“ Brand: Avon / Type: Shower Gel / Suitable for: Body „
Review of Avon Senses Oasis Shower Gel
I am reviewing the Oasis 250ml version of the shower gel.
Packaging, size and price.
Senses Shower Gels have been a part of the Avon Bath and shower range for sometime. The Oasis addition to the range is designed to add an uplifting, spicy and refreshing element to the products.
The product is presented in a slim clear plastic container with an yellow coloured flip top cap. The front of the bottle features the Avon Senses logo in brown and silver and a picture of a tropical oasis. The main text is in white and brown. The rear of the bottle has the product information such as description, ingredients and company information in black text on an orangey/yellow label.
I am reviewing the 250ml size of shower gel, it is also available in 500ml. The range does include other fragrances, but I will not cover them here as this review centres on the Oasis, described by Avon as having a spicy and uplifting scent.
I believe I paid in the region of £1.50 for my shower gel, it was on a promotion when I purchased and I seem to recall that I got three items for the price of two from a selected Avon range.
==Fragrance, appearance and usage==
The shower gel is a fairly bright yellow in colour. It is a thick gel with a silky feel to it. The scent is predominantly citrus, lemon/orange with a hint of a warm cinnamon/clove under notes. It is a pleasant refreshing scent which I find suits both me and my (male) partner, it isn't marketed as unisex, but could be described as such. The product was produced in Poland for Avon and has a shelf life of 12 months after opening..
The shower gel, as with most shower products is designed to be used either on a sponge or shower puff or simply poured into your hand and applied to wet skin. I live in a very hard water area and Avon Oasis lathers up well. If it can produce lather here on the chalky Kent coast, it will probably lather anywhere!
The shower gel rinses off easily leaving no sticky residue. It is not a moisturising product, so not acceptable for those people who like their shower product and moisturiser all in one!
The fresh scent certainly is a lively first thing in the morning! The citrus fragrance seems to be very invigorating and actually, for a shower gel, surprisingly long lasting. I can still detect the scent on my skin several hours after use.
I have to say that the biggest drawback with this product is the lack of a hook. I do prefer shower gels to have a hook incorporated into the container design so that I can hang the product in the shower. It make using the stuff so much easier! The Avon container is fairly easy to grasp and the flip top closure works well, spilling none of the product when it slips out of my soapy hands. I have dropped so many shower gels in my time and wasted the contents, that I am fast becoming an expert on the subject!
As with many cosmetic and toiletry products, the ingredient list reads more like a pharmacists shop than anything else, so I am not going to add a long list of unpronounceable ingredients which no one really wants to read! Suffice to say that the shower gel contains Aqua, Glycerine, Laurent Sulphate etc. as do most of the other shower gels in my bathroom!
I would suggest that this particular shower gel may be a little harsh for people with very sensitive skin and as mentioned earlier in the review it has no moisturising properties.
This product is only available from Avon. Avon is a well known company in the UK, the 'Ding Dong Avon Calling!' advertising campaign in the 1960's has never really been forgotten. Avon was one of the first catalogue companies to enlist the efforts of the public to tout their wares via a catalogue or campaign brochure as Avon term it! Nowadays Avon has bases in New York, Lisbon, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris and Rome.
There are two ways to order, either through an Avon representative or from the Avon website. Visit the website for details of how to find a rep or place an order direct. If you chose to order online, I suggest you check first with the myriad cash back sites around as many of them carry Avon deals such as discounts, free delivery options or cash back on your spend.
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Avon Senses Oasis is a very efficient, pleasant to use shower gel. It is middle of the road price wise and as with all Avon products, it is worth stocking up when you see a good deal in the brochure or on-line! I would recommend this shower gel to others.
Thank you for reading
© brittle1906 August 2009
When you need a little spice and uplift to your shower!