True story; when we met our soon-to-be-husband he was washing his hair with Dove soap. Yes, we’ve upgraded his beauty grooming routine and these are a few of the products he still considers ‘manly’ enough to use.

If you’re married to a metrosexual man, that can have its downsides, too. Girlfriends have told me that their husbands regularly pilfer their favorite skin cream products! Get him his own stuff.


Cover all the basics with this five-piece set from Mario Badescu men’s grooming kit which already comes in a gift box and a masculine canvas dopp kit and contains everything Dad needs. ($63.)

• Enzyme Cleansing Gel (8oz.)

• Pre-Shave Conditioner (4oz.)

• Shaving Cream (4oz.)

• Almond & Honey Face Scrub (4oz.)

• Protein After Shave Lotion (4oz.)

For sweaty Dads, gift him the SLMD Body Acne System ( $65) which is perfect after a round of golf or basketball with his favorite child (you,’natch.)

Salicylic Acid Body Wash – $35
This refreshing body wash treats and helps prevent breakouts on back, chest and shoulders without over-drying or irritating your skin. The foaming lather rinses completely clean without leaving behind pore-clogging residue and has no scent.
Salicylic Acid Body Spray – $38
This all-over acne treatment effectively banishes existing body acne and prevents future breakouts. The maximum strength (for a commercial product) Salicylic Acid formula begins working immediately to deep clean pores and to prevent buildup that clogs them in the first place. Both a gym bag and at-home essential, this unique 360° spray bottle can be used upside down for easy, full-body application, even on hard to reach areas.

We’re already fans of the Perricone MD line but now they’ve created a line just for men (men’s skin is different from women’s — for one thing it’s much thicker —  about 25% thicker than a woman’s and the skin texture is tougher.)

Dad/husband/ partner will like the simple green packaging and the fact that the high-performance products have a light woodsy scent. Start him off with the Travel Set with samples of all the key items. $45.

Dad got a beard? We feel your pain. Tame that wild, bristly facial hair with KIEHL’S Beard grooming oil. lightweight beard oil which smoothes facial hair and nourishes the skin underneath. Infused with essential oils, this beard oil with Sandalwood, Cedarwood and Eucalyptus has a woodsy, earthy aroma. Formulated with Pracaxi Oil, this formula also helps exfoliate and nourish the skin underneath. ($27.)