26 February 2012

Review: Skinfood Avocado Rich Cream

Hello! ~
Today I would like to review another Skinfoo product. I think, besides a few Japanese brands, Skinfood has really become my most favorite Asian brand, so there will be many more Skinfood reviews coming up.
This is a review of the Skinfood Avocado Rich Cream.
When it comes to reviews I really prefer writing about decorative cosmetics as they are so much easier to describe than skin care products, but I'll give my best. 
The Skinfood Avocado Rich Cream is from Skinfood's Avocado Line (obviously) which offers, beside the cream, also an essential oil, neck care patches, multi-functional balm, lip balm, eye balm, sheet mask, emulsion, essence, toner, hair conditioner, hair wash, hair fluid...
I guess there probably isn't anything avocado that Skinfood does not have.

It's no surprise avocado gets used in so many skin care products as it is an amazing and healthy natural moisturizer for your skin, avocado oil contains lots of vitamins A, D and E, is said to relieve skin eczema, helps itchy, red and irritated skin, it softens rough, dry and flaking skin, reduce inflammation and so on. There are plenty of benefits avocado has and apparently just mashing an avocado, mixing it with milk and putting it on your face alone is supposed to work wonders.
The official Skinfood HP product description is the following:
Oils of avocado, macadamia nut, and meadowfoam seed provide maximum moisturization and luster to skin.
* Use: *Order of application of Avocado Rich Line: toner -> essence I -> emulsion -> essence II -> eye balm -> cream.
I am surprised Skinfood has so little to say about a product that has such beneficial ingredients.   
The Avocado Rich Cream comes in simple-looking, 50ml pot. It does not contain any kind of label, besides a tiny sticker on the side that contains a list of ingredients, the tiny product name and another description which says:
SKINFOOD Avocado Rich Cream
Nourishing cream with vitamin A, D and protein rich avocado oil to provide oil and moisture to skin and keep skin apt to be dry moist.

I was very really unsure whether this product was a good idea for me. This is clearly a cream best suited for very dry skin. However my skin isn't really dry, but very oily. But, especially in winter it still somehow manages to flake around the nose area and any kind of foundation or BB Cream refuses to stay in place there for long. Additionally my skin is acting up a lot lately, having pretty bad breakouts, which inflame easily and I was torn between "will a really rich and oily cream make everything worse?" or "will it help healing the inflammations and the redness?"
My concerns didn't get better when I opened the pot and saw that the cream is really very very oily and thick, almost more than I expected:

Avocado Rich Cream

In the end I have to admit I never really dared using it all over my face, but I used it on the parts that seemed the driest and the most flaking and, because I would never be able to use this cream up when using so scarcely, I also started using it as a hand cream. 

Whenever I use this cream my skin feels so extremely soft and really well moisturized (I don't notice on my face where my skin is not dry to begin with, but I really do on my hands). I also really like the smell, just like I do with all Skinfood products, because there hardly is any and that's how I like it. When you smell the cream in the pot you will notice a, well, "cream-scent", like for example Nivea Cream has, with a very very faint avocado-scent. After applying the cream to your skin the whole scent is hardly noticeably at all anymore. That's one of the reasons I really like Skinfood products. Of course, even though they use natural ingredients, there are a lot of artificial ingredients in their products as well, but their products never smell as if they put any artificial scents into them, but as if the decent scent was all caused by natural ingredients. Some of their products still have artificial fragrances, but I was not able to find out whether the Avocado Rich Cream has them too.

The cream is too oily to have a chance at being one of the creams that soak into your skin within seconds (or even minutes in this case), but I didn't really expect that from a cream loaded full of different oils.

I think the Skinfood Avocado Rich Cream is a perfect solution of people with very dry skin, but I have to admit that I am not really a face-cream person. I buy them from time to time because I think I should really treat my skin better, but then I rarely use them and I am probably not the best person to review facial creams.
All I can tell is that the instant effect when I use the cream on my hands is really impressive and that it did help making my skin around my nose less flaky, though it's so oily that, even though the application of BB Cream over it seems easier at first, it doesn't stay on so well for very long too. While I think this is a good product, it isn't a good product for me. My skin just isn't that dry, so this is not a product I would re-purchase.

I  have more products from this line, though using them all at once would be a moisture-overkill for my skin, so reviewing the others might take some time.

[UPDATE] I have to add this since it's just too awesome: At first I did not really see the connection, but I don't really know what else should have caused this: Ever since I started using the Skinfood Avocado Rich Cream as a hand cream my nails have stopped breaking and I have evenly long nails for like the first time in my life! I guess using the cream on the naibed must have caused this effect, because I don't know what else could have.


  1. oily goods are never good for my skin >.<" my skin is already oily enough itsef lol

  2. I have the eye balm in this line. i thought it would be good for my super dry eye area but it irritated my eczema there. I may try it as hand cream now! as it doesn't seem much different from the cream. Thanks for the tip~

  3. Perhaps you should give it a try on your face, maybe as a night cream.

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