“ Brand: Avon / Type: After Sun / What it does: Bronzes, „
Although the weather is starting to change the sun does still come out at times although not as strong but if I am out in it all day I can still tell that it has affected my skin and I like to use after sun to help to replenish its natural moisture. I played golf a few days last week when I was away on holiday and although the sun was mainly behind the clouds my skin felt tight and looked a bit pink especially on my face and arms so after having a shower I applied some after sun which I had taken with me.
I bought this one from Avon at the end of last year when they were selling off their sun care range and had it in the offer of buy three items for £10 which is very cheap as it has been around £8 at full price. It is 200ml size so I would say this would last me for about two holidays if I used it every day. The bottle is different from the picture shown and is white with a blue flip top lid which clicks back firmly in place and I have never had any accidents with it. There is a hole in the top where the lotion comes out when you squeeze the bottle which is quite a generous size so you have to be careful as it is easy for a large amount to come out in one go. Also the consistency of the liquid is quite thin and runny so if you have too much in one go it is difficult to apply it without it dripping off your hands.
It has a pleasant fresh smell which isn't too feminine so is suitable for men and women. Although it is quite thin it is very absorbent and seems to soak in quickly and doesn't leave any residue or greasy layer on my skin. My skin instantly feels cool and soft and this feeling does last for some time. When I used it last week I just applied a small amount to my hands and arms so I would say I only used about two or three ten pence sized dollops. Although I wasn't sunburnt I felt that my skin just needed an extra bit of moisturising which I find after sun does far better than a normal moisturiser. When I have used this after sun after being out in the hot sun all day and my skin has actually burnt I have found that it has soothed any soreness and my skin has hardly peeled and my tan has seemed to last longer.
I find that I can put my clothes on soon after applying and it doesn't leave any marks on my clothing. I would say that this aftersun is adequate for mild sunburn and discomfort after being out in the sun but if you are severely sunburnt you would need to seek medical attention. I would recommend this sun cream as it is a good quality and does help to keep your skin soft and supple, and especially if you can get it in one of the special offers from Avon. I did consider taking one star off due to it being a bit on the thin side but if you are careful when you apply it, I would say that this doesn't detract from it being a top quality product so I will give it 5 stars.
Please note the product I have is in an older style packaging but is still the same product as above.
I ordered plenty of sun products from Avon a couple of years ago and as I am lucky enough not too burn too easily I still have about half a bottle of the after sun which still works wonderfully. As this is an Avon product you can only buy it from them directly either through a representative or from their website although you do then pay delivery for orders under £20. The aftersun is usually about £6 a bottle which it is worth in my opinion however with just about everything in the Avon book if you wait for an offer you get it cheaper and I got 3 products for £10 making it £3.33.
My packaging is a white plastic bottle with a lovely bright blue flip top lid and a blue circular pattern on the front of it. It states on the back of the bottle "moisturising formulation enriched with aloe and vitamin E cools, soothes and softens skin to restore it's natural moisture, balance and suppleness. Regular and liberal use after exposure to the sun will help prevent peeling and prolong your tan."
The lotion inside the bottle is white in colour and smells fresh and a little bit sweet, there is a rather large hole for dispensing the lotion and it does come out fast and is pretty runny so you have to be careful otherwise you will end up with quite a mess from it. I find it really nice and cooling on burnt skin which unfortunately I have managed to get now, the cream is soothing and spreads over your skin easily although it does take a while to seep into the skin.
The lotion makes my skin feel nice and cool which is great when it's burning, it does leave my skin feeling moisturised and I apply it every few hours. I have found that I don't peel when I use this after sun every few hours however I cannot comment if it prolongs a tan as my skin goes red and then straight back to white so I don't tan at all.
I give this lotion 5 stars as it provides some very welcome relief and leaves my skin feeling lovely.
I always end up getting burnt when I go on holidays, last year I went on holidays to Salou, I decided to order in the Avon Bronze After Sun just in case I needed it when I was away. I ended up getting sun burnt on the 4th day of my holiday after spending the day around the hotel pool sunbathing and getting in and out of the water.
I applied this after sun at night time when I was going to bed to keep my skin cool and keep try to stop it from peeling. I used quite a big dollop of it and was quite liberal with it. I found that this was quite easy to apply, but needed a bit of help applying it to my shoulders.
What I Thought
This after sun really helped soothe my sun burn, I found that it really helped me sleep at night after being out in the sun with burnt skin.
I found that it absorbed really quickly into my skin and gave instant relieve from that burning sore feeling. It also helped my skin stay moisturised and soft and prevented me from peeling even though I had taken quite a bad burning on my shoulders.
I really liked that this after sun wasn't really that greasy and it didn't feel too sticky on my skin, this was great as I didn't need to wait ages to get into my pyjamas at night when I had applied it.
The scent from this after sun isn't really too overpowering, it reminded me a bit of sun cream lotion, but it didn't really have that strong of a smell which was a great plus for me as I hate the smell of sun cream lotions on my skin.
Price and Availability
I got this after sun for around £6 from memory. I haven't seen it in the book yet this year, but my Avon Representative has told me it may come back closer to summer. I will definitely keep an eye out for it as I think it was definitely a great buy and it definitely helped me out a lot when I got burnt on holidays.
I think that this is a great after sun, it is reasonably priced, non greasy and really helps sooth and moisturise sun burnt skin. Overall I would give this product 5 out of 5 stars.
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I am reviewing this today as it is fresh in my mind, after a severe sunbed burn incident this week (entirely my own silly fault of course, but I digress). Anyway, I renew our suncreams every year and bin the old ones after the summer is over so I had no aftersun in the house. I borrowed my mum's Avon Bronze After Sun so figured I may as well write about it (now the sunburn has calmed down enough for me to be able to move my arms enough to type!).
I don't know the price as it was bought a while ago, but being Avon it won't have been expensive.
The product I am reviewing is the lotion although I believe you can also get it in a gel form. I'm not sure which I would prefer really but I like this so I will definately order some for myself next time I get my hands on an Avon catalogue.
Firstly, the product looks nothing like the product picture, save for the fact that the bottle is the same shape. It comes in a white bottle with a bright blue flip-up lid and bright blue and navy lettering. The colour choice is typical of many after sun products and I presume it is because it is a cool-looking combination and so you immediately assume that the product will be cooling and soothing. It certainly works in this respect as it really does look reassuringly cooling.
It comes in a 200ml bottle which I am sure would easily last 2 people for a 2 week holiday if you were using it once a day after showering on an evening. You don't need to use masses although if you are burnt badly you will probably find yourself applying it much more frequently as it cools skin on application so from this point of view it is bliss! I would maybe suggest taking 2 bottles just in case you do get burnt although personally I would just take one as I know I have never been sunburnt on holiday so an additional bottle would just be extra unnecessary weight in my luggage.
The product is a fairly runny white lotiont which cools, soothes and moisturises according to Avon, and in my experience this week it definately lives up to its claims. Despite the fact I kept it in my warm bedroom, the lotion always felt pleasantly cold when I applied it which is lovely on skin that is red hot. It felt soothing to rub in, although it did take a fair bit of rubbing before it completely disappeared. It did not feel greasy at all which again is super if you are burnt and need to apply it a few times a day because you don't want to feel greasy after using a lot of it.
It is enriched with Aloe and Vitamin E to soften skin and help to restore its natural moisture balance and suppleness. Regular and liberal use after exposure to the sun will apparently help to prevent peeling and prolong your tan.
To be honest, whilst I cannot comment on the peeling aspect as nothing would prevent me from peeling considering how burnt I was, I can't see that this would work even for just slight burns. In my experience if you burn (not just pinky redness that fades by morning but proper sunburn) you will peel although it tends to be at least a week later. I would definately take this claim with a pinch of salt as even the miracle stuff - pure aloe vera gel - cannot prevent peeling in the worst cases. But which beauty product does live up to all of its claims anyway?
It is not a miracle formula by any stretch of the imagination, and the only think that helped me was time to be frank but it did provide temporary relief from the heat and discomfort of sunburn. The relief lasted 15 minutes at the most though, but again this is not a criticism of this product it is just typical of aftersuns - they are not magic potions after all.
Compared with other more expensive aftersuns I have used I'd say this product stands up well and I would definately purchase it again. Compared with pure aloe vera gel like the stuff we bought a few years ago in Egypt but haven't managed to source since (the stuff you buy over here is not the same) it pales into insignificance though.
What a silly title I've made up, I'm getting cornier by the minute, must be all the sun I've had today. LOL. I hope where you all live that you have had a lovely sunny day. It's time to get that white body out, well mine anyway, it's the whitest I've ever seen I'm sure. I buy all the Avon range, well I would wouldn't I with being an Avon Lady, I think I've got all the range. I always use Avon sun lotion, one because they are cheap and another because I like the products. One thing I always need is the after sun, I always get a burnt bit, trouble is, it never joins up with the other burnt bits. I look like a pepperoni pizza sometimes. I have started using Aloe vera gel, this is really refreshing. If you keep it in the fridge it will feel lovely after a day out in the sun. It soaks in really well and doesn't feel greasy afterwards. I love that feeling after a sunny day, I've had a shower, added some Aloe Vera gel and I feel glowing. The thing is , so does my nose, I always end up doing a great impression of Rudolph the Reindeer. The gel is £5.00, but sometimes there are great offers on where you can buy 3 for £9.00. Avon have been celebrating 30 years of suncare this year, so there have been some excellent prices about. The size is 100ml only, it is quite a decent size though, and should last a whole fortnight's holiday if two people were using it. It comes in a plastic bottle with a flip top lid, it has a yellow lid and the Aloe Gel is a green colour. Aloe Vera is well know for it's soothing properties. Using after sun helps to stop your skin from peeling and keeps it moisturised. It has a pleasant smell, and doesn't sting my sensitive skin. So say Aloe to Vera and goodbye to sunburn...
When the sun goes down and the evening approaches, skin needs to be conditioned following exposure to UV light, after lying on those idyllic sun drenched beaches as seen in the holiday advertisements. With adverts and now the thoughts of summer in most people’s minds, appropriate skin protection is all-important, but often forgotten about until the last minute. This year why not be prepared, you never know we might have a nice hot summer for a change! With this thought in mind, Avon has produced a range of after sun products, which cool as well as moistures the skin. Avon’s Aloe Ice Gel can be found within the Avon Bronze range. It comes in a 200ml bottle for only £5.00 and will last for about six weeks if used on a regular basis. The Aloe Vera in Aloe Ice is known for its healing properties on the skin, and features prominently as its name suggests. Aloe Ice Gel is a pale blue, non-greasy gel that is easily absorbed into the skin. It is effective in reducing the burning caused by the sun, whilst combating the dehydration effects from seawater and wind burning. This after sun gel is suitable for use on sensitive skin, but if in doubt, try a little on the skin, like a patch test, before committing yourself to this lotion whilst on holiday. If you react or just do not like it, there is always the Avon money back guarantee! Avon Bronze provides a comprehensive range of after sun products, including soothing sprays, after suns containing insect repellents and general multi-purpose after sun creams ranging from £4.00 to £9.95 (but ask you local agent about special offers to get them cheaper!) In general, if exposing skin to the potentially harmful effects of the sun, remember to treat the skin in the evenings and overnight. An after sun lotion is less greasy than a general moisturiser is and the skin will not fry in the oil as it slowly cools. The Avon Bronze After Sun Lotions are formulated to reduce damage to the sk
in, thus helping to prevent dehydration and peeling of the outer skin. Personally, I like to use the Aloe Gel, when in sunny climates because it cools and moistures without damaging my clothes. I have also found that my skin does not wrinkle either. One final tip to prevent the skin's dehydration is to drink plenty of water, both during the day and in the evening. You may need to go to the toilet a lot more, but your skin will appreciate that little extra attention and the molecules will keep well hydrated and are less likely to show external signs of premature ageing.
I would like to recommend Avon's bronze after sun for sensitive skin. Containing soothing aloe, Vitamin E and panthenol which helps to soften skin which has been over exposed to the sun/wind or water. It's also great on rough, dry weather-beaten skin. It's has a cooling effect and used frequently will prevent peeling, therfore keeping your tan longer. Contains no strong perfume so it will not clash with your perfume. It is absorbed quickly and drys in no time, no greasy or slimy skin. It is very easy to apply using a pump action non aeresol container therefore you don't waste any by using to much as sometimes happens with the cream types where you end up with a handful and no where to put it.