In today’s post I have two products to introduce from the men’s skincare line Anthony. I hadn’t tried this line before and my first impression was – nice packaging! It’s stylish and masculine without having MEN plastered all over it. Thumbs up for that. I received the Glycolic Exfoliating Wipes and the Oil Free Facial Lotion. This is my first time using an exfoliating wipe and I’m hooked. I’ve always used liquid or cream acid exfoliators but the wipes are super convenient. Glycolic isn’t my preferred AHA so I was surprised to like these so much. The wipes are large when compared to the pad’s other brands offer which is nice. One side of the wipe is textured which adds to the exfoliation process and I feel also helps unclog pores. After cleansing I gently wipe my face with the textured side followed by the smooth side. It doesn’t leave a noticeable residue on the skin and it definitely works well as an exfoliator. Some of the additional ingredients I like and some not so much. There’s a multitude of soothing botanicals including aloe vera, chamomile, cucumber and white tea. These are all great. There are also smaller amounts of witch hazel and menthol which I’m not so keen on. Personally I wouldn’t put witch hazel with an AHA as it has the potential to exacerbate any sensitivity brought on by the glycolic acid. Menthol is used a lot in men’s skincare because it creates a cooling effect and ‘energises’ the skin. I think menthol is used more for marketing rather than it’s potential skin benefits. Menthol can also irritate sensitive skin so whilst there is only a small amount in this product I don’t think it should be in there at all. The oil free facial lotion is a perfect option if you have oily or shiny skin. It’s a lightweight gel-like texture which absorbs easily. It contains aloe and chamomile to soothe the skin and glycerin to retain moisture. Personally I love oils in my moisturiser as my skin is dry and absorbs product easily so I add a couple drops of Rodin olio lusso face oil to this and I’m good to go. Bonus points are given as a portion of the profits go to prostate cancer research. All products in the range are free from PARABENS, PHTHALATES, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PETROCHEMICALS, ANIMAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS, TRICLOSAN, DEA & GMO’S. To find out more about Anthony or find your nearest stockist visit the website here.
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