7 gender-neutral skin-care brands that literally work for everyone
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- Advertisers and marketers want you to think that there are differences in skin-care products for men and women. In reality, there are none.
- In fact, you shouldn't choose skin-care products based on gender. You should be looking for products that suit your specific skin type and concerns instead.
- There are a ton of gender-neutral products out there that are efficacious and beautifully packaged. There's also the added bonus that they can help reduce the number of products constantly tipping over in your bathroom cabinet because you and your partner can use the same things if your skin types and concerns are similar.
Despite what a skin-care product label says or looks like, or where the product sits in the drugstore aisle, there's no real reason they need to be in outdated binary categories for "men" and "women." It's just a marketing tactic to create more products and charge different prices (no thanks, pink tax), and you are too smart to be fooled by that.In reality, skin-care products can largely be used by either gender for the simple reason that skin is skin.
"Men may have oilier skin, in general, but there is no medical reason that a product for oily male skin can't be used by a woman with oily skin - and vice versa," says Dr. David Lortscher, board-certified dermatologist and CEO of Curology.
Instead of choosing a skin-care product or regimen based on your gender, choose one based on the type of skin you have like normal, combination, oily, sensitive, or acneic, as well as products based on issues or concerns, like cleansers that remove waterproof makeup or serums that brighten dull skin. "What counts is what your unique skin needs and tolerates, and that is gender-blind," says. Dr. Lortscher.
Here are seven gender-agnostic skin-care lines that anyone with skin can use.
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