“ Brand: Avon / Texture: Cream / Type: Body Cream / Skin type: for dry skin / What it does: Enriches, „
I received a tub of the winter skin so soft rich body cream in a load of Avon and other branded toiletries at Christmas from my MIL who is an Avon Rep and knows I love the SSS range. I had not heard of this cream and forgot I had it until a couple of months ago when I rediscovered it in my toiletries drawer(s).
I noticed one of the main ingredients was shea butter which is a great property for moisturising so immediately set to using it. The first thing I noticed was how thick the cream was in the tub. It was the consistency of a body butter and quite hard to remove just a small bit from the tub.
In use, the body butter is just too thick and rubbery and to be honest seems to be a bit too dried out to actually rub in to the skin properly. I have tried using it on a number of occasions and it doesn't get any better!
The one good thing about this cream is the fragrance which is lightly floral and very pleasant but noticibly different to the rest of the SSS range.
Price wise, I don't know what my tub cost as it was a gift but a bit of research tells me it is around £4 but sometimes available a bit cheaper when they run special offers.
My thoughts on this product is that there are better thick moisturising creams out there on the market that cost a similar amount but perform a lot better.
I don't think I can recommend this product as it just did not sink in to my skin when I tried to use it. It may that my pot was older than it should have been, and when I came to use it the label was disintegrating a bit but that may be due to it being kept in the bathroom which is a potentially steamy environment.
I will not be purchasing this again or dropping any heavy hints about it to the MIL but it hasn't put me off trying other items in the SSS range.
I Like to try and use Body Lotions often, but I have to admit I get a bit lazy most times and don't apply them after every Shower. I picked up a tub of this the other month thinking it would be great for my skin when I do get round to using it.
I think this range came out last year, and it stays in the books for a bit then goes away again. It is part of the Skin So Soft Range. More marketed as a Winter product I would say and i'm sure the name gives it away a bit too.
This comes in a 200ml tub. It cost me £1.50 but I think the right price for this is around £4. I would say even £4 is good for this as well.
The tub is quite wide but deep enough. It has a large opening so easy enough to reach in and take a scoop out. The tub is a white plastic tub with the Skin so Soft logo on the front. It looks alright. Nothing exciting but it's clean and simple looking. It has a screw lid which is easy to open and close.
The blurb on the tub says "A super hydrating formula with Shea Butter to protect skin against Wnter's elements", so that sums it up and states that it is more a Winter Cream.
When I opened this I thought it smelt nice. It is a simple Creamy scent, perhaps a bit like a lighter version of Dove, and just a nice clean but not too sickly Cream scent. The Cream is quite thick but absorbs quite easily.
Just rub this onto your body when you are out the Shower or Bath and all dry and this will sink in and Moisturise as well as gently scent. It seems to tackle dry skin good as well. i find that my Elbow's get that bit dry, so a good rub of this into them makes the skin nice and softer.
A worthwhile buy from me, and this can be found at some good prices thesedays.
I don't usually buy Avon products now as our Avon Lady gave up her round & rather than look online I usually like to physically see & read the labels of items such as cosmetics & creams etc. So I was really pleased to see an Avon sale on at our local college in February.
I bought this tub of Skin So Soft (Wintersoft) for just £1 because it looked such a bargain & if I see it again I'll buy more as it's good stuff!
I don't have what you'd call a dry skin but my feet, especially my heels, get dry & rather than pay a fortune for special foot creams I thought I'd try this. I've also used it on my elbows & it's worked a treat plus, when you apply it, there's always some left on your hands so it acts as a good hand cream to boot!
It's a generous pot as shown in the photo - 200ml - which lasts for ages.
It has a screw top which is easy to undo & put back even with creamy hands.
The cream contains a ' super hydrating formula with shea butter to help protect skin against winter's elements' - this is also printed in French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Arabic etc!
I can't find any other ingredients listed apart from the shea butter but they probably wouldn't make any sense to me anyway?
The cream is a lovely white thick consistency & the smell is very subtle & fresh. I can't quite put my finger on the smell but it's not floral nor chemical - it's not a particularly feminine fragrance so it would be suitable for both men & women.
It rubs in easily & isn't greasy & there's no residue.
The pot looks as if it's going to last for ages because I've been using it every evening for the past few weeks & it looks as if I've hardly used any of it.
I noticed a difference in my skin after 3 applications even though my feet & heels were VERY dry though obviously the effectiveness may vary according to skin type.
The only thing I'm questioning is - why is it called 'Winter soft'? I'll definitely be using it all year round.
- I got a great bargain but even at full price it's only £4 for a large pot.
- worked for me after only 3 applications.
- easy to use, non-greasy & smells nice & fresh.
- well worth a try if you have dry skin.
I can have very dry skin sometimes on my face, especially in winter as the harsh weather doesnt help so every winter without fail my skin looks like it hasnt seen any water or moisture in its lifetime. I have tried loads of different moisturisers but I have to admit that this one is my favourite, partly because it gets the job done and partly because it smells lovely.
You can get this moisturiser in the Avon books, normally in the automn or winter months though it may sell all year round, either online or from your Avon representative for around £3 which is a great price as the 200ml tub lasted me ages.
You apply this onto the dry areas on your skin like you would any other moisturiser, then you just go about your day, its as easy as that. However if you dont use this moisturiser regularly the dry skin does have a fair chance of returning.
Within 4 days my dry skin was gone and with constant use it seemed to stay under controll, even in winter when it was coldest and my skin was most vunerable. I would swear by this product as it really worked for me unlike some other more expensive products.
I have very sensitive skin and was applying this moisturiser to my face, normally I would suffer a rash or some kind of illergic reaction to this kind of product, though this particular moisturiser seemed really gentle on my sensitive skin which is another reason why I think that it is a really good moisturiser.
This creme smells lovely and fresh like the other Skin so Soft products, it has a lovely clean smell that comes from it which is great as you are appling it to your skin so you want it to smell nice obviously.
I think that this is a great product that really works, smells great and is reasonably priced, I recommend it to anyone with dry skin problems or anyone with sensitive skin who wants a nice moisturiser.
I am not a huge fan of Avon skin products as I have found in the past that they can make my skin come out in a rash and don't always smell brilliant.
My gran bought me this product a while ago now and when she gave it to me I was a little skeptical about it and didn't really want to use it. So I left it for a few months, by that time it was summer and seeing as its called 'Winter Soft' I thought I shouldn't use it yet. So this winter comes round and I'm running low on body lotion so decide to open this one up.
By looking at the body cream it looks quite thick and rich and creamy which is quite suitable for the winter months as in summer you would want something a bit lighter.
I could smell the body cream instantly when I opened it up. A very pleasant floral sort of smell, not overpowering and not musty (which I have found some of Avon's other products can be).
So I tried using it. As it looks the texture is quite thick and can be a little more difficult to rub in to your skin, but isn't annoyingly difficult! The smell of my skin after using was really lovely. I applied it early evening, saw my boyfriend late evening and he commented on how nice my skin smelt.
Anyway, I've been applying this body cream for over a week now and haven't experienced any kind of rash on my skin and am finding it really quite smooth and soft!
I actually applied some of this body cream at about 7.30 this morning and can still faintly smell it at 8pm now! That seems pretty good to me!
I also think it suits women of all ages, my gran wears it (almost 80) and I wear it (19).
Think this body cream is about £2 in the Avon sale at the moment, otherwise it is around £4-£6 which is definately worth the money as I think it would last quite a long time! I've been using it for over a week and haven't even used a quarter of the pot yet!
So overall, this product is worth trying and for the price you can't go wrong!
Give dry skin a soft boost /