02.13.2013
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Oil Free Facial Lotion SPF 15
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2.5 fl. oz. for $32
Category:Skin Care > Moisturizers (Daytime and Nighttime)
Last Updated:02.13.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This simply-formulated lightweight daytime moisturizer provides broad-spectrum sun protection and doesn't feel heavy on skin (which most men prefer), but the formula contains citrus oils known to be irritating. These add fragrance, but all skin types will look and feel much better if you stick with fragrance-free products. Fragrance isn't skin care; if you want to smell nice, a couple sprays or splashes of cologne will be plenty of scent and won't put your facial skin at risk of irritation and the problems it causes (which we discuss in the More Info section).

On balance, the formula isn't as state-of-the-art as you can get. You'll find superior options on our list of Best Moisturizers With Sunscreen.

Pros:
  • Provides broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Lightweight, non-greasy formula.
Cons:
  • Contains fragrant citrus oils known to be irritating.
  • Formula isn't as state-of-the-art as it could be, especially if you're concerned about reducing signs of aging.
More Info:

Irritation, whether you see it on the surface of your skin or not, causes inflammation and as a result impairs healing, damages collagen, and depletes the vital substances your skin needs to stay young. For these reasons, it is best to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible, your exposure to known skin irritants, especially when there are brilliant formulas available that do not include these types of problematic ingredients (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).

Claims

Smooth with sodium PCA, soothe with aloe and chamomile, retain moisture with glycerin. SPF 15 protects.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 6.5%, Avobenzone 2.5% ; Other Ingredients: Water, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Silk Amino Acids, Sodium PCA, Dimethicone, DMDM Hydantoin, Aloe Vera, Triethanolamine, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Grapefruit Oil, Mandarin Orange Oil, Lemongrass Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Brand Overview

Anthony-At-A-Glance

Strengths: The self-tanner is a cut above the norm; good lip balm with sunscreen.

Weaknesses: Like most men’s lines, Anthony Logistics products often contain irritating ingredients that hurt rather than help skin; terrible shaving and post-shave products; expensive body washes with basic formulas; impossible to assemble a complete skin-care routine without exposing skin to several problematic ingredients.

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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