My boyfriend steals my moisturizer (Green Tea Sunblock with SPF 30) all the time-and I'm totally for it. Because, as GQ Senior Editor Will Welch confirmed during a Today Show segment, most grooming products are in fact unisex; many are just marketed toward women.
One poll even suggests that 58 percent of men use eye creams to reduce puffiness, masks to cleanse pores and, most surprisingly of all, lady's deodorant. (Yes, the male colleague sitting to your right might just be wearing Lady Speed Stick. We're just saying.)
Moisturizer, an important part of everyone's skincare regimen, is no different. Moisturizers don't just repair dry, rough and uneven skin; they also protect against environmental elements like wind, dirt and sunshine. Here, we pick three of our favorite moisturizers that work well on both sides of the gender divide.
Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense Facial Moisturizer
Cetaphil UVA/UVB Defense ($10 to $20) is specially designed to contain SPF 50 broad spectrum protection-the highest sun protection factor in a facial moisturizer. This no-frills (translation: guy-friendly) product is fragrance and grease-free. It also contains glycerin, a substance that attracts water when applied to the skin.
Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Algenist ($90 to $135) nourishes skin with an exotic micro-algae-based ingredient known as alguronic acid. Touted for its anti-aging capabilities, alguronic acid holds in moisture, boosts elastin and reduces wrinkles. Algenist may be pricey, but the dye and synthetic fragrance-free product is as simple as the black and white frosted container in which it's packaged.
Kiehl's Facial Fuel Daily Moisturizer
Even though this vitamin-enriched moisturizer is enclosed in a sleek "manly" blue tube, women can benefit from Keihl's Facial Fuel ($25 to $35) too. The use of chestnut extract helps to retain moisture, restore the outermost layer of skin cells and create an even tone. Facial Fuel can be purchased with or without SPF 15. Both men and women love it for its non-greasy feel.