February 29, 2020

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while, but hey I'm finally back with a new blog post prepared just for you 😎 

I did an Instagram stories poll a few days ago asking you guys if you'd like me to do a blog post where I compare two products, more specifically two serums from totally different cosmetics companies.
I couldn't believe how much positive response I got on my poll and that was the main reason that enabled me to sit down and share my thoughts on these two products: Avon's Anew Clinical Anti-Wrinkle Plumping Concentrate with 1.5% of pure hyaluronic acid and Catrice Cosmetics's Hydro Plumping Serum, also with 1.5% of pure hyaluronic acid in it's formula. 

So let me share my full experience with each one of this products with you... 

Avon's Anew Clinical Anti-Wrinkle Plumping Concentrate with 1.5% of pure hyaluronic acid 

This anti-wrinkle concentrate is a part of the Anew clinical line from Avon and has the highest concentration of hyaluronic acid for the best anti-wrinkle results. I've been testing this concentrate each night on my skin for 2 and a half months now and this bottle is almost completely gone. 

The packaging of the bottle is glass, painted in a sparkly blue color. It holds precisely 30ml of product and it also has a dropper through which you apply the concentrate onto the face. 

The texture of the concentrate is quite sticky but lightweight and it has no color to it (what I mean is that it is basically see through). It also has a very nice and fresh scent to it that immediately disappears as soon as the concentrate sinks into your skin. 

The price of this product varies between 15-20 euros, depending on which country you order it from, but all in all it is a pretty reasonable price for such a skin care product.

The plumping power of the concentrate results from the pure 1.5% hyaluronic acid enhanced with a triatomic-molecule blend for deeper penetration on the skin. The way I apply this concentrate is: I put 2 drops with the dropper directly on to the face and spread it around on the skin with my clean hands in an upward and outward motion. 

Also I need to mention that before the application itself your face should be thoroughly cleansed and only then can you apply the product all over your skin. 

The main benefit I saw from using this concentrate each day was that I've visibly noticed a difference and saw my skin to be more fresh-looking and more hydrated. It's also worth mentioning that my skin during this weather changing period usually tends to be very dry, flaky and dehydrated from constantly not drinking enough water, so the formula of this concentrate really did help with all of that. 

What I really can't speculate on is the Anti-Wrinkle effect this concentrate claims to have on the skin. 
I myself am not at an age where I have my wrinkles showing a lot, so I don't really know if it has that anti-effect on them yet. 

To conclude everything here is what I most enjoy when it comes to this product:

- The formula. 
- The price. 
- The packaging. 
- It absorbs really fast into the skin. 
- The scent of the concentrate is really fresh smelling and addicting. 
- Doesn't leave a greasy texture behind. 
- Makes your skin look like it just drank a huge glass of water. 

Catrice HYDRO Plumping serum with 1.5% hyaluronic acid 

I've got to be honest, this product was such a surprise to me when I first saw it in one our dm markt drugstore. And when I say surprise I mean that I never expected a drugstore brand such as Catrice Cosmetics to come up with a very affordable hyaluronic acid serum such as this one. Naturally because the product was so affordable it made me instantly want to buy it and try it out for myself no matter the fact that I was already using the concentrate from Avon for a very long period of time now. 
So after using it for almost about 2 weeks now I felt as though I was very quick in judging it's performance compared to my trustee Avon concentrate. 

So let me give you a bit of a description of this product... 

First of all the packaging of the product is actually really nice, but compared to Avon's is see through, and it gives of this very sleek and clean, pharmacy kind of a look. The bottle itself is made of glass and it also comes with a dropper such as the one from Avon and it also holds 30ml of product. 

The serum too has a scent, but in my opinion far more fragrance-y smelling, which to be quite honest I don't enjoy quite as much as I like smelling my Avon one. 

Catrice Cosmetics claims that this is hydrating face serum with pure 1.5% of hyaluronic acid and it also contains skin soothing Pro-Vitamin B5 for a fresh, plumped and healthy looking skin appearance. 

I tend to apply the serum in the same manor as the Avon one. I apply 2 drops with the dropper directly onto my cleansed skin and massage gently in the morning and evening.

It gives off the exact same effect on my skin as the Avon concentrate, and that more specifically means that my skin is looking fresh, plumped and very hydrated, and for a whole lot less money spent. 

To conclude my thoughts and so as to not repeat myself, here is what I most enjoyed about this product: 

- The affordable price which is around 6 euros. 
- The simple packaging. 
- The fast absorbing of the serum on the face. 
- Doesn't leave a greasy texture behind. 
- Makes your skin look like it just drank a huge glass of water. 

Unfortunately the only thing I really really didn't like about this new product from Catrice is it's smell. I really can't seem to stand it as hard as I may try to! It just puts me off, no matter the fact that after the application you can't even feel the smell on the skin. 

I just don't seem to enjoy it and that is it. But if you get pass that fragranced smell, then you can find that this super affordable product is simply amazing for your skin and I would highly recommend you trying it if you have some spare coin to spend. 

And now... finally let me share with you my point of view on who actually won this battle of the serums! 

All in all I can honestly say that I can wholeheartedly recommend you buying either one of these products because they really give off the same results in the end. It basically all comes down to how much you are able to spend on your skin care products. 

So my absolute winner is... the Avon's Anew Clinical Anti-Wrinkle Plumping Concentrate with 1.5% of pure hyaluronic acid! 

I hope you really liked this blog post and would tune in for another one soon. 

Thank you so much for reading!



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