Thursday, August 19, 2010

Avocado Rich Cream

After some time, I realized that my skin type is oily combination that sometimes turns drier, being influenced by some reasons such as beauty routine, hormones, weather, medication, etc. So, finally I bought Avocado Rich Cream from The Skin Food, aimed at treating my skin whenever it feels dry.

Why I chose the Avocado? Actually I had always been curious about the goodness of avocado. I heard that it is effective in preventing aging and providing elasticity to skin. But since I formerly assumed that my skin is oily and acne prone, I was afraid it would make me breakout. Later, after I realized that my skin went drier, I thought that it was the time to give the avocado a try.




The Avocado line of The Skin Food is dedicated to treat problems such dehydration, roughness, and wrinkles. This nourishing cream with vitamin A, D and protein-rich avocado oil, provides oil and moisture to skin and keep skin apt to be dry moist.

Size - 50g

Instruction
Apply to cleansed and toned face while giving light massage. Then leave it about 3 minutes before absorbed thoroughly.





This is a cream based moisturizer with thick and rich texture. It has faint smell of avocado. The cream might be too rich to be used at morning. But I usually do a trick so that I still can use it as day cream without being too greasy. After tone my skin, I apply a very little of the cream and leave it for 5 until 10 minutes. After that, I apply other lighter moisturizer (preferably lotion or gel type). I usually use Lettuce Cucumber Water Jelly Cream or Skin MD Shielding Lotion. The second layer will reduce the greasy film left by the avocado rich cream.

Pros

  • Instantly skin feels moist
  • Doesn’t sting
  • Have no problems with breakouts
  • Feels better and more comfortable (being compared to other creamy moisturizers I tried before: Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion and Aloe Cream from TBS)
  • Does not cause blackheads

Cons

  • Too heavy for day time
  • A bit sticky
  • Leads to skin looking shinier than usual
  • Leads to greasy feeling, especially in hot weather

Beside of using it as moisturizer, I also like to use the product as if it is a facial mask. After cleanse the face, I wrap my face using warm dry towel for a while. Then, apply thick layer of avocado cream. Wrap the face again with the warm towel for 5 minutes. Finally, rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Aside from the shiny looking and greasy feeling I get on my face, I like this product because my acne prone skin does not react to it. I recommend it to people with extremely dry skin.

5 comments:

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Kim Hye Rin ♥ 김혜린 said...

thanks for share, I'm thinking about get this one too... <3 nice review anyway and followed you dear~

dian said...

do you have any suggestion for dry skin. suka ngelotok-ngelotok ni... :)

GirlJapan Shop said...

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mapple said...

@dian .. hi sis ^^ gimana kalau coba bilas mukanya pakai air yg dicampur olive oil? lalu biasakan selalu pakai pelembab tiap abis mandi dan sebelum tidur. Coba pakai pelembab yg rich kayak avocado cream atau cetaphil moisturizing lotion kayanya lumayan ..