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Avon Care Dry Skin SOS Face Cream

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Brand: Avon / Texture: Cream / Type: Face Cream / Suitable for: Face / Skin type: for dry skin

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      13.12.2012 10:29
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      a decent face cream from Avon

      I don't really have dry skin on my face, but as a general preference I am quite fond of Avon's range of face creams. Some time ago Avon had an offer on and I probably paid about £1.50 for this 200ml tub which seemed good value! It comes in a rather large, white, plastic tub, with a basic orange design as shown in the picture. It has a blue screw top lid, which I prefer as I am able to dip my hands in and gather as much of the face cream as I need and apply it directly to my face. The colour of the face cream is white with a slight orange/cream tinge to it and smells quite neutral with a soft perfumed smell. The texture of it is not particularly solid, it is quite light and gentle, and has a slightly whipped texture to it. If you were to hold the tub upside down guaranteed, the face cream would all plop to the floor! Whilst this may not be to everyone's liking, I like this consistency, and I feel this makes it quite soft and gentle upon application on my skin and it absorbs in really easily. It isn't greasy and doesn't leave my face shiny and it leaves my face rather soft and smooth. A little of this cream actually goes a really long way, I merely dip 2 fingers in and gather a bit on the tips and this is more than enough to apply all over my face - so the longevity of the tub is really worth the £1.50 I paid as I have had this probably coming to 4 months or so now (although I do alternate using this with my face, hands and body cream depending which is nearest my reach in the bathroom lol. Avon advertise it's properties as "Soothes chapped flaky, irritated skin. With moisturising Pro-vitamin B5 and Rice Bran Oil to provide relief, and help skin retain its own moisture. Save severely dry skin with gentle moisture that relieves itching and roughness." I do find this face cream locks in moisture, as my face stays well moisturised and nourished throughout the day, but no more impressively so than any other face cream I have owned, so I am not sure how well it is for particularly dry skin. My partner gets quite dry skin in the winter, and he likes using this as he gets quite dry patches on his cheeks and he has said this helps, so it does seem to aid roughness and patches. Overall, I quite like this face cream and have had no problems using it. It doesn't have fancy claims like reducing wrinkles, or rejuvenating my face, just to soothe flaky skin and help skin retain moisture. It prevents my face feeling dry all day (which for me is the main purpose of a face cream anyway!), leaves my face soft and smooth and it was a mere £1.50! I couldn't ask for much else, so I would recommend this.

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        22.02.2011 21:23

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        A good value face cream

        This is a classic from Avon! I have used this many times and always keep a stock. I tend to use it more in the winter when I suffer from dry skin though do use it in the summer as well. The smell of the cream is pleasant and fresh. I would'nt say I had the driest skin but when I do get dry patches this works a treat. You can also use this as a mask - just put it on slightly thicker and tissue off. Avon offer a nintey day money back guarantee so even if you do not like it you can get your money back. The pot it comes in is not the best looking but for the price and what it is I would say its good value - especially when it is on offer which is quite often and about the two pound mark - if you are using it as a mask it is very good value as it is quite thick. It is non-greasy and rubs in well.

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        20.09.2010 09:03
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        Now i'm not 1 of those men that indulge in a beauty routine, but I feel it is safe enough to share my views on Dooyoo. There is nothing wrong with trying to make things look ok, and try to stop nature making them any worse. Again it was the Wife who got me this, can't think why she thinks I need it? I work outdoors and am subject to all the wind and rain. It doesn't take a genius to think that my face could end up a bit weathered with getting wet, then the wind drying it and so on. I have noticed that recently my face seemed to be that bit drier and although I haven't used this that much, or even every day since my face isn't overly dry, it has provided a much needed moisture boost in my eyes. This apparently costs £4 for the 200ml tub. The wife got it when a good amount of the range was 3 for £5. She bought me the Hand Cream as well, as my hands are in and out of gloves all day, and are drying out a bit too. So this comes in a large tub, which is easy to scoop some cream out of. The Cream smells slightly medical smelling, but overall just a cream smell from this. The cream is quite thick and you have to rub this in quite quick as it seems to dry quick as well. This targets the dry bits quickly and seems to soften them up alright. It was mostly my cheeks that was dry and even after 1 use of this I found the dry bits to be a lot softer. I will keep using this, and judging by the amount you need and the size of the tub this should do me quite a while. Tackle those Dry bits.

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        06.07.2010 16:07
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        In the summer my skin sometimes gets a bit dry so when I was flicking through my Avon catalogue I saw this and thought I'd order some. It cost me around £2, however I think this was on offer at the time. It comes in a large round pot, and does not really look like a face moisuriser due to the packaging it is in. The mostuiser itself is also quite thick and gloopy, unlike how I'd expect it to me. It was quite greasy to touch and to apply to the face, though I was almost expecting this due to it being a deep moisturiser. Once applied to the face I really did not like the feel of this, it felt almost like wearing a face mask as it was too thick for my liking. It felt greasy and as if was blocking my pores. It made my face feel heavy and even looked shiny and greasy. As for moisturising, well I personally don't believe that it did this, my face did feel softer and smoother, though did nothing for the few dry patches on my face. I would not reccomend this and do not find that it did the job it was implied for.

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          18.04.2010 16:52
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          the perfect dry skin cream in my opinion

          AVON CARE DRY SKIN SOS FACE CREAM You can buy this cream from Avon and it is normally £4. Right now they have an offer on which is 'buy one get one free' so you could get two of these which would only be £2 each. This cream is very similar to Nivea cream which I used to use a lot before I became an Avon rep. I switched so that I could save money, as you might be aware Avon reps get products at a discounted price. Although the name suggests you can only use this on your face, I have used this on other parts of my body before now and find that it works just as well. It provides a lot of moisture and helps soothe irritated skin. This really works and my skin always feels really lovely and soft after using this. It's OK to use this even if you haven't got very dry skin, as it still works well as a moisturiser, for me anyway. The cream comes in a tub, which you can see in the picture. It is white with a blue lid and contains 200ml which is quite a lot and has lasted me ages. I don't use this everyday, but just now and again. I actually most commonly use this on my knees and elbows as it softens them up nicely. For only £4 (and you get one free in brochure 08) I don't think you can really go wrong with this. It's the perfect dry skin cream for me and I will buy it again once I run out. RECOMMENDED

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          14.10.2009 22:06
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          Just don't go there!

          I don't often buy Avon products as I don't tend to like them so when I recieve the catalogue I tend to quickly glance through, see the offers and then leave on the side til I need to hand in back. However just the other day I spotted this in here for just a small price of £2 and always having dry skin, expecially in the winter and finding my favourite moisturiser in the Body Shop a bit heavy on the pocket, at £11 a time I thought what have you got to lose? Apparently a lot... What is it? It is an Avon moisturiser that is from the name SOS you can tell if for very dry skin. It is a large tub of moisturiser and is the kind that is just loose in a pot and in know type of special container/ thin tube or dipenser. The range: There are a few products in the SOS dry skin range, but not too many, there are a few types of moisturisers in the range though. These include body ones, face ones and all over ones. The price: As I have previosly said mine was on offer for just £2, however the original price is £3.75, but I highly doubt you'll ever have to pay this as in Avon they always seem to have offers on, so if it isn't on offer in one catalogue it will be in the next! Avaliability: You obviously purchase these from Avon as it is there own product. You often order from your local Avon representative, although if there isn't one in your area you can make orders and purchases online. Packaging/ container: It is packed in a medium - large tub, which I think personally is very big for a face moisturiser tub, unfortunatley there is no kind of dispernser so you do just have to put your fingers into a massive pile of moisturiser! My view: I am really not to keen on this item. Upon first opening I was very surprised by the thick and gloopy consisitency, which I personally don't like as I prefer them more free running and liquidy. On applying it is very hard to rub in as it is very thick, because of this it seems very sticky once it is on and feels as if you are wearing a face mask! This also means that it doesn't soak into your skin aswell as other moisturisers, which leaves your skin greasy. I don't like the container it is in as it leaves the sides of tub sticky and messy, and leaves your fingers and hands gloopy and greasy by the way you have to scoop it up with your hand! As curing the dry skin with its 'SOS' formula, well I don't think much of this! It leaves your skin greasier before which then clogs up all your pores! My skin feels moisturised when it is on, but about an hour or so after once it has finally soaked up my skin feels almost as dry as it had done before! Overall I would not reccomend this, unless you have more money then sense! It definitley isn't as SOS formula and qute bluntly is one if the worst moisturisers out there that you can pick! Not worth the money!

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          10.03.2009 14:28
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          Fantastic for use as a body lotion.

          This cream is great value for money! With money being rather tight for most of us, I would recommend this cream as it only costs in the region of 3 or 4 pounds for a generous sized tub. To be honest though, I found it a bit heavy for my face, and it left my skin a bit greasy. That said, I use a lot of body lotions and creams and for this type of thing, it's great! I also took it on holiday and used it after a shower before I put on my after sun, and my skin felt lovely and soft and very well moisturised. I feel my skin is on the sensitive side, which is perhaps why I preffered something a bit lighter on my face. For an all over moisturiser or body cream though, I'd really recommend this product. Especially if you need to keep the purse strings tight! :-)

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          03.03.2009 09:38
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          I thought I would give my skin a bit of a moisture boost and slather a bit of this on after a bath the other night. It wasn't actually my product, but since I have my grandparents staying with me just now I thought I would try this and if it worked out for me then I could buy it myself. This comes in a 200ml tub and normally costs £4. I know when my gran bought this it was part of a 3 for £5 mix and match over the SOS range, and with Avon there is normally offers on most things every other book, so no doubt it will be a good price sometime. The tub is just a standard looking tub. Quite round and wide. The colours are blue and yellow, so they stand out against each other. This cream is meant for really dry skin, and although my skin isn't dry, then I thought using this every now and again would make my skin a bit softer. Since my face is quite oily, then I know it wouldn't be good to use this a lot, as it would probably make it spotty, but I thought it would be worth a try. The cream is quite thick, so you don't need a lot of it to go a long way. It spreads and blends easily and I would say it takes about 10 minutes to be fully absorbed into the skin. Afterwards my face had a nice sheen to it, that didn't look as greasy as I thought it would be. The next day my face was nice and soft and didn't bring out any blotchy bits, as I was worried about. My gran does have dry skin and she normally uses the Body Shop Vitamin E cream, but she liked this as well, as it done as good a job, was cheaper and no travelling involved to get it. A good all round face cream. I used this on my elbows, as I gets really dry skin there and it worked a treat!

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            13.02.2009 10:01
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            Good for those problem areas but not quite enough to moisturise particularly dry skin.

            My sister gave me this tub of Avon's Dry Skin SOS Face Cream after realising it's too heavy for her skin, I've always suffered with extremely dry skin which tends to flare up on my face rather than being a constant battle so she thought it might be useful for the occasions when my skin is feeling particularly dry. The cream smells nice and fresh, there isn't really a perfume to it but it's just a lovely light scent which is not dissimilar to products such as Nivea. The tub has a twist off lid which is smooth to get on and off, it's one of those which if you twist the lid and it's not on properly then you can just press on it to click it into place properly which is handy considering if you have the lid off in the first place then you will probably have damp or greasy hands. Actually that's not fair as I didn't find this face cream to be greasy in the slightest, which was a surprise as the first thing I noticed about this cream is the fact that it's so thick and I was automatically assuming that it would be difficult to rub in and would leave a greasy residue. I didn't have to worry though as the cream absorbed very quickly into my skin, I could feel the skin on my forehead literally drinking in the moisture contained in this thick cream. The cream didn't leave my face feeling shiny or greasy, of course there was the sensation of having just applied a rich cream but this is not to be confused with an oily residue. I am impressed with this cream, to be honest it wasn't as nourishing as I imagined it would be from the description and thickness of the cream itself. It provided very good short term relief from the itchiness and flakiness that dry facial skin provides, soothing and smoothing my skin for a short while after applying it. The problem is this cream needs re-applying too regularly for me to really bother with it too much, within an hour my face began to feel dry again so I slapped on my more medicated face cream and this provided a level of relief that unfortunately this Dry Skin SOS lacked. I will however continue to use it as a now and again moisturiser as it's soothing and a nice enough cream to use, perhaps I'll use it when I get the occasional flare up and instead of applying to my whole face will just use a dab to cover any problem areas which may occur. The 200ml pot costs £4 from the Avon book or online at www.avon.uk.com

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            29.01.2009 18:06
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            An amazing bargain from Avon.

            I think money is rather tight for a lot of us right now, especially those of us who rely on a substantial amount of our incomes from self-employment as Dave and I do. Thankfully we have a lovely home and good savings behind us so we are a lot luckier than many. We like to be sure that things will stay this way until retirement nevertheless and so we have been on a real credit crunch saving mission since Christmas. Being an Avon representative means I do get a small discount on my cosmetics and toiletries, but they do still cost me quite a lot! I am supposed to be earning money from Avon after all and not just simply earning myself a few expensive toiletries. Previously I had been using a more expensive face cream than this one but decided that for the price, I should really see if this one was any good. I can always easily return things to Avon if I do not like them as it is not like I have to try to explain myself to a representative when I give them back to myself! This is usually £4 for a 200ml pot (150ml bigger than most face cream pot sizes) which is excellent value for money at full price. It was even better value for money when Avon offered it as part of an "Any 3 for £5" special offer recently. Look out for half price sales too as they regularly include products like this. I think it is important to note that I did notice a difference when I used this cream compared to my more expensive usual. I found that this took a little bit longer to be absorbed and that my skin lacked that irridescent radiant glow I have become accustomed to seeing from using my other cream. I was very pleased with the moisturisation properties held by such an inexpensive cream though and even more pleased that there was no oily residue as can happen with some creams. Yes it did take a minute to rub it in properly but once absorbed, it held fast and worked well. I have a very dry forehead sometimes and this looks awful under foundation if not dealt with beforehand. So the fact that this cream was strong enough to smooth all of that right down ready for foundation was a big bonus for me. I liked the relatively inoffensive and mild scent of this product too as that is something that bothers me about face creams. I simply cannot use a moisturiser that is strongly scented and fortunately this one is extremely mild and clean smelling. With the extremely low price in mind, I have to give this product four stars. It is not the best face cream you could buy by any means but it is certainly the best you will find for £4.

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            21.01.2009 21:24
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            I reccomend this for anyone with dry skin!

            I have very dry skin and am always looking for a good moisturiser that will get rid of the dry look of my skin but also not leave it looking oily and greasey. I decided to try this moisturiser as my boyfriends mother is an Avon representitive and she reccommened it to me as it had worked for her other customers. I was really pleased with the results, I just applied it to my face when I woke up and again when I was going to bed. If you use the moisturiser sparingly it doesnt leave you with that oily feeling that alot of moisturisers can give you as soon as you apply them to your face. I have very sensitive skin and this product did not cause me to come out in a rash, which some moisturisers (especially frageranced ones) can cause me to come out in. Im not sayin that this cream worked straight away, it took about five days before the dry skin on my face started to disappear, this however is great results for my stuborn dry skin. The moisturiser didnt have much of a smell from it, it didnt leave my skin smelling nice, or not nice in any way. It was just a natural smell which I would rather have when I am applying this kind of product to my face. This moisturiser is really good value for money, I got mine on offer for £1, this tub has lasted me for a very long time, and I still havent finished it. I reccommend this to any one with dry skin because it really works and is really good value for money!

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              18.11.2008 11:53
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              not one i would recommend

              Having very dry skin, i am always on the look out for a product that can help moisturise my skin and make it look healthy and hydrated. I recently purchased Dry Skin Sos Cream from Avon Cosmetics. It retails at £4.00 but i bought it whilst it was on offer. It is a 200ml tub of cream. The tub is a slightly off white colour with a band of orange going around the bottom, it has a blue screw top lid. It has the 'Avon Care' logo in a blue box with the product name next to it. When i opened the tub no smell came jumping out at me so i smelt the product closer. There is a very faint smell and i did find it hard to actually distinguish what i thought it could be. I came to the conclusion that it was just a fresh airy smell, if that makes any sense. The cream itself is white in colour and to look at it in the tub it seems very thick. When ready to use, i took some out on my finger and found that it was a very thick cream. It is meant to 'save severely dry skin with gentle moisture' and i think that this is why the cream is so thick for as its meant to add extra moisture to the skin. When applying the cream to my face i found that i could spread it around easily and that it soaked into my skin fairly quickly. I wasn't sure how well it would soak in with it being so thick, but i was impressed with it. However this is not a product that i would recommend if you are looking for something with extra moisture. It did leave my skin quite soft but i felt that it didn't do any more for my skin than any other moisturiser that ive used before. It claims that it provides intense moisturisation for your skin but for me this is not a product for dry skin just a normal moisturiser.

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            For severely dry skin /