March 29, 2010

Review: Avon Basics Extra Hydration Face Cream

Price: 5.99$ for 200 ml / 6.7 FL. OZ.

The claims:
The Extra Boost: Vitamin A & C. The Basics Result: Helps protects skin's natural moisture levelagainst intensive winter conditions. Allergy-tested.
 How to use:
Smooth evenly over cleansed skin.

+ lasts all day
+ bonus-size
+ subtle fragrance
+ a little goes a long way
+ works great as a night cream (thick texture)
+ it's a face cream but it works well all over the body, too
+ inexpensive!
- greasy
- cheap packaging
- isn't absorbed quickly into skin

What I think:

I'm pretty impressed with this product! I haven't had many bad experiences with Avon skincare products, but let's say I didn't have high hopes with this face cream. It turns out to be exactly what I was looking for to protect my poor dry skin against the harsh winter weather. Yes, it's greasy, but I was looking for a thick cream. Also, this is a 2-in-1, as it doubles as a night cream! Oh and, of course, I wouldn't recommand to use it in the summer.

Take a closer look at that yummy texture (please excuse the bad lightning!) :


Recommend? yes

Rating: ★★★/5


  1. You might also look into their Brightening moisturizer. It claims to brighten complexion and moisturize at the same time and I believe the price is around $10.

  2. Thanks for following girl! Just dropped by your blog. Im a new follower! Great review by the way! :]

  3. Great review Gaby! Wow and at only $5.99 it's even better LOL. I know you said you did have some dry patches of skin on your face - did this cream take them away? If so, I'll have to buy some for my hands because I have a stubborn dry patch of skin on my hand :\

  4. I don't think I'd mind the greasiness because my face is usually quite dry! Helpful review :D and thanks for the comment on my blog pretty lady!

  5. I like Avon products too. For their prices, it's pretty good value/quality.:D

    Will now follow your blog, follow mine too?:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  6. Great review. I might give this product a try.

    By the way, I decided to have a beauty/fashion blog other than just a book blog. hahaha!

  7. @Ashwini: Yes, I'm thinking about getting the Brightening Moisturizer. I'm just waiting for a sale, not to mention that I need to use up the products in my stash, too.

    @Miss Nikka: Thank you!

    @annieo: I'm glad you liked my review!

    @Marie: Thanks for following!

    @LCzinha: Great idea, I'll be following your new blog! Thanks for letting me now (=

  8. ohh that texture does look yummy!!!

  9. @The Makeup Snob.com: It is! =D