FAQs

Anthony Products

Are Anthony products for men only, or can women use them too?

Of course, all of our products are designed with men’s needs in mind, but these are absolutely appropriate for use by women as well. Just follow the same guidelines as outlined on the product pages to determine the right routine for you!

When is the best time to shave?

Shaving in the shower is the best place for the cleanest, closest shave. The steam from the shower softens the beard hairs and helps them to stand up straighter. This is a great way to help avoid ingrown hairs and razor burn.

Are Anthony products tested on animals?

No. Anthony Brands is against animal testing and we strive to work with partners who share the same philosophy.

Are Anthony products non-comedegenic?

Non-comedegenic refers to whether the product can be used by a variety of skin types and the fact that it does not clog pores. Actually, all Anthony products go a step further and meet an even higher standard and are completely allergy and dermatology tested.

What order should I use my Anthony products in?

The Anthony line is based on a three easy steps: Cleanse, Tone, and Hydrate. To get the best results, incorporate these three steps into your daily routine. Thoroughly cleanse before you shave to prep the skin and beard for the closest shave possible without redness and irritation. Tone and hydrate after shaving to calm the skin and keep your complexion clear.

Can I use all Anthony products daily?

Almost all Anthony products are designed for daily use. The products that you use in the AM, you can repeat in the PM to see the best results and maintain a healthy complexion. See individual product pages for further directions.

What exactly is the “T-zone” and how do I control it?

The term “T-zone” refers to the central part of a person’s face, including the forehead, nose, and chin. This tends to be the part of a man’s face that secretes the most oil. It is beneficial to understand that this zone requires special attention, using the appropriate cleanser and toner to control excess oil and remove shine.

I have extremely dry/sensitive skin, which products would work best for me?

Cleanse: Algae Facial Cleanser

Shave: Shave Gel

Hydrate: All-Purpose Moisturizer

I have normal/combination skin, which products would work best for me?

Cleanse: Glycolic Facial Cleanser

Tone: Purifying Astringent Pads

Special Treatment: Vitamin C Serum

Hydrate: Facial Moisturizer with or without SPF 30

I have extremely oily skin, which products would work best for me?

Cleanse: Glycolic Facial Cleanser

Tone: Purifying Astringent Pads / Glycolic Exfoliating Wipes

Special Treatment: Deep Pore Cleansing Clay

Moisturize: Oil Free Facial Lotion with or without SPF 30

Which Anthony products are ideal for teenagers to use?

We have an easy system that most teenagers can quickly accomplish on a daily basis to control oil, kill bacteria that cause breakouts, and effectively dry up pimples:
Cleanse: Glycolic Facial Cleanser
Tone: Purifying Astringent Pads OR Glycolic Exfoliating & Resurfacing Wipes
Moisturize: Oil Free Facial Lotion

What’s the difference between Glycolic Facial Cleanser and Algae Facial Cleanser?

Our two cleansing choices are completely different, as they are designed for different skin types and different seasons/climate conditions.

Our Glycolic Facial Cleanser is designed for normal to oily skin types to control oil, breakouts, and shine. It is highly effective at controlling excess dirt, sweat and oil, which accumulates more rapidly during the warmer months.

Our Algae Facial Cleanser is designed for normal to dry/sensitive or sun-damaged skin. It hydrates and conditions as it cleanses. It is more conditioning and protective during the colder months when skin is exposed to harsh temperatures and dry heated interiors.

How do I use a scrub? Can it be used in place of a cleanser?

Gently apply a scrub in circular motions on the skin 2-3 times a week, concentrating on the “T Zone” and beard areas.  Rinse with lukewarm water.

A scrub is designed to be used in addition to a cleanser 2-3 times a week. Wash your face daily with the appropriate cleanser for your skin type; add an exfoliant to remove dead skin cells, dirt, and oil.

What’s the difference between the Anthony Shave Cream and Shave Gel?

These formulas are designed for different beard and skin types.

The Shave Cream is a rich, whipped formula designed to protect the skin and soften medium to thick beards, is ideal for shaving heads, and can be used by women for their legs with incredible results.

The Shave Gel contains no detergents and is a rich, clear gel containing unique moisturizing beads to protect super sensitive skin and younger, thinner beards. It is specifically designed to protect the skin, with concentrated hydrating ingredients to create glide, not drag, on sensitive skin. It is ideal for women to use under the arms, on legs and in the bikini zone. It’s also great for a head shave.

What’s the purpose of Pre-Shave Oil? Do I really need it?

Our Pre-Shave Oil is specifically used to combat problems that many men/women encounter when it comes to shaving, especially if you have sensitive skin. It is applied to clean, wet skin to protect it from the blade. Many people encounter redness, irritation, razor burn, and ingrown hairs from improper shaving.

A pre-shave oil puts a layer of protection onto the skin, protecting it from the blade and softening coarse beard/body hair. It also has specific ingredients to naturally “lift” hairs for the closest shave possible and to prevent ingrown hairs before they develop.

How do I prevent razor burn?

Stop the problem before it even begins. Using a Pre-Shave Oil will put that much-needed layer of protection onto the skin before shaving to prevent redness and irritation from the blade. This is likely to happen if you have sensitive skin. Follow up with a soothing after shave balm or treatment product to instantly calm skin, reduce redness and sting, and begin healing. We recommend using our Ingrown Hair Treatment to remedy this situation.

What is an ingrown hair?

Ingrown hairs (Pseudofolliculitis barbae) are caused by a condition where hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin. Shaving is the leading cause, followed by waxing and tight clothing. This is usually characteristic of individuals who have curly, coarse hairs. This condition may be accompanied by an infection of the hair follicle causing small “razor bumps,” which vary in size.

The beginning of an ingrown hair begins with a small bump as hair first starts to grow inward and becomes infected. Most commonly, ingrown hairs appear in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed such as the beard, legs and bikini zone. Anything which causes the hair to be broken off unevenly with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs.

What’s the difference between the Ingrown Hair Treatment and The Cool Fix?

The Ingrown Hair Treatment, although designed for both sexes, is primarily promoted to men who may develop deeply embedded ingrown hairs over a long period of time. It is a clear, soothing gel containing a unique complex of Glycolic, Salicylic and Phytic Acids to gently remove dead skin cells. It also helps kill bacteria which may be present underneath the skin and continues to work until trapped hairs are freed.

The Cool Fix by Shaveworks, although designed for both sexes, is primarily promoted to women who may develop razor bumps and/or ingrown hairs on the body from waxing or shaving. The Cool Fix is a soothing cream gel containing a unique complex of botanical ingredients that are extremely hydrating and protective on the skin. It is designed to instantly soothe the skin, eliminate redness, and prevent minor ingrown hairs in highly sensitive areas of the body such as the underarms, legs, bikini zone and eyebrows.

Should I use the Vitamin A Facial Treatment before the Vitamin C Facial Serum?

A serum is designed to boost a moisturizer; therefore, a small amount is always used underneath your daily moisturizer. It is also highly effective to use a serum at night, as the skin is rejuvenated as we rest.

The Vitamin C Facial Serum will boost the effectiveness of the firming, lifting Vitamin A Facial Treatment, which is especially ideal for evening use.

How long do Anthony products last after opening?

All products have PAO symbol with a number on it that indicates how long they are good to use after opening. For example, if the number says 24, the product is good to use for 24 months after opening.

Auto-Replenishment Program

Where can I sign up for auto-replenishment?

On the cart or checkout page, you are able to select auto-replenishment for an entire order (it will be the order that you are placing at that moment). You will also be able to set the frequency of your auto-replenish order here.

Is there an any charge to sign up for auto-replenishment?

No, we are providing this service to all our loyal customers free of charge.

How do I manage my auto-replenishment subscription?

You are able to view all your orders in your account, and auto-replenishment orders will be marked. You can adjust the frequency, cancel, or pay for an order.

How will my auto-replenish orders ship?

The first order will ship within 2 business days. All future orders will be processed depending on the frequency you chose when placing your first order. For example, if you place your initial order on January 10th and choose a two-month delivery frequency, the next order date will be March 10th and the order will ship within 2 business days. All orders ship with the same method of shipment (ground standard shipping, 2nd day air, or overnight) via UPS.

How do I pay for my my future auto-replenish orders?

You will be notified 48 hours before your auto-replenish order will be placed.  The same account/credit card used on the original order will be charged when the order is processed and shipped complete.

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