Invigorating Rush Hair + Body Wash

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$22 - 12 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Body Soaps/Washes
Last Updated:
2/13/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This body wash is highly fragrant, and that's a problem for all skin types (see More Info for details). It also contains several fragrant plants known to be irritating, so, although the scent may strike you as an invigorating rush, the experience for your skin will be quite different!

Price-wise, this is quite a bit more expensive than lots of other body washes whose formulas are gentle yet cleanse a man's skin perfectly well. You'll find those at the drugstore from such brands as Dove, St. Ives, and Suave, among others.

Pros:
  • Cleanses without leaving a drying residue.
Cons:
  • Highly fragrant, and strong fragrance doesn't equal smart skin care.
  • Expensive.
More Info:

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).

A rush of scent that recharges. Eucalyptus extract stimulates, birch leaf refreshes and Canadian balsam soothes. Get ready to surge ahead.
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Polyquaternium-44, Trehalose, Panthenol, Allantoin, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Abies Balsamea (Balsam Canada) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Laureth-4, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Limonene, Coumarin, Linalool, Blue 1, Yellow 5.

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.

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