Review of aMENity Anti-Breakout Gel
Day four of aMENity week and we're going to explore a different grooming product - aMENity Anti-Breakout Gel. The first thing you'll notice about this product is the packaging. (Notice a theme to these posts? Someone did a good job on the recent aMENity redesign.) aMENity Anti-Breakout Gel comes in an "airless pen", which looks a lot like those Tide instant stain removers I got in my stocking this Christmas. (By the way, thanks for the Tide instant stain remover this Christmas.) Take the cap off one end, push down on the other, and a squirt of clear Anti-Breakout Gel pops out. aMENity has definitely taken some time to think about serving size, and then designed containers which dispense the right amount each time. I think it's only right that we take a moment and recognize that.
The gel itself is worth recognizing too. Back in high school I used that Clearasil stuff. It had the tendency to bleach anything it came in contact with - the neck of my shirts, pillow cases, towels. It also dried my skin like you wouldn't believe. Or maybe you would. What else was there back then? aMENity Anti-Breakout Gel is completely clear and doesn't dry out your skin at all. Sadly, I still get the occasional breakout from shaving. (Oddly enough it seems to happen more from weekend shaves.) A couple squirts from my airless pen and I was all set. Didn't eliminate every pimple, but I noticed a marked reduction.
I need to clarify one point with the packaging of aMENity's Anti-Breakout Gel. On the bottom of the pen - the opposite side from the cap - is a curved arrow and the word "open" on a piece of the pen which does rotate slightly. I don't know why this is there, but it's confusing and should say "push" without the arrow. When I first got the pen I thought I was going to break it in half trying to twist it open. Luckily ShavingStuff wife was there to show me how to use it. It's always good to have a smart wife around.
aMENity Anti-Breakout Gel is $28 for a 0.25 oz. (7g.) "airless pen". Remember, push, don't open.
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Posted by Russell Neufeld at January 11, 2007 8:56 AM
The Amenity anti-breakout gel is the bomb. It really works well for me. The only problem is that the delivery method is worthless. Half of the time it doesn't even work, and it runs out after about a dozen applications. That's a lot of $$$ for VERY few applications. This delivery method is so bad that I won't buy it anymore, which sucks because it works so well for me. Come on guys, get a real delivery system for this great product!!