Not all men have the same affinity for beauty products that many women do. Their skincare routines may be simpler, their taste in fragrances perhaps more one dimensional. Each to their own.
But if the guys in your life are interested in expanding their beauty horizons - and more importantly, growing their support for locally owned and made products - yet have a limited knowledge how to do so, make it your mission to share your favourites with them. They may not love them for the same reason you do, but there’s a good chance that your a-beauty go-tos are well deserving on a place in his beauty routine, too.
We’ve picked out a few of our most beloved unisex beauty buys. Gift them or guide them towards growing their daily regimen with these homegrown heroes.
For a scent with a difference
OUR PICK: WHO IS ELIJAH DISCOVERY SET
Why you love it: The up-and-coming cult fragrance brand is unlike anything you’ve tried before.
Why he’ll love it: He’s been on the hunt for a modern signature scent but hates shopping!
For unisex ambience
OUR PICK: LUMIRA CUBAN TOBACCO CANDLE
Why you love it: Nobody does luxury candles like Lumira (plus they get bonus points for being Australian!).
Why he’ll love it: The notes of cardamom, clove bud, tangerine, and tobacco are masculine-friendly.
For effortless sun protection
OUR PICK: HUNTER LAB SPF50+ FACIAL SUNSCREEN
Why you love it: It's the perfect spill-proof sunscreen to pop in your handbag for top-ups all day long.
Why he’ll love it: The stick formula is great for a mess-free application while the semi-matte finish means he won't be left looking or feeling greasy throughout the day.
For tired eyes
OUR PICK: asap FIRMING EYE LIFT
Why you love it: The multi-peptide formula lifts and firms the eye area while protecting from collagen degradation.
Why he’ll love it: It will help hide the signs of a late night out with the guys.
For low energy levels
OUR PICK: WELLECO SUPER ELIXIR GREENS
Why you love it: You believe in an inside-out approach to wellbeing and love that it helps leave your skin glowing
Why he’ll love it: He’s been looking for a healthy way to boost his energy levels without consuming copious amounts of caffeine