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I am an Avon lover, and have so many products from this range which clutter up my bathroom that I actually have lost track! One of the items I have is this Avon Skin So Soft Dual Replenishing body oil.
- Packaging -
The oil comes in a transparent plastic bottle, with a simple pink label on the front which explains it is 125ml bottle and that the oil is "satin sheer". The back explains it is a "luxurious body oil" which has 2 layers which activate when the bottle is shaken. The bottle is made of flimsy, plastic so does feel quite cheap but it doesn't look crappy and tacky in my bathroom.
- About the Oil -
When the oil is settled, you can see the difference in the two, as one is a pinkish colour and the other is clear like water. When shaken it fuses together and creates a really oily, bubbly consistency. The bottle has a spray nozzle making it really easy to spray onto my body parts and rub in.
- My Opinion -
The oil comes out quite nicely, but the first noticeable thing is the really heavy scent. It's very strongly perfumed, very feminine and girly - not overly floral but very rich with a summer-ish aroma. It isn't a horrible smell, but I'll be the first to admit that my preferred scents are definitely fruity, or something coconutty/vanilla-ish/shea butter etc. Therefore this smell is just not really my cup of tea and one of the reasons I rarely use this!
Overall this is an ok body oil - does what it says on the bottle but I know I'd much prefer a simple body lotion or johnson's baby oil any day of the week! I think I bought this on offer with the matching body lotion in this range in the catalogue probably for around 3 quid or so. It no longer seems to be in the catalogue or available to buy online so that can only hint to me it's been discontinued and not to be rude but I can see why! It's an ok oil, but not the best, as the smell is not for me so I can only give it 3 stars.
**Introduction and reason for purchase**
When it comes to toiletries I admit to having a ridiculous amount as I tend to hoard them - especially if something is on sale or offer I can't help but buy it and store it away. I'm not a huge make up fan but I adore beauty items that I can pamper myself with (not that I seem to get much chance to do that) such as face masks, body lotions and perfumes etc and because my family and friends are aware of this I tend to get bought a lot of gift sets for Birthdays and Christmas, which I'm quite happy with. I have a large abundance of toiletries and am steadily working my way through them before purchasing any more and whilst searching for a shower gel in my 'stock' I came across this body oil spray by Avon which I remember my mum buying me last Christmas.
As I was getting low on my current body cream I decided to move this to bathroom to start using once my body cream was fully used up and as that was nearly two weeks ago I feel I can justify a review so here are my thoughts on using 'Fusions Dual Softening Body Oil Spray' from the Skin So Soft range by Avon.
**Price, packaging & availability**
I remember seeing this originally when it was in the Avon brochure and remarked to my mum at the time that it sounded quite nice knowing full well she would probably end up getting it to 'put away' for Christmas for me! I would have purchased it myself but I currently have 2 unopened bottles of the dry oil spray which is also from the SSS range and one that I am a big fan of so I decided not to purchase it myself there and then but did note the price was around the £2 mark though this was whilst on offer. I've since noted that this body oil spray pops up sporadically in the brochures but can be purchased via Ebay sellers from £3.10 (not inc P&P though) so if interested it's worth keeping a look out in the Avon brochures themselves via a Rep to avoid P&P charges, both from Ebay and if ordering through the Avon website.
If you do choose to order through the the Avon shop, if it's in stock of course, then check out www.avonshop.co.uk
The body oil itself comes housed in a cylindrical shaped bottle which comes in one size of 125ml and is in the 'Soft & Sensual' SSS fragrance (which is 'the pink one' ). The bottle is made from a sturdy, but squeezable, plastic material which is completely transparent thus making the contents completely visible. Said contents are of an oil based solution which is no surprise really given that tis is an oil spray. I am a big fan of the SSS dry oil sprays in the same fragrance so I was interested to see how this 'wetter' oil would compare on my skin as I'm not a fan of products that leave a greasy residue once applied, though the presentation is extremely appealing as the oil is a two tone affair with a pale pink at the top which morphs into a clear liquid at the bottom hence the term 'fusions' in it's title.
Apart from a transparent sticker on the back with the directions in various languages and a similar style sticker on the front with the logo in pink, white and a bold black font there is very little else in the way of decoration but because of the unique appearance of the two tone oil it doesn't need fancy packaging as it's very aesthetically pleasing as it is. To access the product there is a clear plastic lid covering a baby pink coloured nozzle which distributes the oil in a fine mist once pressed.
**What Avon say about this (which is not a lot really..)**
"...This luxurious body oil has two layers which activate when shaken..."
**My experience of using Fusions Dual Softening Oil**
When I spotted this originally in the Avon brochure I must admit that it was it's unusual appearance that immediately caught my eye. I really love the SSS dry oil sprays and use them on a frequent basis, and always have at least one of the different fragranced bottles in my cupboard which at the moment is the Soft & Sensual, though I do actually prefer the Soft & Fresh fragrance.
When I saw this at Christmas I was really pleased that my mum had ordered it for me but as I had several other body lotions etc on the go so it was placed along with the rest of my toiletries hoard in my wardrobe and though it wasn't exactly forgotten about it wasn't intentionally taken out to use next either. When I 'found' it recently I decided to start using it after a shower to mainly save time on applying and rubbing in a body cream thinking that a quick spritz all over with this oil spray would do just as good a job if not better.
On removing the plastic lid I was instantly met with quite a synthetic and sickly floral aroma which was like an intensified version of the Soft & Sensual dry oil spray. I really wasn't keen on the aroma and my first thoughts were not to bother using it as I disliked the scent at first but decided to test it out anyway as I was seriously hoping that my first impressions would prove to be wrong. The oil is easy to use and a quick shake of the bottle sees the two tones of oil morphing into one paler pink version which is more opaque than when separated. The oil has a thin and watery appearance whilst in the bottle though there are oil droplets that cling to the side of the bottle which gives the indication that it is far greasier and thicker than it looks.
On pressing the nozzle down I found the oil emitted in a fairly rapid pace and dispersed well covering my body in a fine mist which was surprising really given it's greasiness. The fragrance seemed more toned down once applied and I could detect a gentle floral aroma once it was applied to my skin luckily.
**Results and recommendations?**
I've been using this oil spray now consecutively for just short of two weeks and feel that has given me enough time and enough uses to form a verdict on it and give an honest opinion.
My first impressions were quite negative I openly admit but once I'd used the spray on the first occasion I found I instantly liked it. The oil is actually quite light once applied and though it resembles the consistency somewhat of baby oil and it gave a very similar experience to using to the dry oil spray in my opinion.
The directions are quite vague as to whether to just spray on and leave or to rub in once applied (unlike the dry oil - sorry to make comparisons) but I found that both ways gave equal results. A few spritzes all over my body were enough to suffice and if left the oil seemed to absorb well into my skin as it did when rubbed in. There was a slight 'oily' feel after using this which was to be expected but it doesn't leave my skin feeling overly greasy which was my main concern.
I've had no problems personally with the oil staining on clothing after using this, but I would caution that I tend to use this after my evening shower/ bath when I normally change into my comfortable clothing but I would be less inclined to wear something delicate or expensive afterwards that could possibly be stained as it is an oil based solution at the end of the day.
I have skin that borders on the dry side if not catered for adequately, hence my large collection of body lotions etc (thats my excuse anyway) and it can can also be sensitive depending on the product. I've had problems in the past with Avon products which have either been too harsh (body scrubs etc) or have simply just disagreed with my skin causing rashes or soreness but the SSS range is one that I have always felt confident about using as I find them extremely compatible with my skin. I am pleased to report that this oil spray has caused no adverse reactions just super soft satin smooth skin.
I would highly recommend this oil as it has left my skin feeling very soft and pampered after each use and after two weeks of use the bottle looks barely touched making it an economical purchase in my view. The oil doesn't leave my skin overly greasy, soaks in rather than 'sits' on the upper layer, smells floral and fresh once applied and leaves skin feeling soft for around 24 hours..need I say more?
Top marks from me
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~Skin So Soft~
The Skin So Soft (SOS) range includes various body and shower products. The product I will be discussing today is the Dual Softening Body Oil in the 'Soft and Sensual' fragrance.
This body oil can be used over the skin daily. It contains two layers which when shaken together, create a moisturising oil for your skin. Avon claim that this body oil will leave your skin soften and delicately fragranced.
Avon seem to favour basic yet functional packaging for their body products and this body oil is no different. The oil is presented in a pink tinted, transparent plastic bottle which is tall and slim. The oil can be dispensed through the spray top which is secured by a click on cap. The bottle has various bits of information on it in different languages. The bottle can be recycled and this oil has a 12 month shelf life. I personally like the design of the bottle for this type of product. Pink bottles are always a hit with a girly girl like me so I am happy to have this on display in my bathroom.
~Price and Availability~
The full retail price of this body oil is £4.10 for 125ml. It can often be found on offer at a much cheaper price or as part of a multi deal. The Avon website currently has it reduced to half price.
I cannot say I am overly fond of oil sprays for my skin as I much prefer a body cream of some sorts. I am always willing to try new items though. My Mum gave me a bottle of this body oil as she had bought it as part of a special offer a few months ago and decided recently that she had too much stuff to use up already! I accepted happily!
When this body oil has settled, you can see a clear layer and a pink layer inside the bottle. Shaken up, the liquid turns a baby pink colour but appears clear on the skin. Using this body oil is simple and I prefer to use it after a shower. Despite being a liquid, it isn't soaking wet when it hits your skin. I use a few sprays over my arms and legs and this is more than enough. The oil sprays out only slightly damp and I dries within seconds on my skin. I often spray and try to massage the oil across my skin to avoid using too much.
This body oil doesn't leave an oily layer on the skin. My skin soaks it in just like a moisturiser and the surface of my skin is left satiny smooth which I really like. The oil isn't greasy at all - it simply leaves my skin feel hydrated and soft. The results last through the day too. I can't say the Soft and Sensual scent appeals to me a great deal. It isn't offensive in any way but I find it a little too perfumed at first. It settles on the skin to reveal a powdery, slight floral scent which is much nicer in my opinion. It lasts a few hours on the skin.
Whilst I still prefer my body lotions and butters, I do like this body oil. It is quick and easy to use and does product decent results. It lasts well too so is well worth the full price and is even better value at half price. I would buy it again.
Thanks for reading :)
(This comes in two versions - pink as above and the green one I purchased.)
---Why I Bought This---
I buy lots of Avon products and I really liked the original Skin So Soft Woodland Fresh. This is not always easy to come by these days as Avon are continually 'improving' their lines and it is now called 'Soft & Fresh', so I decided to try this Dual Action Body Oil.
Avon has been making the Skin So Soft range for many years - firstly it was called Woodland Fresh and then they began extending and altering the range.
125 mls Skin So Soft Dual Softening Body Oil - Satin Sheer.
Clear plastic bottle with green spray nozzle and clear plastic cap on top.
Front label has an image of a woman in white wth images of flowers and butterflies in pale green.
The back label has instructions for use.
The product comes in two distinct layers - the bottom third is clear and floating on top is a pale green/turquoise layer.
The bottle needs to be shaken to 'activate' and it then turns a milky pale green. It advises to use all over your body every day.
Caution - flammable.
Made in Poland and use within twelve months of opening.
£4.10 but currently £2.05.
Available from Avon Representatives or their website.
This product comes in two fragrances - the green one which I have which is more like the original WOODLAND FRESH and the pink one is like their SOFT AND SENSUAL range.
I am a great fan of the original Woodland Fresh fragrance but it is becoming increasingly hard to find, even by its new name of Soft & Fresh. Not only are Avon concentrating more on their Soft & Sensual and Gold ranges but even items that still retain the green packaging and is called Soft and Fresh do not always have the same fragrance. I think they are victims of being 'improved' and although Avon are now supposedly bringing back more of this range is will be 'improved' and with other ingredients added - so obviously will not be the same as my old favourites.
Anyway - back to this item. I have had this dual action oil before but this one now has a lighter green cap and liquid and different label and also smells slightly different. As a moisturiser for your skin is works well and is great for spraying on your your arms and legs - especially in the summer when they are more on show. It does sit on the skin a little when first sprayed on but does get absorbed into the skin quite well and leaves it soft without feeling too greasy. A great alternative to using the bath oil which can make the bath slippery and dangerous.
The smell of this is quite strong and distinct - I do not actively dislike it but cannot say it is the original smell so I think I will be trying out the rest of the range to see what still retains its 'proper' smell. If you put a lot of this on you will be smelling strongly and not really need perfume - so make sure you do like it.
Having been one of Avon's long term best sellers it seems a shame that they are continually messing with Skin So Soft.
4. Moisturises well but not the original smell.
---Would I Recommend?---
Yes. Pleasant enough smell and very moisturising.
I have been using Avon's Skin So Soft range for about three years now, and my particular favourite is the Fusions Dual Softening Body Oil spray.
The oils come in a clear plastic bottle, with a pink plastic nozzle. Proudly displayed on the front is the Skin So Soft logo, the title of the product, and the amount in the bottle (125ml). On the back are the directions for use and warnings in multiple languages, plus the ingredients list.
Description/Directions For Use/Warnings
This luxurious body oil has two layers which activate when shaken. TO USE: Shake well. Apply daily over body. Caution: Flammable. Contains oxybenzone. Keep out of the reach of children.
The oil(s) are separately to begin with, one coloured pink, the other clear, and when shaken up and mixed together well, turn into a milky cloudy oil-plus-moisturiser. The scent matches that of the rest of the range of 'soft and sensual', and is very sweet with prominent top notes being noticed at first, and smells very feminine. It is quite delicate when the scent hits the skin though, so it won't overpower any other perfume you might want to put on. The scent has really good lasting power, especially when applied after a bath, as I find I can still smell it faintly the day after! The oil sprays in a light mist, with little to no direction, so be careful not to leave anything out that you don't want to be a little oily. The oil is very gentle and light on the skin, and is absorbed easily into dry skin, although it has a tendency to sit on the skin of people who are a tad on the oilier side. It leaves skin feeling very soft (which I am happy to report lasts for a good 24 hours), and looking slightly shiney for a while afterwards. The other effect I have noticed from this oil is that it can help if you are exercising/losing weight (as can most oils) to keep skin supple and firm, and is a good thing to use if you wash after exercising, to boost your bodys moisture (after all the sweating).
This has actually been out of the Avon catalogue for a while, but thankfully they are bringing it back under a new name, 'Satin Sheer Body Oil, Dual Replenishing'. I have just bought a bottle of this for the on-offer price of £2.05, but this is likely to increase to a whopping £5. My advice is to keep an eye out for offers on this product, as I think £5 is a lot for 125ml.
Overall I would definitely say that this is an excellent oil to use for anyone with dry or normal skin, as it really does moisturise well and is absorbed quickly.
I absolutely rate this Skin So Soft Oil Spray by Avon. It does exactly what it is advertised to do! I have been using this for a long time now and my skin is soft n smooth, and even on days when I don't apply this, my skin is still smooth and silky (a result of constantly using this product)! I believe this product is worth more in the summer as that as when skin is most likely to become dry and need the extra TLC. Plus it adds that extra shine to your legs, which looks great in the summer when your in dresses or skirts! I use this oil straight onto my skin, however I know two people who also use this oil, however they mix the oil with a cream in their palms, and then rub it into their skin. This is because they find the product too oily on its own. Either I think this product can be suitable for all as it can be used in different ways and in different quantities. Once again Avon have created a fantastic product which does exactly what it is advertised to do! I would be extremely disapointed if Avon were to ever discontinue this!
I am a very big fan of Avon as you have probably already noticed by now ad am a particularly big fan of there skin so soft range.
I opted for this spray as I prefer to use a spray on moisturiser once I have had a shower rather than a cream one as it takes less time to apply and less time to absorb into my skin as it goes on as a thinner layer and due to the fact this is a oil it moisturises a lot better despite using less of it.
It comes in a nice pink tinged bottle that is see through which I love as it not only looks lovely on the shelf in my bathroom but it also allows me to see how much is left in the bottle so I always now when I need to stock up on a new one, it has a spray nozzle on the top which is really easy to use even when my hands are oily and it directs the spray really well so I don't end up spraying all of the bathroom at the same time.
The idea with this type of moisturiser is that you spray it on and leave it to soak in on its own which takes a few minutes but if I am in a hurry to get dressed I will rub it in to make it faster, it doesn't transfer to your clothes like other oil sprays I have tried and it smells lovely, it has a very nice feminine smell to it that isn't too strong or over powering but lingers for a long time on your skin.
After using this my skin feels lovely and soft and silky smooth, it has a great moisturising property and I only have to use it a few times a week so a bottle lasts a long time.
I brought my bottle last summer and am still using it now, I paid £3 for it and am sad to say it is coming to an end and at the moment I haven't seen it in the new Avon books I have received this year.
I am a big fan of the Avon skin so soft range and I have tried a lot of products available. I love the scent of both the soft and sensual which is very feminine and the soft and fresh which is has woody notes. I am a huge fan of the moisturising properties and therefore couldn't resist trying the fusion dual softening body oil.
The fusions oil comes in a clear plastic bottle with a pink spray top. It looks nice enough yet not too appealing. You can see the liquid through the bottle and it is clear with traces of oil running through. The whole point in this oil is to give it a good shake to fuse the liquid together to make cloudy oil which appears to me to be pinkish.
By the looks of this oil I really did expect it to be rather greasy but I know from using a few skin so soft products that when they appear greasy they generally go on very well. The spray mechanism works really well and dispenses a nice amount of the oil without applying to much. When the oil is applied it does feel a bit wet so it's beneficial to use your hands to rub the oil in.
The oil absorbs very well and leaves a nice silky sheen to the skin. My skin felt very smooth and really was stroke-ably softer even after the first use of this. The oil is light enough to use on a daily basis and works even better when applied to skin that is slightly still wet.
I opted for the soft and sensual oil and I really love the scent. It is very feminine yet subtle and even after applying in the morning the scent lingers on throughout the day. All of my friends either use this or the dry oil body spray and wouldn't use any other oil. Avon has definitely made another fab product to go with their skin so soft range.
I would definitely recommend this scent. It is sheer, subtle and moisturising I just really hope this will be available to buy in the Avon in future as I ordered a few bottles in bulk a few months ago when they had them on offer yet I have noticed they don't appear to be in the brochure lately. I queried this with my cousin who is an Avon representative and she told me that skin so soft had recently undergone a bit of a make- over and apparently the dry oil body spray works the same way and has all the benefits of fusion.
A 125ml bottle of this costs around £3.50 and I think this is really good value for money. I always buy a few in bulk when there are special offers available.
I got this product as part of a five piece set for 5 pounds, which was an absolute bargain! The current offer is any two products for £4,(either from the Skin So Soft Range or other similar products). Or £5 when brought alone.
You have to shake the bottle before use in order to activate the formula, once activated you simply spritz yourself. I found this oil was great for using when you just get out of the bath, becuase it helps to seal in moisture. It is much quicker to use than a normal moisturer, because there is less messing about. It has a nice smell and goes on quickly and evenly. It is easy to rub in and soaks into the skin fairly quickly, and does not leave any residue on clothes (though avoid wearing something like linen trousers).
Also good to use as a massage oil, to help sooth those aches and pains.
The only thing I would say is that because it is a spray there can be a tendancy to use too much, and that because of this it does not last as long as a conventional moisturiser which toy could get for the same price.
I love body lotions and potions but find that at times, you have to wait for ages to allow products to soak in before you can get dressed. I don't often have the luxury of time so I was on the look out for something more quickly absorbed.
I spotted this in the Avon catalogue and ordered a bottle for £5. Perhaps a little expensive but I did it anyway.
The product is an oil spray and as it has the word 'dual' in its name, it is no surprise that it has two parts to the oil, a clear part and a pink part sitting nicely on top of one another. When you shake the product, the two parts mix ready to be sprayed about your body and rubbed in.
As I'm now an expectant mother, I've been using this among other things to moisturise my bump and as it's so easily absorbed, it's great for using before bedtime or when you're just out of the shower. Oils seem to do a good job at keeping the skin supple so I'm hoping this will do the trick along with my lovely Dove moisturiser!
I was quite taken with the scent of the product, it really reminds me of rhubarb and I love it, smells good enough to eat! I was also very impressed with how well it soaks into your skin, nice and quickly and without leaving any greasiness, as some oils can.
One problem I have found with this product is that if you have shaved your legs whilst in the bath or shower and use this product after you have dried off, it can sting a little as the spray lands on your skin. Perhaps this is just my sensitive skin but it is a point to note.
The product comes in two variations: Softening which is the pink version and Nourishing which is a greeny-blue version. I have tried both and love both. They leave my skin feeling soft and supple and soaks in quickly and easily. The bottles don't last for too long so I have to stock up when the Avon Lady comes a-calling!
I purchased this in an amazing offer of 4 for £5 (the whole set). I wouldn't normally buy this on it's own because I think £5 for it is a little steep, however after receiving and using it regularly, I would pay double for it as I love it that much.
The oil, as the name imply's is in 2 parts. There's a clear half and a pink half. You shake to active, it becomes a light pink cloudy liquid. The idea of this I presume is to be an alternative to body lotion. It's quicker, absorbs faster and is less hassle.
Okay so the full price for this is £5, but it's usually in various sales (half price, in sets etc).
When spraying this it's important to remember that it is going to go a long way. You don't need a lot of this to cover your skin or to get the fragrance. I applied this straight after a shower.
It absorbs immediately, which is surprising for an oil. It's really moisturising and your skin will smell lovely for hours. I applied it at around 4pm after a shower and I could still smell slight hints of it the morning after, it lasts that long! I use this with the body lotion and creamy body wash to ensure the smell stays strong all day.
I really love this and although I only got this a week ago, I've ordered another bottle because i'm using it so much. Don't be put off by the fact that its an oil. It isn't greasy, it won't make your skin slimey and sticky. It's really great.
Avon fusions body oil is part of the ''skin so soft'' range launched in 1961 as a bath oil and has since grown to incorporate a range of products. It is a really light and non greasy moisturising oil in a spray bottle, it is so light it barely even needs rubbing in. The fusions oils have two layers of oil which activate when shaken together.
I first bought ''avon skin so soft fusions dual softening body oil'' when i read on the gapyear.com forums that the body oil also works as an insect repellent (somehow!) anyway a lot of backpackers were raving on about it so I thought I'd try some.
Three weeks in kenya- perfect place to try it out. Previously i had used boots brand insect repellant (the one in the grey bottle) and it smells really not too nice, so i was pleasently suprised when i found this actually stops things from biting you as it smells so nice, I cant pin-point the smell but its alot like a perfumey type of smell. I love it though the smell reminds me of being in africa now.
Anyway I started off wearing it on a night and woke up to lovely soft skin every morning (watch out for sunburnt bits though it contains alcohol and can sting) and no mozzie bites. I was a bit conscious at first so i wore the boots repellent as well. A week in i visited a village and just put on my boots bug spray stupidly thinking biting things only come out at night, SO many sand flies. I came back covered in bites for the first time and last time whilst i was there cause after that i always used the avon oil. Its really suprising how good just a normal product can be for something you waste pounds and pennies on every holiday when you can have moisturisation and repellent in one! (and not stink!)
For velvety, soft skin /