The Best Skincare to Borrow from the Boys

What’s yours is mine

The ideas of “men’s” and “women’s” are blurring across categories, and it’s carrying over into our beauty cabinets. While a product might officially belong to a men’s skincare line, it certainly doesn’t mean women can’t use it — in fact, there are plenty of reasons to do just that.

So, put the phrase “sharing is caring” into practice! Here are four men’s skincare and grooming products that we think you should treat your skin to next time — or every time — you’re in your partner, brother, friend, or roommate’s bathroom. Or, even better, buy them for yourself.

1. Lab Series All-In-One Multi-Action Face Wash

When it comes to unclogging pores and dissolving dirt, oil, grim, and pollution, this face wash from Lab Series comes out on top. It also employs tens of thousands of micro exfoliators, derived from crushed quartz, to leave skin feeling smooth. If you prefer a gentle face wash or micellar water, you could also consider this product as a great weekly deep cleanser and exfoliator.

2. ClarinsMen Aftershave Energizer

Who says aftershave is reserved for only the face? If you’re prone to bumpy, red razor rash after shaving your legs or underarms, borrowing the boys’ aftershave can help relieve the irritation. This one is infused with cooling, calming purslane, Centella, and blue alpine thistle extracts, which works a treat for removing redness and soothing your post-shave skin.

3. Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men

From the wildly popular Kiehl’s Facial Fuel line, this lightweight cream is infused with a bounty of good-for-you ingredients — notably chestnut extract and vitamin C — to help fight dullness, smooth skin texture, and effectively neutralize free radicals, all while injecting your skin with a heavy hit of moisture. It’s gentle enough for sensitive skin types, too.

4. Clinique for Men Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate

If you’re looking for a supremely effective gel-based hydrator, this one has your name on it. Not only does it instantly refresh and quench dehydrated skin, but it boosts skin’s moisture reserves for a full 72 hours. Added bonus? It’s encapsulated with antioxidants to target environmental stresses that can age the appearance of skin.

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