I Can’t Stop Slathering Sanofi Aventis Avibon on My Face
Seriously, Avibon is the greasiest, most medicine-smelling creme that I cannot wait to lube up my face with every night. Sanofi Aventis Avibon is a retinol creme from France, and I received a coveted tube from my new skincare pal Abby from New London Pharmacy in Chelsea. Abby would tweet me telling me the hard-to-keep-stocked vitamin A potion was back on the shelves and I’d be all like “huh? what’s that?”. Rule #1: always listened up to ANYTHING Abby has to say about product. She travels the world bringing the best of the best that you can’t find in these here 50 states to her shop on 23rd and 8th. She knows her stuff.
So for the last two weeks I’ve been washing my face at night with my trusty Bare Minerals Deep Cleansing Foam then I’d apply a thin layer of my other tried and true treatment Alpha Hydrox Spot Lightener on the dark spots on my forehead, chin, and left cheek, and would finish it all off with a thin layer of Avibon.
For you gals who aren’t single, you might get a serious side eye from your S.O. when you put Avibon on because it’s greasy as all get out and it smells like grandma. BUT I’m telling you, in just two weeks of using it, I’m already noticing my dark spots fading (I credit that to the combo of Alpha Hydrox and Avibon–but not all skin types can take on that dosage), my skin is more radiant, and my makeup looks even better. Avibon is also just $27 and since a little goes a long way a 30 gram tube will last you quite some time. Plus you know how drying retinols can be? Since Avibon is so rich, I felt not an inch of dryness or discomfort.
Is it necessary for me to also tell you that you might need this?
In case you need a refresher, retinols or vitamin A derivatives are awesome multitasking skincare treatments that fight acne, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, prevent the signs of aging, even the skin tone, and help fade brown spots (hyperpigmentation and sun spots).
I’ll be giving another update in about a month, but if you can’t wait, get Avibon at New London Pharmacy here.