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Avon Planet Span Japanese Sake and Rice regenerating body wash and polish.
I did not actually purchase this myself I got it in a freecycle give away when someone was giving away a lot of toiletries that they did not like. I got a huge carrier bag of goodies which was wonderful as I am a toiletry collector as my family know all too well.
This is a very small bottle containing 150ml only which is quite small for a body was/scrub i thought and in the catalogue/website it is selling for £1.99 but it is normally £3.33. That is quite a lot for this small bottle I think but I did really like it hence looking to see if I could buy it again. If i had an Avon rep and could just get this then I would but if you have to make up an order and pay postage it becomes a more expensive proposition.
The bottle is clear with a round white logo on the front which is very hard to read once the bottle is empty but it is easier when the contents are still providing a creamy backdrop. The label says PLANET SPA the in smaller writing "regenerating body wash & polisher" then "JAPANESE SAKE AND RICE". The writing on the back is so small that only someone with eyesight could possibly read it so heaven only knows what it says. The bottle has a flip top lid with a small dispensing hole. You have to squeeze the plastic bottle quite hard to get the body wash out as it is quite thick.
I LOVE the smell of this as it is a warm and comfortable vanillary sort of smell. A bit like crème brulee tastes. The creamy liquid is thick and has small scrubby bits in it, not sure whether the bits are sugar or rice bran but they are very gentle. This is not really an exfoliator, more of a creamy body wash with a polishing effect. I certainly would not buy it for its exfoliating qualities but would buy it for its smell and body wash qualities alone. I remember Boots had a Planet spa brand at one time with a body wash that had a very similar creamy vanilla,caramelly sort of smell that is almost so yummy that you feel that you could eat it.
The product itself is a thick creamy in a caramel colour with slightly darker bits of scrubby stuff, either sugar or rice bran but I am not sure which. Although the bottle is quite small it has lasted me quite a long time. I do not use it every day as I do enjoy using a variety of bath products but even so i have had it about 6 months now which is not bad. I did find it hard to get the last quarter of the product out of the bottle as the bottle is quite hard plastic and the product is quite thick but by keeping it upside down I got most of it out and then by adding a little water I have managed to get the last bits out.
I am quite upset that this is now finished as I did enjoy using this at bedtime as it smells a bit like a lovely warm milky drink and makes me feel like I have been swaddled in a warm creamy Bailey's Irish cream bath. I shall keep an eye out for this if i hear of an Avon rep nearby but unless I want to buy a few things from Avon I'm not sure I want to pay for postage on the product as it would become quite expensive.
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This stuff is absolutely fabulous.
I used to swear by it as a body buffer and exfoliator.
It has a lovely earthy scent which I can't put my finger on,but it's such a beautiful aroma.
It's a creamy brown colour and comes in a very plain bottle.
To use,I just rubbed it into my skin when it was wet (in circular motions for the best effect)
This gets rid of all the dead,flakey skin and works on every single part of your body - it dosnt itch,scratch or hurt - it just gently exfoliates.
Your skin is left so very soft,you'll barely believe it!
And,the best thing about it is that it gives you this really amazing glow (I think it's the sake that does it?) - not a ''I'm covered in glitter'' glow,but a ''I'm healthy and radiating beauty'' glow!
It's brilliant for a relaxing pamper session and is great if you're in a hurry and need to look fabulous!
I usually use Avon Planet Spa Shea Butter body scrub but I bought this at the same time and have finally got around to trying it out. This differs somewhat to the body scrub (aside from the ingredients of rice and sake) as it is a 'body polisher' and body wash combined and is presumably not meant to exfoliate to quite the same standard as a result of this.
One of the first things that I noticed about the body polisher was a shimmery purple glow to the light brown colour of the body polisher. At first, I wasn't sure if this was something to do with the packaging but after tipping a bit into the lid I decided that it was actually the body polisher itself. Once you tip it into your hand or onto a sponge or similar, the colour is a lighter shade of brown than the Shea Butter body scrub , albeit with the purple shimmer that I've already hinted at. In terms of consistency, it has very small exfoliating granules which are probably about the same size as sugar granules (as in the Shea Butter body scrub) but they are quite difficult to see especially with the purple shimmer that the body polisher has. There is the odd fleck of darker brown, which I'm presuming to be the rice ingredient. Smell-wise, it has a ricey kind of smell.
As with many of the Planet Spa products, the bottle is transparent so you can see exactly how much you have left at any given time. The lid is one of those that flips up and to get the product out, you simply need to tip the bottle upside down and give the bottle a light squeeze to encourage it to tip out. If you're using it for the first time, you'll need to take off the lid by unscrewing it and removing the silver foil that will be covering the neck of the bottle. This can be very challenging to do if you're in the bath or shower, so you may want to do this before you get in to avoid problems.
As this is a body polisher and not a body scrub, don't expect it to be the same in terms of results. It doesn't get rid of really flaky skin (which I have on my arms and legs), but then I wouldn't expect it to. It foams up due to the body wash element and basically acts as a body wash with a slight exfoliating action.
Rather than going through an Avon rep, I bought my bottle through the Avon website while I was stocking up on the Shea Butter body scrub. Online, it cost me around £3.50, although that may have been part of a promotion seeing as I bought both at the same time. Either way, I remember it being considerably cheaper than the body scrub (which cost around £6).
If you're looking for a full-on exfoliator, this isn't the product for you as it's much more of a body wash that has some subtle exfoliating grains mixed in. The end result is a pleasant-smelling body wash that polishes your skin to make it look healthier for a few hours afterwards but it doesn't seem to actually exfoliate much. I'm not particularly bothered about that as I have a separate body scrub to use for that but some people may be slightly fooled by the 'body polisher' tag and mistake it for an exfoliating body wash.
As I mentioned in a couple of previous reviews, I got a set of three Avon body scrubs for Christmas. I have already used the first two - crushed grape seed and brown sugar, and am now using the third one, Japanese Sake. My thoughts on the first two that they were pleasant and worked well, but there was nothing too special about either of them.
This scrub comes in a clear plastic bottle with flip top lid and a subtle white circular design on the bottle. If you didn't look too close you probably wouldn't realise it's from a cheap brand as it manages to look like something you'd find in a spa.
The colour of the scrub is amazing. Initially it just looks like it is a boring beige colour, but when you actually look closer you can see it has this very unusual pearlescent rainbow effect running through it. I thought at first this was the plastic on the bottle, but was amazed to find it comes from the product itself.
I must admit I don't know what Sake smells like, but I know it's rice wine and this does have a sort of rice smell. It's hard to describe, but this smells slightly sweet, and a little bit like rice-flower. It's a very delicate, inoffensive scent and is really quite pleasant.
As this product is a body scrub and cleanser in one there is no need to use a separate shower gel with it, which is a bonus. Unfortunately I found that when using it, the grains seemed to be very few and far between so it didn't really feel like it was exfoliating my skin at all.
I found that after use this left my skin feeling soft without being dried out, but areas which are especially dry such as the knees and ankles were not really exfoliated effectively and I think would need a stronger scrub. Also, the lovely scent did not really stay on my skin which was a bit disappointing.
A 150ml bottle of this costs around £5 from Avon. It is not currently listed on their website but I find things seem to go in and out of stock all the time with Avon, and Avon products seem widely available through Ebay.
Overall I thought this had a nice smell and although it left my skin feeling soft, it didn't really exfoliate too well, and isn't great for people who have particularly dry skin, so I would not buy it again.
The Planet Spa range has been out in Avon for the last couple of years. I like this range, as i'm not sure I would say they are spa products, but they seem a bit posher and maybe a bit more luxurious than the standard products.
So what is Japanese Sake and Rice Regenerating Body Wash And Polisher? It's really just a shower gel with very fine grains in it that act as a scrub. This is not as abrasive as the usual scrubs out there.
The bottle is just a standard bottle. It's see through plastic and you can see the light orangy gel through the bottle. It has a wrap round see through label with the product details on it. The lid is a flip plastic lid and you squeeze the gel through it. The bottle size is 150ml.
The gel is a medium thick consistency and a little goes a long way. If you use this product on a shower scrunch then it foams up well. However you kind of lose the grittiness if you put it on the sponge.
As for the smell of this, it doesn't really smell of much. It's not a fresh smell, more of a musky, earthy smell. It certainly does clean and moisturises, but I usually like my gels to have a nice scent about them that linger on the skin. I've tried this once, and although I would use it again, it is not my favourite product.
The normal price for this is £3.50, but this is on offer in the current book for £2.50 and it is often on some sort of offer.
A nice enough product, but never my first choice.