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.
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
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.
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,
Healing Ointment , was created.
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
A cut above
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
Oh, and honey. hand's off The Perfect Shave .
After all, what's mine is still mine.