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When you stop to think about it, there’s no need for beauty and grooming products to be “gendered”—everyone has skin that needs to be taken care of. Whether you’re shopping for someone else, looking to support gender-inclusive brands or feel tired of everything being wrapped in masculine or feminine packaging, these products will make a great addition to your self-care arsenal.
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1. This Non Gender Specific cleanser
Cleanser is designed to do one thing: Wash your face. But you may be discouraged to choose one if you see pink-washed bottles. In comes the Non Gender Specific Everything Cleanser, a gentle solution made for all skin types, from acne-prone to mature to sensitive. It’s made of 20 botanicals including kelp, nettle, tea tree and lemon peel oils that work to cleanse pores, brighten the skin and remove makeup. Massage a quarter-sized dollop onto damp skin in the morning and evening for clear, clean skin.
2. This Cerave moisturizer
No matter your skin type, a good-quality moisturizer helps control oil production, protect your skin’s moisture barrier and shield it from daily pollutants. Cerave Daily Moisturizing Lotion is loved for its rich formula made with hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate the skin and ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier. It’s suitable for all skin types—from dry to oily—and can also be used as a body cream. Plus, it’s fragrance-free, so it shouldn’t irritate sensitive skin.
3. These Dragun Beauty color correctors
In color-correcting shades of orange, purple and lavender, the Full Fantasy Skin Perfecting Potion trio addresses any discoloration issues on your skin. Swipe the orange shade blue-toned areas of your face, like dark circles; use the green to camouflage red acne, blemishes and sunburns; and apply the lavender to brighten the entire complexion while neutralizing yellow tones. Using either a flat concealer makeup brush or a sponge like the Beauty Blender, start with a light hand and build coverage as you go. Wait for the product to set before applying foundation, concealer and other complexion products.
4. This Fenty Skin body cream
Rihanna blessed the universe with Fenty Skin, a line of products that suit everyone on the planet. Her fan-favorite Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Oil Body Cream is made with seven oils, including exotic-sounding baobab and Kalahari melon, to provide next-level softness. Shea butter and glycerin also moisturize the skin barrier. Its pleasant tropical scent with notes of fruit and flowers is bound to please everyone.
5. This BareMinerals loose powder
Whether you’re setting makeup or looking to reduce shine, a face powder can serve you well. Opt for one of Sephora’s best-selling loose powders that claims to reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and enlarged pores. Its buildable formula is available in 30 shades and can be dusted on for sheer coverage or layered for full coverage. Swipe it over clean, moisturized skin, or on top of your foundation.
6. These One/Size by Patrick Starrr eye patches
At-home spa-night, anyone? These under-eye patches are a great addition to your self-care routine. They claim to plump the skin with hyaluronic acid, de-puff with caffeine and brighten with lemon juice. After use, you can expect tighter-looking skin with a reduction in dark circles and fine lines. Apply the pair on cleansed skin under the eyes for 10 to 15 minutes, and gently rub in the remaining serum once you’re done.
7. This Glossier eyebrow gel
It’s magical how a couple seconds spent grooming the eyebrows frames the entire face. Glossier’s Boy Brow Grooming Pomade can help you get there. The creamy wax-like formula works to thicken and condition brows with hydrating ingredients like oleic acid and lecithin without leaving your brows covered in a flakey film. Opt for the clear pomade for a subtle brushed look or the black, brown, auburn or blond tints for a fuller brow appearance.
8. This Milk Makeup blurring stick
Milk Makeup has a “Blur the Lines” campaign that challenges gender stereotypes. So it makes sense that one of the brand’s notable products is its Blur Stick, which creates a smooth canvas out of your skin. The oil-free, translucent formula works either as a primer after moisturizer and under makeup or on its own to create a long-lasting smooth, matte finish. It also works well in place of oil blotters—just swipe it over your T-zone mid-day to reduce shine. No matter how you use it, you’ll wind up with a reduced appearance of fine lines, pores and even facial razor burn.
9. This Chanel nail polish
Groomed nails have no gender, and Chanel’s Boy de Chanel collection is here for that. Its nail polish in the shade “Natural” is the ideal natural-but-better manicure solution, providing a sleek and modern matte finish in a shade that’s translucent enough to let your own nail color shine through. It’s easy to use with its wide applicator, making it accessible for nail-care beginners. Because it comes in a quick-drying formula and can be applied directly to the nail—no base coat required—it makes for a low-maintenance step in your primping routine.
10. This Lush body face and scrub
Who needs coffee when you can get a skin scrub as invigorating as Lush’s Ocean Salt? It’s made with a mix of exfoliating sea salt, moisturizing coconut oil and avocado butter and brightening lime-infused vodka and grapefruit extract. The bestselling scrub works to slough off dead skin on your face and body for a smoother feel. Apply it to dampened skin, scrub gently and rinse.
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