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Avon Senses Hollywood Starlet Body Scrub
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Avon Senses Hollywood Starlet Body Scrub
Date: 12/09/11, updated on 20/12/12 (67 review reads)
Advantages: An affordable body scrub that is a powerful but gentle on the skin cleanser
Disadvantages: I'm no 'Starlet' ! : ~ (
The Product ~ 'Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in awhile, or the light won't come in'!
This 200ml body scrub comes in a predominately poppy red and black shiny tube. In keeping with its 'Hollywood' theme, there is a picture on the front of the product of an elegant 'starlet' standing on a red carpet, tastefully posing for an array of photographers as the flash components of their cameras flicker in a dazzling spectacle. The reverse comments in fourteen languages on applying the product to, 'Message into damp skin and rinse off thoroughly'! The body scrub has a shelf life of twelve months, but regular usage will deplete the product's content far sooner!
My Personal Usage Experience ~ 'My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors' :~)
1) First I use the clarifier by standing under the shower and immersing my whole body in the warm water. Then, standing aside from the jet stream, I begin on my feet, gently massaging the scrub in a circling movement. Though, due to the slippery soapiness of the lathered product, I tend to carefully use the scrub on the soles of my feet and rinse off immediately to avoid any mishaps in the shower! Other than this, I wait to rinse off other areas until the task is complete. I love this body scrub because the small grains ensure that the product is comfortable to use as opposed to lesser quality brands that tend to scratch on the skin with the larger granules.
2) Next I continue the same procedure as my feet, on my legs. I don't use hair removers on the same day as using the body scrub as, even although the product is far gentler than other brands I have tried, my skin does feel a little sensitive after using such products beforehand. I feel more comfortable using hair removers at a separate time than the scrub. The gel is a wonderful rosy pink with tiny white beads that act as the scrub particles. The floral fragrance is due to a couple of the ingredients in the product, one of which is Citronellol. This component affords a delicate sweet rose scent. I find that the aroma is very subtle and tends not to linger on my skin soon after my shower.
3) As I continue to apply the cleanser over my torso, it feels gorgeously soft. The Cocamide MEA within the product furnishes the gel with an increased foaming capacity but also acts as stabilizer foam. This results in a more creamy lather than, for instance, a bubble bath product effect. For me, this is a more luxurious feel as I sense the velvety substance performing its task without producing an exorbitant amount of unnecessary froth. The jelly like substance spreads over the skin in a smooth fashion turning white as I glide it along my skin. I can feel the tiny grains as I softly knead the scrub along my skin, without them feeling rough.
4) After completing the cleansing routine, I stand under the powerful stream of water and rinse my body thoroughly to remove all traces of the product. After towel drying, I can hardly notice any residue of the products essence. But, what is most evident is the wonderful effect on my skin! The product leaves my body feeling thoroughly clean and all loose surface skin removed. I am so enthusiastic about this product because it really does do an excellent job of cleansing and even leaving my skin feeling moisturized!
The product contains vitamin E, which is included in many cosmetics and bath products as this nutriment is known to help protect the skin from such environmental damaging pollutants as caused by such things as traffic and manufacturing establishments. The inclusion of this vitamin improves the elasticity of the skin, and at my age, that a real plus! :~) Although, I haven't noticed a marked effect of this beneficial quality as yet whilst using the body scrub! Vitamin E is also excellent for improving the condition and strength of the skin. I have detected a marked improvement of the condition of my skin after using the gel, it is certainly feels silky smooth soon after drying my skin. But as for helping to remove those wrinkly portions, well, perhaps a moisturising cream solely for that purpose is in order! :~)
Please Note: I do not use the product more than twice a week. Even though this is a very gentle product to use on my skin, over-exfoliating tends to leave the more sensitive areas on my body a little tender. But I feel that this is more due to my skin condition than the product. I also moisturize my body with a good body lotion after using the body scrub to give my skin an extra boost to avoid it becoming dry.
Would I Recommend? ~ 'Clean As You Go'!
Yes, I am very happy to advocate this product as an effective cleanser in removing dead skin, cleaning the body and leaving one feeling refreshed and invigorated! The Avon Senses Hollywood starlet body scrub isn't in the latest campaign brochure but is available online through such sites as EBay for as low as £1.69.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review on this efficient cleansing tool xXx
Summary: Gentle, impressive scrub that leaves the skin feeling luxuriously smooth, even for non - starlets!