My husband has finally pronounced his approval for Anthony Logistics After Shave Balm ($19.50 for 2.5oz). He has been very conscientious about his responsibility as a reviewer and refused to give a verdict before using most of the tube and road testing the product under different conditions. One of the things he likes best about Logistics is that it is melt-proof even on New York's muggiest of days.

That is probably because of the squalene, an oil (usually derived from olive) that is especially well absorbed by human skin. There is also apricot kernel oil and aloe. Witch hazel will close pores, along with rosemary oil (a natural astringent), and allantoin will sooth. Logistics After Shave Balm even uses a topical anesthetic, benzocaine, an ingredient in over-the-counter antiseptic creams, for relieving razor rash.

I am also impressed by the anti-aging actives: vitamins E and C, plus some retinyl palmitate to exfoliate.

Ingredients in Anthony Logistics After Shave Balm

Water, witch hazel, PPG-Myristyl ether propionate, cyclomethicone, propylene glycol, isopropyl palmitate, apricot kernal oil, squalene, allantoin, benzocaine, cetyl alcohol, PEG 100-stearate, DMDM hydantoin, aloe, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbic acid, retinyl palmitate, callendula, carbomer, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary oil, triethanolomine, methylparaben, propylparaben