February 23, 2011

Beauty Budget Skincare Options for Flawless Skin: Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel, Avon ANEW Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Serum, Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System

Brighter, smoother, more flawless skin. We all wants it.

At least I do.

My skin is dry and pretty dull without makeup so I’m always looking for the next best thing to give me make up optional skin. Is that even possible? Prob not ha!

Currently my HG (holy grail) skincare regime is the Philosophy Miracle Worker Collection but being the fickle little beauty junkie I am I was searching around for other options. I ended up making myself a little Avon wish list of products that look interesting to try out plus they have a far cheaper price tag than the Miracle Work products so if you’re on a budget this might take the place of some of Philosophy’s pricer options!

Check ’em!

Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Dermabrasion System $20
Users showed improved skin texture, clarity & tone. Apply to clean, wet skin. Starting with Level 1, use 2–3 times a week for 2 weeks before proceeding to the next level. After completing all 4 levels (8 weeks) stop using for 2 to 3 weeks and then start over at Level 1.

Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel $20
Now, in 1 easy step! See results superior to a professional 35% glycolic peel.* At home. No appointment necessary. The advanced exfoliator safely retexturizes and resurfaces skin. Formulated with soothing botanicals, it helps nourish and calm skin. Peels away dullness and visible age damage so healthier skin cells can surface.

Avon ANEW Clinical Luminosity Pro Brightening Serum $44
Our first topical serum with injectable-grade skin brightener for an at-home option to a dermatologist laser! Instantly makes your skin look brighter and more even toned.

Granted I won’t believe any of these claims until I try ’em myself but the retexturing peel is a rather nice little price tag compared to my $70 Philosophy Miracle Worker pads. And hey all the claims of easing my dullness, making my skin look brighter, and more flawless, well, that’s just the icing on my skincare cake!

What do you think?

Is cheaper skincare the way to go?

Tried any of these Allure favorites from Avon?

Share it here!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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  • katrosado5

    I use two of these! I have purchased very expensive skin care in the past and was blown away by some of the clinical line Avon products. I always have a backup of the peel pads. In fact I have 2 backups right now, I would freak if I ran out. The scrub is good, not too harsh, the way it dispenses is a little bit gimmicky. I like it but I only buy it on sale.
    I have tried this serum and another pump serum from another of their skin care lines and the packaging is stunning but it laid on top of my face and actually broke me out with cystic pimples. I will be buying those pads as long as they make them though! The are “the heavens parting and a chorus of angels singing” amazing. 🙂

    • the Muse

      damn katros that sounds promising LOL! the pads are def on my list ;-D readers have been begging me for reviews on ’em so def need to get ’em!

  • emily

    I’ve used the Advanced Retexturizing Peel (I’m an Avon rep.), but it has SD alcohol as it’s fourth ingredient! Not worth it, in my opinion. I’m now using Paula’s Choice Exfoliating 2% BHA lotion to exfoliate and liking it a lot so far. I kind of miss the physical scrubbing action, but I guess I can always use a washcloth :(.

      • emily

        Yes, it left me a bit sting-y- but who knows if that’s due to the glycolic acid or the alcohol? Unfortunately I can’t use any of their skincare products anymore due to the addition of alcohol in many products, plus potent fragrances- they either break me out or burn :(. I stick to what Avon shines at: foundation and lipstick! 🙂

        • the Muse

          could be either or both emily…! aw bummer 🙁 I agree lipstick=AWESOME 🙂

  • savannah

    The peel pads and the scrub are great. As for the serum, you’re better off using Asian brands. I think Asian especially Japanese brands make far better skin care products than their European or American counterparts.

    • the Muse

      I’m a big fan of Asian skincare savannah couldn’t agree more about how great their skin care is 😀

  • isabella

    I have been usuing the pads since they were introduced. Very good product, and priced well when compared to similar pads.

    The serum gave me little bumps too, dissapointing because I think that it acutually did lighten the skin.

    PS pads are free this campaign with the purchase of some Anew products, and PWP next
    Miss Muse (you can take this out if you want to )

    • the Muse

      oh thanks for the heads up Isabella ;-D they look interesting so I’m kinda thinking I wanna indulge :D!

  • Donna

    Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel $20
    Are these the “pads” you are talking about ?

  • Becky

    I haven’t tried these but I swear by the Clinical Eye Lift cream. I’m always looking for bigger and better and keep coming back to this, I just finished my third jar. The ‘gel’ type product really does firm up the eyelid and I have no problems with it affecting my shadow application when i use UDPP, it absorbs quickly. and the cream lightened my circles some and took away some crepiness (although I wonder if the product I was trying out was making the crepiness worse).

    • the Muse

      mmm becky I think I tried the clinical eye lift with the night and day cream but can’t remember….*head desk* lol too many products too little time ;D!

    • katrosado5

      I use this too. It’s not an immediate overnight sensation type of cream and gel but I have been using it for about 3 months now and my eyelids are very smooth and I don’t have crepiness either. As for lifting eye lids? Meh, nothing short of surgery is going to do that if we are being realistic but yes I do notice that my eye lids look better when I use this–not lifted but better LOL.

  • SkyLo

    Hiello Miss Muse and ladies,

    I need help. I’m a 34 y/o former beautty junkie. Financial responsibilities associated with motherhood keep me from indulging my every whim. I need tried and true products. My derm recommends the Vivite line..which has done wonders for the texture of my skin. I used to have horrible flaking in my nose/ mouth/ chin area. Not so now. Its pricey but you can find the kits on Amazon and Ebay for a fraction of the price, I need your expertise on correcting my skins lack of glow or luninosity. I have oily skin and do not want to look like a teenager covered in glitter…not at my age. Also I am finding that I look blah with make-up on. It makes my dull worse. Help!!