Today, I am revisiting an old favorite brand of mine… Avalon Organics! The first product I ever tried from them was the Lavender Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub, and it was love at first use. In fact, I’ve used a few products from their old Lavender line that I really enjoyed. Well, Avalon Organics recently launched their new & improved Lavender products called Brilliant Balance. There are 6 items in all, but I have 3 of them to share with you today.
The Brilliant Balance line is made with Lavender & Prebiotics and targets skin dullness. The products are calming, yet energizing and they help to create a healthy equilibrium and overall even tone. This line is dermatologist tested and hypo-allergenic for sensitive skin types.
- Lavender & Cucumber Extracts calm and soothe sensitivity, allowing for more efficient skin functioning.
- Prebiotics help rebalance microflora for better skin defense and renewal.
- Licorice Root Extract is known to calm irritation, energize turnover and naturally reduce and inhibit the development of hyperpigmentation.
(I have been using these 3 products together for 2 weeks.)
The Cleansing Gel is obviously the first step in my routine, day and night. It has a thicker consistency and lathers up really nicely while washing. A little goes a long way, so a half pump is really all you need! The Lavender fragrance is really fresh and clean, very reminiscent of pure Lavender Oil, which I love. It is great at removing makeup and rinses away cleanly, but my skin does feel a little bit tight when it dries. $12.99 (8 oz)
The Hydrating Toner is meant to be used after cleansing. To be honest, I’ve never been a toner gal, but this stuff has changed my mind! This toner is designed to rebalance moisture levels and tighten pores, which I think it does. After using this, my face feels much less tight from washing. The only “negative” to this is that the smell is a somewhat musty lavender scent, which isn’t all that great. It’s not unbearable, but noticeable… I can definitely get past it though, because I am loving my results! $12.99 (8 oz)
The Daily Moisturizer is the last step and I have been using it day and night. (Even though there is a Night Cream available.) This cream is fairly lightweight, but I think it does a great job at moisturizing my combination skin. However, if you have really dry skin, this might not be the best choice for you. Unfortunately, this also has that slight musty scent, but again that is the only thing bad I have to say about it. I really love this stuff! After I am done washing, toning, and moisturizing my skin feels and looks so alive. It takes on a flushed look as if I were outside in the crisp air, and it just feels so rejuvenated. $18.49 (2 oz)
Overall, despite the slight funky scent, I absolutely love this line. I have really seen a fantastic improvement in my skin, and my makeup looks even better when it’s on. Also, I think these are a fantastic value for the price. Especially considering that they are certified cruelty free and vegan products! I definitely plan on re-purchasing all of these when I run out. (Possibly that Night Cream as well!)
You can find all Avalon Organics products at your local health food store and online at Vitacost.com. Also, if you are a new member you can get $10 off your first Vitacost order if you sign up through my referral link!
HAVE YOU TRIED ANYTHING FROM AVALON ORGANICS BEFORE? IF SO WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PRODUCT?