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I work part time as an Avon Representative when my poor health allows, and this means I have great access to the range of Avon cosmetics and toiletries across their various brands. I am particularly fond of using scented products from the Avon Senses range, with this review outlining my experiences of using the Avon Senses Citrus Burst Liquid Soap.
The Avon Senses range contains a selection of fragranced hand wash products, most of which have a matching scented Shower Gel product within the Senses range. This is indeed the case with the Citrus Burst fragrance, which has a matching shower gel in a choice of two sizes. The Liquid Soap is only available in one size which is 300ml, with the normal price for this being £2, and although this is a reasonable enough price I have purchased the product a couple of times now and havenever paid more than £1.25, thanks to regular promotional offers that run within Avon's brochures. You can purchase items from the Avon Senses range - including the Citrus Burst products - from your local Avon Representative, or online at the brand's website at www.avonshop.co.uk where postage costs apply.
The packaging is in keeping with the rest of the Avon Senses range overall, thanks to the bottle's slightly angular shape and brightly-coloured pump dispenser, which in the case of the Citrus Burst variety, is coloured in a lime green shade. This coordinates perfectly with the brightly-coloured green hand wash liquid which I can see quite clearly through the bottle's clear plastic. The Senses products always have an attractive label on the front of their bottles, and the Citrus Burst Liquid Soap is no exception to this, with the brightly-coloured label depicting an attractive sunset scene.
The label also bears the description "Citrus Burst AWAKENING Citrus, Mandarin & Grapefruit" so we have an idea of what to expect from this product's scent.
To use the liquid soap, I simply need to press on the plastic dispenser nozzle on top of the bottle; doing so will squirt a small amount of the green hand wash liquid into my waiting palm, and I have encountered no difficulty in using the product or its packaging during use. I like how the bottle seems to dispense the perfect amount of liquid with each use as I hate waste, and I also like how easy the plastic pump is to use; some products are difficult for me to use as I have limited strength in my hands, but I have never had an issue with the Avon Senses range of Liquid Soaps.
The Citrus Burst Liquid Soap has a pleasant consistency, with the green liquid being fairly light and thin in its consistency, but not so much that it spills or drips easily from my hands during use. I find too that the soap lathers quite easily to form a gentle bubbly foam, and this feels soft and gentle on my delicate skin.
The Liquid Soap has a gorgeous aroma; being completely fruit-based, the strong citrus core of the scent is the first to make its appearance, with the beautiful fragrance of orangey mandarin trailing just behind. The zingy citrus scents have a wonderfully revitalising feel to them that is just gorgeous, and as I am a particular fan of fruit-based body care products, I immediately felt drawn to the Citrus Burst's gorgeous zesty scent, and its wonderfully refreshing feel.
After use, I am aware that my hands are left spotlessly clean and refreshed, with no hint of grime or dirt being left behind; I find too that my skin has not been left with any sort of residual matter or annoying 'film' from the Senses Soap, with my hands just feeling washed and clean instead. There is a lovely 'zing' of fragrance that lingers on the skin delicately after using the soap, and I find this reminds me of grapefruit and orange. This never feels as though it is over-powering, with it softly whispering its presence from the skin for a fairly short time.I agree wholeheartedly with the statement on the bottle's label in that the Liquid Soap does indeed have an Awakening Citrus scent that is particularly evident when the product is used first thing in the morning. It struck me that this lovely scent and its noticeable awakening feel would be particularly revitalising when used in my morning shower, so I did order the matching Senses Shower Gel after becoming acquainted with the Liquid Soap product.
Another plus point for my own household is that the Citrus Burst scent is distinctly unisex, whereas some other liquid hand wash products that I buy regularly are slightly more feminine in their respective fragrances and scents, which will occasionally leave my husband grumbling. The scents that are more fruit-based are suitable for use by the whole family, on the other hand, and the Citrus Burst Soap fits neatly into this type.
As with all other Liquid Soap products that I have used from the Avon Senses brand in the past, I have suffered nothing in the way of irritation or sensitivity to my sensitive skin, so I do feel that the Senses Citrus Burst Liquid Soap carries a rather mild and gentle formulation that is perfectly suited for those consumers who, like me, suffer with sensitive skin issues.
Taking everything into account, and based on the fact that I have already repurchased this lovely liquid soap as a result of its gorgeous refreshing fragrance, I feel the product is fully deserving of full marks in the product rating score and it comes with my full recommendation too.
A friend of mine has recently become an Avon rep in her spare time, and as she doesn't have a huge income, I decided I would try to support her and purchase a couple of items every so often when I saw her. One item that I saw was this Avon Senses Citrus Burst Hand wash for £1 and since I always like trying new handwashes and it is always useful to have a spare in the cupboard, I happily purchased it at a very reasonable price in my opinion for a 300ml pump bottle.
This Avon Senses citrus burst handwash is quite bright. The packaging is green so it is eyecatching. I always think citrus scents make you think of something very clean so I like them for that reason. THis handwash contains citrus, mandarin and grapefruit so if you like citrus scents this is a good combination.
I find when you apply this liquid soap it lathers up well on your hands, and you immediately smell the citrus scent. In fact, you couldn't miss it! When I looked closer at the main scents I felt I could smell each and every one of them when I washed my hands with this soap. Grapefruit isn't something I like to eat but it usually is a great scent when added to soapy things, and this is no exception. THere is something fresh, but very clean about this soap. It is that citrus scent that so often comes in cleaning products that makes you think something is clean, without it smelling like a bleach. I also find that the scent lingers on your hands which is lovely, as even an hour later, you can smell your hands and inhale the lovely citrus smell.
For £1 it is hard to go wrong with this product. For those that don't like citrus fragrances then avoid this, as you really can get the real fragrance coming through, rather than false claims on many handsoaps that you simply can't smell or yourself.
All in all, I would happily purchase this product again. It is a useful product, it smells lovely, it lingers on your hands, gets your hands clean and feeling fresh and all for £1! THis is definitely one I will be going back to purchase from my friend.
~Citrus Burst Liquid Soap~
This handwash (liquid soap) is part of the Senses range that Avon offers. This particular handwash carries a scent of citrus, mandarin and grapefruit. There is a matching shower gel available and Avon promote this particular scent as being unisex.
The handwash is presented in a clear, plastic bottle with a pump dispenser at the top. The bottle has a colourful label which makes it stand out as does the green contents of the bottle. This product has a 12 month usage life and the bottle can be recycled once empty.
~Where To Buy~
A 300ml bottle of this handwash retails at £2.00 but is currently on offer at just £1.25. It can be bought from www.avonshop.co.uk or through your Avon rep.
I buy bits and pieces from Avon often and quite like the Senses range. I never pay full price for any handwash and I believe I paid £1.00 for this when it was reduced in a recent brochure. I think that this is quite a new edition to the Senses range as I hadn't previously spotted it in the brochure. I opted for Citrus Burst as both myself and my fiance like citrus scents so it seemed perfect for us.
The packaging is attractive and looks bright in my rather plain looking bathroom. The pump dispenser works effectively and my five year old son can work it himself. Two pushes down on the pump provides a decent amount of fairly gloopy, green liquid. This handwash has a gorgeous scent which is quite strong and the perfect Summery scent in my opinion. It is a sharp, sweet aroma which is incredibly zingy and refreshing. The grapefruit is the main scent and smells gorgeous. My fiance likes it too and doesn't find it too girly.
I would say that this handwash performs fairly well. I find that I need to rub my hands for a little longer than with other handwashes to encourage a decent amount of lather to form. I like a good lather as I feel more confident that my hands are being cleaned properly. The lather that is created is soft and cleansing but not luxurious or extra creamy - it is quite basic. This handwash rinses well from my hands and my hands do feel and look clean after drying them off.
So far, so good. I have sensitive skin and whilst my hands feel quite soft, clean and smell pleasant after using this handwash, they seem to feel a little 'warm' and slightly uncomfortable. This isn't something that I have noticed with the other Senses handwashes so I quite surprised by this one. My hands don't feel overly dry after using this handwash but they certainly don't feel moisturised and hand cream is needed. I don't like using this several times a day so tend to only use it once or twice and then use another the rest of the time as I can't keep applying hand cream after washing my hands each time. My son and fiance haven't had any issues with this handwash.
This handwash offers good value for money at the reduced price. It performs well at its intended job but unfortuantely doesn't suit my skin for some odd reason. I would say to try it out if you love zingy scented handwashes as everyone has different skin and this may suit you. I won't personally buy it again as I prefer something a bit more moisturising like Dove or Nivea but it is a decent handwash for the price but there are better.
Thanks for reading :)