Product Type: Vaseline Sun Care
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Magically Stay Cool
Member Name: Larrabee
Advantages: Keeps you cool on a hot day
Disadvantages: Effect is only temporary, bit pricey.
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.
Summary: A summer essential, keep it in your handbag.
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