pangea-organics-facial-cleanser-egyption-calendula-blood-orange-largeNo matter how well you rock that cardigan, people are still going to look at your face. Finding the right product to maintain good man-hygiene can be a daunting task. There’s no telling what’s those fancy-ass bottles, and choosing the wrong one can irritate your skin.

Pangea Organics sent Gear Patrol their Egyptian Calendula and Blood Orange Facial Cleanser for review, and, as usual we’ve formulated an opinion. In our tests, the cleanser had a refreshing citrus scent and resulted in a more toned feel to your skin. It also does a good job of cleaning without stripping or drying out your skin. The calendula, a type of marigold, has anti-inflammatory properties and is great at reducing redness and soothing irritated skin. It also works as an anti-septic to reduce breakouts and eliminate infectious germs. The only downside we could find with this product is that it doesn’t lather up as much as we’d like, but it’s a small price to pay knowing you’re not slathering petroleum all over your face. One thing we really like about Pangea Organic products is they try to walk the straight and narrow – everything in their products is always listed on them so you know exactly what you’re getting.

Author’s Note: Before facing the day, consider finishing off your morning routine with Jack Black’s Double Duty Moisturizer SPF 20.

Cost: $28