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4 Gender Neutral Skincare Brands

4 Gender Neutral Skincare Brands

Gender specific products often put us in a box or limits our skincare routine to what a lady should use to “stay looking young”. 🙄

Companies distinguish male versus female products because it makes them more money. Think Dove for men or the pink tax. With fancier labels and glass bottles, products for women often cost more.

As a rebel, I say F that and use whatever brand (cruelty-free of course) to create your skincare and makeup routines.

I have listed a few gender inclusive brands to get you inspired. 

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1. Context

  • Made in the USA

  • Products not tested on animals

  • Paraben, sulfate & pthalate-free

EP’s Picks:

White Charcoal Detox Mask

Ingredients: peg-8, sodium bicarbonate, butylene glycol, glyceryl stearate se, silica, kaolin, charcoal powder, tocopheryl acetate, sea salt, phenoxyethanol, & fragrance (parfum)

Total Oil Cleanser

Ingredients: ethylhexyl palmitate, peg-4 dilaurate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, safflower seed oil, cetyl ethylhexanoate, olive fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, squalane (this may be a vegan ingredient derived from vegetable oils), tocopheryl acetate, glycerin, & fragrance (parfum)

Nail Polish in Slow Down

Our 5 FREE formula is 100% vegan, non-toxic, and free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Toluene, DBP and Camphor.

Ingredients: butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, nitrocellulose, adipic acid/neopentyl, glycol/trimellitic anhydride, copolymer, acetyl tributyl citrate, isopropyl alcohol, stearalkonium bentonite, acrylates copolymer, red iron oxide, titanium dioxide, styrene/acrylates copolymer, benxophenone-1, silica, trimenthylpentanediyl dibenzoate, yellow 5 lake, black 2, & red 24

2. Asarai

  • Vegan

  • No animal testing

  • Free from parabens, PEGs, SLS, colors, & fragrance

  • Official partner of 1% for the Planet

We pride ourselves on ethically-sourced, cruelty-free, toxin-free ingredients and formulations. Our products are formulated for your skin’s overall health with only essential ingredients.

EP’s Picks:

Earth Tones Face Mask

This mask has RAVE reviews! If you are looking for a new mask, definitely check this out.

Ingredients: aloe barbadensis leaf juice, white Australian kaolin clay, red Australian clay, glycerin, rice bran oil, sunflower seed oil, castor seed oil, natural betaine, cetearyl olivate, potassium palmitoyl, kakadu plum fruit extract, sorbitan olivate, glyceryl stearate, cetearyl alcohol, hydrolyzed wheat protein, rainforest lime fruit extract, caviar lime fruit extract, desert lime extract, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, calcium gluconate, xanthan gum, & citric acid

Power Trip Vitamin Oil

Ingredients: sunflower seed oil, caprylic/capric triglycerides, camellia oleifera seed oil, safflower seed oil, sweet almond oil, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), ascorbyl palmitate (vitamin C), linoleic acid (omega 6), moringa oleifera seed oil, fusanus spicatus kernel oil, & tocopherol

Sleepercell Retinol Serum

via   Asarai

via Asarai

Ingredients: aqua, chondrus crispus, sodium hyaluronate, glycerin, oat beta glucan, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocoa seed butter, ginger root extract, olive squalene, kakadu plum fruit extract (natural vitamin C), vitamin E, bisabolol, dimethicone, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, urea, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, retinol, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, butylhydroxy toluene, & citric acid

3. Panacea

  • Paraben & sulfate free

  • Developed in Korea

  • No animal testing

  • All of their products are travel-sized

We were inspired by the 10+ step K-beauty routine and simplified it down to three essentials: a cleanser, moisturizer, and SPF.

EP’s Pick:

The Essentials Kit

4. Non Gender Specific

  • the brand for all humans™

  • vegan & cruelty-free ingredients

  • Read their ingredients page here

While running the global business at a men's skincare brand, Andrew Glass realized just how segregated the beauty industry had become. Also frustrated by the endless amount of products needed day and night for an effective skincare regimen, Andrew started conceptualizing a brand that was for everyone. A brand with no gender boundaries, and products that delivered exceptional results covering a wide-range of skin concerns.

At Non Gender Specific we hope to promote less consumer waste by creating amazing multi-functional products through innovative formulations that are natural, powerful and inclusive.

We are the brand for all humans.

EP’s Pick:

Everything Serum

The serum targets wrinkles, skin fatigue, elasticity, hyper-pigmentation, pore-size reduction, brightness, & cellular rejuvenation.

Ingredients: aqua, glycerin, hydroxyethylcellulose, caprylic/capric triglyceride (and) hops extract, leontopodium alpinum callus culture extract (and) xanthan gum, marrubium vulgare extract, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, sodium hyaluronate, hydroxypropyl cyclodextrin (and) palmitoyl tripeptide-38, lemon peel oil, pinus pinaster bark extract, astaxanthin, grape seed oil, tamanu oil, mushroom extract, algae extract, lemon peel extract, lavender extract, nettle leaf extract, rose extract, phenoxyethanol (and) ethylhexylglycerin

Do you ever use products specified for men (I definitely have, like razors or deodorant)?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of products for all humans 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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