Cleaning good and being bad with Bad Ace for Men


Maybe it’s the fact that I am a father or perhaps it’s finally realizing that I should start becoming an “adult”, but over the past few years, I have finally started to care about my grooming products. I don’t, and can’t, commit too much time to it (a full-time job, 3 young kids, a blog to manage, AND a running hobby have my “free time” pretty limited – every minute is used up!). That’s why it is nice to know what’s out there when it comes to skincare – that way I can have a good hygiene routine and be knowledgeable about what is out there so that I can be safe to my skin.

Additionally, I have found myself looking for more eco-friendly and natural items. According to recent stats, the men’s skincare market continues to rise in popularity as more men are looking for sustainable materials and green formulations. Therefore, checking out some face care items from BAD ACE seems like a great idea.

First off, we will acknowledge that men’s skincare can vary in price. I have found that more “well-made” and less mass-produced items involve a little bit more of an investment than run of the mill items. I also understand that this sort of investment isn’t for everybody.

At $25 and $20 per 4oz and 3oz tube, its clear that this will likely push the boundaries of where most men feel comfortable with their expenditures for skin care. That being said, the investment may be worth the while considering the benefits of a smaller company. From their website:

  • Highly Effective Formula Developed for Men: Cleanses deep, eliminates excessive oil without stripping the skin of moisture. Invigorating lemon scent plus a cool menthol tingle. Recommended for daily use.

  • Formulated with innovative, industry leading Korean skincare formula. For All Ages & Most Skin Types: Normal, sensitive, oily, rough, dry, combo and acne-prone complexions.

  • We love animals; no animal testing. NO harmful ingredients such as artificial colors, Triethanolamine, Formaldehyde, Mineral oil, Phthalates, Paraben, Talc.

The ingredients themselves are centralized on a more natural configuration and each of the main ones are added with benefits in mind. Multi-vitamins help fight aging, replenish natural oils, and encourage the production of collagen. Green tea minimizes wrinkles, fights harmful free radicals, and eliminates excess sebum.  Menthol prevents blackheads and whiteheads and creates a subtle tingling sensation that cools and invigorates your skin. Lemon eliminates dark circles under your eyes, reduces aging spots, and provides a refreshing fragrance that helps you start your morning right.

I don’t really have anything bad to say about these products during my testing phase. Even with a definite push of the prominent “citrus” in the name, on the bottle, and in the video, I did not feel the scent was overpowering. In fact, it was a surprisingly pleasant aroma and nice balance of freshness when I was expecting a sour lemon punch to the face. It was absolutely the right amount of aromatic restraint! My face, which has a tendency to run dry, did not do so during the testing phase.

BAD ACE also has a few charcoal based items, so check them out.

Company: BAD ACE (Facebook)


More about BAD ACE:

We view being a man as something different. It’s about everyday courage. It’s about striving to do just a little better despite the hardships. It’s about protecting your family and being a loyal friend. It’s about being strong enough to help others, and self-assured enough to remain humble.

At BAD ACE, we make sure you’re ready to attack the day, because confidence begins first thing in the morning. When you look good, you feel good. And when you feel good, you can conquer the world.

Thank you to BAD ACE for providing us with samples. Please read our transparency page for info on how we do our reviews.

About Author

Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching hockey, going to as many breweries (618) and wineries (152) as he can, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010.

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