When it comes skin and hair care, men want the best to spoil their semi-pogi selves. In a practical sense, though, splurging for something that you yourself isn't too sure about is basically a gamble.
The solution? Find economical alternatives that are just as effective as the expensive ones.
If you think affordable grooming essentials found in drugstore aisles won't do the job, then you're mistaken. Most products carry the same exact ingredients, sometimes, even do more wonders than costly brands.
That said, here are the 14 best-selling necessities that you can buy in your friendly neighborhood dispensary.
1) Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
Suitable for men, without the added fragrances. Aside from leaving your skin moisturized and smoother, application also treats skin conditions like eczema. Definitely a bang for your buck.
2) Beach Hut Lotion Sunblock
It offers complete protection from the sun’s damaging rays through
The popular quick-drying, light, and non-greasy sunblock offers complete protection from the sun's damagin rays. It has SPF (sun protection factor) 36, and is also sweat- and water-proof.
3) Blackwater Body Spray Dynamic
Perfect for the active man who is always on the go. Ensures a lasting scent, even after a daily commute or strenuous workout. Makes everyone around you want to go in for a second sniff.
4) Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
The gentle face wash has been a favorite for years. Its ability to clean and soften without further irritating itchy, red skin—even with a super sensitive dermis—is perhaps the winning formula.
5) Dove Men+Care Invisible Dry Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Sweet-smelling and long-lasting (48 hours powerful protection), the Dove deo is proof that the brand isn't exclusive for women.
6) Gatsby Hard & Free Wax
Before heading out for a long day or night, take care of that sleek look with this bad boy. It has the same effect as a barbershop treatment.
7) Gillette Mach3 Turbo
Featuring a trio blades, to deal with every strand in the way. The durable comfort gel bar keeps your skin hydrated, and the skin guard fins guarantee a smoother shave.
8) Kojie San Men Face And Body Soap
It has the whitening action of three products in one blend: Kojic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Azelaoyl Diglycinate. Helps restore the skin's luster and keeps it healthier, clearer, and smoother.
9) Nivea Men Extra Whitening Pore Minimiser Facial Foam
Turns out, achieving fairer skin can be pretty simple. Scrub away all that shouldn't remain with this great exfoliator that also moisturizes skin and minimizes pores.
10) Nivea Men Invisible For Black & White Anti-Perspirant Deodorant
Those plain shirts won't have to go to waste with this anti-perspirant's two-day anti-stain protection. Keeps your black clothes blacker, and your white clothes whiter, come on.
11) Pond’s Men White Boost Spot Clearing Scrub
This spot cleanser deeply cleans while gently exfoliating skin to speed up regeneration without overdrying.
12) Rexona Men Motion Sense Anti-Bacterial Defense Deodorant
Has a fresh scent and prevents the growth of odor-causing bacteria, which aids in killing unwanted smell at the source.
13) Selsun Blue Shampoo
Formulated with menthol for a cool sensation, it targets the root of dandruff to rid even the toughest symptoms. It also relieves frequent scalp itching and leaves your hair smelling fresh.
14) Watsons Men Nose Pore Strips
Basically magnets for clogged pores, eliminating dirt and oil in a snap. Don't be deceived by the weird charcoal ingredients; marvel at the dramatic results.
Special thanks to Watsons Philippines