Product Type: Ambre Solaire Sun Care
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The perfect holiday must have!
Garnier Ambre Solaire After Sun Skin Soother
Member Name: abbiej1711
Garnier Ambre Solaire After Sun Skin Soother
Advantages: Soothing, hydrating, fantastic!
Disadvantages: None for me.
On my recent holiday to Turkey, after sun was a must have and I chose Garnier as one of our selections from a trusted well known brand, and also because of the offer price at the time.
I personally think this product is quite highly priced in most stores.
It can be found for ;
£7.99 from Boots and £7.80 from feelunique.com.
This is also widely available in most stores and I picked mine up from Sainsburys better than half priced at £3! Ok I only went in for some change but I this was well worth the buy and I don't think we could have got through our holiday without it!
£8 for an after sun lotion is rather high considering there are many other cheaper ones available, however looking back I personally think it was worth the price as the effects and soothing of the cream had a great benefit to my skin whilst away.
I have to comment on the bottle as I loved the design! The lid is fantastic, it has a snap lid which is a little longer than the bottle top which makes it easy to open even with very slipper fingers.
The lid is also very strong and I could carry it around with me without the worry of it leaking or coming open.
The bottle is a lovely blue colour giving me the first impression that it is refreshing and cooling and the bottle stands upright securely.
I also liked that the bottle is easy to squeeze and easy to hold securely in your hand even when you are covered in lotion.
Me and my partner got badly sunburnt whilst on a cruise the third day into our holiday, so this after sun was needed desperately and used every night without fail and even throughout the day a lot of the time.
The lotion doesn't need much pressure to come out and easily oozes out simply by holding the bottle upside down, because of this it is very easy to apply 'too much'.
Although, when your skin is burning red rore and you feel like you cant move, 'too much' isn't really a possibility and you just want to get the lotion smothered into your skin as much as possible!
After applying and massaging smoothly into your skin, we found the lotion sinks in rather quickly and doesn't leave any uncomfortable residue on your skin. It doesn't make you feel sticky or oily and we found we could get into bed quite soon after applying at night.
The lotion for me did feel hydrating and very soothing, it was very nice to use and did provide us with some relief to our sun burn pains. We loved it so much we usually applied multiple layers and I did feel without it my skin became dry, firm and very uncomfortable.
The lotion holds a pleasant smell which was a plus for us as the last after sun I chose smelt horrid and by the end of the holiday we were so sick of it!
Also, because of my sun burn I was reluctant to wear perfume so I appreciated the pleasant smell in the lotion.
To us, the lotion smells lightly floral and 'fresh' without smelling feminine and it was a smell we could easily put up with multiple times a day, every day of our holiday.
I believe the lotion did have a beneficial effect to my skin however I cant compare as we both used the lotion. We both peeled a little on our shoulders although I found the lotion helped when this occurred also and when applied it hydrated the peeling areas and encouraged the skin to come away which I liked as it took away my temptations to peel it off myself.
The lotion comes in a 200ml size and we just managed to make it last for our 11 night holiday, however considering we used it a lot throughout the day as well as before bed, and as we did use a generous amount every time the lotion did last a reasonable length of time.
I would definitely recommend this lotion for anybody looking for a decent after sun with great hydrating properties. The price is a little high compared to a few others, but it is worth it and I would use this again.
Thank you for reading, I also post on Ciao
Summary: Worth a buy.
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