Monday, 25 September 2017

Follow me on my Avon Anew Reversalist Skincare Journey...

**Sponsored post in association with Avon**


How often do you use just one brand as your complete skincare routine? I used to, many, many years ago, but now, because of my blog I tend to use multiple brands products within my daily skincare regime.

Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Collection


When Avon asked me to try there Anew Reversalist Skincare range for 25 days, to celebrate 25 years of the range, I was excited but also a little nervous to forgo all other products.  Would my skin benefit from similar ingredients within that brand, or do I need a more diverse regime? The Anew Reversalist range consists of four core products aimed at anyone over 40+, these products are aimed at reducing those fines lines and wrinkles caused by ageing and dehydrated skin


Complete Renewal Day Cream SPF 25 UVA/UVB -

Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Day Cream SPF 25
First of all the packaging is lovely and looks very high end due to the use of glass jars, but we all know its what is inside that counts. Aiming to breathe life into the skin and make it more firm and smooth, this white cream was a little thicker than i was expecting. Cooling when applied to the skin it does take a few seconds to massage in, which could be due to the inclusion of Broad spectrum SPF 25


Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Day Cream SPF 25

This product is Oil-free, Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic and would work well with all skin types. It dries down really well and i must admit it does make a great base for make up. I will go into more detail below in my diary. 


Complete Renewal Night Cream -

Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Night Cream
This anti-ageing night cream contains Tr-Elastinex which aims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles whilst we rest. I think we all know the importance of using a great night cream, as it really can get to work repairing the skin whilst we sleep.

Avon Anew Reversalist Night Cream Thinner Concisitency

Much thinner than the day cream in consistency, when i apply this after cleansing it feels lovely and cooling on the skin, and seems to melt effortlessly in. I must admit, straight after application my skin feels lovely and nourished and looks glowing.

Complete Renewal Express Dual Eye System -

Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Dual Eye System
My eyes are where i always struggle to find a great cream. I need something that is not too thick and really works well on my dark circles. I also have some dry skin so if an eye product promises to help improve both, then i'm in. I was very excited to try the Dual Eye System from Avon. What i love about this item is that you get two great products in one.


Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Dual Eye System

The bottom of the jar is an eye cream that aims to reduce the appearance of crows feet, and hydrate the under eye area which plumps out any fine lines. The top part of this product is a highlighting cream which you apply after your eye cream or top up with throughout the day. This has beautiful highlighting particles which really brightens that dark under eye and inner corner area. Very smooth to use, completely ophthalmologist tested, this really is a fab product!

Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle smoother -

Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Wrinkle Smoother
 This product really does come in great packaging, making it look very luxurious. It has a slide top which is a mirror, making it perfect to keep in your bag when you are out and about as you can top up your make up and add any extra product you may need. If you have never tried a wrinkle smoother before, they are worth having a play with. This colourless, velvety almost balm like cream, is easy to use either under or over make up as needed. You gently tap a little of the product into fine lines and watch as they magically plump out and almost disappear. I must admit, this works incredibly well on the very fine lines on my for-head, but not as well on the deeper lines around my lips. However i absolutely loved it to cover over my pores (of which i have a lot) and when you see the photos below you will notice a huge difference. It feels a little waxy but not uncomfortable and does not mess up make up if applied after. Just make sure you use a small amount and gently pat it into the area rather than rubbing it in.

When i received these products, i was excited to try a full month of just these four items, but also a little nervous. I do have a finely tuned skincare routine at the moment for my incredibly dehydrated skin that includes lots of serums and oils and these were missing from the regime. However, in the name of beauty, i was prepared to take the challenge. As i am 42 my skin has changed a lot in recent years, i am now noticing those fine lines turning into deeper lines, my skin can look quite sallow and dull at times, i suffer pigmentation and i have incredibly dehydrated skin due to the use of medication. I knew it would be a challenge for any skincare brand but was excited to see how i got on.
My Skin on Day 1 of the 25 day Avon Challenge

Day 1-5 : Usually after cleansing and toning my face in the morning, i apply sun protection and then a serum. As this moisturiser contains SPF 25, i knew that would be enough for these spring days. I also decided not to include a highly active serum as i wanted to really just put Avon products to the test. The first 5 days were quite difficult, only in that my skin felt incredibly thirsty during the day and i did find myself having to reapply the moisturiser again, just to feel comfortable. The night cream, however, felt very comfortable and hydrating and sank beautifully into my skin each evening without leaving any residue behind on my pillow. Each morning i would notice that my skin felt plump and soft and still quite hydrated which was lovely.

My Skin During day 6-10 with a mini breakout

Day 6-10 : This was a very transitional few days for me regarding these products. Although my skin started to feel more hydrated during the day and i was only applying the day cream once, in the morning, i suddenly had my first break out in years. It was a small cluster of spots just under my mouth and although it wasn't the end of the world, it was very unusual for me. I felt as though my skin was purging and i was not too worried about it. The eye cream had become my best friend and i was loving applying this twice a day and really noticed how much brighter my under eye area was looking. On busy days on the computer i definitely reach for this to awaken my eyes as it feels so cooling on the skin and really wakes me up. A little trick i discovered was to apply the highlighting cream under my concealer, then again on top and it really makes my eyes pop! Beautiful.

My Skin looks brighter, clearer and almost airbrushed (which it's not) by day 15 Top Tip : I started using the Wrinkle Eraser to disguise my open pores!

Day 11-15 : I received so many compliments this week on my skin! It was fabulous! People were telling me i looked well, healthy and glowing! Wow, the only thing i have done differently is use these four products from Avon, so i'm thrilled. I also started using the Wrinkle Smoother more on days out. As i mentioned above, although it sadly doesn't work on my deeper vertical lines above my mouth, it does fill in the fine lines above my brows and on my for-head and just makes that area look relaxed. It lasts a few hours and then i reapply if i need to but to be honest i mainly use this product before taking photos for my blog! It's an additional step in my routine that i don't really need on a day to day basis on the school run, but before taking photos or a night out i would recommend this as a great product to try.

Applying The Wrinkle Smoother during Days 11 - 16
Day 16 - 20 : I find myself really looking forward to my skincare routine each day now, not because my skin feels like it needs any extra hydration, but because i am really enjoying the results. Each morning my skin is looking and feeling soft and smooth upon waking and when i apply my Complete Renewal Day Cream, it feels nourished, fed and is an amazing base for make up, plus is adds a gorgeous glow to my skin which i love. My eyes look brighter and smoother and i certainly have less crepeing underneath, which means less lines so i am thrilled with the results.

Thrilled with the brightness of my skin after 25 days using Avon Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Express Collection


Day 21 - 25 : Thoroughly impressed with the results and so pleased i took part in this skincare challenge. My mini breakout has disappeared, my skin looks bright and smooth and very radiant. When i am make up free i am pleased with the look of my skin, yes i still have fine lines and wrinkles as they have not disappeared but i am 42 and it is to be expected. However, the fine lines i do have, are not as noticeable because my skin is very hydrated making the lines plump out and look less apparent.

My thoughts on this range - The Avon Anew Reversalist range is definitely a collection i would continue to use, especially as the value is amazing. It can easily slot into your already existing routine, so i would add an oil over my night cream on days my dehydrated skin really does need it, but that is normal for me. My favourite products were the Complete Renewal Night Cream, which i saw amazing results from when i woke up every morning and also the Complete Renewal Dual Eye System. My under eye area looks brighter, fresher and more hydrated and my "Crows feet" look less pronounced. I also really enjoy the versatility of the highlighting cream included and found myself reaching for this more and more as part of my make up routine too! The Wrinkle Smoother is a great idea, but as i mentioned, it's not something i personally would use everyday, but would use before photos as i have done above, by also using it to fill in my pores which is brilliant! All in all i am thrilled at how fresh and vibrant my skin looks at the end of this trial!  All of my photos are close up and completely unfiltered from beginning to end, so please feel free to zoom in and notice the differences (You may also see some of the product if you zoom really close, but it cannot be seen by the naked eye). The value of these products is amazing and i would definitely recommend this brand, but stick with it, like i did as it took a good couple of weeks for the differences to become noticeable.


This post has been sponsored by Avon however, as always, all opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer at my WORK WITH ME page, for more information.









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