While we all know you can go to a specialty store or a department store to find great grooming products, the truth is that nothing beats the convenience, ease, and price of just picking up something at your local drug store. But, unfortunately, we all know how it goes. If you need any sort of help or guidance, you’re out of luck. Seriously, when was the last time anyone was available to answer a question for you anywhere but a department store? Well, don’t worry, no matter what your needs are, from head to toe, here some of the best products your local drugstore has to offer.
1. Nuance Glycolic Cream Cleanser
Especially for men, who generally don’t want to buy everything under the sun, it’s particularly appealing when you can find a product with more than one purpose such as Nuance Glycolic Cream Cleanser. This cleanser doesn’t simply clean, it also exfoliates. Exfoliating is very important, especially before shaving because it prevents ingrown hairs. It contains two ingredients to slough off those unwanted skin cells, which are glycolic acid and plant-based microbeads (as opposed to less than environmentally friendly plastic ones). Nuance’s cleanser also makes you feel good because it isn’t tested on animals and is sulfate and paraben-free.
2. Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray
Does your body get itchy from cold weather? Don’t scratch! Just pick up a bottle of easy-to-apply Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray. This lotion is non-medicated and hydrating. It contains a proprietary cooling complex, which feels like putting cold compresses on your itches, providing instant relief. While it hasn’t been proven, even thinking about this product can make you feel less itchy!
3. Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips
There is a certain satisfaction we all get when gross stuff comes off our face. Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips were made for this reason and several others. You apply the strip to a wet nose, wait 10 minutes, rip it off, and see more than one week’s worth of blackheads and other impurities right on there. It will also leave your nose with three times less oil than was on it 10 minutes ago, and hey, your face just feels squeaky clean!
4. Dove Men+Care Sculpting Paste
Dove Men+Care Sculpting Paste is one of those products that is so efficient, it makes you wonder where it’s been all of your life. It sculpts like pomade, but holds like hair gel. Providing natural looking texture to your hair, it has a matte finish, so it won’t look shiny or greasy. The refreshing, but not overpowering, scent is a nice bonus.
5. Boots No7 Men Rapid Eye Revival Roll-On
Boots No7 is the No. 1 brand in the U.K., but has only been available in the U.S. since 2012. Its Rapid Eye Revival Roll-On is perfect for those mornings when you had a few too many beers the night before, or for when you didn’t get as much sleep as you should have. Easy to use, there is a little roller ball at the tip of the bottle, which stimulates blood flow to the under-eye area to refresh and reduce puffiness. Pro tip: Keep it in the fridge for an extra boost of cooling.
6. Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion With Sunscreen SPF 20
While we all know we are supposed to wear sunscreen every day, it doesn’t mean we are actually motivated to apply the product. Unless you use Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion With Sunscreen SPF 20, that is. As the name implies, the sunscreen is built right into this light, non-greasy moisturizer. It also helps fight against and soothe razor burn, so you can slap some on after your morning shave.