“ Brand: Avon / Type: Neck Care / Subcategory: Neck Treatment / Suitable for: Neck „
Although I don't have the dryness or crepi-ness on my chest at the moment, I think that before this starts to happen and try and correct it, I should perhaps start using products like this to try and stop it happening. Also since it was on offer, then I thought it was worth a try.
This is quite a new product from Avon, I think it only came out a few months ago. the original price is £6.95, but I paid £4.50 for it, and it seems to have been part of an offer since it came out.
It is part of the Skin So Soft range, which have now brought out an age type range designed to try and help with ageing symptoms.
The product looks quite fancy I think. It comes in a purple box, which has the logo on the front, and a brief description on the back. The item is a kind of pump action bottle and is 100ml. It is quite a round, thick bottle and you press down the pump at the top to dispense the cream. The first time I used this I didn't realise it had a tag keeping it shut, and you just rip the tag off to uncover the nossle, so my cream sort of seeped out the sides of the nossle and it got a bit messy - woops! Now the tag is off, then it's ok.
1 pump of the bottle gives a good amount of cream out, and plenty to cover the area in my view. The cream is quite thick, but gets absorved quite quickly. There is a slight scent to this product, but it is more a cream-y type smell instead of a perfume scent.
You are meant to apply this day and night to your neck and chest area. I tend to keep forgetting about this, so I am not using it how I should, but I will place this on my bedside cabinet so I will hopefully be reminded. As I said my skin isn't wrinkled at the moment anyway, so I can't comment if this works for that, but it is moisturising and hydrating my skin well, so I feel it is doing the job alright.
A good enough "luxury" buy, at a not bad price.
As I have become older, it has started to dawn on me that there is not much point taking care of the skin on my face if I completely ignore the skin on my neck and décolletage. Like many women I have developed wrinkles on the front of my neck and there is a definite crepe-iness to both my neck and chest area. I therefore began recently to look for a solution.
The first neck and chest cream that I have come across, and therefore the first one I have tried, is the Skin So Soft Age-Defying Neck & Chest Corrective Treatment. Skin So Soft is a range produced by Avon and is available either from the Avon catalogue through your local Avon representative, or through the Avon online site. I had previously tried other Skin So Soft products and got on quite well with them so it was a range I was happy to invest in.
The Avon website describes this product as a 'Luxurious, lightweight cream with antioxidants, vitamin E, and natural fruit acids'. According to a consumer study of 100 people, it 'visibly reduces signs of ageing'. The box states that the cream is 'formulated with exclusive Age Correcting Complex' and that is 'reduces the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles'. The cream also promises to provide SPF 15 UVA/UVB protection. To use the cream you are instructed to apply it daily with light upward strokes.
The cream comes packaged in a pretty light purple box with a slight metallic sheen, and the Skin So Soft logo on the front, along with usage instructions. Inside the box is a cylinder style container in the same metallic purple, with a pump on the top that releases the cream. It is very attractive and would look nice on a dressing table.
When you press the pump, a smooth, white, cool cream is dispensed. The cream has a gentle scent which is really nice and fresh, and slightly almondy. the texture of the cream is about average, not thin and slippery like E45, but not as thick as a night face cream. It smoothes onto the skin reasonably easily, melts in after a few moments and leaves only a slight stickiness that eventually fades (though I do find that due to this it is best to use it at night).
This all sounds good, but sadly I have been using this for many weeks now and applying it every day, and I do not see any reduction in my wrinkles or crepe-iness. My neck and chest look the same as when I began using it. The only difference is that I seem to have a few blackheads there that I did not before, which implies the cream may be clogging up my skin a little!
As well as not appearing to work, the cream is also a bit annoying because due to the pump mechanism and the nature of the cream, every time you dispense any cream there is a hardened and yellowed circle at the end where the cream has set at the entrance to the pump. I have to pick this bit off before I can rub the cream in, which is unpleasant.
I wouldn't recommend this cream as it seems to have made no difference to my skin at all. However if you do want to buy it, it costs £6.75, though I got mine for £4.50 on a special offer, and it is currently reduced to £3.40 on the Avon website, so it's worth waiting for a discount.