“ Brand: Avon / Texture: Cream / Type: Hand Cream / Suitable for: Hand „
I am a big fan of hand cream and as my Mother in Law is an Avon Rep I am never short of Avon hand creams. The Skin so Soft range is my favourite so she stocks up on it when it is on offer so I've always got a tube of this on the go. I was reminded of this tube of hand cream in my bedside drawer last night when my husband asked if I had any hand cream. I've been using the Soap and Glory hand pump in a massive size so forgot I was half way through this tube too.
The hand cream comes in a 75 ml tube which is an ideal size. There is a screw top lid which means it's ideal for transporting without spills too. I squeeze out a generous blob, around the size of a 10p piece and this is enough to do both hands, wrists and often arms too. It has the skin so soft feminine lightly floral smell to it which I think is lovely and the hubby doesn't mind it either!
Expect to pay around £1.50 for this but sometimes you can get it for a pound, or as a multiple item buy.
You really can't go wrong with this hand cream. It sinks in fast, makes my skin soft and also helps nourish and moisturise my nails at the same time. I like the product and the packaging. A tube lasts me weeks even with daily use.
This is a highly recommended item. I like the handcream as it is especially thick and the results long lasting which is ideal during the dry winter months when central heating dries out the skin. For me it ticks all the boxes and delivers everything I want in a hand cream.
I am not a big fan of hand cream and if I am honest would never actually pay for any either. But I some items from Avon and this came as a free gift according to the catalogue I was making a saving of £3.
The cream comes in a 75 ml tube which is pretty plain and basic with just the description and ingredients on the tube. The tube has a screw cap on and you just unscrew it then give the tube a little squeeze to get some cream out.
The cream is quite thick which I found pretty good as some creams tend to be quite runny, which tends to get very messy, but this is thick and just stayed on the end of the tube waiting for you to wipe the cream off. The cream has a sort of flowery smell to it, however this is not a very strong smell.
When I took the cream and rubbed it into my hands it absorbed very well, and I did not have to keep rubbing for ages to get the cream into my hands. Once the cream was on my hands I had a small to see if the cream still had the same floral smell, or if the smell had completely disappeared, the smell was still there, and it had not changed at all, it was still only a slight smell but it was still there.
Now as to if it made my hands any softer, well I am quite lucky and have always had soft hands anyway, which is why I don't waste my money on creams, but it did still make my hands feel soft and replenished. My hands did not feel greasy at all which is what some creams can do. So for that I would recommend this cream to buy, as it did make my hands feel good, and did not leave them greasy and it left my hands smelling nice even if it was only a faint smell it was there.
I tend to suffer from dry hands and the cold weather over winter, teamed with lots of hand washing, means I have bought a few new creams recently to try and keep my hands as soft as possible! I have hand creams 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.
My mum bought this from Avon as part of a 5 for £5 deal that they had going on the Skin So Soft range not long ago. One of the great things that I love about Avon is all the fantastic offers they have on and this deal is a perfect example of one of these deals. The Skin So Soft range is usually quite expensive, and is a bestselling range, so five products at only £1 each seems like a really good bargain.
Although this really belongs to my mum, I have used this many times and feel like I know enough about it to be able to write a good review on it. She carries it everywhere with her in her handbag so when we are out of the house sometimes, and my hands are feeling dry, I always ask to borrow some of this. And it does the trick as it makes them feel much more soft and moisturised.
The normal price for this is £3 which seems good value for money. There is 75ml in the tube which means one tube of this won't last you that long, but you probably won't need to buy a new one that soon; it depends how dry your hands get and how much you use of it.
This not only works well but it also smells really nice, too. If you have used any of the Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual products before then you might be familiar with the fragrance they are all scented with. It is a feminine, light smell which I really like. This is definitely recommended.
I often have tubes of Hand Cream lying about, but never seem to just finish the 1 i'm on and perhaps a back up one. That would be too simple. It could be my love of bargains, as this was in the last Avon book for a bargain 99p instead of the normal £3 for this 75ml tube. I would never pay £3 for it, but think that £1.50 would be a resonable ask. However 99p is obviously a lot better.
This comes is a small-ish tube. The size is alright for popping in your bag, and you get a good amount of goes out of this. The tube is white and has the Skin So Soft logo on the front. This is just a pink rectangle with the 3 S's on the front and the writing is in italics up the top of the tupe. This stands on the lid and you tend to get every last bit out of this.
I would say the Winter Soft one is a bit thicker consistency than the normal Hand Cream from the range. This is meant more for Dry Skin, becuse of your Skin getting dried out during the Winer months. It isn't hard to rub this in, but you have to rub that bit harder to get this absorbed into your skin.
There is the familiar Skin So Soft scent on this, and although it isn't quite as strong and sickly, it is a bit of a sweet scent to smell on your paws allday as it seems to last a good lengh of time as well.
This is a good hand cream. Even not in the winter if you just want to give your Hands and intensive treatment. This soothes any chapped and sore skin, and seems to moisturise well, and therefore I will keep a couple of tubes of this in the cupboard.
I recently became an Avon Rep to earn a small amount of extra cash, despite the fact I'm not a huge fan of many Avon products. However I needed a new hand cream and when this was only 99p I thought it wouldn't hurt to give it a go!
The Skin So Soft range is a popular seller in the Avon catalogues, and there is always great deals on this range. The Winter Soft range was brought out just before Christmas and you can also get a Hand Wash and Body Cream in this range. This hand cream is supposed to cost £3 however, as is usual with Avon products, you will most likely never buy this at full price. I bought it for only 99p and in the past 2 brochures I've noticed it's £1.50, this is quite usual for Avon. You get 75ml in the tub, which is about average size compared to other brands and is just small enough to fit into my handbag. To compare, the hand cream I recently finished using by Johnsons was only 50ml and cost me around the same price.
The packaging is actually quite pretty, and very girly. It's pink and white mainly with some pink snowflakes to put across the winter theme. I always find Avon packaging to be plain jane and boring, but this is quite pretty and it surprised me. The cream states it helps prevent chapped or cracked skin and protect hands from the drying effects of cold weather, though to be honest any good hand cream should do this. It apparently uses a 'hydroseal complex' whatever that means, obviously some mumbo jumbo to make it sound brilliant! The one thing I dislike about the packaging is that it's not a flip top lid and is actually a screw top lid. This is annoying as it's pictured on the Avon website and in the books with a flip top lid, as you can see above. This isn't actually the case, and I hate hand creams with screw top lids as it makes actually screwing the lid back on whilst you have cream on your hands.
I wasn't expecting much from this hand cream, I've used the Glycerine hand cream from Avon in the past and it was awful, it made my hands greasy and it didn't absorb well at all. This one thankfully, is completely different.
First of all it smells great. It has a nice gentle floral smell to it which isn't too over powering. I was pleasantly surprised by the nice smell actually as I didn't expect it to smell particularly nice... I should probably give Avon more of a chance! The smell actually lasts a while on my hands to, it's nice to catch a good whiff of it a few hours after I may have last applied it.
My hands become dry after washing them using the harsh soaps you often find in public toilets or in the toilets at work. I can't stand the feeling so I always have a hand cream to hand in my bag. With this hand cream you only need to use a small amount, and when I rub it in it feels nice and thick. I catch the scent of the cream straight away, nice and pleasant, and despite it being a thick cream it absorbs easily. Straight away my hands are feeling soft and moisturised, any feelings of dryness are gone. The feeling also lasts for hours, I only need to reapply if I use any handwash and even then it's quite good at keeping hands soft. I like using this hand cream when I've been in the cold and my hands are likes blocks of nice as rubbing the cream in helps warm them up again and keeps them nice and soft against the cold!
It's also good at keeping my cuticles moisturised. They often become much drier in the winter and applying a little bit of this cream, concentrating on these areas, make them nice and soft again and I notice a good improvement.
This hand cream is great value for money and ticks most of the boxes. A nice scent, easily absorbed, moisturises your hands well and fits into your handbag. The only downside is the screw lid, and they should have gone with the flip top lid they have in the photos of this product.
You can buy this from the Avon online shop, or from your local Avon rep which in my opinion is much better as you save on postage and you help us Avon reps out. ;)
Now that the winter weather has well and truly arrived I have found my skin and hands specifically feeling a lot dryer and looking a bit worse for ware! So time for action but with Christmas, the recession and just generally feeling a bit strapped for cash I went to the trusted Avon catalogue looking for a bargin.
Avon do many different ranges, this on "Skin so soft" promises to give you silky smooth, healthy looking skin. The tube is 75ml (so can go through hand luggage in an airport which is very handy) with a screw lid, the tube stands on the screw lid so gravity forces all the cream towards the opening meaning there is a lot less squeezing and shaking to get the last of the cream out! The tube has pink and black writing on it and some pink pictures and looks very classy, this surprised me somewhat as I often find Avon packaging can be a little basic and I know this is to keep the cost down but it is still nice to find something that looks the part.
This cream is specifically designed to help prevent chapped or cracked skin and to protect in cold weather, as a result I find it a little thicker than some hand creams, personally I really like to thick white texture but it is useful to remember that as it is thicker you only need a small amount. I use about a 20p piece size and massage all over my hands paying particular attention to my cuticles and around my finger nails as the cold weather can increase "hang nails" which we all know can look unsightly and hurt like hell!
I found that the cream soaks into the skin very easily and doesn't leave an oily residue that I have found from other hand creams. There is a very slight flowery smell to the cream but this doesn't last very long. I found that the cream left my hands feeling nice and soft and not at all sticky. I have been using the cream for a few weeks now and have noticed a definite improvement in the appearance of my hands and indeed my nails, so much so that I bought another tube. Just a s a little tip, I find that keeping a tube in my handbag and one at easy reach on my desk means that I use it a lot more and thus reap the benefits.
The only issue I have found with this hand cream is that you need to be very careful not to get it on your clothes, especially anything black as I found that it left a white mark that wouldn't rub out and hence the clothes had to go into the wash that evening.
The price varies per brochure, as with most Avon products, but can generally be picked up for around £1.50, a complete bargin as it really does work. Great product from Avon.