Gone are the days of dipping into your life savings for a healthy glow. Now, you’ll find tons of solid grooming products that work wonders on your hygiene and appearance without sacrificing your wallet. Most likely, you’re a simple guy that likes to keep his grooming routine minimal and efficient.
We dropped by our favorite stores and snuck into our skin care-obsessed colleague’s bathroom to bring you the best grooming products under $15 for 2021. Our roundup covers every essential, from nourishing hair styling products to high-quality beard care items, to prove you can find beauty on a budget.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Cetaphil’s Gentle Skin Cleanser makes almost every drugstore product roundup. If you’re looking to minimize your shelf, this two-in-one face and body wash is a hero product to your daily skincare routine.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
Don’t let the unsexy packaging fool you. Before the brand went viral on TikTok, CeraVe products were every beauty editor’s best-kept secret because of their efficacy and price point. CeraVe products, like this best-selling cream, contain ceramides that help restore the skin’s barrier function, keeping it hydrated and healthy.
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Shampoo and Conditioner
Harry’s 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner
As product experts here at The Manual, we’re usually hesitant to recommend two-in-ones, especially when it comes to conditioners and shampoos for men because they have very different purposes. In this case, though, it’s a multifunctional product that does both jobs well and leaves a minty scent that’s refreshingly cool. Remember, washing your hair every day can strip away the natural oils, so use this guy intermittently for your luscious locks to feel clean and look fresh.
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Every Man Jack Beard Oil
As the last step in your skin-care routine, a good beard oil seals the deal, leaving you extra moisturized and feeling nourished. Spoiler alert, you can still find clean luxurious ingredients like shea butter and sandalwood for under $15. Plus, Every Man Jack’s bottles are made with 50% post-consumer recycled plastic, so you can feel good about your buy.
BullDog Original Face Scrub
An exfoliating face scrub is an essential product every guy should have in his arsenal. Use it three to four times a week to slough off dead skin cells that are clogging your pores. BullDog makes this lovely formula using green tea, aloe vera, and camelina oil. It sure is fancy for under $10.
Oars and Alps Natural Deodorant For Men
At first glance, you would think no way is this product on an under-$15 grooming roundup. The packaging alone screams high-end, but the product itself is even better. Usually, all-natural deodorants (that actually work) are double the price of this Oars + Alps Natural Deodorant. It comes highly reviewed on the internet, targeting the outdoorsy, active guy on the go. Plus, the eucalyptus spearmint doubles its duty as your daily cologne without the chemicals, so even though you’ll find cheaper deodorants on the market, this remains the best bang for your buck.
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Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel
We love a reliable product. Garnier’s Pure Clean Styling Gel does exactly what it says: A midlevel, 24-hour shiny hold on your hair. Plus, it’s made free of silicones and parabens, so it won’t damage your hair. The best part about Garnier’s men’s hair gel is that it washes off easily, unlike many other strong hair gels.
Aussie Instant Freeze Hairspray
While aerosol hairsprays for men are great for an easy, even application, they aren’t necessarily the best thing for the environment. This non-aerosol version from Aussie provides a strong hold from a spray bottle. Use it on deep humidity days to hold your flyaways in place.
Dr. Teal’s Coconut Oil Body Body Wash
This soothing body wash works wonders on dry and sensitive skin. If you like the smell of coconut, you’ll love this bargain beauty product. It leaves your skin soothed and smooth while turning your shower experience into a spa.
Lubriderm Daily Moisture Hydrating Unscented Body Lotion
For your hydrating body lotion, look for something that’s fragrance-free, lightweight, and non-greasy. Lubriderm might be basic, but it’s a solid starting point to be used right out of the shower. The pump top will make your daily body lotion routine easy and effective. Remember, hydration is the key to skin success.
Gillette Pure Shave Cream
Pure by Gillette is made without the potentially harmful ingredients seen — and felt — in most others (alcohols, dyes, parabens, and sulfates). The creamy formula is infused with aloe and is great for soothing sensitive skin. While you’re at it, pick up Gillette’s SkinGuard Men’s razor and your shave game will be near perfect.
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Vaseline Lip Balm Mini Cocoa Butter
Trust me when I tell you this refreshing lip balm will be your new best friend. A balm moisturizes better and longer than any Chapstick. Once you try this balm, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. It nourishes, soothes, and repairs your lips locking in moisture. You can rub it on your knuckles and brows, too!
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