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Reviewed by Laura
Thanks to Truth in Aging, I have had the wonderful chance to review two Avon products: Avon Anew Reversalist Day Renewal Cream and the Reversalist Illuminating Eye System. Although it has taken me quite a while to get through the two entire jars (sorry for taking so long!), I wanted to make sure I gave the products enough time to do what they say they can.
I am 35 and have a variety of skin issues, but overall, I have become happier with my skin over the past few years due to a diligent skin care routine and a couple of photo-facial treatments (IPL). I live in Florida and grew up sans sunscreen - which means that I have a good deal of sun damage and the problems that go along with it. I also have very oily skin and occasional eczema that likes to pop up randomly in strange places on my face (yuck!). So, I am always on the hunt for a daily moisturizer that multitasks with some SPF, anti-aging ingredients, and light coverage, without causing my skin to flare up or become irritated. My skincare routine consists of my beloved Clarisonic, a cleanser, a serum, an eye cream, and a daily moisturizer with sun protection. For this review, I dropped my other products so I could devote my full attention to the results that these products could provide.
First of all, I am not a huge fan of jars because of the potential for contamination if you are not careful, drying out, less fresh, etc. Both products came in jars, the day cream in a pretty, heavy glass jar and the eye treatment in a small two-in-one jar (a cream and an illuminator that flips open on top).
To start off with the day cream, I fell in love with the texture right away. It’s fluffy and creamy and light and smells wonderful. My skin felt luxuriously soft, although I did apply very lightly for fear of getting breakouts (perhaps why it took me months to finish the products!). The cream has some illuminating ingredients, and the skeptic in me always wonders if that is a ruse to distract users from an otherwise ineffective product. Although, I do love the effect that the light diffusers can have as long as it’s subtle (no need for the gilded look). Overall, I loved the moisture that the cream provided and I love multitasking my skin cream with SPF. After a couple of weeks, I did notice that my skin looked slightly brighter, although the effect was subtle. I didn’t notice a great deal of change in any of the wrinkles on my face, just an overall softer and slightly brighter look. In the end, I liked the cream for the moisturizing properties and the SPF, but could not say that it significantly affected my wrinkles.
I had nearly the same experience with the eye cream, which consisted of a jar of cream and the “sheer veil” which was in a pop-up container on the eye cream. I liked the moisturizing effects of the eye cream. The option to top the cream with the light-diffusing and slightly concealing sheer veil was nice, and I found myself using that from time to time to cover up my dark circles. My dark circles were a little better after using the entire product, but not much difference in my crow’s feet.
Overall, both products were fun to try out, smelled great and gave my skin a moisturized and slightly brighter look. Not much wrinkle reduction, but if you are just looking for a light moisturizer with some SPF, or a moisturizing, temporarily brightening eye cream, than you might like these AVON products.