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This is a review of Avon Skin So Soft Replenishing Hand Cream which I received as a Christmas present last year and having had a few to work through it's taken me more than a year to get round to using it.
What is it?
Enriched with exclusive Silkplex Technology, this breakthrough formula is designed to caress your body, capturing the feeling of pure silk on skin. Dramatically transforms rough, dry skin. Hands look and feel softer, healthier. The science of Silkplex Technology : Time-released conditioning agents help increase skin's moisture levels by creating reserve pockets of hydration that are targeted to areas where skin needs it most, delivering a full 24 hours of moisturisation.
The hand cream is packaged in a tube so you just squeeze out a little of the product and massage in to your hands. I always squeeze out too much and end up sharing with the family or anyone else within reach as it can be hard to force more in to your skin than you actually need! A little bit goes a long way (when will I learn?) and is a little greasy for a minute or two but it sinks in well and leaves hands soft and supple. I think you can detect the silk ingredient in this product as it feels different to the other hand creams I have used.
I like this hand cream a lot and am glad to receive it as a present. I think the Skin so soft range from Avon is excellent and I have enjoyed using other items from this range. It is scented nicely but not overpowering and is also not too girly a fragrance. This is definitely one of the better hand creams out of the many I have tried. I really like the Soap and Glory Hand Food but this compares favourably to that one too.
The normal retail price is £3 for a 75ml tube of this hand cream but it is currently on offer for £1.50.
I love using hand cream and my hands do get a bit dry after housework and washing up and also the multiple times I wash my hands in a day due to nappy changes so it is one of the products I keep in the bathroom, kitchen and bedroom so I remember to use it regularly. This tube is ideal sized for handbag and using on the go and comes highly recommended by me.
I am a hairdresser so having my hands in and out of water all the time and getting chemicals on them doesn't do them much good. Although I'm quite lucky and my hands don't get as dry as other hairdressers I know, they still do get quite dry so I have to use hand cream on a regular basis. I saw the Avon skin so soft replenishing hand cream at half price in the catalogue and thought I would try it out. I paid £1.50 for a 75ml tube.
When it came it was in a plastic squeezy tube with the lid on the bottom. As the lid is on the bottom it makes it easy to get out even when the tube is coming to an end. Sometimes I have used products with the lid on the bottom and the product has leaked out but this didn't. You have to be careful when squeezing the cream out as it does come out very quickly so it is very easy to squeeze out too much. The cream itself was white in colour and had a light sent to it. Compared to other hand creams I have used it was fairly thin but that wasn't a problem.
The hand cream did do what it was meant to do; the dry patches on my hands were no longer dry and felt smooth and soft. The only problem was that the cream didn't seem to rub into my skin very well and left my hands feeling greasy and a little sticky. The hand cream was ok but I probably wouldn't use it again.
Being a housewife and looking after two kids, washing, cleaning etc etc everyday my hands get quite dry and looking a little worse for wear. I am also 38 so not getting any younger; I don't want my hands to look haggy just yet so I have been looking for a hand cream that would keep my hands soft. I have been using Avon, online and via my local distributer for a while and always look for bargains of which there are normally many.
I came across this hand cream and being called 'Skin so soft' thought that sounded perfect for me. It also stated that it made your hand 'sensually' soft, not sure what that means, but soft is what I was going for so I decided to give it a whirl. To start with this cream smells divine, the smell doesn't last a very long time but all the 'Skin so soft' range have the same smell, it is difficult to define the smell, you will have to buy it to work out what that smell is. When you first use this cream, it does leave your hands feeling very soft. I use this cream up to my elbows and it does have a softening effect on the skin. Unfortunately this soft effect doesn't last very long and within fifteen minutes both the smell and effect have worn off. I have also found that if you put on a little bit too much it goes into lumps and just rolls round the skin not being absorbed and then just feels horrible.
If you want your hand cream effect to last longer than fifteen minutes you will have to look for another brand. Even for the smell alone it's not worth buying this product as it doesn't work for long enough.
During my pregnancy's my skin would really dry out and I found my hands and feet to be the worst so I decided to buy some hand cream to try and help with this. I love Avon I love how convenient it is to have the products dropped at the door so decided to look through their catalogue when I came across this.
The packaging on this product is fairly basic it comes in a squeeze tube that can be sat on the lid to place it on my bathroom shelf. The lid not only acts as a base for the product to sit easily but I also like this because it means all the product falls towards the opening so when you go to apply the product even with the last of the bottle it is easy to get the product out on to your hands.
It comes in a 75 ml tube that costs around £3 but as always with Avon this was reduced when I brought it at half price for around £1.50 so if you can wait until they have it on promotion I would as it is a much better buy at this price.
The product is white in colour and once you remove the lid I only needed to squeeze a little bit and the product fly's out and I actually put too much on my hands. I learned to be a little more careful each time I used it but I do still tend to end up with too much of the product on my hands as it flows out so freely.
The consistency of the cream is a little thin compared to other hand creams I have owned but not so much so that it runs straight of my hand. Once I had applied the product to my hand I began to rub it in and in doing so the cream disappeared in to my skin rather quickly I was impressed. I only needed a small 5p amount and this spread across my hands very easily reaching all the parts it needed to be.
While rubbing the cream in I smelt my hand and to be honest there is not much of a scent to this product I could smell a little scent but could not make out what it was it just smelt a little like hairspray which I was not too keen on. It is slightly floral but the chemical smell seems to take over which is a little disappointing.
Once the cream had been rubbed in to my hands I was pleased the areas that had previously been a little sore from the dryness felt soft and silky and my hands felt a lot more moisturised. I did not need to use the cream often to keep my hands nice and soft and I found applying once or twice a day my hands were visibly softer and felt so much better too and I was able to get on with things I needed to. As only a small amount of the product is needed I do find the tube lasted me forever and I only used it through my pregnancy's I still have some of this product left when I brought it over a year ago.
I did find that my hands were a little sticky after I had used this product although it absorbed into my skin quickly and the results were great I did notice my hands felt rather oily. This would disappear around half an hour after first applying the product but it did feel like I had just tipped oil over my hands at first which was a horrible feeling.
I do like this hand cream it is a very basic hand cream and I do wish the consistency was a little thicker but that is just a personal preference I like a hand cream to be well more of a cream. The results it had on my hands were what I hoped my dryness disappeared and my hands felt soft and silky as promised on the bottle. I only needed a small amount meaning the bottle lasts forever and the price of the product is a real plus as it is not bank breaking yet it is effective. It is such a shame that it leaves a residue on my hands afterwards and that my hands feel greasy as otherwise this would have been an ok product for me but unfortunately that is the deal breaker and I will not be purchasing it again even at sale price.
My hands suffer a lot during the winter, and when the weather can't make it's mind up between freezing and warm, it's even worse.
I am always trying out different hand creams, but when this product arrived at work for the staff to use a few months ago, I have since invested in my own. I managed to buy my 75ml tube on offer but it's current retail price is £3.10. I do think this will last you for a long time however which makes it better value for money.
The hand cream comes in a tube with a screw lid. The lid sits at the base of the neutral, quite basic looking packaging. Packaging isn't everything to be fair, and it doesn't look offensive, just perhaps not worth the price tag attached to the product.
The cream itself hold a decent consistency without being too runny or thick. It's white in colour with a very delicate but inviting aroma. There's something quite feminine about the smell, so not one to use if you're a man perhaps.
I found quite quickly you don't need to use a great deal of cream to get a very good coverage on your hands. A small 5p size is more than ample for each application.
I am always a bit wary of hand creams leaving my hands slightly greasy, and always try to time using the cream when I know I don't need to use my hands for a few minutes afterwards.
This cream absorbs fairly quickly, but I do find it leaves a slightly thin greasy layer for around five minutes. This doesn't prevent me from getting on with whatever I was doing, but I know it's there and that's enough for me to be aware of using a product.
Once the cream is absorbed, I find my hands to be quite smooth and silky almost. I can definitely still smell the cream on my hands for longer than I can feel it's usefulness. If I am staying within one temperature, i.e. inside then the cream will be more effective. Once I go outside for example, then I feel my hands becoming dry very quickly and the need for another application is apparent.
The tube itself is a good size for fitting in my handbag without being too offensive in size. I find that fact that it's a screw lid is probably better for keeping the tube clean than if it was a flip lid. As long as you wipe any excess when you squeeze the tube each time then I have found the product stays looking nice without that horrid dried hand cream look that you can get sometimes.
Overall, I think this hand cream is worth the money you pay as long as your hands aren't too dry or cracked to begin with.
My mum used to be an avon lady and so we used to have a house over run by Avon products. We must have had every product int he catologue at one point!
So it goes to say that this product has been tested by me. It is quite nice and surprisingly for Avon it doesn't have a strong purfume smell!
The cream is a nice medium thick consistancy and when rubbing into your hands it is not greasy and spreads nice and evenly.
There is no after smell and no greasy feeling after putting it on either which some hand creams do do.
The creams makes your hands soft for most of the daya nd only two applications a day are enough to keep the skin soft and suple.
Pricewise this hand cream is only about £3 and so a great buy when you think of how much some hand creams are. However, dont expect miracles from this cream. It is just "Okay"!!
I work in a hairdressers and I get a lot of products and chemicals on my hands, which tend to dry them out a lot. Its hard to find a decent hand moisturiser, as soon of them really don't do the job and aren't moisturising enough for me.
The product comes in a cream 75ml squeezable tube, with a secure lifting lid. On the front it has the 'Skin So Soft' range logo and the name of the product, on the back is some information about the product including the ingredients. The product claims to make hands look and feel 'sensually' soft and directs you to massage into hands and nails as required.
After using this product for about a week I saw no improvement to my hands, although it did make my hands silky soft, they still felt very dry and where they weren't getting enough moisture my hands started to crack. The cream itself isn't very thick in consistency whereas I do tend to go for thicker creams as I feel like my hands are being well nourished. The cream is white and does absorb very quickly into the skin and doesn't like a greasey feeling, it has a very subtle floral scent to it which I was pleased about as I hate the smell of strong scented hand creams. The perfume did irritate my skin making them itchy and incredibly uncomfortable which led me to washing my hands not long after applying, also when my hands did start to crack, it caused more irritation and ended up having red hands for days. I have never really been a big fan of Avons products as they always tended to let me down.
I bought this on sale for £1.55, if it wasn't on sale I probably wouldn't of purchased this. It is usually £3.10 which for something that is of very low quality and doesn't actually moisturise your skin, its a lot of money. I usually tend to use a Vaseline hand moisturiser and even though its about £4 it is really moisturising and really does the job.
Overall I wouldn't re purchase this due to the fact, I ended up chucking out 3/4 of the bottle because of the irritation it cause to my skin. As it was on sale, I'm not to worried about wasting it. Great for making your hands soft, but for anything else, its a time waster!
Dry skin on my hands is unfortunately an occupational hazard for me (I'm a nurse) as I wash my hands what seems like a million times a day, so I always carry some hand cream with me where ever I go as the dryness can last for days even when I'm not at work.
I have to admit that I don't usually buy Avon product as I have found them to be disappointing in the past but I received the Avon Skin So Soft replenishing hand cream as part of a Christmas present from a colleague of mine (hand cream makes great gifts for nurses!) and decided to give it a try.
The cream comes in a 75ml squeezey tube with a screw top. The tube is cream in colour with the product range (skin so soft) written in black writing at the top of the tube and the product name (replenishing hand cream) written in smaller writing at the bottom of the tube, in the middle is the skin so soft range pink logo in the middle. On the back of the tube are the product ingredients and directs of use. The tube is upstanding via the lid or can also be stored lying down as the tube does not leak.
The product claims to make hands look and feel 'sensually' soft and directs you to massage into hands and nails as required.
My first impression of the hand cream was quite positive, a gentle squeeze of the tube releases the cream which is white in colour and when applied to my hands I noticed that is isn't an overly thick consistency, something which I personally prefer as I'm not a fan of thick hand creams that feel stodgy and take ages to absorb, it is in fact quite a light, smooth cream that absorbs very quickly into your skin and does actually leave them feeling silky soft. However, if it's at all possible, while the cream does leave my hands feeling lovely and soft they do not feel moisturised and the sensation of having dry hands does not go away and I found myself re-applying the cream very frequently to try and rectify this - unsuccessfully. I found that the areas of my hands that were particularly dry, to the point where my skin was sore and flaking/splitting the cream was completely ineffective and if anything the perfume in the cream made my hands sting in these areas.
The cream is lightly perfumed which and is quite a nice, almost floral smell (I apologise, I'm not brilliant at describing smells) but it is very subtle, this isn't an issue for me as a nice aroma isn't something I'm personally looking for in a hand cream, I would rather have soft, moisturised hands than hands that smell like flowers but it might be something other people would like in a hand cream.
***Worth the money?***
After having a quick look on the Avon website you can currently buy this hand cream for £1.55 although it is usually on sale for £3.10, personally I don't think that this is worth the money and I have spent less on much better creams from places like Superdrug that are much more effective.
Although the cream does not achieve what I require from a hand cream, I have to admit that it does do what it says on the tin and left my hands feeling soft but didn't alleviate the sensation of dryness. I think that if you are just looking for a very basic hand cream and your hands are already in a good condition that this hand cream would be fine, but if you suffer from excessively dry skin on your hands like I do that this cream is completely ineffective. Personally I don't think I would recommend this product to any of my friends if they looking for a good moisturising cream.
I go through a lot of hand creams/lotions and tend to have several different brands all on the go at any one given time. I have my more luxurious Clarins tube for pampering on a night but for general day to day 'throw it in my bag' type of hand creams I tend to use a cheaper brand. I received several Avon products for Christmas presents and one such item that was part of a gift set is this I am reviewing today - Avon Skin So Soft Replenishing Hand Cream.
The hand cream is part of Avon's popular Skin So Soft range and though this came as part of a gift set it is also sold singularly for 3.10 but is currently on offer at £1.55 (May/June 11') for a 75 ml sized tube.
Packaging wise this is pretty standard as it comes housed in a tube like vessel that is upright standing (if so required) via the lid which acts as a sturdy base.
The tube is predominantly white and is dressed in the Skin So Soft uniform colours of white background with black lettering and a pink coloured logo in the centre.
The lid is fully removable and easily twists off and on again to secure the contents from spillage.
My experience of using this cream~
As mentioned this was actually part of a gift set from Christmas though I have used several SSS products in the past and have been fairly impressed with the results.
Once the lid is removed I found only a tiny squeeze of the tube is needed as the cream seems to emit in a hurry (and then takes twice as long to rub into the hands). The cream itself is a very bright white in colour, whilst the consistency is moderately thin but not in a runny way and the texture feels almost velvety.
Fragrance wise I would say it seems to be unfortunately lacking in that department as all I could detect was a faint generic hint of glycerine so it doesn't score any points as far as the scent is concerned.
Having applied a small pea sized blob to each hand I proceeded to gently rub the cream into the tops of my hands where the skin is at the driest. It seemed to disappear immediately so I applied approximately the same amount again per hand and carried on rubbing into my skin this time including the palms as well.
I found that my first impressions of this product were that it was a very impressive hand cream as it absorbed well and seemed to be leaving my hands soft and smooth.
After I had finished applying the cream though I changed my opinion as my hands suddenly became clammy and felt more greasy than the velvet sensation they had felt a few minutes previously. I persevered with this hand cream for several weeks until the tube was finally used up and I have to say I have mixed reservations towards it.
The main thing in the positive stakes is my hands did feel softer and smoother so for me that's all I am really looking for as far as a hand cream goes.
It's negative aspects are unfortunately that it leaves a greasy film over my hands and doesn't feel as though it fully penetrates all the layers of skin to 'replenish' as it promises to do. It's as though it slightly absorbs and the remainder is left sitting on top of the skin which is why my hands were left with a clammy residue - not exactly a nice feeling!
Would I recommend this?~
Like I said in the above paragraphs I'm a bit torn as it's not the most fantastic hand cream in the world by any means. It does leave my hands feeling softer so I have to say if you are after a 'cheap' hand cream for after washing up for example then it is well suited. The fact this doesn't seem to have much fragrance leaves me feeling disappointed as I do prefer products with a scent though that's just my personal preference and I can't mark it down for that alone.
For a moisturising pampering treat on an evening though it is definitely not recommended.
Because this is only a mediocre product it is getting a middle of the road rating from me of 3 out of 5.
I've reviewed a lot of hand creams recently - this cold weather is wreaking havoc with my hands so I have bought a few new creams recently and I have them dotted all over my house, as well as in the car, at work and in my handbag!
The one I currently have next to my bed is from Avon, and was part of my haul of Avon products from before Christmas. If you have seen any of my other Avon reviews, I have been distinctly underwhelmed with most of my products so far, so how did the hand cream fare?
The packaging is okay but quite unexciting. The cream comes in a tube that sits 'upside-down' on its screwtop lid. The colour is a pearlised white colour, with a small pink illustration and some writing. The cream contains essence of silk, according to the back of the tube, and makes hands "look and feel sensually soft".
The tube measures 75ml and is currently on the Avon website for £1.50, reduced from the usual price of £3.10.
The cream itself is pure white and I was very pleased with how thick it appeared to be as I was after a serious moisture boost for my hands! I was able to rub this into my hands very quickly and easily, and it did feel like a pleasant hand cream.
A nothing smell
One thing I did find a little disappointing was the smell of the cream. It has a very faint floral smell and although it isn't unpleasant, it is a bit boring and non-descript. I have a few lovely smelling hand creams (such as the Soap and Glory hand cream and the M&S Maison de Senteurs) so this was a bit of a let-down.
The other strange thing about this cream was the way it left my hands feeling. Although they did definitely feel soft and smooth, it left hands feeling slightly tacky and as if there was some residue on my hands - although there wasn't! This isn't a very pleasant feeling and it pretty much ruined the cream for me, which is a shame as it is quite a decent moisturiser other than this.
To sum up, this is an okay hand cream - the smell is a bit boring but it's quite inoffensive and good if you prefer less strongly scented products. It's a pretty effective moisturiser but it leaves an odd residue on the hands which isn't very nice. Becuase of this, I will keep using the handcream only before bed, as the residue feeling can't really annoy me if I'm asleep! But it is a strange little product, and has done nothing to endear me towards Avon products - and is definitely not worth the full price of over £3.
I am always on the lookout for new hand creams and as I only buy from companies who do not test on animals, Avon fits the bill.
I suffer from terribly dry, 'outdoor hands' so I can give these products a thorough testing!
This hand cream was only 99p for 75ml from Avon so I figured I can't really go wrong.
The small tube has a screw cap lid which is an instant negative for me as replacing a screw lid when you've just applied handcream is a pain. Other than that, the packaging is fine.
The product smells nice - it has a fresh smell, I agree with the previous review that it is kind of 'cucumbery', mixed with flowers maybe. The consistency is ok as you squeeze it out, but a bit thin once you're rubbing it in.
It does absorb fairly easily but doesn't really give my hands that soft feel that a more premium hand cream does. It seems to leave a very thin layer on my hands, a little greasy for a while but that disappears after a few minutes. Another few minutes after that however and I don't really know that I ever applied it.
I wouldn't really call this hand cream 'replenishing' as it states, although it might do the job for someone with far less dry hands than I have. For me it doesn't offer any protection and, once it's disappeared into my hands, leaves them pretty much as dry as they were to start with.
I will use up this tube but I won't be bothering again, even at that price.
I don't usually buy many Avon products, in fact it's been years since we had an Avon rep in our area to tempt me with anything but at Xmas one of my friend's bought me a few bits from Avon and one of the items was the Skin So Soft Signature Silk Replenishing Hand Cream. I use quite alot of hand cream as I have very dry hands so I was pleased to get this. I looked online for a price and found the item on Amazon for £3.50 but knowing Avon they probably have it on offer on a regular basis.
The tube is 75ml and a plain white tube with a pink rectangle in the centre. On the back it says "with essence of silk" which I assume is just a marketing ploy and there isn't really silk in this. The only other information is to massage into hands and nails as required.
I immediately placed this near the sofa where I often have some form of cream for my parched hands and found myself using it that night. The fragrance is a bit odd, floral mixed with a kind of cucumber scent but with an underlying chemical smell going on. Once on the chemical smell goes away and you're left with mostly a sweet cucumber fragrance.
The actual cream is quite thick but not as thick as some I've used and massages into hands and nails easily. It feels very moisturising as you apply it but it does leave a waxy feel to the skin once it's settled so it doesn't all absorb. My hands are dry all over but I have some very dry problem areas on some of my fingers and this didn't touch those, it didn't sink into those areas at all and left me with scaly patches still evident. On the other areas of my hands which are normal dry and not dermatitis dry it did make them feel soft but still with that waxy feel. I'm not keen on having a coating on my hands and found myself slightly irritated by it, I like creams that absorb completely.
Unfortunately for me this isn't man enough for the job and after a while I had to switch back to a more moisturising cream for my very dry areas. I think if your hands are just a little bit dry this will suffice but if they're like mine it won't. I'm going to give it a moderate 3 stars, I've taken off one for the waxy feeling it leaves and another for the fact it doesn't tackle very dry areas particularly well but it is still basically a good cream for mildly dry skin.