Admit it: There’s been one or two times where you found yourself reaching for a great smelling body wash, a more hydrating lip balm, or some other “girly” product from the seemingly endless supply of beauty loot your girlfriend or wife has on hand.
We’re not here to judge, guys. In fact, we’re here to tell you that you’re definitely not alone. Everyone does it. Truth be told, women have some pretty good products, and who’s to say a man can’t prefer apricot scrub to bacon scrub? (Although the latter does exist and sounds pretty awesome.) So, we’re here to steer you in the right direction. Next time you find yourself snooping, these are the things to snag from your girlfriend’s medicine cabinet. Don’t worry—your secret’s safe with us.
Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Lotion
This creamy lotion will not relieve dryness, but thanks to the wonders of aromatherapy, will help you feel a little less stressed. Bonus: It’s minty, so you won’t smell like flowers all day. ($13, bathandbodyworks.com)
If you’ve got a job where “meetings” or “clients” are part of the description, file or cut your nails, then coat them with a drop of clear polish. Trust us, it looks a whole lot better and more professional than ragged nubs. ($1.50, drugstore.com)
Say goodbye to bags and dark circles; this eye cream is the best of the best. Tip: The skin around your eyes is very thin, so use a small amount and dab (not rub) with your ring finger – it’s the weakest. ($17, drugstore.com)
Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20
Post-showering, apply this light, hydrating lotion to your face. While the SPF prevents sun’s harmful rays from damaging your skin, Sea Lily extract works to gradually minimize dark spots and discoloration. ($64, clarins.com)
Lots of “men only” body washes tend to dry skin out, leaving you feeling itchy and scratching all day long. This one does the complete opposite, adding moisture instead – and yes, it smells good, too.. ($4, target.com)