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    Advanced BHUZzer Darbla's Avatar
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    Avon ANEW Ultimate similar to Retin-A?

    I started trying Avon ANEW Ultimate night repair cream (black jar with a gold lid) a few days ago and my skin is reacting just like it did to prescription Retin-A! After 2 nights, my skin took on that roughness and flakiness and redness I got with Retin-A, and I had to quit it for a night. Applied lightly the next night, and tonight I did a full application. Hoping my skin will go thru a getting-used-to phase and end up better. After 6 months on Retin-A .025%, it never did smooth out and I gave up.

    I'm wondering just what is in this stuff??? I'm just mystified it's having this much effect, comparable to a Rx treatment.


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    Re: Avon ANEW Ultimate similar to Retin-A?

    Took some hunting, but I found the list of ingredients in the Anew Ultimate night repair:

    Ingredients
    ANEW ULTIMATE Age Repair Night Cream

    WATER/EAU
    DIMETHICONE
    GLYCERIN
    ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE
    BUTYLENE GLYCOL
    AMMONIUM GLYCOLATE
    BEHENYL ALCOHOL
    HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
    GLYCOLIC ACID
    HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER
    TRISILOXANE
    SQUALANE
    CETEARYL ALCOHOL
    THIODIPROPIONIC ACID
    PHENYL TRIMETHICONE
    PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE
    PHYTOL
    ECLIPTA PROSTRATA EXTRACT
    HUMULUS JAPONICUS FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT
    PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-10
    HEPTAPEPTIDE-6
    PALMITOYL LYSYL AMINOVALEROYL LYSINE
    GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
    DAUCUS CAROTA SATIVA (CARROT) ROOT EXTRACT
    DIMETHICONOL
    SILICA
    CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
    PEG-100 STEARATE
    PEG-150 DISTEARATE
    SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
    CARBOMER
    POLYSORBATE 60
    POLYSORBATE 20
    DISODIUM EDTA
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    PARFUM/FRAGRANCE
    CARAMEL

    And for Retin-A Micro:
    Tretinoin (active ingredient)
    water
    Carbomer 934P
    Glycerin
    Disodium EDTA
    Propylene gylcol
    Sorbic acid
    PPG-20 methyl glucose ether distearate
    Cyclomethicone copolyol
    Dimethicone copolyol
    Benzyl alcohol
    Trolamine
    Butylated hydroxytoluene

    I'm no chemist, so I have no idea if any of the primary ingredients between the two may be related to each other, but maybe another Bhuzzer might know.

    I know I can't use any Retin-A/vitamin A type products either. My skin becomes terribly red, itchy & burning. Not a pleasant feeling or an attractive look.


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    Re: Avon ANEW Ultimate similar to Retin-A?

    Posted about my experiences with retinol products in this thread:
    http://www.bhuz.com/forum/belly-danc...ging-skin.html

    I´m not a derm,but believe that it could well be skin irritating ingrediences that contribute to the reaction.
    (Retinol should not be packaged in jars to stay effective)


    When AHA:s became popular and widely used,the common method was to go have a seriously strong peel(30% and up)and wait for the flaking to subside.
    Nowadays the more careful and intelligent approach is to slowly and gradually introduce it to the skin at night(starting from 5%)because irritation is bad for skin.

    I believe strongly in this method, since I now can use
    a 25% glycolic acid cream every night+ a stable 1% retinol cream that´s quite irritating on others facial skin as an eye cream.
    Wrinkles be gone!:)


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    Re: Avon ANEW Ultimate similar to Retin-A?

    Whew, that's a real recipe of ingredients! I also can't use Anew, it stings. and Retin A, even the micro, dried me out ridiculously, the ugly red peeling and flaking, plus that stinging. So, I have been using Differin for years. Only occasionally switching out to try something new, because I still break out, but I love my Differin! I was on .1% until they come up with the .3%. Love love love. It's gentler, wonder if you could try that? I am a firm (ha) believer in retinoids, don't give up, there is something out there for you! They are worth the hunt!


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    Re: Avon ANEW Ultimate similar to Retin-A?

    I've got .15% retinol in my Philosophy Help Me cream. I think I might try using that tube up and then switching to something a little stronger. I break out a lot AND get fine lines and flaking, and all of it is all over my face, so it's not your typical combination skin. I think retinoids might be my last hope! Nothing else has ever made much, if any, difference.


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    Re: Avon ANEW Ultimate similar to Retin-A?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anahit_Karyan View Post
    I break out a lot AND get fine lines and flaking, and all of it is all over my face, so it's not your typical combination skin.
    I know! It's no fair worrying about zits and wrinkles simultaneously! But I think it's more common than I used to think.

    I've also tried Metrogel, which is for Rosacea, which I don't have, but that did seem to smooth out the texture of my skin a bit. About the Avon Anew, I remembered something, it does sting less if you wait the 20 mins you are "supposed" to, like with Retin A. On the rare occasion I tried waiting, it helped to cut the "sting."


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