Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Avalon Organics is a company that uses 100% vegetarian ingredients, no synthetic fragrances, dyes, or harsh preservatives in their cosmetic products. Their Vitamin C Skin Care line offers everything from a hydrating cleansing milk, oil-free moisturizer, and sunscreen lotion, to a facial serum, eye cream and lip balm! It's the whole line up for women who love the sun but want antioxidant protection, and who also want to understand the ingredients in a product.
The key to these products is the Magnesium Ascorbal Phosphate (say what?)--a form of vitamin C that protects the sin against free radicals while stimulating elastin and collagen production. This form of vitamin C is able to continue working in the product because of its shelf life stability and is also enhanced by combining with other protectors against free radicals.
I have been using the Vitamin C Balancing Facial Toner and Renewal Facial Cream for the last few weeks and am pleased with the results. Constantly on the go, I need something that will make me feel refreshed throughout the day. I also need something that won't excacerbate the acne that I continue to struggle with into adulthood. These products have done well in both of those regards and I was even able to save money buying them as they were on clearance at Target when I bought them!
I find the toner to make my skin feel clean without causing any dryness or tightness. It's soothing, so I often use it especially before going to bed. The facial cream has a very light texture which makes it great under makeup and a little goes a long way which saves space and money in the long run. The only drawback that some people may find is the scent. Orange essential oil is used for the fragrence and it is rather strong, especially in the facial cream. If you enjoy citrus smells then this will be no problem for you, but do be careful if you're particularly sensitive to this sort of thing. One thing I know is that the orange scent sure does help me wake up in the morning and improve my morning-mood (way to go, aromatherapy)!