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I have noticed that other reviewers have not rated this very highly maybe one or two stars but I think it is closer to the 3.5/ mark. Previously I did have a l'occitane dry oil spray that we would spray directly onto our hands before application and in retrospect this was very messy as if you sprayed too much it would dribble through your hands and make an oily mess on your clothes and or bed linen.
The difference with the Avon brand apart from the obvious price difference is that it is a "dry" oil spray that you can spray directly onto your skin and massage in, it doesn't leave a slimy or oily mess and it sinks into your skin upon a little messaging, it absorbs fast which is convenient if you are always in a rush and don't have time to let your body dry out. It has a mild sweet but not overly powerful smell which I like as I do still want to be able to breath after numerous squirts, I find it leaves skin very soft without leaving any unpleasant shine associated with oils and most importantly it is very hypoallergenic and did not make my skin break out. Since it is such a light colour I find it also does not stain like other brands also that maybe have pink or green tinges to them should it land on clothing or linen.
I feel the price is right too or was whenever it was being manufactured with a maximum price of £4.00 at the time for 150mls in comparison to maybe £16.50 for L'occitane or other big brands it was definitely worth the it for the value of the time and my own mother hoarded it up for her dry elbows. I think that the pump action also allows for easy direction and application of the oil since it is a relatively narrow hole you can estimate where it lands and unlike thicker greasier oil sprays it does not get clogged up.
Disadvantages to it however and possibly the reason why it was taken off of the market however was that it did contain alcohol which I found was a little odd as this seems to be more of an ingredient for nail varnish remover and with make up being continually scrutinized for their ingredients and constantly being assessed this was probably a bad move by Avon but I still liked using it every now and again even if it was only used to give back massages after a hard days work.
I have pretty fair skin so i'm always looking for ways to add a glow to my skin. I don't really want to use sunbeds that much and can never find a good fake tan which i 100% love.
My mum is normally the one to purchase this so i just use it when she buys it. She tans very easily so this works very fast for her and leaves the skin very soft. For me, It does help me tan but, can make me burn depending on how much i put on and how long i'm in the sun.
Pros: It smells great, Leaves skin soft and is quite cheap, easy to put on sinks into the skin very fast and doesn't stain clothes. Doesnt break the bank its usually around £4.00 a bottle and you do get quite alot. It's usually always in the sale book and it's very easy to dispense. I also do love the whole range especially the hot oil hair treament.
Cons: It can sometimes leave skin almost looking plastic. It contains alcohol which is never good in any beauty product except maybe toners. I don't think its sutiable for all skin types.
My Beauty Rating: 2/5
Personal verdict: Although i give it a low rating i would maybe still suggest it to a friend. Its pretty cheap, smells great and is lovely too put on after a bath because it does lock in moisture.
I got the Avon Planet Spa dry oil body spray as a part of a gift set for Christmas. I must admit my initial thought was 'not another dry oil spray' as I have loads from the skin so soft range that my mother keeps buying me and I never use. I put this in a box under the bed and it was pretty much forgotten about until recently.
It was a hot day a couple of weeks back and I was looking for something lighter than my usual body butters. I was rummaging through my collection looking for a light body lotion when I came across this and decided to give it a go.
The spray is a light oil body spray which should be sprayed onto the skin and massaged in to provide moisture to the skin. I have quite dry skin and it is important that I keep it hydrated, especially now that the warmer weather is here as more of my skin is on show, and I don't want to be scaring little children with my scaly skin!
The bottle that this is presented is clear plastic with a subtle clear label with black lettering and white background design. The bottle looked quite nice when I first received it, but now that I have used it a few times, I have realised that the oil is starting to cause the label to peel off and go bubbly, which quite frankly looks terrible.
Another gripe with the bottle is that the instructions are on one of those peel-off labels on the back. The label peels into three and I find them incredibly hard to peel back. Also for those of you who are not regular Avon customers you may not even realise that the instructions are under the label. My mam is an Avon rep and is always getting calls from customers complaining there are no instructions on the product.
I used this after having a bath, and simply sprayed it onto my skin and rubbed in. The spray comes out in a light mist and only a few sprays are required per use. Being an oil it's quite slippery so easy to rub into the skin.
The spray smells delicate and actually smells slightly floral. It's probably not a scent you would immediately associate with olive oil, but I still quite like it. It's certainly quite gentle and not overpowering at all, and has the same scent as the other products from the Planet Spa olive oil range.
The problem with the spray is that after you apply it, no matter how much you attempt to rub it in, it just sits on the skin and doesn't really soak in. Feeling all oily and greasy is not something I am particularly fond of, and so I found it really disappointing that this didn't soak in, even after time. I actually had a bath and sprayed this on before bed and my boyfriend asked why I hadn't dried myself after getting out of the bath! When he realised how oily my skin actually was, and that the oil hand transferred onto his hands, he was even less pleased! To be honest though, I don't really know when the best time to apply it is, because it makes you so sticky if you were to apply it and get dressed, you would need to prepare for your clothes to stick to you.
In fairness to it, it did leave my skin moisturised, but the greasy feeling that it also left with it was so awful, that the moisturising effecct didn't make up for it. I have only used this product about three times and I think it's time for it to go in the bin, as it is really no use for anything!
A 150ml bottle of this costs £3.50 down from £5.50 in the Avon catalogue.
Needless to say I would not recommend this product. It doesn't sink into the skin very well and doesn't really do a lot for my skin.