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Avon Care Dry Skin SOS Hand Cream

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Brand: Avon / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Suitable for: Hand

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      07.11.2012 21:55
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      An inferior hand cream that didn't live up to its intensive claims

      I suffer terribly with the skin on my hands, which is dry and my knuckles will frequently split and subsequently bleed. I am generally able to keep these problems under control by using the appropriate skin products, but my condition frequently flares up due to many factors such as some cleaning products and on those occasions when I'm suffering stress. I have a few firm favourites in the hand cream department, but enjoy trying and testing new products, particularly as a tube generally tends to last me about three weeks. One of my latest finds belongs to the Avon Care range and is named Intensive Moisture and this review discusses my experience.

      It was the fact that the 100 ml sturdy plastic tube is claimed to be a "Dry Skin SOS Hand Cream" that captured my interest. I generally tend to opt for tubes as opposed to tubs as they are much easier to use although instead of a flip top lid Avon have decided to use a screw lid. As a result, I found it a little difficult to replace, particularly when my hands were covered in slippery cream. The inclusion of rice bran oil was a new concept for me, particularly as I have never noticed it in any of the other hand creams I've previously used. Consequently, a quick look on the internet informed me that the oil extract has been used in South East Asia since ancient times due to its soothing, protective and softening properties.

      A slight squeeze of the tube dispensed a sufficient amount of the cream, which was of a good consistency and offered a slight glycerine appearance. I prefer my hand creams to offer an aroma, but I was unable to witness any scent whatsoever, which whilst disappointing, was neither here nor there, as it was the moisturising properties that were the most important factor for me. The cream was easily applied and spread over my skin and it offered a fine white coating, which led me to believe that it would take forever to absorb. I was able to witness a tacky and greasy residue for approximately fifteen minutes following application, which is something I cannot bear, particularly as I had to sit and wait for it to fully absorb, which took a further five minutes or so.

      A point that I found extremely disappointing was that despite using only a thin layer I was able to feel a film on the surface of my skin, which although not uncomfortable, made me feel grubby. I would describe this sensation as identical to that of just applying a face mask. Whilst the cream offered moisturisation, its levels were far inferior to the Dove products that I've tried and tested and I would argue with Avon's claim that the cream is intensive.

      I am of the opinion that had my hands not been effectively moisturised prior to using this product, the cream would have caused my condition to flare up. On a positive note I was able to witness a velvety softness to the surface of my skin, but over a couple of days, areas such as across my knuckles and between my fingers were starting to show signs of dryness. In addition, my skin was starting to itch, which in my experience, is the first signs of dehydration. As a consequence, I gave up using this product after four days and returned to Dove and as a result, the condition of my skin instantly improved.

      For the reasons discussed above, I cannot recommend Avon Intensive Moisture Hand Cream, which receives only one star from me. The tube can be recycled once empty, so as mine still contains cream I will be squirting it down the skin and throwing away the tube. If you are interested in purchasing this product it is currently reduced from its normal price of £3.50 to £2.25 and can be obtained either online or from your local representative. I would advise that over the past twelve months or so I have tried and tested a considerable amount of hand creams and the most effective is Dove Intensive Nourishment Deep Care Complex.

      I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.

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        09.01.2012 14:15

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        Not a great experience!

        I had a few issues with this hand cream.

        It started off well. I was pleased with the scent of the cream. It smells really pleasant and clean smelling. I was also pleased with the price. It was excellent value at just 99p.

        I applied the hand cream onto the back of my left hand and rubbed my hands together until the cream was fully absorbed. The cream took less than five minutes to absorb, which was pretty quick for an Avon hand cream! The lovely scent also lingered on my hands, which was great as this hand cream smells lovely!

        Once the cream had absorbed I expected it to continue moisturising my hands. However, I was left with a horrible greasy residue on my hands after use. It was like someone had gave me a pot of goose fat to rub into my hands, it really was an awful experience. My hands also felt really sticky. I tried to rub my hands again, hoping for the excess to rub back into my hands. However, my hands were just too sticky and I had to wash off every trace of the hand cream.

        My mum experienced the same issue with the cream so we sent it back and got a refund. I have read the other reviews of this hand cream and they're mostly positive so I wonder if mine was from a bad batch?

        I haven't tried the hand cream again as the greasy residue was just too much. Sorry Avon.

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        28.11.2011 11:33
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        I bought a few tubes of this a while back from Avon and I don't think this product is available in the main book anymore, which is a shame as it is a good product, but you know what products can be like - always changing to keep interest. This has popped up a few times in the sale book and although I don't need any more of this just now, I hope it keeps coming up in the books for a good price as I would keep buying it.

        This comes in a 75ml tube and the right price of this was £3.50 but I got this last time for £1.50. I think the price of this ranges anything up to £2 in the sale book.

        The tube looks the same as the picture. Not the most interesting tube I admit, but it looks alright. This doesn't have a flip top lid which I guess isn't that big a deal, but when you have rubbed this thick cream into your hands then it would be easier just to flip this shut instead of twisting a cap on.

        The smell of this Cream is alright. It smells nice and is just a moisturising Cream scent. Not too strong a smell, but still strong enough to be able to get a whiff of this.

        As I mentioned this Cream is quite thick. It rubs in easy enough and even through you've got to rub quite firmly to get this rubbed in then after about 5 minutes this seems to have soaked in well and you are just left with a bit of a sheen on your hands. You can use your hands alright as they aren't all that greasy feeling.

        I wouldn't say I have overly drk hands, but I do have the odd drier patch on them. My hubby uses this as his job is a manual job and him and his hands are out in all weathers so his hands will get a bit chapped. He is also a fan of this Cream and says that it works well on his hands.

        A really good Hand Cream if you have dry bits as even from the first use of this then I notice a difference with my hands being softer.

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          23.05.2011 00:10
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          A good value hand cream from Avon, delivers results, now discontinued

          The Dry Skin SOS Hand Cream was a popular product in the Avon Care range - the mid tier skincare range from Avon Cosmetics. This particular hand cream contains moisturising Pro-Vitamin B5 and Rice Bran oil and promises instant and intense moisturisation for smoother and softer hands.

          The cream comes in a 75ml size stand up tube which isn't particularly big but a little really does go a long way with this product. As this cream is aimed at those people with extremely dry and chapped hands it does take quite a while to sink in and I personally found the product to be a little too greasy on my hands for my liking (but fabulous for my feet!). That said, I'm an Avon Rep and have sold a huge amount of these creams to the theatre staff at Alder Hey Childrens Hospital. They can't get enough of the stuff - I put this down to the amount of times they have to wash their hands.

          The Dry Skin SOS Hand Cream normally retailed at £3.50 in the Avon Catalogue but was regularly available on offers such as 2 for 1, half price or even as low as £1. Unfortunately this product was discontinued in early 2011 and replaced with a new range. It is still available from ebay and Amazon though - expect to pay around the £3 mark including postage.

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            30.09.2010 16:26
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            Another perhaps beauty product that I use, but not all that often. In my job my hands are usually in Gloves and therefore my hands are often getting sweaty and then drying, therefore probably getting all dry. The wife picked this up from Avon for me last Wintertime and she ended up getting another tube of this recently as it was on offer. She also got me the face cream which i've already reviewed.

            This comes in a 75ml tube and normally costs I think £3, but it was on offer for 99p, which I think is a good buy. It is a 75ml tube.

            This Cream is pretty thick and although it does take a bit of a thick rubbing to get this all rubbed in then it is ok this way and also it seems to dry in alright and quickly as well. The cream smells slightly creamy, natural and no fancy smells in this. Just a basic kind of smell.

            I probably should use this more often, as I would really find the benefit of this i'm sure, but I probably only use this about 2-3 times a week but I find it works ok for the way that I use it. It works on the dryer bits and makes them that bit better.

            Perhaps not for everyone but if you do have Dry skin then this should work away those bits.

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            30.08.2010 08:11
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            Due to my profession (I work in a hospital environment), I find that hand washing is a large part of my day, with me washing my hands around 50 times a day.

            This being the case I do find that as the weather turns colder, my hands and in particular the skin, really becomes dry and flaky, thus needing a good hand cream to nourish and also protect, hence this review.

            The product I will now review is - "Avon care - dry skin SOS hand cream".

            To be honest the first tube of this I had was given to me by my friend, she is an Avon rep and had some freebies to give out, god bless her!

            This particular tube is a good bit smaller then the hand cream I normally have from Avon, so was a little disappointed by this fact, though once I started using it I realised why!

            The tube (like so many other hand creams out there) is a stand on it's lid type, meaning you can get every last bit of cream from the tube as it is constantly falling down into the applicator end.

            There is all the relevant information to be found on the packaging, with the statement that this is recommended for use on really dry and rough hands, with it containing rice oil for extra moisturising qualities.

            When I squeezed some of the product onto my hands, I initially used far too much, being used to normal hand cream I applied the same amount and found I had to wipe some of the excess away.

            The cream itself is a slightly translucent white colour, and looks to me grainy in texture, though when being rubbed in, is smooth to the touch.

            Very little cream is needed, and when rubbed in completely absorbs into the ski, leaving the hands smooth and really soft, I have to say with how bad my hands get at times this really surprised me!

            There is very little scent to this cream, though what scent there is, is a nice fresh smell with a slightly waxy after scent.

            Price wise this cost me initially nothing, then subsequently (usually on offers run through the catalogue and my rep), around £1.50 - £2.00 a tube, which for how long it lasts me (again, usually around a month or two with daily use!) offers really good value for money.

            For more information visit - www.avon.co.uk

            This is a really good hand cream that is perfect for you obsessive hand washers out there! Recommended!

            Thanks for reading x

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              31.07.2010 14:52
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              great priced product

              i brought this for £2 about 6 months ago from the Avon catalouge and i havent looked back.
              The packaging of this product is simple but effective at getting the idea of the cream across, its a queezy bottle that stands on the lid which makes it easy to squeeze out and makes sure that you get all the last little bits. The design of the bottle isnt the best, but you can see that they have tried to make it look more attractive.

              The actual product is a good consistency, not too runny so it doesnt run off your hands. It also smells fresh and clean and doesnt leave your hands feeling greasy like some other hand creams do. it also doesnt leave a sticky residue behind for hours after

              I use this only in the winter and spring, when the cold winds make my hands very dry, but after one application, they feel silky soft again. It works well after the first time, but if used for a number of consecutive days, it works better

              Id recommend this to anyone who wants a quick solution to dry hands at an affordable price

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              06.06.2010 18:49
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              try out some hand cream from Avon and you won't be disapointed

              Avon Care Dry Skin SOS Hand Cream

              My hands always seem to get really dry, particularly in the cold months of winter which was when I bought this product. I decided to buy this because of my dried out hands, and also because being an Avon representative there was more point in me buying one from Avon that from any other brand.

              The hand cream cost me something like £2. It's worth the price, because it keeps my hands moisturised and soft. I don't think £2 is expensive for a hand cream at all. I have come across much more pricey hand creams before now. I think I would pay up to £3 for this hand cream, read on to find out why.

              To use this all you do is squeeze a little out and rub it over your hands. You don't have to use too much of this, in fact if you do use too much you might find that then you can't use your hands for anything as it won't all absorb and they will be quite greasy. So just rub in enough for this to feel like its working. Then remember not to wash it off after you've just put it on. The best time to use this is after washing your hands, or before a time when you aren't going to be using your hands, for example before you go to bed. Then in the morning you will wake up with beautiful, soft and moisturised hands.

              This works like a dream. It is possibly the best hand cream for dry hands that I have ever come across. I love hand creams from Avon, they are without a doubt the best out there, and if you get the chance to buy one then I definitely recommend trying them out. Recommended :)

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                26.03.2010 15:39
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                Excellent for softening dry skin as an overnight treatment

                Avon Care Dry Skin SOS Hand Cream claims to provide instant, intensive moisturisation for extremely dry, rough hands. It contains Rice Oil and Moisturising Complex. I have had very dry hands recently, especially since decorating, so I thought I would give it a try.

                My first impression was not good, it did provide instant moisturisation but it felt really greasy on the hands and didn't absorb into the skin. I kept rubbing them together but it still didn't absorb so I ended up wiping them because I couldn't do anything with my slippery hands. I stopped using it as a day time hand cream, and instead kept it on my bedside table to use at night times. I now apply it when I get into bed so it has the whole night to absorb and the greasy feeling doesn't bother me. This seems to be working really well, I wake up in the morning with lovely soft feeling hands which feel like they have been freshly moisturised. This effect can be amplified by using a pair of moisturising cotton gloves, although personally, I don't like wearing gloves in bed and it works fine without them.

                As an added bonus, I also worked out that this hand cream is excellent for dry skin on the feet, perfect for getting feet into good condition in time for summer. After rubbing the cream into my hands, I add extra and rub it into my feet while I'm lying in bed. This has a wonderful effect on the dry skin on my heels. Even after a full night I wake up to soft feeling feet that feel freshly moisturised.

                Overall I love this product now, but I would only advise you to use it overnight as it is too greasy for daytime use. I stick to using Avon Care Rich Moisture Glycerine Hand and Nail cream during the day as it absorbs into the skin quickly enabling me to go about my daily activities.

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