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Confused by all the categories on coupons for personal care items? No worries! KCL is here to set the record straight and help you buy a product that matches your coupon!

For example, the $5.00/2 Neutrogena coupon pictured may be used on shampoo or body wash, but not facial cleansing bars or makeup. Ready to learn?

Body: You would think that this would encompass all products from head to toe, but this category means products like body wash, body lotion, and body oil. Look for matching products that feature the word “body” in the title.

Cosmetic: Encompasses most makeup products. Look for coupon exclusions like accessories or tools.

Eye: Products used around the eyes. Examples include eye liner, mascara, eye shadow, false eyelashes, and under eye concealer.

Face: Products used for the face itself, excluding lip and eye products. Examples for cosmetics include foundation, powder, concealer, base, blush and primer. The “face” category can also include facial cleansers and moisturizers.

Hair: Keep that mane looking clean and styled with products that include shampoo, conditioner, gel, hairspray, pomade, treatments and mousse. Coupons for hair color are often separate from these.

Hand: Products made for specifically for hands, such as hand lotion, hand cleanser and hand cream. Look for the word “hand” in the product title.

Lip: Merchandise used exclusively for lips, such as lip balm, lip color, lipstick, lip gloss, lip liner, lip stain, lip primer, and lip exfoliator.

Men’s: Must be labeled specifically as a “Men’s” product and is often distinguished by product packaging in darker colors, such as navy blue, black and grey. These can range from body wash to lotion, soaps and hair care products.

Nail: Products that keep fingernails and toenails looking their best, such as nail polish, base coats, top coats, nail art, nail polish remover and artificial nails. If the coupon does not exclude tools, it can be used on files, nail clippers, cuticle pushers and nail brushes.

Skin: Skin care items include lotion, moisturizers and creams designed to keep your epidermis soft and touchable. Also includes acne treatments and blemish prevention skin care.

Shaving: Encompasses shave gel, shave cream, aftershave and shaving lotion. Coupons for razors are almost always separate, distinguishing the razor type and style.

Sun: Products like sunscreen, suntan lotion, sunless tanning cream that protect from the sun or are tanning aids.

Tools: Often short for “beauty tools.” Examples include tweezers, eyelash curlers and combs, nail files, brushes, applicators and sharpeners.