Here are some of my favorite grooming products that Bobby and I share. I’ve never been a fan of overly sweet, or floral scents, deodorants, or body washes so you’ll see that reflected in my choices. When we first started dating Bobby wondered why I had so many men’s products in my bathroom! Even though some of the products are labeled as “men’s” I’d encourage ladies who feel the same way to give these a try; not all of us like to smell like pomegranate! -Leah
Brave Soldier – Shower Shave – $18
This is by far the best shaving cream or gel I’ve ever used. It’s specifically formulated to be used in the shower and not to rinse off like so many others do. I’ve been using this for a few months now and I’m able to shave my legs without a nick, and find the smell to be pleasant as well. I like that it re-lathers easily and is more of a gel than a cream so it helps the razor glide smoothly.
Olivina – Bourbon Cedar Body Wash – $14
This one is labeled for men, but the smell is absolutely fantastic! This lathers easily and the smell is not floral or overpowering at all. Olivina has a crisp woodsy smell with a hint of bourbon; my all time favorite spirit!
Kiehl’s – Facial Fuel – $35
Here’s another labeled for the guys, but as with all Kiehl’s products the ingredients are high quality and a little goes a long way. Facial Fuel is light weight, absorbs quickly, and leaves my face feeling clean. I have sensitive skin and this has never made me break out. It also never looks shiny or greasy after applying it, just a light tingling sensation that feels refreshing. I use it at night after washing my face, and it’s a great moisturizer under make up in the morning.
Image Skincare – Ageless Total Facial Cleanser – $30
I used to work at a Dermatologist’s office and I was able to try many medical-grade skincare products. Most of these come with a hefty price tag, but this facewash is the exception. It’s a glycolic based wash that helps with fine lines, wrinkles, and breakouts while improving the tone and texture of your skin. I use it once a day in the morning, but if you’re new to products with glycolic acid I suggest you start using it every other day so your skin can adjust as it can sometimes be dying (see “Facial Fuel” above). I don’t find the scent of this to be the most appealing, but it has drastically changed my skin for the better. Image doesn’t make a bad product, and this is my all-time favorite.
Tom Ford Private Blend – Neroli Portofino – $240, 50 ML
I love so many of Tom Ford’s Private Blend fragrances, but this was my first and I find myself reaching for it the most. This is a perfect daytime scent. It’s vibrant, fresh, elegant, and smells like a secluded beach on the Italian Riviera. This scent is irresistibly light and is perfect for layering if you like mixing Tom Ford’s blends. I suggest pairing Neroli Portofino with White Suede for daytime and Neroli Portofino with Tobacco Vanille for nighttime.
I absolutely love all kinds of grooming products, but finding some Bobby and I both enjoy makes getting ready more fun.