Hair products, skin care products, shaving kits—and more—that stand out from the competition.
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Women are not the only ones who like to splurge on themselves from time to time. True, the skincare industry caters to their every whim, but men’s skincare is growing by leaps and bounds every year. More and more men are taking a vested interest in their overall appearance, beyond what the gym can provide.
So we rounded up 10 of the absolute best products to spend lavishly on. Sure, buy them and say they are for her, but please, use them for yourself.
Now, we know what you’re thinking, and it’s something along the lines of not spending a boatload of cash on “beauty” products. Well, let us be the first to tell you that you don’t need to go out and get every last one on this list. Pick one or two and check back later this week for 10 of the best drugstore finds for you to fill up the rest of your medicine cabinet shelves.
This cleanser is straight up awesome. Skin goes from boring to brilliant in the short time it takes you to wash your face. Use every morning, or save for before a big day, and your confidence will thrive in no time.
2. Bumble and bumble Full Potential Shampoo/Conditioner/Booster Spray
Thinning hair is one of men’s major concerns. By targeting hair breakage, this system (you can also use each one independently) reduces hair breakage by 46%. This means stronger hair for the long haul.
This anti-aging treatment is intense and powerful. Five years in the making, this targeted cream does it all from resurfacing to recovering after years of skin-care neglect. Chances are, if your skin has been showing signs of aging for a while now, this product will restore your faith in what “reverses the signs of aging” really means.
4. Anthony Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash 12 Oz.
Editor tip: Personally, I don’t use this as a shampoo, but as a body wash. This masculinely aromatic wash invigorates as it promises. Eucalyptus and balsam are just what you need to help that morning coffee get to work.
5. La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream Sheer, 1.7 Oz.
Yep, this is expensive. And it’s worth it. Face it: You don’t want to age badly. And typically, given the exfoliation due to regular shaving, and generally oilier skin, we don’t age as quickly as women. So early on in the aging process, this lightweight cream targets aging skin needs, without that standard heavy, greasy feel that you don't yet need.
Eye treatments are the best thing to splurge on. They can last a long time, making the investment stretch out. Plus, your eyes are one of the earliest giveaways when it comes to time and bad (skin) deeds done. So spending a little extra now really pays off in the future.
A grooming cream is the base for any and all styling products these days. Perfect for just about any hair type and any hair style, putting in a dab of hair cream will make your styling product work harder and look better.
Guys like products that do double duty. Use this mask/scrub duo to polish away dead skin cells with papaya enzyme, hydrate with seabuckthorn and repair and protect from past and future UV damage with potent Vitamin C.
9. Creed Original Vetiver Shaving Soap & Bowl 3.8 Oz.
Creed is well known among the regal set and has been since the 16th century. The original Vetiver fragrance is rumored to have been created originally and exclusively for the Kennedy family (but Creed will only say an American “political dynasty”.
10. Acqua di Parma Collezione Barbiere Deluxe Shaving Stand with Brush and Razor
In Italy, the shaving culture is celebrated and embraced, and not rushed through to make your morning meeting. Once you invest in the beauty that is this authentic badger hair brush with wedge wood and burnished brass handle, you may find yourself waking up a little earlier just so you can take your time.