Is your bathroom or dressing room starting to look like a makeup and cosmetics counter? With so many grooming and beauty products and cosmetics stacked on the bathroom shelves (yours, your partner's, your kids' stuff), there's hardly any place left for you to comfortably enjoy a hot bath. Besides, a cluttered bathroom means a cluttered mind. Wouldn't it be great if there were only a few products that everyone cold use? We researched for some great unisex grooming and beauty products after our reader and contest winner Deepak Acharya requested this topic, using the Request Box feature on our site.
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Check out these 10 unisex grooming and beauty products that are great for your family!
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Garnier Fructis Daily Care 2-in-1 Shampoo: This shampoo is a great option for you and your partner as it has a clean fresh lemony fragrance that is neither too girly nor too macho. Perfect for anybody's daily hair care it helps strengthen your hair from within. The grapefruit antioxidants and natural protein gives your hair a gentle bounce.
Johnson's Baby Head-To-Toe Wash: This ultra mild cleanser is perfect not just for babies but for the whole family. Its no-more-tears formula should work great in case you're groping for the shower knob with your eyes shut. This body wash makes for a great unisex product as it's dye-free, soap-free, and hypoallergenic which cleanses the body without drying it.
Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub: A gentle exfoliant that removes dead skin cells and blackheads, unclogs pores and deep cleanses the facial skin while stimulating new cell growth definitely earns a place on the bathroom shelf. Himalaya Herbals' apricot scrub promises to keep the skin soft and glowing, and regular use will give you visible results.
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Gillette Venus Razor: Come on guys, before you make faces or fuss over at the look of this razor (which I admit is made for women) let me tell you that it works absolutely great! The non-disposable razor which has a blue (yes, blue not pink!) translucent plastic body, a white rubber handle for a firm grip, an angled neck, and a very flexible but sturdy spring-loaded head, gives a really good and close shave that lets us flaunt our hair-free, smooth limbs. It's so comfortable to work with that you will love using it on your face… not to forget, the aloe strip and cushioning that give you the smoothest feel after you're done shaving. Blissful!
Lotus Vanilla Lip Therapy: A lip balm or a chap stick is a must-have for everybody in the family. And the best times to use a lip balm are right after a shower and before hitting the sack. This is why having a tube of Lotus Vanilla Lip Therapy in your bathroom and another one on your dressing table is a good idea. This lip butter by Lotus rehydrates, heals, smoothens and protects your lips making them soft, supple and healthy.
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Jergens Shea Butter Deep Conditioning Moisturizer: This product is a total keeper! It has a light buttery fragrance that doesn't overpower making it perfect for everyday use. Jergens Shea Butter moisturizer contains shea butter, mango seed butter and cocoa butter which nourish and moisturize your skin deep within. It works for the driest of dry skin and leaves your skin soft and smooth.
Banana Boat Ultra Protect Sunscreen Lotion: If I could give you one advice, that would be to use sunscreen a few times every day without fail. And I know that would be the best advice ever. So that's what I'm doing! Banana Boat's ultra protect sunscreen lotion with SPF 30 (perfect for Indian climate) and a sheer, lightweight formula that's very much water resistant is perfect for all your sun protection needs. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamins A & E, it protects you from the harsh UVA and UVB rays and even prevents tanning! Score!
Body Shop Seaweed Ionic Clay Mask: If oily or acne-prone skin runs in the family, then invest in this amazing clay mask from Body Shop. This product is perfect for oily and combination skin types and you need to use just a tiny little bit to get great results.
Bath salts: After a tiring day at work, school, college, university or even at the mall, everybody would like a hot, relaxing and rejuvenating bath. And Nyassa Himalayan Pink Salt guarantees you just that! This product contains the most expensive salt in the world, (pure Himalayan salt!) that makes everyday bathing such a divine and luxurious experience! Reasonable priced (300 INR only!) this product will rejuvenate all your senses and help your body relax. It not only eliminates toxins, normalizes blood pressure, increases blood circulation, but also provides relief from arthritis, skin rashes, flu and fever symptoms! A total steal!
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Dove Cream Beauty Bathing Bar: Most Indians like to use a soap while bathing. The body wash revolution, though not new, is not widely spread in the heart of our country. But my experience has told me that most soaps strip the moisture off our skin. But not Dove. Dove was the first to put 1/4th moisturizing milk in a bar of soap, making it nourishing for the skin. The Dove bathing bar is free of any harmful parabens or sodium laureth sulfate which is extremely harmful for the skin. The mild unisex fragrance, and soft creamy lather makes it an enjoyable experience. Give it a try!
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A big thanks to our reader and winner of TBD 1st anniversary giveaway Deepak Acharya for requesting this article. :)