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Avon ANEW CLINICAL Advanced Retexturizing Peel 42 ml 1.47 fl oz

Now, in 1 easy step! See results superior* to a professional 35% glycolic peel. At home. No appointment necessary. The advanced exfoliator safely retexturizes and resurfaces skin. Formulated with soothing botanicals that help nourish and calm skin. Peels away dullness and visible age damage so healthier skin cells can surface. 30 unscented pads.*In 6 of 8 attributes tested over a 7-week period….

Key features

  • South of France variety pack of six-6 ounce Bars include: Shea Butter, Lemon Verbena, Lush Gardenia, Orange Blossom Honey, Cote D’Azur, and Almond Gourmande.
  • Allow the aromas to sooth & comfort your body and transport you to a place of rest and serenity
  • Gentle moisturizing bubbles leave your skin soft and deeply moisturized
  • Natural Body Care: Gluten Free, Soy Free, Vegan

Honest reviews


Not impressed with this one (UPDATED)

I am an avowed ANEW product fan (see my reviews) but this one was an expensive lesson in disappointment.First of all if you use Retin A or other retinoids or topicals, be very careful with this. The glycolic acid in the peels is very strong (not as strong as other products but strong enough to matter!) and it gave me a serious bout of raw skin after the second use. I had some severe stinging with first use but it quickly dissipated; the second use however left me feeling raw and itchy.I had to stop using the product because of the pain and discomfort it caused. I don’t think it’s really meant to be used with products that already increase turnover of the skin.UPDATE (Aug 2013): I found professional peel products since this review, and find them to be a far greater value than the Avon peel. For the number of peel pads and the low level of performance, I would steer you towards the pro products if you want instant and guaranteed results. One bottle of most peel product will get you months of peels for about the cost of two Avon peel jars. The results in one peel with pro product? Obvious. The results with Avon peel pads? Their glycolic is ok, but there isn’t enough in these pads to give you the kind of results you can get with ONE glycolic peel. Their claim that these pads are superior to the results of a pro glycolic peel are just misleading; you would have to use these continuously to get an ongoing result. One glycolic peel, that you can do at home (it really is easy and safe! You can do it!) will give you results that the Avon product would take a long time to approach. There is no need to be afraid of the pro products, I buy from MUAC and they have extensive literature and videos that will walk you through it. Once you do it? It’s so easy. Once you see the kinds of results that a pro product gives you, you can understand why spas and derms get $150 or more per treatment. You can spend more money and take a long time to see MODERATE results with the weak glycolic Avon peel pads, or you can spend less money and see real, instant results with a pro-peel product. The products I buy from MUAC are not listed on Amazon or I’d send you a link, so you can contact me through my profile for a list of the items I use from MUAC if you are interested. Pro products are also better for acne discoloration, rosacea, acne scarring/ice pick scars, surface and deep wrinkles, sun damage, etc. than the Avon peel pads could ever imagine being. It took me almost a year to get up the guts to try pro products, all the ‘oh no you’ll damage your skin’ fears—I don’t have to use my Rosacea topicals any more, for one thing. The pro products are as easy to use as anything you would buy from Avon, Mary Kay, etc. It’s just a matter of educating yourself (EASY to do) and overcoming your fear and trying it. Once you see sun damage peel away, once you see those forehead lines diminish to almost nothing, once you see latent acne bumps come to the surface and drain and go away, leaving smooth un-bumpy skin? Not to mention how well pro peels clean out the pores on your nose/cheeks???? You’ll be as hooked as I am, and for only a couple dollars per peel instead of $150 or more for an office treatment!

Jerry Due West, SC

Noticed improvement and I am over 50

I have been a regular user of glycolic peels, beginning with a professional peel about 12 years ago, this is very effective and left my skin feeling the same way as when it was done in a salon. Definitely worth the price.

Simone Dakota City, NE

Love this product!

I have been using this product for almost a month now and I love it. As suggested by others, I started using the Avon dermabrasion, followed by this Retexturizing Peel. I then apply the Avon Wrinkle Corrector. If I have time, I wait several hours before putting on the Wrinkle Corrector to let the peel have longer time without a cream. Huge difference in skin. As I mentioned in another review, my skin does not look 30, but at 60+ years I will leave the house without foundaion! Just some eye makeup, undereye concealer and lipstick. I plan on continuing with this series of products.Thank you Amazon for allowing sellers to offer products at a better price. I know Avon does not approve, but those of us trying to save a little money, appreciate the help. Everything I have purchased along this line is factory wrapped an sealed; looks just the same as what I buy from my Avon representative. Same texture, smell, look.

Nadine Fort Scott, KS


Let me tell you my skin type so you understand my rating – I have combo skin. I bought these with highest hopes of them doing more good for my skin. I dont know that there bad,but those that even “can” get acne I’d skip them. They could be good at cleaning and exfoliating if rinsed off.Directions do not call for that and they leave behind residue.I like wet whipes or pads to leave skin nice and not need additional rinse.What they havent done (halfway through container) is erase bumps,wrinkles or eliminate acne and may even spark acne.Maybe some of the product contains irritants for my skin type. In other words they havent dramatically changed my skin for the better.

Glenna Tripp, SD

No change

I used this product consistenly until it was completely gone, waiting for the miracle other reviewers said they had. It didn’t do anything to my skin one way or the other. It dried my skin out a little, which I expected, but it did nothing to clear up my acne or minimize fine lines or texture. Not worth the money, like most other beauty products.

Penny Columbus, MS

Affordable & Works Great, Even with my Rosacea

I’ve wanted to try a peel, but have always been a bit afraid to due to my rosacea. A friend whoworks in the beauty industry for a competitor of Avon’s, recommended this. The price on Amazon can’t bebeat, so I decided to give it a try.I’m about half way through and so pleased. I haven’t had any redness, but my skin looks so much better. I’m in my 40s…no major issues, but my skin looked tired, for lack of a better word. I use it every other night. I wipe the pad all over my face, avoiding my eyes, and lips, and then on my neck and the backs of my hands.Great product as far as I’m concerned.Might try other Avon products because of how happy I am with this.

Nelda Madison, NC


I haven’t used these pads just on their own; I use them in conjunction with the resurfacing smoothing fluid that Avon also sells. Together with the fluid, my huge pores on my cheeks next to my nose have all but disappeared in appearance, and I saw NOTICEABLE results after just 3 days!!! I know it sounds too good to be true, but I was in shock when I put on my makeup on day 4 and noticed I could hardly see my pores anymore. I will use this product with the smoothing fluid as long as I can get them!

Pam Jefferson, AR

Great Product for a Great Price

The product arrived very quickly and in a sealed container. I started using it the very same night and I’m pleased to say that after a week of use (every other night) my skin feels softer and the shallow “hag line” I used to have in between my brows is almost gone! I use it in combination with the Avon Anew Wrinkle Corrector at night. This is a pretty good option to a more invasive treatment.

Kathryn Grimsley, TN


This product definitely delivers results! I have had professional chem peels and this is on par.I was hesitant to order this at first, but I am so pleased with the results, tighter skin, smaller pores, diminished fine lines, that I just ordered 2 more! I use it daily, followed by a moisturizer.

Elba Woxall, PA

I LIKE it!

I’ve been using this Advanced Retexturizing Peel for about three weeks now and I like it. The directions tell you to use it every other day. Follow the directions! I tried to use it two days in a row and it irritated my face. I like the fact that it helps my oily skin. I am of Scandianavian decent and have very white, pink, red facial skin and don’t know why it is so oily. Whatever the reason, I think this product is helping somewhat. I like the feel of the tightening skin and maybe it is making my pores smaller. I don’t have wrinkles yet so I can’t address that issue. I’ve also received another Avon product called Resurfacing something which another reviewer advised using together with this one. I’ve only used it a couple of times and it is of a thicker consistency. This one is a pre-moistened pad to use on clean, dry skin. Boy, does it clean and makes my face feel great. I even use it on my neck and chest. I love the really clean and tight feel of my skin after using this wonderful product.5-15-13: I like this product so much that I have already ordered another jar. I don’t want to run out. I really like it!7-25-13: I have discovered that once I finish using a pad all over my face, neck, and chest, I usually just leave it on top of the jar. Well, I wondered just how much “stuff” was still in there. After re-wetting it with a little witch hazel, I used it on my face again the following day and lo and behold, there is still plenty of “stuff” left in there. I wouldn’t suggest a third try but certainly consider a second use.

Fanny Warren, TX

Good Product

it was a good product I would recommend this to my sister and i’m not sure if it is really working yet but I will give and update

Elisa Taylor, AR

Good product?

I have a friend who is an “Avon Lady” so I used all Avon products for a while. I think they are good products, no doubt. However,this peel is way too gentle to have any effect on my skin. I think a high quality exfoliant would be way better.

Luann Walloon Lake, MI

I don’t know

Was excited to get these in the mail yesterday. Got home that night and cracked them open after washing and drying my face. Grabbed out a pad and went to wipe on my face…it’s dry??? It seems to me maybe I got a bum pack of these things but not sure what they are supposed to be like and can’t find anywhere that it says what they should be like. Definitely felt no tingle or anything, just a dry pad on my face. Not sure it is even worth it to pay for them darn things to be sent back. :-/ Not thrilled.

Shawna Lagunitas, CA

Better than expected

I was pleasantly surprised by this peel pad. Actually strong enough to feel immediate results (next day), with smoother skin. Those with sensitive skin should always exercise caution, and it may be too mild for those who are currently doing stronger glycolic peels that have to be neutralized after a couple minutes. But for those of us who want a gentle yet effective product, I rate this at the top of the line over other peel pads I have tried, including some of those expensive name brand pads. I was not a fan of the Anew products when they first hit the market, so it was with some reservations that I purchased this product. I’m glad I did. I will be purchasing this item again.

Deann Pass Christian, MS

Waste of money

I used this product for several months as directed. It showed no improvement in my skin. It was a waste of my time and my money.

Josephine Hillrose, CO

Peel for even skin and luminosity

This product is absolutely wonderful. Cleared my breakouts without being too harsh on my skin, and helped produce a fresh glow. Will purchase again.

Mollie Cosmos, MN

I really love these

Very affordable and works well at fading my acne scars and evening my skin tone. The only thing is that it does sting a lot and dries out my skin so I useNeutrogena Ageless Intensives Tone Correcting Moisture, SPF 30, 1 Ounceafterwards and it seems to work well together, the tone corrector has retinol which also helps even skin tone.

Patty Tillman, SC

Product works

Love these pads! They work great! I use them every other day and I see a difference in my face. My face is clear and smooth now.

Rosetta Widen, WV

Avon Anew Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel – just ok

-wouldn’t purchase again because I couldn’t tell a difference…it’s just okay. I preferred Philosophy’s Peel Pads better when left on overnight.

Jewell Pearl River, LA


Love the results! even skin tone small pores, smoother skin! Great price! Gentle on skin, no irritation! Would buy again

Denice Norway, OR

Okay nothing special

I remember years ago when this came out all the hype it got, which got me interested however it’s nothing special. You’ll have a slight burning sensation especially if you have a blemish, I really didn’t see a difference in my skin at all as far as clarity which I was aiming for. Not a total waste of money just nothing to write home about.

Lottie Jonesville, VT

I love these!

These give you a nice "peel" without drying your face out too much. My face feels so much cleaner after I use them. I never have any burning or discomfort. Just a little tingly sensation.

Brandy Arkport, NY

wolud buy again

Personally like these. Makes skin smooth afterwards. My skin is sensitive and i turned red first few times.Would like if was packed with more pads in it for that price

Nicole Forestville, MI

Not For Me

Was waaaayyyyy too harsh for my sensitive skin. Waste of money for me! I hope it worked for everyone else who tried it.

Allie Pamplico, SC

Best pads

I battle acne and let me tell you, these pads are THE best. That really help to clear up the skin, leaving it fresh and clean.

Florence Tilghman, MD

good product

I would not say it is an instant turn back the clock on the skin, however I have noticed a slight difference in the quality of my skin after using for 2 weeks.

Fannie New Albin, IA

love, love, love!

i love this stuff! when i dont have time to get a facial this always does the trick. i have combo skin and it works great for me.

Leona Flemington, WV

Fresh clean feel

Love this product……..first try made a difference! Skin was left clean but not dry. Very refreshing. Skin soft to the touch!

Reyna Zahl, ND

Exfoliates and evens out my skintone. Even helps with clogged pores in nose!

I love the dickens outta these! You can get them so cheap on here, too. They do great exfoliation in the nose pores. You can’t find many products that can do that, but these do great! They also even out my skin tone. I have naturally pink cheeks, and these even out the pinkness in them and they don’t look blotchy from the non-exfoliated skin I guess. You’ll be back for more!

Megan Osawatomie, KS

Great product!

I’m not a huge Avon fan, because my skin is soooo sensitive….Rosacea the biggest problem. This product is a great gentle peel, renewing the skin. I see results after 2 applications and am very happy with that & the price. Worth trying, I love it!

Sherri Manter, KS