I like spring, I do, all the cute lambs and daffodils about. What I don’t like though is what it does to my skin and what I can do about it. We all know winter is harsh; we lather on moisture to combat the dreaded dry skin. Summer is about getting that gorgeous glow for bikini season. But spring? It’s just a bit... confusing?
Being a natural red head, I have the dreaded super pale, milk bottle skin, which also happens to be dry. Fabulous. So I need something that moisturises without being too heavy as sometimes we do get sunny weather in spring, and something slightly tinted without looking fake.
So when my Avon catalogue dropped on my mat, I saw Skin So Soft Mineral Gems Glamorous Gold Shimmering Body Oil Spray.
I’m a big fan of Avon, as I actually used to be an Avon Representative- yes, I was a Avon lady back in college. I did it to earn some extra cash, and while I do genuinely love their products, being an Avon Lady is hard work, and defiantly not as easy and flexible as they say on their adverts. But that’s a different story.
I chose this because it was oil rather than a liquid cream. Oils have been found to protect the skin's lipid barrier, meaning they prevent the moisture evaporating from your skin. Oils are also more easily absorbed than lotions, and contrary to belief aren’t all greasy and sticky.
The product has quite a nice perfume smell, which also lingers on your skin once sprayed. It was very light, like a fine mist, and was easily absorbed into my skin.
As you can see, there were fine gold dust particles, which are meant to catch the light on your skin. I did wonder at first weather it might come out looking like id been in a kids art and craft session with all that glitter, but I was glad to discover that it much lighter once sprayed.
Although you can’t tell too much from the picture, in real life you can see a slight shimmer in the light which is nice. It doesn’t add any colour to my skin, so I might have to still find another product for that, but it does give me a nice healthy, dewy glow.
My only critism was that it does seem to have a slight greasy texture which body oils aren’t actually meant too, and I soon found the bottle got sticky, hence the peeling label.
However over all my skin did get the much needed moisture boost, I can’t fault it on that. Plus at £5.50 you just can’t go wrong.
Buy it at Avon here- Normally £5.50 but currently £3.30
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