Product Type: Avon Hand & Nail Care
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Avon Senses Mystique Hand Wash
Member Name: pink_glitter
Avon Senses Mystique Hand Wash
Advantages: smells gorgeous, works well, pink !
Disadvantages: pump broke straight away, smell didnt linger
In general I am quite a big fan of the Avon Senses range and with my mother being an Avon rep I try a lot of the products out. When my last hand wash (the Avon Senses Lagoon variety) ran out, I immediately replaced it with another Avon Senses variety, Mystique.
This was the first of the Mystique products I had tried, so I wasn't sure what to expect in terms of scent, although the front of the bottle describes it as 'sensual and romantic'. This romantic theme is backed up by a picture of Paris on the front of the bottle.
I encountered a problem when I first came to use this, which was that the pump dispenser would not work. At first I thought there was just air in the pump, however on a closer look I realised that it was completely broken. Luckily I hadn't yet thrown the empty Lagoon bottle in the bin, so I put the pump from that one onto this bottle. As the Mystique hand wash comes in a bright pink bottle and the lagoon comes in a turquoise bottle, the result of a pink bottle with turquoise pump looked rather ridiculous, but I've had to put up with it unfortunately.
I find that one pump of hand wash is usually sufficient to get my hands clean usually, however I tend to use two or three if my hands are particularly dirty, or if I've been applying make-up and they're covered in foundation. The hand wash has a gel consistency, but lathers into a thick foam.
The best thing about the product for me is the smell. Like all of the Senses products I have tried it smells absolutely divine. I'd say it's quite a feminine scent, very fresh and floral and I think I can detect a hint of rose mixed in with something a little more exotic (I'm thinking it might be jasmine and/or ylang ylang, but I'm not 100% sure). Having just looked at the back of the bottle I see that the scent is described as being 'mysterious and romantic' which I think sums it up perfectly.
Using this product hasn't dried my hands out which is always the big concern for me, being someone who has very dry skin on my hands in particular. I wouldn't go as far as saying it is moisturising, but it does leave my hands soft. The scent of the product lingers on my hands for around 15-20 minutes after use, but unfortunately seems to fade after this time.
A 300ml bottle of this hand wash costs £2 from Avon, but as regular Avon customers will be aware, most products are on special offer at some point or another. I think I only paid £1 for this, but it's currently on sale at £1.50. If you don't have a local Avon rep, you can buy online at www.avonshop.co.uk
Overall I am very pleased with this hand wash. It's slightly unfortunate that the pump broke and only by chance I still had the old bottle to swap them over. In terms of the actual product though, it smells wonderful and does the job - and it's pink! What more can you ask for?!
Summary: Great product
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