One of the best (okay, sometimes the worst) parts of being a girl is the absurd amount of beauty products we have at our disposal. It’s no secret that women tend to be a little more choosy than men when it comes to deciding which products make it into their medicine cabinets. This could be one of the reasons why studies show women’s products tend to cost a higher average price than men’s products that contain the similar or the same ingredients and are of equal quality.
Here at Valley, we’ve compiled a list of men’s products that are not just the same, but arguably even better than some of their ladylike counterparts. Give them a try and you could end up saving yourself a couple bucks during your next visit to the drugstore!
Though there’s no actual proof that they’re sharper or “better,” many women agree that men’s razors give them a closer and smoother shave than those made for females. While you should never share shaving tools with your boyfriend (or anyone else,) there’s nothing wrong with venturing to the other, less pink side of the aisle for your very own men’s razor! If you’re looking for a closer shave than your lady razor is currently providing, try the Gillette Fusion Proglide, the best-selling men’s razor on Amazon.
Sure, smelling fruity while you sweat is not a horrible thing, but what if you could do more to prevent the sweat from ever happening in the first place? Men’s deodorant is traditionally stronger than women’s to combat males’ tendency to be a little more sweaty. Give men’s deodorant a try and feel the difference in the level of protection. We recommend Men’s Speed Stick in unscented to avoid smelling any more masculine than you’d like.
Men’s After Shave
You might not be shaving a beard anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from Nivea Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm. The men’s product is currently very popular in the beauty world, even earning a spot in the kit of Kylie Jenner’s makeup artist! It’s high glycerin content makes it an excellent foundation primer, helping your makeup to stick to your face and last longer throughout the day. YouTube beauty guru NikkieTutorials is often credited for discovering this new use for the balm when she ran out of her moisturizer and used her boyfriend’s aftershave instead. Give this a try (especially if you have oily skin) and you may find it’s the least expensive yet best primer you’ve ever owned.
A plain fitted tee is a staple item in the wardrobe of many women. However, when it comes to lounging, there’s nothing like a soft men’s t-shirt to increase your comfort. Next time you’re looking for the perfect sleep or lazy Sunday wear, head to Walmart or even order from Amazon a couple of Hanes T-shirts for men. We guarantee you’ll reach maximum cozy levels in this more relaxed boyfriend fit.
Let us know if any of these traditionally male-purchased products make their way to your vanities by tagging us on social media @ValleyMag