My Honest Opinion Of Avotone

Avotone ImageAvotone, made by Meliorra, LLC, is a wrinkle cream that is marketed as the “world’s best kept beauty secret.” Avotone used to be called Avotox, but Meliorra was asked to change the name by makers of Botox™ because they sounded too similar. Avotone Wrinkle Relaxant is the only skin cream guaranteed to make your skin look 8 years younger in just 30 days.

Avotone works primarily by relaxing wrinkles and moisturizing the skin. The manufacturers pride themselves on the fact that they use a simple formula that contains no fillers or toxic chemicals. Instead, they use a proprietary blend of avocado oil and concentrated Argireline to get the job done. Avotone is also hypoallergenic.

The active ingredient in Avotone, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (Argireline), has been proven to reduce the depth of the wrinkles in the face caused by the contraction of the muscles by facial expression, especially around the eyes and the forehead. By relaxing these muscles, per the website, Avotone can be an effective alternative to cosmetic surgery and injections without painful side effects.

Avocado Oil is highly rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin D, as well as Lecithin, Potassium and Chlorophyll, and is one of the most highly penetrating oils used for skin care. It has high moisturizing properties and is especially beneficial to rashes, eczema, mature, parched, and aging skin.

This is a concentrated formula and the manufacturers recommend using it sparingly. While you can use it on your whole face, they recommend using it only on the problem areas and do not use on eyelids. Avotone does not market this product as the only moisturizer you use, but as an addition to your skincare regimen.

Avotone costs $89.95 for a one month supply, shipping is free. You can save money by buying in bulk, see the website for details. Avotone offers a 60-day money-back guarantee on all products purchased through this web site. They do not guarantee product purchased at retail or through another web site. At this time, they do not offer free samples; this is due to the unconditional 60-day money back guarantee.

Their website is a little confusing, however. On the home page, it says Avotone has a 90 money-back guarantee. This may be a typo, but needs clarification.

Product Claims:

  • Guaranteed to make your skin look 8 years younger in just 30 days.
  • All natural.
  • Specially formulated to moisturize and nourish skin.

Cross Examination:

Avotone has a nice short ingredient list:

Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 (10%), Avocado Oil, Propylene Glycol, Acrylamide Copolymer, Natural Fragrance, Ethyparaben, Methyparaben, Propylparaben

Avotone’s ingredient list is easy to break down, which I appreciate. Let’s examine the two main ingredients: acetyl hexapeptide-3 (Argireline) and Avocado oil.

Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 works similarly to Botox™ and is a peptide that reduces the intensity of muscle contractions by decreasing the production of excess neurotransmitters. By reducing the intensity of the muscle contractions, wrinkles which cause the skin to look aged are also reduced. The company says this peptide is non-irritating, but consumer reviews reveal a different outcome. Many users report that Avotone can be drying and irritating. This is most likely due to the concentrated Acetyl-hexapeptide-3.

Furthermore, the company recommends you use sparingly only on the problem areas, making me think that the highly concentrated formula does more harm than good. As I have said in other reviews, acetyl-hexapeptide-3 is a relatively new and unproven wrinkle cream ingredient. While it has amazing potential, more testing is needed to determine long-term safety and efficacy. Until then, I would exercise caution in using products, such as Avotone, that have such a high concentration of acetyl hexapeptide-3. Users pre-disposed to facial sag or sensitive skin may want to avoid putting it all over their faces.

Avocado oil, Avotone’s other main ingredient, has two major advantages in skincare: it has a marked softening and soothing nature and a notable absorption. Compared with the other oils out there (almond, corn, olive, and soybean), avocado oil has the highest skin penetration rate. In addition, among eight plant oils, avocado oil has proved to have the most sun protection (Swisher, 1988).

Avotone claims that avocado oil provides essential vitamins such as A, C, E, and B6. However, there are no studies that these vitamins have any bioavailability when applied topically. It is true, avocado oil is rich in vitamins A, C, E, B6, B3, B12, iron, and magnesium, but actual absorption of these vitamins have been demonstrated only when the avocado is eaten. There are no studies that demonstrate whether or not these vitamins absorb into your epidermis when the avocado is smeared on your face.

Furthermore, have you noticed that after exposure to air, the avocado turns brown? This is because the cut surface is quickly oxidized. The same happens to the avocado oil in Avotone, because Avotone comes in, you guessed it, a pot. Oh cursed pot!! Because the cream is exposed to air and light, all the vitamins that you might have applied to your face are instead, oxidized, useless, and potentially irritating little molecules.

If you are listening, Avotone, put your product in a tube or pump bottle!

Let’s take a quick look at the rest of the ingredients (there isn’t much).  In regards to their claim to all natural ingredients, Avotone utilizes acrylamide copolymer, a synthetic compound that is made from acrylamide. Acrylamide copolymer is a safe synthetic, but is made from acrylamide, a potent neurotoxin. Studies have shown that there is a possibility that acrylamide copolymer can contain traces of acrylamide.

Avotone also uses a lot of parabens, and while small amounts of these compounds are deemed safe, there has been some controversy of their use in beauty products. Also, parabens can build up on your skin over time, reducing the absorption of the active ingredients. You would think that Avotone would avoid the “appearance of evil” and not use any synthetics that have the possibility of being unsafe, especially in light of their bold product claims.

The Bottom Line:

Avotone hinges all their benefits on two relatively unproven ingredients. For $89, you should be receiving a more comprehensive and clinically proven blend of wrinkle fighting ingredients, including collagen stimulators, potent anti-oxidants, and deanol.  I am concerned with the high concentration of acetyl hexapeptide-3, and would not use this high of a concentration on my own face.

In addition, Avotone states that this product is an addition to your skincare regimen, and you can use it with your regular moisturizer. WELL! For $89 I would hope that a product adequately moisturized on its own merit.

There are several products, Revitol being one of them, that are in the same price range as Avotone and offer a more comprehensive wrinkle fighting blend of ingredients.  If you're determined to try Avotone, they do offer a 60 day refund, so you can try it for a while and get your money back if you are not satisfied.