Whether we’re male or female, when it comes to our skin, hair and bodies, what we need from the beauty world tends to be the same. “My beauty/grooming picks are always made according to my concerns or needs, be it dark circles, blemishes or hair texture,” says Space NK Social Editor Christopher Oakman, “I want products that are effective and fit into my lifestyle. I’m always getting product recommendations from my girl friends, because if it works for them, then why not me?” With that said, it’s time to leave your judgement at the bathroom door and make some room on your shelves for five unisex products we guarantee you’ll both love.
From the monochromatic, Scandi aesthetic to the exotic fragrance blends loaded with heavy accords of incense and light floral notes, Byredo’s perfumes perfectly blur the line between masculine and feminine and have been designed to suit both. Super Cedar Eau de Parfum embodies the boldness of masculinity and the delicacy of femininity with its unique mix of smoky cedar and sweet rose. We love the way this fragrance works in harmony with the natural scent of skin, making it smell different on each individual.
While experts discourage us from washing our hair every day, modern life and its constant demands sometimes leave us with no option. Infused with green tea as well as vitamins C and E this shampoo is like skincare for your scalp and works to feed and nourish hair as opposed to stripping it of its natural oil, regardless of how many times it’s used each week. Suitable for all hair types and styles, this unisex shampoo gently cleanses and removes the build-up of oil and pollution – making it a great go-to if you’re in and out of the gym or commuting through a busy city.
Renowned for its antibacterial and antiseptic qualities, eucalyptus is the ideal ingredient in this cult buy. Designed to cleanse skin and counteract bacteria, it keeps unpleasant odours at bay and leaves underarms feeling fresh for up to 24 hours. Its lightweight, organic formula is designed to soak into skin easily without staining – so great for wearing underneath a crisp white shirt.
Aesop’s minimalist, apothecary style packaging looks good on everyone’s shelf. Enriched with soothing cold-pressed aloe vera and nourishing nut extracts, it delivers hydration to dry, sensitive or itchy skin and is perfect for using post shave. Its matte-finish also makes it a great base for layering under makeup.
Inspired by the skincare needs of male founder Francesco Clark, all products in this botanical brand contain hero ingredient jasmine absolute and as a result offer better hydrated, smoother, brighter and firmer skin to both men and women. “I created Skin-Clearing Face & Body Wash for everyone to use and fall in love with,” explains founder Francesco, “it’s specifically designed to target oilier skin without aggravating it.”
Its high level of exfoliating salicylic acid, willow bark extract, and eucalyptus helps to rid skin of dead surface cells, making it a pro at tackling ingrown hairs that tend to crop up in both bikini lines and beards. Its dark green gender neutral packaging makes it a welcome addition to the shower, for both him and her.