Today I’m going to have a chat with you about the Anew Ultimate Gold Peel-off Mask. The Anew Ultimate skincare range targets dullness, wrinkles and loss of firmness, issues that are typically encountered when we are in our 50s. This just happens to be where I am so I thought I’d try out the mask on behalf of my customers.
Now, I will start by saying that everyone’s skincare needs and preferences vary, and I would never suggest you choose products based purely on your age. You know your skin better than anyone else ever can do and no matter what your age you will have very definite preferences when it comes to the type of products you like to use. So my advice is be open to trying new things, but don’t let anyone tell you that you have to use the same things they do.
Whilst I sit firmly at the upper end of the 50’s age range, I have found throughout my life that my skincare needs tend to alter around the mid-decade point so I anticipate that it will be another five or six years before I feel the need for even greater support from my routine. As I say, this will differ from person to person.
The technical stuff
What Avon says: ANEW Ultimate Multi-Performance Gold Peel-off Mask helps your skin look smoother, brighter and more luminous. This luxurious formula, infused with Gold, helps enhance skin’s clarity and visibly improve imperfections, leaving skin refined and looking refreshed and energised.
To use: Apply a thin, even layer on cleansed skin. Leave on until dry. Gently peel off. Rinse with warm water. Use 1 to 2 times a week. (Avoid contact with eyes.)
I started off by thoroughly cleansing my skin. I hadn’t been wearing make-up but I did a dual-clean anyway: first I applied Avon True Oil-Infused Micellar Water on a cotton wool pad, then a layer of Avon Care Smoothing Oatmeal Face Cleanser Lotion which I removed with tissues. A quick sweep with a mild toner (not from Avon) dealt with any last traces of the cleanser and so it was on to applying a thin layer of the mask.
The mask is a pearlised gold colour and is quite tacky in consistency. It has a slight fragrance, nothing unpleasant or intrusive. When I had applied it, I looked like this:-
You can see the golden glow, but it’s not quite as extreme as the promotional photos that Avon uses, by which I mean that it didn’t quite get to the point of looking like I’d been painted gold and was just waiting for James Bond to arrive. I found it dried very quickly indeed and I think I could have used a slightly thicker application than I did on this first occasion.
Peeling off the mask was fiddly and time-consuming. Again, I wonder if this would be simpler if I had done a rather thicker application. Once the bulk of it was removed I dampened two cotton wool pads with warm water and cleaned off any residue, following it with another application of mild toner then my night creams – Avon Anew Clinical Lift & Firm Eyelift System around the eye area and Avon True Nutraeffects Miracle Glow Nourishing Oil Cream over my face and neck.
I did notice that my neck was rather red after using the mask, but that soon subsided.
First time results
Once I had given the creams time to settle onto my skin, I found that my face was softer than usual. As I am not a regular face-mask user, this didn’t surprise me because I know anything you use to slough off the upper layer of dead skin cells is going to have that result. I’d say my face was desperately in need of a bit of sloughing.
Is my skin smoother, brighter and more luminous? Perhaps, but very minimally. However, one application isn’t really any way to judge that so I am interested to carry on using this and see what the cumulative effect is. I will keep you posted.
The mask was pleasant to use although I expect the modern sheet masks are a less fiddly option if you have a hectic lifestyle.
The Sales Information
This mask can be purchased from my online shop (on Page 92 of the online Brochure 6) at £10 for a 75ml tube. As a bonus, if you order in this brochure, you can take advantage of a reduced price on your choice of one of three full-size Anew serums:
The full price for the serum of your choice would be £25 in this brochure, so it’s worth thinking about.
And remember, you can order at my online shop from anywhere in the UK and choose to have the items delivered free by me if you are within my delivery area (central Norwich/NR2) or opt for direct delivery from Avon’s warehouse which is free if your order is £30 or more, although I can sometimes offer reduced shipping so please be sure to keep on eye on my Instagram feed for short-term offers.
If you’ve got any questions please let me know in the comments section or send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.