Beauty

The Best Gender Neutral Skincare Brands

By Sjaniël Turrell
24.05.19

Holistic make-up artist Sjaniël Turrell shares her insights into the gender neutral skincare and what it really entails.

 

Often I’m asked if there is a difference between skincare for men and women, or for men’s skincare brands specifically. The short answer is “no” - all skincare can work for all genders - the main question you need to ask is “what do I want from my skincare?” And more often than not the answer is very different for men and women or simply from woman to woman or man to man. Your preference for simplicity, fragrance, packaging and feel will all determine what constitutes as a gender neutral product. In my experience, the majority of men have not grown up with the same influx of beauty info that most women have been exposed to their entire lives and find it overwhelming. You may have reached a certain age and realise that you want to take better care of yourself, perhaps your partner’s beauty habits have influenced the way you see your own routine or you may absolutely love the idea of tailored skincare but don’t feel as if you’re being catered to. You may simply not be a 'girly' girl and hate all the faff involved in complex beauty regimes or you may not love strong fragrances and 'girly' packaging. Whatever your preference, there certainly are wonderful organic and clean beauty products on the market for you to use - even better if you can simply share one beauty product between you and your partner and know it works for you both (saving on money and packaging - bonus!). I've chosen the brands below based on their use of minimal fragrance, their no- nonsense design and their focus on simplicity for skin health and wellbeing. 

The Best Gender Neutral Skincare Brands