His & Hers 5 Unisex Products to Try Out Now
For when you’ve run out of excuses for why you keep using his stuff.
We’re nearly halfway through 2019, and modern society couldn’t be more different from what it was 10 years ago. Say goodbye to the gender binary system and hello to a new age of fluidity and freedom! This movement of inclusivity has indubitably pervaded the beauty industry, as brands are increasingly marketing quality skincare products and scents for everyone, regardless of identity. Now is a great time to venture away from convention and refresh your beauty stash – here are BWB’s top picks for gender-neutral products to try now.
Blu Mediterraneo Arancia di Capri by Acqua di Parma
If these warmer days are triggering your wanderlust, escape to the sun-drenched island of Capri with Acqua di Parma’s eau de toilette from the summery Blu Mediterraneo collection. Embrace la dolce vita of the Italian Mediterranean through vibrant notes of orange and mandarin paired with sensual caramel and musk.
Agender Oil by NOTO
Gentle but strong, NOTO’s Anywhere Hair + Body oil is the perfect embodiment of unisex wellness. This product is whatever you want it to be: organic hemp oil for promoting hair growth, vetiver for calming inflammation, or lavender for soothing the skin. What’s more, Agender Oil is NOTO’s very first non-profit product! 100 percent of the proceeds go to various social, cultural, and environmental organizations on rotation. BWB is all for beauty with a purpose.
Wake Up Eye Stick by Oars + Alps
Rejecting gender norms is all about staying woke, people! Reenergize those under-eyes with the help of the Oars + Alps Wake Up Eye Stick, which uses caffeine and menthol to combat puffiness, fine lines, and dark circles. Didn’t sleep a wink last night? Your secret is safe with O + A!
Nº5 Deodorant by Agent Nateur
Since deodorant is a daily-use skincare product, it’s extremely important to choose a brand with safe, clean ingredients. If you want a deodorant with natural ingredients, you often unfortunately have to trade in efficacy or longterm freshness; this deodorant is no such case. Agent Nateur’s deodorants get the job done with food-grade ingredients and without GMOs, aluminum or pesticides. Try the Nº5 scent to withstand those hot summer days in aromatic clouds of vetiver, sandalwood, and rose.
Silent St. by Derek Lam
Slow things down with an olfactory stroll along Crosby Street. This delicate, white musk transports you to the epicenter of Soho as the first snowfall begins to graze NYC sidewalks. Perfectly packaged in a crisp and sleek white bottle with a magnetic top, this fragrance will ground you in moments of quiet and tranquility.
If these products still don’t tickle your fancy, consider EiR NYC’s Natural Shampoo + Body Bar to make packing a breeze for your upcoming tropical getaways. If you’d rather feel the breeze between your toes, try L:a Bruket’s No. 095 Thyme/Marjoram Foot Cream to keep your feet sandal-ready all summer long. It’s time to embrace unisex beauty, BWB style!
Originally from Los Angeles, Alicia lived in Shanghai for 11 years before moving back to the states to attend the University of Miami, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and minors in art and philosophy. Currently residing in New York City, Alicia applies her knowledge of strategic communication and design in her career. She enjoys painting, rugby, exploring, and more often than not, you’ll find her petting someone’s dog.