Most men have had a moment where they secretly used their girlfriend’s or sister’s favorite moisturizer or stolen a squirt of conditioner only to discover it’s way better than the stuff they usually buy. You know, whatever is packaged in black or gray plastic, emblazoned with the term “For Men” on it. It’s understandable that most people choose products this way, but newsflash — most of what you find in a woman’s medicine cabinet is actually unisex.
Here are eight products marketed to women that are equally as good for men. While you might fear using lady stuff could make your chest hair fall out or worse, don’t worry. We promise these products are perfect for anyone.
1. Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner
Dudes get dry hair too, but Wen’s Cleansing Conditioner can change that. Available in a variety of scents, some of which smell like a fruity drink you’d be too embarrassed to order at a bar (like Summer Honey Peach), Sweet Almond Mint smells more minty than sweet. It’s also a two-in-one, so there’s no need to shampoo.
2. Mario Badescu Drying Cream
Mario Badescu’s drying cream is a secret weapon against zits. A lot of women like this product because it dries white, helping to conceal blemishes. If the thought of that scares men away, they can try only using the product overnight.
3. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
Not quite as creamy as your favorite guac, Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment is lighter than you think and absorbs quickly. And don’t forget, you only need to use a small amount. Eye cream is not dip, so don’t go sticking your finger in the jar like a chip.
4. (Malin+Goetz) Vitamin E Moisturizer
If you need a basic moisturizer that does the job without making your face too oily, you need to get yourself over to (Malin+Goetz). The simple but stylish text-based packaging is very unisex looking. So feel free to leave the bottle on your bathroom sink.
5. Burt’s Bees Facial Towelettes
Are you too tired to wash your face after one too many drinks, but want a clean face before you hit the hay? Burt’s Bees Facial Towelettes, aka face wipes, will get the gunk off your face with no rinsing required. Just keep a package of them on your nightstand.
6. Bioré Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Strips
Bioré Strips turn men into little boys again because it allows them to explore dirty and gross things guilt-free. All you have to do is put the strip on a wet nose. Then, wait 10 minutes and pull it off. All your blackheads will be removed from your face and on the strip. Like a treasure hunt, you wont be able to resist exploring what’s there.
7. Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash
Dudes rarely want to put on moisturizer after the shower, so why not use a moisturizing body wash instead? Dove definitely does the trick. If you want to feel extra refreshed, try the cucumber scent. This is one time where the fragrance works well on both men and women.
8. L’Occitane Shea Butter Foot Cream
Dry feet are not sexy. If you aren’t the kind of person who doesn’t have time for a pedi or just isn’t game for one, check out L’Occitane’s Foot Cream. Packaged in a classic stainless steel-style tube, this extremely effective shea butter treatment will help heal your cracked heels in a jiffy.