of cult-favorite skincare outfit Kiehl’s, so he’s a guy who should have more than passing knowledge about the subject. He, literally, makes his living creating skin products for the testosterone-fueled branch of the human species, after all, so it’s probably worth more attention than the cursory reading we usually pay to grooming advice in lifestyle magazines.


Rather than offering one-size fits all advice, Manmade groups men according to different types of skincare and grooming needs. After all, a guy who spends most of the week being chauffeured in three-piece suits wouldn’t necessarily have the same requirements as a professional outdoorsman who spends most days under the sun. In particular, he identifies five different profiles, so you just pick which one is closest to your own situation and see how the advice applies. From everyday grooming routines to battling the effects of aging to maintaining the right amount of hair, it covers as much ground as possible across 240 pages, with advice that’s completely tailored to the modern 21st-century man.

manmade-bookThe hardcover version of Manmade: The Essential Skincare & Grooming Reference for Every Man is now available directly from Kiehl’s, priced at $30.