1. Molton Brown Fresh Bushukan Citrus Splash
Sometimes you just don’t feel like wearing perfume, but you’re looking for something a little more potent than your scented body wash. Enter this zesty body splash, a very grown up version of the ubiquitous Bath & Body Works spritzes. It’s a reviving blend of crisp lemon, sultry bergamot, and grassy sage. Dab it behind your ears and on your neck for a quick pick-me-up.
Molton Brown Fresh Bushukan Citrus Splash, $48. Amazon.com
2. Naturopathica Soothing Shave Cream for Men
Only for men? No way. This super thick salve feels like it was made for our legs. It thickly coats skin to prevent nicks, and leaves our stems feeling silky and smooth. Plus the formula uses cypress oil, a natural antiseptic that prevents ingrown hairs and razor burn. And if you’re really in the mood to borrow from the boys while in the shower, we also recommend trying Molton Brown’s Black Pepper Wash, which has just the right amount spice to get us going in the morning.
Naturopathica Soothing Shave Cream for Men, $25.70, Amazon.com
3. Anthony Logistics Self Tanner with Anti-Aging Complex
Truth be told, we don’t know any guys who faux glow, but that just means more for us. Beauty guru Jenn Falik turned us on to this idiot-proof product, which uses natural fruit acids to brighten and smooth skin as it adds a subtle, even tan.
Anthony Logistics Self Tanner with Anti-Aging Complex, $30, Amazon.com
4. The Art of Shaving Manual Razor
Do you really need a $100 razor? Perhaps not. But if your boyfriend/husband/father happened to have this top-of-the-line razor, you’d be hard-pressed to resist snagging it. The heavy chrome feels deliciously substantial in your hand and the extra-sharp blade slips easy over your skin for an extra-extra-smooth shave.
The Art of Shaving Manual Razor, $92.99, Amazon.com
5. Malin & Goetz Eucalyptus Deodorant
We first spied this uncommonly stylish product in Wallpaper’s 2011 Design Awards issue. We’re already big fans of Malin & Goetz, the rare brand that does unisex well, and this is our latest love. Beyond the minimal-chic tube and Malin & Goetz’s trademark ombre type, the natural, alcohol-free deodorant goes on completely clear and lasts all day. And, unlike the majority of women’s products, the crisp grassy scent doesn’t make us feel like a powder puff.
6. Anthony Shaveworks The Cool Fix
Anthony Logistics created this product because men were complaining that the women in their lives were using up all their Ingrown Hair Treatment to keep their legs and nether regions smooth. The company came up with a win-win solution: Tweak the formula to create a women-specific version. This cooling gel uses glycolic, phytic, and salicylic acids to get rid of dry, flaky skin, which can contribute to ingrown hairs.
Anthony Shaveworks The Cool Fix, $25, Birchbox.com