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Sea Salt Body Scrub
Rating
12 fl. oz. for $26
Category:Skin Care > Sensitive Skin Products > Body Scrubs
Last Updated:02.13.2013
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This body scrub not only contains a drying, irritating cleansing agent (sodium lauryl sulfate), but also is loaded with fragrant oils known to be irritating. The salt is included for its abrasive action, but there are far less harsh ways to get your skin smooth—the process shouldn't have to damage skin at the same time.

A far better solution is to use a wet washcloth with your favorite body wash. Or, better yet, after showering, apply an AHA or BHA body lotion to exfoliate, hydrate, and reduce such skin concerns as acne, red bumps, and dry, rough elbows, knees, and heels. Trust us, guys: The significant other in your life will appreciate your attention to these skin-smoothing details!

Check out our list of Best Exfoliants for options.

Pros:
  • None.
Cons:
  • Salt scrubs can be too abrasive, and this one doesn't buffer the salt with moisturizing ingredients.
  • Contains a drying, irritating cleansing agent among its main ingredients.
  • Loaded with fragrant oils that are irritating to skin.
  • Expensive.
Claims
Sea salt exfoliates, sea kelp extract nourishes, aloe vera gel soothes, nutmeg extract tones, vitamin C nourishes.
Ingredients
Purified Water, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Polyethylene, Cocarmidopropyl Betaine, Triethanolamine, Glycerin, Sea Salt, Carbomer, DMDM Hydantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tagette Oil, Thymus Alba Vlugaris (Thyme) Oil, Romarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citris Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Panthenol, Cinnamonmum Cassia Bark Extract, Myrsitrica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Yellow 5, Blue 1.
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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