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I have tried out many items from Avon's sun care range in the past, and found that some items are really good whilst others are rather mediocre. One item that I have purchased a few times now is the "Avon Cooling After Sun Spray with Vitamin C", with this review outlining my experiences of using the product.
The spray is available in only one size, which is 150ml, and you can purchase the item directly from your local Avon Representative, or you can purchase online at www.avonshop.co.uk, where postage costs apply. The usual selling price for the spray is £6, but I don't think I have ever paid more than £4, as Avon's sun care range is often subject to various promotions and offers. In actual fact, I believe my last purchases from the Avon sun care range were purchased as part of a "3 items for £10 deal" which I think offers excellent value for money.
The packaging is in keeping with the rest of Avon's sun care range, with the plastic spray bottle having a slightly 'rounded' appearance to it. The robust plastic is coloured in an attractive pale turquoise colour, as are the rest of the After Sun items in Avon's sun care range. There is a small lid made of clear plastic on top of the bottle, and underneath this is the plastic nozzle through which I can dispense the After Sun spray. I have never found any difficulty with using the packaging, and in particular, I have found the spray's nozzle is not overly difficult for me to use, even though I suffer with limited strength in my hands.
The Cooling After Sun Spray is described in the Avon brochure; "Moisturising spray helps to cool, refresh and re-hydrate sun kissed skin. Helps to prevent peeling and to prolong your tan. Formulated with aloe vera." I have to confess that I am very careful to protect my porcelain skin when out in the sun's harmful rays, but I do find there is the odd occasion where I have caught a little TOO much sun, and on these occasions I find it very useful to apply a good quality body moisturiser or after sun lotion. Due to having so much lovely sunny weather this summer, I have been careful to keep my skin thoroughly moisturised after exposing it to more sun than it is normally used to.
To apply the Avon Cooling After Sun Spray Lotion, I simply need to press on the bottle's pump, which neatly dispenses a 'spritz' of the lotion spray product onto the skin. I find the product's consistency is not particularly runny, so it doesn't feel like an overly messy product to use, nor does it feel too 'fussy' which suits me down to the ground, truth be told; I have little time for fuss or 'faff', particularly where my evening bath/skincare routine is concerned, after which is my usual chosen time for the application of products such as this one. Anyway, I find it agreeable to spritz the lotion spray directly to the skin's surface and then I can rub it in.
Doing so doesn't take particularly long either, with the lotion spray's consistency feeling quite light; this allows it to be spread easily over the skin's surface, smoothing easily and without much effort on my part. I can't say that the Avon After Sun Spray Lotion takes a particularly long time to absorb into the skin's surface, but it is true to say that I need to allow a short while before dressing, as I find there is a slight 'tackiness' present on the skin after applying the lotion spray. If I dress too quickly, I find that my skin feels uncomfortable, with a noticeable 'clammy' feeling being present. I really don't like this aspect of the product, but I do find that this issue is commonplace with most other After sun Lotions and Sprays that I own, so I am rather used to this side-effect, and feel that it is something that is down to the make up and ingredients of such products, rather than being a fault with the Avon Cooling Spray itself. I can't say I find this issue to be too extreme; it is more of a slight annoyance, and I can certainly live with it.
I find that with repeated use of the Avon After Sun Spray Lotion, my skin is softened, moisturised and cared for. If I HAVE caught a little too much sun, I find that the Avon spray offers a cooling, refreshing sensation to the hot skin that instantly removes any hint of 'sting' that may have been present beforehand. Additionally, if the burned skin does begin to peel, it doesn't last for too long, with it usually only being affected in this way for a day or so. I find that cheaper, or more inferior after sun products do not perform with the same impressive results, so I have no reason to doubt the Avon product's quality at all.
I find too that any hint of colour that may have developed on my skin hangs around a little longer than it otherwise would; keeping the skin as moisturised as possible seems to prolong any tan, and the Avon Spray works really well in this regard.
The spray's aroma is quite pleasant, but it really just reminds me of sun cream or after sun lotion! There is nothing particularly 'clinical' about the product's smell, but neither does its fragrance strike me as being natural or organic; it smells nice, but I suppose you could say it was rather unremarkable. I don't find that the scent is at all intrusive or over-powering, and I find it settles on the skin quite nicely, with only a faint whiff being detectable after a short time.
As with all other Avon products I have tried out before, I have suffered nothing in the way of irritation or sensitivity during or after the use of the Cooling After Sun Spray, and I do feel that the inclusion of aloe vera within the product's formula allows the product to feel very gentle and kind to skin, particularly skin that is sore and delicate after being exposed to too much sun. I do really recommend the product for those consumers who, like me, suffer with sensitive skin that will 'flare' aggressively if harsh products are used.
Taking everything into account, I really don't have anything negative to report about the Avon Cooling After Sun Spray Lotion, finding it is easy to use and gives excellent results, which is why I will continue to repurchase it for myself, for use when enjoying the sun abroad in a sunny climate, as well as at home when the sun makes an appearance!
Every time I have been out in the sun I always use aftersun even if I don't feel particularly burnt. I always feel so much better after having a shower and then putting aftersun on and feel as though I am repairing my skin and putting some moisture back into it.
A friend at work started as an Avon agent a few months ago and although I don't usually use Avon products I had a look through the book and placed an order to help her out. I did order quite a few items and can't remember exactly how much I paid for this, but I know I wouldn't have paid the full price of £6. (It is currently on offer from Avon for £3.50 which is almost half price).
The bottle is a pretty turquoise colour with a small clear plastic lid which clips on. It has a spray nozzle which delivers a substantial amount of spray with one squirt, and unlike a lot of spray bottles this seems to work when it is turned sideways and even upside down when you spraying those awkward places. It has a lovely light fresh smell and the liquid is clear and very watery. It is 150ml so is too big to take on a plane as hand luggage but small enough to fit into your beach bag without taking up too much room. It lasts for 24 months when it has been opened which is good as some of my other makes only have a 12 or 18 months life.
As the liquid doesn't have much of a consistency invariably it starts to run down my skin before I have the chance to put the bottle down and start to rub it in so you don't always get it where you intend it to go, unless you spray in the same area again which uses a lot more of the spray. It does rub and soak into my skin fairly quickly without leaving any residue but when I have had sunburn it seems to soothe momentarily but then disappears leaving no effects whatsoever and the sunburn is still very sore. Maybe the vitamin C has soaked into my skin but I like my aftersun to give me a bit of a longer experience.
I have used a lot of other aftersun lotions and sprays and a lot of much cheaper ones have given me far better results than this.
I won't be buying this particular aftersun again as I don't think it is very effective and award it 2 Dooyoo stars.
I am quite fair and tend to burn easily. I don't tan, I burn... I could burn from standing too close to a light bulb. So each summer, when I buy my (high factor!) sun cream, I also buy some after sun. I call it planning ahead! I brought this after sun from the Avon catalogue whilst browsing and saw its 3 for £10 offer. I thought "what a bargain!". I've previously used the after sun from Wilkinsons and found it to be very good, but I thought I would give this one a go.
This after sun comes in a spray bottle, with one of those plastic lids over the spray applicator which magically gets lost as soon as it is opened! The bottle holds 150ml so it's a decent size and looks like it should last well over the summer. From previous after sun products, I've found them to be quite thick and moisturising so I had high expectations for this product. I squirted it out onto my skin and found it to be surprisingly watery. It has to be rubbed in immediately to stop it from running away, especially on the bit of my arm that managed to burn from being stuck in traffic after work for all of 20 minutes!! I wasn't particularly impressed with the consistency. When I saw how thin and watery it was, I did wonder how long it was going to be soothing for. This product is absorbed by your skin pretty quickly. However, the downside of this is that I didn't think it actually provided sun burn relief for any significant period of time! Immediately upon applying, it feels cooling, but a few minutes later, your poor skin goes back to feeling all tight and warm which was mostly definitely not what I wanted from an after sun product! The bottle does state that you should apply liberally, but I wasn't expecting to need to reapply every 10 minutes to continue getting an after sun effect! It doesn't feel as moisturising as other products. The bottle does last quite a long time, but I think its only because it's so watery!
This product retails at £6, which is an absolute rip off. It is currently available in the 3 for £10 range in the Avon catalogue, which makes it slightly more reasonable. If your purpose of using this after sun is merely to maintain a tan, I suppose this could work for you. However, if you're a person who burns to a crisp as soon as the sun peeks out from behind a cloud (i.e. like me), don't bother. Stay away. I won't continue to use this product, as I'm actually going to need something that works when I go on holiday!
=Avon Sun Cooling After Sun Spray Lotion with Vitamin C=
This was another one of my Avon purchases, as my neighbour had started Avon, so I ordered a few items to help her campaign and I was very surprised and impressed with the prices.
This was a 150ml bottle, I got it part of a 3 for £10 deal. The bottle. was a pale turquoise colour, a small flat bottle. It has a pump action spray, and this dispenses a good measure, which you them rub in.
Even though I put sun tan lotion on in the morning, I'm terrible at remembering to top it up, hence the lobster look on my back. I was that engrossed in my book, I never thought of turning myself over.
After a luke warm shower, that was all I could manage, I got my daughter to rub the after sun lotion in for me,
We were lucky as we had a fridge in the room, so all sun tan lotion and after sun was stored in there.
Following the instructions, my daughter sprayed the lotion onto the affected areas. once the spray was on the relief was immediate, it felt like I had the smooth hands of George Clooney gently massaging the lotion in, ok I can dream, but the relief was that good. The lotion sank into my kin very easily, and a little squirt of the spray did really go far.
There was a very mild smell to the lotion, like a watery apple crossed with a cucumber, but it was defiantly mind and not over powering,.
I just waited about 5 minutes and the lotion had sunk into my skin, there was no sign of any greasiness left.
I asked my daughter to re-do the lotion before we went to bed, she commented that my shoulders were not as red.
I kept a t-shirt on.
This lotion provided amazing relief to my burnt skin, and I think the addition of the Vitamin C certainly helped with the healing process.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this after-sun, I had no peeling, which for me is a miracle, I won't leave home without my after sun lotion.
Having just been on holiday to Fuerteventura and dealing with the heat which ranged from 90 degrees up to 100 degrees and although lathering on factor 50 Suncream I still ended up not applying as much as I needed on a day where we went on a walk for hours and have now got a lovely lobster red colouring around my neck area. Luckily I go prepared and had some of this with me to cool the affected area down.
This comes in a 150ml bottle and the price of this varies quite a bit in the Avon books. Often when the Sun cream range comes out in Avon perhaps around early June this can be on a buy 1 get one free offer, or 3 for £10 deal. I think the right price of this is around £4-£5. I bought it in August when the Sun products were tailing off a bit in the book and I got this for £2.60 so not too bad a price.
The bottle looks alright. My bottle looks more turquoise coloured that the 1 on Dooyoo. It is quite a flat bottle and easy enough to hol;d and squirt. This is a pump action spray bottle and the spray comes out fine enough and covers a good enough distance. I popped mine in the Apartment fridge so it was extra cold and when this was applied it was well freezing!
So this is a Cooling After Sun spray Lotion with Vitamin C. To use just spray that area you wish to cool. I find that this runs down your skin a bit after applying this, but then again I did have a good few squirts of this. The smell of this is nice. It is hard to explain the smell of this. It's just a nice light kind of smell - perhaps a bit like Cucumber, but before you say that Cucumber doesn't smell which is true, what I mean by that kind of scent it that it is just a light, watery kind of airy, fresh scent.
This seems to work alright. It cooled my scorched area ok, and I took to using this a few times a day and applying it before bed and this provided a nice light relief from the scratching hot skin.
A good product and I will buy this again.
On our recent trip to Turkey, using after sun for us was not a choice.
We took two different after suns with us, including this one and a more expensive garnier after sun cream.
I originally purchased Avons after sun because of the price more than anything as it was on offer for about £1.80 which is a bargain when comparing this to the apparent originally price of £6.
£1.80 for this was about what it is worth in my opinion and I wouldn't have been very happy if I paid £6 for it.
The bottle comes in a 150 ml size which isn't too bad considering it is a spray and so you'd expect it to last longer than a cream for example.
The bottle comes with a transparent lid, which for us grew legs and ran away within the first few days of us using it. Although we still didn't have any problems with it leaking or causing us any mess when not in use.
The lotion is easily sprayed onto skin and comes out very watery.
When applied to our back we found the liquid instantly runs down and has to be moisturised in quickly to avoid any accidents, however even when in contact with clothing we didn't find this liquid left any stains or marks.
I found the liquid sinks into my skin rather quickly, even when I had applied too much it was easy to spread around and use.
As the liquid is quite watery, it goes far. By this I mean you don't need much for it to cover a large enough area. However as it does sink in relatively quickly, I did find I felt I needed to apply more.
The bottle does instruct to 'spray liberally'.
Is it soothing?
Whilst in Turkey, we got sunburn whilst out on a cruise on our third day, and we found using this spray was cooling and soothing but the effects didn't last very long.
As the spray does come out as a mist, we liked applying this giving a distance between your skin and the bottle as the liquid drops very cool onto your skin making it feel fresh and cooled for a short amount of time.
Once rubbed in, we did find our skin began to feel warm and stiff again very soon, although I did feel the hydrating side to this lotion lasted longer than the initial 'cooling' effects.
The spray holds a light scent to it which we didn't really like at all but it was 'put up-able'. The lotion to me smelt a little like mould and my boyfriend described it of smelling like the 'cotton fresh' cheap freshener you can buy.
Did it last?
By the end of our 11 night holiday, we did have about 20% of the bottle left however we did use it very generously when applying mainly due to the low price but also as we were running low on our preferred 'garnier' after sun we also had. When used as needed, the bottle probably would last a decent length of time however your skin wouldn't be relieved much as we did feel we needed to keep reapplying.
I would recommend this lotion for anybody going to a 'warm' or 'hot' place who aren't planning on sunbathing much or putting their skin in the sun much, as it does have slight soothing effects and would be suitable for skin with the little support to keep hydrated.
However I don't think its suitable for skin needing extra care and TLC as we didn't think the effects lasted long enough and we had much more benefit from the more expensive Garnier brand.
In future, I will stick to the better well known more expensive brands as you really do get what you pay for.
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I purchased this as part of an offer in Avon, of which the spray lotion is also on as a review.
This is a 150ml bottle of after sun from the Avon range, I usually opt for a lotion, but invested in a spray lotion this year. It is in a blue plastic bottle with a clear lid.
On sale normal price in Avon at £6.00, you can usually find offers on these items.
*****Product in Use*****
I like to moisturise my skin after a day in the sun, and love using a lotion to help cool and soothe hot skin. This year though I have a spray lotion, as that seems to be the way forward.
The spray cap actually works all the way to the end of the bottle which I was pleased with, as so often they stop spraying before you have used it all, that is about all I can say that is positive about this product though.
When sprayed, it is a clear liquid that comes out, so quite difficult really to see what needs rubbing in, however, unlike my review on the sun lotion, it is not a quick dry spray so it does allow you to spray and rub in a little afterwards.
Again, I found the smell of this product a bit off putting, it reminds me of a self tan lotion, and seemed quite a strong smell for an aftersun (as I am used to nice smelling lotions), stronger than the sun lotion I have reviewed.
I did not feel any benefit from this in the sense that I did not feel it soothed my skin, I did not feel it helped cool my skin, to be honest, I did not actually find it moisturising either.
I will not be purchasing this product again, it seems the sprays seem to get used up a lot quicker than any lotions do, and the fake tan sort of smell is quite horrid actually. As an aftersun you expect moisture and some relief from the heat which I did not find, I was completely disatisfied with this product, even more so than the sun lotion, and has probably put me off using the Avon sun range again. I am only able to give this product a rating of 2 as I did not find it very good at all.