Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System

It's hard to remember a year ago when I was willing to bet there were no good facial scrubs on the market, when now it seems as if I am surrounded by them! Here's another great one, perhaps the best one yet!

This is a very easy product to use- simply scrub your face for 2-3 minutes, rinse and that is it! The grit is small, evenly sized and not overly abrasive. I have been very impressed with the results of this product. It evenly exfoliates, leaving my skin smooth and glowing! It rinses off easily.

I think what really sets this scrub apart from others is the customization that is available. You can see from the picture here that this tube is actually two tubes in one. The white has a lower amount of grit, while the gray is more abrasive. You are meant to use the scrub every other day, and after 2 weeks of use to bump up to the next number. After the cycle is complete, let your skin rest and start again. I love that the dial slowly increases the amount of grit, allowing you to decide how strong you want your exfolation to be that day.

Ingredients:
• Water
• Alumina (Aluminum Oxide): The crystals within the scrubs
• Polyethylene: a plastic that is commonly used in scrubs as abrasive as it can be easily made into small, very even spheres
• Dicaprylyl Maleate: A synthetic that mimic fractionated coconut oil
• Glycerin: Humectant
• Hydrogenated Polydecene: Emollient
• PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate: emulsifier, cleanser and stabilizer
• Cetyl Alcohol: Thickening Agent
• Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate: Emulsifier
• Corallina Officinalis Extract: Algae Extract, often used as a thickening agent but it does have anti-oxidant properties and contains many vitamins and minerals
• Crataegus Monogina Fruit Extract: Common Hawthorne, an antioxidant that is also thought to increase circulation
• Bisabolol: An anti-inflammatory, often from chamomile
• Panthenol: A form of Vitamin B5
• Dimethicone: A silicone
• Phosphoric Acid: A pH adjustor
• Carbomer: Thickening agent
• Petrolatum: Occlusive
• Acrylates Copolymer: A film-forming agent that leaves behind a light film, making your skin feel smooth
• Laramidoprophyl Betaine: A mild surfactant
• Sodium Hydroxide: Lye, a cleansing agent and pH adjustor
• Disodium EDTA: a stabilizer/chelating agent
• Phenoxyethanol: Preservative
• Methylparaben: Preservative
• Ethylparaben: Preservative
• Propylparaben: Preservative
• Fragrance

Glancing at the ingredients list you can see that there are a few ingredients which create the grit in this scrub, both of which are synthetic. I believe that it is easier to create small, evenly sized grit when you are creating it, rather than using a natural ingredient. In addition, this scrub does have quite a few moisturizing ingredients. Remember that they will be mostly washed off, but by combining moisturizers and gentle surfactants into the scrub Avon is aiming to create a gentle and moisturizing scrub.

Overall, this is a great facial scrub. It is also the least expensive of the three facial scrubs that I've reviewed and loved (the other two are Bioelements and Dr. Brandt), it is definitely worth checking out!


Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System

1 comment:

makeup junkie said...

thanks for the facial scrub suggestion! i happen to be a fellow makeup enthusiast, too. come check out my blog and we could share ideas! http://canyoumakeitup.blogspot.com/

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