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Avon Anew Reversalist Serum- reader reviewed

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Sagging Skin
December 15, 2009 Reviewed by TIA Community Member 4 Comments
Reviewed by Dee

I've been trying out Avon Anew Reversalist Serum for a little over a month.  First impressions first:  though I've read many online complaints regarding the packaging, I must say I enjoy dispensing the serum from its sleek James Bond-ish pump -- I feel like I could also gain access to a supervillain's lair, shoot cyanide darts, and start my Aston Martin.

I don't care for the product's scent -- too department-store-skin-care perfumy, and I'm always happier to forgo artificial fragrance.  The serum goes on with a silicone "slip" that resolves into a faintly powdery feel.  I've tried using it both alone and under various moisturizers I had around.

As for results:  I would say that the surface of my skin is slightly smoother than it had been before my trial -- whether this is due to the glycolic acid in the serum, or to the more cutting-edge ingredients, I can't say for sure.  Skin wrinkling really isn't much of an issue for me here in my late 40s; and since Avon's test-subject results focus largely on the diminished appearance of wrinkles, it's possible that I'm not the ideal candidate for the most dramatic results from the product.

The science certainly sounds intriguing, though:  Various organs of our bodies produce a protein complex called activin, which is involved in various functions including wound healing.  Avon Anew Reversalist's star compound, a phytochemical coupling dubbed Activinol, is designed to stimulate activin.  (See Marta's October 14 post for more on this and the other ingredients.)  So the Reversalist line could turn out to be a good investment in terms of skin regeneration, especially with longer-term use.

Speaking in the more subjective here and now, however, I don't quite like the rather papery feeling my skin has had while on the product.  Even when I layer moisturizer onto it, my skin doesn't feel nurtured deep-down -- I wonder if that's due to the serum's several silicones.  And since I don't think I've had enough visible results to offset this, I'll say that even though Reversalist may hold promise for the future in getting skin back to its younger past, my own present search goes on.
  • July 11, 2010

    by Sally Morris

    I am going to rave about Avon Anew Reversalist
    I bought the trial kit for just $26.00 and I loved everything in the kit from the first time I used it. I could feel the difference and see the difference. My husband even noticed that my skin looked so fresh and even. I had darker pigmentation in some areas and they have faded considerably. I guess everyone has different results with any product. I must add that I just started selling Avon and couldn't sell it if I couldn't recommend it. I am a customer and an Independent Avon Representative too. it's certainly worth a try for $26.00 for the cleanser, day and night cream and the eye cream.

    Sally Morris
    Independent Avon Representative
    Greenwood SC

  • June 1, 2010

    by Andie

    When I first started using this product line ( I have the day, night and serum, and the cleanser). I followed instructions: cleanse, day or night, serum. and here is what found;
    week one: my skin felt great, the scent was pleasant( not too strong) and no skin irritations.

    week two: OMG am I a teenager again..I have broken out with pimples on my forehaed, my cheeks, nose and chin. I wanted my skin to look younger but I was not expecting the pre adolesent breakouts.

    Week 3: I have stopped using this product and have had to purchase the clearskin line from Avon. I have been using this since end of week 2 of hte Anew and so far I am noticing my breakouts are dimininshing but I am still waiting.

  • January 23, 2010

    by catherine jennifer sacco

    That's it,you are my encyclopedia to face wrimkle creams! I wanted Cindy's "serum" the wonder dr.Sebaugh who made her so young!First,Miss crawford is a millionaire,she hasn't "faced" any big drama's,& she's thin!I cannot stand that.."oh,how does she "juggle" being a mom & a star?" easy,they have a nanny,a housekeeper,pedicures,etc,"Juggle?"They have a relaxed life,one that makes for a relaxed body! You are young,you admitted it!I am 57 but look 47 really I do,but I need something for the dark circles,so I ordered at shpg only $6.95,for "Hydrolyze"Hydroxatone,although I've used it for 2 weeks,it does seem to have diminished some darkness they want $169 for a 2 month supply,also "high stress selling!" Only after the card# is given do you start to get crazy!The automated voice turned into "Hal!" w/ an attutude,when I said "NO" to "can we then send the 2 months now for $169?"Saying "NO" actually made the recording angry,subtle,but,it wouldn't let go! Ok so Crawford's Majic serum?Nothing but It's nice!Non sticky,but nothing great,just nothing!One thing,however,they do not charge your card,UNLESS you give permission,afterall Miss Crawford has a reputation to keep,if not for her "serum" being a lie!I will be back..I need something for light frown lines,contouring,& those circles..what's good for these things?Thank you,you're honest,& the best!I give you an 11...

  • December 17, 2009

    by patrice podvoj

    I received a jar of the Anew Reversalist Night Cream to sample. It came in a plain, nondescript box with no instructions. I applied it nightly over a period of 5 weeks and while it smoothed on easily, and I found the fragrance pleasant, I did not notice any significant difference in my skin regarding firmness other than it being a good moisturizer. I discovered through various sources that it works in conjunction with a serum and that without the serum the effectivenss of the night cream is diminished significantly. Which probably explains my experience of not seeing anything noticeable.

    I am in my 60's and have been blessed with good skin, minimum wrinkles BUT have sag and so a firming potion is what I'm on a quest for. Perhaps down the road I'll try the serum but right now am on a treatment of the dermal roller followed by a serum and then I follow that with the Baby Q. Have noticed some positive effects but nothing substantial at this stage of the process.

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