No matter what skincare, body care, and beauty brands try to tell you, most dermatologists agree that there are no real reasons their products need to be divided into gender-binary categories, simply because gender does not affect a person’s skin type or skin concerns.
The truth is, everyone can use most skincare, beauty, and body care products, and it’s better to choose products based on skin types, such as dry, normal, combination, oily, sensitive or skin issues such as acne-prone, aging, or dull skin.
I always search for gender-neutral brands that develop their products to serve unique skin concerns and needs, regardless of gender. What’s even more amazing is that most gender-neutral brands offer skincare and body care products with clean ingredients and elegantly designed packaging that can appeal to anyone. That’s also why they make great holiday gifts for minimalists and beauty enthusiasts.
10 gender-neutral brands that I highly recommend
This gender-neutral brand believes that body care and self-care are an essential part of one’s health and wellbeing, which is why their products are made from clean, high-quality ingredients that supply your skin with essential nutrients. I love the minimalist design of Necessaire’s packaging, which is also made of sustainable materials.
Their body care range comes in three products: the body wash, exfoliator, and lotion. You can also choose from three fragrance options for the body wash and exfoliator: sandalwood, eucalyptus, and fragrance-free.
Meant is a minimalist’s favorite brand because its products are designed to combine multiple steps of your body care and skincare routine into one, minimizing your entire routine down to just one or two products.
Moreover, Meant’s products use clean ingredients and are gender-inclusive, perfect for minimalists who seek quality, not quantity.
Hauto offers a range of gender-neutral face, body, and skincare products that use natural yet effective ingredients that target specific skin concerns regardless of gender, with sleek black-and-white minimalist packaging design.
I love how versatile their products are; for example, the Clear Oil Cleanser ($65) can be used as a makeup remover, cleanser, moisturizer, and beard oil – which makes it an amazing gift for couples who hope to KonMari their bathroom cabinet to a few essentials.
The Alper sisters created this hand-crafted gender-neutral face and body oil line with entirely natural ingredients. Their products range from hydrating and balancing facial oils to relaxing bath oils and even a beard and facial oil that will up your skincare and body care game to a new level.
Onekind’s mission is to give you the ultimate luxury skincare experience without making your wallet suffer, thanks to the brand’s transparent distribution process that cuts out the middleman.
The brand recently launched a week ago and only has two products – an evening facial oil and evening moisturizer. Still, they are already my favorites thanks to their fragrance-free formulas, clean ingredients, gender-inclusive purpose, and elegant packaging.
I recommend this PM moisturizer and facial oil set ($70) – the perfect luxurious gift that won’t break the bank.
NOTO is a cosmetic line that sees beauty as individualistic self-expression, and therefore, it should be gender inclusive. The brand advocates for clean beauty, mindful living, and creative expression of identity.
I also love that the beauty and skincare line offers a diverse range of products made with natural ingredients and minimalist packaging design.
This gender-neutral brand offers a range of skincare products made with 100% vegan superfood-powered ingredients that are amazing for your skin.
I love that the brand is entirely transparent about its ingredients and process, and you can come to see their chemists at work at their R&D lab in Los Angeles to see how their products are developed.
For a holiday gift, I recommend The Discovery Kit ($58) with four of the brand’s best-sellers at a fantastic price tag. The kit comes with a cleanser, toner, a full-sized overnight mask, and moisture cream. Even better, you can reuse or recycle its glass packaging, which is excellent for the environment.
Grown Alchemist takes pride in its scientifically innovative formulas that have outstanding effects in anti-aging and skin regeneration. The science is ever-present in its skincare and supplements line, which are appealing for anyone who hopes to give their skin and hair a little boost, from both inside and out.
Malin+Goetz skincare and body care products are made with natural ingredients that are perfectly gentle and kind to sensitive skin. It is designed for all skin types and gender, perfect for a couple who’d love to KonMari their bathroom counter by sharing a skincare regimen.
The Inkey List is a cult favorite thanks to their no-nonsense approach to skincare. Their products always contain as few ingredients as possible, but all are high-quality ingredients that are highly effective for your skin. I love the fantastic price tags that allow you to gift amazing, high-quality skincare that won’t damage your wallet this holiday season.
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