Please allow me to preface everything else here by saying that I realize looking younger should not be the ultimate beauty goal. I did a Beauty and Self Esteem Workshop with students this year, and painfully admitted to them that I had actually purchased (and used) a product with "Age Rewind" in the title. This led to a lot of discussion about whether I would really want to rewind ten years of my life: before kids, house and the job that I love. No thanks.
But is it okay to want my skin to look its best? Of course it is. As my regular readers know, my skin has always been "my thing" to struggle with. The acne woes of my youth are now replaced by the onset of fine lines and little age spots, and I've tried all sorts of products looking for improvement.
When I was sent a bottle of Avon's new Anew Clinical Resurfacing Expert Smoothing Fluid (try saying that one three times fast) I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it a shot, and I've been exceptionally pleased with it.
Some of the product's claims:
- retexturizes skin overnight, exfoliating and replenishing skin to leave it younger, smoother and revitalized
- in a clinical study vs. three professional microdermabrasion treatments over 12 weeks, the product was found to be 79% as effective as a professional microdermabrasion, without the same irritation (or cost. I've done microderm, and while I didn't notice much irritation with it, the cost was significant).
With a price tag of $39.00, it doesn't even break the bank. The dropper gives you the perfect pre-portioned amount of fluid each night so there's no guessing or waste, and my first bottle has lasted me more than two months of almost nightly application. (I requested a second bottle, fearing that the first one would run out before I could get through a six week trial, but have been pleasantly surprised by how long it has lasted.)
You can order this product through your Avon representative or http://www.avon.ca/... or you can enter below to win a free bottle! All you need to do is leave your e-mail address, with extra entries if you follow me on e-mail, GFC, Twitter or Pinterest (links in my sidebar). The contest will run until Friday, May 25th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, after which time a winner will be chosen through random number generation. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was provided with a free bottle of the product for review purposes. Opinions are, as always, my own!