Published on July 27, 2017

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Photography by PHUONG NGUYEN
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Photography by PHUONG NGUYEN

Here’s the thing about “men’s products”—they aren’t actually just for men. Brands may want you to think that, but a good skincare product is a good skincare product, gender norms be damned. Here, you’ll find our definitive list of so-called men’s products that everyone should have on their radar. 

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Photography by Kiehl’s

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel, $25

Everything you want in the morning in a moisturizer—energizing, brightening, nourishing, and cooling. Two thumbs up, dude. The Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer, $20, is really wonderful, too.

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Baxter of California Herbal Mint Toner, $18

I can picture classic Baxter customer: A Malibu surfer who uses this toner, is basically perfect, and always kind to you.

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Shaveworks The Cool Fix, $12

Do you get ingrown hairs, razor burn, and have all-around shaving woes? Well, get this ASAP, it’ll work wonders with powerful exfoliating agents to help release trapped hairs from underneath the skin, kill bacteria, and prevent ingrown hairs from reoccurring.

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Aesop Parsley Seed Facial Cleanser, $43

This is at cult status for good reason—it removes surface impurities and gently exfoliates with lactic acid. Ideal for immaculately clean skin for men women.

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Malin+Goetz Peppermint Shampoo, $20

Great at gently removing product build-up without stripping hair, all with an invigorating peppermint scent.

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Maison Margiela ‘Replica’ Jazz Club, $28

Ladies, do not overlook the men’s section when seeking out fragrances—they are the perfect antidote when sickly sweet scents are just too frilly. And Jazz Club is warm and woodsy with musk, vanilla, vetiver, and tobacco leaves.

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Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35, $45

This one is technically a tinted moisturizer. It’s got a little coverage in it to even out redness and give a glowing-from-within look, without looking like it has an ounce of coverage or makeup in it. Oh, SPF 35, too.

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Anthony Alcohol Free Deodorant, $18

Alcohol-free deodorant is your friend—technically safer to use, and it’s more hydrating than traditional deodorants. Men’s versions tend to work a bit better; this one is clear, and has herbal and botanical extracts to deodorize and calendula to calm.

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Verb Forming Fiber, $14

Want to keep that bedhead look all day? Products aimed at men are your solution, and this one from Verb gives hold and flexibility.

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Harry’s The Winston Razor, $20

Men’s razors are great, and they’re much better-looking than women’s (Why does mine look like it’s from the Farrow & Ball Avatar-themed collection?!). This one is especially classic looking and works beautifully with 5 blades.

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F. Miller Shave Oil, $44

If it’s good enough for someone’s face, then it’s good enough for your legs, armpits, etc. This one can be used under shaving cream (or on its own) to provide hydration and a close shave.

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Lockwood New York No 23: Rosemary Geranium Body Lotion, $48

Handmade in Hudson Valley, the bottle is beautiful enough that it should be sitting out for all to see. Shea butter, avocado butter, and coconut oil will hydrate, while rosemary and geranium give great smells. (Sulfate, paraben, and petroleum free too.)

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Billy Jealousy Hydroplane Shave Cream, $20

An advanced version of your standard shaving cream—this one is foamless so you can see where you’re shaving.

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Blind Barber Lemongrass Tea Shampoo & Bodywash, $18

From the barbershop that you avoid walking past in New York because all the guys are so good looking, (oh, that’s just me?) comes the lemongrass-scented shampoo/body wash you always needed and dreamed of.