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Avon Skin So Soft Age Defying Body Soufflé
Recyclable Plastic Tub
The icons on the bottom of the tub advise the user that the shelf life is 12 months once the product is opened and that the container is recyclable.
The details are printed straight onto a thin plastic sleeve that appears shrink wrapped onto the tub
Price: £4.50 Avon frequently run offers
Avon Skin So Soft Age Defying Body Soufflé Soft and Renewed
The Soft and Sensual in the photo is a discontinued fragrance
I love Avon products and always look forward to receiving a catalogue; I was also a fan of the forerunner range to this product. So, although I am not as enamoured with the fragrance of this range, I decided to try this product when it was on offer. During the hot spell in July I delighted in using both tubs I had available to me and intend to buy more in preparation of the next Great British heat wave.
This product features an easy to use screw lid on a large sized tubular container. As is normal with Avon products, it does not come with any instructions for use although it does feature a full contents list.
I usually make my own fly repellent, something I started when I had horses and an Avon product was recommended as a suitable natural repellent that was usable on horses and people, however I developed my own product based on theirs. So when I ran out in the British heat wave of 2013, I found I needed a product suitable to deter flies and also wanted a product to soothe and moisturise my body. I was delighted to discover that lavender body lotion was working as an effective fly repellent during the day, but felt that my neglected body needed a more powerful night time moisturiser and I remembered I had this in my stash. Although a pleasing pinky/mauve colour I don't think it includes lavender or citronella another frequent hidden fly repellent ingredient that I was looking out for. However, having opened the tub, I decided to give it a try and used it in place of the body lotion I already had opened for night time use. I am so glad I did. The soft, light soufflé easily scooped onto my hand and smoothed onto my body, it had an instant cooling and refreshing effect and my tired skin reacted favourably to its tender touch. I used it all over, everywhere, including my feet that first night, but not my face. The next night, was again, hot and steamy, so I again scooped out the luscious lotion and caressed my body with it. This time though I used Avon Green Tea and Mint Foot Cream on my tired feet. Lying under the sheet, I felt cooler and relaxed and sweet smelling, the fragrance is not too overpowering. I think one tub lasted about 5 or 6 nights, not as long as an Avon body lotion would, but it was soo worth it! I was cool, comfortable and moisturised and even better, I was awaking without gnat bites whereas my husband was getting chewed nightly, so there is a fly repellent product in there too, maybe the Chinensis oil, as Chinensis is a pine. I would love to list the ingredients here for you and often do in my reviews, but typically although there is a comprehensive list, it is so small as to make it difficult to read and I cannot focus on it for long enough to copy type the whole thing. If you need to know if a particular ingredient is there before you try, do not hesitate to ask me, I will be happy to look and get back to you.
To be fair, I think I could have used it far more sparingly, but it was so cooling and nice to use. The big wide opening encourages the user to pull out a generous scoop of the whipped cream substance lotion as well. At least I was using it, the previous lotion often just got left in the drawer and my skin left in need of moisture and pampering. So this self indulgent treat was a win, win for me.
The fragrance is subtle and synthetic, but with definite hints of sunflowers, which in understandable when I read the ingredients, as helianthus annuus seed oil (aka sunflowers) is a listed ingredient.
What I like about it:
Wonderful, cooling, sensuous bedtime treat
What I don't like:
Not over keen on the fragrance
Sensuous cooling night time moisturiser
Sensuous and easy to use, applying it is a real pleasure
Does not last long
Price and Availability:
Usual price is £4.50 for 200ml tub, however Avon frequently have offers. Available via a Representative from the Avon Catalogue, Avon on-line, Sometimes outlets such as eBay or Amazon (see the Dooyoo links).
Another thing that was in the massive box of Avon stuff my cousin gave me when she packed her round in was a pot of Skin So Soft body souffle out of the pink Sensual range. Ive had mixed experiences with Skin So Soft but I had high hopes for this because I've used souffle products before and always liked the softness of them so I was disappointed when I saw that this was a very thick and sticky body mosituriser that smelt like a cross between baby lotion and a tarty perfume.
I rubbed some on after my bath and i was glad that I had put it on at night because it takes for ages to rub in and left my skin feeling sticky and unclean because of it being so sticky. It does feel a bit pampering because it's dead thick and luxurious but it feels nasty on my skin and leaves it feeling so sticky that it makes the souffle feel greasy even though it's not really.
For such a thick body cream I don't think it's very moisturising and even though as soon as I applied it my skin felt smoother that was expected but that didn't last as long as I thought it would and i thought that by putting it on at night it would soak into my skin like an intensive moisturiser but it doesn't and I still felt a bit sticky in the morning.
I think the smell is pretty rank too because even when it's been on for ages I could still smell it and I think if I hadn't gone to sleep when I did then I would have had to have a shower because the smell got right up my nose after a bit. I could still smell it faint in the morning but at least the sickly flower smell had gone and it was just a creamy smell by then.
I'm not going to use this again because I really hate the feel of it and it doesn't do much for my skin anyway so I don't see why I should bother putting myself though using it again. It's not cheap either and costs £4.00 for a tub and because it's so thick I don't reckon a tub would last long and it's not worth that money anyway.
Recently I decided to look through my shelves on which I keep all my toiletries and pick out the ones for which I had not yet written a Dooyoo review! I came across a pot of Avon Body Soufflé which I had forgotten about, and decided it was time to finish it off and to tell you all about it.
The soufflé belongs to Avon's Skin So Soft range. This is a large range which has many sub categories within it, all of which contain products that are supposed to have different qualities or effects on your skin, such as firming or tanning. The soufflé is part of the Soft and Sensual sub category, which means it should have a luxurious effect on your skin.
The soufflé comes in a white plastic pot with a 200 ml capacity. It has a pink, slightly see through screw top. Inside is a pure white cream which looks like thick whipped cream. It has quite a strong smell which reminds me of baby lotion mixed with a slightly flowery scent. It seems to be a smell aimed more at older women rather than a young, fresh smell.
The cream is quite heavy but feels very smooth and luxurious. However it takes quite a bit of rubbing in and I found that it leaves my skin slightly sticky and tacky afterwards which I was not keen on at all. It also didn't do much to help really dry areas such as my elbows.
Also, a little does not go a long way. I would think this pot probably contains only enough all over body applications to last a week if you are showering and moisturising every day.
I cannot check how much this soufflé costs as it is not in the current brochure, however looking at other items in the Skin So Soft range I would guess at around £3.50. When it's available it can be bought from the Avon website or from your local representative.
Rich body cream provides long lasting protection from dryness / Enriches and nourishes even the driest of skin /