Avon Skinvincible Day Lotion with SPF 50

30 Day Challenge: Use the Anew Skinvincible Day Lotion with SPF 50

Avon calls this Day Lotion a “Multi-Shield Lotion” that will protect the wearer from environmental skin damage to “restore a youthful look” and target “dehydrated skin and wrinkles.” Skinvincible is also suitable for sensitive skin. The Lotion also contains Retinol (another reason to have a higher SPF as skin may burn more easily). The product is further oil-free, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, and petroleum-free.

Benefits:
  • Broad spectrum SPF 50 and high antioxidant formula protects skin from sun damage
  • Smart Repair Technology heals skin from environmental damage
  • Moisturizes for 24 hours
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Targets dehydrated skin and wrinkles

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

The packaging for the Skinvincible products is really nice; it is a  very simple eye-pleasing blue.

When I first used the Day Lotion I had to look at the box again to make sure the cream was actually a moisturizer. The lotion is has a faint odor of sunscreen–this is understandable as the lotion boasts an SPF of 50. The lotion seemed thicker at first, but that may have been because I was using another company’s gel cream before using this.

I was heading out for the evening when I first applied the Day Lotion (after cleansing my face). I applied a mineral powder foundation on over it (not Avon’s) and Avon eye shadow, mascara, and blusher. When I got home five hours later, my skin still looked good. My complexion was smoother and there were no clumpy spots of mineral foundation, which sometimes happens depending on the moisturizer base I use. My skin was soft and smooth.

THE FIRST WEEK:

The first week of use I applied the Day Lotion alone and skipped my AVON Vitamin-C serum. My face definitely looked moisturized (not greasy at all, but a bit more full). Prior to getting back to AVON (I had a baby recently and was breastfeeding for a few months), I was using a basic face cream which had some moisture to it. Once I started back with AVON I remembered what my skin used to look and feel like. The sunscreen scent that surprised me on that first use was unnoticeable to me after the first 1-2 days.

My skin was moist, but not oily. I have sensitive skin and had NO reaction to the ingredients. (A check for the “sensitive skin” claim.) The texture of my skin was smooth and hydrated for the day, I never looked dried up in the afternoon. I can’t say what the product did for my wrinkles. My forehead looks smoother (I have some wrinkles there from sun damage) and more supple overall. My laugh lines may be a bit more subtle, but I honestly wasn’t looking at them. With a 4 month old I was just grateful that I got to moisturize at all! I felt like I was starting to look worn because I wasn’t able to use my regular moisturizing regimen during pregnancy or for a few months after giving birth. Once I started using this product, my skin looked more refreshed and I looked more awake.

WITH SERUM:

Once I added the Vitamin-C serum back into my regimen, my skin looked the same just brighter. Mixing the Vitamin-C with the Day Lotion was not a problem. I actually ran out of Vitamin-C and used the Anew Hydra Fusion Replenishing Serum with similar results. My skin retained a bit more moisture, was a bit brighter, and looked refreshed.

FINAL IMPRESSIONS:

I really liked AVON’s Skinvincible Day Lotion with SPF 50. It is a very simple and easy lotion to use. It has everything you want in it (retinol, SPF 50) and omits the ingredients you don’t. I have been really tired with my new baby and my skin was starting to show it, but once I started using this moisturizer, my face bounced back and I no longer saw “up at 3 a.m.” skin anymore. I looked refreshed and not completely exhausted.

No guessing about what’s left!
  • The moisturizer provides a good base for foundations, powders, and blush. Another plus as far as I am concerned.
  • Even though the bottle is tinted blue, you can still see how much product you have left. There is no guessing as to the quantity left and no surprise run out of lotion.
  • I might be able to say that I started to see some healing of environmental damage. I have sun damage on my forehead and that seems a bit smoother. I would need to use the lotion longer to really test this claim. I like it enough to make it a regular moisturizer, so I would bet that I would continue to see more improvement over a longer time of use.
  • My skin definitely looked and felt less dehydrated.
  • Now that I am out in the sun more (with meteorological spring upon us!), I haven’t seen any issue with the sun-retinol combination. Products with retinol can make skin burn more easily and with the addition of the SPF 50, I think AVON counteracted that likelihood.

I will definitely use it in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. I am outside a lot in the those seasons, but not so much during the winter.  Although, I was surprised that the lotion kept my skin as hydrated as it did. I was certain that I would need more moisturizing serum or something to keep hydrated with the dry air and heat, but I didn’t. From that perspective, the moisturizer makes a good winter product as well.

PREGNANCY COMPATIBILITY:

The bulk of ingredients for the lotion seem compatible with cosmetic guidelines for pregnant women EXCEPT for the sunscreen and the Retinol. Retinol is a no-no for pregnant ladies and pregnant women should use sunscreen with a mineral base to avoid passing any chemicals on to the fetus. The active ingredients in the sunscreen are not recommended for pregnancy. Therefore, I have to give the product an F for pregnancy. Check with a doctor to see if the lotion is compatible with breastfeeding. (I would wait until you’re no longer breastfeeding to be on the safe side.)

ON-THE-GO COMPATIBILITY:

For the busy woman with little time, this product for you. The Day Lotion combines the strength of a day cream with the power of a sunscreen. If your primary concern is wrinkles and firming saggy skin, this product may not be for you. I can’t say that I experienced any lift, but the product does not claim to do this. Regardless of your cosmetic goals, I think the Skinvincible Day Lotion is a handy product for moisturizing skin while truly staving off sun/environmental damage.

BEST SEASONS FOR USE:

Spring, Summer, and Fall. The high SPF is especially useful in the spring and fall when we may not think we need SPF at all. Winter use depends on the person. If you are outdoors frequently this may be a good product for you. Winter is a time when we forget about SPF altogether and having a high SPF built into your everyday lotion is a bonus.

Have you used the AVON Skinvincible Day Lotion with SPF 50? Share your thoughts in the comments section here or on my Facebook page.

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