I picked this up in order to even out my skin tone and reduce the look of some acne scars and sun damage I have. It is very moisturizing and was effective at fixing the appearance my sun damage, but after a few weeks. Unfortunately, it leaves my skin very oily and prone to breakouts. There is no way I could use this in the day or around that time of month. This product is probably made for those with older skin and can afford the extra oil. I just wish that they could make an oil-free version of this and maybe add a little SPF so we don't have to keep layering products. I will try this again closer to the winter time when my skin can be dry.
Ive been using this product for about 5-6 years as a moisturizer but it does help even out your skin its not instant so don't look for a quick fix...takes time but you will def. notice it will make your skin even
im a dark skinned african american woman(nw45 for reference in MAC) but it keeps your skin nice and even and its the best moisturizer ever
and i usually get it when its on sale so i have about 3-4 jars at a time lol i cant live without this stuff..
I use it at night time only. So far, it is doing a wonderful job moisturizing my skin. The scent is slight and I think it's a wonderful product if your skin runs on the drier side. I have been using the Neutrogena Anti-wrinkle cream for sometime now. However, my skin has become rather dry due to the winter. I have switched over to this in the meanwhile so my skin can obtain more moisture during bedtime. A small amount is all you need, so the product will last for a long time. With one application, I noticed how hydrated my skin had become! I was very pleased! As for banishing and brightening, the verdict is still out! However, I picked this up when Avon had this on special for $2.99 for a 2.5 oz jar. For the price and moisturizing effect, I can't believe the price! So far so good... I'll will keep you posted as I continue to use this product. No stinging either! I like it and would recommend!
I'm very happy that I went ahead and decided to try this product to clear up some acne scarring I had. I've been using it for about 2-3 weeks and I have seen improvement in my scars which makes me very happy. I've got to the point where I don't mind going out of the house without makeup sometimes, which is something I never would have done before! It has a creamy consistency and a little goes a long way so this jar will last me a very long time. I use it every morning and night, except once in awhile when I'm feeling lazy lol, but it can make my face feel a tiny bit greasy after I put it on and maybe a little oily too. I just deal with those last couple things though because I can tell it's working and it makes my skin feel super soft too. I would recommend it to anyone looking for something to clear up discoloration.
I bought two jars of this sight unseen online because I had some marks that blemishes left in their wake and I wanted them gone. I'm usually hardcore about reading reviews of products first and scoping out ingredients in advance as I have rather sensitive skin. This cream is just so cheap that I thought even if it was a total bomb, I wouldn't be losing much. When I received them and opened the jar I took immediate note of the glistening sheen in the cream. That means one thing, OIL, also known as my worst enemy. I'm so prone to oiliness and even the slightest amount WILL break me out. So I decided to use this cream as an allover body moisturizer. In that use, it's actually amazing! My skin allover my body has brightened and little scars and marks are beginning to lighten. It also leaves my skin super soft. I wish they put this in a bigger jar. It feels lovely after a shower. I will get through my jars now and will contemplate repurchasing. The downsides include the smell, it's super medicinal. It does fade however,
and the fact that it isn't oil free.
I don't understand all the low ratings!! I really like this stuff! I find that the jar packaging is good cuz it can be runny. I don't like the smell either...kinda reminds me of the neostrata brand. However this stuff does even out my complexion! It's cheap and it works. It's one of the few things that hasn't broke me out which is a huge PLUS. It leaves my skin soft and smooth. When used sparingly, it's not at all greasy on me. I usually find that Avon products work quite well on me. Would repurchase :)
I love it as a mousturiser
hate it as a skin evener
makes my skin light and thats all
i put lemon juice in it and i sorta faded but i stop using for health reasons=
smells good to me
Great moisturizer, though doesn't do what it claims for me. My skin is feeling wonderfully soft and healthy lately so I'll keep buying it as a part of my successful skincare routine. But as far as my hyperpigmentation and uneven skintone...it's still there. So, if that's what you're looking to fix.....look elsewhere.
filmy junk that my mom's been using for over 6 years...her skin is pretty pigmented and nothings changed. Just get a really good sunscreen/sunblock to prevent further sun damage and exfoliate.
I do not have any ice pick scars, but did have moderate hyperpigmentation in areas that I had stupidly picked at. I had looked high and low for a good brightening cream that would lighten them up but everything was so expensive! I found good reviews for Avon's Banishing Cream, it was on sale 3 weeks ago for $4.99! Plus free shipping at the time! I've been putting it on every morning, and slathering it on every night, and the left side of my face is about 97% scarless!!!! The right side of my face I had some active acne on, and the cream dried them up, and left my skin with no scars afterward. I really think I've found a diamond in the rough here. If any of you deal with light to moderate scarring I would suggest giving this a go! If you'd like to see some before and after photos I can try to find some and post them :)
Here is a pic before, this was on a *good* day for my skin, you can see the severity of the discoloration throughout :
And this is after, my skin is shiny because I have it on right now :) :
I have only been using it about 2 1/2 weeks. But I *have* used it religiously morning AND night, and during the day if I have no need to put makeup on. With it nearing summer, I just want to get rid of the scars so that I don't need to wear mask like foundation in the heat. I have already switched from Clinique's Clarifying Makeup (the only thing that would ever cover my scars) to Vichy's Dermablend Corrective Foundation (soooo much lighter, with moderate coverage). I'm so, so pleased with this! Eeeep! Also, The only thing skin care wise that touches my face other than the cream is Dove's Bar Soap in the Sensitive Skin Formula. I don't use anything but those two products now and they are both so cheap! Oh the $$$ I've spent on Dior, Chanel, Lancome, etc skincare products depresses me lol. Also, I take Yaz BCP, anyone dealing with active acne that need BCP I suggest trying Yaz, it cleared up all of my breakouts, while this cream is clearing up the scars.
Also, here is the ingredient list as I thought some of you would understand this jibberish! hehe :
Water/Eau, Isopropyl Myristate, Myristyl Myristate, Petrolatum, PEG-8, Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Dimethicone, Choleth-24, Thiodipropionic, Panthenol, Retinyl Palmitate, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Morus Nigra Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteth-24, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Parfum/Fragrance, Disodium Edta, Benzyl Alchohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, BHT.