Product Type: Vaseline Sun Care
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Instant relief when it's hot, hot, hot!
Member Name: GentleGenius
Advantages: Refreshing, instantly cooling, easy to use
Disadvantages: Expensive, can make skin feel sticky sometimes
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!
Summary: I wouldn't be without my Magicool
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