Not all products are created equal. But some products are for both sexes equally. Today, I write about my thoughts on how there could be something in your husband/brother/father’s vanity set that you may find useful, and vice-versa. If this rings true to you, maybe it’s time to share.
Or maybe you can use these items as helpful hacks with your partner as well. When caught in a pinch or when in need of something reliable for the both of you, these products can help. So better stock up!
#1 Mason Pearson Rake Comb
A rake comb is best for wet hair after you’ve taken the shower. It get to the tangles without damaging your tresses and your scalp. For me, it also can be used for styling, depending on their preferred look. But it’s also good for anyone who has thick hair that needs some gentle taming.
#2 Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C
Frank Ocean’s latest interview got everyone buzzing as he sends out a PSA to all men out there: moisturize. I agree with this 100 percent. Even if you’re not the most maintenance-intensive person out there, moisturizing is important. It keeps wrinkles and fine lines at bay, among many other skin issues. It also helps the skin recover from daily pollution. Aside from the moisturizer itself, this booster from Clinique is definitely unisex. This helps brighten your skin overall and defeats dark spots.
#3 Marc Jacobs Lip Lock Moisture Balm
Dry lips are everyone’s problem. But maybe some balms out there aren’t your top choice because of the tint. Sometimes, we just need the hydration without the fuss. This one from Marc Jacobs is the perfect one for men and women. It has SPF 15 that protects lips from sun damage. This is on top of its moisturizing formula that’s created through a mixture of andiroba, buriti, shea and avocado oils.
#4 Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50 + For Face/Body
The sun is the enemy of all. If you think about it, a lot of our skin concerns are caused by sun exposure. Therefore, sunblock is indeed a unisex necessity. For both your face and your body, have with you the Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50 + For Face/Body. This has a light, non-sticky formula that can be used every day. It also has xylitol to keep the skin soft and healthy. When at the beach, this can be a good companion since it’s sand-proof and water-resistant for up to 80 minutes.
#5 Tom Ford Oud Wood
Don’t let this scent intimidate you. With just the right blend of exotic rose wood and cardamom, this scent is great for night-outs. Inspired by the oud wood burnt in the temples of Bhutan, Tom Ford’s blend is further enriched by sandalwood, vetiver, tonka bean and amber.
Ria Prieto is an editor, columnist and consultant who loves all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle. To read more of her musings, log on to www.riarecommends.com.