Published on October 22nd, 2012 | by admin0
Anthony For Men: Body, Hair And Skin Care For Guys
Women always end up occupying more space in the bathroom, and certainly there are far more cosmetic products out there to help the female of the species. But it’s not that guys couldn’t use some help as well- our skin dries out and needs moisture, our hair gets dry or damaged, and there are certainly occasional outbreaks of oiliness that could use a bit of treatment. If you’re a guy who cares about your personal appearance, but haven’t yet upgraded from Dial soap and drugstore shampoos, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. We’ve got a brand that is aimed specifically at men- classy packaging, crisp scents, and a broad line that addresses specific issues that most males face.
Anthony for Men products come in a few basic lines. Based in New York City, they offer Action and Shaveworks, as well as Logistics for Men. We tried out three of their items over the past month or so, testing out how well worked in the fairly harsh city environment. Urban dwellers should find solace in them, whether they find them in their stocking or keep them stocked in their bathroom cabinets.
We’ll start with a moisturizer. After all, according to no less an icon than Zoolander, “wetness is the essence of beauty”. The Anthony for Men Action High Performance Moisturizer is a sophisticated blend of ingredients, featuring shea butter, apricot kernel oil, squalene and licorice, as well as vitamin A, an antioxidant. The formula smooths and softens, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, without leaving residue. We found it a great part of a quick routine in the morning and evening, easy to add and go to work or to bed. Skin looked better, cleaner, and better both immediately as well as over a couple of weeks of regular use, though as with all moisturizers, your mileage may vary and prices definitely do. $40, available online and in fine retailers, as with the rest of their line.
Just about any man can use a new body wash, and it’s even better when it works great on hair as well. This two-in-one is perfect for a leaving at your girlfriend’s or partner’s, to take to the gym for the locker, or for small apartments where you don’t necessarily want a clutter of bottles and bars. The Invigorating Rush Hair and Body Washwas our favorite of this trio of items, and has quickly become a necessity- the best new scented body soap that we’ve tried in quite a while. Eucalyptus, balsam fir, and birch made a refreshing combination that perked us up in the morning, with a very woodsy alpine smell that made us want to ski or snowboard or at the very least climb a tree. There’s some avocado for moisturizing, and vitamin B5 for repairing hair and healing skin. If you need a body wash or shampoo for your man or yourself, this is an excellent choice. $22.
Finally, the Instant Fix Oil Control is exactly what it sounds like. We were skeptical at first- it’s a pretty specific and broad claim- but this is a product that lives up to it’s name. For the occasional break out, or just for regular use on oily skin, this is a quick-fix to help those pores. And even if you’ve never used another skin care product, this one is handy- whether it’s for that big meeting or date, you can show off a face that looks clean instead of greasy. $28.