Avon Nutra Effects Balance Gel Cream & Daily Cream


If you're a regular MB reader you know that I'm very passionate about skincare and if you're new I bet that all those posts from the past week have probably hinted at my skincare obsessions. I'm pretty much set with my daily and nightly routine and rarely does a newcomer get to sit with my ultimate faves. Avon has got this new skincare range out – the Nutra Effects skincare range with an Active Seeds Complex (a cocktail of powerful seeds, enriched with vitamin E and provitamin B5). Combining chia seeds, Strelitzia extract and pomegranate seeds to the formulas the Nutra Effects moisturizer range promises skin rejuvenation at its finest. I was personally happy to see that chia seeds – although tiny in size, these seeds are packed with nutrients like protein, fiber, iron, vitamins and fatty acids. Nutra Effects skincare is available in five lines catered for specific skin concerns: Hydration, Balance, Radiance, Ageless and Ageless Advanced. These moisturizers are paraben, phthalates and dye free, which means they are suitable for sensitive skin. I've tested the Balance range for combination & oily skin, prone to acne or breakouts – this range contains a gel moisturizer and a daily moisturizer with SPF15. Both of them are formulated with a mattifying powder, which absorbs excess sebum, and with chia seeds, that hydrate the skin.

Ako redovno pratite MB blog znati cete da sam veliki zaljubljenik u preparativu a ako ste ‘novi kolacic’ onda pogled na postove iz prethodne sedmice otkriva u velikoj mjeri  moju opsesiju njegom koze. I prilicno sam zadovoljna rutinom koju sam sklopila jer svi proizvodi odlicno funkcionisu medjusobno stoga je rijetkost kada jednom novitetu u kratkom roku bude dozvoljeno da sjedi za stolom sa proizvodima koju su tu mjesecima (neki godinama). Avon je nedavno na trzistu predstavio novu preparativnu liniju – Nutra Effects liniju proizvoda koji sadrze Active Seeds Complex (koktel sjemenki, vitamina E i provitamina B5). Chia sjemenke, sjemenke egzoticnog cvijeta rajske ptice (Strelitzia ekstrakt) i sjemenke nara su neki od sastojaka koji se nalaze u novim Nutra Effects hidratantnim kremama za lice. Posebno sam se obradovala chia sjemenkama koje volim – iako sicuscne, sadrze mnogo dobrih nutrijenata poput proteina, vlakana, zeljeza, vitamina i masnih kiselina. Nutra Effects njega koze sastoji se od pet linija i svaka od njih je namijenjena specificnim potrebama koze: Hydration, Balance, Radiance, Ageless i Ageless Advanced. Ove hidratantne kreme ne sadrze parabene, ftalate niti boje sto znaci da bi trebale odgovarati i osjetljivoj kozi. Na svojoj kozi sam testirala Balance liniju namijenjenu mjesovitoj i masnoj kozi, sklonoj aknama i bubuljicama koja se sastoji od gel kreme i dnevne kreme sa SPF15. Obje kreme su formulisane sa puderom za matiranje koze, koji upija visak sebuma, te sa chia sjemenkama koje hidriraju kozu.


Avon Nutra Effects Balance Daily Cream SPF15 (50ml) is exactly as stated – a very pleasant, lightweght cream for everyday use. Just to quickly address the packaging of the range – I find it to be very well made and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. The shape of glass jars makes me think of luxurious face creams, I like the color coordination of each range and even the cardboard box looks decent. You clearly get a hint of that natural skincare visual vibe which is a nice touch. You certainly won't mind looking at these beauties on your vanity, that's for sure. Both face creams feature a very light texture and this one is a tad creamier. You also get a very ‘clean’ vibe from these products and the fresh, cucumber-like scent adds to the experience. This particular face cream indeed feels super gentle towards skin, sinks in rapidly and leaves a soft, fresh, velvety finish. This one doesn't mattify my skin in particular but I'd say that it's the definition of a good all-round face cream suitable for normal, combination, maybe even lightly oily and sensitive skin. My skin was pretty reactive during the past month and never have I experienced any allergic or other reactions – nice. It doesn't clog pores, it doesn't disturb existing blemishes, it doesn't make my T-zone oily but it also doesn't significantly reduce shine. It acts as a very good make-up base and I personally don't mind the presence of benzofenom-3 (oxibenzone) for sun-block purposes but take note of its presence.


Avon Nutra Effects Balance dnevna krema sa SPF15 (50ml za 10,90KM) je ono sto sam i ocekivala na osnovu opisa proizvoda – jako prijatnu kremicu lagane teksture koja je pogodna za svakodnevnu upotrebu. Samo cu se kratko dotaci pakovanja ovih krema za lice – cini se da su kvalitetno uradjena i estetski su ugodna na oko. Oblik staklenki me cak podsjeca na luksuzne kreme, sto je uvijek dobra stvar. Dopada mi se kako su bojama razvrstane kreme razlicitog djelovanja te cak i ukrasna kutija djeluje pristojno. U sklopu cjelokupnog dojma sam ‘pokupila’ stih kakav prati organsku kozmetiku (kako vizuelno, tako i samom idejom ove preparativne linije) sto je takodjer lijepa stvar na koju se brend moze ugledati i iz cega moze crpiti inspiraciju. U svakom slucaju ce Nutra Effects kreme lijepo djelovati na kozmetickom stolicu. Obje Balance kreme su karakteristicne po jako laganoj formulaciji no dnevna krema je nesto kremastija. Takodjer cete uociti dojam cistoce koji prati ove proizvode, sto je dodatno naglaseno svjezim mirisom koji me asocira na krastavce. Dnevna krema je narocito njezna spram koze, veoma se brzo upija u kozu i ostavlja je barsunasto svjezom i mekanom. Ova kremica mi nije narocito matirala kozu i u tu svrhu je ne bih preporucila (masna koza naprosto od nje nece dobiti sto trazi). Ona je jednostavno dobra, lagana hidratantna kremica za svakodnevu upotrebu koja ce odgovarati normalnoj, mjesovitoj, osjetljivoj pa mozda cak i blago masnoj kozi. Tokom perioda testiranja, koza mi je bila dosta reaktivna ali ove kreme mi nisu izazvale probleme (nisam zabiljezila nikakve reakcije). Nije mi zacepila pore, nije mi iritirala postojece bubuljice, nije dodatno naglasila T-zonu ali je nije narocito ni suzbila. Ponasa se kao solidna baza za make-up i meni licno ne smeta prisustvo sastojka benzofenom-3 (oxibenzone) koji je tu da pruza zastitu od sunca. Ipak, nije lose imati njegovo prisustvo na umu ako je za vas to bitna stavka.



A cream that has actually wowed me is the Avon Nutra Effects Balance Gel Cream (50ml) and I have featured in it my Top Five Mattifying Face Creams post. This one doesn't contain SPF so (for me) it's easier to use and layer with SPF packed make-up (I even use it as a day and night cream – works just as fine!). I also adore its amazingly light formulation which feels like water in gel form – it's extremely refreshing! Packaging's the same (it only features a slightly darker green tint) and the cucumber-like scent is the same. Now, this gel cream really does mattify my skin – not to the extremes but results are noticeable. It isn't drying whilst having mattifying properties which is amazing and pretty hard to find these days. That's why I feel this will be a crowd-pleaser and I don't doubt that it'll be extremely popular come summer. It's a fantastic make-up base, keeps skin balanced and overall feels very pleasant to use. This would be my personal fave from the range and the one I know I'll be using in the months ahead. I have embraced these new Balance face creams as I think they're brilliant, basic face creams which do what they promise but they're hardly anything new or revolutionary. Avon has evolved in the basic face cream game with the Nutra Effects range which is reminiscent of the Solutions range, just more grown-up. Ingredients aren't pristine but I'd say they're acceptable for the regular Joe. All in all, these are worth a try and the gel cream especially gets my recommendation for everyone who plans to keep extra sebum in check.

Krema koja me uistinu dojmila je Avon Nutra Effects Balance gel krema (50ml za 10,90KM) i o njoj sam vec pisala u postu o Top 5 Matirajucih krema za lice. Ova gelasta krema na sadrzi SPF i zbog toga je (barem meni) laksa za koristenje i kombinovanje sa kozmetikom koja sadrzi SPF (a svaki moj puder ga ima). Takodjer je koristim kao dnevnu ali i nocnu kremu – u obje svrhe se pokazala odlicnom. Mnogo mi se dopala izuzetno lagana formulacija koja je poput vode u obliku gela – iznimno je osvjezavajuca! Pakovanje je jednako kao kod prethodnice (jedina je razlika nesto tamnija nijansa zelene boje na pakovanju) kao sto je i svjezi miris slican krastavcima prisutan. Ova gel krema je posebna po tome sto je zaista uspjela matirati moju kozu ali ne na ekstreman nacin (ne isusuje je) no rezultati jesu primjetni. Dopada mi se sto matiran ten u ovom slucaju ne znaci nuzno  isusivanje koze i takvo jedno umjereno djelovanje je osvjezavajuca promjena. Bas zbog toga sam uvjerena da ce ova krema naici na odobrenje mnogih korisnica/korisnika i imam osjecaj da ce najvise ljubavi dobiti cim nastupe ljetni mjeseci, kada ce njena svojstva biti najpotrebnija. Fantasticna je baza za make-up, odrzava ten balansiranim i uopsteno je prijatna za koristenje. Ona je moj licni favorit i zasigurno cu je koristiti i tokom narednih mjeseci. Mislim da su nove Nutra Effects Balance kremice dobri proizvodi i rade sto obecavaju no daleko su od revolucionarnog otkrica. Mislim da je Avon sa Nutra Effects kremama usavrsio svoju ponudu hidratantnih krema za svakodnevnu upotrebu no ne mogu se oteti utisku da je ovo nastavak Solutions krema – samo se radi o zaokruzenijim, komplentijim verzijama. Sastojci nisu idealni no za jednog prosjecnog korisnika su sasvim uredu – meni barem ne predstavljaju problem. Sve u svemu, noviteti su vrijedni isprobavanja a gel krema posebno od mene dobija toplu preporuku.


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