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SKin So Soft is a range produced exclusively by Avon and covers a variety of bath and body care products. The Skin So Soft Signature Silk Whipped Body Oil is avilable to buy through the catologue from your Avon representative, or onlin at www.avonshop.co.uk. The RRP is £4.10 but it is frequently on special offer at a reduced price or included in multibuy deals so look out for those if you want to save some pennies.
I like the look of the packaging for this range as it is simple and stylish without being fussy or overly decorative. The different varities within the Skin So Soft range have different coloured labels so you can tell them apart. This Whipped Body Oil comes in a white plastic bottle with a purple label on the front. You can just about see how much of the lotion remains inside the bottle by holding it up against a light to allow you to see through the plastic. The bottle contains 250mls and has lasted me for a couple of months with use every other day or so (I have been using other products as well, so I think if I was using only this Whipped Body Oil it would have run out a lot quicker).
Product description: "Luxurious whipped lotion, formulated with bath oil to leave skin feeling irresistibly soft. With essence of luxurious silk. Dermatologically tested."
Directions for use: Smooth all over body daily.
The lotion itself has a pure white colour to it. The consistency is a bit different to what you might expect from either a body oil or a body lotion, as it is a sort of hybrid between the two products. It is quite thin and runny and can come puring out of the bottle at an alarming rate! However, because it is so thin it spreads easily over the skin and a little can go a long way. The texture of the Whipped Body Oil is like a very light lotion and it does have an oily feel to it. Once it has been rubbed into my skin I am left with a nice sort of sheen that is more subtle than using a body oil, and with the added bonus that it does not leave a sticky or greasy residue behind. It soaks into the skin quite quickly and does not take long to be absorbed.
The smell of this Whipped Body Oil is very gentle and I would say it has a fresh, clean fragrance similar to baby powder and soft scents of that nature. This is nice as I can apply it at any time and not have to worry about fragrances from my other bath products or perfumes being overpowered or creating a strange layered scent. The scent is barely noticeable after a short while but it is pleasant and feels nice when I am applying the body oil.
As for results I have to say I wasn't as impressed as I hoped I would be. I really liked the idea of a product that combined the benefits of both oils and lotions, but it didn't really work in the way that I needed it to. The Whipped Body Oil did leave my skin feeling softer after use, but the effects did not have any staying power. To keep my skin hydrated and smooth I would need to apply this both morning and night as the effects don't even last for a full day. This requires a bit too much effort and I have other body moisturising products that do a better job and last for longer as well. I think it looks great when this is used on my legs as it gives them a nice smooth look and the highlights from the oil is very flattering, but as an all over body moisturiser it just doesn't perform well enough.
This is nice for occasional use if you require a very gentle moisturiser, or if you just want something that will give your legs that pretty lightly oiled sheen. It feels nice to use but doesn't hydrate my skin so I won't be buying this again.