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To give this regimen some antiaging muscle, apply a small amount of Anthony Vitamin A Facial Treatment after shaving, but before moisturizing.

Anthony The Perfect Shave Kit

$55.00 Ships Free
Glycolic Facial Cleanser: 8 fl oz, Pre-Shave Oil: 2 fl oz, Shave Cream: 6 oz, After Shave Balm: 2.5 oz

Availability: In stock


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At times, the perfect shave can feel as elusive as fabled Atlantis. But while we don’t have a lead on the latter, we do have expertise when it comes to the former. Our choice is this four-in-one kit, which packs a star-studded lineup of Anthony shaving essentials. An aloe-infused cleanser leads the charge, while preshave oil, shave cream, and a soothing aftershave balm team up for close-cut perfection. You’ll find no myths in this landmark set—just tried-and-true skincare legends.

How to Use

First, squeeze a quarter-sized amount of cleanser into your palm, and massage into damp skin for about 30 seconds, using gentle, circular motions. Rinse with warm water and pat dry, before rubbing a few drops of preshave oil into your beard. Layer a nickel-sized dollop of shave cream on top, then shave as usual. Rinse your face thoroughly with cold water, and follow with a nickel-sized dollop of aftershave.

Pre-Shave Oil: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Silica, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ppg-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Water/aqua/eau, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Ocimum-basilicum (Basil) Oil, Ethylhexyl-glycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

After Shave Balm: Water (Aqua), Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Ppg-15 Stearyl Ether, Propanediol, Polyacrylamide, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Methoxycin- Namate, Myristyl Myristate, Behenyl Alcohol, Arach- Idyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Menthoxypropaned- Iol, Bisabolol, Panthenol,laureth-7, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Jojoba Esters, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Squalane, Zingiber Offic- Inale (Ginger) Root Extract, Hydro- Genated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Polysorbate 60, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Toco- Pheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil, Tetrasodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sorbic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene

Shave Cream: Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Squalane, Vitamins E, D, A And C, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Aloe Vera Gel, Allantoin, Hops Extract, Golden Seal Extract, Peppermint Extract, Eucalyptus Oil, Rosemary Oil, Peppermint Oil.

Glycolic Facial Cleanser: Water, Cocoamidopropyl Oxide, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Citrus Grandis Peel Oil, Citrus Noblis Peel Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Acetate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolione, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Noblis Flower Extract

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A bit pricy, but a good way to sample many of Anthony products (not to mention having a far superior travel kit).

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I have bought this set several times before from other retailers. You get a better price if you purchase the set then if you purchase the items individually and I like that you get a dopp bag to go with it. I think the dopp bag would be good for a weekend trip, but not much more than that. I tend to use it for storage. For example I have been known to put unused samples of birchbox products in them until I have time to use them. Anyways, the bag is a nice touch and comes in handy, especially when you are getting all the products together for a better price then what you can get them for separately.

I like all the products individually but I think as a whole they work great together. The stars for me are the pre shave oil and the balm. The oil especially has been beneficial. I like the glycolic cleanser as well since it isn't too harsh and a little goes a long way. The shaving cream is average.

I have a terrible problems with razor rash, ingrown hairs and everything else you can get from years of bad shaving and dry skin. I have found that using the oil lessens those issues and have even had people tell me that my complexion looks better after using the oil consistently. The KEY to getting the most of the oil is to put some on a damp face (preferably right out of the shower) and then splash warm (not hot) water against your face again. This water and oil seem to work together to provide cushion and slickness. I then put on a fair amount of cream over top and do a first pass. I use no more than a 2 blade razor. I wash the cream off, put just a little more oil on my face with more splashes of warm water and a little more cream and do an against the grain pass. I touch up any area I need to with just the oil on my face and a little warm water. I then use cold water before putting on the balm. I don't try to get all the oil off as I find it helps to condition my skin along with the balm.

I have tried wet shaving , but found it too time consuming and I could never really get over the learning curve to make it feasible for an every morning shave before work. I just want a presentable shave that doesn't leave my skin hurting. This product accomplishes that. I have tried almost every other product line and always return to this one. In my opinion if you have a thick beard a pre shave oil is a must.

Now to a word about customer service. When I received my product the oil was not packaged in an individual box as it should be. This meant some had leaked out on to the rest of the products. I was not happy. I called customer service right away. To my surprise, I was talking with someone within 2 minutes. He quickly apologized for the problem and offered to refund my money or send me out a new product. He was professional, courteous and solved my problem.

The truth of the matter is that when it comes to buying a product like this I have lots of choices. I find what makes me loyal is customer service. That is what distinguishes companies when what they are selling is a commodity and good customer service is hard to come by.

Because of the good service I received I will be more likely to purchase from birchbox in the future.

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excellent products and great price too!

i'm very satisfied with this anthony shaving kit... each product is excellent. the face cleanser is very good, slightly citrus scent...the shaving cream and after shave cream are minty and refreshing... and the preshave oil works well. this is my third kit, and the zippered bag is great for many things... i use one for computer cords and chargers. the only reason for the missing fifth star is that the sizes of the products don't match up in how long they last. the aftershave cream tube is half the size of the shaving cream, even though i use the same amount every day, so i run out of it first. and the cleanser lasts much longer than the other products, so while i'm almost out of aftershave cream, i have a completely new, unopened one from my last kit. it would be nice if the sizes were equalized. that said, i'll keep on ordering the kit because it's a great value and the products are excellent.

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