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The Planet Spa African Shea Butter Gift Set is great for anyone with overworked hands - people who's job or daily life involves a lot of dish-washing,chemical cleaners etc.
It consists of a little orange bag containing a pair of gloves and tube of Planet Spa African Shea Butter Hand and Cuticle Cream.
On opening the tube the smell of the shea butter will become apparent - some people like it,some don't. To me,it smells sort of chocolatey and I like it.
The cream isn't thick or thin - it's just right,really.
To use it,you massage a little into each hand then pop the gloves on (this can be messy,but don't worry about being too neat!) either for a few hours or overnight to let the cream do it's job.
It works really well if you put them on during a bath,as the heat from the steam will help the cream and the gloves to do their job even better.
Anyway,this product is very effective - it leaves your hands feeling like they're covered in cushions! Really soft and the scent is subtle and quite nice.
I definately reccomend it as one of Avons better products!
I recieved the African Shea Butter gift set for Christmas. It consists of an orange cosmetics bag, a tube of African Shea Butter hand & cuticle cream and a pair of 'moisturising gloves.'
I am already a fan of Avon's footcreams along with their moisturising socks so I was looking forward to trying the gloves!
You get a 75ml tube of the hand cream inside the gift set, which if I am right in thinking is the full size. Avon's 'Planet Spa' range usually consists of products inspired by other countries. I know there has been Japanese, Moroccon, African and more in this range. I've used some of the products from this range before and they always smell really nice.
The 'moisturising gloves' are basically 2 plan white cotton gloves, but they serve their purpose well.
I always love to apply loads of lotion when using the gloves, as you don't have to worry about rubbing the lotion in for ages. I just squeeze plenty out of the tube and rub around my hands for a bit, then put on the gloves.
I then just potter about the house doing whatever I need to do. There isn't a set time for wearing these gloves, I find a couple of minutes is fine, it depends on how much lotion you have put on!
When you take off the gloves, the hand cream has sunk into your skin leaving it feeling lovely and soft. The scent is there too, and it remains on your hands for quite sometime!
If you are going to use the moisturising gloves with other scented hand creams then I would recommend washing them so you don't get the scents mixed up. They don't get very dirty, but they smell lovely!
All in all this is a very good gift set as even when the African Shea Butter hand cream has run out, you can use the gloves with other hand creams.
I' m not aware of how much it cost though, as it was a gift, but another review on here said £5.
I like to use Hand Cream often and I thought I would try this product. I actually bought this earilier this year, as it was getting sold last Christmas and I got it after Christmas had passed at a cheaper price. The set is the same this year as it was last yeat.
In this set you get a 75ml tub of Hand and Cuticle Cream. I think I would have preferred a squeezy tube, as I found having to scoop the cream out of the tub got under my nails. and have quite long nails. You also get a pair of Moisturising Gloves, which are a pair of thin white gloves. A little update on this part, Mrs Dave has just told me that it is in a squeezy tube this year - thanks for that!
The idea is that you apply the cream and put the gloves on afterwards and the gloves help the cream get absorbed into the skin a bit better. I found the 2 steps easy to use and I think it worked well. since the gloves were thin then my hands didn't get hot and sticky. The set is in a small zip up mesh bag, and this can be used for other purposes as well.
The set is priced normally at £5 and I think it was part of buy one get one half price before. It is not that bad priced as if you bought these parts seperate it could cost up to £8 and it looks nicer in the bag.
Although I think the hand cream works well, I really hate the smell of it. I think it smells really heavy and sugar-y and cream-y. this lingers on your hands and if it didn't smell so heavy, then I think I would like this ok.
Works well, but the smell not for me!
The African Shea Butter Gift Set from Avon's Planet Spa range is an ideal Christmas present or pampering treat for yourself over Christmas. I am not convinced that this represents the best value it could do however as you cannot buy the individual components, I do not think the £5 should be viewed as an unreasonable price tag that puts you off purchasing this if it is something you really like.
Each gift set comprises of an orange mesh bag with a material strip running down the middle that reads "Planet Spa". This is actually a really pretty little purse-sized bag that is ideal for use afterwards by the recipient as a make-up bag for keeping inside their handbag. Alternatively it could be used as a small toiletries bag for holidays.
Inside the bag there is a 75ml tube of Planet Spa Shea Butter Hand and Cuticle Cream as well as a pair of moisturising gloves. The idea of this gift set is that the recipient applies the hand cream liberally to their hands and then wears the moisturising gloves over the top to help their hands absorb some extra moisture.
I should note that I have not actually tried this with the hand gloves however I have tried this with the moisturising socks that Avon do with a similar Planet Spa product and found it to be extremely effective. I have also tried this exact hand cream before and found it to be very good quality. I do not actually like Shea Butter unfortunately which is why I do not use this hand cream on a regular basis however that is because I do not like the scent, the actual product is extremely good quality.
For £5 this is a nice gift set for someone you know would really use this. As a token present I would recommend looking for something that gives you a little bit more for your money though.
Set contains: African Shea Butter Hand & Cuticle Cream; Moisture Gloves for luxuriously soft hands; and an Orange Mesh Gift Bag /