by Alexandra Samuel
courtesy of the brandsYou guys know I use dude's deodorant, right? Something about smelling like baby powder seems like a feminist nightmare to me, and I just can't do it. So, I switched to a less-manly dude's version several years ago and have never looked back. Ditto with shaving cream. Guys shaving cream is meant for super-sensitive facial skin. I have sensitive skin all over. Seems like a natural fit, right? And -- until recently -- I kind of drew the line there.
But now, I'm officially in I'm-stealing-all-my-boyfriend's-products mode because I found two new launches that -- no joke -- are better than anything in my bathroom cabinet. Plus, both of these are on the cheaper side than lady products usually are. Want in?
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Harry's, a so-cool-it-hurts new shaving line from one of the Warby Parker guys, has stolen my heart. Here's the deal: you get an amazingly well crafted razor handle, plus amaze three five-blade razor heads and a month's worth of the best shave cream on the planet for $15. YEP. $15. Plus, you can reorder razors for $2 or less each (depending on how many you buy) and more shave cream for $8 a tube.
One hitch though -- they are out of stock for the next two weeks or so. (Hear that pouting? That's my boyfriend, whose been trying to order his own set all weekend. I refuse to share).
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The other dude-wonder is the new men's skincare line from Dove. The new Dove Men + Care Face Post Shave Balm Sensitive+ has vitamin B5, which totally cuts down on irritation, pun intended. Don't tell, but I totally use this after shaving (legs, bikini line, underarms) and tweezing because my skin is freaking out in this ridiculous, roller coaster-like weather. Not gonna lie, feeling pretty manly right now.
What dude products do you swear by? Tweet us @AESam and @SELFMagazine!
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by Alexandra Samuel