Thursday, 10 October 2013

Glycolic Facial Cleanser - Anthony Logistics for Men (AND WOMEN)



I'm a great believer that there are very few products made for men that women can't use also (Tena pads aside, the truth can also be found in the reverse).

The added bonus is that men's products are nearly always, always cheaper.

Case in point: Anthony for Men - a great range - reasonably priced, paraben and mineral oil free (jig) and single-handedly the most popular brand with all of the men in my house (headcount: husband, 21 and 19 year old sons - for reference!).

I've used the Glycolic Cleanser on and off for a few years and at last night's Space NK event I recommended it to a number of people which reminded me to blog about it!

It contains 4% glycolic acid but counteracts it with an aloe vera hit so is very soothing. It does contain everyone's favourite panic buzzword of methylisothiazolione - but its in a very small % (judging from the inci). I personally haven't experienced any adverse effects from MI (to my knowledge) - and am fine using this. Just a little FYI.

Full ingredients are:
Aqua (Water), Cocoamidopropyl Oxide, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate 9 (Rice Derived), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Noblis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Acetate, Methylisothiazolione, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract

If you had a particularly bad ezcema/psoriasis prone skin I'd maybe sample this first - but for everyone else - especially acne prone skins - this is great - either as a quick morning cleanse or a second cleanse in the evening after MU removal. And boys. I suppose we should let the boys use it too.

Glycolic Facial Cleanser is priced £21.00 for 237ml - a ridiculous bargain - and is available from www.SpaceNK.comwww.Mankind.com and of course www.Anthony.com

46 comments:

  1. Finally it's about us!

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  2. I got almost the whole line for my brother who is an acnaic 18 yr old. He loves it all especially because his name is Anthony too! The turquoise hair/body wash is also brilliant.

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  3. I bought this for my hubby for christmas and i tried it a few times and it's quite good. will be using more after this post lol!!!

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  4. What sort of consistency is this cleanser? Gel/milk/etc?

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  5. What sort of consistency is this cleanser? Gel/milk/etc?

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  6. Ohh interesting I wonder if the methylisothiazolinone cause my skin irritation/spots last week?nwith the aveda mask, just took a look at the ingredience list and there it is??.

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  7. I also recommend one proffesional product, available only in beauty salons. It's Image Skincare Ageless Cleanser. It's for man too!:)

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    1. I'm not a fan. Way too harsh for my liking. x

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  8. This sounds brilliant, I'll definitely give it a go! Thanks for the great advice once again.

    p.s can't believe you have a 21 and 19 year old!!!! If nothing else makes me listen to your skincare advice, that surely will!!

    www.peonyandpeach.blogspot.com

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  9. ohhh I'm gonna get me a bottle of this I think, sounds perfect for me!

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  10. hi carolin , my brother is 18 and have acne and spots on his face and a back can you give me advice on the best skin care routine he can use to help him ?! THANK YOU VERY MUCH :)

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  11. Hi Caroline! I was wondering what you think of Liz Earle products? I got their cleanse and polish in my burchbox and it seems pretty good. Thank you!

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  12. Hi Caroline, I know your thoughts on low budget skin care products, but what would you suggest for someone in my situation please? I can't work for health reasons and at the end of May my husband lost his job and so far he's only found part time work. We are now on such a tight budget and I don't know what to do about buying skin care products.

    At the moment I am now just using jojoba oil to cleanse my skin and Boots Simply Sensitive moisturiser and night cream. Doesn't get much cheaper. My skin is combination/dry with dehydrated cheeks (open, but empty pores like dried orange peel). Right now my skin is pretty stable with just the occasional (but persistent!) spot.

    What do you recommend when someone is on a severely restricted budget?

    Thanks

    Alison

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  13. Is this better than the algae one? thanks x

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  14. I use 15% glycolic I am 42 and not a line!! excellent but do use high spf sunscreen!

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  15. Great to know, Caroline! Thanks for your great tips. Know anything about Osmotics Cosmecutecials? I just started using the blue copper line. I'd be curious to know your thoughts!

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  16. Does the glycolic acid will do something?....I thought it is to little time to work...
    Anyway, sounds lovely..

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  17. hello, i was wondering if you could recomend a chemical exfoliator to me, not too pricey! i have oily/blemish prone skin :)

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  18. hello Caroline, i was wondering whether you could recommend a chemical exfoliator to me- not too pricey! .I have oily/blemished skin :)

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  19. Hi Caroline, thought this would be best posted on the recent blog post as you might actually see it then. Just found this: http://kaseirashoppe.com/balmology-cleanse-neroli-and-sweet-basil-cleansing-balm while looking for reviews of the Balmology stuff. As far as I can tell it's word for word your review, and thought I should let you know your content is being stolen.

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  20. I love that you are reviewing products for men as well. Although I'm not a man I think it's good to know us ladies can use these things as well.

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  21. Ive got dark hair and there are prominent little hairs coming out from my nose... Not a pretty sight sorry! Ive tried everything that I know of but they have all failed :(
    How can I get rid of them? Will exfoliant peels help? Xxx

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    1. Apologies for butting in - hair removal is the only thing that will help, exfoliation of skin has no effect on hair growth. perhaps Caroline can expand/knows more about this but what about laser or something like that?

      Sophie

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  22. Do you have any moisturizer recommendations for combination skin?

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  24. Caroline, LOVE you and your blog BF loves and uses anthony Logistics. off topic but do you have any idea where I can find a p-50 retailer that will ship to canada? Or is my poor brother in New York going to have to run around looking for it?

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  25. Hi Caroline - I bought this cleanser, plus an Anthony moisturiser for my other half after you recommended previously. He has complained that the moisturiser is drying and is blaming it on the alcohol (both cleanser and moisturiser contain Cetyl Alcohol and Stearyl Alcohol). I thought all alcohol content is bad? -- is there a reason why this doesn't worry you in the Anthony products? Thanks!

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    1. not Caroline but - Those are fatty alcohols. They are moisturising and frequently found in hair conditioner and facial creams. The drying alcohols are listed as denatured alcohol or SD alcohols. Fatty alcohols are good for skin and nothing to worry about

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  26. Hello Caroline, can I skip the exfoliating toner if I use this? Im not very comfortable with the high alcohol content (ex. Clarins), even though its compensated with hydrating ingredients, since a high alcohol content can still be damaging for the skin, right? Have a wonderful week!

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    1. I have excema and simply use an alcohol-free AHA or BHA "toner lotion" (slightly watery, apply with cotton and continue with the rest of my routine. I feel cleansers do.not give as much benefit esp with the low % of glycolic in this. I am assuming this is why Caroline uses P50 etc. good luck.

      Colette

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    2. Hey Colette,

      I dont have access to the P50. Which one do you use?

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    3. Melodie -

      Sorry I have tried to answer repeatedly for over a week now, and the comment is not appearing. I use Paula's Choice Resist 10% glycolic acid (I think it is called "resurfacing treatment") but she has a few different ones, like 5% glycolic acid and different formulas. They have made a huge difference in my skin. Highly recommend these!

      Hope that helps and hopefully this actually gets posted, I'm not sure if there is any issue with the comments or if there is another reason this isn't being posted.

      Colette

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  27. Thank you for telling us about this! Just after I read your post I found this product at my local Sephora (Ottawa, Canada). Nice!

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  28. Hi Caroline, how are you? I feel you are like my friend ;-)) Ok, i am confused. I bought a p-50 lotion, which I loooove, my skin has never been more clear, no blemish, maybe 2 a month, ok 3, but that's it. And I found myself not knowing how and when to use some products anymore, because of the salicylic acid and all this stuff, the skin is getting exfoliated everyday am and pm,which in result is being more sensitive, at least right after I put the lotion P-50.
    So let's say I want to use a cleanser like you mentioned in this post, which seems perfect for me and my acne prone skin (or should I say my ex), should I use this cleanser (or any other cleanser that contains glycolic or salycilic acid really) am and pm and my P-50 am and pm, or should I use only once either or..The same for my moisturiser, I want to get the goat milk, can I use all of them in a row am and pm??
    I am sorry if this is 5 meters long, english is not my 1st language, so I may not be clear ;-( Sowy ;-)
    Hopefully you get the picture
    But thank you sooo much if you reply!

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  30. Hi Caroline! So quick question, what's the negative buzz about methylisothiazolione? I recently had to get a chemical allergen test because of some serious reactions I was getting to beauty products, and it just so happens this guy was one of the culprits, so is that what's got people freaking out or is it something else? Just curious. :)

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    1. Keelin -not Caroline here but about this ingredient- It can be sensitizing for some people but not all. If you take 10 000 people - as with any ingredient or preservative - someone will always have a reaction such as redness or itching. Even with the most benign products. But in a rinse-off cleanser I wouldn't be too concerned unless you have very sensitive skin or have a known allergy to methylisothiazolione. If it's in a leave-on product the chances of it causing a reaction are higher because it is on your skin for hours at least. Either way, the majority of people are fine with it. I think it gets blown out of proportion because if you are fine - chances are you will not return the product or complain. The people who do will voice their concerns and reactions. And then it becomes a new story like everything else! Look at the paraben issue which was blown out of proportion.

      Hope that helps :)

      Amanda xo

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  31. I recommended this to my boyfriend after seeing the ingredients, I've learnt from the best Caroline! ;)

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  32. Hi! the list of ingredients you post is not the same of the one on spacenk.com. which is the correct one? does it foam?

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  33. Hy Caroline , just couple of quick questions. Can I please get a recommendation of a product which helps to heal blemishes and another one which fades scars ? Thank you !!! u r great!!! x

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    1. Hi, I dont know if you have managed to find anything but i have been using HEALGEL Intensive which i have found to be fantastic at speeding up the process of acne scar fading. (You can only reduce scars if they are still pink/red etc as this shows there is still blood circulation feeding them) . I also use the Elemis Lime Balancing Cleanser (Hot washcloth obviously) PIXI Glow Tonic Toner and i currently use a range of different moisturisers, I am enjoying the Clarins Daily Energizer Cream and particularly the korres Wild Rose Moisturizer. Using these products and taking high amounts of Fish Oils daily and drinking my weight (well not quite) of water daily really helps with blemishes. My skin has never looked so good. Also the balanceMe Radiance Face Oil (rollerball one) rolled on spots is fantastic!

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  34. Just ordered some of this as ManKind have it on offer with 25% off! Could you use this with a exfoliating toner as well or would that be too much?

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  35. I would be happy with anything as long as it makes my skin look younger!

    please have a look at my website www.thepsychiccompany.co.uk/

    Love And Light

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  36. Just watched a tv show here in Montreal which discussed the growing concern of dermatologists with contact dermatitis caused by methylisothiazolinone. It seems it has replaced parabens as a conservation agent in many products. What do you think? Thank you. Francine.

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