Sharing is caring, and is it turns out so many products in your beauty routine will work for gender XX as well gender XY. The male’s skin is tougher, thicker and oilier than the woman’s due to hormonal differences, but there are several cult formulas that will do it for both of you.
Store smarter and pack lighter, with our edit of multi-purpose grooming and beauty buys.
Erno Laszlo Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar Duo, $119.00Buy now with free delivery
Erno Laszlo’s Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar is like black magic for couples. This is the iconic, original cleansing bar from Dr. Laszlo. It will draw impurities out from the skin like a magnet, and it’s enriched with 26 minerals essential for happy, healthy skin.
These bars will also last forever, or so it seems.
Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser, $48.00Buy now with free delivery
Bioelements’ Flash Foam Cleanser will do what it’s supposed to and more. Natural fruit enzymes, green tea extract and vitamin B5 will leave your skin brighter and comfortably refreshed. There are 500 puffs of foam in this no-fluss cleanser, which means there’s plenty to be shared.
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm, $7.50Buy now with free delivery
Jack Black’s Intense Therapy Lip Balm will instantly soothes, nourishes and protects. The emollient formula contains softening ingredients from natural mint and avocado oil to lanolin and shea butter. Meanwhile vitamin E, green tea extract and a host of antioxidants guard against UV-induced free radical damage. Kiss kiss.
Whish Almond Shave Crave Shaving Cream, $16.00Buy now with free delivery
If you’re used to shaving being a drying affair, you’re in for a luxe surprise. Whish Almond’s Shave Cracce Shaving Cream provides a close, moisturizing shave with no drying foam. The thick whip’s natural ingredients leave your skin soft, smooth, and pampered.
This formula is generally associated with women, don’t let that childhood fragrance fool you – the almond aroma will warm up to his skin differently. Welcome to a gentle new world.
AHAVA Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash - Lemon and Sage, $24.00Buy now with free delivery
Enriched with macadamia and sunflower oils, natural moisturizers and dead sea minerals, AHAVA’s Mineral Botanic body wash will cleanse and softens the skin with the scent and sensations of lemon and sage. The velvety-cream texture leaves skin refreshed and re-energized.
Sensitive skin types should look to AHAVA’s Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash – Hibiscus and Fig instead.
Karuna the Karma Kit, $28.00Buy now with free delivery
Sometimes there’s no better date night than staying in, with Netflix, Chinese takeaway and face masks for two.
It’s good karma.
Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Bouncy Cream, $48.00Buy now with free delivery
The genesis for Peter Thomas Roth’s eponymous skincare collection is his own experience with acne and ageing, so when you buy into the range, you’re buying something special (have you seen the guy’s face?)
The Cucumber Detox Bouncy Cream delivers potent antioxidants and hydrating actives to the skin. The featherweight gel instantly absorbs into the erpidermis – great for the busy girl and the lazy guy.
Rodial Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Toning Spritz, $42.00Buy now with free delivery
You can’t reverse the ageing process but you can slow it down with the right ingredients. Reach for Rodial’s Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Toning Spritz throughout the day and let the benefits of hyaluronic acid hydrate both your skin and his. Some miracles aren’t visible.
Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip, $48.00Buy now with free delivery
Look alive with Ole Henriksen’s Lemon Strip Flash Peel. This one-step express peel is powered by lactic, glycolic and fruit acids that go to work in three ways to exfoliate and resurface skin, while algae extract soothes and calms. Ladies and gents should apply this spa-grade treatment with the coarse brush that comes with it, to increase cell turnover, brighten skin tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a smoother, younger-looking complexion.
Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimiser, $60.00Buy now with free delivery
If you want to know what a great complexion looks like, reach for Perricone MD’s Intensive Pore Minimizer. This multi-functional treatment tightens the appearance of pores, reducing oil and mattifying skin.