Sometimes you just want to feel like a man when you use eye cream. And you can’t always do that with a unisex product. That’s just one of the many reasons why men-only grooming lines exist. With so many choices out there, it’s good to find a few go-to brands, knowing you can pick up any product they make and it will deliver. Here are five of the best all-around grooming lines designed specifically for men.
1. Dove Men+Care
Dove Men+Care is a comprehensive drugstore line that covers everything you need from head to toe. If you haven’t used Dove Men+Care before, you have to try the Hydrate+ Pro-Moisture Shave Cream. It gives you an incredibly close shave without irritating your skin. The packaging is easy to dispense and won’t rust like a traditional can of shaving cream does. The Styling Paste is another winner. It molds the hair and keeps it in place without the sheen and oil of pomade.
2. Gillette Men
Gillette Men makes some of the best razors available. In 1998, they changed the shaving game. After spending $750 million on research, they released the Mach3, which was the first three-blade razor. An infamous and hilarious 2004 article in The Onion about five-blade razors became a reality when the company released the Fusion in 2006. Their newest product is the Fusion Proglide with Flexball Technology. Gillette continuously improves their products, making it possible for you to get the closest, least irritating shave.
3. ESPA Men
Some of the best skincare brands are well-kept secrets because they are sold mostly at spas and online. ESPA Men is one of those brands. They offer some of the best anti-aging and moisturizing body products out there. The fact that it is a spa line means the brand’s therapists, who administer over three million treatments a year, work closely with their customers. Try their Age Rebel Eye Hydrator, a great all-around eye product that helps with puffiness, dark circles, and signs of aging. If you like the Eye Hydrator, you should add the Age Rebel Moisturiser to your grooming routine.
4. Kiehl’s Men
Kiehl’s has been around since 1851. Nothing has staying power like that unless it really delivers. While all of their products are unisex, they do have a great men’s line. You absolutely must try their Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm. Chapped lips are bad enough — do you really want to add insult to injury by looking like you are wearing lipgloss? If face shine is your problem, Kiehl’s Men’s Oil Eliminator Refreshing Shine Control Spray Toner might change your life. It will reduce oil on demand.
Way back in 2000, the market wasn’t inundated with men’s grooming lines the way it is today. That’s why Anthony Sosnick created his eponymous line, Anthony, and started a grooming revolution of sorts. One of the brand’s most noteworthy products is their Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes. While there are hundreds of face wipes on the market, Anthony is the only major brand to make them specifically for men. Whether you use them for a quick post-workout cleanup or you just aren’t in the mood for a full face-washing after a night out, these face wipes are the product every man should have.