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We know, we know, we know—why even bother perusing men’s products when so many lotions, soaps, creams, etc. are made with women in mind? Well, because some men’s products are pretty good. So good, in fact, that once you try them, you might be tempted to kick your staples to the curb. To eliminate some of the guesswork, we’ve rounded up five excellent men’s products for women. The next time you find yourself in the gentlemen’s grooming aisle, give them a shot.
Kiehl’s Eye Alert ($23, kiehls.com)
Just a touch of this this vitamin-rich cream instantly refreshes tired eyes. Key ingredients are caffeine, which helps diminish dark circles, and cucumber fruit extract, which cools and moisturizes the skin.
Duke Cannon Big Ass Brick of Soap ($19 for a pack of three, dukecannon.com)
Don’t be dissuaded by this soap’s billing as a bar for “the early rising man.” If you enjoy a mint scent and energy-boosting menthol, you’ll like it too.
Tom Ford Intensive Purifying Mud Mask ($60, tomford.com)
Intended for weekly use, this mask draws oils and toxins from the skin and aids in diminishing fine lines. Ford himself says he uses it regularly, so if you need more convincing, look up picture of the designer’s complexion. That should do it.
Gillette Fusion ProGlide Manual Razor with FlexBall Technology ($10, target.com)
Our razor doesn’t need to be pink or purple, it just needs to work. Few get the job done better than this five-blade shaver, which features FlexBall technology for easy maneuvering and a strip of moisturizing mineral oil.
Bumble and bumble semisumo ($29, bumbleandbumble.com)
This “lo-hold” pomade sculpts, polishes, and tames flyaways. If you’re interested in having the shiniest ponytail or sleekest updo, without the stiffness of firmer-hold products, snap it up.
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