I have recently attended a Watsons event to preview two latest Avalon Organics range of products – Avalon Organics Essential Lift Skincare Collection and Avalon Organics Elixir Hair Care Range.
Frankly, I’m not very well-versed with organic products and I hardly use them either. In the recent years, organic products have been very popular among conscious users. The organic products are usually FREE from harsh synthetic ingredients, chemicals and artificial fragrances. Organic products use plants and herbs that are grew organically; and they are claimed to be safe to use even on sensitive skin too.
So far, I have only tested organic shampoos but I’ve yet to test any organic skincare products. Due to my delicate and sensitive skin, I’m actually quite conscious with products that contain natural skincare ingredients such as citric acid, lemon, lavender and some natural fragrance oils. But if you are a fan of organic and doesn’t like anything synthetic or chemicals, then organic products may be ideal for you.
About Avalon Organics
Avalon Organics is a leading natural cosmetic and personal care brand based in USA. Since 1994, they have created exceptionally pure and effective beauty products based on natural and organic botanicals & essential oils. All products are formulated without parabens, artificial colours or fragrances. They are non-toxic and not tested on animals.
Avalon Organics Essential Lift Skincare Collection
Avalon Organics, one of the exclusive brand by Watsons, has recently launched their newest organic anti-aging skincare range - Essential Lift Skincare Collection.
This range is formulated with over 70 oceanic minerals that are claimed to provide natural lift with deep hydration.
This exclusive complex draws out moisture from deep within the skin to plump and firm dehydrated surface layer skin cells. As the products are free from parabens, artificial colors or fragrances hence they are believed to be pure, safe and effective.
The range contains these ingredients that are claimed to provide certain benefits : Organic Ginseng Root Extract and Irish Moss to tone and tighten skin; Organic Aloe Vera Juice and Lemon Peel Oil to refresh and clarify skin; Organic Jojoba Seed Oil and Organic Oat Kernel Extract to soften and tighten skin; and Organic Essential Oils to promote circulation and revitalize skin.
The range is now available at selected Watsons stores with prices ranging from S$15.90 to S$31.90.
Avalon Organics Essential Lift Smoothing Cleanser – S$15.90 / 177ml
Product Claim : A luxurious moisturizing creme cleanser that detoxifies skin by drawing out impurities and gently exfoliating dead skin cells. Nutrient-dense ocean minerals help nourish skin to strengthen its underlying support for a smoother and brighter appearance.
Verdict : Do not expect this cleanser to lift the skin as sagging skin is not about collagen loss but more of a loss of elastin which is impossible to repair with this cleanser. This cleanser contains a handful of ingredients such as lemon, lavender, linalool and citric acid that may be irritating to some people.
This creamy light greyish green cleanser effectively removes light makeup and dirt without stripping off my natural moisture and my skin doesn’t feel tight at all.
Avalon Organics Essential Lift Fortifying Toner – S$15.90 / 177ml
Product Claim : Formulated with essential minerals and organic essential oil, this alcohol-free moisturizing toner helps to stimulate micro-circulation for a lifted and more contoured effect.
Verdict : Although this toner is free of alcohol, paraben, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances but it does contain a couple of ingredients such as cedar bark, lemon, balsam and lavender that may be irritating for some people.
Avalon Organics Essential Lift Firming Moisturizer SPF 15 – S$29.90 / 57g
Product Claim : Lift, tone and hydrate your face, neck and d©colletage with this ultra-light, mineral-enriched SPF 15 day creme. This mineral sunscreen help protect skin from visible signs of premature aging, including loss of resiliency and firmness.
Verdict : This daytime moisturizer with SPF 15 provides broad-spectrum protection with Zinc Oxide at 8.5%. It contains a few ingredients such as lemon, rosemary, lavender and linalool that may cause irritation to some people.
Although this light creamy texture takes a while to absorb onto the skin but it doesn’t make my skin feeling greasy when it is fully absorbed. My skin actually feels hydrate and smooth. It doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin which is good.
Avalon Organics Essential Lift Restructuring Night Cr©me – S$31.90 / 57g
Product Claim : With continued use, this product restructures and firms skin while you are asleep. Over 70 micro-milled minerals attract moisture within your skin’s natural reserves to restructure and redensity firmness of skin. Intensive antioxidants are also added to help fight free radicals which are known to cause lines and wrinkles.
Verdict : Do not expect this night moisturizer to lift up your skin as sagging skin is not about collagen loss but more of a loss of elastin which I reckon the organic ingredients may not be able to help. This night creme consists of several irritant ingredients such as lemon, rosemary, linalool and lavender that may not be suitable for some people.
This silky creamy texture actually reminds me of Hazeline Snow Moisturising Cream. Both have similar texture but Avalon night moisturizer is slightly richer than Hazeline and it leaves a very mild greasiness on the skin.
Avalon Organics Essential Lift Contouring Eye Cr©me – S$31.90 / 14g
Product Claim : This luxurious, mineral-rich, hypo-allergenic cr©me helps restore and firm the delicate skin area around the eyes, where visible signs of aging first appear. Hydrated at the cellular level, skin is refreshed and eyes look defined and awake.
Verdict : This eye cream contains several irritant ingredients such as lavender, linalool, lemon and rosemary which may not be ideal to be used on the eye areas.
Its lightweight texture feels good on my skin and it absorbs pretty well onto the skin.
Avalon Organics Essential Lift Lifting Serum – S$31.90 / 15ml
Product Claim : This highly concentrated, antioxidant-rich treatment serum targets problem areas and improves skin sagging in just 24 hours. With an osmotic action that effectively plumps skin cells, sagging skin appears more resilient with fewer lines and wrinkles.
Verdict : The main ingredient in this lifting serum, like all of Avalon’s lifting products, is sea silt extract, which is soil and rock that have gone through a process to concentrate their supposed special properties. This lifting serum contains a handful of ingredients such as linalool, lavender, lemon and rosemary that may be irritating for some people.
This gel-like texture absorbs pretty fast onto the skin and it leaves no greasiness on the skin. Although I can feel a slight tightness on the skin but there is no significant improvement on lines and wrinkles at all.
I’ve briefly ran through the ingredient lists and realize that the organic ingredients contained are almost identical on all Avalon Organics Essential Lift products. I have tested all above products are on my hand not on my face.
Availability for Avalon Organics Essential Lift
The Avalon Organics Essential Lift can be found exclusively at selected Watsons Personal Care Stores including Anchor Point, Bugis Junction, Bedok Central, Bukit Panjang Plaza, Centrepoint, Clementi Mall, Compass Point, Changi Airport T1C, Changi Airport T3B2, Choa Chu Kang Lot 1, East Point, Funan IT Mall, Forum Galleria, Far East Plaza, Great World City, Holland Village, ION Orchard, IMM, Jurong Point, Junction 8, Marina Square, Marina Bay Financial Centre, NEX, Ngee Ann City, North Point, NTUC Hougang Mall, Paragon, Parkway Parade, Plaza Singapura, Raffles City, Rail Mall, Siglap Centre, Suntec City Mall, Tampines 1, Tampines Mall, Thomson Plaza, United Square, Vivo City, Wisma Atria, West Coast Plaza and West Mall.
Avalon Organics Elixir Hair Care Range
Wish to have a glossy and beautiful hair?
Studies have shown that more and more people are suffering from hair problems due to harsh chemicals used on a daily basis. It is claimed that with frequent use of these harsh chemicals, they can cause harm and stress to the scalp.
In order to avoid these harmful ingredients, you may consider switching to organic hair care products that are specially blended with natural plant extracts.
Avalon Organics Elixir Hair Care Range, formulated with natural formulas and fortifying plant proteins, targets specific hair care needs to moisturize, thicken or treat for the ultimate in healthy hair care.
This organic hair care range is now exclusively available at selected Watsons stores from S$18.90.
Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner
For those who have normal, dry or damaged hair, opt for Avalon Organics Awapuhi Mango Moisturising Shampoo and Conditioner. Derived from Hawaiian wild ginger, Awapuhi effectively softens and adds shine to hair. It is further fortified with a rich elixir of Mango and Ylang Ylang blossom to cleanse hair without stripping it of its precious oils, while replenishing moisture balance and adding body and volume for lively, lush hair.
Awapuhi Mango Moisturising Shampoo’s ingredient list.
Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner
Do you have lifeless or thinning hair? Then, Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner is the solution for you! Specifically designed to help restore thinning hair, this thickening shampoo is formulated with a healing complex of B vitamins — Biotin, Niacin and Panthenol; Saw Palmetto and Wheat Protein to help control hair loss. It is further complemented with nourishing Aloe, Jojoba and Rosemary for added body and shine, increased scalp circulation and stimulation of hair follicles. It will help strengthen hair strands and boost body and volume for a healthier scalp.
Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Conditioner’s ingredient list.
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner
Suitable for all hair types, particularly those with overactive oil production or dry scalp conditions, Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Shampoo and Conditioner is enriched with a vitalizing elixir of Tea Tree, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary to cleanse and treat the scalp, as well as protect against dry, itchy or flaky scalp. Formulated with stimulating botanicals – namely Aloe, Jojoba and nourishing Panthenol – this powerful treatment shampoo activates healthy circulation, regulates oil production and maximizes softness and shine.
An excellent treatment for clean and healthy scalp!
Availability for Avalon Organics Elixir Hair Care Range
The Avalon Organics Haircare Series can be found exclusively at selected Watsons Personal Care Stores including Watsons Bugis Junction, Far East Plaza, Parkway Parade, Holland Village, Wisma Atria, Forum Galleria, Ngee Ann City, Tampines Mall, Jurong Point, Great World City, Compass Point, Marina Square, Anchor Point, Raffles City, Tampines 1 , Siglap Centre, Thomson Plaza, VivoCity, West Coast Plaza, Funan Mall, Changi Airport T3B2, Centre Point, Plaza Singapura, Choa Chu Kang Lot 1, NTUC Hougang Mall, IMM, North Point, East Point, Bedok Central, Changi Airport T1C, Junction 8, ION Orchard, Tanglin Mall and Bukit Panjang.