Review Date: July 16, 2016
Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C Facial Serum uses organic ingredients to reduce your acne spots and wrinkles. It’s rich in antioxidants to defend your skin against cellular damage while boosting skin cell renewal.
If you’re troubled with dark acne scars, you’re likely to have spent a lot of hours online looking for the right solution for your skin problem. However, the difficulty with searching online is that products don’t usually work the same way in all people.
Others can experience positive results while there are also people who get it the other way around. Because of this concern, we’re reviewing additional brands, aside from our vitamin C serum reviews, so you can have more options to choose from.
Here’s what we think of Avalon Organics Intense Defense with Vitamin C Facial Serum.
About The Brand
Avalon is a brand that’s passionate about a cleaner environment and good health. It markets organic products that are pure and safe to use for its consumers.
Its skin care line includes toners, moisturizers and anti-aging products made from botanicals, plant extracts and essential oils.
Avalon’s vitamin C serum is an infusion of natural ingredients. It has sunflower seed oil, glycerin and cacao butter which are all good when it comes to moisturizing your skin.
On top of these ingredients, the serum utilizes ascorbic acid along with a long list of citrus ingredients. It has bergamot oil, orange peel oil and lemon peel oil.
Other extracts you can find in this serum include chamomile, white tea and lavender.
Uses and Effects
Despite being inexpensive and almost plain compared to high-end vitamin C serums, a lot of Avalon’s users find a significant change in their skin after using the product. Some of them even claim to experience a mini- facelift every time they use the serum.
The product can improve your skin’s circulation which results to a brighter and more glowing complexion. If you’re frequently under stress or you’re struggling with dry and dull skin, we suggest you consider adding this product to your skincare regimen.
One important thing to note about this serum is its potential to increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Ascorbic acid, by itself, can make you more photosensitive and the addition of several citrus ingredients magnifies this side effect.
To prevent adverse reactions, we suggest that you use a quality sunblock and wear protective clothing, such shirts with long sleeves and a hat when going out.
Aside from these effects, the serum can also cause irritation, particularly when used on extra sensitive skin. Some consumers didn’t tolerate the product at all and it caused their skin to turn red and blotchy.
If you experience this side effect and you think that it’s not that harsh for your skin, you can adjust the amount you apply and take the time to observe the after-effects. If there are no changes or the irritation worsens, stop using the product to avoid irreparable damages.
The key thing is you have to be very conscious about your skin when trying out new products. This way, you’ll be able to know if the reactions you are experiencing are parts of your skin’s adjustments or it’s already an allergic reaction.
If you’re familiar with Avalon’s vitamin C serum, then you’d know that it has changed formulations since it was first released. Few consumers were actually disappointed by these changes.
For one, instead of Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, the serum now uses ascorbic acid. The smell and consistency have changed,too.
The product feels more like a lotion than a serum because of its slightly thick texture. Despite this, the serum is still lightweight and can be applied easily on your skin.
It gets absorbed quickly, as well. As for its scent, it has a mild citrus fragrance that doesn’t stay long.
One thing we really liked about its formulation is that it’s chemical-free. It doesn’t contain synthetic fragrances, GMOs or even artificial colors.
How To Use
The product is best to use twice a day on your entire face or to specific problem areas. You can apply it in the morning and at night, after cleansing your face.
If this is the first time you’re going to use the product, you can start using it once a day. Once your skin has adjusted to it, you can increase its frequency of application.
Make sure to follow up with a moisturizer and sunblock to decrease your skin’s photosensitivity.
Avalon uses an opaque bottle for its serum. However, its packaging includes a pump which can make dispensing a lot harder.
The pump can also make it difficult for you to get all of the product out of the bottle, especially its last few drops.
What We Liked
- All natural and organic ingredients
- No preservatives
- Gives your skin a mini-facelift
What We Didn’t Like
- Additional citrus extracts can magnify photosensitivity
- Pump dispenser
- Slightly thick texture