Avalon Organics for Sensitive Skin

My selection of skin care products is quite limited.  I have sensitive skin which only allows me to follow a basic skin care regimen: a gentle facial cleanser, a water-based moisturizer, sunscreen with SPF 30, and occasionally -a cream-based moisturizer to treat windburn (when I travel).  I would shy away from toner, no matter what the labels indicate (for sensitive skin).  I would try a toner today, then rashes and dry patches would start to form the next day.  I seldom wear make-up, too. 

Last month, in one of my visits to Healthy Options, a shop where I regularly purchase dietary supplements (vitamins) and other organic food, I gave in to an impulse buy in favor of a product called – Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Hydrating Cleansing Milk (about PhP 345 per 251 ml bottle).  The change in weather from warm to cool night-time breeze did not only indicate Christmas, it is also that time of the year when my skin begins to peel.  This made me receptive to organic skin care products – the shift has to be one product at a time to make sure that I don’t hurt my skin in the process.

I tried the cleansing milk as soon as I got home.   The cleanser comes in a convenient package.  A pump is enough to generate the right amount of cleanser for my face.  I cautiously worked up a lather on my right cheek, and purposely, I let some lather into my eyes – it didn’t sting, no tears!  It has an orange-y scent, and yet, gentle enough for my skin.  Immediate result: clean, soft skin (you can touch).  It didn’t disappoint, so I’ve made this product my (new) daily facial cleanser.  A major plus – it helps fight photo-aging! As a recreational runner, I usually do my long, slow distance (LSD) run under the clear Sunday morning sky.

Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Hydrating Cleansing Milk

Another thing I love about Avalon Organics is that it has an NSF seal.  A product bearing an NSF contains at least 70% organic ingredients.  Avalon uses 100% vegetarian ingredients.  They don’t test their products on animals. 

NSF Seal

Last week, I went back to Healthy Options for an Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Balancing Toner (about PhP 345 per 251ml bottle).  I’m almost convinced that not all alcohol-free toners are created equal.  I’ve been using the toner for a couple of days already – no rashes, no sting, no dryness, no irritation – only clear skin and a bit of orange-y scent.  Should things go well in the next 2 – 3 weeks, I’ll have to include an Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Moisturizer in my shopping list. 

Avalon Organics Vitamin C Renewal Balancing Toner

To learn more about Avalon Organics, please follow this link to their official website

Disclaimer:  I don’t have authoritative information about skin care regimen and products. If you are hyper-sensitive to certain products or ingredients, please consult your dermatologist before you buy or apply new skin care products.  =)