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What Pete Wentz Can’t Live Without

If you’re like us, you’ve probably wondered what famous people add to their carts. Not the JAR brooch and Louis XV chair, but the hand sanitizer and the electric toothbrush. We asked Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, who are currently on their worldwide tour for their album Mania, about the exfoliant, face cream, and sneakers he can’t live without.

Nando’s is one of my favorite places to go in England, and I think they have them in D.C. and Chicago now, too. It’s like a South African fast-food place, and basically it’s chicken with this South African hot sauce that’s so good, I put it on absolutely everything. I think there’s never been a night when I’ve gotten too drunk and not put Nando’s sauce on something. It’s more vinegary than a hot sauce you’re maybe used to. I love it.

If you prefer, it’s available at Amazon for $7, too.

More times than not, celebrities will license their names on something and put it on garbage — or not garbage, but just a whatever product. It doesn’t make you want to go out and buy the thing. I wasn’t super aware of Gentle Monster, but it’s a Korean sunglasses brand that collaborated with Tilda Swinton on these sunglasses, and they’re truly great. After getting them, I started wondering, what else does Tilda Swinton do? She’s really an artist! It’s so exciting when someone works with a brand and it enhances both the celebrity and the brand, because usually it’s so whatever. I have a pair in red, which are sold out now, and people ask me about them wherever I go.

I’m one of the driest people. From being constantly on airplanes, I think that moisturization has been the key to everything for me. I’m trying to get carded at least one time when I’m 40, and La Mer may be the way to get there. It’s not fragrant, so even as a man you can kind of rock it, and even though you can use it anywhere on your body, it’s priced like gold, so it’s really not to be wasted. You don’t want to blow it on spots that take up a lot of real estate. I go for the face usually.

Compared to a Prince or Head tennis racket, it’s a little bit heavier. I’m obsessed with tennis, and it’s a super-healthy/unhealthy obsession to the point where I’ll tell my family I’m at the mall or something when really I’m just playing tennis. I think it’s one of those games you can play when you’re 8 or 80. I love the Volkl because it’s a bit weird — the symbol on it is clearly not a Wilson or standard racket — so it’s a conversation starter because people don’t see them a lot.

People are always asking about the key to my skin routine, but I’m always latching on to people who have super skin. The guy with super skin is Pharrell, who somehow has just looked 21 forever. And he told me, exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. And I trust him on that. The reason I like this one in particular is because it comes dry, which makes it perfect for traveling. If you’re just taking a carry-on, often liquid exfoliants are too large for the three-ounce rule, but this you can take anywhere because it’s not a liquid. You just add water to it and start exfoliating. I think it might have charcoal in it, which is like this year’s avocado toast or kale.

This book is amazing whether you like tennis or Andre Agassi or not. There are moments in there where he’s at the French Open and scared his wig is going to fall off. I have a 3-year-old and a 9-year-old, and I’m like, “Do I make them do the thing? Do I make them Tiger Woods or Serena or Agassi?” And every single chapter of Agassi’s book ends with “I hate tennis. I hate my dad for making me play.” So now I know.