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Avon Naturals Blackberry & Vanilla Body Yogurt

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      01.06.2009 11:01
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      Avon should provide a spoon with this - you'd be better trying to eat it than wear it!

      As an Avon representative, I often find myself looking out for bargain products or discontinued items that are usually offered at a reduced price. Doing so not only allows me to buy myself the odd little treat now and then, but I find that the perfumes and toiletries that are discounted are useful if stashed away, in preparation for upcoming birthday presents and treats for family and friends.

      It was however, as a treat for myself that I recently purchased the "Blackberry and vanilla moisturising body yogurt" from the "Avon Naturals" range. I think that the item is going to be discontinued by Avon, hence why it was being offered at a reduced price.

      Delighted that the 200ml tub of body yogurt was on offer for the great price of £1, I eagerly ordered two of the tubs - one for myself and one for my friend who loves products like this, as I thought it would be a wee treat for her.

      When the product arrived, I was really delighted with the packaging! It is quite similar looking to a real-life pot of yoghurt, in shape and size. I had liked the look of the packaging in the brochure but hadn't expected it to be quite as cute as it was - it looked larger I think.

      The lid on the body yogurt flips off quite easily too - there is no need to screw it on or off. The tub is actually clear so you can see the lilac-coloured cream through the tub. On the label of the tub is a picture of some blackberries, with the wording and label colours being all in shades of purple and lilac, matching the fruity feel of the product perfectly!

      Suitably impressed thus far, I waited until after my bath when I would usually apply body cream to my legs and arms, and opted instead to use the body yogurt.

      Opening the tub, I was impressed with the overall look of the cream/yogurt. As I mentioned, it is a gorgeous lilac-purplish colour, and has a very rich and thick consistency to it. Taking a huge dollop from the tub by scooping it out with my fingers, I rubbed it into my arms to begin with.

      What struck me next about the product was...








      ... the horrendous smell!! Eugh!

      I was horrified to note that the product DID actually smell like yogurt! I had (rather naively perhaps) just assumed that the 'body yogurt' was just a clever marketing ploy by Avon, (which was backed up of course by the cute packaging and fruity image) and was simply being used as an alternative term for 'body cream'. It hadn't occurred to me that the product would be yogurt-like in smell.

      Not one to be defeated easily, I continued with the application in the hope that the smell would get nicer or something, I guess.

      What I DID like about this cream was the moisturising qualities - my skin was lovely and soft after my application was complete, and remained so throughout the day.

      The product does not give any indications or mention of sensitive skin or anything, but I am happy to note that after using it there was no evidence of any aggravation or the like. I have a stubborn eczema patch on my left arm which can be easily irritated but this product moisturised the area nicely with no nasty after effects.

      I am absolutely gutted about the smell of the product as I feel it really lets it down. I understand the yogurt theme is all part of the packaging and image of the product but come on! Do we really want to be using a product with an overpowering sour smell on our newly-cleansed bodies? Well, I don't.

      I am finding it difficult to find the words to describe the smell other than say it is very sickly, with a definite hint of Parma violets to it. (Remember those?) Perhaps if I was a fan of said sweets I would like this cream more than I do. The sourness of the smell is most definitely unpleasant, particularly when I apply the cream to my shoulders or anywhere remotely near my face, as I feel I need to fight the urge to go and wash the cream off. I would say it is so bad that I would feel reluctant about going out after applying this product in case anybody got a whiff, and thought it was ME who smelled sour and sickly!

      Don't get me wrong, I love REAL yogurt. I am a huge fan. But I'd prefer it with some banana chopped up rather than wearing it! The comparison between ACTUAL yogurt and this product is just too close. Maybe that's why the reverse of the packaging states "WARNING: This is not a food product." Hmmm... maybe I'm not the only one who sees a huge resemblance?

      The fact that Avon have added this warning made me laugh a little to be honest. Not only that, but it reassured me to think that there most definitely WAS a 'too-similar' feel to the smell of REAL yogurt and this cream.

      What a disappointment. I can't really recommend the cream too much, but I will award one star for the gorgeous packaging and one star for the moisturising qualities of the cream and the fact it was a great price. Two stars only though - the smell let it down.

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        13.02.2009 15:34
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        A lovely light moisturiser which smells delicious.

        I first used Avon's Blackberry & Vanilla Body Yogurt last year and wasn't overly impressed, but sorting out the bathroom last week I found the semi used pot and decided to give it another chance.

        It's not a bad product by any means but I just found it very ordinary, nothing as special as I'd been imagining when I originally ordered the lovely sounding Body Yogurt. Plain yogurt is known to be soothing on the skin and can help calm dry patches, I have very dry skin so was hoping this would have the same effect but unfortunately despite its yogurt-like consistency it's more like a light body lotion with nothing to set it apart from a cheap bottle from Boots.

        It's got a very nice texture and I found it cooled and refreshed the skin on my body. This was originally a product Avon introduced over the summer and I agree it is more of a cooling summer lotion rather than something that will comfort you in this cold weather. The smell is mainly vanilla with a fruity aroma mixed in, I wouldn't say it smelled specifically of blackberries but there is a lovely sweet berry scent to it.

        The light consistency means the yogurt absorbs well into my skin and it is not greasy in the slightest and is creamy to apply. It doesn't take much rubbing in and I am able to put my clothes back on within five minutes as the yogurt had dried well.

        So far, so good. But the problem is the Body Yogurt doesn't really help my skin at all. I've used it as a full body moisturiser and also applied it as a daytime solution for particularly dry areas which quickly become itchy. I had high hopes for this as I was hoping the cooling yogurt would at least counteract the itchiness even if it didn't particularly moisturise the area.

        The thing is it's not very moisturising at all, yes it provides instant relief from dry skin but the effect isn't long lasting at all and I had to apply my usual heavy duty moisturiser not long after using the yogurt. I'd imagine it would be a good after sun product as the cooling effect would be a relief after sitting in the sun for a while.

        The fragrance lasts longer than the effects of the yogurt which is nice because it's a lovely summery scent, if only this were a more moisturising product then I could well fall in love with it. This costs £3 for a 200ml tub which is a fair price I think, even though it's not a moisturiser for problem skin such as mine I can well understand why women with less troublesome skin would like it.

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        09.12.2008 19:49
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        The lotion is a decent value.

        I have very dry skin. The older I get, the worse it gets. I tried Avon's Natural's Blackberry & Vanilla body yogurt when it first came out and I am on the fence about it.
        I loved how the lotion smelled. It had a great berry smell to it that was very pleasant.
        I would have thought that it would have been a thicker lotion. It had the same consistency of a regular body lotion, which I did not care for at all.
        It was quickly absorbed into my skin when I applied it, which I did like. And it did make my skin feel well moisturized, but I think it could have done a slightly better job at it.
        I guess for the amount that I paid for the bottle (it was on sale for $3.99), then I really can not complain. It did do its job for the most part.

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        07.11.2008 12:40
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        Does the job but the sweet smell a bit too much

        I was an avon representative for about two years and one of the advantages I loved was being able to try out the products at least two or three campaigns in front. I had seen this body yogurt in the representatives booklet and thought it sounded simply different from the usual body creams and lotions. I tried it after showering and found that it was very moisturizing and soaked into my skin well but I wasn't overly fond of the smell. Now I have had other products in the naturals blackberry and vanilla range and have been perfectly happy with those, but I couldn't quite put my finger on why I wasn't as keen on this.

        The product~
        The yogurt is a thick and creamy purple coloured formula and if you suffer from dry skin it's ideal as it does simply melt into the skin. It's rich and indulgent and best suited after showering or bathing.

        The packaging~
        The packaging comes in
        the shape of a round tub and is white in colour. There is black lettering on the side and on the front is a picture of scrumptious looking fresh coconut and blackberries.

        The cost~
        It all depends what offers are on as they vary from brochure to brochure, but it does tend to retail around the £3 mark for the 200ml tub. As I am aware it only comes in the one size at the moment.

        The outcome~
        Well as far as the product goes, it really does the job and moisturizes the skin very well,however the smell has put me off I'm afraid as it's a bit sweet and sickly for me but that's just my opinion!

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        09.09.2008 08:53
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        smell like berries and cream

        There are 3 Body Yogurts in the range from Avon - Raspberry, Black Cherry and Nutmeg and this one Blackberry and Vanilla. These Body Yogurts launched nearly a year ago and on my rounds they have become quite popular.

        So what is a Body Yogurt? Basically a body lotion. You just apply it in the same way, all over your body and it seems to moisturise really well. It is quite thick, but not too thick that it doesn't rub in easily. This scents the skin well and although it is not a strong smell, if you apply this in the morning you can still smell the berry scent on your skin through the day.

        You buy this in tubs of 200ml. The normal price of this is £3, but more often than not it is on offer. In the current Avon book it is £1.75.

        The design of the tub has changed since it first came out. It used to be a standard roundish tub before, but now it is narrower at the bottom and comes out wider at the top. It has a white plastic screw on lid. I think the labeling makes it look good, as it is a picture of Blackberries with a dollop of cream. The purple colour on the label makes it stand out as well.

        The colour of the lotion is a very light purple colour and as I said it is a little bit thicker than I expected.

        A great product. I've tried all the kind of this product and this one is my favourite because of the lovely smell

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          31.08.2008 16:51
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          Well worth £3 so snap it up in the half price sale!

          I am a very big fan of the Avon Naturals range because I adore the majority of the scents these products give off. Not only do they smell lovely when you use them but they leave your skin with a faint fruity scent too. This Blackberry and Vanilla Body Yoghurt is no exception and is one of the more recent innovations to be released by Avon.

          A 200ml tub of this light and airy body yoghurt moisturiser will usually cost you £3 which I think is a very good price for a product of this quality. At present, in brochure 14, you will find it is just £1.50 along with the end of summer sale products. That is not because this is being discontinued but just because Avon always sell summery products at discounted prices at this time of year. A tub this size will likely last you a couple of months with regular use though I have not finished my first tub after a month yet.

          Using this product is really lovely because it has such a strong, sweet and fruity smell. The blackberries work beautifully with the vanilla to give a scent that is sweet, savoury and natural all at the same time. The product itself is really soft and light to use. It needs to be worked gently into the skin to be fully absorbed and once it is in, you can really feel the difference on your skin.

          This is one of the better Naturals Body Lotions and one I personally will continue to use for a while to come.

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            27.05.2008 00:28
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            Avon body yogurt

            We've had body butter, body soufflé and now Avon bring us body yogurt. Yes, you read that right, body yogurt. Always one for a bit of novelty value, when I spotted this in the Avon catalogue I decided that it was worth a try.

            ~Packaging~

            The body lotion (or yogurt) comes in a plastic tub. In the catalogue the picture was like the one above, however the tub I received is not quite so tall.

            The tub itself is clear and you can see the pale lilac lotion through it. It has a label on the top, which has a picture of some blackberries.

            I think the tub is a bit of a negative point, as when scooping it out you tend to get the cream under your nails - it may be better if it was in a bottle.

            ~Using it~

            When you remove the lid you can immediately smell the lotion which has a lovely strong, fruity, blackberry smell with vanilla undertones. The smell is nice, the vanilla gives a bit of a subtle edge to the strong fruitiness of the blackberries.

            The lotion itself is smooth (no lumps of fruit in this yogurt!) and has a bit of a strange texture. It's thick - in fact, if you shake the tub slightly it will wobble like jelly- but it is nowhere near as thick as a body butter. Then again, I would say it is too watery to be a lotion. Once you apply to the skin, you will find that it spreads out quite well, if you know what I mean. Basically, only a small amount will cover a large area of skin.

            ~Results~

            This left my skin feeling amazingly soft and smooth. I have quite dry skin, and it can go horrible and scaly looking if I don't moisturise regularly, and using this really does keep my skin lovely and moisturised.

            The 'yogurt' feels quite light on the skin, and the fruity fragrance really lasts for ages - I recently applied this before going to work, and I could smell it all through the day. The smell is subtle too - not too overpowering. I also like that this doesn't feel greasy or tacky on the skin either.

            ~Price~

            At the moment I cannot find this product listed on the Avon website, but I think I paid about £3 for a 200ml tub.

            ~Conclusion~

            This is a lovely product, it has a really nice fragrance that lasts all day and kept my skin feeling lovely and moisturised. I would definitely recommend giving it a try.

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