Grooming Products We Can’t Live Without From 10 Household Brands

February 24, 2017  |  
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As an editor who mostly covers beauty and hair these days, I absolutely love to try new products and brands. But there are also some household names I will always trust above others, and some items from said brands that I could never live without, no matter what fancy new innovation hits the market. Turns out, I’m not alone. I asked the other ladies of MadameNoire what brands they turn to for their basic grooming needs — you know lotion, deodorant, shower gel, the basics — and we came to an agreement that we could never live without these 10 products from these 10 tried and true brands.  Do you agree?

Dove Shower Foam

Dove is the go-to cleanser for two reasons — it’s gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin and it’s super moisturizing. Plus, the brand just keeps getting better and better. Case in point: The new foaming body wash which smells and feels great!

Jergens Cherry Almond Essence

Do not act like Jergens’ cherry almond scent has not been one of the greatest blessings to our olfactory senses. This moisturizer is literally an oldie but goodie that we still love.

Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant

Cocoa butter and Black people just go together — kinda like Black people and Vaseline. So when Vaseline started releasing moisturizing products infused with cocoa butter we were pretty much on board from day one and have been ever since. The bottle alone for the Cocoa Radiant line is a nod to how amazing this lotion is for brown skin.

Ivory Soap

“Pure clean & simple,” the tagline for Ivory is exactly why we love it — simple clean without irritating fragrances and ingredients.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash

Whenever my skin starts acting up — i.e. breaking out — I take it back to my favorite acne wash since my teenagers years. This oil-free free option from Neutrogena has never failed me.

Summer’s Eve Wipes

After a workout, after a bathroom break at work, after sex, on your period — there are plenty of times throughout the day that you need a refresh down low but can’t exactly pull out a washcloth and soap. That’s when Summer’s Eve wipes literally come to the rescue and leave you feeling fresh.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

We’d love to pretend we always brush our teeth twice a day and floss after every meal and attend our regular dental checkups, but we don’t. But you couldn’t tell thanks to Colgate’s Optic White Platinum toothpaste. It’s not a lie when it says it works within three days.

Sensodyne Toothpase

About those dental appointments we’ve been skipping…sometimes the consequences are worse than our teeth having a little twinge of yellow. Whenever our teeth are feeling sensitive to water or sugar or any basic food, Sensodyne gets us through.

Secret Clinical Strength Deodorant

Look, deodorant is not something to play with, which is why I don’t take chances when it comes to perspiration. When regular deodorant wasn’t keeping me fresh anymore, I stepped it up to Secret’s Clinical Strength deodorant and never looked back.

Schick Intuition

Nobody enjoys shaving, but Schick Intuition makes the task a little bit more enjoyable — or at least easier. There’s no shower foam involved, no process, you simply wet your body and shave.

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