Saturday, April 04, 2009

Product Review: Avon Magix Face Protector SPF 20

photo taken from www.avon.com

Product Description:

A magical air-light gel-powder colorless formula that makes all skin tones look flawless... invisible coverage; instant perfection. Banish shine up to 10 hours.

Active Ingredients:
OCTINOXATE 7.5%
OCTISALATE 4.0%

Other Ingredients:
DIMETHICONE
CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
CELLULOSE
CYCLOMETHICONE
CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
ALUMINA
ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER
SILICA
NYLON-12
HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER
C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE
C30-45 OLEFIN
PEG/PPG-20/23 DIMETHICONE
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
POLYETHYLENE
BORON NITRIDE
PARFUM/FRAGRANCE
TOCOPHEROL

I've been wanting to try this out for the longest time since I read so many good reviews about this product. I have extremely oily skin and I'm still looking for my HG oil control product. So when Toma (www.makeupmasala) sold this in her site, I grabbed the chance to try it out.

Upon trying this product, I had a good impression. It's color is white when you squeeze it out of the tube, but becomes colorless when you apply it to your face. It instantly blurred my pores and provided a smooth canvas to put my makeup on. It dried right away too. It reminded me of Monistat anti-chafing gel, but this one didn't make my skin rougher.

However, whoever wrote this product description has never met someone like me! It claims to banish oil for up to 10 hours. I've read reviews from others who said that it controlled the oil for 6 hours or more. Unfortunately, for my case, it only controlled the oiliness for 1 and 1/2 hours! Haha! That's actually good for just one oil control product alone, but I still hoped that it would go on for a little longer. Combined with other oil control products, it controlled my oiliness for around 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours, which is still not bad.

Sadly, this did not hold my makeup as well as my other primers. With my other primers, a lot of makeup really comes off when I wash my face at the end of the day. With this one, there was considerably less makeup left.

So once again, I'm giving a rundown of the pros and cons of this product:

PROS
  • blurs imperfections
  • has SPF
  • leaves a smooth finish
  • dries quickly
  • did not cause breakouts
  • non-drying
  • has oil control
  • is in a tube, so is therefore hygienic
CONS
  • not available locally
  • does not hold makeup as well as other primers
So will I buy this again? Probably not. Despite the fact that I like this product and there are a lot more pros than cons, it didn't hold my makeup well, which is a big problem for me.

12 comments:

Blair said...

Thanks for reviewing this primer! I'm staying away from it after reading your review haha

gia said...

aww i thought this product would be something that i could use. sayang naman. thanks for the review

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

blair and gia, i'm sorry that my review discouraged you. a lot of people liked this, and it might work for you guys too! it just didn't work for me :(

Askmewhats said...

wow sis! your skin is super oily nga!!! If there is a primer that works really well for you , that would be like the best! :)

Soapaholic said...

Hay we oily-skinned gals just have to keep searching for the best oil-control product. Thanks for this review. I'm guessing this wouldn't work for me too since I'm also really oily.

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

nikki, wah!!

soapaholic, maybe you can still give this a chance though :P

Tish said...

I was thinking of getting this one since I don't want to use Monistat everyday. Did this break you out or irritate your skin?

musicalfanlovesminerals said...

no, this didn't give me any skin problems. sayang nga e.

herroyalbleakness said...

crystal, im lemming on this one over Toma's store.

what primer are you using that keeps your oilies at bay?

Crystal said...

^haha actually nothing keeps my oil at bay. i'm THAT oily! the closest though is monistat but the problem is it makes my skin rough if i use it for 3 days straight.

herroyalbleakness said...

Ooooh. Ako, always a love-hate relationship with make up stuff that promises to ward off oilies. booo.

sigh, ayoko rin naman mag dry yung skin ko (faceshop primer). sige, ima try yung Avon face perfector. Thanks, Crystal!

Crystal said...

^no prob dear!

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