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"When is the right time to start using anti-aging skincare?" A question posed by a friend of mine in the not that distant past. Right now was my answer. She didn't appreciate that, but really, why not do it now? As sad as it might sound, you're aging every day. We all are. That's kind of how time works. When it comes to anti-aging skincare, preventative action can help keep the skin you have now longer and delay the signs you don't want to see. I've recently added a new member to my crew with the Avon Anew Clinical Line Eraser with Retinol in the forms of a Treatment and Targeted Treatment.
The not so secret ingredient that makes these treatments special is the Retinol (aka Vitamin A). The anti-aging wonder ingredient can do a vast number of good things for your skin including fight wrinkles and lines, regenerate cell turnover (making cells act younger too) and collagen production, and fade discolouration. All great things! For more Retinol info head here.
Of the two Anew Clinical Line Erasers with Retinol, it's the Treatment that has made it's way into my weekly routine. The Targeted Treatment (housed in the squeeze tube) is a good option if you already have visible aging (think fines lines and wrinkles. The Targeted Treatment is specially designed to smooth the look of lines around the forehad and mouth with a formula that contains vitamins C and E along with Retinol to provide multiple anti-aging benefits.
I'm not quite at that stage yet, so I've been using the Treatment twice a week. Avon doesn't tell you what the level of Retinol is in the product, but does state that (like many Retinol products) that there could be skin irritation when first using. I've been using the cream twice a week, and so far have had no adverse reactions. I'll be upping my use to three times a week and increasing so long as my skin responds well. The treatement is formulated with Retinol (duh) and an Amino Acid complex to boost it's efficacy. The treatment has a light weight feel, is fragrance and oil free, and absorbs into skin really easily. It's well packaged too (yay!) as it's in an airless pump, so you know you're getting the most of out of the product and not losing it to oxidization.
Overall, I'm really pleased with the treatment. I've been using ti for a few weeks, and feel like I can see some minor improvements to the overall healthy and look of my skin. While I don't have the visible fine lines and wrinkles that these products claim to combat, I appreciate the other benefits and knowing I'm doing some good for my future self. What do you think? Could you use wither of these products in your skincare routine?