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Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:12 am      Reply with quote
Although I don't ever purchase Avon products, I was intrigued by the new Magix face perfecter/makeup primer. It has an SPF 20 so I thought it would be great to skip the SFP Moisturizer which always leaves my face extremely shiny (and often with breakouts or bumps!). I was a little surprised to find that the forumla was a white cream instead of a clear, colorless primer like the others I am use to...but so far, I am loving it. It leaves a nice flawless and shine-free base and with SPF 20. If you have good skin, it leaves a nice finish without makeup. Definitely worth a try for $9.99!!
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Sounds effective for the price; however, it has a boatload of different silicones in it which is fine if your skin doesn't mind that (mine doesn't seem to).

Also, it apparently doesn't have UVA sun protection in it, which is a bummer. I'd love to find a primer/mattifier that kept my t-zone from being shiny hours later, but I dislike having to layer a couple different sunscreen products on...
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Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:16 am      Reply with quote
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Sounds effective for the price; however, it has a boatload of different silicones in it which is fine if your skin doesn't mind that (mine doesn't seem to).

Also, it apparently doesn't have UVA sun protection in it, which is a bummer. I'd love to find a primer/mattifier that kept my t-zone from being shiny hours later, but I dislike having to layer a couple different sunscreen products on...



Sad Thank you for the info!! I assumed that I was getting full sun protection. Also, I would imagine after a few days, the silicone will give me tons of bumps. I noticed small white bumps on my chin last night already. Sad
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Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:00 pm      Reply with quote
I really like avon products - especially because they are affordable. I use this avon product too and really like it!
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Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:31 am      Reply with quote
I contacted Avon and NOPE, it does not provide UVB and UVA protection. Their websites (Canada & US) claim SPF 20 but I never gives detail. I assumed it was full protection since this was their latest and greatest product. I never would have thought otherwise..
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Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:00 pm      Reply with quote
caboodle wrote:
Sounds effective for the price; however, it has a boatload of different silicones in it which is fine if your skin doesn't mind that (mine doesn't seem to).

Also, it apparently doesn't have UVA sun protection in it, which is a bummer. I'd love to find a primer/mattifier that kept my t-zone from being shiny hours later, but I dislike having to layer a couple different sunscreen products on...


What alerted you to the fact that it doesn't have UVA protection?
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Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:01 pm      Reply with quote
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I contacted Avon and NOPE, it does not provide UVB and UVA protection. Their websites (Canada & US) claim SPF 20 but I never gives detail. I assumed it was full protection since this was their latest and greatest product. I never would have thought otherwise..


Did an Avon rep tell you it does not provide UVA and UVB protection? Then what is the SPF 20 all about? How could they claim that?
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:30 am      Reply with quote
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What alerted you to the fact that it doesn't have UVA protection?


Many of the reviews on MUA mention that it does not; here are the ingredients from one review:

"INGREDIENTS: OCTINOXATE 7.5%, OCTISALATE 4.0%, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cellulose, Cyclomethicone, Ceterayl 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 Polydimethylsiloxy-Ethyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Boron Nitride, Parfume/Fragrance, Tocopherol."

Admittedly I'm still trying to get a better handle on chemical sunscreens versus physical sunblocks, but from what I've been reading on the following links, this product offers negligible, let alone full, UVA protection:

Skin Cancer Foundation Link 2007

Washington Post article on sunscreens, 2005

About.com Dermatology page on UVA suncreen ingredients

I'm really curious about what was said by Avon, and who that person is within the Avon organization...
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Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:01 am      Reply with quote
Hi!

Unfortunately, I deleted the e-mail for Avon. I contact them through the website and a corporate rep got back to me. They message was actually kind of defensive. I asked if the Magix provided UVB & UVA protection with the SPF 20 and the answer I got was "Avon does not make any claims to provide both UVB and UVA protection." So, I took that as a no. Shock
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