Product Commentary: Anthony Deep Pore Cleansing Clay

Anthony Logistics
Deep Pore Cleansing Clay
Normal to Oily Skin
Fragrance Free
~$22.00 USD

So here's a mask from Anthony Logistics For Men.
I talked about kaolin and bentonite clays, especially when talking about how terrific the Mint Julep Mask was. I also did a separate post on Kaolin Clay as well.

This is a mask that uses both kaolin and bentonite clays.

Ingredients: Water, Kaolin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Bentonite, Wheat Protein, Apricot Kernel Oil, Methylparaben, Aloe Leaf Juice, Azulene, Vitamins C, E and A, Calendula Extract, Wintergreen Leaf Extract, Tafette Oil, Thyme Oil, Basil Oil, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Lime Oil, Mandarin Oil, Grapefruit Peel Oil, Bergamot Oil, Canaga Flower Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

Ingredients:
Pretty Darn Good overall. Of course, the Kaolin and Bentonite are the active clays in this mask. Wheat peptides have been proven to be good for the skin, Apricot kernel Oil also great. To be honest, the other ingredients probably don't matter much, especially since this is a mask that is used only 1-2 times a week at most. But natural ingredients like Azulene, Vitamins, Aloe are good.

Mixed Feelings:
All the essential oils. This product claims "Fragrance Free" and it is true that there is no artificial fragrances (big post on fragrances coming soon). However, the essential oils definitely do impart a fragrance to the product. Considering artificial fragrances are a top reason for reactions to products (if not the #1 reason), I appreciate products that don't use artificial fragrances. It is true, however, that certain essential oils have quite beneficial uses for the skin (lavender, rose, tea tree, etc.), not all e.oils are good for the skin. In a mask like this, I'd ideally like to see it without lemon, grapefruit, or lime.

Don't Like:
The label doesn't list oxides (although previous products do) as a part of the mix. I assumed to find it on there because it quite clearly seems to have a mix of red oxides. These are just natural minerals used in much of cosmetics to usually impart color, seen in powders, mineral makeups, lipsticks, etc. Maybe it doens't, who knows? I hope it's not a mistake.

Experience:
Was good overall. Again, don't like the red color especially when washing it off. But apart from this it was a good experience. Does what it's supposed to do, my skin did feel and look a bit better. (I also haven't done a mask in a long time as well, you know me, no skincare routine). So a dependable, reliable product from a leader in men's skincare. Liked the way it smelled because it wasn't particularly strong. Does what you'd expect from a clay mask.

Summary:
Liked the product overall. But if you want the basics kaolin and bentonite clay mask, there are definitely cheaper options like the Mint Julep Mask. However, the Anthony mask doesn't contain artificial fragrances, but does contain added fragrant essential oils which is also not totally necessary.

I have no financial/personal/professional association with Anthony Logistics. Product tested was a friend's.

4 comments

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting on Anthony products. I use them all the time so it's helpful to me.

BeautyChick101 said...

I just wanted to tell you how informative I find your blog! I like that you really discuss all of the ingredients and what they will do to your skin. Keep up the good work! :)

Brian W said...

I used this mask in the past quite often. The reason why I stopped using it was because it took forever to entirely wash of the mask. It left a reddish stain on my skin until I kept washing and washing it off. Too cumbersome.

Anonymous said...

FYI

The oxides in this product are:

Red Iron Oxide, Amber Iron Oxide

TRUTH IS REAL BEAUTY.