Avalon Organics Botanicals Vitamin C Renewal Facial Creme

Avalon Organics Botanicals Vitamin C Renewal Facial Creme

3.8

95 reviews

68% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.4

Price: $$$

Not tested on animals

INGREDIENTS

As of 2013 June 24 (yes, it seems to have changed a couple years ago) : Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Aqua (Water), C10-18 Triglycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter(1), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil(1), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil(1), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil(1), Arnica Montana Flower Extract(1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract(1), Olea Europaea(Olive) Leaf Extract(1), Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment(1), Algin, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol(1), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool (1)Certified Organic Ingredient *Also known as Lemon Bioflavonoids Standards • Certified by QAI to NSF/ANSI 305, the American National Standard for personal care products containing organic ingredients • Contains 70% organic content • No parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates or harmful sulfates • 100% vegetarian ingredients • No animal testing

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on 10/8/2016 6:39:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Not for acne-prone skin. It broke me out terribly Those who suffer from acne try to avoid this product it might make your skin worse.

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on 10/5/2016 11:35:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I think this product is okay. After reading some of these reviews I thought it was going to be the product of the year, but oh was I wrong...

I think if you know how to get past the smell, and you have mastered using a very, VERY light hand; then there might be some hope in you with this product. It does have a nice orange smell don't get me wrong, but there's an extra smell that just smells like play dough or something worse, I don't know I haven't been able to figure it out. It leaves your skin feeling wonderful if you use the tiniest amount on your face and rub it COMPLETELY in and then use a tiny amount again. This is nowhere near a product that you want to lather up on and use as much as you can, YOU WILL REGRET IT! Dab and rub all the way in! Happy moisturizing!


Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

How to use this product:
1. cleanse
2. tone
3. warm small amounts of cream by rubbing lightly between your clean fingers, a la Creme de la Mer's instructions
4. apply to your face, taking the time to thoroughly (but gently) massage it in
5. enjoy the fresh, real orange scent and slight tingle
6. sleep on it
7. wash your face with tepid water and a gentle cleanser in the shower
8. spend all day unconsciously petting your face because it's every bit as soft as if you just had a glycolic peel

Addendum: 4.5 months later, I'm also using this as an eye cream under my eye makeup. and I love it. It doesn't irritate my eyes, and does a little of my concealer's job for it by brightening my undereye area slightly.

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on 5/1/2016 10:05:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

A heavy, greasy non-hypoallergenic mess. I hated every minute of using this cream. Sure, it's apparently packed with Vitamin C, but it is just NOT pleasant to use (other than the gentle scent, which is quite nice and authentically citrus-y). First off, comes in a God-forsaken unhygienic jar again (WHY DO THESE EVEN EXIST?!). Secondly, it is extremely heavy and thick, like a balm almost. Thirdly, it's goes on streaky, chalky and balls up. Fourth, it turns into an oily, greasy mess on your skin (I gave the rest of the jar to my mom in her 60s and it was even too greasy for HER!). Fifth, it started to give me a reaction of little red bumps on my face (almost immediately after use). Not impressed.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This is a great vitamin C infused product. I usually use Lumene, I ran out and the shelves were empty so I defaulted to this product. The first thing I noticed was the jar, it is packaged very well in an orange screw on top plastic jar. The second thing I noticed was the very potent citrus scent. Warning: if you are put off by strongly scented products this is not the item for you. the consistency of the cream is lovely, it evenly spreads over the skin and is absorbed with a non-greasy after effect. The only issue is SPF. I wish this product had SPF in it so it would be appropriate for day wear. Instead I use it as a night cream. Although this is overall a great product I will not be repurchasing. I am going back to my Lumene. I see anti-age effects with lumene as this product simply slightly brightens your face.


on 6/9/2015 10:57:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this product for a couple of weeks now and I like it. I noticed my skin looked much brighter and smooth. For those that say it broke you out its probably because you have sensitive skin and got irritated. I have oily acne prone skin and didn't break me out at all. The only thing I don't like is that it makes your face look greasy and kinda feels heavy. So I only put a very thin layer.

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Holy moly this burned my skin so bad! Made my skin bright red also. Smells great and absorbs nicely, and I suppose it must work since it has such a strong reaction on my skin. But I can't conjure using it due to the burning and itching. It might work well for others, just not me.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I had very high hopes for this creme after seeing rave reviews about it on instagram, I came past if in rexall ( I was super excited because I had never seem it in Canada before ). I was very disappointed the morning after I applied this creme to my face. I had broken out, my skin felt irritated and clogged. It could have been because i was having issues with my skin as it was and the citrus irritated it. I will say however my skin that wasn't broken out was super soft and matte like. Would I try this again? Maybe when I get my skin in line I'll give it another shot.


on 7/29/2014 10:02:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Horrible product. I bought it because I was looking for an organic moisturizer with SPF. This product goes on very thick and doesn't absorb well. It leaves your face ghastly white like there still products sitting on your skin. My oily/combo skin seems to get dryer every time I use this product, and I get flaky skin on some areas of my face.

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I am not sure I would buy this again. I find the Avalon range very hit and miss. I love some products but others don't quite work for me. This cream smells divine and for a Vitamin C product doesn't irritate me that much, for instance you can take it up to your eyes. But it leaves a matte, chalky finish and therefore isn't ideal for daytime use. It's not that moisturizing, either. Still, if you are searching for something natural it's definitely worth a try.

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