A Huffington Post piece last week highlighted how women pay $1300 more a year for the same personal care products like razors and deodorant just because they’re marketed to women which got me thinking about the men’s lines that do skincare really well. Next time you’re in the market to de-puff, hydrate, and cleanse, compare labels with your favorite find with something from a men’s skincare line like Anthony and Jack Black. You’ll probably pay less for that black jar versus a pink one with the same thing inside. Here are a few to try.
Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester vs. Anthony Vitamin Facial Serum
Daily antioxidants like a c serum are essential in keeping skin looking great. It’s one of the few things I recommend we all use (along with sunscreen, hydration, and an exfoliant!) but some c serums cost a fortune. Anthony’s serum includes licorice to fade discolorations as well as peptides and AHA’s for clearer and fresher looking skin.
Josie Maran Argan Oil vs. Jack Black Epic Moisture MP10 Nourishing Oil
So Jack Black’s version isn’t 100% argan oil like Maran’s now iconic formula, but it does blend jojoba, grapeseed, and olive oils with argan to create a light oil that softens both skin and hair alike.
Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel vs. Anthony Wake Up Call
I’m such a believer in using caffeine-based gel for around the eyes in the morning to calm puffiness to make you look more awake. Eye gels like Bliss’ are pricey, but treatments specifically for the eye area usually are because they deem themselves as ‘specialty treatments.’ Anthony’s gel is meant for the whole face (which is why it’s a generous 3oz size) but its ingredients of caffeine, green tea, and vitamins are just what your sleepy eyes need to bring down that morning swelling. .