I'm a big proponent of borrowing from the boys, whether it's snatching an oversized button down from the men's section or using guys' deodorant in the gym. Grooming products are no different. In fact, these 11 products are some of the best grooming products that work for men and women — thanks to their amazing scents, deep-cleansing abilities, or tendency to restore moisture to dried-out skin. They're so good that you'll be low-key borrowing from your male roomie or partner if you spot it around the house, and he'll be doing the same if it's already one of your grooming go-to's.
A unisex lip balm with no color or shine, but all the moisture, will be bouncing back and forth between your pockets in no time. Also, if you live with dudes, I promise you'll never again have to worry about fitting multiple bottles of shaving cream in the bathroom when you find the cream that is protective and smooth enough for everyone.
After reading about these grooming picks, you may want to reorganize that shared bathroom space and create a communal drawer (where openly snagging these items is acceptable for all). With everyone on board, you'll save a little sink or shower floor space — and a chunk of money, while you're at it.
Rich, Ultra-Smooth Shaving Cream
If you're shaving your legs, armpits, or face, a super-close shave is always appreciated. This award-winning, refreshing cream comes packed with antiseptic tea tree oil, witch hazel, peppermint, menthol, and soothing marine botanicals to make your skin super smooth and touchable. You'll both see amazing results when you ditch redness and irritation caused by shaving.
Texturizing Hair Paste With Keratin
This matte-finish styling gel is infused with hydrolyzed keratin to repair damaged hair and create softer manageability, all while the water-soluble formula holds your style (short, long, medium, and in-between) in place. The amino acids inside also add a hydrating shine, and Vitamin B5 thickens strands for more volume.
Softening Moisturizer For All Skin Types
The name says it all: This lightweight unisex product by Philosophy is truly "hope in a jar" because it improves skin texture and tone while giving your skin important antioxidant protection. It contains lactic acid, which will remove dead skin cells off of the surface of your skin, and all users will appreciate how this product exfoliates and leaves the face feeling smooth.
Fragrance-Free Face Moisturizer With SPF
This blue algae extract and sea parsley moisturizer has the necessary SPF to protect your face, while giving hydration to any skin type. It's fragrance-free and goes on clear. One user praised the product because it's lightweight — and doesn't leave an oily residue behind.
Subtly Scented Lime Body Wash
This refreshing Italian lime and pomegranate wash might be marketed with men in mind, but women can also benefit from the soft lather that removes dirt and oil without stripping skin of its natural moisture. Users say the lime scent is incredibly unique and fresh, but it's still subtle enough to use every day without it being overpowering.
Residue-Banishing Detox Shampoo
If you've been guilty of borrowing a guy's products on more than one occasion (his texturizing products are just too good, though) then you could both use this weekly hair detox to rid your locks of damaging pollutants and product build-up. It restores fullness to any head of hair, while it gets your strands squeaky clean. Users love its subtle and natural scent.
Non-Toxic, Odor-Neutralizing Deodorant
This eucalyptus extract deodorant is made to reduce residue with a clear formula and neutralize odor with citronellyl for both you and your gym partner. You'll both love the fresh scent and the strong, 24-hour results for your underarms. Plus, it's alcohol and aluminum-free, so you don't need to worry about any possible, negative health effects.
Invigorating And Softening Conditioner
Tea tree oil invigorates the scalp and results in great hair growth benefits for men and women. This conditioner by Paul Mitchell has a scent everyone will like, and using this product in the shower will keep your manes from losing essential moisture that can be lost during constant shampooing sessions. Bonus: Users love how this conditioner calms an itchy, dry scalp.
Flexible And Gentle Detangling Brush
This detangling brush meets both men and women in the middle — and it's powerful enough to have anyone tossing out their paddle brush and fine tooth comb. It has a flexible design to gently work through tangles, resulting in shiny and smooth locks for all. It works on all hair types and can cut (pain-free) through wet or dry hair.
No Shine, Replenishing Lip Balm
When your lips are feeling a little dehydrated from the elements, this replenishing lip balm is a great pick for soothing and healing. No one will avoid sharing your stick for fear it'll stain lips pink — this balm deeply moisturizes with shea butter but gives off no shine or color.
Vegan, Unscented Cleansing Towelettes
These cruelty-free cleaning towelettes are infused with argon oil to unclog pores and remove any makeup, dirt, or sweat that collects on your skin during the day. They're unscented, so you can share these with both male and female friends after your next hike. Plus, you can feel good about using this all-natural, biodegradable product whenever you're in need of a quick, on-the-go clean-up.
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