While most users have no issues using Anavita around the eye, it was not formulated as an eye cream - albeit it is good for sensitive skin including the delicate areas around the eye. It was not intended for removing dark circles or puffiness. It does work well at reducing crows feet to the sides of your eyes. Contact with the eye itself will cause irritation.
This cream does not contain Vitamin C. In clinical trials, one of the active ingredients in this cream named Matrixyl performed better than Vitamin C in reducing the appearance of wrinkles. The cream also helps even the tone (coloration) of the skin.
You can use other products when using the cream but you may want to use them at a different time of the day. You don't want to place the Anavita Moisturizing cream over another product since it may not be absorbed as well as it should be. That being said, the cream serves well as a makeup base.
The cream includes a super-absorbent form of hyaluronic acid at a high enough percentage to improve the softness, suppleness and hydration of the skin. The actual number Anavita keeps proprietary for competitive reasons.
To start, you should exfoliate once a week. Some find it helps to exfoliate 2-3 times per week, but over exfoliation can irritate your skin. For those prone to oily skin, exfoliating too often can actually stimulate extra oil production. In general, younger skin needs less exfoliating than more mature skin.
A small percentage of people experience drier skin after using the cream. This issue is caused by one of the moisturizing agents in the cream called hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that works to moisturize the skin by absorbing moisture both from the environment and deeper skin layers. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin but its supply generally declines as we age. In a minority of people, topically applied hyaluronic acid doesn't work to moisturize the outer skin. This is sometimes caused by the skin being blocked by petroleum-based moisturizers like mineral oil or petrolatum. A two week wait can fix this. Another possible remedy to preventing drier skin is to use the cream only once a day instead of twice. The cream should also be applied as a light coating and not too heavy. Another possible solution is to exfoliate the skin to enable the hyaluronic acid to penetrate better. A weekly exfoliation is suggested as a good practice in general.
You can easily track the package from within your Amazon account by following the below steps:
1. Login to your Amazon account 2. Hover your mouse over the text area that says "Hello (name) Your Account" 3. Click on "Your Orders" in the drop down menu that appears 4. Find the order for your Anavita product and click on the big yellow button that says "Track Package"
Cleanse skin with a mild cleanser appropriate for your skin type. Exfoliate (as needed), pat dry. Apply Anavita Moisturizing Anti-Wrinkle Cream and let dry. Apply other skin care products at a different time of day. Apply sun protection and makeup if desired.
While our products offer very clean ingredient lists, you should probably ask your doctor. Doctors have differing opinions when it comes to skin care products, even 100% natural products. They'll tell you to stay away from something that seems totally harmless and natural, but not say anything against parabens, pabas, and propylene gylcol…which is in almost every product on the market. However, to be on the safe side, check with your doctor first.
The results you achieve using the cream will fade over time if you stop using it. Regular use is required to maintain results. Benefits add up the longer you use the cream, including reduction in the appearance of wrinkles and evening of skin tone.
Your skin should be deeply hydrated within one week. In four weeks your wrinkles are visibly reduced, your skin appears firmer, skin is tightened, and skin looks more evenly toned. You can expect continued improvement for 12 weeks and ongoing after that. Skin care products can take at least a month to start showing any results, and if the skin is more mature then it will take longer. The cream also stimulates collagen growth and other structural proteins. Age and skin condition play a factor in how quickly you will see changes. Your skin did not become damaged and age over night, therefore, your skin care products will not correct these issues over night.