Let’s be honest — when it comes to products, we ladies are the experts. Step aside, men. We try things here and there; some we toss, some we keep. We curate a small bag of essentials that follows us everywhere. We know what works … but we aren’t afraid to keep experimenting.
We may have the overall advantage, but every once in a while, the men in our lives may surprise us; a new face wash pops up in the cabinet or even a shampoo in the shower. You try it and find yourself impressed.
We’ll let the boys have their moment to shine! In fact, we’ve been keeping a list of some stellar products worth “borrowing” here and there from that special man in your life.
A Tingling Cleanser: Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash. Talk about a pick-me-up product, this formula actually tingles on your face. It is so refreshing and clean. Keep in mind — a little goes a long way with this sucker.
Perfectly Shaped Shave Soap: Unionmade/Baxter of California Bar Soap “CNG.” Depending on the season and mood, one can always alternate between soap and shaving cream. This “oversized” bar of soap has a curved shape to easily glide up and down your leg as you are shaving.
Exfoliating Soap: BIG SURf California Costal Cliff Soap. I think that both men and women can agree that the calmness and serenity evoked by thoughts of Big Sur are worth capturing in your shower. The smell of this soap is intoxicatingly refreshing and the sandy grit feels great on skin. Great for bringing you back to life on a cold, rainy day.
Flyaway Fixer: Shu Uemura Shape Paste Sculpting Putty. Strong enough for a man … perfect for those flyaways that will not take a hint. No need to stress about not being able to take a massive bottle of Elnett on a plane — just make sure he packs this and DIY updos will be yours to rock.
Deodorant Detour: Tom’s Long Lasting Wide Stick Deodorant in Mountain Spring. There’s always that weekend trip when you forget an essential, which is probably deodorant. If your man has packed his Tom’s deodorant, you are saved (as is everyone else around you).
Mojito-Flavored Lip Balm: Baxter of California Hydro Salve Lip Balm. Taking a break from a bright lip doesn’t have to be depressing … especially when a mojito is involved! This balm glides over the lips smoothly and smells great.
Whether you encourage the man in your life to check these out or buy them for him as a gift, these products are worth having around … for your use or his!
What are your favorite men’s products to borrow? Tell us in the comments!