New Travel Kit

In an effort to make my shaving kit ever smaller, I’m always searching for travel-friendly sachets of grooming products to throw in my carryon. I recently discovered Les Industries Groom Collection, a cool brand from Montreal that kitted me out with their new Shaving Care Trial Kit. Made with argan, hemp seed, jojoba and coconut oils, these all-natural, paraben-free products smell like a turn-of-the-century apothecary. The set contains four of the brand’s mainstays, including the Shaving Cream (30 ml), After Shave Balm (15 ml), Aftershave Splash (7 ml), and Shaving Oil (7 ml), for $32. And when you run out, there’s plenty more where that came from, so keep the jars and fill them up from the full-size versions.

Groom also makes a nice Shaving Soap, inspired by the Italian tradition of soft shaving soaps, and made from shea and cocoa butter ($30, 140 g); Beard Oil, which nourishes the beard and hydrates the skin ($28,30 ml); and Moustache Wax, for those of you so inclined ($15, 15 ml). All available online at and at select Frank & Oak and RW&CO stores across Canada.