REVIEW: Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Eye Cream & Illuminating Priming Moisturizer

I seem to be on a Vitamin C kick, for I have another 2 products to review for you all! Avon Anew Vitamin C Brightening Eye Cream* and Illuminating Priming Moisturizer*. I’ve been rotating these products in my beauty routines for a bit and am ready to share my experience!

Products sent for review purposes. All thoughts are my own, always *casts doe patronus*


INFORMATION ON AVON ANEW VITAMIN C EYE CREAM AND PRIMING MOISTURIZER

EYE CREAM: Visibly reduces the look of dark circles and leaves the under-eye area looking brighter and more even-toned. 88% of women showed improvement in under-eye clarity in 2 weeks.

PRIMING MOISTURIZER: Instantly illuminates, hydrates, blurs imperfections, smooths and enhances the staying power of makeup. 94% of women showed an improvement in skin’s overall appearance.

– Avon.ca

ADDITIONAL CLAIMS:

  • Vitamins C and B3 boost radiance
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Dermatologist/clinically tested

PACKAGING:  All are packaged in opaque, plastic components. The eye cream is in an airless pump, the priming moisturizer in a tube.

HIGHLIGHTED INGREDIENTS:

  • Vitamin C – Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (ATIP), derivative of L-Ascorbic Acid. Penetrates the skin more easily because it’s oil-soluble, can be formulated at a higher pH, and in-vitro seems to do the 3 main things LAA can do – collagen boosting, skin brightening, antioxidant protection. However on INCIDecoder the main study showing ATIP benefits states that ATIP was formulated at a 7% concentration with 10% L-Ascorbic Acid, so it can’t be sure if the results of the study are from ATIP alone.
  • B3 – Niacinamide. One of my favourite ingredients, for it is able to regulate sebum production, brighten and even skin, help with pigmentation, reduce the appearance of pores and fine lines, improves skin barrier by increasing its lipid production.
  • Citrus Extracts – Orange Peel, Bergamot Fruit, Lemon Peel, Tangerine Peel – I feel like they added these extracts due to the “vitamin C” theme of the products, but from what I have read, they don’t really do a lot for skin benefits. I’d rely more on the key ingredients doing the work.
  • Iron Oxides. Can help protect against visible light.

AVON VITAMIN C BRIGHTENING EYE CREAM

AMOUNT: 15 ml
PRICE: $48 CAD
WHERE TO BUY: Avon.ca

INGREDIENTS

The main occlusive used are a variety of -cones, which in my experience is rather light for my dry skin type and not enough to retain moisture. Glycerin is listed as the 4th ingredient, a skin-identical humectant. ATIP is just above the midway point on the list, with Niacinamide and the Citrus Extracts following suit.

EXPERIENCE

  • Light citrus-sweet fragrance.
  • Thin formula.
  • There are reflective particles in the eye cream, most likely from the Mica in the ingredients list.
  • Feels nice under the eyes and made the skin feel smoother.
  • Did not find it moisturizing enough for my dry under eyes.

AVON ANEW ILLUMINATING PRIMING MOISTURIZER

AMOUNT: 50ml
PRICE: $48 CAD
WHERE TO BUY: Avon.ca

INGREDIENTS

Glycerin is 2nd ingredient in the formula, a nice humectant that is also naturally found in our skin. Tocopheryl Acetate is also listed after Niacinamide, so we have some additional antioxidant protection. ATIP is mid-way through the list, below the Citrus Extracts.

EXPERIENCE

  • Texture is like a moisturizer.
  • Feels lightweight on the skin.
  • It is quite reflective on my face, I don’t find is blurring and it emphasizes my enlarged pores.

FINAL THOUGHTS ON AVON ANEW VITAMIN C EYE CREAM AND PRIMING MOISTURIZER

Avon Anew’s Vitamin C Brightening Eye Cream and Illuminating Priming Moisturizer were okay in terms of performance, but overall a lackluster experience. I wish the percentage of ATIP was given so I would have more confidence that these products have the vitamin C benefits that they claim. I’d say most of the brightening work is coming from the Niacinamide rather than the vitamin C derivative. Overall both products performed nicely, they just don’t suit my skin’s needs.

As always, I hope reviews like these are helpful and informative.

xo, M

REVIEW: Avon Elastine PropoliThera Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Mask

In the last year or so, I’ve become more into haircare due to what seemed to be like never-ending scalp issues, dry hair, and just a general plateau in my scalp and hair’s health. Now that all my bleached ends have been cut and I have my virgin hair back, I’ve managed to normalize my scalp health and keep my hair shafts pretty healthy, but they do seem more prone to dryness – I’d think it is due to my scalp’s health at the time, my age, and environmental stressors. I have been using Avon’s Elastine PropoliThera haircare* for the past few weeks and am ready to share my experience in what it’s done for my hair. Spoiler: I’m impressed!

Products sent for review purposes. All thoughts are my own, always *casts doe patronus*


INFORMATION ON AVON ELASTINE PROPOLITHERA HAIRCARE

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SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER: Catch the buzz. Beeswax, honey and royal jelly (what bees eat) combine with vitamins and amino acids to form this rejuvenating shampoo/conditioner. Treat your tresses to our soothing formula, which will repair damaged hair while giving it a smooth and manageable appearance. Benefits: Repairs damaged hair, Smooths & softens hair

HAIR MASK: Catch the buzz. Treat your tresses to our rejuvenating hair mask, made with beeswax, honey and royal jelly (what bees eat). This nutrient-enriched formula will help deeply nourish your hair and repair damaged split-ends. Benefits: Infused with nutrients and antioxidants that help provide deep nutrition and protection from heat and damage

Our Elastine PropoliThera is formulated to add new life to your hair. Free of sulfates and parabens, it infuses every strand with healthy-looking body and shine.

– Avon.ca

ADDITIONAL CLAIMS:

  • Suitable for all hair types, color-treated hair, permed hair or chemically-treated hair
  • Paraben-free, sulfate-free
  • Made in Korea

PACKAGING:  All are packaged in plastic components, the shampoo and hair mask are opaque orange. Shampoo and conditioner are pump bottles, the hair mask is a large jar with a twist-off lid.

HIGHLIGHTED INGREDIENTS:

  • Propolis (tree sap plus beeswax) – Contains minerals, vitamins, amino acids and antioxidants to help restore weak and brittle hair.
  • Honey (made by bees from the nectar of flowers) – Helps restore moisture.
  • Royal jelly (the food of bees) – Helps lock in shine and restore hair’s natural luster.

These three key ingredients all share the same primary function, acting as a moisturizing ingredient to prevent hair from becoming dry and brittle. Although they are quite high in the ingredient list, I’m quite pleased with the overall formulation of each product for I can see how they help add and retain moisture. Another thing I noticed is Fragrance being high on the list, and I definitely smelled it! It’s quite sweet but I personally like it and really enjoyed using the shampoo, conditioner, and hair mask each time. It also lingered for a while as well.


AVON ELASTINE PROPOLITHERA SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER

AMOUNT: 16.9 fl. oz
PRICE: $24 CAD / $18 USD
WHERE TO BUY: Shampoo – Avon.ca, Conditioner – Avon.ca

INGREDIENTS

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The Elastine PropoliThera Damage Repair Shampoo contains gentle surfactants that cleanse the scalp and hair root without stripping them of moisture. It also has Dimethicone to help close the cuticles at the top of the head. It’s interesting to see Iron Oxides on the list as well, I’m wondering if they happen to stay on our scalp and hair root after washing to protect the crown area against visible light, or maybe I’m over-analyzing and it’s purely used for adding colour to the shampoo. Either way, it’s a nice-to-have in my books! Moisturized and protected scalp and root definitely help pave the way for healthy-looking hair shaft.

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The Elastine PropoliThera Damage Repair Conditioner is also formulated with Dimethicone, but in this use case it’ll help close the cuticles at the mid-shaft to ends. The conditioner also contains some nice emollients such as Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Tocopherol.

With both shampoo and conditioner, I’m quite impressed with the list of ingredients that are beneficial to my hair health!

EXPERIENCE

  • Smells delicious
  • Did not need to use a lot of the shampoo to sufficiently massage onto my entire scalp
  • Shampoo lathered nicely
  • Used a typical amount of conditioner I needed to coat the mid-shaft to ends
  • Hair felt very soft from scalp to ends
  • I never experienced buildup from the Dimethicone because I always used a clarifying shampoo on the following wash


AVON ELASTINE PROPOLITHERA HAIR MASK

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AMOUNT: 10.1 fl. oz
PRICE: $24 CAD / $18 USD
WHERE TO BUY: Avon.ca

INGREDIENTS

The Elastine PropoliThera Damage Repair Hair Mask has a pretty awesome whopper of great ingredients, and I really wasn’t expecting there to be that much!

Alongside the key ingredients mentioned prior, there are more than a handful of additional moisturizing ingredients high on the list such as Glycerin, Shea Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argan Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Panthenol.

I was most excited to see Amodimethicone in this hair mask as well, an ingredient I recently learned about from Lab Muffin. In short, it is a silicone with amino-acid groups that selectively attaches to damaged hair more strongly, moisturizes the hair and leaves a protective film, without buildup!

EXPERIENCE

  • Smells delicious
  • Left it in my hair for 20 minutes – 2 hours prior to washing
  • Bleached ends felt noticeably softer – I have never experienced a hair mask making a difference before!
  • Now that I have a full head of virgin hair, I still notice my ends feeling extra soft after using the Hair Mask

FINAL THOUGHTS ON AVON ELASTINE PROPOLITHERA HAIRCARE

Based on ingredients and performance, I am really impressed by Avon’s Elastine PropoliThera Damage Repair haircare! I have never tried haircare products from Avon before, but I’m really glad this was my first experience. Every time I used these products, my hair felt soft, looked shiny, and didn’t feel weighed down. I enjoyed the fragrance in these products and rarely had headaches after using them. Overall using Avon’s Elastine PropoliThera haircare a pleasant experience and I do feel like they have contributed to my scalp and hair’s overall health.

As always, I hope reviews like these are helpful and informative.

xo, M