If you think stocking your grooming bag is expensive, think again! Wave goodbye to lofty price tags and say hello to affordable products that work. The trick to making your hard-earned money go further is to invest in quality grooming items from trusted brands. Below are 10 items under $10 that every guy will benefit from having in his collection.
Carmex Lip Balm – $1.59
Your smile is the first thing people notice about you. Give them your best impression with plump, soft lips. If you have dry, chapped skin, this is going to be the best dollar you have ever spent. Stop chewing and biting lips, and instead, nourish and hydrate them back to health. Carmex is a firm favorite and will instantly replenish your tired skin, but I also love Jack Black Lip Defense ($7.50) during summer.
Vaseline – $1.78
A tub of Vaseline goes a long way, and has dozens of unconventional uses. From minor cuts, to being an effective emollient (use it to remove hair product build-up from your hairline), Vaseline is a natural and cheap way to look after your skin. This hypoallergenic formula can be used to hold eyebrows in place, to moisturize tough skin on the soles of your feet, and as a healing balm.
Dove Men+Care Face Scrub – $4.49
Make your face scrub work harder with this super hydrating face scrub. Skin dryness is the number one cause of skin complaints in men. It can cause shaving rashes, bumps, and other painful ailments. Instead, hydrate and deep clean in one product. The fragrance is masculine, and can be used on the body if you suffer from dreaded “bacne.”
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – $6.99
If there’s one product missing from many guy’s armory it’s a faithful moisturizing lotion. Dry skin can affect men all-year long, especially if you are athletic and spend time outdoors. A daily moisturizer like Aveeno will give your skin a protective barrier to prevent friction burns, dryness, irritation, and other wear and tear from making life uncomfortable. Use after your daily shower.
NIVEA Men Sensitive Protective Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15 – $6.49
Quality sunscreen can be hard to source at an affordable price, but NIVEA Men is stepping up to the challenge with their NIVEA Men Sensitive Protective Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 15. This contains the minimum SPF protection needed for everyday use at a meager price point. NIVEA has decades of skin care experience, and created an alcohol-free sunscreen for men.
Every Man Jack Fresh Scent Deodorant – $7.49
Many deodorants come in at a lower price point, but few are chemical free and contain no aluminum (a skin clogging agent used in most deodorants) – the Every Man Jack lineup does both and more. This all-natural deodorant contains a fresh scent and all-day protection. With smart ingredients like lemon and witch hazel, rest assured you will stay odor free and comfortable all-day long.
Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Rinse – $6.99
Brushing your teeth is a great introduction to your oral hygiene, but smart men know to use a rinse after brushing for a more complete clean. Luster NOW! Instant Whitening Rinse is a powerful yet tooth-friendly rinse to whiten and clean your teeth. This will also freshen your breathe and reduce bacteria and gum disease, making it a great investment versus visiting a dentist.
American Crew Precision Shave Gel – $9.95
If you shave daily, invest in a quality shaving gel that will protect your skin. After all, you must live with your skin for the rest of your life. American Crew Precision Shave Gel come in at a fraction under $10 but is a professional grade product that will last a long time. In addition to being natural, smelling fantastic, and endorsed by professional groomers, it’s a steal at this price!
Every Man Jack Beard Oil – $9.99
Having a beard is not an excuse not to invest in quality grooming products. To prevent the wild man look you need to use a beard oil to tame and train hair into place. Every Man Jack Beard Oil is a natural oil that will make your beard grow thicker, more fuller, and in the direction you want with daily application – plus is smells amazing.
Travel Smart Grooming Set
If you haven’t updated your grooming set in a few years, now is the time! Stop depending on grandma to replace your annual set and check out what a men’s grooming set can do for you; complete with nail clippers, nose and ear hair trimmers, and tools to get those troubling grooming concerns under check, this is like a first aid kit for your looks.
What grooming essential under $10 did I miss? Leave a comment with your top tips below and return the favor!