i bought 2 avon skincare products and here’s what i think…

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In 2020 I was perusing the Avon Brochure as I periodically do because one of my colleagues is a rep and I was moved to try out some of the Avon skincare. I wasn’t interested in the traditional skincare products that they’ve had for years but I was more interested in newer products that are leaning more to acids, double cleansing etc. Out of all the skincare products in the brochure, I settled on the NutraEffects Oil to Milk Cleanser and the Anew Radiance Maximising Tonic with Vitamin C & Glycolic Acid.

I’ve used both products for the past 2.5 months and they have slot in well into my skincare routine.

Avon NutraEffects Oil to Milk Cleanser

Avon NutraEffects Oil to Milk Cleanser
This product is in the rotation of the products that I use as the first step in my double cleansing method. I’ve written more about double cleansing in this post and this product is also featured there. The oil phase is a light oil which I love and it’s easy to massage it into the skin. It doesn’t leave an oily residue once it is rinsed off. The cleanser costs R110 for 125 ml.

Avon Anew Radiance Maximising Tonic with Vitamin C & Glycolic Acid

Avon Anew Radiance Maximising Tonic with Vitamin C & Glycolic Acid
I use this product in the morning after I cleanse my face. The first thing that I noticed was that alcohol denat. is the second ingredient in this product after water and it also contains fragrance high up in the list, so if your skin is sensitive to alcohol and fragrance, I recommend that you give this one a skip. There is also no way of knowing the % of glycolic acid and vitamin C in this product, so if that is important for you to know, also give this a skip. Honestly, if I had been able to see the ingredient list before buying this product I wouldn’t have bought it. This tonic costs R130 for 125ml

Generally I do think that Avon skincare is worth a look into, they do have some gems. They are trying to innovate and be on par with what is happening in the skincare world. My main issue about Avon is that it is super hard to access the ingredient list of a product before buying it – this is a damn shame. This is the main reason why I never bought any of their complexion products because there was no way to shade match and to me they seem like a thengile, thengile type of retailer.

Have you tried any Avon skincare products before?

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Nomali

    Well, at least the packaging is pretty. It’s such an uphill battle trying to order Avon, i’ve found. They should invest in sharing ingredient lists.

    1. Lungi

      Definitely, it would make the shopping process so much easier

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