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One thing that I always pack in my suitcase (and another in my hand luggage for the plane) is a bottle of Magicool or on occasion some other cooling spray though Magicool is still my favourite. It has been around for years now and I have used it for years too. I think this is the original one but there are a few different ones you can buy now from different brands.
I don't really understand the science behind Magicool but it comes in an aerosol container and has pressurised water in it which also has coolants in it to keep it cold. This means that when you spray it you are greeted with a fine mist of cold spray. Even though I don't understand the science of it I do know that it works really well to instantly cool me down.
I love the fact that it doesn't have to be refrigerated so no matter when I go it will still work. I can take it to the beach and spritz myself while lying on a sun lounger to cool myself down and the heat doesn't stop the Magicool from working. I also love using it at night when trying to sleep if there is no air conditioning as it cools me straight down. It also cools the air down and if you keep a can in the car and spray in on hot days it takes away that stuffy boiling hot air that happens when your car has been sitting in the sun.
The only problem that I really have with Magicool is that I do wish it lasted longer. It is amazing as cooling me down but I wish the effects were longer lasting so I didn't need to keep spraying it so often. I know this isn't possible but it does mean that I tend to go through quite a lot of bottles of it during the summer which works out quite expensive for me as it costs 3.99 for each can though sometimes when it is on offer I do stock up.
On our recent trip away I decided to try out some of this Magicool stuff that I had heard people praising. I can sometimes suffer with prickly heat, and although I love the sunshine and the warmth sometimes it can be a little overbearing for me.
=== Usage ===
This is a spray, and in that sense works in the same way as any other standard aerosol can. To experience the claimed cooling effects you simply spray. You can use this on your skin directly (both body and face - though don't forget to close your eyes if spraying on your face!). You can also use this spray on broken skin, to cool the air in smaller spaces such as in the car (open a door or window first), and it is safe to be used around pets. The spray is self cooling, meaning it doesn't need to be kept in a fridge or anything in order for the cooling effects to work.
When using this on myself I simply spray it like I would a deodorant, just all over my body rather than specifically under my arms. The spray does give an instant cooling feel, which can be instant relief if you are hot! In that sense, it really does work and does what it says on the tin. However, I didn't find the effects to be that long lasting which I must admit I was a little disappointed with. When I actually purchased this spray I was initially looking for an FCUK cooling spray I had had a few years ago, but was unable to find it. I am a little disappointed, if I remember correctly the FCUK spray had much longer lasting effects (and a nicer scent, but seeing as the FCUK spray was described as having a floral scent and Magicool isn't described as having a scent this is a minimal difference).
I have used this around my dog when the weather was particularly hot. I didn't spray it on him directly, rather just in the area surrounding his bed. It did cool the air for a few moments, but again it really didn't last very long at all. He had no adverse reactions to the spray, but I can't say it particularly helped him either.
=== Price and Availability ===
I believe that this product is available in some larger supermarkets, as well as high street stores such as Boots and Superdrug. I however chose to order this online off of Amazon.
The 200ml cans of Magicool are currently retailing at £6.95, or two cans for £10.20, thus making packs of two more economical if you wish to buy this product. There are other variations of Magicool available (such as 'itchy skin' and 'sunburn' to name just a couple) though these tend to come in 150ml cans and prices vary.
=== Summary ===
This spray does work... But the effects are not very long lasting. Combined with the high price tag I'm not convinced I would buy this product again. It does work in the first instance though giving immediate relief from heat, so I will give this spray 2 stars.
This is the *only* thing I've found that will stop a hot flush in its tracks, and for that I am eternally grateful ;-) Spray the largest area you can: full back, or arms,legs, neck and face. It really works, and not only stops a hot flush, but reduces their frequency as well. If you can't, like me, use HRT, and are fed up of having to take combinations of soy isoflavins, red clover and black cohosh that never fully work, give this a try. Believe me, you'll be glad you did!
Magicool is a miraculous, wondrous invention. Its a lifesaver in hot weather, and is especially useful for those of us who aren't particularly well suited to hot weather and really struggle to stay cool.
I can't claim to know how magicool works, I can only assume it is actually by magic (hence the name) but its basically an aerosol spray that somehow contains cool fresh air/moisture and stays cool forever, even when its kept at the bottom of a stuffy warm handbag or in a car that's parked out in the sun.
You give the can a shake, spray it at arm's length onto your face or body and you get a fine mist of gloriously cool droplets. I don't know what the liquid actually is, it doesn't get you wet and dries really quickly so it doesn't affect your sun cream application or your makeup if you're wearing any.
The effect of magicool isn't long lasting, admittedly. You get a lovely quick burst of cool refreshment that gives you a break from the heat for just a few minutes and feels great, but its only very temporary. Magicool isn't cheap, at over £4 for a can from most shops, so I don't really like to spray it too liberally and if there are other ways to cool down available such as cold drinks/shade/swimming pool etc. then I will use those first. Magicool is a backup, a standby for when all else fails and you're just too hot!
It comes in two sizes of can, one is a handy pocket sized one that's really handy for keeping in a smaller handbag such as the kind you might carry to a summer wedding. The bigger sized can is more like the size of a standard aerosol deodorant, you could carry it in a bigger handbag, or a beachbag, or just keep it in your bathroom cupboard ready for a hot day. There are also several varieties of magicool now as well as the original, such as anti-insect and sunburn relief. I haven't tried any of the 'special' versions, but if they still keep you cool they're probably worth a go.
Magicool is something that I always buy in summer because it is so good at giving instant relief from the heat. Unfortunately the cooling relief it gives doesn't last all that long but it is great for those times when you feel absolutely sweltering in bed and just need to cool down a little bit because it is feeling unbearable.
I keep mine by the bed so it is always to hand when I want it. I do have a fan but sometimes the fan is just recycling the warm air and the magicool cools my skin down enough that I can actually appreciate the air from the fan.
As soon as I spray the magicool it immediately feels cooling on my skin and takes away most of the heat. I wish it had something in it though which helped keep skin cooler for longer as the relief from the spray only lasts a few minutes at most. It is a lovely feeling and such a relief but it would be nice if they could figure some way of putting something in it which kept skin cooler for longer.
I always buy two bottles of magicool because one of the absolute best things about it is that it also cools down interiors as well as skin so I always have a second one in my car in the glovebox. When my car has been sitting all day and I open the door it is unbearable and spraying magicool around the inside of it for a few seconds brings the temperature right down and makes it nicer to actually get in the car and be able to drive it away.
It also helps to take away the itch from my skin that comes from being too hot and also sweating. I originally thought it was just soothing it a little bit by cooling my skin down but it actually takes the itch away for quite a while at a time even when my skin has got hot again.
It costs about £4.50 per can of magicool and to be honest it doesn't last all that long so I always try and find places where it is on offer so that I can buy a few at a time as I tend to use it a lot in the summer. I think it is amazing and just wish it kept me cooler for longer.
When I had my son last year it was a rare sunny week in May, and it was boiling! I had to stay in hospital for a few days after my c-section, and the ward I was on with my baby was just ridiculously hot! My mum brought this Magicool in for me when she came to visit me and my son after I had been moaning on the phone to her at how hot it was on the ward!
Magicool was something I had heard of before but never used. It is a product that you use in hot weather, or hot conditions. You don't just use it on yourself but you can use it on surfaces and in the air too. For example, on a hot day, your car steering wheel can get red hot to touch if your car has been in the sun for a while, so you can spray this Magicool on it to cool it down, as well as the other surfaces in the car, and also in the air as cars can get very hot and stuffy in the sun. You must open a window first before spraying it in your car though.
You can also use it on pets, and on your skin including your face, just make sure you close your eyes. You can use it on warm nights, or when you are exercising to cool you down, there are so many uses for this Magicool!
It comes in a pale blue can with a lid that just pulls off. The product comes out like an aerosol, you just spray it wherever you want it. It comes out instantly, and when you spray it on your skin, it feels instantly cool, it is so nice and refreshing when you are really hot. I used to spray this on my arms and legs when I was in hospital and you cannot see the product on your skin,but when you touch your skin it does feel slightly damp but not sticky or greasy at all. It dries within a minute or so and you still feel a lot cooler, but not for very long. I felt I had to reapply after about 10 to 15 minutes as I was too warm again.
This Magicool is very expensive, considering in hot weather you could use up a can in no time, due to its effects not lasting very long. I love the idea of this product, just wish it lasted longer. I haven't repurchased this since, as we haven't had much sun since! It is very expensive to buy too, I looked on Amazon to see how much it was and it is currently selling for £7.48 for a 200ml can, which is ridiculously expensive for this product! There is no way I would pay this myself, so even though it does give a nice relief from hot conditions, it doesn't last long enough to justify paying so much, so I won't be using this again!
When I am going on a beach holiday one of the things I have to buy is a bottle of Magicool. There are some other cheaper versions on the market now but for me this is still the best one that you can get.
Magicool comes in a pressurised container that looks like either a small hairspray bottle or a can of deodorant. It is a cooling spray which can be used anywhere without the need for chilling it and it gives an immediate burst of cooling and refreshing mist.
I love Magicool and I always take a can away with me when I am going on holiday somewhere hot. I also like to have some in the summer in my glove box as the heat when you get in the can in summer can be stiflingly uncomfortable and this cools the air down enough to make it bearable until my air conditioning has a chance to cool the car down.
You use this by just spraying it all over your body. You need to hold it slightly away from your body for you to get the full effects and the relief it gives from the heat is immediate and welcome when you are roasting hot. I like to take this to the beach with me and when lying on a sun lounger just spray it on me occasionally when I am starting to feel too warm.
It has also been a big help when I have stayed places that don't have air conditioning as this helps cool my body down enough to that I no longer feel so uncomfortable and can actually get to sleep. The only thing about this that I don't like is that it doesn't last long enough. I know it isn't designed to cool your body down for a long time and is only supposed to give you an instant relief but I would like it if it had something that lingered to the skin making it cooler for longer.
This costs £5 which I know is expensive but it is a luxury that I wouldn't go without when somewhere hot. The bottle looks quite small but it actually lasts a surprisingly long time considering how small it looks. I suppose because the spray is so powerful and it comes out as a fine mist you use less than you actually think you are using.
For me this is a fantastic item for summer and hot weather and I wouldn't be without it when abroad but I also tend to use it quite often in the UK even just to cool my car and if I go camping as it also really takes the stifling heat out of a tent when you come back to it from a day out and it has been zipped up all day.
If like me you sometimes find the heat too much then this is the product for you as it really is magic and does an amazing job at cooling you down and bringing your overall body temperature down a little bit and making the heat just that bit more bearable.
Whenever I am in the sun for more than a couple of days I find that my skin suffers from heat rash. This can vary from a few red raised spots that go down over night, to some larger marks on my body that can look like quite severe burns. They are unusual and I have never seen them on anyone else. They don't hurt and only occassionally cause some itching but it is more the way they look that bothers me.
To combat this I have tried a range of products, the most expensive being the special sun cream that stops heat rash... yeah right. It is claimed that the oils in normal sun cream can make heat rash worse, well these sun creams do nothing for me. Taking antihistamines can reduce it a bit but only the drowsy ones seem to do anything and this can ruin a holiday. This used to get me down until dah dah daaaaaaah I found magicool plus. Magicool is a cooling spray made mainly of water, magicool plus claims to have other ingredients that help to reduce heat rash. It really is amazing stuff.
I started using this a few years ago and bought the product from Boots. As I only use it a few times a year it has lasted ages. However when I recently went to buy more from Boots, they had no idea what I was talking about and fobbed me off with an inferior Boots own brand product that did nothing. This is why I am so excited to see it on here and available. Seriously I cannot tell you how great this stuff is if you suffer from heat rashes and prickly heat.
It comes in a aerosol can which I think allows it to be sprayed at a low temperature, helping the heat rash to cool. As expected the main ingredient in this is aqua, however it also contains Dimethyl Ether, Cyclodimethicone, Allantoin, Dimethoxymethane, polysorbate 80, Mea-borate and Triethanolamine. Now if you are like me, this means absolutely nothing, but what I do know is at least one of those ingredients is that magic ingredient that makes my holidays so much more enjoyable.
It is a sterile, non-steroidal spray. The can claims to instantly stop and clear itching and irritated skin due to prickly heat, which I support. It also says that it is suitable for all ages including infants. It is used by simply holding the can about 10cms away from the affected area and spraying liberally.
It seems that the product is retailing on the internet at between £6-£8 and although i'm sure this is more than when Boots used to stock it, this is nothing when compared to the relief it brings me.
I cannot recommend this product more to all you fellow prickly heat and heat rash sufferers, it truly is magicool.
PRICE: Currently £5.63 for 200ml at my local Sainsbury's
Aqua, dimethyl ether, menthyl lactate, cyclodimethicone, polysorbate 80, MEA-borate, parfum
Magicool is an aerosol-operated cooling spray which can be applied to the face and body when overheating occurs...particularly in hot weather.
The can is pale blue with a little yellow strip, and in darker blue writing is the company's logo, ingredients and manufacturer's contact details, together with storage and usage instructions.
I first started to use Magicool during the long hot summer of 2006. I was working in London at the time in an office which didn't have air-conditioning, and under stifling hot conditions, I was wilting. One of my colleagues had a can of Magicool and allowed me to try it. Reasonably impressed, I bought my own supply and have used it, when necessary, ever since.
The can needs to be shaken before each application, and you merely spray over your face, neck, shoulders or any other part of your body which needs cooling down. The product is emitted from the aerosol in a fine spray, and you must keep your eyes shut whilst applying to the face.
When I spray myself with Magicool, I get instant - albeit short - relief. It feels so very cooling and refreshing on my skin, but I find that I need to keep re-applying so as to maintain the product's benefits. This can be quite costly, as Magicool isn't cheap....but, I do shop around and have at times managed to buy it when on special offer, for as little as £1.50 for 200ml. Whenever I am lucky enough to secure the product this cheaply, I stock up. These special offers usually occur in the winter when no doubt it is considered that people don't need to be cooled down.
There are one or two tiny disadvantages for me when using Magicool. Firstly, I can find that it temporarily can make my skin feel a bit sticky, and secondly when the droplets hit my skin, they merge and run as liquid down my face which although refreshing, can be inconvenient. However, these are two minor issues as overall, this odourless and colourless product has become a necessity for me in warmer weather.
As well as spraying Magicool over my face, neck and shoulders, I find it gives temporary relief to the soles of my feet which can become very uncomfortable when the temperature rises. Just a quick squirt of the product onto each foot provides instant cooling, also helping to relieve the ache I experience around my heels during hot weather.
Some people do spray Magicool into the air in a hot room, but I personally find that to be largely ineffective, and a waste of what is an expensive product - I'd rather apply it directly onto the parts of my body where relief is needed. However, I can see that it probably would be useful sprayed into a very hot car, as the area needing to be cooled is much smaller than a standard-sized room.
There is no need to refrigerate Magicool, because due to the combination of ingredients, it feels extremely cold as soon as it comes out of the can onto your skin, regardless of how hot the atmosphere is around you. I guess it could be the addition of Menthyl Lactate which makes it feel as though the product has been refrigerated.
I have tried other - cheaper - brands of cooling sprays, and although they work up to a point, none of them are as instant or as efficient as Magicool. I do recommend this product if, like me, you are a person who finds heat extremely uncomfortable and draining, especially when the humidity levels are high. I would recommend holding the can a little further away from the part(s) of your body which need cooling than the manufacturer recommends, then for greatest effect, to sit in front of a working fan if possible. That maximises the benefits of Magicool, and the presence of a working fan I find renders it so that the product doesn't need to be re-applied so frequently.
I would also recommend shopping around, as the price of Magicool can vary greatly from outlet to outlet, and as said above, it is a good idea to stock up on a few cans if you find them on special offer. I haven't yet managed to locate a Pound Shop which sells Magicool, but now and again my local Sainsbury's will slash the price, or sell the product on a BOGOF offer.
So, if you are someone who dreads the onset of the hotter days we do occasionally get each summer, you may find Magicool a very valuable product to have a good supply of.
Thanks for reading!
Occasionally when the weather gets really hot my daughter has suffered with prickly heat. A few years ago me and my mum noticed tiny red spots on body and as my mum suffers with prickly heat, she knew what it was. I was a bit surprised. However, its not a serious condition but more of an irritability with the itching. We went to the chemist and I noticed this magicool plus. It seemed like it would be ideal and it states that it 'instantly stops and clears skin itching and irritation due to prickly heat'. It also says that it 'cools and soothes the skin'.
I sprayed my daughter with this and really did help. It is excellent for cooling the skin down and so is great in warm weather. Her rash did clear up (although I tried to limit the amount of time she was in the sun for ; which obviously helped).
Whenever we go on holiday to a hot country I always make sure I take magicool plus as a precaution.
*Magicool plus is Sterile, Non steroidal, Fragrance free and Preservatives free.*
The makers of Magicool state that it is ' the worlds first and only safe, self chilled (no need to refrigerate) medical device to combine in one potent simultaneous application' anti itching and skin calming therapies.
What's great about it is that it can be used on any part of the body and face, is suitable for all ages including infants and you can use it on broken skin.
I have used it on myself and also on my son when we have been on holiday, purely to cool our skin down.
You should hold the spray at about a 4 inch distance and then spray generously on the affected area until the itching stops. If you are applying it to your face you should keep your eyes closed. Its also a good idea to spray some on before going to sleep at night.
Avoid spraying in the eyes and keep out of reach of children; magicool spray is in a pressurised can which should not be exposed to temperatures above 122 F.
Magicoolplus is a must in my view in the hot weather and it really works! Its fully deserving of 5 Dooyoo stars in my view.
I first tried magicool spray when I was on a school trip in South Africa and one of the teachers was using some. I didn't believe that it actually could cool you down when it had been out with us in the sun all day. WRONG!!
You have to shake the can and spray it at your face (with your eyes closed). It instantly cools you down and leaves your face wet for a minute or two. This then soon evaporates and you feel cooler and refreshed.
Since this trip, I came home and bought a Tesco own brand spray but it wasn't nearly as good so I purchased the magicool spray and still use it now. I take it with me on every holiday. The can lasts for a long time and doesn't cost too much. It costs around £3 depending on where you buy it from.
I recommend this product to anyone who is going to a hot country. It is money well spent in my opinion.
If you have ever had to stay indoors a hot days because your find the heat unbearable then this is the product for you.
I think we have all been there, trying to enjoy a nice day out in the sun, maybe a picnic over the park, the sun beating down on you causes you to feel sticky, stuffy and generally uncomfortable. It gives you a headache and maybe even makes you feel a little dizzy. You try your best to shade yourself but you simply cannot enjoy the weather. This is where magicool comes in.
I understand it may be a little difficult to believe that a spray in a can will instantly cool you down and make you feel refreshed, I have difficulty believing this myself before I tried it. I can say under no uncertain terms, however, that is product really does work.
A few quick, short bursts of this spray will leave you feeling cool and refreshed in a matter of seconds. If you're suffering with sunburn then this stuff is also a must have. Spraying magicool on those hot, red, sore areas is the most relieving feeling I have ever experienced. It really does make a huge difference.
The only downfall is the price. A bottle of this will cost you about £5 which isn't particularly cheap and, if you're out all day in the heat, it won't last you very long. I believe this is because it is pretty much the only product of its kind on the market at the moment, I certainly haven't seen anything else like this anyway. I still think it is well worth investing in though.
I know for a fact I will be stocking up on magicool over the summer, I suggest everyone else does the same!
Magicool hot weather cooler and freshener. I purchased a can of this several years ago when going on holiday thinking at the time yeah right, let's see if this works! I was amazed at how well it works, and now I wouldn't be without a can.
It is marketed as an instant body and face cooler, suitable for adults and children. It cools sunburn, calms irritated skin, and you can even spray it into your car to cool the car down.
It comes in an aerosol container, and to spray it on, you need to hold it about 10" away from your face. It has a very gentle spray, and feels like a lovely cool breeze rather than a spray of liquid. I find when it is sprayed it does exactly as it says, and cools me down instantly. Perfect in the really hot weather.
It is available to buy in chemists, and most supermarkets. Prices can vary. I've seen it at £3.99 and I've also bought it on special for £1.50 so well worth shopping around for it.
I have a can in the house, one in the car and one on my desk at work.
As someone who has tremendous difficulty regulating my body temperature, I was in desperate need of finding something to help me cool off during hot summer days, so having seen the adverts on TV, I decided to give Magicool a try. And, I'm pleased to say, it works!
It's really easy to use, as when you're feeling warm just hold the can around 25cm (10in) away from your skin and spray. I don't know how it works and was a little dubious beforehand, but it does what it says on the tin as the spray is instantly cooling. Plus, a bonus is that you can use it on your face (eyes closed, of course), without running the risk of causing any irritation. It smells really nice and refreshing - it's a difficult smell to try and describe but it's pleasant and summery and doesn't smell of chemicals or anything nasty. It can be used for not only cooling yourself down, but any number of other things; your car, your children, your pets, anything that's hot really!
The can it comes in is quite large and cumbersome, but at least you can be sure there's a lot in it and it'll last a long time! As far as I'm aware you can get slightly smaller cans as well, but it'd be an improvement if they made even smaller, travel sized cans which you could just slip into a pocket or bag to carry around with you. If anyone knows if they do in fact make these and I've just missed them, please let me know!
One downside is that it seems to me that on really hot days the cooling effect does not last. It is really refreshing, but after a few seconds it all seems to have evaporated off and you're either left to sit there and boil, or you have to keep reapplying it every few seconds. Not great.
Having said this, the good old British weather only gives us about three really hot days a year, so it's not so much of a big deal. Overall the spray does work really well, but if only they made it in much smaller sized cans, it would be my number one item in summer for cooling down on the go.
This may seem rather a strange product to be reviewing this time of year but due to hot flushes & summer (hopefully around the corner) I thought you may be interested if you see this around on offer.
It usually retails around £4.90 per can but I found one in a dump basket in LLoyds for £2.25 & having used it before I popped the 180g can in my basket.
Mine is the Hot Weather Cooler & Freshener which is the blue one with darker writing - I was hoping that they'd have the orange Plus one too as it deals with itchy skin but had to make do with the one I got.
The plastic top just pulls off & there's a well-designed spray which allows you to pump out how much/little you need. It smells lovely & fresh & immediately cools the skin down - great if you have 'sporty' feet ( you know what I mean!) but I use it on my face & inner wrists as well as the decolote & it works a treat.
It isn't drying in any way at all & makes the skin feel cool & hydrated & refreshed. It can be used on children & pets too - all we need now is some heat & sun folks!
It's been formulated by scientists & Magicool (patented) claims to be the 1st & only safe spray face & body spray & is described as 'your very own air-conditioner in a can'. I can imagine this being used by singles, families, people who drive long distances in cars/ lorries plus teachers (for themselves) over over-heated kids. It would also be good for menopausal women & hot preganant women (but I guess you should show it to your doctor first?). It would also be helpful for those who have disabilities & find it difficult to get to their sinks.
As it has a pleasant but not feminine smell I would recommend it to our menfolk - what's nicer than a good spray at 1/2 time in a footie match etc?
This can is quite a large size & as the product lasts a good while I think it's £ well spent - my last one lasted me all last summer & there's still some left & I think there's nothing worse than being overheated.
There are plenty of cheaper similar products on the market but personally I've found this to be worth the extra & I'd recommend trying it especially if you see it on offer or find a tester.
The instant cooling spray / Magicool is described as your very own personal air-conditioning in a can / It is ideal for hot days and muggy nights, for those practising sports outdoor activities and work outs, for spectators, clubbers, holiday makers, and sun-bathers /