Product Type: Avon Hand & Nail Care
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Avon Skin So Soft Winter Soft Hand Cream
Member Name: Gemma_C
Avon Skin So Soft Winter Soft Hand Cream
Date: 12/12/09, updated on 12/12/09 (82 review reads)
Advantages: Keeps my hands nice and soft, and I love the smell.
Disadvantages: Screw top lid!! Hand creams should not have these.
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. ;)
Summary: A good hand cream from Avon.
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