With all the different skincare products we use on a day-to-day basis, the bathroom accumulates clutter very quickly, so doesn’t it make sense to invest in ones that work for everyone? When it comes down to it, skin is skin—it’s not gender specific.
The Kit Chinese Edition editor Renée Tse highlights some of her favourite products for everyone to try.
Eight beauty products both men and women will love
Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing OilThis lightweight oil cleanser emulsifies with water to a cleansing milk to effortlessly remove makeup and the day’s grime and is suitable for all skin types. It’s enriched with a blend of plant-derived squalane (which mimics your skin’s own moisture, making it the ultimate hydrator), evening primrose oil (rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids) and calming lavender essential oil.
Kiehl’s | $42
Dermalogica Daily MicrofoliantIt’s important for everyone to exfoliate, especially men because they generally have more oil build-up, and this is an exfoliator everybody can use. Its rice-based powder activates upon contact with water to help achieve brighter, smoother skin every day. It’s perfect to share in a bathroom at home or when travelling.
Dermalogica | $82 (13g)
Schaf Radiance Firming SerumEveryone’s skin will benefit from the clean and simple ingredients in this unisex brand. This multi-action serum can not only firm and brighten skin tone, but also provide skin with lasting hydration, thanks to the hyaluronic acid ingredient. It helps enhance barrier function, preventing skin from losing water content.
The Detox Market | $65
Laneige Cream Skin Toner and MoisturizerThis 2-in-1 moisturizer from Korean brand Laneige preps and softens like a toner and moisturizes like a cream for maximum hydration benefits in one simple step. So it's great for men and women because everyone needs to moisturize and it’s great for all types of skin because it’s lightweight and hydrating.
Sephora | $43
Skinceuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50It doesn't matter who you are – sunscreen is crucial. This formula is smooth to apply and doesn't leave a greasy residue or white streaks behind. It offers broad spectrum protection for all skin types, including sensitive. Formulated with 100% physical filters Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, this is formulated with a plankton extract to help boost skin’s natural defenses to UV.
Skinceuticals | $46
Innisfree Vitalizing Soothing Gel with AloeThis is a refreshing gel for face and body formulated with organic Jeju Aloe Extract to rehydrate tired skin with moisture for a healthy look of vitality. Both men and women can apply it as an after-shave or an after-sun product, or onto dry areas that need soothing, including the face, arms and legs.
Innisfree Vitalizing Soothing Gel with Aloe | $13
Chanel Boy de Chanel Lip BalmChanel is one of the unexpected brands to launch a male-exclusive beauty line of products that includes brow pencil, tinted moisturizer and lip balm for men to achieve that flawless skin. It was very much influenced by South Korea, which is pretty normal over there for men to use tinted moisturizer, especially for the K-pop stars. What I like about this lip balm is the packaging is so sleek and minimalist. Definitely both male and female would love to keep this close.
Chanel Boy de Chanel Lip Balm | $48
Aesop Tacit Eau de ParfumAesop is one of the most beloved unisex beauty brands out there with no distinct male or a female beauty section and this also applies to fragrances. This particular unisex scent is a contemporary interpretation of classical colognes that features crisp citrus top notes with spiced undertones.
Aesop Tacit Eau de Parfum | $155
Watch the video clip above to see some of these products in action!