borrowing from the boys: 5 men’s products worth trying
We know they’re meant for men, but some products can work just as well for women. From providing quick relief for razor burn to de-puffing the under-eye area with cooling gels, here are some of our favourite men’s products we can’t get enough of.
If you have sensitive skin that’s prone to irritation after shaving, then give this shave cream a try. With its oil-free, medicated formula, this product protects against razor bumps, ingrown hairs and minimizes irritation. Perfect for super sensitive areas like the bikini line or underarms.
This unique shower tool is ideal for exfoliating in the shower. The product boasts two sides (an exfoliating scrubber one one end, a loofah on the other) to slough off dead skin cells. The harsher exfoliating side is perfect for rougher areas like elbows, knees and feet, while the loofah on the other side gently exfoliates for smooth, supple skin.
This anti-fatigue cooling gel is a great quick fix for tired and puffy eyes. The metal rollerball applicator helps to soothe and de-puff areas under the eyes, while the refreshing gel formula will hydrate the sensitive area around the eyes. For a more cooling effect, pop it in the fridge overnight and dab on the next morning.
Prone to ingrowns, razor burn and bumps? Then reach for this product, which a lot of men swear by. When applied after shaving, the gentle formula helps reduce irritation and also deodorizes the area (ideal for underarms).
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Want more texture in your hair that lasts longer? Try out pomade, waxes and putties designed for men. The formulation is meant to hold texture and lasts longer. Ideal if you have a shorter and pixie cut or if you just want to go for the messy, bedhead look.
It’s not uncommon for women to love a few scents designed for men. A lot of the fresher, cleaner scents for men can actually be worn as a unisex cologne. Versace’s Eau Fraiche has a clean fragrance with notes of citrus like lemon, bergamont and rose.