Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Aveda skincare - it's not all about the hair you know!

My recent stint in Liberty reminded me of how much I used to love Aveda skincare and what a gem it is.. The counter is opposite the Queen Mary room (fancy!) and I headed there for at least one item after nearly every consultation. Usually the original line..


The exfoliant is another alternative to the P50, Pixi Glow Tonic and Clarins Exfoliating Toner.


 The hydrating lotion does exactly what it says on the bottle. Light, non-clogging action.

The cream cleanser doesn't dry out the face..


And the spray toners are amazing. 

Here's the thing: It's kind of hard to go wrong with Aveda for good, basic, affordable skincare. I haven't delved too much into the other lines - I'm fond of this original line - I'm not one for faff and this does the job.

Here's the best thing: the pricing and the sizes. All of the products shown in Aveda's 'botanical kinetics' line start at £17.00 for 150ml.

Them's crazy prices. I forgot about you Aveda skincare. I'm sorry. Remedied. Go try it. 

Available at all Aveda stockists and online at www.aveda.co.uk 






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32 comments:

  1. Thanks Caroline these definitely look worth a try. However the website suggests the bottles are actually 150ml, not 500ml??

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    1. Fixed it sorry! Thanks for the heads up.

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  2. Hi Caroline. Glad your back with all your wonderful reviews. Missed you!

    AVEDA sound great, however I think it may be £17/150ml on the AVEDA website and no sign of 500mls. Anyway I'm lucky enough to have 2 bottles of the sold out pixi at home anyway hehe

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  4. I used the whole Botanical Kinetics line for a while, and I just loved the scent of it! The lotion was superb for my combo/oily skin, wan't too greasy, and the Skin firming toner smells like roses; can't go wrong! x

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  5. Never realised they did skincare...so going to try some! 2 quicks qs!

    1) With the exfoliant..it says to only use "PM instead of toner" but would you say it could be used like the others mentioned i.e. as a toner AM/PM?

    2) And would any of these exfoliating type toners be too much to use on a daily basis if using a liquid gold once a week?...(which my skin seems to react well to)

    Thanks x

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    1. 1/ I'd use it as directed - unless you are really oily?
      2/ No. Acid is good. :)

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  6. Hi Caroline,
    firstly you're amazing!!
    Secondly, is using an exfoliating toner followed by a hydrating spray ok for dry/sensitive skin prone to redness? If it is would you still use twice a day? Also which would you most recommend the Aveda,Clarins or p50 followed by Aveda spray/balance me? or would something like Darphin intral be better (decanted) Thank you! :)

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    1. Thank you! :)

      Yes double tone - use P50 for sensitive skin followed by Darphin intral decanted - in an ideal world.

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  7. Caroline, is the toner more powerful than the Clarins, like pixi and p50 or similar? X

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    1. I may have to do a post on strengths - I'm asked a lot - will get on it! :)

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    2. Hi Caroline, can you please post about toner strengths? I am almost done with my Clarins bottle, would like to get the Aveda instead if the strength is comparable. Also interested in investing in some P50 but confused if stronger, weaker, etc. Thanks so mucj!

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  8. Oh phew. I am seriously lost at sea without the original P50 with phenol. The Clarins didn't really do it for me, and pixi always sold out so I'm looking for an alternative..will give this a go. x

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  9. I totally forgot how I loved the toner once, have to buy one soon!

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  10. The Aveda cream cleanser is fantastic! It leaves my face feeling moisturized and super-clean. Follow up with the spray toner and your face will be as clean as it can be - good stuff.

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  11. For anyone who missed out on the Pixi toner,I received a call from the London store yesterday to say it's back in stock.

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  12. Hi Caroline

    Really love the blog – dog's b"""cks so to speak. I was wondering whether the Aveda range may be suitable for rosacea skins? I actually find products with essential oils and generally any oils really aggravate mine (which is why I don't seem to get on so well with some of the favourites people have e.g. Emma H cleanser, Darphin etc.) I take it you never had any such problems with your rosacea? p.s you are a cool cat! x

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  13. I've just bought the Aveda hydrating mask on your recommendation,and the clay one, and love them both. My burgeoning skincare cabinet is completely on you, I am so excited for the day when you do one on one consultations x

    http://skinperfecting.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Aveda's All Sensitive line changed my life - I use different, fancy-schmancy stuff nowadays, but it's still what I turn to when I get hypersensitive, and it changed my whole approach to caring for my skin. Never tried the creamy cleanser - that has my name on it next time I'm at the salon!

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  15. I'd love to try this Aveda All Sensitive line products out! It looks like it can smoothen and make my skin look healthier. I appreciated the post.

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  16. Thanks for this post about Aveda. I started to try the purifying cream cleanser yesterday. My first impressions are positive but I need to try this cream over a longer periode of time to see whether or not it dries my skin.

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  17. Hi Caroline, what's the significance of spraying on a toner as opposed to wiping it on with a cotton pad?

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  18. Aveda sounds so familiar for me and I can't remember where did I hear about this brand. Thank you for the great review. I will try it.

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  19. I bought the purifying cream cleanser at the weekend and it's lovely! :)

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  20. Hi Caroline,

    I have recently discovered your blog through watching your video with pixiwoo and I'm addicted! Thanks for posting such great advice.

    I've been looking for a new exfoliator (having read your advice on milia). Would you recommend using this Aveda one rather than an exfoliating scrub? I can't imagine how a toner would exfoliate your skin (excuse my ignorance!)

    Thanks in advance :)
    Rachel

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    1. It says these products are for normal to oily skin. Can I use them for dry and sensitive skin too?

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  21. i think there is alcohol in the mist... would you still recommend it?

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  22. The Lotion has silicones in it, isnt that bad?

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  23. Those are really good products. And Isabel, you can look on the aveda homepage,there you can sort items by skin type. So amybe you´ll find a better solution!
    Cheers,
    Sarah from
    Aveda online kaufen

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  24. Would this be suitable for normal, 22 year old skin? I dont suffer from any dry patches or blemishes. Would the exfoliator be too harsh for my skin? And what toner would you suggest I go for?

    X

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