“ Brand: Avon / Texture: Cream / Type: Night Cream / Subcategory: Moisturiser / What it does: Hydrates, Moisturizes / Product line: Avon Solutions „
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i've read thats its good to alternate you skins moisturiser .. so purchased this as my night time one.
i have combination type skin, with the dry patches being on my cheeks and forehead
i found that this moisturiser (and considering that the night time ones are suposed to be richer, so therefore greasier) was not enough for my dry areas, and have ended up using an oil as well
i found that the cream was not that rich, sank into my skin immediately, and could have ended up using half a tub before my skkin felt comfortable
i felt this did not live up to the other avon night time moisurisers, and was rather dispointed
so if you have any area of dry skin on your face, dont buy this .. go for a far richer version
also, a word of warning .. dont get it in your eyes as i did, as they watered for ages afterwords .. but thats my fault, not the cream
I have just turned 28. I am slowly, but surely, approaching the wrong side of 30. Even though I don't look my age at all (someone I used to work with thought I was 19!) I thought it was time I should look after my skin properly. The skin around my eyes was becoming very dry and papery, so I wanted to nip this problem in the bud to prevent crows feet and wrinkles (maybe at 28 I'm being overly cautious but prevention is better than cure!).
My normal face care routine used to consist of moisturising day and night with the same daytime moisturiser. My skin is very dry and I suffer from little dry patches and flakiness. I have used a variety of moisturisers in the past with varying degrees of success.
However, this is the first night cream I have ever used. Everyone's skin is different so I did my research first and what I found out totally blew my mind (*sarcasm*): if your skin is dry, you need a hydrating night cream, so that's why I picked this one. Also, the fact that is was on special offer at £4.50 instead of £7 (now reduced to £3.50) swayed me into trying it.
I read that the skin is more receptive to moisturiser at night and therefore night creams are slightly different to day moisturisers. They are generally thicker and they tend to have a special formula, which contain higher levels of active ingredients such as retinol, vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids (AHA's) to help boost skin repair. I don't know if this cream has these ingredients, because on Avon's website, the description of this night cream simply says:
"Advanced formula to help provide multi-level moisturisation while your skin is most receptive at night. Wake up to naturally radiant, renewed glowing skin. Use every morning".
Use every morning? But this is a night cream? Casting that obvious typo aside, I have been using this cream every night for about 1 month now.
It comes in a 50ml glass pot with a screw on lid. I much prefer this type of packaging as the glass can be recycled or it's handy to store odd bits and pieces. It also makes it easy to scrape out every last blob of cream so none is wasted. I love Olay Total Effects moisturiser, but I think their packaging is atrocious. I think it's bad for the environment, but I also hate that so much moisturiser is left inside the stupid pump.
Anyway, the Avon cream itself is white and pretty thick, which is reassuring to me as that is what I expected of a night cream. It absorbs fairly quickly into the skin, however I do notice the feel of it on my face after I've applied it, but as I apply it just before getting it into bed I don't mind this. I really like the fragrance of the cream, it reminds me of peaches, but not in an overpowering way.
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Well my skin on my eyelids is no longer dry and papery which is great, however my skin still suffers from dry patches and I don't think my skin glows in the morning as the product suggests it would. Maybe it's because I should be applying this night cream in the morning?! However, I haven't suffered any ill effects from using this cream, like spots, so overall it's not a bad cream. This cream is normally £7 per pot and I don't think it's worth that, so I would rather spend my money on trying a different cream next time.
Provide multi-level moisturisation while you sleep /