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With hundreds or even thousands of grooming products to choose from, it can get confusing and expensive in finding out which products work and which don’t. In order to simplify this problem for you, here are the best grooming products for men for 2021! This list includes the best face moisturizer, aftershave, body lotion, body wash, shave gel.
Best Grooming Products for Men
Generally speaking, men have oilier skin compared to women, which tends to make men think that they don’t need a moisturizer. Compound this with the fact that most men just put on body lotion on their face which is thick and greasy and this eventually turns them away from using a moisturizer.
But using a moisturizer daily is essential for men to keep their skin healthy and looking its best. Cetaphil’s Dermacontrol moisturizer with SPF 30 is a great product for men who are looking for a lightweight moisturizer that helps to keep their skin hydrated but not oily. Plus, this moisturizer has the dermatologist recommended SPF of 30.
It’s a face, most men love using bar soaps. But the problem with most bar soaps is that they tend to be really drying and they wreck havoc on your skin. Heavy fragrance along with harsh ingredients tends to make more bar soaps bad for your skin in the long run. Instead, look for a bar soap with gentle ingredients that clean but also don’t dry out your skin.
Dove sensitive is a great all round option. It has a history of being recommended by dermatologists because it helps maintain the moisture barrier of your skin. When short on time, I’ve used it to wash my hair and face with no issues. This is a great affordable bar soap that you can use all over your body.
Note: You can also try the Dove Men+Care bar soaps. They are better than most bar soaps but I find they don’t lather as well as the regular dove sensitive bar soap.
When washing your hair, you want to stick with a gentle shampoo and conditioner. You also want to avoid washing hair daily. Dove Men + Care makes this easy because it has the shampoo and conditioner in one single product. This helps to cut down on shower time as well as make your shower routine simpler.
Not a fan of bar soap? Or just prefer the convenience of body washes? Then try out Dove’s gentle body washes. Similar to the dove sensitive bar soap, these body washes are designed to clean your skin without drying out your skin. I would avoid the fragrance versions because they tend to have strong feminine fragrances and just stick with the fragrance free versions so they don’t clash with your cologne.
I’ve been using this Lubriderm 3 in 1 for Men lotion as a face moisturizer, aftershave and body lotion with no issues. In fact, I’ve started using this exclusively as a night time moisturizer. The lotion includes ingredients such as Vitamin E and B5 as well as zinc gluconate which helps with reducing oiliness. Overall, I think this is a great product for men who want an uncomplicated and effective moisturizer they can use all over their body.
This Aveeno shave gel is not only recommended but also used by many dermatologists who praise it for it’s gentle and effective ingredients. Unlike shave foams which have a thick consistency, this shave gel is clear and provides wonderful lubrication and glide during the shave. It is fragrance free and has the Aveeno famous ingredients colloidal oatmeal which helps to soothe and moisturize the skin. This product is both affordable and effective. You can use for all your shaving needs.
Nivea’s Sensitive Aftershave Balm is incredibly popular and highly recommended. Unlike the original version, this one has a slightly cooling sensation which helps with redness and burning after the shave (which you really shouldn’t be experiencing if you were using the Aveeno shave gel I recommended).
Either way, this is a great inexpensive aftershave balm that contains Vitamin E and glycerin which helps to moisturize the skin and protect it from dryness and irritation.
Vaseline is an incredibly versatile skin product that you can use on a daily basis. You can use it as a lip balm to help lock in moisture during the cold and dry months. Got a small nick or cut? You can also put vaseline on it to help it heal faster. It helps to block out bacteria and lock in moisture so your skin stays healthy and hydrated.
These were the best grooming products for men in 2021. Unlike other lists, where people just mention products for commission, I’ve personally had experience with all of these products and truly believe these are the best affordable and effective grooming products you can use.
Looking for an effective and affordable skin care routine? Check out ‘The Best Skin Care Routine for Men’.