Pros: The price is really affordable and Avon often has sales.
Cons: My skin is still discolored! Rats!
One of the remnants of my recent pregnancy is hyperpigmentation on my face--dark spots that showed up when I was at the beach last summer. They appear like freckles and blotches--YIKES. Once the baby was born, I consulted my doctor and was given the green light to try Avon Banishing Cream Skin Discoloration Improver. A cream that is designed to lighten dark marks on the skin, Avon Banishing Cream seemed like an affordable, convenient solution to my facial troubles.
Fast forward several months--I have been using this cream on a regular basis and all I have to show for it are blemishes.
So what exactly is Avon Banishing Cream supposed to do, and how fast is it supposed to work? This gives consumers like me hope that my dark blotches will eventually lighten. Avon's product does not use the ingredient hydroquinone, which is a strong ingredient that is not safe for breastfeeding mothers and is, in some countries, considered a cancer risk. Fortified with Vitamin E, Avon's Banishing Cream is a more gentle method of dealing with unwanted dark spots.
Banishing Cream has faithful users who swear by its effectiveness. My own mother used it and found that her age spots on her hands and forearms faded away after only a few weeks of application. I had hoped that I would have similar results on my face, but to no avail. After three months of slathering this cream on my face, I still see the same marks as before--they just don't appear any lighter. Drat! Avon claims that this product should even out my skin tone--I wish I had experienced that first-hand.
Avon has a huge line of skin care treatments, and Banishing Cream has been around for a very long time on the Avon menu. Its simple packaging (a white plastic tub) and no-nonsense pitch in nearly every catalog reveal its longevity and universal appeal. Upon opening the cream, I noticed its light scent--it's not offensive and heavily perfumed--and the smooth consistency of the white cream. I am a stickler about not using products that are greasy, and thankfully, it doesn't feel like an oil slick slathered all over my face. However, my skin definitely doesn't like this product--I've been breaking out which definitely doesn't enhance my look. For those still willing to try this cream, use it at night because it is a bit thick for daytime application, and it renders your skin sensitive to the sun.
For $8.50 (when it is not on sale or included in a deal), you can purchase and try a 2.5oz jar of Avon Banishing Cream Skin Discoloration Improver for yourself. I know that this cream works for many people, but I think I will have to find a new product to try very soon.