Monday, 7 March 2016

Avon ANEW Clinical Advanced Resurfacing Peel


What is it?
'Professional-grade, at-home treatment pads that exfoliate, retexturise and
resurface all skin types.'

Acid toning pads.

Who is it for?
Everyone, except people with obvious intolerances/allergies to glycolic.

What’s in it?


Possibly acne/allergy/troubling for some ingredients?
acids
alcohol
benzephones
silicones

Natural? Organic? Man made? Vegan? Gluten-free?
man-made, not gluten-free

Tested on animals/sold in territories that advocate testing?
No/Yes

What's not in it?
parabens

How do you use it?
The advice is to apply every other day, morning or evening after cleansing, which seems fair enough.

What’s good about it?
These are very affordable, perfectly good acid pads that work well as an alternative to some of the more expensive ones. They may contain a few more ingredients than the others, but I wouldn't let that put you off. The glycolic content is 10% and it also contains what Avon have trademarked as their 'Multi-Acid 5 Complex' which I expected to be five 'acidic' acids, but it's not. The Multi-Acid 5 is glycolic, hyaluronic, TPA, oxalic and salicylic. At 10%, they sit about in the middle of the acid spectrum. 

What’s not so good about it?
They have a bit more bite than some pads, i.e. sting, but it's certainly not unbearable.

Anything else?
Yes. I am new to the Avon website, but it is without doubt one of the worst that I have seen for lack of information. No real description, no information on ingredients, no ingredient information at all, hence my very professional (not) picture of the box. This, from one on the biggest brands in the world, is just not good enough. I don't know why it's so bad, if you do, please let me know in the comments.
Ignoring that, the pads are great and on offer for £10.00. So check them out.

Similar products?
First Aid Beauty
Pixi Glow Peel Pads
Nip & Fap Extreme Pads
Dennis Gross Pads
Zelens PHA Pads

Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Resurfacing Peel Pads are £15.00 for 30 but currently on offer for £10.00 from Avon here: www.avon.uk.com/anew-clinical-advanced-resurfacing-peel

44 comments:

  1. This product sounds amazing.

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  2. Lady C, I have noticed an increased amount of milia since I started with Pixi, P50 and Liquid Gold. I have now stopped using acids. But I miss them. Do you think Lactic or BHA will only better? FYI, I am 53, ageing, 'normal' dehydrated skin... Txs!!

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    1. I also noticed bumpy, clogged pores on my cheeks after using Pixi Glow Tonic which I was very upset about! REN Clarimatte toner has been good for me. Still a few bumps but not a massive concern.

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  3. Great! This is a brand that I have access to here. Thank you for the info!

    Alina
    www.eclecticalu.blogspot.com

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  4. Why isn't the fact that alcohol D as the second ingredient not an alarm?

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    1. Because acids need alcohol, witch hazel or vinegar in the formula to properly penetrate the skin.

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    2. Exactly. Anything this acid-heavy needs something like alcohol, vinegar etc for the formula. I waft it around a bit before i apply. Looks odd, in all likelihood does nothing but makes me feel slightly better LOL x

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  5. Most of the direct sales companies like Avon and Mary Kay don't provide the ingredient information to their customers. The only one I know of that's different is Rodan + Fields.

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    1. I can tell you that for Mary Kay, the beauty consultant you purchase from has easy access to complete ingredients lists.

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  6. They are direct sales usually through a representative who would provide kinda professional advice. In China, they sell through the counter at drugstores with a beauty advisor standing there, like big brands in department stores, eg clinique. I agree with epurdy. Mary kay is another famous direct sale brands/pyramid sales, also a lot more expensive, kinda clinique price range, you can't find it on the market but through a representative. The bad thing is those representatives are trying to develop and expand more underline representatives. Well I know this because they try to make me one of them when I look for part time in uni. Feel like a secret organization. :×

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    1. I was an avon rep for a short while, not so much a secret organisation but definitely into the "let's recruit"... note the term was!. I think the website lacks information because for Avon it's pretty new [they should be providing all of the information] but maybe it's something they'll improve - or not? P.s representatives aren't trained in Avon products so there's not really any "professional" advice :( xxxxx

      Jamie-Leigh
      http://missjamie-leigh.blogspot.co.uk

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    2. Maybe Avon just need to catch up bless'em?

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    3. Caroline, along the lines of this post, and incorporating the post about new product line reviews, I am curious if you have tried the new Mary Kay skincare line with retinols

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  7. LOL! It has Turkish translation on it, but it isnt even available on Turkey yet. Avon is so huge in Turkey, they choose women who are looking desperately for a job as their representatives who have little to none knowledge of skincare, to sell their products. They have many discounts and promotions, they make people buy stuff that they dont even understand. They sell really expensive set of anti aging creams to a woman who doesnt even know how to clean her face. I usually hate Avon. Even though they are cheap and accessible sometimes, they dont do their work professionally. But I will try this if it's cheap.

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    1. Hi Derin, I kind of do Avon here in Turkey, never had any training and they don't give you any information, I mainly do it just for myself and work friends, but I do get previews of new products coming up and these pads are in the next catalogue, Kampanya 4 I think. I ordered them yesterday and can't wait to try them :)

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    2. Hi Derin! How are you? :) i like the blonde hair.
      Try these - you might like.

      Cx

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    3. Oh Hi, Caroline. I've forgot that I have commented, haha. I'm so sorry I couldnt reply back to you with email for months, I've gone under a serious surgery, and been recovering for months dealing with depression alongside it, also I've been to Thailand. But your recommendations really helped my skin thank you so much - my skin decided to be a bit oily now. I got a chance to try ultimelt(stocked up from thailand), it's so good. I will try these soon, they are affordable.

      love you xo.

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  8. CH if you can use your considerable influence to get Avon to up their game with their website, I would be grateful! The website is SHOCKING and Avon should be ashamed of themselves. It's like something from the Dark Ages of the Internet and it quite often puts me off buying from Avon.

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  9. I've tried these before and used them on a regular basis a few years back. They get the job done. The next morning my pores appeared tighter, skin was very smooth and it glows. Foundation went on the face like a dream. Always on offer and great to tuck a few into a small plastic zip bag and pop into your luggage.

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    1. Exactly. I love a bit of ziplock bagging :)

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    1. Kind of tempted to change it too Nip and Flap LOL

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  11. would you say acids are very important when fighting acne or breakouts an is it ok if I use it, say, just 1-2 times a week (my skin gets irritated otherwise)? also, any recommendations for acid pads/toners that are maybe slightly more accessible (for example, I can't get hold of any of the products mentioned in the review except avon, but it's a hassle)?

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    1. Yes you need them Barbara. Where do you live?

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    2. Croatia. I could potentially order online, but the shipping is usually more expensive than the product, so I usually just work with what I've got here (DM, Mueller, Bipa etc.) and the brands sold here.

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    3. There are many websites that ship free worldwide, like lookfantastic, feelunique.....

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    4. You have access to all of those as do I who also live in Croatia...Shopping is free on lookfantastic and Hqhair and Asos for nip+fab. Many times there are offers and with free shipping I don't see the hassle and buy all the time. It arrives in about 10 days max.

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  13. Just ordered these today so I'm very pleased they have your seal of approval! I have a rep, have never used the website but will avoid if it's that bad!

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    1. It's essentially just a landing page. Avon are one of the biggest beauty brands in the world, you'd think they'd have sorted it!

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  14. Hi Caroline, Avon is one of the very few affordable brands I can get my hands on here in Turkey , I would love it if you coulkd review some more Avon products :) Thanks, Love you!!

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  15. I stumbled across your blog, which I am enjoying so far and I'm happy I did. What I've come across and found to be very helpful, was the article regarding Paula's Choice Beautypedia reviews of skincare/makeup products. For SEVERAL YEARS I've referred to Beautypedia for all of my skincare purchases (for the most part), yet I recently purchased a very affordable moisturizer with SPF 30 and has all of the bells and whistles to help skin to behave, repair and all of those other wonderful things. However, this is at least the 4th time in a year that the "5 star" product totally and completely simply didn't work or feel like the reviews stated. I'm so happy to hear that I'm not the only one who bought ONLY the products that were recommended. For some reason I was relying solely on the Beautypedia reviews and didn't take into consideration the reviews that other women with the same skin type and looking for something to do what I was expecting. So, after reading thru your blog, I've decided to try something else regardless of the reviews by Paula's team. Thank you for helping me to realize that it's ok to go out on a limb to try something new.

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  16. What do you think of Konjac Sponges for exfoliation?

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  17. Hi Caroline.
    I am looking for a good foundation with a good coverage and long lasting with skincare properties.
    I was looking at sisley and la prairie.
    Any advice please?

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  18. Caroline I used to use a lot of Avon skincare when my sister was a rep. Then I decided that I didn't want to use mineral oil so a spoke to customer services via e-mail. How they have the nerve to call themselves that I have no idea, as I couldn't get any ingredient info out of them and the feel of the e-mail reply was 'well you can buy it and if you don't like it return it for a refund' kind of attitude. Sorry not good enough, nothing is listed on the website as far as ingredients and to me it sounded like they didn't much care what their customers wanted, so I will no longer be buying from them. Saying that my sister gave me a pot of these ages ago and I did use and like them very much!

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  19. ughh Avon, ordered from a fellow employee once and she disappeared with my money, never got my stuff(a bubbly gift for my mom coming to visit) and would look me in the eye unperturbed after I gave up asking 'when my order would arrive?'.
    Moving on . . . I used the web site years later to try some anew retinols and burns like the blazes. I dare say I might pass on this all things considered.With so many good small companies out there, I think they should do better before I look at them a third time.

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  20. An excellent intelligent review- what a great refreshing change especially with so many agendas/ companies buying reviews on blogs.
    I quite enjoyed using these they did a decent job but wouldn't purchase again. They stung a little bit and I'm use to strong ahas.
    I finally got some p50 lotion in Australia!! This is like a miracle and literally removed the pigmentation from my face.
    You should try ultraceuticals fr Australia. The ultra brightening serum and the even skin tone serums contain huge amounts of ahas bhas and lactic acid.
    Love your blog!!

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  21. I've been using these for a little while now, on my second pot and I think they are great.
    Also once you have used them for a while the slight stinging stops.
    Ps Caroline I love your blogs, vlogs .. Great advice and you do make me laugh.
    How I'd love a job like yours x

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