The Best Avon Products
In 1995, I looked in the mirror and realized I was going directly from acne to wrinkles. I decided it was time to put my Yale biology degree to work — not to create something new, but to find the very best, clinically-proven anti-wrinkle treatments. The big breakthrough at the time (and still one of the most effective wrinkle fighters) was alpha hydroxy acids. They were new to the US market in a skin cream called Anew from Avon. I started using it. It worked. It really worked. And I started recommending it to friends. I’d never seen an Avon catalog or met an Avon Lady, but I checked the “click here for more information on earning opportunities with Avon” and two weeks later, I was a Representative. Originally intending just to order for myself and my family, I quickly joined the ranks of the top 10% of Representatives nationwide, and for many years was the top-selling Rep in Manhattan south of 96h street. (Today, that spot belongs to one of the guys on my team.)
I got there simply by recommending the products I use and love. So here’s my list. It would mean nothing from a brand that didn’t stand for something. But social and environmental responsibility has been part of Avon’s corporate DNA for more than a century, standing for beauty, innovation, optimism and above all for women. I’m proud, inspired and grateful for all this company does on behalf of women around the world.
Click on any of the links below to shop my Avon online store. If you’re curious about opening an Avon online store of your own, you can sign up to sell Avon here. If you do the math (as I did back in 1999), you’ll probably earn back the $15 sign up fee from your first personal order.
Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel
This alpha hydroxy peel is proven superior to a professional dermatologist’s peel when used 2-3 times/week for 4-6 weeks. Just swipe the self-neutralizing glycolic acid pad over clean skin and apply a night cream 5 minutes later.
Anew Men Daily Moisturizer SPF 50
Keeping your skin hydrated and protected from the sun are the basis of any effective skin care regimen. This lightweight lotion does it without oil or fragrance, and helps protect against the environmental damage that city living in particular inflicts upon us. Use daily.
Anew Men Daily Moisturizer
This intensive moisturizing cream absorbs quickly to rehydrate skin and protect it from dryness. It’s oil-free, fragrance-free and even suitable for sensitive skin. Use nightly.
Anew Platinum Night Cream
If you think of your skin cells as a tent, paxillin is like the poles that keep the tent up — keeping your skin cells full and firm. Anew Platinum has breakthrough technology that stimulates the production of paxillin. Much like collagen or elastin, it’s a crucial structural component that keeps your skin healthy and younger looking. Although this product was developed for and marketed to women in their 60s, it dramatically reduced my deep smile lines, and I recommend it all of my HIV+ customers to help combat the effects of antiretroviral medications.
Anew Clinical ThermaFirm Face Lifting Cream
Although it’s designed to firm and lift the skin, this shea-butter based treatment is a great lightweight night cream, especially for oily-dehydrated skin
Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask
They call it a mask, promoted for use on top of a moisturizer, 3-4 nights a week. But this powerful, lightweight moisturizer is great for summer use all on its own, especially after the gym or before going out at night. It’s fragrance-free, paraben-free and oil-free, combining the power of shea butter, hyaluronic acid and ceramides for maximum hydration without making your skin feel or look greasy.
Anew Ultimate Contouring Eye System
This is the most popular eye product I sell — the best for under eye bags.
Avon Magix Face Perfector
I don’t use makeup, but I use this miracle before important business meetings or social engagements when my face needs a little airbrushing. It’s a colorless gel that dries down to a matte powder, absorbing oil for up to 8 hours, providing spf 20 protection, and using Avon’s light diffusing technology to hide fine wrinkles and imperfections like a sheer foundation, but it’s colorless, so no one will know you’re wearing it.
Moisture Therapy Intensive Body Cream
This body moisturizer is super hydrating with 15 different moisturizing ingredients, yet non-greasy and quickly absorbed.
Moisture Therapy Intensive Hand Cream
This super-thick hand cream is perfect for really dry, chapped hands.
Moisture Therapy Intensive Moisturizing Lip Treatment SPF 15
This lip balm is smooth, not waxy. Color and taste-free.
Foot Works Anti-fungal Foot Spray
Super effective and super affordable. If you’ve got the itch, you need this. (Also a quick spray after the shower at the gym will protect you from getting athlete’s foot.)
Foot Works Cracked Heel Relief Cream
Avon’s most popular foot care product.
On Duty Unscented Roll-on Anti-Perspirant
Effective, non-whiteining, non-sticky fragrance-free protection. I generally don’t wear anti-perspirant, but when I need to stay dry, this works.
Sensitive Skin Bubble Bath
Photo stylists love Avon bubble bath because the bubbles last so long.
Skin-So-Soft Bug Guard
DEET-free protection against insects. I like Bug Guard Expedition (the green can/bottle) for mosquitoes, and Bug Guard Plus Picaridin (the silver can/bottle) for biting flies.