There's something sexy about a woman sporting her guy's stuff. It's the contrast of sensuality and strength. A crisp men's shirt as an impromptu nightie. Supermodels and stogies.

When I began dating my husband he infamously declared, "What's mine is yours and what's yours is yours."  A thousand stolen razors later, he may have changed his stance. But that doesn't stop me from pillaging his products, all in the name of beauty, of course.

Jack Black

Designed to appeal to the man's man, Jack Black is a collection of grooming essentials for guys offering everything from shaving lather to facial cleanser, from classic pomades to Industrial Strength Hand Healer .

And while the Jack Black line may have been created for him, even the inventors recognize that many of their products swing both ways. Sold online at GetJackBlack.com and at retailers such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom, the Jack Black web site has a section devoted to women.  Ladies are invited to "borrow from the boys" such must-haves as the Line Smoother Face Moisturizer with Natural Fruit Acids ($26) and Eye Balm Age Minimizing Gel with Vitamins A and E ($23).  The logic is simple: Jack Black contends that their men's products are just as good (if not better) than those made for women, but in a classic case of supply and demand, men's lines are simply less expensive.

Not one to sacrifice quality for price, I swear by the All Day Oil-Control Lotion with Kaolin, Cotton and Vitamin E ($26), an oil-free formula that absorbs excess facial oil and controls shine.

Brave Soldier

Brave Soldier is a line of men's grooming products that aims to serve the needs of elite athletes as well as the A verage Joe.  And then there's the battalion of leading men who are Brave Soldier fans, among them Tobey Maguire, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Richard Gere.

The company was founded on one simple, manly mantra- banish Road Rash. With this purpose in mind, the first Brave Soldier product, Antiseptic Healing Ointment , was created.

Enter Jane.

Before long Brave Soldier had developed a cult like following amongst women (this one included) who swear by Brave Soldier's Code Blue to soothe their skin after shaving and waxing. With key ingredients such as Witch Hazel and Lidocaine, Code Blue provides instant relief to irritated and burned skin; $18 at BraveSoldier.com.

A cut above

For those of us who covet more than just his razor, The Art of Shaving , a luxury collection of shaving products for him, has launched a new collection aimed squarely at she .  Dressed in pink, the collection, called The Perfect Shave, features Rose Absolute, an ingredient culled from Bulgarian damask roses. 20,000 petals, in fact, create just one pound of this rose essence.

At the Art of Shaving, alcohol is out and botanicals are in. Synthetic fragrances and dyes hit the skids in favor of natural ingredients and 100-percent pure essential oils.  Opt for the Ingrown Hair Night Cream , designed to relieve ingrown hairs and razor bumps.  Rose Absolute acts as an antiseptic, soothing skin while essential oils reduce inflammation; $30 at ArtofShaving.com.

Oh, and honey. hand's off The Perfect Shave . After all, what's mine is still mine.


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