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Avon Skin So Soft Satin Glow Airbrush Spray

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      24.08.2011 14:09

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      I am very fair skinned and purchased the above 'For Fair SkinTones'I am so delighted with the result which looks very natural and does not dry the skin. One application gave a nice light colour.At first I thought there was no instructions but at the bottom of the label on the back is a small arrow if you peel that off there is another label on the back with instructions for use.Another bonus is that it has only has a very slight smell which is not unpleasant.Good product. Very pleased with result

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      28.08.2010 20:44

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      Not worth the money!

      I'm 17 and really pale and i don't get much of a tan in the sun so i got pretty self conscious about it when it came to summer and i wanted to walk around in short shorts like the rest of my college friends. I bought the spray 'For Fair Skin Tones'. I used it for 3 weeks as directed and it made no difference whatsoever! It has a nice smell and it was cheap but i would at least expect a tiny tan but instead i got a big fat nothing. As a student every penny counts so i'm annoyed i wasted my money for nothing even if it was on sale! It's really easy to use but you get a crap result. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. You're better off looking pale or saving a bit extra to buy some decent stuff from Superdrug or Boots.

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      30.04.2010 22:48
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      recommended

      About this time last year I started to feel very pale compared to the rest of my group of friends, as I liked to have a slightly edgy look for a while. But then decided I wanted to go for a more healthier, glowing sort of look. I figured the best way to acheive this look would be to go for a tan.
      I am an Avon rep and this has always been a bestseller with the customers. I decided to try it out for myself to see what all the fuss was about. Plus it wasn't expensive at normal price £4.50 and there was an offer on at the time. I always advise looking out for offers when shopping from Avon as they have so many on and I just think it would be stupid not to take advantage.

      Anyway I ordered this when it was time to place the next order and in a couple of weeks it came delivered to my house. I always love it when the Avon arrives as its like a big box of presents; except of course that most of it has to be taken around the houses to my customers.
      There was no other packaging with this spray, only the bottle that you can see in the picture provided by dooyoo. There was a plastic lid covering the push-down part of the lid to stop it spraying out accidentally but apart from this there was no unneccessary packaging which I suppose has to be a good thing. I quite like the simple look that the bottle has. It is easy to see that it is a gradual tan.

      I used this straight away after my bath that night, on my arms and my legs. But the next morning I was a bit concerned that I didn't have a tan. Apart from being very sparkly (this has lots of glittery bits in it so is very girly) I was still pale and you couldn't tell I had used this.
      I used it again the next night, though, after all it is a gradual tan and not an instant so it does need to develop. The second day after using I was starting to look a little bit tanned and it was still sparkly. It is more of a glow than a tan, and I think Avon got the name exactly right when they chose to call this 'satin glow'.

      This smells lovely and the smell isn't too overpowering like that of a lot of fake tans. The tan is good as a gradual glow and don't buy this if you are expecting to be bronze by the next day. I would recommend this if you wanted a gradual glow though as I thought it was great value for money.

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      10.04.2010 21:57
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      Good if you want a very gradual natural sun-kissed look, but not great if you want immediate results

      We're getting to that time of year again - sections of leg and arm start peeping out from beneath our clothes, but before our summer tans set in we're all still looking a bit pale. The trend for fake tans and tinted moisturisers seems to have died down a bit, and as sunbeds are not a safe option, when Avon brought out their Satin Glow Airbrush Spray, I thought it would be perfect to take the wintry edge off my skin.

      Avon Skin So Soft (SSS from now on) Satin Glow Airbrush Spray is not intended to be as strong or as extreme as ordinary fake tans, but it is supposed to give a much more natural, subtle and gradual glow. However, gradual really is the right word. My skin is quite pale so I opted for the spray for light skin, although there is the option for medium skin as well. Even when using it daily, it is hard to see any difference, even after a week or two. When you do notice a difference it does look really natural and is not streaky at all, although obviously this is of no help if you want immediate results.

      The spray bottle makes it easy to reach everywhere and give even coverage, even the awkward and hard-to-reach places like the backs of your legs. Each bottle lasts a while, but you will need to replace it every few months if you use it on a regular basis. In addition, it has a lovely perfumed scent when you apply it, but which won't linger or sit on your clothes - once it's settled into your skin it's odourless which I think is really satisfying. It's generally quite good for making skin feel soft and smooth if nothing else, although if you combine it with a moisturiser as part of a regime you can really maximise on this to leave your skin feeling super soft and luxurious. Possibly the most important positive to note, however, is that it doesn't turn you orange when you wash! As I said it looks really natural, so washing continues to leave you looking natural instead of dark orange as is the case with so many fake tans.

      Despite all these good aspects, a product is nothing if it doesn't do what you want or expect it to. This Avon SSS Satin Glow Airbrush Spray is nice to use and does give natural results, but they are results which are very subtle and which you have to wait for. Don't get me wrong, it's great if you want to try it to take the pale edge off your skin for summer, but I'm guessing there are some similar quality products out there which will give more obvious and immediate results.

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      01.12.2008 21:30
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      Not recommended at all.

      At a recent Avon party I could not even give this product away! I think its reputation preceeded it.

      This product claims to give a satin glow airbrush effect on the skin in a similar manner to the gradual tanning moisturisers that fill the shelves of Boots and Tesco every summer. This product is a spray though with the idea being that it makes for easier application. It is great for Avon too as they get to give you 100ml less than the moisturiser version of this product but for the same price of £5 (250ml moisturiser, 150ml spray).

      This product comes in a choice of two shades: Fair Skin Tones or Medium Skin Tones. I have tried both and had absolutely no results from either. Even with continued use of this product for three weeks I have not seen more than a tiny glow that could well have been caused by the sun itself.

      Application is fine, this product sprays on easily and covers a wide area. It is more of a shower than a light breeze unfortunately though so that means that although in theory I should only have to spray this on, I do also need to rub it in slightly to get an even application. Not that the application amounts to anything though!

      I am afraid I just do not see any point in this product at all. It is overpriced, ineffective and a waste of everyone's time.

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        10.08.2008 13:54
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        there are better tans out there for your money

        When i saw it advertised i thought skin so soft would be for me,im verypale so i ordered the fair skin bottle off my local agent.
        when it arrived the bottle was smaller than i had imaginged and i wasnt to impressed with the packaging,it was a plastic peach coloured bottle with a sticker on,but on the back of the bottle all the instructions where in another language which i wasnt pleased about.
        The bottle sprays the tan onto your skin and it comes out quite fast so its quite easy not to get your tan even,the small is quite strong but not to unpleasnt as well.
        This tan is designed to build up on your skin and i did notice after a few days a nice glow,but if i used it to many days in a row i noticed patches come off with all the new tan i had applyed
        I found the best method was to apply a coat and then wait 1 or 2 days then re apply ,this way when the tan did come off it was more gradual.
        I dont think i would buy this again but i am using up the remainder on my cheeks and nose to give me a sunkissed effect which is all the colour it seems capable of giving you,unfortunatley i never recived a decent colour from this one

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        01.07.2008 21:04
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        Disappointing Product from Avon

        I have always been very pale skinned, and not really tanned very well when I go on holiday, however that changed when I started to use sunbeds and I found myself tanning a lot better when I go on holiday. Sun beds though as much as they maintain my tan, it gets a little bit expensive when you go on a couple of times a week and also its not the best thing for your skin and can be dangerous to you health.

        Over the years I have tried quite a few self tan products, some which I have liked, some that I haven't really been much for, so when I noticed in the Avon catalogue that they had bought out a self tan spray, I was quite excited to try it as I normally rate Avon products quite highly and I had used some of the Skin So Soft range and had been quite happy with the results that I had achieved.

        The product itself I feel as though comes in rather cheap looking packaging. Its a plastic 150 ml container, a peach pearlescent container which a peach pump nozzle at the top for application to the skin. I think Avon as a rule take pride in the packaging of most of the ranges, however the Skin So Soft range, they don't pay as much attention to and kind of put me off to start with.

        When using self tanning products, to get the best results you need to exfoliate before using the actual product. Avon do a Body Scrub within the Senses range which I normally use. Just gently scrub it on using a scrunchy to remove any dead skin cells that you may have on the outer skin, when showering or bathing. This does not need to be done every time, as it can start to remove the colour that you gradually build.

        When applying the product, keep the container a couple of inches away from your body before pressing the nozzle to release the spray. The spray comes out clear, however not evenly, so you need to blend it into the skin evenly across you body using clean hands when applying. The product is a gradual build up product so you don't see no instant results when you put it on, which is quite daunting really because if it goes wrong, you don't normally find out until the morning when you have gone orange overnight... trust me... not good if it does go wrong, however this product is for fair skin tones and I honestly didn't think there would be anything to worry about.

        THe product should be applied on a daily basis, to get the results that you require, however after a week of using this product, I could really see a great deal of difference, only very slightly and after using the entire contents, I still did not have that tan that I wanted to achieve. I must admit it hadn't gone patchy at all and had blended in pretty evenly but I was still pretty light in colour.

        ALthough some self tanning products are more expensive its worthwhile to pay that little extra as with the other branded names you only need to apply them once and you can see the result overnight and a container will normally last a lot longer than what the AVon product does.

        THe smell of this product isn't ideal either. It has no actual scent to it, just smells similar to the likes of alcohol or turps which is not very attractive when you have applied it to your whole body. Other products normally have a kind of apricot smell to them.

        This product is inexpensive and normally you can obtain it on a buy one get one free which speaks for itself because it would probably take a couple of bottle before you actually start seeing a tan of some sort.

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          09.08.2007 11:42
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          A (useless) self tanning body spray from Avon.

          After returning from my last holiday I was eager to try and maintain my golden brown tan for as long as possible, especially with the poor English weather it didn’t seem likely that I’d be topping it up anytime soon. I’ve always been a fan of self tan products as I believe them to be much safer than using sun beds and when I saw that Avon had a new product out and that it was also on offer I decided to take the plunge and try it out.

          Most of you will have heard of Avon before but for those of you that haven’t it was set up back in 1886 and is basically a catalogue and internet ordering company. Sadly Avon isn’t available to buy in any shops but they promise that this does not detract from the quality of products and simply keeps the price of products lower. They’ve grown enormously over the last 10 years or so and now sell a range of make up, skin care and hair care products. They’ve recently branched out to include certain clothing and underwear items also.

          The Packaging

          The Skin So Soft Satin Glow Airbrush Spray product comes in a light peachy coloured plastic bottle with a clear plastic lid. The bottle stands easily on any shelf and is about 6 inches in height. The lid pops off quite easily so do be careful if you’re ever carrying it around in a bag. To dispense the product you simply need to press down on the dispenser lid which lets the spray out. The packaging itself does look slightly dated in my opinion and slightly cheap also.

          The Product

          The actual spray itself is clear and doesn’t really have much of a smell to it, just a hint of that common sun kissed, slightly acidic smell you tend to get with self tan sprays. The spray itself is a liquid and so you can imagine the consistency of it quite easily. It comes in both fair and medium skin tones but there’s no differentiation of the actual product in appearance or smell.

          When I first applied the product I was quite shocked by how much it took to cover my body, the spray dispenses easily but almost seems to evaporate in the air before it even reaches your skin. It’s quite greasy feeling initially on your hands as it seems to build up there while you’re applying it but it soaks in incredibly easy on your skin. I actually found myself worrying as I was applying the spray that I wasn’t putting enough on so I found myself re-applying as I went along!

          The Result

          In order to give the product a fair trial I applied it on three consecutive evenings and here are the results I found each morning:

          Morning 1 – I bounced out of bed on the first morning eager to see the result and there’s one word to describe my reaction, disappointed. If I’m honest you really couldn’t tell that I’d applied a self tan product as my skin hadn’t deepened its glow in the slightest. The evening before my skin had been really soft and quite nicely scented but this had disappeared by the morning.

          Morning 2 – The next night I applied a little bit extra of the product in the hope that it would improve with quantity, however the next morning I woke up to be disappointed again. This was two weeks after my holiday so I the tan had started to fade and although I did have a slight tan I did feel that by applying the medium skin tones spray it would have at least some effect.

          Morning 3 – I found the exact same result the next day, my legs did appear to be ever so slightly more tanned as these had obviously faded the most since my holiday due to wearing trousers everyday for work but there was no change to my arms or body.

          Conclusion

          I really wouldn’t recommend this product in the slightest, over the three applications I found I used practically half a bottle of the product as I was so eager to see a result I rather over-applied the spray. It’s currently on sale on the Avon website and you can pick up two bottles for £5, I can’t help but wonder if they’ve realised it’s absolutely useless and are now trying to get rid of their stock. It does say that it takes a few days for the tan to develop but after three days I’d be expecting some results. This product doesn’t get a single star from me in reality (although DooYoo have made me give it at least one!), yes it’s reasonably priced and quite nice smelling but that’s where the good points stop I’m afraid and they’re not what I bought the product for either! I definitely won’t be buying it again and I don’t recommend you do either!

          Thanks for reading.

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            07.06.2007 18:28
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            I really wouldnt reccomend this if you actually want to look brown!

            I am a big fan of using the build up tanning creams, so when i saw the in the Avon catalogue that there was a new airbrush tanning spray out i was desperate to give it a go!! Especially as it was on offer at only £3.00 i thought great. Reading the description it sounded really good and well worth its money. I chose the medium to dark as i am quite dark skinned.
            I was really excited for my next Avon to come as i could wait to try out the new spray tan i had bought. When it eventually came i was desperate to try it out.
            I went in the batch and exfoliated properly ready to apply my new tan.

            After starting to apply the tan i thought that the swell was quite nice. It smelt different from most other fake tans as it had more of a perfumed smell rather than the fake tan type of smell.
            The spray itself is easy to apply and it sinks into your skin really quickly i thought this was great as i am fed up of having to stand around like a zombie waiting for creams to sink in.
            I was really disappointed by the actual spray itself Avon claimed that it would be a 360 degree spray to be able to reach all those tricky bits. I have proved them different! More of the actual liquid leaked out of the nozzle and went over my bedroom floor. After using the spray for around two minutes it started to leak everywhere and i couldn't manage to spray with the bottle upside down like Avon said.

            After applying the spray i got up in the morning eager to see if i had got any browner. The problem was i hadn't. I was a bit disappointed as there wasn't the slightest of change but i thought id keep applying it and maybe i would see a difference.
            I kept applying the spray everyday for over a week in the hope i would start to look a bit browner, but i never did. After i couldn't stand the smell of the spray as my body was constantly smelling of it.
            After all this commotion i decided to give up and stick to using the sunbeds.

            Good points- Sinks into the skin quickly, feels nice and is cheap.
            Bad points- Smell starts to annoy you after a while, doesn't actually make you look any browner and the bottle leaks.

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            Brush / Look tanned, feel supersoft / 360 degree spray lets you get to those hard-to-reach places / Colour builds up gradually without the sun / 150ml /