Glycolic Facial Cleanser contains glycolic acid, an AHA that exfoliates and softens skin. However, like other cleansers with this ingredient the benefit is wasted because in a cleanser it's rinsed down the drain before it has a chance to work. Meanwhile, with as much glycolic acid as the cleanser contains you're risking irritation using it around the eyes. Moreover, this cleanser's low pH makes it even more irritating to use around the eyes.
Otherwise, this is an overpriced product whose water-soluble formula puts skin at risk of irritation due to the presence of fragrant citrus oils, which are, like the glycolic acid, a problem if used close to the eyes, which you're likely to do with a cleanser. This cleanser cannot exfoliate or control breakouts as claimed; breakouts require more than a cleanser to keep them under control!
Guys, there are LOTS of great cleansers that treat skin gently while removing dirt and excess oil, which also helps soften the beard area pre-shaving. You'll find them on our list of Best Cleansers.
- Water-soluble formula rinses completely.
- Doesn't contain drying cleansing agents.
- Cannot control breakouts or exfoliate skin.
- The citrus oils it contains are potent skin and eye irritants.
Daily use of products that contain a high amount of fragrance, whether the fragrant ingredients are synthetic or natural, causes chronic irritation that can damage healthy collagen production, lead to or worsen dryness, and impair your skin's ability to heal. Fragrance-free is the best way to go for all skin types. If fragrance in your skin-care products is important to you, it should be a very low amount to minimize the risk to your skin (Sources: Inflammation Research, December 2008, pages 558–563; Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135, and November-December 2000, pages 358–371; Journal of Investigative Dermatology, April 2008, pages 15–19; Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, March 2008, pages 78–82; Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, January 2007, pages 92–105; and British Journal of Dermatology, December 2005, pages S13–S22).
Deep cleans without stripping skin; exfoliates and controls breakouts and lifts beard hairs for a closer shave.
Aqua (Water), Cocoamidopropyl Oxide, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Noblis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Acetate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolione, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Noblis Flower Extract.
There really is an Anthony behind the Anthony Logistics brand—Anthony Sosnick, who began this men's line in 2000. In some ways, the brand opened up a whole new world of skin care for guys, because it went beyond the soap/shave/aftershave routine that for years was the only widespread option for men's grooming.
Now sold at major retailers, such as Sephora, Ulta, and numerous men's salons throughout the United States, Anthony Logistics offers men's skin care from head to toe. As impressive as that is, there's a catch: Most of the products contain one or more irritating ingredients that won't lead a man to his best-looking, healthiest skin. In that sense, Anthony Logistics differs little from almost every other men's product line, and that's a shame because clearly this brand has some good potential (and good intentions).
According to the company, their products are formulated with ingredients specific to a man's skin, but that claim is completely bogus. The fact is there are no special ingredients men need that women don't and vice versa. Yes, there are some differences between men's and women's skin but those differences don't have anything to do with how you take care of your skin. Sun damage, wrinkles, acne, rosacea, dry skin, oily skin, large pores, and on and on should be treated the same way, regardless of your gender. Men's products don't need to be stronger, because all stronger typically means is more irritating, and no one's skin needs that!
As mentioned above, most of the Anthony Logistics products contain ingredients that are extremely problematic for anyone's skin. Ingredients like alcohol, peppermint, eucalyptus, and many of the other irritants strewn throughout this line are seriously bad for skin. (Guys, skin care isn't about portraying a tough "no pain, no gain" mentality.) The limited number of well-formulated products makes this a less than logical line for any man.
For more information about Anthony Logistics, call (866) 268-4669 or visit anthony.com.