Help oily birds: Fifty percent of all proceeds from Anthony Logistics Body Cleansing Gels ($16.50) and Shampoos ($16) is going to Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research to support wildlife rescue efforts in Louisiana. Plus, Anthony already donates a percentage of all its proceeds to charities for prostate cancer, leukemia, and lymphoma research.
About a month ago, my good friend Marc flew out for a visit. And before we get any further, I have to tell you ladies that not only is Marc fantastically funny and brilliant and a complete musical encyclopedia, he's also one of the best-groomed men I know.
To welcome Marc to California, I gave him the Anthony Grab + Go kit. It's filled with all of the manly goods he might like to have during his stay, and because they're packed in containers small enough for a carry-on, they're cleared for take-off. Marc is a marathon runner who trains even in sub-zero temperatures, and he's loving the Anthony kit back in Chicago. "The shave cream and aftershave work well in the cold," he told me. "I normally hate shaving in winter, but this stuff makes it tolerable."
If there's a guy in your life, you'll be glad to know that the kit is on sale for $17.50. And if there isn't a guy in your life, well, did I mention that Marc is single?
Photograph by Martha Williams
With Father's Day just three weeks away, there's no time like the present to start thinking about gifts for dear old dad. I was given a tube of Anthony Logistics Shave Cream ($16) to test out, but I thought it was a little bit silly for a gal to review such an important grooming staple for a guy. So I decided to give it to my better half to report back more accurate, male-minded findings.
He loved the fact that it was really slimy, that it spreads easily, and that you don't need very much to cover your entire face and neck. Apparently the slick and slimy quality (which kinda made me cringe) is a good thing for men; it means that the lotion connects to your face, providing a less-irritating shave. He felt that it stayed with the blade for the entire stroke, unlike other brands, which can skip and cause nicks.
The only drawback, in his opinion, was the lack of menthol. He appreciates the way menthol has a cooling and soothing aftereffect, which distracts him from the hot, burning sensation that goes along with shaving. At this price for a designer cosmetic product for men, I am definitely interested in stocking up for Dad. How about you?
Anthony Logistics for Men has just come out with a seven-piece beauty kit called Here Comes the Groomed ($50). The collection includes cleanser, face and body scrub, hand and body lotion, shaving oil, shaving cream, and after-shave products. All are two-and-a-half ounces (or smaller) and come neatly packaged in a charcoal grey mesh dopp kit. Not only is this a smart prewedding grooming regimen, but it's all wrapped up and ready for him to take along on the honeymoon.
It's so easy to forget about the groom with all of your wedding beauty preparation to consider, but his skin should be in the best condition possible for his fifteen minutes of fame. If you get him started on this skin-care regimen a few weeks before the wedding, he should definitely be camera ready by go time.
I think this even makes for a great groomsmen gift, especially if you feel like his friends could use a hand in the grooming department. For the details about each of the products in the kit, read more
In case you've forgotten, Father's Day is this Sunday, and it's not too late to get your dad a gift. Obviously, I'm a bit biased, but I think fragrance and grooming products make great Father's Day presents. Give your dad an excuse to pamper himself, and I promise not a drop will go to waste. If you don't want to opt for rush delivery, all of these products are also sold in stores.
If your dad has modern and sophisticated tastes, consider picking up a sleek bottle of Gucci Pour Homme II. Available in a 3.3-ounce bottle for $65 or a 1.7-ounce bottle for $50, this fragrance is spicy, woodsy, and musky.
For two more suggestions, read more
Ah, Summer! Time to break out the bare legs and bikini bottoms — and to start worrying about battling ingrown hairs. Waxing and shaving frequently can easily lead to razor burn and painful bumps that get infected if left untreated. Fortunately, there are some great solutions to the problem, whether you're looking to pamper yourself or you're shopping on a budget. Here are three ingrown-hair treatments to try.
From one of our favorite spa brands, these Ingrown Hair Eliminating Peeling Pads by Bliss ($35) are easy-to-use wipes presoaked in a hydroxy-acid solution, which helps battle bumps and soothe redness.
Two more, including a great budget option, so read more
Anthony Logistics Self Tanner with Anti-Aging Complex ($28) is technically made for men, and with my sensitive skin, I'm often wary of trying products for guys. However, I have been using this self tanner on my face for months, and I couldn't be happier with it.
The face lotion has a light, citrusy smell, and it has never turned me even a little bit orange. Even better, it works quickly: You'll notice results within an hour of applying.
Anthony Logistics Self Tanner contains an alpha-hydroxy blend that helps to get rid of dead skin cells, so it leaves your face brighter and smoother. It's categorized as an anti-aging product because it contains green tea, an antioxidant that could help slow the visible signs of aging. To learn how to use it, read more
Welcome to part II of superior spot treatments. Every gal gets a pimple or two and these products help to instantly banish blemishes! They won't over dry your face or cause redness and irritation to make you look and feel worse. They are gentle enough for sensitive skin, but strong enough to fight your sebaceous glands and wipe out icky whiteheads, blackheads and pimples.
I have to say that I'm a little surprised so many of you have an obsession with Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion, $17. My old roommate used to swear by this calamine lotion concoction, and I've used it a number of times, but unless my zit was really juicy, it didn't do a whole lot for me.
I decided to give the Mario Badescu spa a call to see if they could enlighten me some more about their cult product, but what they basically said was what I thought was true. It's a gem of a product if you want to dry up whiteheads and it does have salicylic acid in it to prevent a new pimple from forming in the same spot.
The only problem I have is that in this day and age, I would so much rather apply something invisible. Maybe it's psychological, but it makes me feel worse to look in the mirror and see a whole bunch of pink patches.
For two more spot treatments to help blast your blemishes, read more
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and chic skincare brand Anthony Logistics for Men has created a new Sea Salt Body Scrub, adorned with the awareness campaign's blue ribbon. Anthony will donate an astounding 100 percent of the product's proceeds to The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY for prostate cancer research. The super-sized 32-ounce scrub helps to exfoliate the skin and contains aloe vera and vitamin C for soothing and nourishment. The scrub leaves behind a tight, toning feeling, not to mention a luscious, fresh scent from nutmeg oil. Buy a bottle for the man in your life or for youself here here for $32.