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      11.03.2011 11:14
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      great shampoo to give a healthy shine

      I recently have changed my shampoo to V05 silky smooth shampoo, i was after a shamoo that would make my hair feel soft and look shiny and healthy.
      The bottle is pink and is easy to spot on the shelf in the store as it says V05 In big letters, i paid just £1 for mine as i had it from a warehouse in Willenhall called hootys, but normal price is around £2 for a 300ml bottle i have saw it in various other supermarkets, its also for sale in superdrug and boots .

      My hair can be frizzy at times and was lacking in shine so i was eager to try this, it has a flip lid so is easy to use in the shower, this shampoo has 5 vital oils in it they are....
      Avocado & jojoba oils full which are rich in nutrients

      Apricot and Almond oils which help to strengthen
      Grape seed oil enchancing shine.

      The smell i can't put my finger on it smells ok but i think it could smell better, sorry can't say anymore about the smell, its an awkward smell to describe, and i think its one of those smells like perfume you will either love it or hate it.
      The shampoo is thick and clear and i only needed a small amount which turned into a good lather, it easily rinsed out.

      My hair felt much healthier and it also tamed my frizz, it felt soft and smooth and i like how it makes my hair shine, even from the first time i used it.
      I have a sensitive scalp i was fine with this shamoo though.

      I would definately recommend this shampoo
      Thanks for reading

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    • Dermol 500 Lotion / Medicine / 11 Readings / 11 Ratings
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      27.12.2009 22:38
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      great product works great

      my daughter suffers from excema shes 11 now, her elder sister at 13 also suffers from it , they both have since they,ve been babies.

      I,d been prescribed this by the doctor after trying many other products specially meant for excema.

      What is dermol

      dermol is a emollient cream for the management of dry and pruritic ( itchy ) skin conditions at risk from infection, especially excema and dermatitis, and can also be used as a soap substitute, it comes in a green bottle and has 500g in .

      There are two types of active ingredients in this product

      Benzalkonium chloride and chlorhexidin dihydrochloride are antimicrobials, these help to .........

      combat bactria present on your skin which can make bateria worse
      prevent infection caused by scratching itching skin

      Liquid paraffin and isopropyl myristate are emollients which help to ....

      soften, moisturise and protect the skin by trapping moisture in the skin and restoring the normal functions of the skin.

      prevent the skin drying out

      all age groups can use dermol including babies


      The look and smell

      The cream has no smell is white and looks a bit like baby lotion

      DIRECTIONS

      You can use in two ways............

      First is you can apply the cream to the affected area and massage gentle into the skin, until absorbed, you can apply when needed.

      second way is to use as a soap substitute in the bath or shower instead of your usual soap or bath product, this comes in a handy pump dispenser, which can be very useful.

      when used in the bath or shower this can make the surface slippery so take be careful

      Does it work

      well yes it works for us and i would highly recommend giving it a try, it does come in a big 500g bottle which isn,t suitable to carry in the daytime with me or on days out or for the kids to take to school with them.

      i have bought small tubs ( you can buy these from various places such as superdrug at the body shop ) i put some of the cream in tubs one for my bag and one each for the girls school bags.

      The cream did start working almost straight away as with any new product it takes time, it took around 9 months to get her excema completely under control and now she just has the odd flare up.

      its worth checking with your doctot though to see if this product is suitable for you.

      Thanks for reading

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      22.12.2009 04:49
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      great balm which helps you sleep

      I love trying new things and i always buy things out of the avon as i love there products and most of them agree with my sensitive skin.

      i had looked at the sleeptherapy range for a while but never tried it, so i thought i would give it a go as i was having problems getting off to sleep at night.
      The sleeptherapy balm comes in a 10ml plastic jar with a screw on lid, easy to open.

      THE PRICE
      £2.50 sometimes on buy one get one free though

      Where to buy from
      An avon rep or online avon site

      What it looks like
      Its white and looks like vaseline

      The smell
      It has a really nice smell hard to describe its abit like lavender with a little bit of a perfume smell but not too strong.

      How to use
      You just use a little bit on your pulse points, wrists, neck and temples it can be greasy at first but not if you rub it in well and you dont have to use much.

      Did it work
      Well it did for me i rubbed it on my wrists and temples as i said earlier the smell is very nice but it does fade, it did seem however to get me off to sleep, its a calming smell.

      Would i recommend ?
      Yes for £2.50 its worth buying to try if you are having difficulty sleeping, you can take it with you travelling and its small enough to fit in your bag or pocket.

      Thanks for reading.

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      • Clinton Cards / Highstreet Shopping / 8 Readings / 6 Ratings
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        02.03.2009 23:13

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        great store , but can be pricey.

        clintons card shop has to be one of my favourites.

        The shop has a wide variety of cards and gifts for any occasion including .....
        birthdays, weddings, anniversarys, thinking of you , easter , mothers day , christmas, st patricks day, fathers day, everyday friendship cards

        The clinton shops i,ve gone in have always had plenty of room to get around with a pushchair or a wheelchair and the staff have been very helpful.

        They also sell , wrapping paper, invitations, party supplies.

        The prices in the store vary some can be quite expensive but the products are of excellent quality .

        They do a range of gifts including me to you products ( my favourite ) and forever friends also dumbo , and spongebob squarepants etc.

        although the prices can be expensive i would recommend the store as i,ve always found what i,ve been looking for in there and am always happy with the products.

        I,ve started making and selling my own cards and have a variety of gifts , i sell on ebay , my ebay name is textmad100, worth a look , if you have a buisness or market stall and are interested in buying some please let me know.

        thanks for reading
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      • Glade Candles / Homeware / 10 Readings / 10 Ratings
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        21.12.2008 22:11
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        really nice candle

        I Like scented candles and i always have them around the house. I have tried various makes of candles , but the ones i like at the moment are the glade ones.

        i was in savers when i saw the glade one its called with love , it comes in a cardboard box , the glass container itself is pretty it is pink and has hearts on .
        I can,t put my finger on what it smells like but it does fill the room with a nice smell a fresh smell, a bit like perfume, its strong but not overpowering.
        There is a really nice smell when i walk in to the room.

        I paid around £1.50 in savers for the candle, but the prices do vary , you can buy from vearious shops and a lot of supermarkets like asda and morrisons.

        I would recommend this product.

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        • Glade Aerosols / Homeware / 14 Readings / 12 Ratings
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          22.09.2008 09:50
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          good air freshener that works to rid unwanted smells.

          This review is on the glade air freshener , clean cotton, its a mainly blue aerosol can, 300ml with glade on the front and a picture of a window and folded washing.

          The spray itself comes out through the top of the can unlike other sprays which come out the side.

          it smells really fresh like fresh washing just out of the machine, a lovely fresh clean smell.

          I use it all over the house, its good for when you,ve been cooking , also good if you have animals , gets rid of the bad odours .
          a couple of sprays i have found lasts for ages and gets rid of those unwanted smells .

          I bought mine from wilkinsons its normally 79p but they had a offer on where you could buy two for a pound.

          I have saw it in various other supermarkets and shops too, prices vary though .

          I would recommend this spray .
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          21.09.2008 09:06
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          excellent product to get rid of tangles

          Heres a bit about avon first .........
          I am a big fan of avon products you can buy them from there web site which is avon.uk.com.
          Or you can buy them from a representative, which you normally find in your local area.
          Avon sells all kinds of products including make up, perfume, jewellery, aftershave, lingerie,haircare, footcare,gifts, etc.

          They also do a kids range called avon kids which includes shampoos, body wash, conditioner and a detangling spray.
          The bottles are all in bright colours with avon kids in big letters on the bottle, and they have got smiley faces on them.
          I am doing a review about the detangling spray today , as i had to write in and tell you what an excellent product i think it is.

          I have two daughters and they both suffer badly with excema , and it is especially bad at times on their scalps.
          As soon as i would start brushing their hair before there would be a lot of tears and screaming , as there scalps as very sensitive.
          Brushing their hair would be a complete nightmare for the girls and me .
          I would hate doing their hair as i know how much it was hurting them , even though i was being as gentle as i could it would still hurt.
          The doctor had prescribed different types of shampoo etc for their scalps but nothing stopped the tangles , until i came across avon kids tangling spray .
          i saw it in the avon book and thought i would give it a go, and ever since i haven,t looked back.

          The detangling spray is 2.50 for a 200ml botle ,
          You will find though avon have offers on a lot so it will sometimes be buy one get one free or half price.
          Its got avon kids on the front and a big smiley face , its suitable for all hair types .
          It smells of watermelon and kiwi , but its not an over powering smell like some other hair products are.
          Its a nice smell and one my girls like so that helps too.
          The ingredients in the bottle are .......
          aqua,
          Benzyl alcohol
          Amodimethicone
          Cetearyl alcohol
          Methyl gluceth-10
          Peg-75 lanolin
          Parfum
          imidazonlidinyl urea
          Behentrimonium chloride
          Trideceth-12
          Cetrimonium chloride


          The product is really good i spray it on leave it for a few seconds then brush their hair , its like a miracle the brush just goes through no tangles no tears, and no guilt from me.
          It leaves their hair shiny and manageable, and you can apply it to wet or dry hair i use it on both , works excellent.

          If you have a child though which does suffer from excema on their scalp make sure they have no open wounds or infections before you spray , as it will sting their heads otherwise.
          DO NOT USE IF THEY HAVE AN INFECTION OR ANY CUTS , NICKS ETC ON SCALP.

          I would advise trying this product especially if brush time is normally a nightmare for you .
          I hope it works for you too.
          Thanks for reading !

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            30.08.2008 11:08
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            keeps you dry and smells fresh

            my daughter asked me to get her some deodrant she suffers from excema though so i was unsure which one wouldnt irratate her skin as its quie sensitive.

            i have used several dove products before and they have always made my skin nice and soft and smelling good, i too suffer from sensitive skin , i usually use a spray deodrant , but just lately i have noticed all the advertisements for the dove range and thought i would give the dove deodrant a go.

            i deceided to get the dove deodrant stick as its handy to keep in your bag as well so i bought two in superdrug one for me and one for my daughter , they were around £1.30 each.

            The deodrant stick you just take the lid off and twist from the bottom when you need more, keep twisting till its all gone.
            when i applied it to under my arms it felt very soft and smooth and the smell is very nice and smells fresh.

            i Have also used it straight after shaving and it didnt sting and hasnt caused any irratation .
            i havent notice any white marks either on clothing which has been a good thing , and it has keep me dry all day .

            its dermatologically tested , and has no colours , preservatives or alcohol in it .

            i would say this product is suitable for sensitive skin as both my daughter and i suffer from it , and it has suited both of us.


            Thanks for reading x

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              27.08.2007 15:25
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              excellent for dry skin.

              Cocoa butter well i had seen it on the shelf but i never bought some until a few weeks back, as both my children have excema so i was using creams made especially for that , and as i have sensitive skin i thought it wouldn,t suit me either as so many other creams i have bought in the past including unfragranced and ones especially for sensitive skin have irrated me and bought me out in a rash.

              Anyway back to the cocoa butter

              ~ Where to buy from ~

              I bought from superdrug but a lot of other chemists sell it too.

              ~ How much ~

              I paid 3 pounds for a 250ml bottle.

              ~ The cocoa butter ~

              The bottle itself is a nice design , its white with cocoa butter on the front , and palmers wrote in an orange background.

              The top itself too i think is good as its like a button which you press on one end and the other end pops up lol, sorry only way i can think to explain it , but its easier than a screw lid .

              The cocoa butter itself is thick and is a creamy yellow colour , and the smell is yummy cocoa smell , but one i would so some people might have to get used to , well i did as i wasn,t keen on it at first .
              The smell also stays on your skin for hours .
              My children said i smelt like cakes lol.

              I use this straight after i,ve had a bath or shower and its excellent its rubs in really easy and isn,t greasy .

              It contains vitamin e so is excellent for dry skin i used on my children and they have had no problem with it , which i was surprised at .

              I have also used it when we have come in from been in the sun and its really good for that it cooled our skin down .

              ~ My opinion ~

              This cocoa butter is excellent i was very impressed especially as it didn,t irratate our skins at all , but we,ve been left with lovely soft smooth skin.

              Its also good for any marks or scars you may have as it smoothes them and mine seem to be dissapearing , it working good on the marks left from excema too.

              Thanks for reading x

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              • Cadbury Bournville / Chocolate / 23 Readings / 21 Ratings
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                20.07.2007 15:36
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                great for a treat!

                I remember trying this chocolate when i was younger and i didn,t like it then ithough, however recently i have tried it again after i had a sample come through the door .

                The bars in the shop are sold for around 45p, they are 44g and the bar is in a red cellophone wrapper with bournville on the front.

                ~ Where to buy it from ~

                You can buy it from various shops and supermarkets .

                ~ What it looks like ~

                Each bar has six pieces which are easy to break off.
                The chocolate is a lovely dark brown colour , and has a lovely smell of cocoa.

                ~ The taste ~

                I love dark chocolate and have tried quite a few but this has to be one of the best if not the best dark chocolate i,ve tried.

                When you put a piece in your mouth and let it slowly melt, the chocolate taste is just delicious, its not a sickly creamy taste but tastes of rich dark chocolate ,its very smooth and it doesn,t leave a bitter taste in your mouth either .

                ~ My opinion ~

                I love this chocolate for a treat , some people would say that its a chocolate that mainly grown ups would like , but i think that anybody would like this chocolate especially if they like dark chocolate .


                Thanks for reading x

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                  17.07.2007 09:47
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                  a great place to chill with a friend and have a coffee and chat.

                  Costa is my favourite coffee shop, great italian coffee.

                  When i go shopping with my friend the first thing we do before we even hit the shops is go to costa , i can smell the great aroma as soon as i walk through the door lol.

                  The shop has a really nice atmosphere and is a great place to relax either with friends or alone.

                  They sell a great range of coffee which include cappicino's. latte's and expresso's.

                  The staff are friendly and will make the coffee to your taste , you can have extra shots of coffee and various toppings if required .

                  They also sell tea and hot chocolate.

                  They do vrious tea's including herbal , and the hot chocolate you can have with cream, flakes and even marshmallow's.

                  I think the coffee is delicious, its so smooth and rich, the regular one gives me the caffeine fix i need lol, normally we will have another one when we have finished shopping lol.

                  You can also buy snacks in the shop including pastries, cakes, crisps.

                  I have a coffee maker at home and costa sell a bag of coffee for 2.99 so you can make it home yourself.

                  The price i pay is 1.95 for a regular cappicino, prices vary depending on what you have.

                  ~ My opinion ~

                  A nice place to stop for a delicious drink and snack, the shops are spacious and are kept very clean , and have a relaxed atmosphere.

                  Thanks for reading x

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                  • Cravendale Milk / Soft Drink / 14 Readings / 13 Ratings
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                    09.07.2007 16:01
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                    Nice for a change !

                    I am trying to cut back on my intake of coffee and am finding it hard i have to admit , i love coffee.

                    All that caffeine though i,ve been told too much is not healthy.

                    So i,m looking for other drinks , i,ve been drinking water, and pop but that kind of defeats the object as , i drink dr pepper, coke or pepsi and they all have caffeine in.

                    Anyway back to the subject lol, the kids suggested when it was warm i have a nice cold glass of milk , i hadn,t had milk for ages and wasn,t sure i,d like it , but i tried it and was quite surprised .

                    I had been buying cravendale milk for the kids as my sister told me how her kids loved it and they would drink this milk where as other milk they wouldn,t .

                    ~ Cravendale ~

                    The bottle is plastic with cravendale on the front and can be found in the fridges in supermarkets by all the other milk.

                    ~ So why is cravendale so different to other brands ? ~

                    Well it undergoes a unique filteration process prior to pasterisation, this simply means it removes all of the bacteria which causes milk to go sour ,but it doesn,t take away any of the nutrients, vitamins, minerals or goodness of the milk.

                    This milk is so pure and i have to admit my children will just have a glass of this and don,t just have it on there cereal .

                    I too really enjoy it , it tastes different to other milk but in a good way , its delicious especialy lovely and cold.

                    Its also nice in hot drinks and especially good for milkshakes.

                    ~ How long does it last ~

                    This again is what makes it different from other milk, if the bottles open it can last around 7 days, but not in our house its lucky if it lasts the day lol.

                    Unopened it has a good date on which is normally at least two weeks.

                    ~ Where you can buy it from and hoew much ~

                    I bought mine from asda , but miost supermarkets sell it .

                    ~ How much is it ~

                    In asda it is 1.29 for a 2 litre bottle.
                    Or you can buy two 2 litre bottles for 2.00 .

                    ~ The range ~

                    Whole milk
                    Semi skimmed
                    Skimmed

                    ~ My opinion ~

                    I highly recommend this milk , i never thought i would enjoy a glass of milk but this is delicious , it tastes like milk obviously lol, but tastes more pure like its all goodness.

                    Some people might say its more expensive tahn other milk but two for 2.00 is a good price, and i think its got to be better for my children than a lot of fizzy pop.

                    Thanks for reading x

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                      08.07.2007 17:19
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                      yummy snack.

                      Flapjacks yum yum that is what i think when i think of these flapjacks.

                      The box is mainly blue with fabulous bakin boys on the front and says 5 golden oaty flapjack fingers.
                      The one thing i do like about this also is that you can see the fingers through the front of the box.
                      Inside the box there are five flapjack fingers they are individually wrapped in cellophane wrappers.

                      ~ The price ~

                      I paid 99p at tesco , they have them on offer of half price at times.
                      You can buy from lots of other supermarkets too.

                      ~ What they look and taste like ~

                      They are about 8cm by 2cm, just the right size to put in lunchboxes or keep in your bag .

                      When i think of oats i always think of having porridge when i was a child lol, and that is what these oats smell like to me anyway .

                      You can also tell they are made by oats by there apperance a nice golden brown colour , they have a shiny look to them this is the gloden syrup which is used to bind the ingredients together .

                      I have tried various flapjacks before but these have to be my favourite at the moment.

                      ~ The taste ~

                      The taste well its just delicious , the oatiness mixed with the golden syrup its sweet but not sickly , and it does satisfy my craving for something sweet

                      ~Nutrition information ~

                      They have gluten in but are 100% nut free.
                      7g fat per finger
                      140 calories

                      ~ My opinion ~

                      I do buy these on a regular basis as my children enjoy them and i think they are good value for money at 99p for five bars thats just 20p a bar , compared with what you would pay individually for snacks that is a good price.

                      The fat contents is quite high though so i wouldn,t advise you eat the whole box to yourself lol.

                      Thanks for reading x

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                      • Asda Barbecue Ketchup / Other Food / 27 Readings / 24 Ratings
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                        23.06.2007 18:30

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                        delicious sauce.

                        Barbecue sauce thats my favourite for dipping my fries in yum yum, my children love it too.

                        Asda does there own barbecue sauce in a plastic bottle its 280g and has a flip lid .

                        It has a picture of a chip been dipped in the sauce on the front , an dthe rest of the bottle is see through so you can see the sauce.

                        ~ The price ~

                        76p

                        ~ The colour and smell ~

                        The colour of the sauce is brown , and the sauce has got a smokey smell to it.

                        ~ The taste ~

                        It is sweet with a hint of smokeyness and i,m sure i can taste fruit.

                        It is a realy nice taste .

                        ~ Allergy sufferer news ~

                        This sauce contains .......
                        Gluten and wheat .
                        May also contain traces of nuts and seeds.

                        ~ My opinion ~

                        Its a nice sauce ideal for serving with a lot of food not only fries , the price is good at 76p.

                        The only thing i don,t like about the product is that the bottle isn,t very big 280g , and this is the only size bottle that they do.

                        Its suitable for vegeterians.

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                        22.06.2007 18:46
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                        great for sensitive skin.

                        First of all i,m going to give you some tips to stay safe in the sun , if your skin gets burned from the sun it can cause permanant damage and premature ageing .

                        Everybody needs some exposure to the sun , as its our primary source of vitamin d , and helps us absorb calcium for healthier , stronger bones, but you don,t have to stay in the sun ages for your skin to get the vitamin d it needs as it normally doesn,t take long .

                        So its not all bad news as long as you look after your skin and protect it with sun lotion.

                        ~ My tips ~

                        Always apply suncream of at least a factor 15 for adults , and the higher the better for children , 50 is the highest .

                        Apply it generously and at least 20 minutes before going outside.

                        Reapply every couple of hours and after swimming .

                        Have frequent drinks to avoid dehydration, especailly important in babies and children.

                        And if its a cloudy day don,t be fooled into thinking you don,t need it as uv ( ultra violet ) rays , can travel through the air and reflect off water, sand or even concrete .

                        Avoid the hottest part of the day in the sun which is normally between 11am to 3pm.

                        Wear hats, sungalsses and stay in the shade when posssible.

                        ~ The solait range ~

                        Solait is a suncare range by superdrug, they do a range of differents suncreams and lotions including childrens so i,m sure you will find one to suit your needs .

                        They have all different factors ranging from factor 8 to 50.

                        The bottle i had was for sensitive skin so this is what i,m going to base this review on.

                        ~ Solait sensitive ~

                        I have sensitive skin this is why i chose this product .

                        ~ The price ~

                        Around 7.50 for a 200ml bottle.

                        ~ The colour and smell ~

                        Its white and fragrance free

                        ~ Other facts ~

                        Its been tested by dermatologistsand approved by them.
                        Water resistant.

                        This sunlotion contains aquarich, which is an moisturising complex with natural wheat extract, to help promote deep and long lasting skin hydration.

                        Its got soothing panthenol and anti-oxidant vitamin e to help protect aginst premature ageing.

                        You can get from factor 8 to factor 50.

                        ~ My opinion ~

                        I wanted a product which would protect but not irratate my skin as my skin is so sensitive, also i wanted it for my children to use to and they have excema.

                        I have always bought named brands before but a lot of these haven,t suited my skin , and i know a lot of times own brands can be as good and lower in price too.

                        The lotion itself was thick and it absorbed into my skin really well too, it has no fragrance and is white.

                        Even though it is thick, it feels really light on your skin and seems to make skin soft too.

                        I have been using it for a while now and it really suits my skin and my children have used it too, i try and reapply every few hours if i,m going to be outside .

                        We haven,t burned while using this so its doing its job and protecting our skin.

                        I would advise people use it especially if they have sensitive skin.

                        Thanks for reading x

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