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For all-day hydration without any unwanted residue, follow up with Recipe for Men's Anti-Shine Moisturizer.

Recipe for Men

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Our motto: Don’t let the elements prevent you from having fun out there, but take the time to treat your skin right. To help smooth over damage from sun, the environment, and (ahem) last weekend’s indiscretins, Recipe for Men’s Facial Cleanser detoxifies and regenerates while diminishing pores and preventing unsightly shininess.

How it Works

Algae extract, cucumber extract, and aloe vera moisturize and prompt skin to repair on its own. Sebustop® reduces oiliness and the appearance of pores, while Physiogenyl™ acts as hydrating health food for skin cells.

How to Use

Before shaving, massage a small amount of Recipe for Men Facial Cleanser onto face with warm water. Use twice daily with no fear of drying your skin out—the formula is perfectly gentle.

Active Ingredients: 2% Aloe Barbadensis; 0.5% Sanguisorba officinalis root extract; 0.4% Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, 0.4% Zingiber Officinale Root Extract; 0.2% Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) Extract, 0.1% Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Aloe Barbadensis, PEG-150 Pentaerythirityl Tetrastearate, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate, Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sanguisorba officinalis root extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract, Sodium PCA, Magnesium PCA, Zinc PCA, Manganese PCA, Propylene Glycol, Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) Extract, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, CI 75815.

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A Great Cleanser

I've been using this cleanser for several weeks and find it to be perfect for my face. It cleans well, but doesn't overly dry my skin. The clear, lemon-scented gel lathers well and rinses cleanly. My only complaint, and it's a minor one, is that it can be a little difficult to get the cleanser out of the container with wet, slippery hands. Overall, this is a fantastic product!

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Terrible Container, Poor Product

I really wanted to like this cleanser because I love the Recipe for Men Anti-Shine Moisturizer, but it's quite unpleasant. It's nearly impossible to get the cleanser out of the bottle for one, and the microbeads that act as the exfoliating agent are too soft to do much good.

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