To those among us who just don’t have the tenacity to follow through with intensive grooming regimens, the universe has answered our pleas with multipurpose products. Whether you’re busy, or just plain lazy, these are a true blessing, given how they slice your get-ready time in half. You can get away with doing less than the bare minimum too.
Though multipurpose products may not have the targeted benefits of a detailed grooming routine, they still cover all the grounds you need to look decent. From nourishing oils to bath products, here are the best multipurpose gems on the grooming market to purchase.
One part styling product and one part dry shampoo, this Oribe Dry Texturising Spray is a quick-fix for days when you don’t want to wash your hair, but still need your mop to look fresh. It’s invisible, leaving zero residue unlike most dry shampoos, and imparts a significant volume boost after a quick spritz. Just don’t abuse your rights to having the best of both worlds, as nothing beats a good scalp scrub.
When exfoliating and toning are too much of a chore, go for something like this Multi-Action Face Wash. It’s a foaming cleanser that unclogs your pores, reduces oil production, sloughs off your dead skin cells, and even preps your stubble for a smoother shave. Best part: There are no follow-up steps for better skin. Just cleanse and rinse.
Cut your shower time down by a fraction by opting for top-to-toe washes. This one by Anthony is especially refreshing for the mornings, given that it’s full of eucalyptus, birch leaf and Canadian balsam. It even conditions your hair.
This multipurpose oil is a lifesaver for any lazy dude. It can be used as a hair conditioner, styling oil, finishing tool, an anti-ageing moisturiser, a pre-shave cream, or a smoothing serum for unkempt facial hair. Made with 10 different oils, including argan, marula and grape seed oil, this product is an enriching treatment that redefines versatility. The oil is also lightweight enough to avoid pore clogs or a greasy residue.
Unless you’re someone with a clear idea of day and night skincare requirements, you’re probably just going to do the bare minimum by using moisturiser. The NYDG Formula 119 cream is a worthwhile, idiot-proof investment that works as an all-day care cream for your complexion. It’s packed with chamomile, algae, and elasticity-boosting peptides to improve collagen production, giving you an added anti-ageing touch.